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In this on-demand panel presentation, three Agile Project Managers with more than 50 years combined experience will describe the high-level results of over six months of study, analysis, and discussion with the online Agile PM Roundtable regarding the content and impact of the seventh edition of the PMBOK. Join Jean Richardson, PMP, PMI-ACP, Brian Kronstad, MS, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, David Whitlock, PMI-ACP, CSM for this panel presentation. Project managers are now asked to focus on applying principles in addition to executing processes, in order to navigate volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity in our projects, our people, and our world. Join the panelists as they discuss the Intersection of Project Management and Agile thinking in light of the evolution of the PMBOK©
Jean Richardson, PMP, PMI-ACP has thousands of hours of coaching Agile methodology and project leadership at government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations to her credit; her experience and career path have spanned both traditional and Agile methods, frameworks, and cultural perspectives. She has formerly volunteered as the vice president of professional development for PMI Portland. Jean authored The Preservation of the Agile Heart: From Mindset to Consciousness and the designed The Pervasive Leadership model, the latter designed to help leaders set a collaborative context while still meeting their own stewardship responsibilities to the organization. Apart from these, she has published hundreds of articles, conference papers, and blog posts on the topics of Agile methodology, project management, the sociology of work, collaboration, the care of dogs, and hospice. Her master’s thesis (available at her website azuregate.net) focused on the organizational and cultural utility of Agile methods when viewed through the theoretical perspectives of leadership and systems theories. An accomplished poet, her work has appeared in several anthologies, and she is working with collaborators on the second edition of a poetry anthology of work by four Oregon women poets and on her own on a book on agile leadership.
Brian Kronstad, MS, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP is a project management consultant specializing in Agile development projects and software quality assurance, with over 35 years of experience in the software industry. He has served as the co-chair of the Quality Assurance forum at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), as a panelist speaker at the PNSQC on Quality Assurance, as a speaker on Agile metrics at the TAO, and is an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) instructor for PMI Portland. Brian holds a Master of Science degree in computer science and has certification in project management (PMP, PMI-ACP) and change management (Prosci ADKAR). He is passionate about applying agile techniques to successfully deliver high-value products and services to clients and advancing agile disciplines within the project management community.
David Whitlock, PMI-ACP, CSM leads up the Agility Enablement Team for Tripwire, Inc. in Portland, OR. He helps people in different roles understand their work, understand how to deliver excellent results, and learn from their experiences. He has volunteered with the Portland PMI chapter for over five years, helping people prepare for the PMI-ACP certification and exploring how Project Managers can apply Agile principles and practices to their work. David is an adjunct lecturer with the Computer Science department at Portland State University where he has been teaching Advanced Programming with Java for many years.