CHAPTER ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING:
It is traditional that our Chapter will hold a short Annual Business Meeting at the beginning of the December event. Please note that the first 15 minutes of this webinar is dedicated to our Chapter President to present our 2021 annual business report and announcements.
Our Insight event speaker, Sai Subramanian, will start his webinar in the same Zoom meeting session immediately following the Annual Meeting.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is delivering new insights − previously hidden in vast pools of data − to add intelligence to many products and services that ultimately transform the way organizations and machines interact. AI can improve the productivity of internal applications, increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve products and services with added functionality or communication modes. With such a wide-ranging application, enterprises also are struggling to understand what this means to them, how to go about identifying the key areas of benefits, and the modus operandi of going about it technically and culturally. One key to success lies in deciding what problems to solve and identifying a narrowly defined problem that is widely acknowledged within the organization as a pain point. The project should be practical, with adequate funding and access to data. From here on identifying the right tools, talent and methodology can set you on the right path. Also, Data analytics initiatives usually lead to significant changes in the organization’s procedures and culture. Acknowledging and accommodating for this early is imperative. All this, though, does not have to be overwhelming and daunting for the execution leader. This can be broken down into simple to steps to approach, assess, align and achieve.
|Event End Date||12-08-2021|
|Registration Start Date||10-08-2021|
|Cut off date||12-07-2021|
Failing fast is fine. Failing forward is truly part of a generative mindset. Safe-Fail environments create the learning cycles needed to succeed by supporting psychological safety. But is it possible to succeed sooner? With the Disciplined Agile Toolkit, the answer may be yes. Come to this session to learn about the tools available for new Scrum Masters, Experienced Scrum Masters, and Coaches. Come work with the toolkit in Safe-Fail Zoom Breakouts and get on the pathway to be an Alpha Coach. This is an interactive course using the Miro online tool. A full personal computer with a second screen is ideal for participants.
|Event End Date||01-12-2022|
|Registration Start Date||12-03-2021|
|Cut off date||01-11-2022|
This session will address why companies use ERP solutions – what are the typical use cases and types of implementations which are common. ERP can be a driver of change, digital transformation, optimization, can support back-office functions and is undergoing substantial technical transformation with adoption of cloud SaaS solutions.
Given these use cases, we will discuss methods of implementation based on the scenario. Waterfall may suite some uses, agile for others, continuous build in others. We will review key project management structures such as a PMO, PMO as a Service, Portfolio management, best practice PMO capabilities and PM accelerators. We will address best practices roadmap and assessment approaches to define the implementation scope.
|Event End Date||02-09-2022|
|Registration Start Date||01-11-2022|
|Cut off date||02-08-2022|
We influence without authority by mastering in #Storytelling and #StoryListening.
Two killing Strategic Project Management Skills we all know and most of us haven’t paid enough attention to them in project management are storytelling and storylistening. When was the last time you delivered a compelling story to shift a challenging conversation to consensus? Through 7 years of actively participating with Toastmasters, I have experienced the power of storytelling and storylistening. In 2018, I experienced a major roadblock for a +7-million-dollar Fiber optics project due to the Park and Wildlife Code Chapter 26 – Protection of Public Parks and Recreational Lands. One major story I missed to listening to carefully almost killed the project. As the project leader, I was glad to shift the roadblock and lift the spirit of the Team to a positive outcome.
Are you ready to sharpen your saw and advance your professional brand to the next level? Join me for this session to hear about the Power of Butterflies and my suggestion to sharpen your saw. You’ll also be invited to share your take on how we can do better to shift us from Project managers to Project leaders, from project leaders to project change makers. Let’s Influence without Authority together. When it comes to Storytelling and StoryListening, “Any fool can know; the point is to understand” – Albert Einstein.
|Event End Date||03-09-2022|
|Registration Start Date||02-04-2022|
|Cut off date||03-08-2022|
|No. of Strategic PDUs||2.0|
We will discuss how Blockchain technology has been changing how humans transacted for thousand of years. For the first time, through the power of cryptography, we are able to eliminate the need to trust a third party to transact with other people and organizations. Some specific examples of how this innovation will shape the future of our civilization will be discussed. We will then dive deeper into the technical details of the Blockchain technology and issues that need to be overcome for the adoption of the technology. We will outline the work done at AMD to address some of these issues and accelerate the adaption of Blockchain technology.
|Event End Date||04-13-2022|
|Registration Start Date||03-17-2022|
|Cut off date||04-12-2022|
|No. of Technical PDUs||2.0|