Kicking Off Your First Agile Project

Kicking Off Your First Agile Project


Salah Elleithy

Agile / Co-Active Coach and Facilitator
Spark Agility

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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So your organization is going “Agile” now and you are overwhelmed with all this terminology like backlog, user stories, sprint, daily stand ups, etc.

Where do you start?
What does it take to kick off your first Agile project?
How do you setup your team for success?

In this talk, we will explore the essential elements for kicking off your first Agile project and possible options to setup your team and project for success. At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the elements of Agile chartering
  2. Apply essential Agile practices as a starting point
  3. Learn one critical practice to help your team inspect and adapt
Event Location

Clydes - Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20001

Agenda and Cost:

7:30am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Featured Presentation
9:00am - 9:30am: Networking

PMIWDC Members: $25
Non-Members: $30

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

Special Instructions

Cancellations will only result in a refund if made 48 hours or more to the start of the event.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
0.5 Technical and 0.5 Strategic

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints


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 Speakers

Salah Elleithy

Spark Agility
Agile / Co-Active Coach and Facilitator

Salah Elleithy is an Agile / Co-Active Coach and Facilitator on a mission to spark courageous curiosity with a twist of play. He has been coaching and facilitating change at different levels of the organization with the focus on organizational agility. Salah also leads and facilitates Agile NOVA, a community dedicated to lifelong learning. His passion is to bring play into organizations with the motto of play for purpose and progress.

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