Several conference attendees this year will be members of the Project Management Institute, who are interested in learning how to make the agile transition. Not only will Project Managers will have access many quality sessions related to their conference persona, but there is a $100 registration discount still available to PMI members. Furthermore, attendees will have a chance to network with other members of the recently launched PMI Agile Community.
A PMI Agile community? What is that, and why are they coming to Agile 2009?
As reported last month by InfoQ, PMI has authorized the formation of a formal community dedicated to agile project management.
“We’re here to solicit advice and recruit volunteers”, says Jesse Fewell, the community’s Chief Product Owner. “The mission of the PMI Agile community is to ‘equip PMI members with Agile skills and knowledge’. Our aim is that in so doing, we have a unique opportunity to influence the right kind of culture change among 600,000 project managers across the world. However, that won’t happen unless agile’s best and brightest join the cause.”
People involved in this new community include: Jesse Fewell, Sanjiv Augustine, Mike Griffiths, Dan Mezick, Mike Cottmeyer, Michele Sliger, Ainsley Nies, Brian Bozzuto, Dave Prior, Jean Laporte, and many others.
The community will celebrate its launch at a reception hosted by Thoughtworks, Inc on Tuesday Aug 25th at 7:30pm in their Chicago offices.
To learn more about the community, check out their self-organizing wiki.
For further reading, check out Mike Griffiths’ article about the importance of the launch of this community and Jesse Jewel’s post about why the PMI is at the conference.