Are You an Agile Project Manager or an Agile Project Leader? And Why Does that Question Matter? 

As agile and agile thinking has continued to gain traction in organizations beyond the software development teams, project managers are left wondering what it all means to them. Some Agile practitioners promote the idea the PMs are no longer needed once you make the transition to using a practice such as Scrum. 

Does this mean that the PM role will become obsolete in Agile organizations? Or does it mean that the role of traditional project manager needs to transform to being an agile project leader? If you are a PM in an organization making the transition to Agile, come find out what it means to you and what you need to do to start the transformation to becoming an Agile Project Leader.

Presenter:   Larry Cooper 

Larry Cooper is a Project Executive in the public and private sectors in Canada and the USA and holds close to 25 industry certifications in Agile, Project Management, and ITIL. He books include “Agile Value Delivery: Beyond the Numbers”  (which was endorsed by an author of the Agile Manifesto) as well as the upcoming “The Agility Series” to be published over the next year. He was also the Mentor for “PRINCE2 Agile” by AXELOS and has written soon to be published white papers for AXELOS on the implications of Agile thinking on ITIL and RESILIA as well as on Portfolio and Programme Management.

He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and symposia for the PMI, BAWorld, and the itSMF in Ottawa and Toronto, and at Boston University in the US. He has presented global webinars with BrightTalk on topics ranging from DevOps, to ITSM, to the future of Agile in organizations.

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One (1) PDU is applicable for PMPs who attend this one (1) hour Seminar. Note that PMI OVOC registers PDUs for PMI OVOC members only.

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WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2016


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