Sixth Sense Agile Fundamentals with PMI-LA - June 11 & 12, 2015

Sixth Sense Agile Fundamentals with PMI-LA – June 11 & 12, 2015

I’m very honored and excited to be providing this new training and development workshop for Roeder consulting & PMI-LA that integrates their “Sixth Sense for Project Management®” framework with Agile project management fundamentals to provide you an experience like no others out there!  Details below:

Sixth Sense Agile Fundamentals


A PMI Certified Training Course by Roeder Consulting

“Can one develop a sixth-sense for agility?”

The very first value outline in the Agile Manifesto is the preference of “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”.  What this entails is that Agile at heart is about people and their interactions.  But unlike processes and tools which are straight forward and unambiguous, people and their interactions often times are not.  Agile requires not only knowing the fundamental tools and techniques, but also how to get individuals to interact with them effectively.  This requires developing core technical knowledge and skills, applying business acumen and most importantly, acquiring a “sixth-sense” for how to manage and lead people to an end goal.  We call it A Sixth Sense for Project Management®.  This holistic approach used in conjunction with Agile will allow you to truly deliver superior results!

Agile Project Management is an iterative method for defining requirements for development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. Project managers are constantly under pressure to deliver results faster and there are limitations on typical waterfall approaches.  Agile is an iterative (short development cycle) approach which constantly engages the customer in requirements definition and testing. Agile allows for smaller / quicker deliverables. Agile concepts in whole or in part are an essential skill today’s project managers should have.

This program focuses on providing an understanding of Agile project management, team dynamics, requirements gathering, estimating, executing / reporting and adopting Agile into your company operations. Going beyond the generic descriptions of Agile within project management, this program uses many exercises to reinforce the concepts and techniques, as well as an integration of A Sixth Sense for Project Management® throughout.

NO other training company provides such depth and breath for both the hard and soft skills necessary to thrive in this fast paced world!

Location: Courtyard Marriott, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA, 90230
Date: Thursday, June 11 & Friday, June 12
Duration: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Credits: 15 PDUs

 PMI® Los Angeles Chapter Member  Non- PMI® Los Angeles Chapter Member
 Registration Dates  Fee  Registration Dates  Fee
 Before May 10  $768.69  Before May 10  $854.10
 On or after May 10  $854.10  On or after May 10  $949.00
 All fees are payable at the time of registration (For cancellation policy, please contact or (216) 342-4015).Use discount code PMILA for Chapter Partner Pricing! *Group discounts available. Inquire:

[Note: You will be directed to Roeder’s website to sign up for the class – Don’t forget to use discount code PMILA for Chapter Partner Pricing!]


We combined our hands-on experience leading high performing development project teams, and the latest research, to create this interactive workshop, where you will:

  • Understand Agile concepts
  • Know Agile teams and how roles within them are structured
  • Discuss requirements gathering through the use of User Roles and User Stories
  • Prioritize User Stories and create a product backlog
  • Estimate and Iterate Planning Basics
  • Learn executing and progress reporting basics
  • Be Agile within the organization
  • The core elements of A Sixth Sense for Project Management® and where and when to use them


By using the take-away skills from this course, you will be able to immediately:

  • Understand Agile, team dynamics and roles of team members
  • Gather requirements and prioritize them to create a product backlog
  • Estimate and use the iterative process to plan and execute
  • Understand the key progress-reporting variables
  • Understand keys to Agile success in an organization
  • Positively impact your project success and personal growth


Our experienced experts will lead you through our “Agile” course, breaking down key concepts so you can succeed in Agile project management:

Understanding Agile

Knowledge about Agile concepts, user and team concepts, roles, responsibilities are key to establishing the baseline for the course.

Requirements Gathering

Learn techniques of User roles and User stories to gather customer requirements, prioritize them and create a product backlog.

Execution, Reporting, Retrospective

Learn techniques for estimating, iterative planning / execution, how / what to report and how to conduct a retrospective. 

Agile In The Organization

Discuss the organizational structure, project type, customer’s role, PM considerations.

A Sixth Sense For Project Management®

Integration of A Sixth Sense for Project Management® into fundamental Agile concepts.

[Note: You will be directed to Roeder’s website to sign up for the class – Don’t forget to use discount code PMILA for Chapter Partner Pricing!]


donkim_pmpA major shift in Don Kim’s career occurred, when he discovered the field of project management that seemed to integrate and reconcile technical knowledge, emotional intelligence and business management skills into a perfect marriage. He has never looked back. In about the last decade, he has been involved in the field of project management initially as corporate employee and now as an independent consultant, trainer, coach, educator and writer which includes being an instructor at four universities and colleges, writer for several industry publications and event speaker.

He has worked for, consults and conducts training for industries in biotechnology, aerospace, e-commerce, finance, healthcare, information technology, entertainment, manufacturing and retail. This includes companies such as Arco, HealthNet, St. Jude Medical, NBC Universal,, Phenomenex, Capgemini Consulting, Arrowhead Products, Allergan, Honda etc.

You can learned more about him at his project management website at

His core competencies are to consult, train and educate your organization, department or teams to better manage people and projects, act as a catalyst for change, and to push new boundaries.  In addition, his entrepreneurial pursuits have never left him, which provides him with a position uniquely suited to driving and delivering business value to his clients and customers.

He has been a member of PMI-LA since 2006 and has been a volunteer instructor for the PMP prep class since passing his PMP exam back in 2007 as well as serving as VP of Marketing and Pubic Relations fom 2013 – 2014.  He has spoken at numerous PMI-LA satellite locations as well as facilitating training workshops on career and business management, Microsoft Project, etc.
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