Project Management Institute

The Project Manager as Agile Transformation Leader: Project Management for What's Next


Topics : Leadership Development | Agile | Change Management | Leading Project Teams

Working with agile teams, you already know that agile is not about simply managing projects differently. You discovered that becoming agile is not possible by maintaining the status-quo or within an organizational structure from an era long bygone. Agile value stream teams that persist beyond project boundaries require an entirely different corporate model.

As an agile practitioner, you are also well aware that your agile transformation is one of the most challenging and demanding changes ever undertaken. Scrum is easy. Enterprise agility is complex, and success is the exception, not the norm.

Let’s face it, becoming agile is a fundamental shift of how organizations conduct business be it in IT or beyond. From procurement to human resource management and from time to scope management, agile changes everything. It even challenges the notion of a project as organizations move towards product and value stream centric operational models to deliver more with less.

Take a step back and question everything including project managers in ScrumMaster roles, projects as epics translated into user stories, teams that do not commit beyond the next iteration, and many other practices suggested by agile purists who evidently live in a fantasy world. Drop the Gantt-Charts for two days and join us in defining the future of project management for what’s next. Learn advanced and pragmatic agile practices that you can use right away.

Based on over 200 lean-agile initiatives in the real-world, guided hands-on by the instructor, this course enables project managers to lead the transformation journey. The Project Manager as Agile Transformation leader is a program designed to help you take your organization to the next level of agility that works. It will prepare you for the future of project management as the leader, enabler, mentor and trainer most creative economy organizations seek.

What You Will Learn

  • Recognize new trends as organizations move from external to internal agile enablers.
  • Evaluate the need for an ACoE (Agile Center of Excellence) within the PMO to sustain change.
  • Recognize the relationship between project management and agile empowerment.
  • Demonstrate how you can enable your organization towards balanced agility.
  • Design an approach to enable the organization "becoming agile" with you as enterprise agility leader.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP/PgMP 3.5 3.5 0 7.00
PMI-ACP 3.5 3.5 0 7.00
PMI-SP 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-RMP 0 7 0 7.00
PfMP 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-PBA 0 7 0 7.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Karlheinz Muenchow , PMP

As founder and president of XoJom Group, Karlheinz Muenchow is an innovator who excels at transforming the project management practice at organizations all across the globe. What sets him apart is the combination of his vast experience in technology and engineering, along with his committed passion to coach executives and managers striving for change.

Karl provides invaluable lessons developed from the real world that accelerate the process of piloting lean-agile across all organizations. Karl’s history highlights his vast experience:

  • Led over 200 lean-agile transformations spanning 15+ countries
  • Delivered lean-agile programs with budgets of up to $150M

Karl specializes in multi-domain, large-scale agile initiatives that go beyond IT and transform all disciplines across the value-stream. Examples of past initiatives range from industries such as energy, broadcasting, life sciences, and financial services. Karl’s experience has been geographically diverse as well, spanning countries across Europe, Asia, and North and South America. As a result, Karl brings a nuanced insight that caters to individual needs while accommodating variances between various organizations.

Karl has an engineering degree from the University of Reutlingen, Germany. He is a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Additionally, Karl is a member of the Agile Alliance, Scrum Alliance, Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Association of German Engineers (VDI®). Karl’s passion brought him to the U.S. where he advanced his lean-agile practice of transforming the way organizations manage their work. Karl can be reached directly by email at or by phone at +1 702 949 6164.

Course Information

1 Day
24 June 2020


Member Price
(US$721.00 before 11 May)
Non-Member Price
(US$773.00 before 11 May)
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