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08. Anita Dhir: Agile Project Management Workshop and Agile Meeting/Panel Discussion (March 29, 2012)

Anita Dhir
Anita Dhir presents: One Day Agile Project Management Workshop
Agile Panelists
Webinar / Meeting / Panel Discussion:  Fitting a Square Peg in a round hole: 
Managing Agile Projects in a Traditional Setting

On March 29, Anita Dhir returns to STCNY to teach a one day Agile Project Management Live / Virtual workshop.

In the evening, a panel of practitioners will join Anita for the Webinar/Monthly Meeting/Panel Discussion on the topic: "Fitting a square peg in a round hole:  Managing Agile projects in a traditional setting"

One Day Workshop: Using Agile to Successfully Manage Projects

8:15 am - 9:00 am - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Workshop
     (LIVE or Virtual)

Agile Workshop Outline - (Earn 8 PDUs toward PMP certification)

The workshop provides a balanced exposure to the following:
  • Define Agile projects
  • Understand the different Agile techniques and how to apply them
  • Understand the role of the project manager in the agile project environment
  • Understand and learn how to use tools and technology to manage your agile projects
  • Learn the importance of communication, change and risk management to successfully manage projects; Learn the importance of achievement, execution, risk, and change based planning

Who Should Attend: Internal managers, senior technical communicators, information designers, senior trainers and consultants who manage projects or plan to manage projects in their organizations. The course is also recommended for those considering PMI certification. NOTE: A Certificate of Completion will be given at the end of the workshop that participants can apply to PMI certification.

Monthly Meeting:  Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole:  Managing Agile projects in a Traditional Setting 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking/Refreshments
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Presentation / Panel Discussion   (LIVE or VIRTUAL)

Managing Agile projects in a traditional setting. While Agile project management is being adopted rapidly in many organizations, project managers are finding that the traditional organizational setting is not conducive to being agile. 

Project managers are realizing that they must challenge the organizational status quo.  In this session, Anita will discuss the organizational set up; working methods, tools, and workspace that they need to negotiate for their Agile projects to succeed. 

A panel of Agile practitioners will join Anita Dhir including Nitza Hauser, Director of Technical Communication Services at Medidata Solutions Worldwide, Victoria Clarke, Manager, QA and Technical Writing in the software department at Divestco Inc. and Jane Zupfer, VP, Technical Publication at PTC .  Expect an energetic discussion about real Agile implementation issues, lessons and takeaways.  


Thomson Reuters
195 Broadway/Fulton
New York, NY 10007

Room # TBA
Contact # (917)-312-1567

IMPORTANT: Be sure to bring a picture ID to show security at the main entrance. You must RSVP and be on the list at security. No walk-ins will be allowed.


Please REGISTER EARLY. Deadline for registration is March 28 . All events are available Virtually. WEB link for Virtual participants will be sent 1 day before the events.
Register for March 29 Agile Proj. Mgt Workshop by Anita Dhir

March 29 Workshop (STC Member) - $135.00
March 29 Workshop (Related Org.) - $135.00
March 29 Workshop (Non-Member) - $150.00
March 29 Virtual Workshop (Member) - $110.00
March 29 Virtual Workshop (Related Org.) - $110.00
March 29 Virtual Workshop (Non-Member) - $125.00

About Anita Dhir

Anita Dhir, PMP®, is President/CEO, Medhira Enterprises, www.medhira.com. Anita Dhir is a system thinker who emphasizes the importance of gaining knowledge and building relationships to achieve success. She has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies managing strategic quality and project management initiatives. She has successfully planned and implemented project office, training, outsourcing, and process improvement strategies for organizations to achieve SEI's CMM, Levels 2 and 3.

Anita is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University for the Project Management Certification program. She has served on the Board of Directors of both the NYC and Westchester PMI chapters. She was instrumental in the creation and growth of the widely regarded PMINYC's Career Development Network program in 2001. As Medhira's lead consultant and learning solutions provider, Anita focuses on providing project management and operational best practices solutions for her clients based in USA, Europe, India, and Mauritius.

Anita has conducted over 500 plus workshops across the globe and shared her expertise with over 4,000 students.Anita published the "Complete CAPM/PMP® Exam Prep Kit" to assist candidates in their quest for PMI certification. She has degrees in Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) and Physics. Anita can be reached at adhir@medhira.com.

About our Panelists

Nitza Hauser
Nitza Hauser is the Director, Technical Communication Services for Medidata Solutions Worldwide.  She is a member of Medidata's Agile Steering Committee and current First Vice President of STC New York Metro. 


Jane Zupfer
Jane Zupfer is the VP, Technical Publications at PTC  where she manages a group that supports PTC's enterprise products. PTC includes the Arbortext product group, and they use Arbortext Editor for authoring and Digital Media Publisher for delivering Help Centers in Canada and the US. She is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

Victoria Clarke
Victoria Clarke is the Manager, QA and Technical Writing of the software department at Divestco Inc. She has been navigating her groups through the process of Agile since the company adopted the development methodology in 2005.

Victoria is a senior member of the STC Alberta chapter and is based in Calgary, Alberta.