Chapter Meeting

January 19, 2016

Registration Opens December 20

Keynote Presentation

The Agile PMO: Practical value-driven change leadership in projects and portfolios, with Michael Nir

Educational Presentation

Convincing the bear: Influence without authority, with Michael Nir

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Keynote Presentation

The Agile PMO: Practical value-driven change leadership in projects and portfolios

Conclusive research findings inform us that many PMO roll-outs are disbanded in two years. Yet we repeat the same mistakes in our PMO implementations - wasting money, resources and time. In this presentation we explore the causes for PMO blunders. We investigate the many pitfalls the PMOs fall into, and together answer questions such as:

  • What is the strategic role of the value driven PMO in business
  • What are the different useful roles a PMO can undertake
  • What is the pivotal role of the PMO in portfolio and resource management
  • How can the Agile PMO contribute to the marrying of Waterfall top down and Agile Key take away, a PMO must deliver value to the organization constantly. Value isn't template, tools and processes rather it is the ability to finish the right projects faster!

Educational Presentation

Convincing the bear - Influence without authority

After hiking towards a glacier in Denali National Park Alaska, we were making camp near a small lake. Suddenly I heard my friend saying “Michael there’s a bear here, it is on this side of the lake”. And there he was, a ‘young’ 200 Pound Grizzly no more than 10 feet away… Influencing a bear in the Alaskan outback is quite similar to handling the bears or rather stakeholders of the modern organization – both have their own agenda, and will have you for lunch if they think it serves their interests and appetites.In this presentation we learn best practices for leading and influencing without authority, including the three essentials model: stakeholder leadership, team orientation and individual adjustment. Do you have the proper toolset to influence the bears when you lack the authority? After Michael’s presentation you will be able to:

  • Use your personal power to lead and influence without authority
  • Align your leadership with the team situation
  • Make individual adjustments to influence through difficult project and business situations

About the Speaker

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Michael Nir - President of Sapir Consulting - PMP, Scaled Agile Consultant - has been helping clients overcome business challenges and achieve their potential for over 15 years. He is passionate about Gestalt theory and practice, which complements his engineering studies (M.Sc. and B.Sc.) and contributes to his understanding of individual and team dynamics in business. Michael authored 11 Bestsellers in the fields of Influencing, Agile, Teams, and Leadership. His experience includes significant know-how in the telecoms, hi-tech, software development, R&D environments and petrochemical & infrastructure industries. He develops creative and innovative solutions in Agile project and product management, process improvement, leadership, and team building programs.

January Menu

Grilled Wild Salmon
With Spinach, Artichoke, Roasted Tomato Pico, Served with Lemon Pesto Gnocci
Pecorino Crusted Eggplant with Tomato Coulis, Succotash of Fresh Corn, Edamame, Red Onions and Three Cheese Polenta Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Caramel, Sweetened Cream & Strawberries


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


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