Truly Managing a Project and Keeping Sane While Wrestling Elegantly With PMBOK, Scrum and CMMI

March 24, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

When organizations implement Scrum (Agile), they usually experience challenges because Scrum is a framework, not a complete solution. Adding practices from other frameworks, such as PMBOK and CMMI can seem overwhelming. 

When teams see Agile as a complete process solution (rather than a process framework), then the missing practices add cost, schedule and quality risks back to the project. Teams moving from Waterfall to Agile don’t eliminate risks, they transfer them. When risks are not assessed or mitigated, they become problematic, even chaotic.

This seminar contrasts CMMI, PMBOK and Scrum, and shows how to treat all three as toolboxes to run a successful project.  This workshop earns you 8 PDUs.

Earlybird pricing ends 3/5.  Registration closes 3/22.  



Key Learning Objectives

  • Summary of CMMI/PMBOK/Scrum.
  • Body of Knowledge vs. Maturity Model vs. Scrum Framework.
  • Comparison in detail of CMMI/PMBOK/Scrum, organized by PMBOK section.
  • How to use each to run a project and improve schedule, cost and quality.
  • Keeping sane, focusing on the way YOU want to run a project.
  • Obstacles to look out for.


“If you are looking for a typical improvement consultant, Neil’s not your man, because his approach to the discipline is pragmatic, results-driven and rife with common sense.”   Rob Wyatt, IT Director, Dell Inc.

“The Process Group is focused on business results and engineering the lightest weight processes to help you achieve them. They helped us mature our development life cycle in a timely and efficient manner without limiting our innovative research and product delivery capability.”     Jim Congdon, Software Engineering Manager, Logos Technologies

About the Presenter

potter neilNeil Potter has 24 years of experience in software and process engineering. Neil is a CMMI Institute certified lead appraiser for SCAMPI appraisals, Intro to CMMI instructor (Development and Services), Six Sigma Greenbelt and Certified ScrumMaster. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Essex (UK) and is the co-author of Making Process Improvement Work - A Concise Action Guide for Software Managers and Practitioners, Addison-Wesley, and Making Process Improvement Work for Service Organizations, Addison-Wesley.




Earlybird Discount Pricing:  Through 3/5/2017

  • $25 discount off the pricing below

Regular Pricing: 3/6 - 3/22/2017

  • Non-members    $425
  • Chapter Members    $325
  • Chapter Student Members   $200

Registration Info

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  • *Chapter Members must log in to the PMI Portland web site prior to registering in order to receive automatic member pricing discounts!
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  • There will be no retroactive payment adjustments. Please be certain you are registering correctly prior to payment.



University of Portland - Westside Campus 
Suite #230 of Terrace Plaza
15220 NW Laidlaw, Portland, OR, 97229

Free Parking!  No lunch provided.  


The course will apply to the PMP, PMI-ACP, RMP and SP. It will be 8 PDUs and the PMI Triangle breakdown will be:
  • Leadership = 8 PDUs 
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