PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Agile Forum - 190115

Agile Forum - 190115

The Agile Forum meetings offer an opportunity for professional networking and knowledge sharing with other agile practitioners as well as provide a learning environment for professionals interested in learning about agile techniques. Everyone is welcome to participate.                     

Title: "PMI Agile Forum - Backlog Planning exercise"

Presented by: Rob Phillips, Principal Solutions Architect / AgileCraft


For our first PMI Agile Forum meeting of 2019, we will once again start with our popular backlog planning exercise.   With your input we'll create a ranked Topic/Speaker Backlog for the upcoming sessions in 2019. This exercise helps The PMI Agile Forum deliver content that has the greatest value to Forum attendees.

We will start with some brainstorming games to spark content input.  Then, we'll form Feature teams to target key areas and create our Backlog Kanban to visualize the work.  Finally, we'll apply estimation & prioritization techniques to rank the topics to create our planned Roadmap for 2019.

Please start the experience by submitting any ideas you may already have in the Speaker Question box on the registration website.

In the past, this meeting has been one of our most attended annually, so please be sure to join us and make your voice heard.  In addition to helping direct content for the year, you may also take away something you can use in your own projects/organizations.


Rob is a Principal Solutions Architect at AgileCraft with 25+ years of IT experience.  PhillipsRobHe focuses on guiding client implementations for organizations that embrace transformational change, team culture and business agility for success.   Rob’s passion is innovating product delivery, leveraging skill sets in modern software development practices to balance shifts in marketplace demands, align around value streams and optimize time to market.

With Industrial Engineering and MBA degrees from Georgia Tech, Rob began his career at IBM before moving to consulting positions at EDS and Northern Trust Retirement Consulting.  He learned true Agile delivery concepts at ChoicePoint, Inc. in R&D for authentication and biometrics businesses before migrating into pre- and post-sales client solutions roles.  At Equifax, Rob led the Agile Program Portfolio Management group for the Core Software Engineering organization, delivering an enterprise-wide data stack transformation.    As a SAFe Program Consultant since 2013, Rob has certified over 1,000 individuals in the Scaled Agile Framework.                              

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Matrix Resources, 1000 Abernathy Road, 3rd Floor, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30328


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through January 8th.
Non-Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $13.00 through January 8th.

Forums no longer accept cash registrations at the door.  Please register in advance or via your computer or smartphone at the door.

Meeting content, presenter, and location are subject to change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations. 


Earn 1 PDU
Talent Triangle Category: Strategy & Business Management 

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-15-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $15.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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