Project Everest: Agile Strategies in Leadership and Time Management

Project Everest: Agile Strategies in Leadership and Time Management

Throughout this interactive workshop, participants will explore various elements of agility and related agile methodologies in leadership and time management from a unique perspective that encourages innovative thinking and application of project management techniques. It is built around a world record that Alan Mallory and three members of his immediate family set on Mount Everest in 2008 and is based on a hybrid approach to agile which combines agile practices with traditional waterfall methodologies.


Friday, March 23, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Empowering team members and building trust
  2. Responding quickly and efficiently to challenges and issues that arise
  3. Adopting an iterative approach to scheduling and other project processes
  4. Learn how to build a cohesive team with the right mentality, strategies, and tools to overcome the many challenges teams face and persevere to project completion


“Alan Mallory used the thrills of the ultimate adventure: Mt. Everest, to describe the key process areas of Project Management.  You could hear a pin drop in the room of 100+ guests as Alan detailed his spellbinding, and often, horrific, journey to the top of the world.  Rarely is Project Management explained in such life and death circumstances and Alan’s example is one that our members will reference for years to come.  His session will be difficult to match.”

– Jeff Banow | VP Professional Development | Project Management Institute (PMI), North Saskatchewan

“Extremely interesting topic, well-told with excellent application to Project Management”

– Margery Muniak | PMI Buffalo

“Phenomenal! Uses a relatable situation to apply agile principles. Captivating speaker”

– Deborah Jones | PMI South Western Ontario 

“Thank you so much for your time and energy for our 2017 PMI Mega Event. Everyone loved your keynote and the audience was captivated by your story!”

– Ann Sandman | Past President | PMI Southwest Ohio

“Simply amazing and awe-inspiring. An incredible speaker with a great story to tell”

– Matthew Ng, P.Eng., MBA, PMP | Manager, Chapters | Professional Engineers Ontario

Fascinating and very “high” level of detail. Edge of the seat presentation! Really enjoyed it!”

– Steve Kerksick | Project Management Institute (PMI), East Tennessee

About the Presenter

mallory alanAlan is an international speaker, author and professional development coach who is passionate about human performance and leadership. He graduated from Queen’s University and has worked all over the world as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the field of custom machine design. In this role, he designed and implemented many patented solutions primarily in the mining and metallurgical smelting industry. His love for innovation is complimented by his true passion: working with people to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take. Alan has always had a keen interest in discovering what drives us to do what we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our lives and the lives of those around us. Alan is also an avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys many different activities, but his favorite are those spent out in the wilderness and those that involve strategy and problem-solving. In the spring of 2008, he and three members of his immediate family set a world record after an incredible self-guided expedition on Mount Everest. He delivers a number of exciting presentations and training programs that are all about embracing and working through challenges as well as exploring the skills and mindsets that allow great leaders and committed teams to achieve breakthrough performance.



  • $425 Non-members
  • $325 Chapter Members
  • $175 Chapter Student Members
  • $25 Earlybird Discount for registrations by 2/13/2018
  • $50 Late Fee for registrations after 3/22/2018
  • Registration closes 3/23/2018

Registration Info

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Portland World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon
Portland, OR, 97204

Parking available at attendee's expense; continental breakfast and lunch provided.  


The course will apply to the PMP, PMI-ACP, RMP and SP. It will be 8 PDUs and the PMI Triangle breakdown will be:
  • Business/Strategy = 4 PDUs 
  • Leadership = 4 PDUs
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Event Properties

Event Date 03-23-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-23-2018 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-01-2018
Cut off date 03-23-2018
Individual Price $425.00
Late Fee $50.00(From 03-22-2018)
Location 2WTC Building, World Trade Center Portland
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


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