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Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Southern Maryland Chapter has teamed up with the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence (UMD) to host a Prince George’s County community meeting to provide their current chapter members (and potential new members) living and/or working in Prince George’s County the opportunity to advance their project management knowledge, network work other project management professionals and earn the PDU’s necessary to maintain their PMP certification.

Participants will gather at 7:00 PM on February 22nd on UMD’s College Park campus in the Kim Engineering Building for pizza and networking.  At 7:30 PM, John Johnson , co-founder of Second Nature Software, LLC and previous Senior Agile Project Manager for IBM, will present on the origins, evolution and comparison of current Agile methodologies; how Agile, Lean, and Waterfall project management philosophies differ; and popular methods of Agile tactics and scaling.  Following his presentation, Mr. Johnson will provide a hands-on Agile exercise, where we will go through a mock planning day for a team that wants to produce a mobile app in a single iteration.

“This partnership dramatically increases the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter’s ability to serve our geographically disbursed, diverse, and dynamic membership of Project Management professionals.”

Through this partnership with UMD’s Project Management Center for Excellence, the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter is planning to offer eight (8) Prince George’s County community meetings in 2017 to meet the needs expressed by their members living and/or working in Prince George’s County. Brenda Vandegrift, president of the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter stated, “We are pleased to partner with the University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence to host meetings in Prince George’s County.  This partnership dramatically increases the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter’s ability to serve our geographically disbursed, diverse, and dynamic membership of Project Management professionals.”

“We are excited to be able to collaborate with the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter and assist them in expanding their offerings to meet the needs of their members,” stated John Cable, Director of the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence.

If you are interested in participating in the event, you can find out more information and register by visiting the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter website.

Posted by Kathy Frankle on February 13, 2017