PMIWDC

PM Saturday - Kanban Essentials Improving How We Work

PM Saturday - Kanban Essentials Improving How We Work

featuring

Alan Zucker, PMP

Founding Principal

Project Management Essentials

You are not logged in. You must log in to get the PMIWDC member rate for this event. Even if you are not a member, you can sign up for a free account to speed up the registration process

This page is from a past PMIWDC event.

If this is not what you were looking for, visit the PM Saturday page to find out about upcoming events, or read more about why PMIWDC does not delete these pages.

$20.00
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:15am - 10:30am
Event Location: 
Cask LLC
475 Aquia Towne Center Drive - Suite 305
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Agenda and Cost: 
Agenda
Registration: 08:15 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Breakfast buffet and network with project management professionals: 08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Announcements: 08:45 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Featured presentation: 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Wrap up: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Cost
Pre-registration deadline is October 14th
Member Pre-registration: $15
Non-Member Pre-registration: $20
On-Site Member Rate: $20 (cash or check only)
On-Site Non-Member Rate: $25 (cash or check only)
Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the day of the event. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

About the Program

Agile practices are sweeping through the project management industry. Agile is being used in industries as varied as software development to organizational leadership and news reporting. Agile projects are 4-times more likely to be successful than traditional waterfall projects, according to the Standish Group.

Lean and Kanban practices are at the heart of many Agile practices. These practices are most often associated with Toyota’s manufacturing model. However, they are broadly applicable to project management.

In “Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work,” Alan Zucker demonstrates how we can better manage our projects by using these techniques. Participants will:
Participate in a hands-on exercise that demonstrates reducing the amount of work going through the system actually increases output and value;
Recognize the 8-types of waste that are part of our lives as knowledge workers; and
Learn the basics to set-up and maintain a Kanban board, as well as conduct an effective daily stand-up.

These practices will improve how you manage your projects work. Implementing the Kanban board and daily-ups will:
Improve transparency to the team’s work and its status;
Increase individual accountability to assigned tasks; and
Promote collaboration among team members.

Special Instructions: 

Free parking will be available.

PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Technical

Event Keywords

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 Speaker

Alan Zucker, PMP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal

Alan Zucker was practicing Agile techniques well before the term was coined. In the early 1990s he employed the agile principles of collaboration, minimal documentation, to deliver a mission critical, mainframe application for the US Treasury. His agile skills were further honed during his years in the fast paced and dynamic telecommunications industry. He also played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a major financial institution; during this period, the number of annual production releases increased 4-fold, average release durations declined by two-thirds, and project management execution costs were cut in half.

In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. He provides Agile, DevOps, and traditional project management training. He also works closely with his clients as they transform their practices.

Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (ACP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Scale Agilist (SAFe 4.0 SA).

About the PM Saturday

The PM Saturday quarterly breakfast meeting continues with an engaging speaker, a delightful breakfast, and opportunities to connect with professionals located in the southern-most region of Northern Virginia. Come join us and discover that Saturday morning is also a great time to earn PDUs and to network!