Mike Griffiths - February 3rd, 2009

The Regina .NET User Group, together with CIPS Saskatchewan, presents Mike Griffiths.

Topic: Agile Project Leadership

Agile projects require shared leadership and collaboration to be successful, yet many organizations try to use outdated command-and-control approaches.

"We manage property and lead people. If you try to manage people they feel like property".

This presentation exposes the weaknesses of trying to use formal project management on emergent endeavours and outlines the leadership and collaboration based alternatives.

About the Speaker:
Mike Griffiths is an independent consultant specializing in effective project management. Mike was involved in the creation of DSDM in 1994 and has been using agile methods (Scrum, FDD, XP, and DSDM) for the last 14 years. He is active in both the agile project management community and traditional PMI-based circles. He has served on the board of the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), he was a contributing reviewer to the PMBOK v3 Guide and is a trainer for the PMI SeminarsWorld program. He maintains the leadership and agile project management blog www.LeadingAnswers.com.

Dinner Agenda:
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Registration and Reception with Cash Bar
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm: Presentation and Questions
8:30 pm Adjournment

Cost: Free.* The Regina .NET User Group will be purchasing 2 corporate tables.

*You can choose to purchase your own ticket by registering through the CIPS website. Tickets are 25$ for CIPS members and 45$ for non-member.

Registration: Please register to reserve your sponsored seat. If, once you’ve registered you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can give your seat to someone else in the community. Registration deadline is Friday, January 30, 2009, 12:00 pm.

Location: Delta Regina – Tuscany Room, 1919 Saskatchewan Dr., Regina, Saskatchewan

UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed.