PMI versus Agile: Adversaries or allies?

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Join us at Agile Fredericksburg as Jesse Fewell brings us the talk "PMI versus Agile: Adversaries or allies?".

Software development has seemingly been at odds for the last 2 decades as plan-based approaches were traded for emerging agile methodologies. While there has been significant success with these agile methodologies, they are not without their issues. While agile methodologies continue to flourish, there are those in the project management world holding fast to their plan-based processes outlined in the PMBOK®. Proponents on both sides debate the virtues of their beliefs against what they see as the shortcomings of other ideals.
Now that has changed, as the PMI has engaged with the Agile Alliance to embrace agile beliefs as an acceptable option to traditional program management. To the surprise of many, for the first time A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, 6th edition) not only contains formal agile guidance, but also comes with a companion Agile Practice Guide. Is PMI agile-izing everything?
In this provocative talk by Jesse Fewell, we will discover...
• The degree of dominance of Agile methods in today's projects
• Which projects benefit from Agile methods, and which don't
• How the Project Manager role has forever changed

Meeting Agenda:
6:00 Food
6:30 Speaker's Presentation
7:30 Discussion & Networking
8:00 Conclusion

Jesse Fewell is an author, coach, and trainer who helps senior leaders from from Boston to Bangalore transform their teams and organizations.
As a project management pioneer, he founded the original PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-authored the Agile Practice Guide®.
A global entrepreneur and the founder of, he has distilled his experiences in the handbook “Can You Hear Me Now: Working with Global, Distributed, Virtual Teams”.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is a double-certified leadership coach and an accredited instructor with four distinct agile certification bodies.