This year, the Agile Alliance and PMI formed an Agile Community of Practice. The community was formed because both sides recognized their is a lot of misunderstanding about each other, yet we often talk about improving the same types of things. In the sprit of that enterprise, Look Forward Consulting decided to sponsor the October meeting of the PMI Chapter in San Diego and act as an ambassador to the project management community in San Diego. For those of you unfamiliar with PMI San Diego, their mission (from their website) is:
“…to serve the professional interests of chapter members by enhancing expertise through project management education, training, and PMI certification preparation; as well as, promoting association and networking within the project management community.”
In practice, this means helping project managers make connections with other project managers, educate each other on the latest techniques and promote their ideas in their profession. It sounds an awful lot like what we do at XP San Diego. This should be an interesting collaboration and I am looking forward to meeting some new people.