Next Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
4:00 Registration table opens
4:30 Educational presentation
5:35 New member welcome meeting
6:00 Dinner & announcements
7:00 Keynote presentation
Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon
Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!
Herbed Pork Loin Rubbed & Roasted and finished with a White Wine Dijon Sauce Served with Roasted Red Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
Portabella Mushroom Stuffed with Quinoa, Chevre, Roasted Vegetables & Chick Peas Over Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Flourless Chocolate Cake
See below for registration and pricing information.
Understanding Agile from a PMP's Perspective! Exploding the Myth that Agile is not in the PMBOK®
Many PMPs have been told, often by well-meaning but uninformed, “experts” that Agile is outside the PMBOK® Guide and there is no role for project managers. Those myths have no basis in fact!
Fact #1 – Long before the Agile Manifesto the PMBOK® Guide included Rolling Wave Planning, Progressive Elaboration, and Decomposition… three core concepts Agile simply can’t live without.
Fact #2 – The Agile focus on serving the customer, as practiced by many agilists, has a blind spot because it ignores the needs of the company – what we call the organizational customer – for budgeting and sophisticated scheduling tools that none of the Agile frameworks provide.
Those two facts are the tip of the iceberg! Learn the whole truth during this powerful presentation.
Recent PMI research shows 67% of organizations use Agile Project Management today. With over 100,000 Scrum Masters it is a fact that Agile has gained recognition and credibility in mainstream organizations including many non-software industries that are in your future!?!
Perhaps that explains why the PMI-ACP® has become the fastest growing certification in PMI history! This presentation is an opportunity for you to achieve clarity about if, when, and how to use Agile. It will be an energized, powerful presentation with lots of time for Q&A.
About the Speaker
John G. Stenbeck, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, is the President of GR8PM, Inc. (pronounce “Great PM”) where he was the lead author of the bestselling “ACP Exam Prep Plus Desk Reference.” His particular value comes from a combined background in Accounting, Operations and I.T. John has extensive experience implementing enterprise resource planning (E.R.P.) systems at firms in the aerospace, shipbuilding, and construction industries.
Increasing Your Project Success through Earned Value Management
In the recent October 2013 chapter educational presentation called “The True Fundamentals of Project Management”, Brad Hermanson stated that one of the most effective tools of project management is the use of Earned Value Management (EVM). He has found that EVM significantly improves project control and also provides very useful information to stakeholders, significantly increasing stakeholder satisfaction.
Several attendees at the talk raised their hands and said “Can you explain earned value project management?” Brad offered to bring an existing talk on EVM to the chapter to provide details and explain why EVM is so valuable. This is that talk.
Brad will demystify EVM and explain how to use it. At its core, EVM basically addresses a simple question we ALWAYS ask each other on projects: “How are you doing, particularly compared to where you thought you would be?” EVM isn’t that hard to use - in fact, it can be downright easy. But it does take discipline. In this talk Brad will explain how to use EVM and will provide practical tips on its use.
About the Speaker
Brad Hermanson, PE, PMP, MBA is a senior project manager with GEI Consultants, a 650-person consulting firm delivering integrated civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological solutions from 30 offices to diverse clientele nationwide.
Brad has worked in the engineering consulting field for almost 30 years. For virtually all of that time he has been a project manager. He has either managed or provided project management support to some of the most complex environmental projects in the northwest.
Brad has served in a leadership role directing project delivery operations at a regional or firmwide level for several consulting firms. For over four years he served as Director of Project Delivery and Quality for a 550-person consulting firm in the northwest. That position allowed him to immerse himself in a real-life laboratory of project delivery. He has provided consulting to numerous project delivery organizations seeking to improve their project delivery practices.
Brad is passionate about teaching and giving back to the profession that he has enjoyed. He is a frequent and enthusiastic speaker and trainer, helping aspiring and practicing project managers to understand the best practices of project management. He co-taught the risk management section of the PMI Portland Chapter PMP training program for almost 10 years, and has been the keynote or educational presenter at numerous PMI chapter meetings and roundtables.
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