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Charleston, West Virginia
Serving West Virginia and the Ohio Valley
Member Webex Meeting
Topic: Working Smarter: The Disciplined Agile Enterprise
Presenter: Scott Ambler from the Project Management Institute
We live in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is the need for our organizations to be resilient and flexible in the face of change. We've seen many organizations struggle, and we’ve seen many organizations thrive? What are the successful organizations doing that you’re not, and what do you need to do to become more effective?
This session explores how you can learn to work smarter at the individual, team, and organizational levels based on the situation that you face, even as that situation evolves around you. The Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit provides contextualized and easy-to-navigate guidance for evolving your way of working (WoW) to improve your overall effectiveness. DA describes a robust, pragmatic, and comprehensive approach to business agility, teaching you how to respond swiftly and effectively to changing conditions.
Scott Ambler is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and is an international keynote speaker. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit as well as the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies. He is the (co-)author of several books, including Choose Your WoW!, An Executive’s Guide to the Disciplined Agile Framework, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, and The Object Primer 3rd Edition. Scott blogs regularly at ProjectManagement.com and he can be contacted via pmi.org.
Member Webex Meeting
Topic: Embracing Agile: Falling in Love With Agile
Presenter: Alan Zucker from PM Essentials
Agile has arrived. It is a widely accepted approach to developing software and is branching out into other domains and industries. As project managers, it is time for us to understand and embrace Agile.
In this presentation, Alan Zucker will share the secrets of Agile and why it is so alluring. Like a good romance, Agile can brighten our day, lighten our load, and change our outlook.
Agile customers are happier because they are involved. Agile projects are more likely to be successful. Agile creates empowered and committed teams. The teams deliver value incrementally and embrace change. As with all change, becoming Agile can be difficult. But it is worth the effort.
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project management office with over 170 project professionals and led multi-million dollar strategic initiatives.
Alan’s Agile experience predates the Agile Manifesto. He played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a leading financial services company. He is a Certified Scrum Professional and is experienced with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Disciplined Agile.
In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his experience and enthusiasm with hundreds of project managers and agilests. Project Management Essentials provides customized project management, leadership, and agile training to clients across the United States. Clients have included Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the American Petroleum Association.
Alan is a thought leader who is often featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He teaches agile project management at George Mason University and is also a seniorinstructor with Velociteach.
Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland, a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute.
Member Webex Meeting
Topic: If a project is a project, why are construction and IT Projects so different?
Presenter: Mohammad Alzarrad, PhD, PMP
Understanding the factors that differenetiate project types can help prepare a project manager for success, even in unfamiliar territory. To illustrate this concept, this presentation will examine two project types (construction and IT projects) to identify some significant differences and a few similiarities and how they result in different project management challenges. The speaker will discuss tips and techniques to manage these challenges.
Mohammad Alzarrad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Marshall University. He graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration from the University of South Alabama. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from The University of Alabama.
Before assuming his current position, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at Bradley University. Prior to joining academia, Mohammad was a Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) manager at an engineering design firm in Chicago, where he managed multi-million projects (i.e., Wrigley Field restoration and expansion project).
Mohammad is a PMP©, and he teaches and practices project management daily.
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Renewing Members This Month
- Vijeta Pai, PMP
- Earnest McCarty, PMP
- James Hicks, PMP,PMI-ACP
- Eric Bonham
- Doug Davis
- Stacey Neece
- Kamran Rostami, PMP
- Zachary Locks, PMP
- Shaun Lopez, PMP
- Richard Brown, PMP
- Brent Clark, PMP
- Cecil Eric Kirkland, PMP
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