Enterprise Agile Essentials

Enterprise Agile Essentials


Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP

Founding Principal
Project Management Essentials

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Course

Agile is now a major movement within the project management profession. According to PMI’s 2017 “Pulse of the Profession,” 71% of organizations are using Agile at least some of the time. With the publication of the PMBOK® 6th Edition in September 2017, Agile is formally part of the industry canon.

With this sea change in the profession, it is essential to project managers and leaders not only understand Agile, but also embrace it. Agile is not just coming, Agile is here!

This one-day program is designed to provide project managers and leaders with foundational knowledge of Agile principles and practices. For those already on the Agile transformation journey, the seminar will shed light on the real-world challenges of Agile transformation and scaling initiatives, and offer insight and advice on how to overcome them. Key concepts will be reinforced with hands-on exercises.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Benefits of Agile and why Agile projects are more successful than Waterfall
  • Common Agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, and XP
  • Common misconceptions about Agile
  • Components of a successful transformation strategy
  • Scaling Agile in the enterprise
  • Implications of Agile to traditional project managers
  • Agile and the PMBOK 6th Edition

Attendees will leave this program with a clear understanding of the Agile movement and practical guidance on how to embrace Agile regardless of the attendee’s current Agile knowledge and/or experience with enterprise Agile transformation.

Event Location

Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia, 22203

PDUs Available: 
7.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
2 Technical, 5 Leadership

About the Speakers

Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal

Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.

In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his passion for and experience with project management. Project Management Essentials provides advisory consulting and training to clients across the United States. Clients include Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the American Petroleum Institute, and several PMI Chapters.

Alan is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.

Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.

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