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Roaring 20th Anniversary Meeting

October 17, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College, Collaborative Labs
13805 58th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760


Join us as we celebrate PMI Florida Suncoast Chapter's 20th Anniversary! As a part of this dinner, we will be joined by members and leaders of the chapter over the past 20 years, as well as joined by our special guest, Dr. Cecil White, EdD, MBA, PMP, from the PMI Global Board of Directors. 

*Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as seating is limited.

Speaker Bio, Dr. Cecil White, EdD, MBA, PMP, PMI Board of Directors

Cecil White has been a volunteer leader for PMI since 2004, and has served PMI on advisory groups at the global level, and as president of the PMI Jamaica Chapter. He is a graduate of the PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class, has held the PMP® certification since 2006, and is a regular speaker at PMI® global events. In his professional capacity Dr. White has served in the government sector as the CEO of a regional teaching hospital, and as a senior vice president at a healthcare benefits administrator and pharmaceutical distributor. Prior to those appointments he spent over 15 years in the private sector with a number of organizations including multinational corporations such as Alcan Aluminum Ltd. in the aluminum extrusion business, and Caterpillar Inc., in the equipment sales and service dealership. He is currently an associate professor at the University of the West Indies. Dr. White has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, an MBA from Barry University, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has a special interest in professional development and a passion for helping others to succeed. Read more..

Speaker Bio, Becky Hartman, CSM, CSPO, CSP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM I 

The PMI Florida Suncoast Chapter is happy to welcome back Becky Hartman. Becky served as the Chapter President from 2011-2013, following her role as the chapter's Director of Programs in 2010. She continued her involvement with the chapter by serving as the Past President from 2013-2014 and the Director of Agile Project Management from 2014-2015. In a professional capacity, Becky is currently serving as a Senior Agile Coach for AgileThought. She also currently holds the following certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I), and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

Meeting Presentation Topic: 

In August 2016, Project Management Institute (PMI®) and Agile Alliance ® engaged in a collaborative effort to create an Agile Practice Guide for the PMI community.

This may seem an odd pairing as many people see PMI as the source of the methodology that agile approaches are rebelling against. In truth, PMI is the source of commonly regarded good practices, which today include many agile approaches. Today, PMI members are engaged in more agile projects than ever before and are searching for knowledge and guidance. With this demand, PMI turned to the agile community and a partnership with Agile Alliance was forged.

This effort brought together seven highly-regarded Agile Practitioners from around the globe to write this guide from the ground up. All of them brought years of experience, and differing viewpoints, to the table.  Becky will share her team’s Experience Report from their 10-month journey to complete the guide, including team formation and the team writing processes.


5:30-6:00    Chapter Orientation/Informational Session, Room 1-324
5:30-6:00    Registration, Networking/Socializing, Photo Op!
6:00-6:30    Dinner served 
6:30-7:00    Welcome
7:00-7:15    Congratulatory Address, Dr. Cecil White, PMI Global Board of Directors
7:15-7:45    Meeting Presentation, Agile, Becky Hartman, PMI Suncoast Past President
7:45-8:00    Raffle Drawings and Closing


Dress is business casual.


The dinner buffet will be provided by local favorite, Mazzaro's Italian Market. Vegetarian options will be available. To learn more about Mazzaro's, please click here.


Guests are welcome at any meeting. You need not be a member of PMI to attend our monthly meetings. However, please be sure to register in advance.


$20.00 Member Meal and Meeting

$30.00 Non-Member Meal and Meeting