Project Management Institute

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


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
CAPM / 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

Over the preceding 15 years, Karl directed hundreds of successful Lean-Agile/DevSecOps initiatives across 15 countries, hands-on. Karl is working with C-level executives and teams as a coach, consultant, trainer, and mentor, helping organizations launch initiatives worth millions of dollars in improved processes to increase ROI and deliver higher value earlier to their customers.

From leading missile launch systems to mechatronics engineering, Karl’s passion has always been to find better ways to innovate, design, and ultimately empower teams that produce the extraordinary.

While Karl primarily work hands-on and on-site directly with clients, he trained over 3,000 executives, project managers, and engineering leaders across the globe on organizational agility and emergent systems design and mentored hundreds of high-performance teams. His Lean-Agile/DevOps programs based on my experiences have been hosted again in 2020 by PMI SeminarsWorld as advanced programs in Lean-Agile transformations, Lean-Agile Portfolio Management, and DevSecOps operations.

“As a Systems Engineer by profession - and a Lean-Agile/ DevSecOps transformation leader and mentor by passion - I believe that business agility is only attainable by aligning corporate culture focusing equally on business expectations and engineering excellence of the underlying technology to make it so. Business agility without de-coupling the underlying monolithic architectures is not achievable. My focus is on effective agile value stream design, team building, DevSecOps (CI/CD pipeline optimization), and developing scaling solutions utilizing elements from SAFe, Scrum at Scale, LeSS, Disciplined Agile, FLEX, and other Lean fundamentals as appropriate. The process has to fit your work, not the other way around. ”

Karl’s track record includes critical roles in Agile/DevOps journeys at companies such as HSBC, Cigna, Universal Orlando, Randstad, Comcast, GE, Siemens, CNN, Broadridge Financials, CNBC, Cubic Defense Systems, UMPQUA Bank, PepsiCo, Rubbermaid, Lowes, Danger (T-Mobile Sidekick), Panasonic (X-700), and other organizations ready to take it up a notch in today’s creative economy.

Course Information

1 Day
20 April 2021


Member Price
(US$721.00 before 8 March)
Non-Member Price
(US$773.00 before 8 March)
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