Agile Mentorship Program

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. The first intake will run from September 2019 to February 2020.

Application Deadline closes on August 30 2019 for Protegees!
Application Deadline extended to September 30 2019 for Mentors!
Session to start in October 2019

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 for the first intake.

Program Details

What It Is What It Isn’t
  • 2 people collaborating around the protégé’s (person being mentored):
    • Career goals
    • Professional development goals
    • PM “challenges” at work
  • Contributing to individual growth
  • A networking opportunity
  • Not a way to prepare for your            PMP exam
  • Not counselling (i.efamily, 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


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

• Exposed to a pragmatic approach to leading Agile projects

• Connect with a wide base of professional peers

• Faster growth in PM/SM profession

• Success with immediate PM “challenges” Network with more experienced PMs

• If certified, you earn PDUs

• If not, earn training credit hours toward PMP/PMI-ACP (to verify)



• 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 PDUs

    Ideal Protégé: (6 each intake)

    • 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: (6 each intake)

    • At least 5 years’ experience in leading Agile projects
    • PMPs or Senior PM – minimum 5 years PM experience
    • A passion for Agile and Project Management

    Schedule of Events

    •  One workshop per month
      1st Workshop is Mentor/Protegé training followed by 5 topics as per below
    Workshop # Dates Topics
    1 Oct 9 Training and Match Announcement
    2 Nov 13 Planning
    3 Dec 11 Scope/Risk
    4 Jan 8 Cost/Procurement  – Where do infrastucture cost fit in?
    5 Feb 12 Stakeholders – Is the Product Owner the only one?
    6 Mar 11 Resource – Does Servant Leadership create high performing teams?


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



    Workshop Venue: SAIT


    Program Fees

    Protegees: $150 (including GST) for PMISAC Members and $190 (including GST) for non-members

    Free for Mentors




    PMI-SAC members who satisfy the program requirements can earn PDUs.

    Additional Information

    Please contact Tanya Jaffer for further details.

    Upcoming Events

    Wed 27

    Lunch & Learn – Speaking with the experts

    January 27th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Total Members 2536
    New members this year 640
    PMP® Members 1811
    CAPM® Members 54
    PgMP® Members 5
    PMI-SP® Members 7
    PMI-RMP® Members 12
    PMI-ACP® Members 24
    PfMP® Members 1
    PMI-PBA® Members 2

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