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Does Agile address the 25 point Federal IT Reformation plan?

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am

PM in the AM Quarterly Educational Breakfast

Does Agile address the 25 point Federal IT Reformation plan?

featuring

Manoj Vadakkan, PMP, CSM, CSP
Devin Hedge, PMP

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
at the National Press Club in Downtown DC

Space is very limited at this popular program

When and Where

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

7:30 am- 8:00am : Registration and Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Featured Presentation / Sit-down Breakfast

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Registration and Costs

Registration costs $50 for PMIWDC Members, $60 for non-members. Preregistration is required

Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

About the Program

Does Agile address the 25 point Federal IT Reformation plan?

In this talk, Devin & Manoj will address what  the biggest challenges are in adopting Agile in government. Devin and Manoj will discuss the challenges they have faced during their recent work with various government agencies. Some of the challenges discussed will be issues with culture, stakeholder participation, and budgeting/contracting process. They will also talk about possible solutions to these challenges.

About the Speakers

Manoj Vadakkan, PMP, CSM, CSP

Manoj Vadakkan has been working in the IT Industry for close to two decades. He has been Managing Software Development projects of various sizes for the last 10+ years and has been practicing Agile/Scrum principles and practices for 5+ years. Manoj is passionate about transitioning the world of work using Agile/Scrum principles and practices.

He is a Certified Scrum Master & Certified Scrum Professional (CSM, CSP) and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He frequently speaks and writes about various aspects of Agile & Scrum. His Industry experience includes Telecommunications, Insurance, Media, and Federal Govt. Agencies. More information about Manoj can be found at http://manoj.vadakkan.org/

Devin Hedge, PMP

Devin Hedge brings almost two decades of experience working in the IT Industry in his role as an Agile Adoption specialist. He has been Managing Software Development, Enterprise Engineering and Program Performance Management projects of various sizes for the last 10+ years and has been practicing some form of the Agile/Scrum principles and practices for the past 14 years. Most recently Devin has worked bringing Agile practices and principles to the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Dept. of State, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the US Postal Service.

Devin is an active member of the Project Management community, mentoring professionals from the server room to the board room through the Project Management Institute's (tm) Agile Community of Practice. He can be found hanging out at various DC Metro Area Agile Community functions. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and former Army Officer. His industry experience includes Healthcare, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Internet Startups, Media, and Federal Govt. Agencies. More information about Devin can be found at http://agile.devinhedge.com/

About PM in the A.M.

Join us for PMIWDC's quarterly executive breakfast meetings in the District. Building on the overwhelming success of the past year, the P.M. in the A.M. series will continue to feature cutting-edge speakers, good food and great opportunities for connecting with other PMs, all in a no-nonsense format designed especially for a busy PM's midweek schedule.
  • Cutting-edge expertise
  • Good food
  • Connect with other PMs
  • No-nonsense format
  • PDU Credit 

The breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 am at the National Press Club in downtown Washington.

 

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