Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Agile Chapter Updates 2012
(Revised March 2012)
As we move through 2012 the tremendous amount of interest in Agile practices continues to grow. While the lists below point you to published events, please let us know if you would like to see other topics, meeting, or forums on business agility and we will work to make these suggestions a reality.
One suggestion we received was that we schedule additional Agile events either before or after existing chapter meetings to minimize travel around our already crowded Beltway. However with sufficient interest we can certainly set up standalone Agile events at ad hoc locations.
Because the range of Agile topics has become so wide, and to help you plan your personal Agile pathway, we have grouped published events, within three main categories:
Agile Education and Start Up
Topics within this category include Agile PM courses, PMI-ACP preparation courses, and future small scale forums and meetings on the challenges of starting up and sustaining Agile thinking within your organization.
The Agile Enterprise
These events revolve around challenges to project managers who are scaling up Agile practices or are managing large scale hybrid projects where Agile is only one of many methods deployed within a program.
April – May
Applied Agile Practices
Smaller group meetings and panel discussions on focused topics (such as Agile Testing and Metrics). These are events at other organizations where Agile, Program Management, Business Process, and Business Analysis intersect.
(* - PMI Silver Spring)
Proposed Event: Agile Professional Development Day
We have begun planning for a Baltimore PMI chapter Agile PDD sometime in September 2012. The location and topics are still being worked out, but this will be a one-day event which will be facilitated by an Agile expert. These types of events have been very well received around the country and are intended for both experienced and novice Agile practitioners. Please let us know what you would be interested in learning, and where you would be willing to go (Baltimore, Columbia, Hanover, etc.) to attend this PDD. To see an example of how a recent meeting was conducted in San Francisco, click this link:
For All of The Above – A Call for Volunteers, Sponsors, Experts, Novices, and Others
And if you haven’t already done so, please join the PMI Agile Community of Practice:
It is the first stop to learn what is going on where and what is new in project management agility.
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June 19 (Wednesday): Agile 102 - Implementing Agile. Dinner Meeting (Annapolis, MD)
June 24 (Monday): Leveraging Project Management Techniques in Sports Officiating. Lunch Meeting (Columbia, MD)
June 28 (Friday): PMI BC ITIL V3 Foundation Exam Prep Training. 2-Day Seminar (Columbia, MD)
July 9 (Tuesday): Conflict Resolution for Construction and Other Projects. Lunch Meeting (Annapolis Junction, Maryland)
July 18 (Thursday): Action Oriented Leadership - Leadership Principles. Seminar (Hanover, MD)
July 18 (Thursday): Cloud Computing – What a Project Manager Needs to Know. Dinner Meeting (Timonium, MD)
July 18 (Thursday): Creating Meetings they WANT to come to!. Dinner Meeting (Frederick, MD)
July 22 (Monday): Tips for Implementing Agile Methodologies in Your Organization. Lunch Meeting (Columbia, MD)
To help you accomplish your organizational goals, PMI Baltimore Chapter provides many Sponsorship Programs. You can reach out to our 3000+ members in a variety of ways!