Project Management Institute

Applying Basic Agile Principles for Project Success with Lisa Hammer and David Newman


Topics: Leadership Development

Agile. A buzzword? A methodology? A way of thinking? Yes. It’s all of these things and more and you may have even heard it enough that you’re starting to think it’s yesterday’s fad. Think again! Agile development simply means operating successfully within a change-driven environment. The Agile Mindset had come of age as demonstrated by the acceptance of Agile methods in both the private and public sectors. Originally documented as a set of software-development methodologies, the Project Management industry has come to accept the reality that we are all working within a change-driven environment.

Project development lifecycles from the traditional (Waterfall) through iterative and to adaptive (Agile) have a doctrine for dealing with change. They vary from resistance to open acceptance, but the one constant is change. How we deal with dynamic inputs and moving targets often marks the difference between success and failure.

In this workshop, we will explore the Agile Practice Guide® (2017, The Project Management Institute). This revolutionary work is the result of the first collaboration between the Agile Alliance and the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. It’s an exciting time in the evolution of Project Management practices. Whether you are at the beginning of your Project Management journey or an experienced practitioner thinking about “going Agile”, this workshop will help you apply flexibility through the values and principles of Agile to a wide spectrum of project management challenges.

What You Will Learn

  • Describe agile processes and the agile mindset from the perspective of the Agile Practice Guide®.
  • Understand and identify various lifecycle development models and determine which method or combination of methods should be applied to a project in the initiation and planning phases.
  • Apply various agile principles to resolve common project management challenges during project execution.
  • Associate the benefits and risks of agile development within your environment to facilitate resource optimization and reporting when monitoring and controlling project work.

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 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)


Lisa Hammer PMP

Lisa Hammer, PMP is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in project management and leadership development. She is an engaging and entertaining presenter with over 30 years of experience in project management and staff development for both large and small firms.

Lisa has managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Her executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.

Providing training both internally at organizations as well as developing and delivering the Project Management Continuing Education curriculum at Frederick Community College has provided her the opportunity to help people at all levels of their career to prepare for working in a dynamic and complex environment.

Lisa continues to be a project management practitioner, working with clients to improve their ability to execute against demanding deliverables in dynamic environments. Her client base includes many state and local agencies, non-profits and as well as public and private companies.

Lisa understands that people who are satisfied with their employment experience are more engaged, which leads to improved quality, productivity and happiness. Her passion for professionalism shines through in her presentations on a wide range of project management topics. Using her broad and in-depth field experience she not only stands behind her training, she expects success!


David B. Newman PMI-ACP, PMP

David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SPHR is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in project management and leadership development. Along with his PMI credentials he holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University as well as the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)® credential.

David has a diversified background in engineering and product development who loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high-performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.

Audiences eagerly engage with David’s interactive presentation style. Through a mix of personal experience, hands-on activities and touches of PMBOK® Guide formality, David’s workshops are entertaining and educational. His passion and humor make his workshops fun while his focus on results drives attendees to reach for practical solutions to real challenges.

Course Information

2 Days
9 - 10 November 2020


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 28 September)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 28 September)
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