This event/activity qualifies for 1.00 Technical/Business & Strategic/Leadership PDU.
The government has for some time shown an interest in moving software development and potentially other management practices to Agile methods, including Scrum. However, the realities of implementing Scrum in some government environments can be fraught with difficulties and contradictions that make the process ineffective or untenable even when we "know" it should work. This discussion examines what common difficulties arise for the Scrum Master and development teams that limit the effectiveness of Scrum even when the government professes an interest and support. The discussion provides a very brief review of the Scrum method, and then discusses ways that government process limits its use. The presenter also provides insights into how some of the limitations can be mitigated to achieve a positive result for the client.
Stephen Lesnik is an over thirty year veteran of the IT and government contracting industries. He began his career programming computer-based educational software and has since had experience in most roles in the IT industry. In recent years he has provided project management, systems engineering, security engineering, and education to clients in the Defense industry. He has been the manager and/or Scrum Master for several programs developing software tools and capabilities. His experience as an educator includes being an adjunct instructor at John Hopkins Carey Business School and the University of Maryland University College, as well as, teaching numerous technical courses to businesses in the commercial and government sectors. He has a BA, MA, and MBA and holds industry certifications in cyber security, project management, and Agile development including CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP, CEH, PMP, PMI-ACP, and CSM.
|Event Date||08-22-2016 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||08-22-2016 1:00 pm|
This event/activity qualifies for 1.00 Leadership PDU.
What are the odds you will…? That’s an intriguing question. And the answers are rooted more deeply in psychology than probability. Carl Pritchard, the risk guy, examines the relationship between psychology and probabilistic analysis. The discussion flows from basics of human psychology to the implications of Monte Carlo, tornado diagrams and hard-core probability and how we tend to skew our own personal probabilistic analyses. Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today. This is the last PMI event at Windsor Mill.
|Event Date||09-15-2016 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||09-15-2016 4:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||07-01-2016|
This event/activity qualifies for 1.00 PDU Leadership.
Presented by Mr. Myles Miller, BS, MBA
Assertiveness – Working with People and Not Against Them Do you consider yourself to be assertive? And what does being assertive mean to you? Does it mean exercising your rights all the time, every time? Or does it mean knowing when to let someone else or some other cause or outcome take precedence over your rights? • Learn how to Develop Your Assertiveness • Practice Using Assertiveness Communication Techniques Bio: Two time Best Selling Author and Radio Host of “MylesofSUCCESS”, Myles Miller is the CEO and Founder of three training and development companies called LEADUP, LearningBreaks and SUCCESSHQ. Over the seven years, since their inception, these companies have grown from just ideas to global competitors in the training industry. By offering client specific, customized classroom and online training in a variety of areas, he and his companies have been able to make everyone they work with more SUCCESSFUL and SUCCESS-filled. Myles has led corporations and non-profit organizations to new heights and enhanced abilities through online and in classroom professional development training. His customized online training center solutions have provided developmental skills to thousands of individuals. Myles has over 30 years’ experience in the project management field, across multiple industries including retail, defense, state and federal government and most recently hospitality. During his varied career, he has led projects ranging in budgetary size from $100K to $500B. His team leadership has impacted national and international companies and governments. Myles has a BS in Business Management from Penn State University and a MBA from La Salle University in International Business Management.
|Event Date||11-08-2016 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||11-08-2016 1:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||10-08-2016|
|Cut off date||11-08-2016|
|Individual Price||Non-Member Price|
PMI Baltimore Chapter - Annapolis Junction Lunch Meeting
This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Technical Project Management
Presenter: R. Stephen Bunn, PMP
Colonel, USAF (Ret)
2720 Technology Drive
Annapolis Junction, MD
|Event Date||08-08-2017 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||08-08-2017 1:00 pm|
|Individual Price||Non Member Price $17; Members $14|
Jim Damato (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimdamato) is a senior technology leader with 20 years of responsibility and accountability for taking enterprise software and IT initiatives from vision and strategy thru rollout and support. He has been successful in environments like publicly traded companies, quick-growing startups, and federal agencies, starting as a software engineer in Silicon Valley in the heyday of the Internet where he was first exposed to early Agile techniques.
After the tech economy crash he landed in Washington DC leading large, technology-focused project teams as a federal contractor. He learned about a process called Waterfall and thought, “Hmm, why would you do it like that?” He never forgot his Agile roots and developed an ability to look at Agile through a Waterfall lens and Waterfall through an Agile lens.
He now helps companies implement their Agile strategies as a Solutions Architect for CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) where he is a product specialist and Agile expert. His expertise includes applying Agile in a real-world, hands-on, boots-on-the-ground way; and helping customers through the hybrid-hell that comes when implementations move beyond theory and get messy.
Jim has six Agile (CSM, PMI-ACP, CSP, SA, DA and S@S) and two traditional (PMP, ITIL) certifications.
Jim Damato currently works for Scrum, Inc with Jeff Sutherland, the creator of Scrum). This is a presentation you do not want to miss!
|Event Date||09-12-2017 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||09-12-2017 1:00 am|
|Registration Start Date||08-15-2017 7:00 am|
|Individual Price||Non-Members $17; Members $14|