Dave Prior

Dave Prior

Dave Prior, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, CSP, CST, has been leading technology projects and teaching individuals and teams how to manage their work for over 20 years. He has managed projects, programs, PMOs, and portfolios, and has been focused on Agile since 1999. Dave's approach focuses heavily on finding a better way to help those who are making the journey from a traditional approach (waterfall) over to Agile.

Each week, Dave’s podcasts appear on LeadingAgile and ProjectManagement.com. The podcasts focus on best practices for transitioning from waterfall to Agile, as well as guidance and advice from other Agile practitioners. 

Dave is a Certified Scrum Trainer and works for LeadingAgile. He leads CSM and CSPO classes throughout the United States. He lives in NYC and has a severe El Rancho Salsa dependency.



The Agile Human: Learn to Lead Yourself First

3:00 pm, Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 5
Guest House Theater

Project Management is not an easy gig, and it’s hard to be there for your team when it feels like your primary responsibility is to take a punch every day. If Project Management is something you are interested in doing long term, you are going to have to come up with ways to not only survive the job, but to optimize your approach so you can truly be there for your team.

In this interactive workshop, Mika Trottier and Dave Prior will present the results of months of experiments using a variety of Agile practices to truly “show up” and be present for their teams. During the session, Mika and Dave will share the agile philosophies you can leverage to set personal objectives, take ownership, and shape your future. They'll guide you through how to use some of the tools they found had the greatest impact on their ability to survive project management by leading themselves first. 


  • Develop a personal vision statement and set goals to guide your experiments in personal agility

  • Deepen your awareness of Agile practices that can be easily applied at a personal level to hack your life and your approach to work

  • Create and prioritize a product backlog that you can use to begin running your own agile experiments for personal improvement and psychological self-care