Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO
2009 PMI Fellow
PMI's Prof Development Provider of the Year (2007)
PMI's Distinguished Contribution Award (1995)

Understanding and Capitalizing on the Benefits of an Agile Approach to ALL Projects
with Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO
8:30am - 4:30pm
8 PDUs (4 Technical, 4 Leadership)




Are YOU an “Agile” Project Management Professional??

Agile is NOT just for Software Projects!!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Anyone who has a role in the process of defining and executing projects. PMs, Individual Contributors, Functional Managers, Customers and “Users”.

ABSTRACT

The profession of project management is always searching for a “better, faster, cheaper” approach for delivering projects. Many of these new concepts are simply the “flavor of the day” and they quickly fade and languish in obscurity. In his half a century of practicing and teaching project management, Lee R. Lambert, PMI Fellow, has seen them all. The Agile approach is the latest “silver bullet” for the stressed and frustrated project manager and the organizations they serve. But, unlike other new wave techniques, Lambert believes Agile is here to stay! He is convinced that when properly implemented Agile is one of the most powerful and effective methods of executing projects of all kinds – NOT just IT projects. Agile is here to stay, so now is the time to “get with the program” and develop your “Agile mentality”.

While the Agile approach dramatically changes the traditional role of the PM to that of a Leader much more than a Manager, it empowers the Project Team to create evolving solutions based on cooperation and collaboration among all project stakeholders. This unique workshop will explore the core concepts and business value add that stands to be realized from adopting an Agile thought process on any project. More importantly, students will learn how to grasp the key Agile concepts in order to realize significantly improved productivity and project deliverable quality while at the same time developing strong cross-functional relationships and enhanced communications across all types of projects.

A perfect blend of lecture and “hands on” exercises will result in maximum learning and increased potential for students to benefit from the immediate use of the concepts in the “real world” environment. This workshop could change everything!!


COURSE OUTLINE

1. Introduction
2. Principles of Agile PM and the Agile Manifesto
3. Why it is the RIGHT thing to do
4. Stakeholder Management: Does everyone “get it”?
5. People aspect of an Agile approach, Agile Culture and Team well-being
6. Managing Requirements
7. Planning for Implementation
8. Time Boxing and PRIORITIZATION
9. Planning for Project Iterations: Scope Clarification NOT Scope Creep
10. Project Manager Responsibilities and Team Facilitation
11. Daily Sprints/Scrums, Project Reviews and Retrospectives
12. Transition to a Hybrid Agile approach
13. Pitfalls and Challenges
14. Summary and Conclusion

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand what Agile is—and what it isn’t
2. Capitalize on the benefits of a more Agile approach to PM
3. Significantly improve their ability to understand and manage project and work package Scope
4. Provide a catalyst for improved communication and personnel commitment
5. Facilitate faster and better delivery of project objectives

Join us! We look forward to welcoming you to our little project management family!

REGISTER 10 OR MORE TOGETHER AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT

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Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and all supporting materials.

Continental breakfast and registration starts at 8:00am. Workshop begins at 8:30am. A working lunch will be served and the program will end at 4:30. The country club has a dress code, including collared shirts for the men and no jeans. Please contact them directly if you have any questions about the facility. Instructions for obtaining Certificates of Completion through our automated system will be distributed at the end of the workshop. These automated certificates will contain all of the information you will need to register your PDUs through PMI.


YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO
PMI Fellow (2009)
PMI Professional Development Provider of the Year (2007)
PMI Distinguished Contribution Award (1995)


Lee Lambert takes the saying; "been there, done that, got the T-shirt" to new heights in project management training, by incorporating a pragmatic perspective and a unique use of personal analogies to help bring the subject matter to life. No other Project Management educator can contend with his uncanny technical knowledge, material content and refreshing delivery - not to mention his humorous, engaging, CommonSense™ style that has mesmerized more than 40,000 students in 21 countries. Lee has been an honored and distinguished member of the project management community since 1968 and was part of the original team that formulated and implemented the PMP Certification Program. He is recognized as one of the most effective project management educators in the world.