Agile is in Crisis Event


Agile is in Crisis 


Get ready for another highly anticipated PMI NS in-person event!

Agile is in crisis and Scrum Masters are to blame. The past decade has seen low-interest rates and companies willing to take more risks, but that era is over. Business leaders are now more conservative and seeking greater certainty that Project Management strives to achieve. But upfront planning and estimating is anathema for the Scrum Master. Most do not even like to call something a project. So organizations are letting go of Scrum Masters and hiring Project Managers. This is because Project Managers speak the language of business leaders. They talk about cost, scope and schedule. They provide progress reporting that helps leaders make decisions. 

Where does that leave the Scrum Master? 

The way forward is not just Project Management or not just Agile. The way forward is a pragmatic blend of both that suits each individual organization. Not one framework has all the answers. In this session we will highlight the valuable tools that Scrum Master can learn from Project Managers and what the future of Agile Project Management looks like.

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew is a Scrum Master and Agile Coach in Halifax. His purpose is to help people be happy and engaged at work so they can take care of their customers by building great products. He wants people to wake up excited to go to work and be part of teams that are trusting, have psychological safety and are led by servant leaders who truly care for their people. The amazing benefits are not only happier people but better products and more satisfied customers. Andrew believes that Scrum provides the best tools to fulfill his purpose.

Charity Spotlight 

PMI NS is now spotlighting a charity at each of our in person events.

Shelter Nova Scotia is in the spotlight for this event! We will be collecting monetary and new clothing donations at this event.

Shelter Nova Scotia supports people in times of crisis. They offer help through emergency shelters, supported and community housing, and community outreach programs.

For additional information or to make a donation online please visit:

Dress Code

Business Casual, or come as you are after your work day!

What is Included

Entry to the event.


Members: $5

Non-Members: $10


6:00 PM - Agile is in Crisis

7:15 PM - Event closes 


1.0 (Agile) Self Reporting


BMO Community room at the Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Rd


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Type of category: Educational

Type of activity: Agile

Date: 15 February 2024

Hour: 18:00 to 19:15

Registration close date: 14 February 2024 at 23:59

# of PDUs: 1


Students: Free

Members: $5.00

Non members and Guests: $10.00


BMO Community room at the Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1E9

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