Agile, You and The Workplace (C193-180117P-PDD)

January 17, 2018
6:30 PM EST - 8:30 PM EST
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Corporate Event Centre (CHSI)
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, L4W 0A1

An agile workplace is one that is constantly changing, adjusting and responding to organizational needs. Agility requires a dynamic relationship between employees, management, work and the workplace, as well as how work productivity gets measured. Many companies are now finding that in order to attract and retain the best and the brightest, they need to rethink the workplace, and how work gets done. 

Join us for this exciting and engaging presentation – “Agile, You, and The Workplace!”  Let us collaborate, network, and learn Agile principles and techniques.

Learning Objectives:

1. What is Agile? Agile simply means flexible, rather than being strict and unmovable in our processes. Unlike the Waterfall Method, Agile encourages a “take it as it comes” approach. Agile encourages the use of people over process; working software over comprehensive documentation; customer/ business collaboration over contract negotiation, and responding to change instead of following a set plan.

2. Agile Manifesto: we are uncovering better ways of developing  software by doing it and helping others to do it. Through this work we have come to value:
• individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
• working software over comprehensive documentation.
• customer collaboration over contract negotiation.
• responding to change over following a plan.

While there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

3. Agile Process: Agile does this by first outlining the vision or general requirements of the project. This vision is then divided into smaller chunks known as “stories.” Think of the vision as a deck of cards, and each story being a card in that deck. Instead of focusing on the whole deck, we can now prioritize which cards are the most important and start tackling them piece by piece.


speaker - Abby Osoba

CEO The Agile Advisor Canada, Nigeria U.K

Agile Expert, Speaker and Trainer

Abiodun Osoba has 20 years of experience in telecommunications, banking, retail, wholesale, technology and software industries. She is the CEO of The Agile Advisor Canada & Nigeria with over 12 years of experience working in Agile environments. Abiodum (Abby) has successfully led digital programmes and provided executive Agile coaching in 3 countries, which included the training of over 200 staff in Agile fundamentals, Scrum & Kanban. 

Starting as a technical contributor, Abiodum (Abby) moved on to the roles of a Business Analyst, Project/Program Manager and now as an Enterprise Agile Coach/Executive Coach/Organization Coach and Leadership Team coach for several client organizations. Dedicated to innovation, operational excellence, Abby facilitates the continuous improvement culture so important to The Agile Advisor. An Agile Facilitator/Trainer, CSM, CSPO, SA, CAL, and Certified Agile Coach, Abiodun has written over 50 articles on Agile Advice. 

A graduate of the University of Abuja, Nigeria, Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Harvard Business School, Abiodum is actively involved in the Agile community and is an organizer of Agile Mississauga Meetup in Canada, Scrum User Group Agile Nigeria and Agile Nigeria Meetup, as well the Executive Director/Founder of Agile Practitioners of Nigeria.

Abby’s passion for excellence and results has made her a sought after motivational speaker and leadership consultant. Her tips & tools can be applied immediately to bring meaningful change to one's business, personal life or organization. She has been interviewed and featured on numerous media outlets and has been invited to speak at various government functions, award ceremonies, conferences, seminars and more.

Abiodun's passion is to foster a spirit of service and civic engagement, and to encourage more people. She strongly believes that it is her responsibility to encourage, inspire and motivate others to be the best that they can be. Her mission is to Pay It Forward”.


Twitter: @theagileadvisor





Wednesday, January 17, 2018


6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Registration, Facilitated Networking & Presentation

Note:  Coffee and tea will be served.


Corporate Event Centre (at CHSI), 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, ON, L4W 0A1  (905)219-0044.

(Room: Presentation Centre North) (Click for the map).

From Dixie Road and the 401 Highway, exit south onto Dixie Road and continue south until you get to Eglinton Avenue. Turn left onto Eglinton Avenue and proceed to Creekbank Road, then turn left onto Creekbank Road – the Centre is on the left side.


PMI Lakeshore Member
Registration (Pay online by Credit Card Only)

$10.00 + HST
$20.00 + HST


By Visa or MasterCard: Online payment prior to the registration deadline only. No credit card payment will be accepted at the door. Receipts are issued and e-mailed to you at time of payment. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Deadline and Cancellation Policy

Registration and cancellation deadlines are 5:30 P.M. on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Continuing the registration process constitutes acceptance of the PMI Lakeshore Ontraio Chapter 's Cancellation Policy.

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Program Number

C193-20171017P-EVE (2 PDUs can be claimed against Technical, Activity Type: Course or Training for attending this workshop).


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$10.00 PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter Member Registration

$20.00 Guest Ticket