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. The first intake will run from February 2021 to April 2021.

Session to start in Apr 21, 2021

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
    • 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

• 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, earn up to 12 PDUs

• If not, earn 5 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 12 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 Apr 21 PMI-SAC Mentor/Protégé Training and Match Announcement  Landis Jackson
2 May 18 Leveraging the metrics built into to the Agile Framework John Moura
3 Jun 15 Agile and Project Planning and Project Control Peter McCurdy
4 Sep 14 Scaling Agile for large projects Mark Lines
5 Oct 19 Agile in a Waterfall organization TBD
6 Nov 16 Agile and Servant 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: $75 (including GST) for PMI-SAC Members and $100 (including GST) for non-members

Mentors: Free

 

PDUs

 

PMI-SAC members who satisfy the program requirements will earn up to 12 PDUs.

Additional Information

Please contact the program leader for further details.

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