Meeting/Event Information

December Chapter Meeting: Agile Method – Showing REAL Progress

December 05, 2017
5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
 Add to Calendar

EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College
13805 58th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760


I get asked often when I work with people or teach a class how to show real progress on an Agile project. Roadmaps, Release Burnup's, Velocity, how to answer questions on delivery. We build products for external clients using Scrum and will show people how we visualize progress sprint by sprint for our customers. Showing how velocity changes, roadmap, release plan changes and most importantly how customer feedback has affected the release date. This isn't hypothetical talk but real world experiences and conversations.

However, first I will start out by showing the old ways of doing things with Gantt charts. Why the traditional way doesn't work. Comparing the Green, Yellow, Red method and how it doesn't work. The roll that into the better, agile mindset of delivering questions like when we will be done, what will we get, and how we communicate good and bad news to our clients.

Presenter Bio:

A Certified Scrum Professional - CST, PMI-ACP, CSD, CSM, CSPO, MCSE, with over 20 years of experience with Windows Networking and Software Development. Fred Mastropasqua has held roles such as Agile Coach & Trainer, Director of Application Development, Senior IT Manager, Scrum Master, Network Engineer, .NET Developer and Software Engineer. Making him a very well rounded IT individual, with understanding across the board of IT disciplines. Fred is the only certified Scrum Trainer in all of the greater Tampa Bay Area.

Fred is a Co-Founder of Clearly Agile, Inc., where he works with clients on custom business applications for both cloud and mobile platforms. Fred also coaches and trains new and existing development teams on successfully implementing the Scrum framework. His specialized view of the Agile world revolves around external clients with software needs and delivering work on-time and on-budget.

Continuing Certification Requirements:

Technical project management: Knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management.

Leadership: Knowledge, skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting activities that help an organization achieve its business goals.

Strategic and business management: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.


This session will provide you 1.0 PDU towards Technical Project Management


5:45-6:15 PM Registration, Networking/Socializing 
6:15-6:30 PM Business meeting/announcements 
6:30-7:45 PM Presentation 
7:45-8:00 PM Meeting Close / Final Thoughts


Dress is business casual.


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. 


TEKSYSTEMS | is a subsidiary of Allegis Group, the largest private talent management firm in the world. Our longstanding history and industry-leading position speak to our success in providing the IT staffing solutionsIT services and talent management insight required for you to actualize ROI and sustain a truly competitive advantage in a fast-changing market.


$15.00 PMI Florida Suncoast Chapter Member

$25.00 Guest / Non-Member