Feb 2020 Professional Development Dinner Meeting: "Disciplined Agile Certification & PMI Integration" (2 PDU's). If you attended, please remember that PDUs are self-reported. This month's fall under the strategic category. The organization code is C079 and can be found typing in “Northeast” a list will display to choose from:
Now back to our speaker, Joshua Barnes. Did you know:
So what is a Process Mentor? They help organizations adopt modern ways of delivering value through their products using Lean and Agile principles in context of solving complex problems.
Joshua walked us through the the Disciplined Agile(DA) principles, processes and various tracks for certification. PMI purchased DA back in 2019. At this time, a PMI user may not have access to all documenation, guides, etc. There are currently over 100 practices for DA. These practices include several overlaps between the PMP processes and DA. With that said, there are also gaps in the process. The bottom line is that this is an ever evolving process, and a challenging undertaking for all involved parties. The good news is this: Performing DA increases the probability of success AND a unified process.
The Seven Principles:
To learn more about these principles: https://disciplinedagiledelivery.com/principles/
In addition to the principles, there are various “lifecycles” that should be understood as to what works best for you and your customer. While they may have an idea of what would work best for them, it is your responsibility as a PM to pave the right path. There are currently seven lifecycles. Each one carries their own advantages and disadvantages. These include the complexity of the project, the team size, the need to get the item to market or put into place, and of course cost. Please visit the Disciplined Agile website for more details: https://disciplinedagiledelivery.com/lifecycle/.
There are six different certification levels (see list below) with varying qualifiers in each level. Each certification is based on project types or needs, qualifying experience, and future career goals. Joshua stressed that participants should be prepared for a rather challenging process.
Joshua provided our local chapter with a surpise and an upcoming treat! PMI-NEFL chapter will be looking to select ONE chapter member to become a DA Champion. Who will it be? Stay tuned for more information on the website and check your emails! We enjoyed our evening with Joshua and look forward to hearing more from him in the future. If interested in learning more please contact Joshua at email@example.com
Or on twitter at @JoshuaBarnes
And finally, there will be a two day DALSM workshop in Jacksonville in late March or early April. The first 6 registrants will get a 15% discount. Please contact Joshua Barnes directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who signed up for a portrait using “Sign up Genius”, please check your email or spam folder for an email from: DirRecruitingEvents@pmi-nefl.org. Your portraits will be in a folder that expires 1 month from the date of the receipt of the email! If there are any issues, please contact Connie Pirkle at DirRecruitingEvents@pmi-nefl.org.
The board held their semi-annual meeting the weekend of February 8 offsite in Jekyll Island.
Some of the highlights:
We will start to see the fruits of their labor in the upcoming weeks and months. We will be sporting a fresh new website that will encompass the new PMI logo. There will be emails coming out soon asking our opinions on what the local chapter logo should look like. There was a sneak peek of what it might look like at the last Dinner Meeting. We welcome ideas!
The chapter is also working towards more networking events. We are trying to connect with our members in the outlying areas by holding events in the Daytona, Palm Coast, Gainesville, and other partnering areas. This is great news for our fellow members who cannot drive to Jacksonville!
AND finally, more to come, but there is some chatter about some PMI Master Class. Hmmmm, I wonder what this is all about?
This month we are pleased to have the spotlight on chapter member Mark Heggestad. He is one heck of an interesting person. I know that some of you reading this will appreciate his side gig! Let us get started:
Each week of the season, we follow this "sprint" and while no two games are the same, we take great pride in being prepared, working a good game and constantly getting better. Building a high performing team is the same if you are running a SCRUM team or a football crew/team. Here is Mark in action. Some of you I am sure will recognize some of the team’s:
Speaker Engagements: Do you know or work with a local professional, senior PMP colleague, or community/business leader that you would want to hear give a presentation on project leadership, skills and techniques, or a specific knowledge area within the project management profession?
Volunteer: There are other ways to get involved with the local chapter. We are always looking for ideas and venues for networking events. AND there are always opportunities to volunteer. Not only with the local chapter but within your own community.
If you have attended previous chapter events, remember to claim your PDUs!
Find out how to claim your PDUs here.
Amy Doherty - PMP
B. Wayne Bloom
Partner With Us
The PMI North Florida Chapter is seeking long-term partners to sponsor events, including Dinner Meetings, Cocktail & Learn Seminars, and the 2019 Quarterly SkillFest recruiting sessions
Does your company want brand exposure in a growing market and access to a professional and diverse membership? We would like to hear from you. We are also looking for volunteers in a Director role to act as an Account Manager for each partner.
Responsibilities will be to engage at periodic intervals and ensure the value we provide exceeds their expectations.Our new VP of Sponsorship, Juan Ocharan, will manage this program. Please contact Jason "JD" Dillaberry for more details at VPPartnerships@pmi-nefl.org.
Want to give back to our profession but do not have time for a VP or Director-level position within the Chapter? We are looking for volunteers in a Mentoring Program to generate experience for PM Rookies.If you are an experienced PM looking to help or new to PM-ing and need a leg-up, please contact Eddie Sumner at VPMarketing@pmi-nefl.org.
Interested in Volunteering?
Have you thought about volunteering with PMI NEFL? Here are some of the key benefits of volunteering:
It takes a lot of hard work to support the PMI NEFL Chapter throughout the year. We need creative and energetic members that want to create a rewarding experience for the NEFL Chapter members. We have lots of opportunities for you to build on your experience and share your passion. Contact VPMembership@pmi-nefl.org or sign up on our website.