PMI Northern Nevada Chapter

Feb Dinner meeting

Feb Dinner meeting

johnstenbeckUnderstanding Agile from a PMPs Perspective!

Exploding the Myth that Agile is not in the PMBOK

Speaker: John G. Stenbeck, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, is the Founder of GR8PM, Inc. (pronounce “Great PM”).

John is the best-selling author of “PMI-ACP® and Certified Scrum Professional Exam Prep and Desk Reference” which has achieved over $1 million in sales and the soon-to-be-released “Agile Government Contracting”.   He has a combined background in Accounting, Operations and I.T. Have you been wondering, “What is the PM’s role in Agile?” or “Can Agile projects coexist in a Traditional environment?” or “What is the relationship between project-type and Agile tools?

Many PMP®s have been told, often by well-meaning but uninformed, “experts” that Agile is outside the PMBOK® Guide and there is no role for project managers. Those myths have no basis in fact!

Fact #1 – Long before the Agile Manifesto the PMBOK® Guide included Rolling Wave Planning, Progressive Elaboration, and Decomposition… three core concepts Agile simply can’t live without.

Fact #2 – The Agile focus on serving the customer, as practiced by many agilists, has a blind spot because it ignores the needs of the company – what we call the organizational customer – for budgeting and sophisticated scheduling tools that none of the Agile frameworks provide. 

Those two facts are the tip of the iceberg! Learn the whole truth during this powerful presentation.

PDU Information: 
1 PDU    Activity Date:  2/25/14

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agile graphRecent PMI research shows 67% of organizations use Agile Project Management today.  That mainstream recognition and credibility organizations may explain why the PMI-ACP® has become the fastest growing certification in PMI history! 

This presentation is an opportunity for you to achieve clarity about if, when, and how to use Agile. It will be an energized, powerful presentation with lots of time for Q&A.

The future of project management is not a choice of traditional or agile, the future is hybrid customized practices. 

PMI-ACP®’s are required to master and demonstrate – via a serious exam – that they know five agile frameworks (not just one). PMI-ACP®’s learn to define hybrid practices that adapt to the content and context of the project and can be scheduled and budgeted!agile bell

Because many organizations now recognize the competitive edge that Agile gives them, they are seeking project managers with agile expertise.  The PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) “sets the bar” for agile project management professionals with documented work experience, rigorous training, and a challenging exam!


This presentation is your opportunity to get a super-charged jumpstart into understanding Agile. Don’t miss it!!



 John G. Stenbeck, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, is the Founder of GR8PM, Inc. (pronounce “Great PM”). John is the best-selling author of “PMI-ACP® and Certified Scrum Professional Exam Prep and Desk Reference” which has achieved over $1 million in sales and the soon-to-be-released “Agile Government Contracting”.   He has a combined background in Accounting, Operations and I.T. 

He has the ability to manage large, complex projects to success where others have failed.  John has extensive experience implementing enterprise resource planning (E.R.P.) systems at firms in the aerospace, shipbuilding, and construction industries. The companies share a business process environment that can be categorized as engineer-to-order (ETO) or configure-to-order (CTO).

As a Project Cost Control manager at an aerospace company John developed deep expertise in applying the FARs and DFARs because he had primary responsibility for DCAA and DCMAO audits.

A partial list of John’s clients includes: Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. – Defense Information Technologies Group, McLean, VA; Delta Design – a division of COHU International, Poway, CA; Guinness Bass Import Company, Greenwich, CT;  Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA;  Lucent Technologies, Allentown, PA;  Nike Corp., Beaverton, OR; Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, CA;  Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA; Select Build, Inc. – a division of BMHC, Inc., Boise, ID; Simplex Solutions, Sunnyvale, CA;  U.S. Army – Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, Fort Monmouth, NJ;  U.S.D.A. – National Finance Center, New Orleans, LA;  Visa – Smart Cards, Foster City, CA.  

As a speaker at the 2008 PMI – Global Congress, John set the all-time attendance record for Area of Focus presentations when the first audience of 640 made it a sell-out! The Five Time-tested Keys of Estimating that Successful Project Managers Can’t Live Without! continues to be popular at PMI monthly meetings. Interestingly, at the 2010 Global Congress John set the second highest-ever record – over 400 – with Agile Project Management Mastery in 60 Minutes…Guaranteed!

John is an Adjunct Instructor for UCSD’s School of Extended Studies where he teaches the Project Management course in the Systems Engineering Certificate program.  Also he has taught over 8,000 students.  John helps technical professionals in the High Technology, Aerospace, Defense, and Bio-Pharmaceutical industries master project management and executive leadership skills.

John’s programs return you to work... fine-tuned and ready to take action.  He works with you... and for you!  At the core, he delivers practical, measurable solutions to meet your real needs... both now and in the future!!

John is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®). He also holds Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designations from the Scrum Alliance and an ITIL v3 Foundations certification.  Mr. Stenbeck graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting.

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