Agile Project Management – Truths and Misconceptions Exposed

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Event Date
Start At : Monday, November 15, 2010 - 11:30am
End At : Monday, November 15, 2010 - 1:00pm

Agile Project Management – Truths and Misconceptions Exposed


Richard K. Cheng, PMP, CSP

Registration and Cost

The M2D2 Event is free of charge and open to all interested PMs. Preregistration is not required.


Monday, November 15, 2010, 11:30am to 1:00pm


Department of Agriculture
12th and Independence Ave, S.W.
Cafeteria Conference Room
Washington, DC
(Driving Directions)

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station

Photo ID is required to enter the facility

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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