Solving Your Agile Pain Points

Solving Your Agile Pain Points


Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM

Giora Morein, CST, PMP

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Event Date: 
Monday, December 4, 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


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.

Giora Morein, CST, PMP

Giora is a Certified Scrum Trainer as well as an Agile Transformation Consultant who specializes in helping larger companies achieve greater levels of success in their Agile adoption efforts. He has been highly successful in helping organizations scale their Agile initiatives both in size and distributed locations. Giora is also a PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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.