Agile methodologies have become a popular and widely accepted method for managing software development. However, despite this success, managing agile methods has proven to be a real challenge for most companies, particularly those with complex products such as IoT devices and large development environments. Many companies have been forced to adopt a hybrid version of agile and waterfall techniques, and this hybrid approach is fast becoming the norm rather than the exception in the industry. Metagility is the first book to provide a comprehensive approach for managing a new and highly effective breed of agility from the executive level on down. Based on scientific theory and practitioner research, it is the definitive playbook for those seeking the optimal solution for adapting agile to more complex product development and organizational contexts.
Have you read the new version of the PMI Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)? Want to get a brief on the changes so you will be in the know? Do you want to ask questions directly of a representative of PMI Global? Then join us April 2nd for our Chapter dinner meeting and PMBOK VERSION 6 OVERVIEW presentation by Linda Willis, President, and Lisa Hopkins, Vice President for Programs, Tallahassee PMI Chapter. After the presentation, Joyce Kelley, our Region 14 Chapter Partner, will join us via Skype to take your questions.
Solar power has been expanding greatly as an energy source. The City of Tallahassee Electric Utility recently made its first foray into large-scale solar with the completion of a 20 Megawatt solar farm, which can provide energy for about 3400 homes. As simple as it may seem to set up solar panels and make electricity whenever the sun shines, a large solar project has many of the same complications as any other major project – a strict timeline, regulatory hurdles, financial review, management approvals, communications with community stakeholders, and more. This presentation will provide information about the COT’s electric utility system, solar energy, and the process of bringing a large project to fruition.”
Many project managers are overwhelmed or feel overwhelmed from all the demands on their time. One of Dr. Brown’s maxims is “Key to being a successful project manager is knowing what to ignore.” Project management failure often occurs when a project manager tries to do everything and ultimately misses something important, squanders an opportunity or is highly inefficient. In this presentation Dr. Brown provides tips to deal with the intense time requirements of being a project manager. In this presentation you will learn to:
· Maximize the use of your energy
· Manage the time-wasting aspects of email and meetings
· Create time saving habits that increase your productivity
· Invest in practices that save time in the future
The presentation will allow attendees the opportunity to understand the different strategies for facilitating productive meetings as well as, for facilitating disruptive behaviors. In addition, the presentation will describe techniques to manage group conflict. I will also share the decision-making tools which can be used to build group consensus as well as clarify the various team roles using appropriate facilitation techniques.
The October dinner meeting is when we elect new board members. This year, we will be electing the following new board menbers: VP Membership, VP Finance and VP Professional Development. You still have time to apply for a position, just fill out the online 2018 Board Member Candidate Information Form by September 26, 2018.