PM Role in a Lean and Agile World
As part of the 2014 PMI-OC Annual Conference, Dave discussed the role of traditional project managers in a lean and agile environment. He addressed important steps PMs can take to succeed and thrive during an organization’s lean and agile transformation, focusing on roles and activities in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and reporting, and closing within the Scaled Agile Framework.
In 2012, Dave created the Project Management Institute Orange County Chapter’s “Lend a Helping PM Hand–Building Community with Project Management” service award. ABC7 Eyewitness News weather anchor Garth Kemp and the Costa Mesa Fire Department were honored with the “Lend a Helping PM Hand–Building Community with Project Management” service award for their involvementwith the Spark of Love Toy Drive.
Dave is an active member of the OC Project Masters Toastmasters Club, part of Toastmasters International. He organized the chapter’s 2013 speech contests (a Toastmasters’ tradition), with a focus on helping attendees improve leadership, communication, and listening skills in a supportive setting.
Dave participated in the Agile Open SoCal 2013, where he and other agile practitioners and advocates had an opportunity to learn, network, and grow as members of the Southern California Agile community.