Slaying the Agile Dragon

Slaying the Agile Dragon

Dispelling Myths and Misperceptions


Jim York

FoxHedge Ltd

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Program

Lot’s of folks have jumped on the Agile bandwagon, and certainly, there is a lot of good stuff going on out there. At the same time, however, there is a lot of “not quite there” or even “not getting anywhere” agile going on. So much so, that some teams have taken to calling their organizations’ attempt to integrate Agile into their existing processes such derisive names as Agilefall, ScrumBut, or FrAgile.

What’s going on? Despite Agile being around for a while now, there still exists much misinformation, confusion, and poor execution of Agile principles and practices. Change can be hard, and an organization’s Agile adoption is no exception. However, it can be made much easier if there is shared understanding of what Agile actually is. This workshop examines the essence of Agile, what it means to be Agile, and works to dispel myths and misperceptions that might be holding your organization’s Agile adoption back.

Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:


Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm.
Special Instructions

Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Jim York

FoxHedge Ltd

Jim helps individuals, teams and organizations achieve their goals. For over 25 years, Jim has mentored and coached leaders and teams at all levels of the organization. Jim’s coaching and interactive workshops cultivate the skills and qualities needed to direct, support, and build effective teams. Jim holds both Certified Agile Coach credentials (Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Team Coach℠) and the Certified Scrum Trainer® credential from the Scrum Alliance, one of only a small number of individuals worldwide to hold all three top level certifications. Jim is also a licensed facilitator for the Agile Fluency™ Suite, a Certified LeSS Practitioner, and an Innovation Games® Facilitator. In 2007, he cofounded FoxHedge Ltd ( with his wife, Melissa York. Their mission is to help leaders and their teams support successful outcomes for their customers and organizations.

About the PM Industry Insights

PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc. 

Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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