Membership Renewal

Chapter Yearly Membership is only $25

May 2017 Chapter Meeting

May 25, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sinclair Community College
301 West Fourth Street, Building 12, 1st Floor
Dayton, OH 45402-1460

May 2017 Chapter Meeting 

The Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute 

is pleased to welcome

Sam O’Brien


Agile: A 12 Step Program

Thursday, May 25, 2017

5:30p - 8:00p

Our Agile practice must begin with an Agile mindset. This talk will guide you along the path to establishing an understanding of how to think Agile. I was in a coffee shop in Columbus, Ohio with a group of fellow Agile enthusiasts chatting about our experiences. A fellow coach & friend was making fun of my Agile passion & told the group that if an Agile rehab clinic ever opened, I would be the first client. This talk grew out of that conversation. It is a somewhat humorous and equally serious look at the foundations of our craft. While it is geared more toward new Agile practitioners and teams embarking upon an Agile Transformation, veterans can also gain some new insights with this refresher. We dive into the basic Principles discussing team benefits, business benefits, meaning of the Principles and Agile practices guided by the Principles.

About the Speaker

Sam O’Brien is an Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Master and Retrospective Facilitator. Sam has worked with Fortune 20 clients to $100M companies in the US and internationally with distributed and diverse teams in all stages of Agile maturity. Since taking on her first Agile (XP) project sixteen years ago, her experience spans all Agile methods and implementation approaches. She has experience in Finance, Manufacturing, Government, Medical Research, Retail and Printing.

Sam is currently serving as the Director of Agile Services at Cohesion where she manages the direction, day-to-day activities, talent acquisition, and growth strategy for Cohesion Agile. Sam’s passion for Agile is contagious. She shares her home in Dayton with her loveable Springer-Aussie Shephard rescue, Charlie. Sam enjoys a proper pot of tea and can often be heard cheering for her favorite (football) soccer team or the local Dayton sports teams.


Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Room 131

301 West Fourth Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460

Doors Open/Networking:  5:30p

Dinner:  6:00p - 7:30p

Professional Development Units:   All attendees will earn one Professional Development Unit (PDU) for use towards the Project Management Professional (PMP) recertification.

Dinner:   The menu is a Dinner Buffet featuring salad, two hot entrees, potatoes, fresh vegetables, bread and dessert. Beverage is your choice of iced tea or coffee.


Members: $25
Non-Members and Walk-ins: $30


Parking included. You will receive a parking pass at registration.


$25.00 Member Ticket
$30.00 after 12:00 am May 23

$30.00 Guest Ticket or Walk-In