PMI Delaware Valley Chapter

PMI-DVC Professional Development Day

PMI-DVC Professional Development Day

Please join us for a PMI Delaware Valley Chapter Professional Development Day!

When: Monday, November 9, 2020, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Via Zoom (Invitation details will be sent closer to the event)
Credit: 3 PDUs (1 Leadership, 1 Strategic, 1 Technical)
Registration fee*: $50 Members and $60 Non-Members

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Topic: Examining Many Agile "Languages" with a Similar Goal - Project Management Considerations

Speaker: John Margetis

This presentation will examine several new terminologies that are being introduced to PMI members via DA and the new PMBOK 7.0, and compares them to the broader Agile context so that there is less confusion about how these new terms "fit" in the broader industry.

There will also be a discussion about the challenges of achieving Predictability and understanding Value in an Agile world, with insightful examples. The presentation will conclude by summarizing key opportunities for Project Management to focus on in the general future.

The session will be very interactive and engaging with Q&A at the end of each session.

Learning Objectives:

  • The difference between Cost-Side and Value-Side economic decision making. This is a necessary Transformation hurdle in order to attain an Agile Mindset.
  • Mindset Transformation Case Study: David Marquet transforming an "order-taking mindset" into a "self-organizing" mindset in a military setting.
  • How Disciplined Agile and new PMBOK 7.0 terminology relate back to the original Agile Manifesto and to the terminology of other toolkits and frameworks.  These matrices will be a useful artifact for all active PMI members into the future.
  • Understanding the perennial challenges of Project Predictability in Agile environments.  This discussion will also cover a matrix of truths & myths about Kanban and Scrum, as they relate to Predictability.
  • Understanding of the revised role of a Project Manager in an Agile world.  We use the word "revised" because in original methodologies, the Project Manager role was intentionally omitted for historical reasons. We will cover the historical progression of inclusion of Project Management in Agile, and some the obvious gaps that still present themselves as transformational opportunities in the Agile space.

About the Speaker:
John Margetis has focused on optimizing Value Delivery for 25 years in multiple roles and organizations both as an employee and a consultant.  He earned a bachelors degree in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Business Administration from Marymount University. 

Professionally, he has been a Certified Scrum Master since 2010, and also became a Scaled Agile Program Consultant SPC in 2015.  John has served in classic Project Management roles up until his transition to Agile in 2008.   He has trained multiple teams, mentored multiple scrum masters and Agile Coaches, and has helped several organizations attain higher states of efficiency, transparency, and collaboration. 

John has presented topics at several Agile Alliance events, and co-authored an experience report for the XP2019 conference.  He is passionate about being a pioneer in “Bottom-Line Agility”, and has created the AGILENOMICS™ brand of training, which focuses on proving Value and leveraging case studies to prevent common root causes of inefficiency and waste.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-09-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-09-2020 11:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 11-09-2020 7:00 am
Individual Price $50.00

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Event Calendar Notes

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Chapter Dinner Meetings

It is anticipated that each monthly dinner meeting planning process commences at least several months in advance.  The Chapter Dinner Meeting consists of several requirements.   For example, the Program Committee strives to have meetings at various locations located throughout our Chapter area.  Once a location is designated then the availability is checked and verified for the number of attendees forecasted for a Dinner Meeting. Attendee count typically ranges from 80 to 130 attendees, and the location should have the ability to expand if the number of attendees should increase due to the speaker or subject being presented.   The location should also have access to parking facilities at minimal or no cost.  Since our chapter has hosted several past dinner meetings, the program committee does review the subject and insures we are not repeating a subject on a frequent basis.  We always welcome our Chapter Members comments and suggestions via a feedback survey, which is distributed at the conclusion of each event.  If a member cannot send their comments on the survey they can send their comments directly to Frank McKeown VP Professional Development at or via cell at 917-295-9419.







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