Program Number: C020-20190917
Transitioning from Waterfall to SAFe-An Insider’s View to Leading a Multi Million SAFe Program
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.5
Strategic - 0.5
Technical - 0.5
Randy Shumpert (MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPC, CSP, CSM, RTE) is an accomplished Agile and Waterfall Project Management Executive and SAFe Program Consultant with a solid history of leadership and proven results. Randy was introduced to Agile after many years as an IT Executive. Leveraging Agile methods Randy co-founded DRMetrix, and designed and developed the premier marketing business intelligence and patented direct response recognition technology that detects each time a spot or infomercial airs.
After a few years of Agile experience in an advertising firm Randy was recruited into ADP where he was an early adopter of SAFe and Coach to more than 80 professionals. He also worked in ADP's Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE). Randy then joined a consulting firm where he introduced and led a SAFe transformation including training his consulting firm and the clients. While at the consulting firm, for the past five years Randy has been the lead SAFe Instructor at BTII Institute helping professionals advance and transition their careers by teaching more than seven different certification-based SAFe courses. Randy is currently a SAFe Program Consultant and instructor at BTII Institute.
Topic: Deciphering the 13th Annual State of Agile Report
Running 13 years, the Annual State of Agile Report shares the experiences of software professionals in a variety of industries and roles around the world. Your Executives may find this widely referenced, easy to read summary helpful!
Topic: Career Transition and Development
Start Time: 5:30 P.M.
Career transition, career development and job
search require time, practice and refinement in order to be
at one’s best. This presentation will provide some thought
on the skills and strategies you need to consider building
to achieving the next steps in your career. Next steps might
include a position similar to your current one, or they
could involve a change or realignment with activities that
are most meaningful to you. This all depends upon many
factors. Important factors in your transition might include
your own personal goals, values and wishes, the needs of
your family, your age and stage in life, your finances, the
job market and economy, and the needs of employers, to name
just a few. In this presentation, we will focus a great deal
on some of the tools, processes and methods that go into
career decision making as well as strategies for
communicating your unique value to potential employers and
This presentation will help you to build your knowledge of the job search and career development process, provide some tips for organizing your ideas, and provide a foundation for successful career development.
Tony Calabrese is a certified Life and Career Coach. A lifelong New Jersey resident, he has thrived through a series of life changing events. Coaching, consulting, facilitating support groups, and writing blogs and newsletters provide the opportunity for him to share what he has learned with others.