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PMINJ 2014 Mar Workshop 

by Nitin Khanna, ACP, ICP-AC

Saturday - 29 March 2014

at DeVry University - N. Brunswick

Earn 4 PDUs

Abstract
Trainer Bio
Agenda
Location

Abstract

In 2010 Gartner predicted that by the end of 2012, 80% of organizations involved in software delivery will be using Agile practices. In this non-technical workshop, Nitin Khanna, ACP and Agile LCI Chairperson, will provide an introduction to Agile and an overview of Scrum which is among the most popular in the Agile framework for software delivery today.

 This workshop will also discuss how Scrum relates to the PMI-ACP and what PM’s preparing to take the ACP can do to prepare. The presentation may also include a look at a simple case where Agile techniques have been adopted.

Audience:
 
Agile Practitioners (Scrum, XP, etc.) PMs, BAs, Team Leads
 Anyone interested in taking the PMI-ACP
 Anyone interested in learning more on Scrum

Prerequisites:
 
None; Helpful to be familiar with the Scrum Guide  ( free online download)

Topics:
  • What is Agile/Scrum?
  • The Agile Manifesto | Declaration of Interdependence
  • Roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master, Dev Team)
  • Project Noise Level
  • Scrum Framework (Roles, Events and Artifacts)
  • Similarities & differences between Agile and Traditional PM

Bio

Instructor

Nitin is a PMINJ member.  He has established the PMINJ Agile LCI. 

Nitin has been using Agile practices before he even knew of it.

 Today, he is in a Scrum team acting as an Agile mentor and a Scrum Coach.   He has formal training and certification in Agile Team Coaching and now certified via the International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile).  His LinkedIn profile.
 
 StrengthsFinder 2.0: Connectedness, Harmony, Positivity, Intellection, Learner.
  • As a Senior BA, he asks meaningful questions to elicit and nail down requirements in story format using the INVEST acronym.
  • As a Product Owner, he represents the client needs in a force ranked story format to maximize value delivered Sprint after Sprint.
  • As a Business Architect, he educates clients on best practices to arrive at better solutions.
  • As a Product Manager, he represents various business divisions so he can maximize the value stream on enhancements requested.
  • As an Agile practitioner,  he coachs peers and clients on Scrum practices so that they become more efficient and appreciate the framework they work in.
  • As a learner, he continues to attend training sessions and Webinars to hear and learn how people are tackling issues in their workplace.
  • As an apprentice, he appreciates his Manager’s transparency, patience and willingness to empower all working toward common goals.
  • As a husband and father, he juggles many responsibilities so he can be more efficient at managing time and a balanced lifestyle.

Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 12:30
Start: 1:00
End: 5:00 (4 PDUs)

Location

DeVry University
630 U.S. Highway One
North Brunswick, NJ 08902


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