May 10 we gathered at USG headquarters in Antwerp for our next chapter event. We were looking forward to this evening. And you were too. This evening was fully booked within a matter of days with numerous people on the waiting list.
We started with a walking dinner. Feedback from our latest events confirmed that you prefer this setup. It is indeed more effective to participate in a networking evening after having something to eat.
Our president opened the evening. USG then presented themselves. They gave an overview of their company, their values and the services they can offer. It is always good to have some immediate feedback from a leading industry player.
Agile is dead ... Or is it not? Steven Deneir invited us to a journey where he showcased various projects. For each project a typical Agile charateristic was highlighted and explained in more detail. Steven brilliantly and with much flair navigated us via all these hot Agile terms that one can also distinguish in sound and more traditional project management. He compared, illustrated differences and focused on similarities. He started with the short feedback cycles from a project in 1993 (!) and ended with a recent document workflow solution. He concluded with Agile being about a philosophy and principles. You shouldn't ask yourself if you need Agile for your project, but rather how much.
Steven's experience, statements and observations on Agile and its relation to more traditional project management approaches didn't leave our audience without questions and remarks. You and your fellow PMI Belgium community members fully engaged in a Q&A. I'm sure Steven will remember this evening :-)
We continued with PMI Belgium chapter messages where we presented the mentorship program and where the audience had to participate in PM Fair waves. Watch the pictures!
Thanks to IIL, we could make two members very happy with a voucher for the upcoming agile conference. Enjoy the learning, Catherine H. and Marijke D.
We closed the evening with bubbles and wine. Everybody seemed to fully appreciate the evening and continued networking.
See you next time?
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