2017 August 17th Pasadena Breakfast Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, August 17th, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Parsons Corporation
Speaker: Kevin Fichtner, PMP
Topic: Scrum For Your Life. The Principles of Scrum and How You Use Them to Achieve Your Goals
No registration required!

kevin fichtnerAgile Project Management is in big demand by companies that want to develop software faster and stay ahead of the rapidly changing technology curve. Using the principles of Scrum that you will learn in this session, you can improve your results in both your professional and personal life!

The Waterfall approach of documenting requirements, developing, testing, and then delivering is poorly suited to software as requirements frequently change before the product is complete.

Scrum is designed to deliver something functional every two to six weeks! This allows users to provide feedback rapidly to the development team, and the development team learns how to work together more efficiently faster.

Many of us take a Waterfall approach to life. We set goals three to five years into the future and find that desires, circumstances and resources can change dramatically in that timeframe. We set annual goals in January of each year, only to lose interest long before the year is over.

By applying the principles of Scrum to our personal goals, we can achieve more, be happier, and respond to change more easily.

In this session, we will review the fundamentals of Scrum, including:

  • Origins of Scrum
  • Adoption to Software Development
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Events

We will go through an example of how to apply the principles and tools of Scrum to demonstrate how it works.


About the Speaker
Kevin Fachtner has been a PMP since 1998 and has worked in a variety of industries including aerospace, healthcare, banking, construction and more. He became a Certified Scrum Master four years ago, and began using it to manage software development projects at an advertising firm.

He now works for Parsons and is managing projects to improve recruiting and onboarding for new employees.


Event Fee


Parsons Corporation
100 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91124



  1. You can enter the Parsons lot from either Holly Street or Walnut Street.  Take a ticket when you come in. 
  2. Park anywhere on the east side of the building not otherwise prohibited.
  3. When you go through the east entrance, there will be a security desk on your left side. Sign in with this information: Parsons Manager: Kevin Fichtner; Building: A2, Ext: 3172
  4. You will be assigned a temporary badge and I will come down to escort you to the room. 
    No cafeteria – Starbucks is about a block away
    Kevin Fichtner number 626.319.5662 or my desk, 626.440.3172


1 PDU in Strategic & Business Management Category


Postponement / Cancelation
This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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