Abstract/Description

To the foreign eye a PMP (Project Management Professional) is in one corner and in the opposite corner we have an Agile Project Manager, and this seems to be so because both advocate different vision of how to run a project, and even different conceptions about what a project really is. PMP practices have been mainstream for years in project management, but in the last decade Agile gained more popularity and now seems to be ready to challenge the champion for the belt. But is really so that this two are really opposed? Don’t miss this fight that doesn’t promise knockouts but instead may go to distance.

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About the Speaker(s)

Juan Banda is a trainer, coach, speaker, blogger, martial artist and out of the box thinker. Since Juan got exposed to Scrum in early 2007, he committed himself to continue learning and applying Scrum in the teams and organizations where he worked. His path put him in the roles of Scrum Master, Agile Trainer, Product Owner, and Agile Coach. Juan now holds all of the requirements of the Scrum Alliance and is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in addition to the PMP ™ & PMI-ACP certifications he has through the Project Management Institute (PMI) organization. After earning his Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Illinois at Chicago, Juan worked as a full time professor, consultant, developer and manager. During his tenure with the University, he led teams of more than fifty developers and also served as the Head of the Engineering Department. Juan is also a community enthusiast and dedicated to the Scrum movement in his home country of Bolivia. He has organized Scrum Bolivia Day 2012, Scrum Bolivia Day 2013, and the Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014. In August 2013 Juan has been elected to serve as a member on the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. As a speaker Juan presented in dozens of conferences and more recently in the Scrum Gathering New Orleans, the Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014, Agile 2013 Peru, the Agile 2013 Conference in Nashville, the Scrum Gathering Las Vegas, Agile 2012 Argentina, the Scrum Gathering Buenos Aires 2012 Regional Event, and local PMI Chapters conferences.