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The Agile PMO

The Agile PMO

Rescheduled for Wednesday, January 31, 2018


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 If you registered aleady for speaker ony, you are all set, no other action required.

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The Agile PMO:

How the Traditional Project Management Office Fits into the Agile Landscape


Dave Todaro, President & COO Ascendle


Since 1939, when the term “project management office” was coined, PMOs have led the project management effort at companies large and small, driving the process and standards used to deliver business results. With the drive toward the use of Agile in recent years, many PMO executives wonder, “How do we fit in?” Some may even wonder, “Will we be viewed as less important to the organization?” or “Will we somehow be marginalized?”

The answer is, “Absolutely not!” Given the high reliance on a lightweight but disciplined project management framework such as
Scrum, it’s critically important that there is a group of individuals in the organization who support not only the initial
adoption of Scrum, but the continued adherence to its guideposts. Many companies fail to get results from Scrum not because
the initial rollout, but because teams stop doing the handful of critical things that are needed to realize its benefits.

The contemporary PMO fills this role perfectly and plays a critically important role in leading Agile transformations. By
filling the ScrumMaster role on project teams, the PMO can ensure both the adoption and continued usage of Scrum principles
across the organization. Since the ScrumMaster is the “owner of the process,” the PMO can ensure that the discipline required
to realize the potential of Scrum is sustained, and the Scrum process is adapted to the unique needs of the organization.

By attending this talk you’ll:

  • Learn how the PMO is a critical part of the Agile Transformation.
  • Understand how the traditional PMO fits into the agile organization.
  • Get a quick refresher on the Scrum process with a specific focus on the Product Owner role.


About the Speaker

Dave Todaro has spent the last 35 years designing and building mission-critical software applications in a variety of leadership roles. He is founder and President of Ascendle, a software consulting firm in southern New Hampshire that specializes in custom mobile and cloud development and Agile training and coaching.

Ascendle has led Agile transformations at companies ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises, bringing their software development teams to a world-class level of performance.

A former chairman of the Software Association of New Hampshire, Dave currently volunteers his time as a member of the UNH Computer Science Industry Advisory Board and is president of the Skyhaven Flying Club. You can learn more about Dave and connect with him on LinkedIn at



Tuscan Kitchen

67 Main St.

Salem, NH 03079

Phone:(603) 952-4875

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Early Bird - Dinner Discount Cutoff Date:  thru January 10

Member: $30.00          Non-member: $35.00


After Early Bird cutoff: Add $5.00 - thru January 27

Skip the dinner: $10.00 - thru January 31


Chapter Meeting Ticket Change - effective January 1, 2018

 Starting in January, the  "Pay at the Door" dinner tickets are no longer available.   To receive the Early Bird discount, you will have to use the "Pay Now" ticket options.  This will allow our meeting planner to accurately count the number wanting dinner and prevent over payment for preordered dinners when there is a cancellation or no-show. 

Our cancellation policy remains the same, at this time.   If you pay in advance and are unable to attend, you must send a notice to Director of Events before the event.   You will be given a credit for a future chapter meeting.

Thank you for your support in this matter.   We will continue to review our policies and if you have feedback, let us know.



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Event Properties

Event Date 01-31-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-31-2018 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-31-2018
Cut off date 01-31-2018
Location Tuscan Kitchen, Salem

Monthly Food Drive for NH Food Bank

Bring an item to donate to the NH Food BANK to the Chapter Meeting.

New Hampshire Food Bank requests non-perishable shelf stable foods. ie

  • Canned Soups
  • Pastas
  • Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Other non-perishable items - Cash or check made payable to NH Food Bank

If you are interested in volunteering collecting, delivering, and/or sorting, contact Communications.

Since February the Chapter collects donations at  each Chapter Meeting and drops them off at the NH Food Bank. The items are then distributed throughout the New Hampshire area.  Thank you for supporting this activity.

Professional Photographer

NOTICE: A professional photographer may be on site to document the event and activities. Photographs are the sole property of PMI New Hampshire Chapter. By registering for and attending these events, attendees understand that PMI New Hampshire Chapter may use their likeness or language for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer on site.