I presented my presentation on Agile Foundations and Agile Myths twice this week. First to the PMI Atlanta Professional Growth event. Then today to the Enterprise Application team at Turner. I am pretty happy with the presentation and both were well received. One of the things I promised to both groups was to point people to some of the Agile Project Management resources available in Atlanta.
First, PMI has launched a Virtual Community for Agile Project Management. Both Mike Cottmeyer and I are involved in the core leadership of this team. This community has discussions groups, and with our our new efforts going into next year, the site will have new webinars, a newsletter, and papers.
There is an Agile Atlanta group that meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Matrix Resources offices. This group focuses on Agile development.
There is a Scrum Atlanta group that meets the 4th Wednesday of each month – except November and December sometimes. This is a broader group than the Agile Atlanta group – including project managers, testers, business analysts, and Scrum advocates.
Mike and I are also in the process of forming a PMI Agile Local Interest Group. Follow me here for more information. We hope to have details on where and when we are meeting pretty soon. This group will focus on Project Management for Agile Organizations and Scaling Agile into the Enterprise.
To all the people who attended my talks this week, thanks coming out and for the great feedback. Please come participate in the Agile community here in Atlanta.