February 2020 Dinner Meeting - Intro to Disciplined Agile – What’s It All About?


February 13, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Brookhaven Country Club | 3333 Golfing Green Dr
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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Speaker Biography

Tony Johnson

Tony has over 25 years of experience in industries such as telecommunications, financial, consulting, hardware, software development, education and manufacturing. 

He has been a trainer and curriculum developer in technology, electronic commerce and Project Management. An award winning member of Dallas, Texas PMI® Chapter, and the CEO & Founder of the Pmi Dallas 2018 Company of the Year. 

Tony Johnson is a Disciplined Agile Champion, as well as a past member of the PMI Dallas Chapter’s education committee. 

Mr. Johnson has been the keynote speaker in speaking engagements at PMI & IIBA Chapters worldwide. He is the author of over 40 books and hundreds of products for the CBAP, CCBA, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP and PgMP, PfMP, PMISP, PMI-RMP and PMI-PBA Exams including manuals, audio CDs, exam simulation CDs, flashcards, placemats and PMTV online training.  

Tony has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration & Finance and a MBA in Operations & Strategic Management from Dallas Baptist University. 

Tony holds the following industry certifications or degrees: MBA, SSGB, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, CSPO, CSP, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, DALSM, CDAC, CCBA, and CBAP.


Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy has managed multi-million-dollar projects around the world.  She is an instructor for project management at the University of Texas at Dallas.  She and her husband own American Realty, a real estate firm based in Dallas. Susan is Past President of the PMI Dallas Chapter, and the recipient of multiple project management awards.  She recently achieved her Disciplined Agilist Certification, and is one of the DA Chapter Champions. 


William "Red" Davidson

William Davidson, known to many as Red, is an Agile Coach from Plano, Texas. He’s coached at large enterprises including CA Technologies, Frontier Communications, Citigroup, Toyota and Chase.  He's been writing software for money since 1983 (whoa, that's a long time). He's held many positions (Development Manager, Project/Program Manager, Scrum Master and PMO Lead), received awards (Business Development Quality Award for Excellence), written papers & articles, and presented at more than 80 conferences and user group meetings. As an Agile Coach, Red helps teams and their organizations achieve the benefits of Agile software delivery.


Laura Weller

Laura has over 18 years of experience in Marketing and Project Management. She builds brands, creates new possibilities and uses research to validate conclusions. Her novel ideas and intuitive insights convert vague concepts into concrete results. Laura captures minds and hearts through Transformational Storytelling.


Dexter Rhodes

-  PMP, ICP (Pending Certification as Disciplined Agile Coach)
- A Member of PMI Dallas since 2009
- Currently the VP of Education for PMI Dallas
- Professionally, have spent the past twenty or so years as a VP, PM and Scrum Master directing some form of healthcare software development with Tenet Healthcare, Behavioral Health Group, AccentCare, Collain Healtcare (an LG affiliated company), and Curantis Solution.
- Currently engaged with UT Southwestern working with one of the largest and most successful Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) in the country who has strategically partnered with Arcadia to enhance their ACO’s continuum of care initiatives


Keynote Synopsis

Disciplined Agile (DA) was purchased by PMI August 2019.  What is it? And why might it be important to you? The PMI Dallas Chapter launched a program in late 2019 to address the need for information and resources related to DA.  As part of this effort, several DA Chapter Champions were identified. Join us at the February Dinner Meeting to hear from this panel and learn more about DA:  what it is, what resources are available to you, and how you might gain value from it. The DA toolkit is an industry-leading approach that helps teams make informed choices about their way of working (WoW) in a context-sensitive manner. DA helps people address new ways of functioning in an increasingly agile world.  

Bring your questions and come prepared for an interactive discussion all about Disciplined Agile!


5:30-6:45 Registration 
     - Open Area: Blue Dot/Green Dot (Job Seekers/Job Offerers networking) 
     - Open Area:  Standup Networking, Library, Book Review program, Sponsors and other tables 
6:00-6:30 Poolside Room:  Free PM Think Tank facilitated discussion or New Member Orientation
6:30-7:00 Table Networking and Dinner
7:00-7:30 Welcome and Announcements
7:30-8:30 Presentation* 

* As a courtesy to our speakers and guests, admission to the meeting is prohibited after 7 pm sharp. Refunds will not be provided.

Vegetarian Meals
If you would like a vegetarian meal, please place your order by Thursday the week before the dinner meeting.  Vegetarian meals may not be an available option the day of the event or if you register at the door.

Cancellations and Refund Policy:  
Full refunds will be granted if request is submitted before the defined early bird deadline identified for the event. Partial refunds of 50% of the course registration fee will be refunded if the cancellation request is received after the early bird deadline but prior to the day of delivery for the event. Please refer to the Refund and Cancellation Policy for additional information.

PMI Dallas Chapter Dinner meetings are 1.5-PDU events per PMI CCR guidelines. For instructions on how to claim your PDUs for this event, please go to Reporting PDUs for 1-2 PDU meetings or events.

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$45.00 PMI Dallas Chapter Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before February 10

$45.00 Non-Members and Guests
$35.00 Earlybird rate before February 10

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