PMI Wine Country Chapter

Tapas and Talks - February 2020

Tapas and Talks - February 2020

Finding your "North Star": Mapping Principles to Action 

Leaders without solid principles fail at transforming organizations. Without a guiding “North Star”, strategies and plans are directionless, with people left to performing tasks without purpose. Initiatives that focus on tactical plans rather than changing individual mindsets will fail. In order to lead an organization, principles need to be outlined first, followed by strategy and vision, and then tactical plans and roadmaps. Leaders need to transform themselves first in order to effectively transform organizations, changing negative leadership traits into positive ones by clarifying their own principles.

In this presentation, Agile principles, such as Scrum, Scaled Agile, LeSS, and DAD will be explored. In teams, participants will have a chance to reflect on these various principles, discuss and select a set that resonates with them. A roadmap will be created with a set of tactical actions to execute these principles.

 Attending this event will earn you 1.5 PDUs under the Leadership category.

About the Presenter - Dr. Gail Ferreira


Dr. Gail Ferreira is an agile expert who has led multiple transformations, coaching individuals and organizations around the world for Fortune 50 organizations. As a thought leader, Dr. Gail has presented at multiple international conferences including IEEE, Agile Alliance, XP2018, Agility Today (Delhi), Bay Area Agile Leadership Network, and the PMI.

Gail is an advisor for the Agile Program and Project Management Certificate program at UC Santa Cruz Extension. She also teaches at other internationally accredited universities and colleges, specializing in technology, leadership and project management.

 Additionally, Gail was a first line reviewer for the PMBOK V7, which used agile scrum teams and collaboration to produce the draft content, which will be translated into multiple languages and then released in January 2021. She is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the PMI Wine Country Chapter.

 Gail holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Additionally, Gail is a Scaled Agile Consultant 5.0 (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), IC-Agile Expert (ICE-AC), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Event Properties

Event Date 02-20-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-20-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-22-2020
Cut off date 02-19-2020 11:00 pm
Individual Price USD50.00
Fixed group price USD50.00
No. of Leadership PDUs 1.5
Location Wildfox Restaurant


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