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.
Creating Risk Mitigation Strategies for Government Programs: aCase Study on Eglin AFB
Kyle Hartmann will focus on how to incorporate risk mitigation into the delivery of a government contract using his company’s 10 year contract on Eglin AFB as an example.
The PMI Tallahassee Chapter has four Board positions that are coming up for election, with terms beginning January 2020. The Board is seeking nominees and candidates for these positions. Please consider running for office or nominating a candidate. Elections will be held at our October 7, 2019 chapter dinner meeting.
Qualifications: Be a current member in good standing and have a PMP or higher credential.
Positions for election: 1. First Vice President (additional qualification: must have served on the Board in a VP position) 2. Vice President of Administration 3. Vice President of Communications 4. Vice President of Programs
December Dinner Presentation: Emotional Intelligence Matters
Whether you are aware of them or not, emotions are intertwined in everything you think, do, and say each day on the job, in your career and throughout your life. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is how you handle yourself and others on the job. Your EQ consists of four core skills:
1. SELF- AWARENESS: Awareness of your own emotions
and tendencies and understanding your strengths and personal style
2. SELF- MANAGEMENT: Manage your reactions effectively by making
better decisions and responding to challenges and opportunities productively.
3. SOCIAL AWARENESS: Awareness of the emotions of other people
including unspoken cues and the mood in the room
4. RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Manage relationships by building,
strengthening and deepening your connections with the people in your
People who develop their EQ skills communicate effectively, lead more effectively,
handles stress well, make good decisions, handle conflict productively,
are better team players, respond flexibly to change, influence others more,
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.”