Agility Done Differently: 3 Perspectives

Speakers: Miljan Bajic, John Houser and Phil Arena

Meeting Information:  March 22, 2018 (the 4th Thursday this month)

            5:30-6:00 PM:  Check-In, Get Acquainted, Networking and Appetizers

            6:00-7:30 PM: Evening Program

Location: Husson University 340 County Road, Westbrook, ME

Pre-Registration Costs: Highly encouraged, so we have enough seating and food.

  • PMI Maine Members: $5.00 (FIRST, log into the website with the email you use for PMI, then register)
  • Non- PMI Maine Member: $10.00.
  • College students: free; Present a student ID at check-in. Enter the discount code STUDENT
  • Active Military: free; Present a military ID at check-in. Enter the discount code MILITARY

Registration at the door: $20.00 for both Members and Non-Members.

Program Descriptions: A variation on Open Space format

Teams over Projects: Bring the work to the team, not the team to the work: Learn why moving work to the teams, instead of bringing people to work is essential in today's fast-paced environment. We’ll discuss why project teams are not a good idea and the benefit of creating teams, and teams of teams, that are long-lived and dedicated to relentlessly improve their ability to deliver solutions.

Agile for Non-IT projects: Agile is a great fit for IT software projects.  However, the tools and principles behind Agile fit well in other projects.  This breakout will discuss how Agile can fit with non-IT projects. 

  • How have people used Agile for non-IT projects (success and failures),
  • Which Agile tools and techniques lend themselves to non-IT projects.

Agility - Where Speed meets Strategy: Organizations deal with constant change, uncertainty, and instability everyday. Predictable project strategy can be caught unprepared for the unpredictable risk. Agility is an ongoing, dynamic process that adapts to today’s fast changing environment and the need to accelerate to market.  Agility can provide incremental deliverables that a customer can use in the midst of the project.

Speaker Bios:

Miljan-BajicMiljan Bajic, CEC, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, is an Enterprise Agile Coach at Unum Group, where he is responsible for a full range of coaching, training, and consulting activities. Miljan is recognized as an expert in Agile and Scrum and is one of the roughly 90 Certified Enterprise Coaches in the world. He teaches Agile Leadership and Process Improvement Certificate Program at University of Southern Maine and Organizational Change Management at University of Southern New Hampshire. Miljan is also a frequent speaker having participated in many international conferences and Agile events in Europe and United States.

John-HouserJohn Houser, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSCP has over 25 years of experience in Project Management.  Within the Insurance, Manufacturing, Biotechnology, and HealthCare industries, John has led projects for Sales, Customer Service, Software Development, Finance, Production, Supply Chain, IT, and Quality organizations.  John is active in the local project management chapter and was a prior Vice President of Programs for PMI Maine. 

Phil Arena, PMP graduated from Drexel university with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, received an MBA from USM and is a certified Project Manager (PMP). He has 35 plus years of experience in the semiconductor industry and advanced manufacturing industries.  He is currently a senior project manager for Lanco Integrated, a Westbrook Maine based company that designs and manufactures high performance, turnkey automated assembly and test systems for world markets. Phil joined the PMI board in 2016 and is currently heading up the sponsorship and programs for PMI Maine.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-22-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 03-22-2018 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-19-2018 8:00 am
Cut off date 03-22-2018 6:30 pm
Individual Price USD10.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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