Uptown Charlotte Community Meeting

March 20, 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Heist Brewery
2909 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28005



Topic:  Agile Express for Project Executives Overview

Presented by: Leslie Lowman (AvidXchange)

During this seminar you will learn about adopting agility to manage projects as well as to promoting an agile culture within your organization. We will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction of Agile manifesto, principles and practices
  • Overview of common agile methods and their application in software development
    • Scrum
    • Kanban
    • Extreme Programming
    • ‘Scrumban’
  • Understand the roles on an agile team
    • Lead ’Agilist’/Scrum Master
    • Product Owner
    • Team
    • Stakeholders
  • Improve visibility with agile reporting and management practices
    • Burn-down charts
    • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
    • Time in process graphs
  • Adopt Agile Leadership


About our Speaker: Leslie Lowman

Leslie Lowman, after spending a number of years as an Agile coach and trainer with various organizations, is currently working for AvidXchange as a Senior Agile Release Manager. Leslie has a background steeped in Agile. She is known for her training and coaching skills in all things Agile – including various methodologies and frameworks. Leslie comes from a technical background and can relate to a variety of skillsets and personalities, including individual contributors and executives alike. She has a knack for helping organizations, and their leaders, transition from a traditional model to an Agile one. Leslie’s focus is on continuous improvement and helping others to see the value in doing the same. She continues to help many teams, and organizations, understand the value in being more Agile and how to shift their mindset to do so.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Chapter Meeting Presentations 
As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting. 

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam. 

The sessions are open to all.

Important Chapter Meeting Information

  • This meeting qualifies for 1.5 PDUs. 
  • This meeing includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar. 
  • Admission to the meeting will begin at 530. 
  • Due to space limitations at this venue, registration is limited to the first 120 guests. 
  • Parking is free.
  • In order to qualify for student pricing, you must be a full time student and show your college/university ID at the door at registration.
  • In order to qualify for active duty military pricing, you must be currently enlisted and show your military ID at the door at registrration.


March 2018 Chapter Meeting Fee Schedule:
(Advance pricing ends at noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.)

Members in Advance: $25
Non-Members in Advance: $30
Members and Non-Members at the Door: $40

Students in Advance $10
Students at the Door $20

Active Duty Military in Advance $10

Active Duty Military at the Door $20

New Chapter Members Take Note:
Individuals join the chapter though the PMI website. It can take up to five (5) business days for PMI process a new chapter membership before it shows up in our chapter database. New chapter members will not be able to register for chapter meetings at the chapter member rate until that occurs. The chapter does not want you to wait until your membership is processed, before you attend a chapter meeting. New members who are not able to register for the chapter meeting as chapter members before the advance registration deadline should email vpmembership@pmi-metrolina.com. You must send your email before the advance registration deadline in order to be eligible for the member advance registration rate. Please attach a copy of your receipt from PMI to the email, showing that you have joined the chapter. If you follow these instructions, you will be charged the advance registration member rate for the chapter meeting. The Membership team will work with you to process your registration either over the phone or in person at the chapter meeting registration table.