The Agile PMI Community of Practice
The Agile PMI Community of Practice officially launches next week at the Agile 2009 conference… and there are LOTS of things going on!
On a related note… way back when Jesse Fewell decided to start this project… I had been involved helping to create a space for some discussion and arranging a little kick-off cash. When it came time for the real work… my schedule was too crazy… and I had to bail. Jesse let me off the hook the first time around… but now that the organization is a reality… he has asked me to come back and help the team.
For the next year… I have agreed to serve as a deputy Product Owner for the team… with the plan being to assume primary Product Owner responsibilities in year two. My schedule hasn’t settled down at all… maybe with the book gotten a little crazier… but this was an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down.
At the end of the day… no matter what I do… no matter where I am in an organization… I am a Project Manager. I think like a Project Manager… I act like a Project Manager… and I really like Project Managers. So… I accepted this role because I want to help Project Managers… and organizations… have more effective project management.
My goal is to evangelize to the PMI membership… help them understand why agile works… and why they need agile tools in their toolkit. I am also interested in bridging the gap the other way. I want to help the agile community get some value out of this relationship and learn where and when some of the stuff from the PMBOK can actually be useful.
It will be an interesting year! I hope to see you all in Chicago.
Sigh, wish I could make it to Chicago. I really like the idea of bridging these two communities if for nothing else to help senior management understand that being Agile does not throw away the values they know.
We'd love to have you… maybe you guys could raise taxes a bit to free up some cash… maybe you could get some of that stimulus money to make it happen ;-)
We'll definitely miss you contribution.