CANCELLED - Solving Your Agile Pain Points

CANCELLED - Solving Your Agile Pain Points


Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM

Timothy Korson, CST

Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach

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Event Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Learning Tree International Alexandria Education Center
1925 Ballenger Ave
Akexandria, Virginia 22314
Agenda and Cost: 
5:30 – Networking and Light Dinner
6:00 – Announcements
6:10 – Lean Coffee
7:20 – Wrap Up Discussion
7:30 – Meetup Concludes

About the Event

This Event Has Been Cancelled

Are you running into issues using Agile methods on your project? Do people argue over who should attend which meetings? Do you have unanswered questions about how Project Managers fit into the Agile World?

This meetup is for people who have discovered the path to agile methods is not the easy street that was promised. We will learn from other project leaders which issues are common, and which are unique to your context. Furthermore, we’ll collect from each other several ideas for how to overcome those issues.

Unlike other meetups, this is not a lecture. Instead, our facilitator will create an interactive exchange of which issues are bothering you, and which tips have worked for others. Please come to learn, share and experience conversations that will yield actionable tips for common issues with Agile methods.

This meet-up has a focus on Agile PM. We will be discussing pragmatic solutions to real agile project problems. Just real PMs talking about the Agile and how we can solve daily challenges.

Special Instructions: 
Doors close at 6:00 PM. Please make sure you arrive prior to 6:00 PM.
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


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


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.

Timothy Korson, CST

Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach
Timothy Korson is a Scrum trainer and coach. He has had many years of substantial experience working on a large variety of systems developed using modern agile techniques. This experience includes distributed, real time, embedded systems as well as business information systems in an n‐tier, client‐server environment. Dr.Korson’s current focus is on helping organizations implement high value products using Scrum. As a leader in the field of agile software development, Tim has authored articles, given numerous tutorials on agile techniques, and worked with numerous organizations transitioning to Scrum. Although Tim holds a Ph.D. in business information systems as well as undergraduate degrees in math and computer science, his focus and experience is practical, not academic. His interests, education, and practical corporate experience have always spanned both technology and business perspectives. This focus on the application of technology to solve business problems is a perfect fit to his current role as Scrum trainer and coach. Tim’s sub‐specialty is on working with testers in helping them to transition to their new roles as effective Scrum team members.

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.