PM Insights - Fremont - Agility: Challenges with Leadership-Solutions

Agility: Challenges with Leadership-Solutions 


When:    Dec 6,  2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where:   Alameda County Social Services Building located at 39155 Liberty St., Fremont, CA 94538. - Millennium Room (A120) 


Last date for On-line Registration: 12/01/2017


Applying Agility in teams faces major challenges with leadership. Leadership in companies is command and control driven but agility requires team empowerment.

Leadership is highly deadline and budget driven but Agility thrives on learning, innovation, and freedom.

How to reconcile these two divergent views. What companies are doing?

We will discuss this in the event.


Key takeaway is knowledge about how to deal with leadership related challenges in Agile Teams


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About the Speaker:

 Dr Sam Swapn

Dr. Sam Swapn -  CEO & Chief Agile Coach, SAFe Certified SPC4, Agile Trainer Strategism, TBR Certified, Innovation Games Certified Expert

Official Member - Forbes Technology Council 2016 - Present

CEO, Enterprise Agile Coach Strategisim, Inc. 2012 – Present

Professor of Strategy, Green Business and Project Management North Western Polytechnic University California - Jun 2008 – Present

Professor of Green Business, Strategy, and Project Management. Designed and Taught several courses to Master and Doctorate level students. Published papers and written two books recently.   

Dr. Sam Swapn is a highly passionate Agile Evangelist, an Agile Guru (SME) and an Enterprise Agile Coach for last 7 years acting as Agile Champion at client locations. As a creative and analytical thinker he has helped transform large-scale businesses from waterfall to Agile at portfolio, program, to specific project level. He has been involved in several large-scale $10 million value projects and done complete end-end transformations. Key skills include:

• Actively involved for last 7 years in coaching distributed teams spread over several continents conducting onsite-offsite Scrum development.

• Provided a roadmap and effective leadership support to Agile projects.

• Extensively helped many teams integrate agile to their development environment.

• I have been extensively involved in team coaching, Agile adoption, develop internal program for teams.

• Developed and designed training material for specific client needs.

• Worked with multiple scrum teams and product owners, scrum masters, and cross-functional teams to provide continuous improvement to client Agile adoption with high quality.


PM Insights - Fremont is an excellent opportunity for members and non-members to network with peers and stay on top of our ever-changing Silicon Valley career environment and the skills needed to survive. The event is a combination of networking, career environment scanning, and a topical presentation on a career management related subject. For Project Management Professionals (PMP) the event offers educational credit toward maintaining your certification credential.


Meeting Leader: Holger Kist

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PDU Info:  1.5 - Category A  PDU claiming instructions

Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking
6:30 PM - Featured Speaker
7:45-8:00 - Q&A and Raffle
8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food:  Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


On-line Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10 
Non Members: $20 


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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