Are We Really Being Agile? - Agile Patterns and Anti-Patterns

Are We Really Being Agile? - Agile Patterns and Anti-Patterns


Richard Cheng

Principal Consultant
Excella Consulting

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Department of Agriculture - WDC Cafeteria Conference Room (Wing 2 entrance)
12th and C Street SW
Washington, DC, 20250

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program

More and more teams and organizations are adopting Agile methods. Teams go to training and learn the processes, techniques, and practices behind Agile methods like Scrum and Kanban. However Agile is more then just a set of rituals and practices, Agile is based on core beliefs and principles. When teams implement their practices and create their processes, are they really being “Agile”?

This interactive session examines scenarios and using the principles behind the Agile manifesto, the session will explore if the decisions made in these scenarios map back to Agile principles and represent an Agile pattern (which is good) or if they conflict with Agile principles and represent an Agile anti- pattern (bad). During the workshops, students will be able to use these exercises to have discussion on the Agility in their organizations and identify if they are developing solutions based on Agile principles or if their teams are falling into anti-patterns that is slowing their ability to be truly effective.

Special Instructions: 

Event requires registration. 

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station.

Government ID or Photo ID is required to enter the facility.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Richard Cheng

Excella Consulting
Principal Consultant

Richard Cheng, Principal Consultant at Excella Consulting, provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Richard coaches, mentors, and trains clients on understanding and implementing Agile and Scrum. He also leads Excella’s Agile Center of Excellence. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard has authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, is a member of Mensa, and holds certifications including Certified Scrum Training (CST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Richard is a founder and on the executive committee of the Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team (ADAPT).

About the M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings

PMIWDC holds a free monthly brown bag meeting at the US Department of Agriculture. These meetings are free, and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

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