Project Management Institute

Agile and the PMO: Field Tested Approaches to Running Impactful Agile Projects with Steven Martin


Topics: Project Management Business Analysis | Agile | Agile Life Cycle | Project Management Office PMO

From our experience, when it comes to running projects with an Agile approach such as Scrum or Kanban, it’s not necessarily the actual execution where there is the most churn or confusion. This is just where the issues tend to surface. 

It is essential to set projects up for success with the appropriate Agile mindset all the way at the beginning of the initiative. We’ve seen those that make the investment of applying Agile thinking and execution over the entire project lifecycle tend to end up with accelerated project delivery, higher quality, lower risk, and more satisfied stakeholders.

This highly interactive workshop starts with a brief overview of the Agile Manifesto and 12 Agile Principles, and how these concepts can be practically applied to projects. We’ll then walk through the typical stages of Agile based projects, from feasibility, to initiation, to release planning, to execution, and then close out. We’ll cover both theory as well as field-tested techniques to help guide more successful projects. We’ll end with a practical application of the principles and learnings through a mock 60 minute Scrum.

We’ll see also how the role of a Project Manager transitions in an Agile environment, including the use of both tools and practices along with culture changes. Go beyond just “doing” Agile – learn the approach of how to “be” more Agile for greater outcomes.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the practical implications of the Agile Manifesto and Principles to projects
  • Learn how to apply agile thinking and practices over a project lifecycle
  • Identify what toolsets and culture changes PMOs need to apply to enable more agile execution
  • Determine action plan for the approaches attendees learned that they want try at their organization

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 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-SP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP 0 0 0 0.00
PfMP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA 0 0 0 0.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Steven Martin

Steve is a popular, engaging trainer, facilitator, coach, and consultant known for helping all levels of organizations, from executives to managers to teams, effectively apply Agile and Lean Startup approaches. Steve brings a calmness and focus during turbulent times, aligning and guiding diverse technical and business groups to deliver exceptional outcomes and solutions.

Over the past 20+ years, Steve has worked in a wide range of industries such as healthcare IT, finance, insurance, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, publishing and communications. An active member in PMI since 2005, Steve graduated the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) of 2012.

Course Information

2 Days
20 - 21 July 2020


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 8 June)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 8 June)
Government Pricing

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