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The Dream Team Nightmare: Boost Team Productivity Using Agile Techniques

This first-ever interactive Agile Adventure is the gripping tale of an experienced team struggling with agile adoption. In this unique mashup of a business novel written in gamebook format, you’ll overcome common yet daunting challenges that come from using agile methods. As Jim, the agile coach, you’ll learn to apply a range of thinking tools and techniques to real-life problems faced by teams and organizations.  Find out what really works and what fails miserably from the consequences of your choices. Unlike in the real world, if at first you don’t succeed, you can make different choices until you get things right.

Management is read y to disband your new agile team and outsource your project. Can you save the Dream Team? The Dream Team started their journey 18 months ago. Since then, life has become a nightmare. Progress has grounded to a halt.  Morale is low. Quality has become taboo. You have five days to figure out how to get the team back on track. There will be conflict and maybe tears. One thing is for sure: there will be plenty of tough decisions to make.

Inspired by a classic gamebook series, this fun and interactive story has eight different endings designed to enrich and put your agile development knowledge and experience to the test. Packed with familiar scenarios an agile team faces every day, The Dream Team Nightmare offers you the chance to see what would happen if you could do things differently so you can change the way you do thinks for real with confidence.

Combining practical team-building exercises with effective facilitation and Systems Thinking, by the end of the book you’ll be ready to rescue projects in trouble, and get new projects off to a better start.

What reviewers say about The Dream Team Nightmare:

Engaging and fun to read, The Dream team Nightmare is jam-packed with fresh idea and techniques that are easy to adopt. It’s also a great springboard for follow-up reading on the bigger ideas such as systems thinking. I would heartily recommend it to everyone to share with their teams. –Victoria Morgan-Smith, Scrum Master

The Dream Team Nightmare is a breath of fresh air in comparison to other books on project theory and process out there. It provides you with a wealth of information to make better decisions on your project. –James Major, Project Manager, Network Rail

The Dream Team Nightmare is packed with tips and concrete techniques for how to do just about everything an agile coach does. Portia’s entertaining book is totally unlike any other agile book you’ve ever read. –Liz Sedley, author of Agile Coaching

The PMI Mid Missouri Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. The book club meetings are small group discussions for informal sharing and exchanging ideas. In order to participate you need to register for the event, preferably read the book before the meeting, and bring a copy of the book to the meeting.

Event Date 06-14-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-14-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-18-2018 6:00 am
Capacity 20
Registered 6
Available place 14
Cut off date 06-13-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Agile Project Plan or Oxymoron
 

Are Agile and planning polar opposites, can you have both? If you have a fixed scope, fixed funding, and fixed time – to what extend can you be Agile? How do you, “plan”, to meet your contractual requirements? Are there Agile techniques that fit? Please be prepared to share your experiences utilizing Agile within a fixed-constraints project.

Event Date 06-20-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-20-2018 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-08-2018
Capacity 25
Registered 9
Available place 16
Cut off date 06-20-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price Free

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

What is more important to project success, emotional intelligence or academic intelligence? Is it better to understand emotions or quote the PMBOK? Is emotional intelligence more than soft skills? Attendees should be prepared to discuss their opinions and experiences of the part that emotional intelligence plays and if it is preferred over academic intelligence.

 

Event Date 08-15-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 08-15-2018 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 07-06-2018
Capacity 25
Registered 10
Available place 15
Cut off date 08-15-2018 5:30 pm
Individual Price Free

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Servant Leadership

What does it mean to be a servant leader? Is this a position only in Agile environments? What characteristics and qualities do servant leaders exhibit as opposed to a manager or a run-of-the-mill leader? What sets a servant leader apart from the rest? Attendees should be prepared to discuss their opinions and experiences regarding the qualities of servant leaders.

 

Event Date 10-24-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 10-24-2018 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 09-21-2018
Capacity 25
Registered 14
Available place 11
Cut off date 10-24-2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Members in Spotlight

  • Emmy Fry

  • David Garman, PMP

  • Edward Bartel, PMP
  • Dawn Brooks, PMP
  • Suzanne Broward-Partin
  • Allison Bruemmer, PMP
  • Gay Ann Christy, PMP
  • David Garman, PMP
  • Rutger Glocker
  • Darin Hackmann, PMP
  • Shane Harris, PMP
  • Stuart Koelling, PMP
  • Justin Largent
  • Stephanie Lawson, PMI-ACP
  • Amba Malhotra, PMP
  • Tisha McGowan, PMP
  • Tod Moser, PMP
  • David Neeley, PMP
  • Kelly Reilly, PMP
  • Joan Schuman, PMP