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January Luncheon – The Struggle Between Agile and Project Management

January 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

About Event: Agile is not a fad, it is a reality. In today’s application economy almost every company is a software company. One of the biggest misconceptions is that Agile is new. However, there is a struggle that seems to be happening between the understanding of the Agile world and the Project Management world. What does it mean to be Agile? If we are an Agile company, do we need Project Management? Is one better than the other? Can the two exist with each other? As organizations are looking to eliminate the barrier between ideas and outcomes the impacts of how to prioritize, execute, allocate funding and resources, and embrace change amplify the need to understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone. Rick will discuss real life experiences and even how his own thinking has been transformed in what will be an entertaining, enlightening, and lively discussion.

About Presenter: Rick Morris

Rick A. Morris, PMP, is an ITIL Practitioner, consultant, author, mentor, and evangelist for project management. Rick is an accomplished project manager and public speaker. His appetite for knowledge and passion for the profession makes him an internationally sought after speaker delivering keynote presentations for large conferences and PMI events around the world. He holds the PMP (Project Management Professional), MPM (Masters of Project Management), Scrum Agile Master, OPM3, Six Sigma Green Belt, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, TQM, ATM-S, ITIL, ISO certifications, and is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Mentor, and Coach.

Rick is the Owner of R2 Consulting, LLC and has worked for organizations such as GE, Xerox, and CA and has consulted to numerous clients in a wide variety of industries including financial services, entertainment, construction, non-profit, hospitality, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing. Rick has over 100 implementations of Project and Portfolio Management systems including Clarity, Project Server, Planview, Primavera, Daptiv, and Workfront. Rick has three books The Everything Project Management Book, 2nd Edition, Project Management That Works!, and Stop Playing Games! Rick also appears weekly on his live radio show “The Work/Life Balance” on the Voice America Business Network Fridays at 5 PM EST/ 2 PM PST. An active member of the Project Management Institute.

An active member of the Project Management Institute, a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class (LIMC), and Mentor to the 2012 PMI LIMC, Rick is no stranger to being center stage in front of large groups of people. At the early age of 11, Rick was a Walt Disney World Performer in their seasonal shows.

In high school, he worked at MGM Studios on various projects including the New Mickey Mouse Club. Taking the experience of his youth and blending it with the knowledge he attained throughout his career, Rick has been able to inspire and mentor many project managers. His blend of real world experience and down to earth delivery style makes his passion for the profession contagious.

PDU(s): 1.5 (Technical)


  • Event Date: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
  • Registration: 11:30 am -11:50 am
  • Program: 11:50 am – 1:00 pm


  • Millennium Maxwell House
    2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37228

Event Fees:

  • Early Registration Members: $25
  • Early Registration Non-members: $30
  • Walk-in Registration at the door: $35 (space not guaranteed for walk-ins)

Registration Close Time: Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ midnight.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be sent via email to by Sunday, January 15, 2017 by midnight.

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January 17, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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