PMI California Central Coast

February Monthly Meeting

February Monthly Meeting

February 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

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Join us Thursday February 22nd for a Dinner Meeting in Thousand Oaks

Topic: Agile Impact to the Project Manager Role

Why should project managers care to learn Agile?

The impact of Agile on the role of many project managers is likely to be significant. On small, single-team Agile projects, you may not find someone called a “Project Manager”; however, there certainly is a need for someone to coach and mentor the team on Agile Project Management practices. There is also a need for project managers on larger, more complex enterprise-level projects; understanding of Agile is essential even at that level. This “raises the bar” for project managers significantly. It requires project managers to develop a fresh new perspective to see Agile and traditional, plan-driven, project management approaches as complementary to each other rather than competitive. This presentation will help you learn how to blend the two approaches in whatever proportions are needed to fit any situation.

About Raffi Avedian

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Raffi Avedian is a Senior IT Project Manager at Centene Corporation (formerly Health Net), where he acts as both Project Manager and Scrum Master for a large team of developers, QA and UAT testers. This team supports multiple projects in support of enterprise wide Pharmacy Prior Authorization initiative.

Raffi earned his Master’s in Computer Science at the State University of New York at Binghamton, is a certified PMP, certified Scrum Master (CSM), and a Certified SAFe 4.5 Agile Practitioner (SP). He has over 20 years of experience in Software Engineering, and 10 years of experience as a Project Manager.


Date: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Meeting Time: 5:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (dinner at 6pm)


Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
30100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm     New Member Orientation
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm     Networking
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm     Dinner
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm     Announcements
7:00 pm - 7:44 pm     Speaker Presentation
7:44 pm - 8:00 pm     Break
8:00 pm - 8:44 pm     Speaker Presentation
8:44 pm - 9:00 pm     Raffle/Meeting adjourned

This meeting provides attendees with 2 PDUs.

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Event Date 02-22-2018
Event End Date 02-22-2018
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