November Dinner Meeting - The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center - New Reduced Prices! Register before 5:30 PM on 25 October to avoid $10 late fee

November 01, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

New Prices:  Members - $20.17 and Guests/Non-Members - $30.00

Presentation Title: Bridging the Gap: Traditional to Agile Project Management

Presentation Description:

In today’s world of fast paced technology and continually changing requirements and project scope, the need for Agile Project Management has greatly increased. Responding to this demand, the PMI® (Project Management Institute) launched a new certification, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM. The result of this fast growing certification is the creation of a new space where Project Management and Agile Practices for Software Development meet. How does this affect traditional project management? 

What is Agile Project Management and when does it make sense to use it? What are benefits of using Agile methods and when is it not a good fit? How does Agile relate to traditional project management? Are there similarities, or do I need to relearn everything I know about project management to lead Agile projects? 

This presentation compares Traditional Project Management to Agile Project Management and also provides an overview of a few Agile methodologies and details their benefits, weaknesses, and when they are commonly used.

Susan Parente

Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects using. She has 17+ years experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD and other federal government agencies. Ms. Parente is also an Associate Professor at Post University in CT. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and has a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She also has a number of Risk Management certifications, including the PMI-RMP, CISSP, and RESILIA.

Join us for an evening of learning, networking and socializing on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.  Register before 25 October at 5:30 PM to avoid a $10 late registration fee.

Parking:  Use the parking garage off Market Street, decks 3 and above to avoid a fee, and take elevator to The Westin lobby on the ground floor. 

·  Registration and the cash bar opens at 5:30 PM with time to network with colleagues and learn about one another in our regional professional organization.

 ·  A plated dinner will begin between 6:15 and 6:30 PM with some brief chapter business and introductions. Menu: chicken entre'e, starch and vegetable, salad, bread and dessert.  Coffee, tea and water.

***Vegetarian and special meals due to dietary restrictions will be available upon request by noting your preference in the Special Instructions and Comments block while registering.  These meals cannot be guaranteed if member or guest does not register at least one week prior to the meeting.*** 

 ·  At approximately 7 PM we will turn our focus to the featured presentation.

PDUs Available: 

1 Category A PDU for Certified PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP or PMI-SP, which the chapter will log for you.  Up to 1.5 PDUs for networking prior to the start of the meeting that you log yourself.  Up to 1.5 PDUs if you volunteer to help with registration that you also log yourself.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration will close 24 hours before the event.  Late registration begins after 5:00 pm, the Friday before the event.  *** Due to contracts with hotels and conference centers and the requirement to provide advanced notice on the number of attendees so they can order the correct amount of food, once you have registered, there will be no refunds. ***




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$20.17 Member Registration
$30.17 after 05:30 pm October 25

$30.00 Non-Member Registration
$40.00 after 05:30 pm October 25