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Agile Mentorship Program

Since the Agile Mentorship Program was so successfully received last year, the Project Management Institute Southern Alberta Chapter (PMI-SAC) is proud to announce the Agile Mentorship program to its membership this year. The learning objective is to train Scrum Masters to adopt a metrics based approach to Agile (be it Agile Scrum or Agile Kanban) and to apply the Project Management process in the PMBoK to their Agile projects. Applications are being accepted until Sep 6, 2022.

Program start is Sep 13, 2022

This program is designed to provide you with guidance and advice on moving your career to the next level in Agile practices. This program will be a small cohort of 6 pairs of Mentors and Protégé matches.

Program Details

What It Is What It Isn’t
  • 2 people collaborating around the protégé’s
    • Career goals
    • Professional development goals
    • PM “challenges” at work
  • An individual growth opportunity
  • A networking opportunity
  • Not a way to prepare for your PMP or PMI-ACP exam
  • Not counselling (i.e. family, work performance, personal conflicts)
  • Not tutoring / teaching
  • Not a way to get a job reference
  • Not counseling in getting a new job
  • Not a constant “gripe” session
  • Not a “quick fix”

Program Benefits

Protégées

• Learn how to leverage the benefits of PM best practices in their Agile projects

• Gain exposure to a pragmatic approach to leading Agile projects​

• Connect with a wide base of professional peers

• Grow faster in the PM/SM profession

• Become successful with immediate PM “challenges”

• Network with more experienced PMs

• If certified, earn up to 10 PDUs

• If not, earn 3 training credit hours toward PMP/PMI-ACP

 

Mentors

• Have the opportunity to share their experiences with other mentors

• Have the opportunity to learn from their protégées

• Strengthen leadership, mentoring and coaching skills

• Earn up to 10 PDUs

Ideal Protégé: 

  • Project Managers or Scrum masters looking to acquire a PMP or PMI-ACP certification
  • Experienced Scrum Masters
  • Experienced PMs new at leading Agile projects

Ideal Mentor: 

  • At least 5 years’ experience in leading Agile projects
  • PMPs, PMI-ACPs or Senior PM with a minimum 5 years PM experience
  • A passion for Agile and Project Management

Schedule of Events

  •  One workshop per month at 7 pm
Workshop # Dates Topics Speaker
1 Sep 13 PMI-SAC Mentor/Protégé Training and Match Announcement  Landis Jackson
2 Nov 8 Agile in a Waterfall organization John Moura/Karlston Oliveira
3 Jan 10 Disciplined Agile Mark Lines
4 Feb 7 Evolution of Leadership Mike Griffiths

 

  • 6 one-hour one-on-one independent mentorship sessions between matches outside workshop hours

 

 

Workshop Venue:

Virtual Meetings: Zoom Professional

In-Person Meetings: Location TBD

 

Program Fees

Protegees: $100 (including GST) for PMI-SAC Members and $125 (including GST) for non-members

Mentors: Free

 

PDUs

 

PMI-SAC members who satisfy the program requirements will earn up to 9 PDUs.

Additional Information

Please contact the program leader for further details.

Upcoming Events

Jun 18

Project Management Under Extreme Conditions

June 18th @ 11:00 pm - June 19th @ 1:00 am
Jun 23

PMI-SAC Book Club – July

June 23rd @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jun 23

PMI-SAC Golf Tournament

June 23rd @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP

 

Total Members 2,060
PMP® Members 1,574
CAPM® Members 60
PMI-ACP® Members 48
PMI-RMP® Members 8
PgMP® Members 7
AH-MC Members 11
DASSM 10
PMI-SP® Members 4
PMI-PBA 1
PfMP® Members 1
OTF 1
CD-MC 1
CDBA 1
ECC 1

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