PM Insights - Foster City Apr 25: Effective Agile Leadership

PM Insights Foster City

Effective Agile Leadership


When:   Tue Apr 25 2017, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Foster City Community Center - Sail Room, 1000 E. Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404 - MAP
Last Date for On-line Registration is 4/20

Agile & Scrum are so hot these days, in fact it has become a fad! Every Industry implements some form of Agile & Scrum or Kanban. However, many teams struggle to get the best out of Agile. In fact, people and teams often say, it doesn’t work as claimed!In this session, you will find out how to make your Agile implementation most effective! You will also find out where you have a choice to influence and where you really don’t have one and the best you can do in such situations.


  • Find out what stops a team to be an effective Agile team that it deserves to be
  • Understand clear responsibilities of the various Agile roles (SM, PO & Team)
  • Learn to notice & correct the common symptoms of organizational misalignment with Agile methods
  • Learn how to drive agile from the 'Human Side'
About the Instructor:

Amitabh SinhaAmitabh Sinha

Principal Agile Coach, Sony PlayStation

Amitabh has been working with Agile Principles for more than 15 years. He has played the various roles of Software Engineer, Tech Lead, Mentor, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach at various companies. He has helped bring Agile/Scrum transformations in both small and large Companies. Many a times his teams have been voted as the happiest ones!

Amitabh’s approach to Agile is simple: “Success and failure is first and foremost about people” – It is the people (and not the machines) who create great products. If you can learn to understand & win the people you work with, they will blossom in their purpose and skills, and go on to create great products.

Amitabh is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional, PMI-ACP & Certified SAFe Practitioner


Meeting Leader:  Oren Gotesman  

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PDU Info:     1.5 - Category A

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Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 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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