Project Inception, 2-day event, 8/25 & 8/26

August 25, 2014
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Metropolitan State University of Denver; Turnhalle Room, Tivoli Student Union
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

PDUs for total event: 16

Project Inception

Join us for this two-day event for an overview of Agile frameworks.

For this Project Inception Class, we will be highlighting a very simple set of beliefs to trigger our project management skills differently:

There is a difference between a loyal customer and a customer that buys your product.

There is a difference between a loyal employee and an employee that just works for the check.

Once we analyze this information, we will look at the agile process in a way that takes us from being Project Managers to joining a vast army of agile coaches that direct, inspire and lead executive teams across the world.  We will have guest speakers that include a CEO of one of the largest agile training companies in the world as well as an executive product management trainer who has inspired over 40,000 product managers with his training in the past 15 years.  We will use radical methods of training including videos, case studies and physical workshops.  We might do the ultimate taboo which is to turn of the slide deck projector and actually have discussions.

We are going green and thus are encouraging people to bring their laptops, smart devices and power chargers as we will be prototyping the use of a content management server to distribute the training material.  It is not mandatory to have a device in which to attend this class.  Be prepared to be inspired, shocked and hopefully encouraged that you too can take your beliefs, merge it with your processes and products to build the loyal customer base that truly gives us a reason to love our careers.

The 2-day class includes the following:


  1. Kanban flow including distributed teams  (Physical)
  2. Scrum alignment with protected quality  (Physical)
  3. It's Broken - Looking at market problems from different perspectives
  4. Blizzard Entertainment Case Study -- 12 Million customers!
  5. Launching agile road maps
  6. Offing the offsite customer
  7. Agile communication methods


  1. Slides with 75% pictures, we hate typos
  2. Agile communication templates
  3. Agile analytic reporting for measuring performance vs. behaviors
  4. Marketing 101 - The almighty bell curve
  5. Introduction to Pragmatic Marketing

Special Notes

  • Parking is not included
  • Food/drinks are not included.  There will be a break for lunch when you can buy food on campus or bring your own personal lunch
  • Bring a mobile device, laptop or tablet with power charger.  If you don't have such a device, you will be able to purchase a copy of the slides after the event if you would like.
  • Bring a notepad and pens
  • Due to some workshops being physical, even involving sports, it is encouraged to dress casual to business casual. Please no high heels or tight clothing that may restrict your movement in a workshop; be comfortable. 

See also: and the attached document in this event page for additional information about the class.

Special Discounts

Group discount for 5 or more people from the same company for an additional 10% off early bird pricing.  Groups must contact VP, Professional Development no later than 2 weeks prior (8/10/14) to the event for the discount code.

Students and Unemployed Discounts

Students (chapter members or non-members): $150

Unemployed (chapter members or non-members): $100

Any participant wanting to use the student or unemployed discount, must register first with TEKsystems by emailing them at:  inceptionevent@teksystems.cominclude an up to date resume and noting if they are a student or unemployed.  TEKsystems will contact the participant and will provide them with a discount code after a review of their information.

Please do not register without your discount code as refunds will not be given.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

You will be required to review and accept the PMI Mile Hi Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.  Please review it here.

Payments - note that the Mile Hi Chapter no longer accepts payment via Pay Pal.  We regret any issues this may cause for you.


$300.00 Member
$310.00 after 6:00 pm August 18
$225.00 Earlybird rate before August 10

$400.00 Non-Member
$410.00 after 6:00 pm August 18
$300.00 Earlybird rate before August 10


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