PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Agile (Virtual) Forum - 200818

Agile (Virtual) Forum - 200818

"Are we ‘Being Agile’ or merely ‘Doing Agile’?"

presented by M.C. Moore, InterContinental Hotels Group/Senior Scrum Master, GT Commercial Applications Business Management

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.            


How many times have you heard in a forum on Agile, or perhaps in a casual discussion among fellow practitioners—are we truly ‘being Agile’ or just ‘doing Agile’? Oftentimes these two concepts are presented as being pitted against one another as you would expect battle combatants. Our discussion, however, will focus on the complex and interconnected relationship between the two. Be prepared to think in a new way about what it means to be ‘doing Agile’!

In our conversation, we will explore:
• the Agile mindset, values, principles, and practices which are the underpinnings of doing Agile
• those corporate values, principles, and practices which may augment (or retard) our ability and effectiveness in doing Agile

Learning objectives:
• Recognize the primacy of mindset as the basis for any Agile transformation;
• Understand how the adherence to the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto, combined with a company’s values and principles all directly influence our ways of working (i.e. practices);
• Raise awareness for the need to manage upward as much as coach and mentor laterally to enable our Agile teams reach their fullest potential.


M.C. is an information technology software delivery professional possessing business and technology experience gained from the financial services, pharma, retail, and hospitality industries. MC is employed by InterContinental Hotels Group in the Global Commercial and Technology division. He participated in the organization’s recent transformation which delivered a software solution that enabled the migration of the company’s 5,000+ hotel property estate to a new vendor platform in just a little over one year; this effort paved the way to sunset the company’s fifty-year-old central reservation system. He presently serves as a technical senior scrum master having worked with multiple scrum teams and across different Agile Release Trains. His practical experience has been augmented with certifications including: IC Agile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE), Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) and Agilist (SA), PMI agile certified practitioner (PMI-ACP) and project management professional (PMP), certified project manager (CPM), and certified scrum master (CSM). His academic achievements include earning an MBA with a concentration in IS Management from Mercer University and a BS in Business from Virginia Tech.

Having earned his PMP certification in 2009, M.C. has been a member of the Atlanta PMI chapter since that time. He presently volunteers for the chapter as an Education Ambassador and as a mentor in the Mentoring Program for new and aspiring PMPs. In addition to his volunteer work PMI Atlanta, he is an active member in Atlanta’s Agile practitioner community. He also serves as an officer for the Board of Trustees for his church and volunteers at the local and national levels of his co-ed professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi.



Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM




You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10. 

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


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Event Properties

Event Date 08-18-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar
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