Agile Concepts through Games
Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM
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Learning Tree Education Center in Reston Town Center
1820 Discovery Street 2nd Floor Room 10
Reston, VA, 20190
5:30 – Networking and Light Dinner
6:00 – Announcements
6:10 – Main Event
7:20 – Wrap Up Discussion
7:30 – Meetup Concludes
About the Event
Do you have questions about Agile and how to get your teams to understand concepts? There are many methods to get teams to understand and embrace Agile.
Unlike other meet-ups, this is not a lecture. Instead, we will have coaching expertise to introduce a game in which we will all participate. The goal is that you will learn Agile concepts from game participation. In addition, you will be able to take what you have learned back to your teams.
Doors Lock at 6:00 so please arrive prior to 6:00 PM in order to be able to get into the building.
Parking – Parking at the Reston Town Center will cost $2/hr ($4 for event). You can use mobile pay website – http://parkrtc.ppprk.com/park/ For more information see: https://www.restontowncenter.com/parking/parking-rates
Soft SkillsTeam Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
Hard SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints
Industry / SectorGovernment
Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entitiesI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies
About the Speaker
Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM
With more than 20 years of experience in the commercial technology space, Wendi started her career as a developer, moved into an analyst role, then project management and now she mentors and coaches teams following Scrum. She led the original Agile transformation for a large team of engineers converting them from standard waterfall to Agile. Wendi is passionate about creating high performing teams which in turn provides transparency to Senior Leadership.
Linda Cook, a recognized technology leader and Agile Transformation expert, is committed to helping organizations achieve their strategic goals. With over 20 years of experience as an IT executive, Linda offers a unique blend of leadership, innovation, and vision that allows her to tackle the most complex organizational challenges.
Currently an Agile Program Leader at Pay Pal, Linda manages the company’s largest IT initiative with over 500 staff across 57 teams located in 4 countries. Prior to this position, Linda led several lean/agile transformations for large organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, and generated team performance improvements up to 250%. Linda also managed several large-scale system development efforts and led multiple Agile programs through successful ISO 9001-2008 audits and CMMI SCAMPI appraisals.
Linda is a passionate contributor to Agile non-profit organizations. She is a board member and Treasurer of the Agile Alliance and played and she played an instrumental role in establishing the Agile Alliance chapter in Brazil. Linda also served on the board of the Agile Leadership Network from 2010 through 2013 and chaired the organization’s national conferences, including Houston, Texas in 2011. Linda frequently speaks at agile events around the world on topics ranging from the Future of Agile to Agile Release Planning.
Linda received her bachelors' degree from the College of Notre Dame in Business Management, with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. She completed post-graduate courses in Transformative Leadership at Maryland University of Integrative Health. When she’s not focused on building teams and great software, Linda enjoys country living and raising horses.
About the Agile Meetup
This is the kickoff event for a regular monthly meetup on the topic of Agile PM. We will be discussing pragmatic solutions to real project problems. No hype. No dogma. Just real PMs talking about the Agile movement and how it will impact their projects, as well as their careers.