PMI Sunnyvale 10-11-2017 Agile Appetizer – make them hungry!

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PMI Sunnyvale 10-11-2017 Agile Appetizer – make them hungry!


When:   Wed October 11th 2017, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where:  Sunnyvale Community Center - Ballroom, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale

Last Date for On-line Registration is 10/9


Ever met a resistant team? Or managers who say “Agile doesn’t work.” Or executives who think that agile is some kind of get-to-market-quick magic? Well, consider they have no actual idea what agile is. Why would they if no-one has ever explained it to them properly? Worse, their misunderstanding serves as their context during training and coaching and never getting any benefit, preventing successful agile transformations. Andrew Webster calls it “Agile PTSD.”

In this session, you’ll get a deeper insight into the wisdom of agile practices, learning how to shift people’s context for agile development so they see it as a huge exciting opportunity instead of another thing they’ve got to handle when they’re already way too busy.

We’ll cover a set of “dimensions” that explain:



  • Why agile practices are inevitable
  • Why up to 70% of people hate their work and how agile practices can transform that
  • How a company benefits financially from using agile approaches
  • How to make sense of work and thereby improve the product, the process, and workers’ experience
  • And more!

We know agile development is "the difference maker." Now let’s make that difference!

N.B. This presentation is an “appetizer” for a two-day workshop coming later this year.

Register today!


About the Instructor: Andrew Webster


Andrew Webster is an agile mage. More properly, he’s an enterprise, team, and personal transformation coach and trainer, but who needs a job title that long? Andrew has worked in software development for 20 years; an agilist since 2004, certified as CSM, CSPO, and CSP, a certified NLP Master Practitioner, certified Training From The Back Of The Room trainer’s trainer, certified (but lousy) graphic facilitator, and certified Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Indicator facilitator. So, he’s thoroughly proven to be certifiable.

Previously working for giant clients like BBVA Compass, Visa, PayPal and Google subsidiary Nest, with over sixty projects under his belt, Andrew is currently writing a book on the social anthropology of work, and consulting with start-ups, small and medium sized companies.

About this presentation:

Ron Lichty (Author of "Managing the Unmanageable")

"Awesome tour de force, Andrew!"

Steven W. (on

"The presentation was one of the best high level arguments for agile development that I have encountered."

Joan Webster (Andrew's mom)

"Andrew is the best trainer in Agile ever.  Whatever that is."


Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM

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PDU Info:   2.0 - Category A

PDU claiming instructions 

Program Agenda:

5:30 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:15 PM - Featured Speaker

8:30 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")


Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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