PMINJ 2019 April Meeting

16 April 2019 - Edison - Pines Manor


PDP Information

Program Number: C020-20190219
Philosophy of Agile
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.5
Strategic - 0.5
Technical - 0.5


Thought leaders are predicting Agile practices will eventually become the norm… but why? Are executives just trying the latest trend, or is it because agile teams really do perform better at delivering business value?

During The Philosophy of Agile, Bob Phillips and Nitin Khanna will share their experiences to help us understand why more organizations are tasting the flavors of agility, and why some implementations can be disastrous. Are you heading towards disaster or corporate bliss?

Enabling agility requires changes throughout the organization, and the support of everyone involved.

Participants shall leave with:

  • A better understanding of what Agile is and isn't.
  • How Agile values and principles are built across different frameworks.
  • Patterns to start identifying for use today and for reinforcement tomorrow - boosting morale, working less, and accomplishing more.
  • Hear stories about how your hyper-productive and struggling teams can embrace agility through Scrum.


Monthly Speaker  speaker

Bob Phillips (MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, ICE-AC (ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF) CSP (CSM, CSPO)) is an agile practitioner who has served as a Senior Scrum Master and Agile Coach across many industries. Bob finds ways to help teams embrace agility while helping organizations remove impediments and align their processes and procedures to enable agile teams. Bob has served as lead Scrum Master and Coach at BNY Mellon - leading a strategic agile program to modernize the trade capture process across BNY, and is currently enabling new Scrum teams to rapidly deliver business value.

Nitin Khanna (PMI-ACP, ICP-ACC/ATF, ORSC, Co-Active CTI) is both a Scrum enthusiast and an Agile practitioner. With practical experience and an alphabet soup in certifications, he practiced Kanban within a startup company in 2001 and later entered a Scrum Team in 2010. He has played the role of both a Product Owner (PSPO II, CSP-CSPO), a Scrum Master (PSM III, CSP-SM), and has been coaching various teams and organizations since 2012. He has recently completed Agile adoptions in NJ - at both a data center and at a wealth management company.

Other Meetings:

Career Networking LCI

Topic: Get Yourself Hired! with Lloyd Feinstein

What drives Senior Management's hiring decisions? Can you market yourself appropriately to make the grade? Follow Lloyd Feinstein's tour through the process, master his guidelines on what to wear, say and send, and position yourself to sail through those white-knuckle interviews.

Lloyd is a seasoned professional career counselor who has advised more than 2700 professionals in the past 18 years; A frequent speaker in career-management forums for senior executives and professionals and an Associate Member of Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), Lloyd is the author of "Shorten Your Job Search: Build Confidence, Communicate Your Value and Quickly Land Your New Job", along with articles for National Business Employment Weekly.

Founded in 1984, Career Marketing Consultants ( is based on principles and insights Lloyd gleaned during a 20-year career in corporate human resources, recruiting, and career counseling.

Remember to bring your business cards!


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