WMPMI - January 14, 2019 Dinner Meeting

January 14, 2019
4:45 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426-1907
http://www.thepinnaclecenter.com
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WMPMI's monthly chapter meeting is a two-PDU event featuring two presentation sessions linked by networking time and a buffet dinner.  

Location: The Pinnacle Center - 3330 Highland Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426 

Session 1 Speaker:  Michael Worden PMP, PSM, SPC, RTE

Session 1 Topic:  Scaled Agile Framework – An Enterprise Approach to Scaled Agility
Part one will be a detailed review of the Scaled Agile Framework, from top to bottom. During this presentation, we will look at how the Scaled Agile Framework helps position the Enterprise to align their corporate strategies with feasible funding approaches, periodic review of market and strategy, continued monitoring of Investment Horizons, and communication to the teams. From the bottom up, we will look at how SAFe Agile Teams work together with the business to come to alignment on expectations, commitments, and delivery.

PDU Information:  Technical 1.0

Speaker Bio: 
Michael Worden is a career Information Technology professional specializing in Project, Program, and Portfolio Management. His background includes industry experience with Tool & Die, Machine Building and Factory Automation, Consulting, Automotive Manufacturing, Health Care, and Retail.

From these industries Michael brings over three decades of practical business experience, including more than twenty years in the Project/Program/Portfolio space. Having held positions such as Director of Information Systems, Chairman of IS Steering Committee, and Portfolio Manager, his insights at all levels of corporate function are well seasoned.

Michael is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute, a Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with Scrum.org, a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), and Release Train Engineer (RTE) with Scaled Agile, Inc. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science, Information Technology Project Management from Capella University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science, Technology Management with Davenport University.  Michael is certified to teach Scaled Agile Framework certification courses and is an active member of WMPMI.

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Session 2 Speaker: Sandra Coutts PMP, SPC, SASM

Session 2 Topic:    Scaled Agile Framework – The Meijer Journey, so far…
Part two of the presentation will present this information in the form of a timeline of implementation as experienced by Meijer Corporation. Starting with Meijer’s first SAFe Agile Teams, to the launching of Agile Release Trains, and finally expansion of the concepts toward the goal of Enterprise Agility. This will be inclusive of experience and examples of how Meijer has adapted the framework, some of Meijer’s learning, and in the spirit of DAKI (Drop, Add, Keep, Improve) some retrospective reflection on the journey.


PDU: Strategic and Business Management - 1.0

Speaker Bio:   

Sandra Coutts is a career Information Technology professional specializing in Project and Program Management. Her background includes industry experience with Defense, Telecommunications, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Retail.

From these industries Sandra brings over two decades of practical business experience, including more than fifteen years in the Project/Program space. Having held positions such as Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, Technical Project Manager, IT Manager, and Agile Coach. 

Sandra is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute, a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), and a certified SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) with Scaled Agile, Inc. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems, from Ambassador University, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from University of Cincinnati. Sandra is certified to teach Scaled Agile Framework certification courses.

 

 


Agenda:

Doors open at 4:45 PM.

5:10pm - 6:10pm Session 1 Presentation
6:10pm - 6:50pm Networking /Dinner
6:50pm - 7:00pm Announcements
7:00pm - 8:00pm Session 2 Presentation


Tickets:

$30.00  WMPMI Members
$40.00  Non-Members  

Registration closes at 5 PM on the Thursday before our Monday meeting. A $5 late fee will be added after this date.  ***WALK IN REGISTRATION is available the day of at 4:45pm with an additional $5 late fee charged.

 

Tickets

$30.00 WMPMI Member Meet @ Pinnacle Center
$35.00 after 05:00 pm January 10

$40.00 Non-Members Meet @ Pinnacle Center
$45.00 after 05:00 pm January 10

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