PMIWDC

Agile Concepts through Games

Agile Concepts through Games

featuring

Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM

Linda Cook

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Event Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Learning Tree Education Center in Reston Town Center
1820 Discovery Street 2nd Floor Room 10
Reston, Virginia 20190
Agenda and Cost: 
5:30 – Networking and Light Dinner
6:00 – Announcements
6:10 – Main Event
7:20 – Wrap Up Discussion
7:30 – Meetup Concludes

About the Event

Do you have questions about Agile and how to get your teams to understand concepts? There are many methods to get teams to understand and embrace Agile.

Unlike other meet-ups, this is not a lecture. Instead, we will have coaching expertise to introduce a game in which we will all participate. The goal is that you will learn Agile concepts from game participation. In addition, you will be able to take what you have learned back to your teams.

Special Instructions: 
Doors Lock at 6:00 so please arrive prior to 6:00 PM in order to be able to get into the building. Parking – Parking at the Reston Town Center will cost $2/hr ($4 for event). You can use mobile pay website – http://parkrtc.ppprk.com/park/ For more information see: https://www.restontowncenter.com/parking/parking-rates
PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

Industry / Sector

Government

Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities

I.T.

Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM

Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM is a Program Manager for Ticketmaster. Wendi has been at Ticketmaster for 10 years and has been an integral part of converting the development teams from standard waterfall to Agile. She is part of the Project Management Office where she acts as the Iteration manager and coaches 6 Agile Teams in using Scrum and Kanban.

Linda Cook

Linda Cook, a recognized technology leader and Agile Transformation expert, is committed to helping organizations achieve their strategic goals. With over 20 years of experience as an IT executive, Linda offers a unique blend of leadership, innovation, and vision that allows her to tackle the most complex organizational challenges.

Currently an Agile Program Leader at Pay Pal, Linda manages the company’s largest IT initiative with over 500 staff across 57 teams located in 4 countries. Prior to this position, Linda led several lean/agile transformations for large organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, and generated team performance improvements up to 250%. Linda also managed several large-scale system development efforts and led multiple Agile programs through successful ISO 9001-2008 audits and CMMI SCAMPI appraisals.

Linda is a passionate contributor to Agile non-profit organizations. She is a board member and Treasurer of the Agile Alliance and played and she played an instrumental role in establishing the Agile Alliance chapter in Brazil. Linda also served on the board of the Agile Leadership Network from 2010 through 2013 and chaired the organization’s national conferences, including Houston, Texas in 2011. Linda frequently speaks at agile events around the world on topics ranging from the Future of Agile to Agile Release Planning.

Linda received her bachelors' degree from the College of Notre Dame in Business Management, with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. She completed post-graduate courses in Transformative Leadership at Maryland University of Integrative Health. When she’s not focused on building teams and great software, Linda enjoys country living and raising horses.

About the Agile Meetup

This is the kickoff event for a regular monthly meetup on the topic of Agile PM. We will be discussing pragmatic solutions to real project problems. No hype. No dogma. Just real PMs talking about the Agile movement and how it will impact their projects, as well as their careers.