Meeting/Event Information

NWA PMI 2015 Professional Development Day

May 16, 2015
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Arvest Bank Conference Room - Bentonville Square
201 NE A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

Join us for the Professional Development Day

***Additional speaker added***
Earn 5 PDUs
Cost for Attendance:     
Member pre-registration - $20
Member at the door - $25
Non-Member pre-registration - $70
Non-Member at the door - $75

Parking: due to other events on The Square, please be mindful of parking. You may want to arrive early.

What is this thing everyone calls Agile? If you have been doing software development a different way your whole career you may be wondering why should I change, what’s so different? In this introductory talk we will define why Agile is more than a process or methodology; it’s really a different approach to doing software development.

Speaker(s) for PDD

Subhendu Mishra, PMP,  is an Agile Champion in Walmart ISD and RTE in Scaled Agile Framework

Passionate IT professional who embraced Agile to help teams succeed while continuously seeking to improve myself and those I guide.Over 12 years of software development expertise directing SDLC planning and delivery of enterprise programs from concept to release. 7 years in Walmart ISD with strong strategic and leadership expertise in software development using agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and SAFe. Served as a Scrum Master and Agile lead for internal and globally distributed teams. Provided agile training to internal development team, Product Owners and new Scrum Masters. Chaired Scrum of Scrums meetings to discuss cross functional impediments, solutions and shared project metrics with the leadership team. Track, evaluate and report on deliverable status from multiple sources in a cross-functional, geographically-distributed team environment. PMP certified professional (2011) and MBA graduate from Sam Walton school of Business(2015).

Mike Carey, CSP, CSM

Mike has been with Walmart for seven years, starting as an ISD Programmer in the Item File area. Mike developed on several key initiatives in Item File over the course of four years, but grew weary of the bittersweet success that was almost always sandwiched between war rooms and projects to mostly fix what was just released. He had what he called an infomercial moment: “There’s got to be a better way!” Mike earned his Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification in 2011 and attended his first Agile conference in 2012. He became a full-time Scrum Master in June of 2012 and founded the Agile User Group (now the Walmart Agile Community) shortly after. In addition to leading Item File’s transition to an all-Agile approach in 2013, Mike began helping other teams adopt Agile processes. In December 2013 he became one of the first two Agile coaches within ISD. He has helped organize two Agile Summits at Walmart – in 2012 and 2014 – and presented at the Agile Alliance #Agile2014 conference. He earned his Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification in 2014, and he has spent the last year and a half coaching Walmart teams across ISD in Bentonville and Virginia, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, and the UK. Mike has a beautiful wife, Alice, and three exuberant children, Ben, Eleanor and Gus.
Agenda for May 16th:

8:30am PDD Opening
8:40am Value Mapping Exercise
9:10am Break (15 min)
9:25am What is this thing everyone calls Agile?
11:25am Lunch (1 hr) 
12:25pm Scrum LEGO simulation
1:05pm Break (15 min)
1:20pm Kanban

2:20pm Wrap-up and Retro



$25.00 PDD - Member
$20.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

$75.00 PDD - Guest
$70.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

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