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Solving Your Agile Pain Points

Solving Your Agile Pain Points

featuring

Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM

Aakash Srinivasan

Agile Management Consultant

ECOM Consulting Inc

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 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 – Lean Coffee
7:20 – Wrap Up Discussion
7:30 – Meetup Concludes

About the Event

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: 
Building Doors locked 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

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.

Aakash Srinivasan

ECOM Consulting Inc
Agile Management Consultant
Aakash Srinivasan is a professional speaker, agile trainer and coach who travels to consult Fortune 100 companies, working with enterprise management groups, executive teams and individual project teams on large scale agile transformations in addition to providing leadership coaching and other agile trainings. Aakash has trained thousands of individuals at several organizations including Lowe's, Time Warner Cable, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Freddie Mac, Capital One and mentored several enterprise management teams and individual project teams in these organizations on business efficiency, process improvements and organizational change. Aakash has spoken at several industry events and agile user groups including Agile 2015, IIBA DC, Agile Indy, DC Scrum User Group, Illinois Regional Agile Users Group, Agile Professionals (REI Systems, Sterling, VA) and led CSM and CSPO training classes and agile workshops across USA with Certified Scrum Trainers. With an extensive technical background and several industry certifications, Aakash is on a journey to bridge the gap between traditional management strategies and the agile mindset while helping individuals and organizations experience the benefits of using Agile.

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.