Business Value of Agile Organizations

Business Value of Agile Organizations


Dr. David F. Rico, PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, SAFe

Principal Systems Engineer
Boeing Cyber Solutions

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date
Event Location

Fair Lakes
12730 Fair Lakes Circle
Lower Level Conference Center Fairfax, VA, 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is encouraged.

About the Program

These are emerging models for successfully managing 21st-century human-capital, knowledge, and Internet technology-intensive global businesses. Dr. Rico will establish the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile organizational strategies. He'll provide an overview and comparative analysis of major lean and agile frameworks, models, principles, and practices. He’ll then introduce a meta-model for achieving business-level agility based upon best-of-breed values, principles, and practices discussed herein. He'll also provide a brief survey of the costs, benefits, and performance results achieved by lean and agile organizations. Finally, he'll close with a summary of tips, tricks, technique, and common pitfalls of the lean and agile business paradigm. This briefing has been warmly received by multiple government agencies, businesses, and Fortune 500 firms throughout the U.S.

The following points will be addressed:

• Understand the global, domestic, and industry-level drivers, motivations, and competitive factors for enterprise-level agility.
• Identify, explain, and justify the need for lean and agile principles in public and private enterprises, organizations, and entities.
• Define what it means for entire organizations and businesses to be lean and agile (vice solely new product development).
• Delineate the relationship between lean and agile organizations, new product development, and manufacturing activities.
• Describe the history, theoretical tenets, and underpinnings (as well as the various aspects of lean and agile organizations).
• Master the dimensions, factors, variables, and attributes of what it means to operate as a lean and agile organization or entity.
• Learn about lean and agile metrics, how to measure organizational agility, and the performance of lean and agile organizations.

Special Instructions: 

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PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Hard Skills


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector


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


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speaker

Dr. David F. Rico, PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, SAFe

Boeing Cyber Solutions
Principal Systems Engineer

Dr. Rico oversees a multi-billion-dollar IT portfolio. He’s been a technical leader in support of NASA, Navy, Air Force, and Army for over 30 years. He has led over 30 change initiatives based on Cloud Computing, CI, CD, DevOps(Sec), Microservices, Lean, Agile, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, PMBoK, ISO 9001, CMMI, Baldrige, TQM, DoDAF, DoD 5000, etc. He specializes in IT investment analysis, portfolio valuation, and organization change. He’s been an international keynote and conference speaker, authored seven textbooks and numerous articles, and is a frequent PMI, INCOSE, ALN, and SPIN speaker. He is a Certified PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, FCP, FCT, SAFe Agilist, and DevOps expert, and teaches at seven Washington, DC universities. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Software Engineering, and D.M. in Information Systems. He has been in the IT field since 1983.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

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