Agile Project Management - Truths and Misconceptions Exposed

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Event Date
Start At : Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 11:30am
End At : Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 1:00pm

Agile Project Management – Truths and Misconceptions Exposed


Richard K. Cheng, PMP, CSP
Managing Consultant, Agile Center of Excellence, Lead
Excella Consulting

Free Program - No Cost to Attend

Location and Date

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

3150 Fairview ParkDrive South
alls Church, VA 22042

Costs and Attendance Requirements

There is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

The Noblis cafeteria, on the same floor, will be open andavailable for you to purchase lunch and bring into the auditorium.

To expedite entry into the Noblis facility, please preregister or contact Mary Beth Howewith your intent to attend. Also contact Mary Beth with any other questions regarding this event.

Note forNon-US Citizens:

Please note that due tofacility requirements, the Fairview Park Luncheon coordinators must complete some advance preparations for non-US citizens to attend these luncheons.

Non-US citizens are welcome to attend, but must request an escort on the registration form.

About the Program

Agile Project Management – Truths and Misconceptions Exposed

In the era of new technologies and Web 2.0, Agile has become the new flashy project management process. But what is Agile? Is it merely an industry buzzword? A collection of ideas? A process framework? Through a series statements posed to the audience, this interactive session will explore the truths and misconceptions regarding Agile and Agile project management.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Understanding Agile and Agile methodologies
  • Agile as it relates to Waterfall, PMBOK, CMMI, and EVM
  • When and how to adopt and implement Agile

About the Speaker

Richard K. Cheng, PMP, CSP

Richard Cheng is a managing consultant at Excella Consulting, providing consulting services to commercial and Federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Richard has successfully implemented Agile principles in:

  • Managing web projects
  • Implementing data transactions services
  • Creating an international general ledger application
  • Implementing enterprise level financial packages
  • Developing processes for non-technology based teams and organizations

As a management consultant, Richard has coached and mentored clients on the adoption and implementation of Agile and Scrum. Richard also leads Excella’s Agile Center of Excellence. Currently, Richard is working to bring Agile to the Federal government and is collaborating with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Agile programs.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard has authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, and is a member of Mensa.

Richard is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP). Richard is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), Scrum Alliance, and Agile Alliance. For more information visit or Richard’s blog,

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