North Prof Dev Workshop March 2020
Meeting has changed to Virtual!
Why would you want to mash up waterfall, agile, and lean? A better question is, why not? The Project Management Professional (PMP) exam is evolving. Traditional waterfall project management will be half of the exam. The other half will be agile and hybrid approaches. Furthermore, it will soon focus on three domains: people, process, and business environment. Currently, it walks a project through 5 processes: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
Successful projects are complicated. Old methods are not always the best methods. Instead we must adapt to the current business environment. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development clearly states, “People and interactions over process and tools.” It also values, “Responding to change over following a plan.”
Project managers are paid to get the job done and are measured by meeting the triple constraints of time, cost, and scope. Traditionally, the project comes first and people a distant second. Effective scrum masters see themselves as servant-leaders of self-organizing teams. We will explore the fundamental differences in these approaches and see that we need a little bit of each approach on every project. From the process side we will explore the distinctly different project management methodologies of agile, waterfall, and lean. While each approach is valid in the right situation and inappropriate in some other situations. Regardless of methodology, many of the tools and processes are interchangeable.
8:00 - 8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45AM First Session
9:45 - 10:15AM Break & Networking
10:15 - 12PM Second Session
Speaker: Steve Wille is a member of PMI Mile-Hi and has spoken at several Symposiums. His talks are always thought provoking and entertaining. He is the author of Colorful Leadership and has worked in SW development and executive management in several corporations. He currently writes and teaches for Systemation. Steve’s BSBA degree is from the University of Denver and his MBA from Regis University.
For questions about the North Professional Development Workshop (NPDW) series, contact the Director at NPDWorkshops@PMIMileHi.org
Refund and Cancellation Policy: You will be required to review & accept the PMI Mile Hi Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.
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