Meet me in Las Vegas

WRITTEN BY Mike Cottmeyer

My Agile PMP talk got picked up by SQE’s Better Software conference so it looks like I am heading to Las Vegas this summer. If you are going to be in town for the conference, look me up and come see my talk. Everything gets kicked off on June 8th so start making your plans now, this should be a great event! If you need more information on the conference, click here to visit the Better Software conference website.

The Abstract:

The Agile PMP®: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Agile methods emphasize trust, empowerment, and collaboration—moving us away from command and control project management to harness the passion, creativity, and enthusiasm of the team. In established organizations, success with agile practices hinges on how well traditional project managers adopt new ways of thinking about project structure and control. Building on the principles of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), Mike explores how PMPs with experience in traditional development can adapt their styles and practices to become effective agile project leaders. Mike tackles the hidden assumptions behind the PMBOK and explores agile approaches for managing time, cost, and scope. Taking an in-depth look at PMI Processes and Knowledge areas, he also explores ways to adapt them to agile projects. Project managers, business analysts, and other stakeholders will leave with a new way of thinking about project management practices within the agile context and new tools for delivering value in the face of uncertainty.

PMP® and PMBOK® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute

Mike’s Bio:

Mike Cottmeyer is a product consultant and agile evangelist for VersionOne. Prior to joining VersionOne, Mike was a senior project manager for CheckFree Corporation where he managed a portfolio of projects for their online banking and bill payment business unit. He has a background in traditional project management but has worked primarily with agile methodologies for the past four years. A certified PMP Project Manager and a Certified ScrumMaster, Mike co-created the DSDM Agile Project Leader certification and holds Foundation, Practitioner, and Examiner level certificates. He was recently named an honorary member of the DSDM consortium.

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