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Kevin Aguanno is currently the president of Procept Associates Ltd. and its two subsidiaries: Procept USA LLC and TidalShift Inc. With over 25 years of managing complex systems integration and software development projects, Kevin Aguanno is known in the industry for his innova­tive approaches to solving common project management problems. He focuses on three project management specialty areas: agile project management, troubled project recovery, and project methodology consulting.

As a well-known keynote speaker, trainer, and executive coach in agile management meth­ods, Aguanno has taught thousands of people how to better manage high-change projects by using techniques from Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature-Driven Development, OpenUP and other agile methods. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and private corporate events where he delights audiences with practical advice peppered with fascinating stories from his own experiences in the trenches practicing agile project management.

He has taught for several years at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto where he won the coveted SCS Excellence in Teaching Award and is a regular guest lecturer in software engineering and project management classes at several other universities.

Kevin Aguanno holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master's in Project Management from the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.

He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and his competency is certified by IBM as a Certified Executive Project Manager and by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as a Senior Project Man­ager (IPMA Level B). He is also certified by the Scrum Alliance as both a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). He is also certified by the Project Management Association of Canada as a Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM), and holds the PMI Agile-Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) designation from the Project Management Institute. Lastly, Aguanno holds the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada).

Kevin is an active member of the Project Management Institute (U.S.A.) including the Information Systems SIG, the Association for Project Management (U.K.), the Project Management Association of Canada where he is a founding director and the current President, the Agile Alliance, and the Scrum Alliance.

He is accredited by the International Project Management Association (founded in Switzerland) as a project management competency assessor, and he performs IPMA assessments for the ASAPM in the U.S.A. and the PMAC in Canada, for both of which the IPMA awarded him the honorary designation of First Assessor.

In 2013, the PMAC formally recognized Aguanno with its highest honor by naming him a Fellow of the Project Management Association of Canada (FPMAC) and in 2015, the UK's Association for Project Management honoured Aguanno by naming him a Fellow  (FAPM).

Kevin Aguanno is the author of over thirty books, audiobooks, and DVDs in addition to a number of articles published in magazines and journals worldwide.

Certified Management Consultant   IPMA First Assessor   IPMA-B   PMP  Cert.APM  PMI-ACP  CSM  CSP  APM Accredited  Humber Certificate in Virtual Instructor-Led Training










Cross-Industry, Financial Services, Information Technology, Professional Services, Publishing, Residential Construction


Agile Delivery Methods, Agile Project Management, Governance, Lean, Methodologies, Organizational Strategy, Planning, PM Competence Assessment, Program Management, Project Health Checks, Project Management Training, Project/Program Strategy, Risk Management, Software Development, Software Testing, Stakeholder Engagement, Standards Development, Strategic Planning, Systems Development Lifecycle, Systems Integration, Test Automation


Procept - Strategic Career Planning for PMs: Position Yourself to be Tomorrow's Leader


Procept - Defined vs Empirical Management


Procept - Choosing the Right Approach


Procept - Understanding the PMI Talent Triangle


Stakeholder Management Using a Stakeholder Matrix - by Kevin Aguanno


Kevin Aguanno Stakeholder Management


Kevin Aguanno - The Issue with Low-Quality User Stories


Kevin Aguanno - Agile and Project Governance Frameworks


Agile Business Analysis: Staying Relevant in these Busy Times - by Kevin Aguanno

Your insights and tools shared during the seminar were incredibly valuable for me as a property manager. I found the hour-long session to be both informative and engaging.

Athanasia Iorfida: Property Manager

Very grateful to our course leader Kevin Aguanno for a fantastic experience.

Dawn Gosney, instructor testimonial: Project Coordinator, GoodLife Fitness

Personable, respectful and supportive.

Timothy Lam: Shareholder Relations, Noblegen Inc.

Kevin is (obviously) extremely knowledgeable and able to help with personal applicaiton of the principles & tools.

Lynnsey Graham: Freelancer

Good instructor and pace in general. Presenting in a good manner to keep all involved and interested for three days. Worthwhile, fun, interesting and relevant.

Bob Gray: Sr. R+D PM Siemens Canada Ltd.

Kevin was fantastic! Kevin has a great grasp of the subject and a fantastic 'pool' of examples from which to draw for illustration.

Kevin Oickle: Manager of Project Management, Siemens Canada Ltd.

Lots of energy to keep participants engaged, which is important in all-day training.

Jamie Wilson: Project Manager, Siemens Canada Ltd.

A rare opportunity to absorb and learn from someone with multi-discipline experience and so many great lessons learned.  Exceptional.

Shawn Gendron, CRSP: Health, Safety & WSIB Advisor at The Town of Ajax

Very knowledgeable and experienced which was helpful when answering questions.

Margaret Rowan:
It was a pleasure to meet you on Tuesday evening.  I enjoyed your presentation on the strategy and trends emerging in Project Management.
Susan McIsaac, Portfolio Director, Program & Operations for the PMO Branch - PMI SOC: