PMI Montana Chapter

Professional Development Day

Bringing it Home!

Montana is known for outdoor living and breath-taking beauty.  Is it known for technology?  Heck, yeh!

And is it known for business leaders and keen experts in Human Resources, Change Management and Project Leadership?  You bet!

JOIN US!        Oct 28 (8:30 am - Noon)  Disciplined Agile       Oct 29 (8:30 am - Noon) - Change Management

DAY #1 - Oct 28 (8:30 am - Noon)

What is Disciplined Agile? Where did it come from? Where is it going? How can it help me?

MarkLines

In your organization you are very likely using a variety of approaches to deliver solutions to your stakeholders.  You might be using traditional waterfall, agile, or hybrid approaches.  If you are applying agile methods or frameworks you might be using Scrum, SAFe, Lean Kanban, or “roll your own” techniques.  Regardless of what methods you are using, the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit can help you to be more effective.  It is an agnostic, comprehensive library of strategies and practices, with practical advice for which ones work for in different contexts. Many organizations struggle to evolve an agile way of working (WoW) that makes sense for their unique situations.  The good news is that you don’t need to figure it out on your own.  The DA tool kit leverages the experiences of thousands of teams who have already struggled through the very issues that our teams currently face. By referencing these strategies, you can accelerate your journey to project delivery success using a technique we call Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI). 

This presentation explains the value of the Disciplined Agile tool kit and how to use it in practice with GCI across your entire organization, putting you on a path to true business agility.    

Mark Lines is Vice President, Disciplined Agile, Inc. at the Project Management Institute (PMI).  He is co-creator of the Disciplined Agile toolkit with Scott W. Ambler and co-author of several books on Disciplined Agile (DA).   Mark has over 25 years of experience helping organizations around the world to be successful with project delivery using Agile, Lean, Traditional, and Hybrid approaches.  He is a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences worldwide. You can follow him on Twitter via @mark_lines. 

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DAY #2 - Oct 29 (8:30 am - Noon)   Promo!

Leadership in Uncertain Times

JimmyGoddard2 2

Leaders face challenges, large or small, that set the tone for their entire organization. Few companies escaped the recent COVID-19 pandemic that has caused disruption and displaced businesses in many sectors at an unprecedented scale. These uncertain times are painful, devastating, and have tested many organizational leaderships. How leaders respond can make all the difference to future success. Throughout this presentation, you will have a unique opportunity to learn how to lead in uncertain times. Explore behaviors you should demonstrate, practices for acting despite uncertainty, and gain tools to exercise effective leadership both within organizations and society.

Take-Away:

1)      Leading with moral narratives

2)      Acting purposefully

3)      Keeping the team focus

4)      Creating win-win solutions

Jimmy Godard has 17 years of project management and consulting experience working in the Banking and Information Technology Industries. He is an instigator of process improvement and innovation with an unwavering determination to bring about results. He implements global changes in leading technology integration efforts for Infrastructure, End User Computing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures. He contributes selfless and ethical leadership, leads diverse multicultural distributed teams worldwide, influences change, promotes cross-cultural communication, builds great talent, plans diligently, and executes relentlessly. He is an ITIL, and PMP certified. He earned a Computer Science degree at St. Thomas University in Florida. He moved to Oregon and later completed two master degrees respectively in Computer Information Systems, and Business Administration

Members and non-members are welcome to attend.  PMI members will earn up to 6 PDUs.

Day #1 Oct 28     $15/members   $20/non-members

Day #2 Oct 29     $15/members   $20/non-members

Both Days           $30/members   $40/non-members

Register before Oct 12      Early Bird - 50% off!  

Registration opens up Oct 1 and will be announced in our newsletter and through our email contact lists. 

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