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

Embracing agile is no longer optional, be it in IT or beyond. Empowered agile value stream teams don't benefit from task-based Gantt-Charts. They need Lean leadership. They need you to mentor and enable them on their relentless pursuit to deliver more business value faster at a lower cost. Patterns of failing agile implementations can be spotted easily: Project managers in ScrumMaster roles, Projects being translated to Epics and Stories, and a PMO that passively watches the agile transformation train-wreck in the making, just to name a few. It is time for you to lead!

Based on over 200 lean-agile initiatives in the real-world, guided hands-on by the instructor, this course enables project managers to take the leadership role, enabling their organizations to succeed on their journey towards balanced agility. From the formation of value stream teams, training, coaching and mentoring, these teams and the removal of barriers between the business, product, project and engineering domains, this course provides the skills in project management for what's next. Some might have convinced you that agile practices sprinkled into your waterfall governance, adding agile in front of your title, or using agile approaches within your existing plan and control structure is a feasible way forward as agile project manager. While convenient and promising, it does not reflect reality.

Organizations are looking for leaders who can enable agile across the enterprise! Break free from the misconception that agile is only a change in process or that project management in an agile environment is business as usual. It is not. Becoming agile is a fundamental shift of how your organization does business, and it changes every project management domain, from procurement to human resource operations.

Help your company succeed and join us in this program that challenges the status-quo and even challenges agile itself. Upgrade your agile capabilities and learn step-by-step how you can help your organization transform by implementing ACoEs (Agile Centers of Excellence) equipped with internal agile mentoring, coaching, and transformation skills that can no longer be "outsourced" to sustain change.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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 to enable their organization towards balanced agility.
  • Design an approach to enable the organization "becoming agile" with them as the 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 / Agile* 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

Drew is an Enterprise Agile/DevSecOps Transformation Leader, Coach, and Agile Trainer veteran of 13 years, first starting as a Scrum Master in the early days of Scrum's explosive growth across information technology, on up to now specializing in standing up Agile Centers of Excellence and Business Agile Leadership.

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
23 June 2021


Member Price
(US$721.00 before 10 May)
Non-Member Price
(US$773.00 before 10 May)
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