IRAUG April Meeting: What is an Agile Project Manager anyway?

You will not want to miss this meeting! Jesse Fewell, Certified Scrum Trainer from Washington, D.C, will be speaking on how the traditional role of a Project Manager fits within Agile projects. Topic:
Project Managers comprise the single largest category of agile practitioners that are actively engaged in the industry, however, there is no clear consensus on the role of project manager within the Agile community. Viewpoints range from: • The PM is complete waste. • The PM is a necessary part-time helper. • The PM is a crucial communicator and facilitator. So who’s right? This interactive session will seek to address these questions about who is good, who is bad, why they are, and who says so. Learning outcomes:


  • Awareness of the differences in the role of traditional project manager vs. Agile team roles
  • Actionable advice, coaching and insights from Agile Project Management experts and colleagues on how to make the transition
Speaker background information:
Jesse Fewell is a technology management consultant for Excella Consulting, providing project management and IT support to federal and commercial clients in the Washington, DC area. Recently, he founded the PMI Agile Community of Practice, PMI’s component dedicated to Agile Project Management. In addition to speaking for Agile, Scrum, and PMI conferences, he has collected a broad array of experiences in a several sectors such as National Security, Aerospace, GIS, Stock Multimedia, Telecom, and Hospitality. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Please join us for what promises to be an excellent meeting! *Food will be provided compliments of TEK Systems*

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  • Maria Matarelli

    Thanks Dennis! It is neat to see the variety of companies and consulting firms represented among our members. We welcome anyone interested in attending and especially companies that are using Scrum or Agile techniques. There is definitely value in bringing in experts from the industry and it was great to see how many people hung around after the meeting to ask questions and continue the excellent dialogue that we had! The more people that attend, the more opportunity for collective growth!

    April 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jesse is a very good speaker

    April 29, 2010

  • Maria Matarelli

    Jesse did a great job talking through the role of the Agile Project Manager. He explored the tradtional role and the elements that must be present to adapt to an Agile environment. The group exercises really illustrated the points and the questions that arose in the group stimulated some great discussion prompting input from some of the experts within our own community. Fantastic meeting!

    April 28, 2010

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