Join us for an exciting evening of networking and learning at our upcoming PMI Silicon Valley Chapter meeting with Northeastern University on June 12, 2023 at 6:00pm. This event will be held in person at the University’s San Jose Campus at 4 N Second Street, San Jose and will feature seasoned Project Managers sharing some of the most interesting projects they are proud to have led. There will also be opportunity for project management professionals and project management students to connect, and share insights about project management as a career.
Come share your stories of project success as we network with project management students and gain fresh insight into the early career challenges of today’s Rising Leaders. If you would like to present a project you are proud to have led at our education outreach events, please reach out to any of the contacts listed below.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and grow your network! Register now! We look forward to seeing you there!
Five seasoned Project Managers will each take 6-8 minutes to present a project they are particularly proud to have led. Following Q&A, the meeting will transition into a networking session in which project management professionals and project management students may connect, share insights and further
discuss the profession. For chapter members, this is a great opportunity to share your experience and pay it forward
Lisa Wong, PMP, CSM, CSPO
Lisa is a seasoned Cross-functional Operations and Program Management leader with expertise in process establishment and scalability. She excels in Sales Quote/Order-to-Cash and Finance systems, delivering strategic initiatives and driving cost savings. As an Agile practitioner at VMware, Lisa enables effective leadership and fosters innovation in adapting to change with an agile mindset. She also volunteers as a Board Member at the Project Management Institute, Silicon Valley Chapter.
Certifications and Trainings:
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
• Certified Scrum Manager (CSM) certification
• Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSP) certification
• Lean Project Management training
• ADKAR Change Management training
Bhanu Viswanadha, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, DASSM, CSM, SPC
Bhanu Viswanadha is a seasoned Project Management Professional with extensive experience in various leadership roles. Currently serving as a product manager at an IT technology company, he has also held positions as a Program Manager and Technical Leader. Bhanu's accomplishments include implementing effective recruitment and mentoring processes as the PMO manager at Safeway Inc. He is skilled in Agile methodologies and has successfully established Agile Center of Excellence and delivered training programs. Bhanu has a strong
academic background, including a Master's in Mathematics and Technology. He is a PMI approved ATP Instructor and the President at PMI Silicon Valley chapter.
CERTIFICATIONS & ADVANCED TRAINING
- Information Security Leadership Certification Corporate Executive Board (Gartner)
- Certifications CCSK, CISM, TOGAF, DPBoK, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, DASM, DASSM, KMP1, CSASP, CCSK, SAFe-SPC, SAFe-SA, SAFe-SASM, SAFe-SDP, SAFe-POPM
- Completed Training & Requirements for CISSP, CSSLP, CCSP, CIPM
- Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, CA, University of Silicon Valley
- Guest Speaker| SJSU CA
- PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2020 (LIMC20)
- PMI authorized trainer for PMP and Disciplined Agile
Ajay Navaratna, PMP, CSM, SAFe5.0 POPM
Ajay is an experienced Technical Program Manager and Scrum Master who excels in overseeing end-to-end ownership of complex program lifecycles.
With a track record of leading cross-functional teams in fast-paced global organizations, Ajay has a proven ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders across various functions.
He consistently delivers large-scale programs on time and within budget by promoting technical delivery excellence and driving long-term performance improvements.
Ajay plays a vital role in coordinating development and product teams by efficiently planning, executing, and managing critical aspects such as stand-ups, demos, retrospectives, sprint release planning, resource capacity, and dependencies. With a blend of strong business and technical acumen, Ajay is a valuable asset to any organization.
Richard Mazzerlla, PMP
Richard is an effective leader of large and mid-size technology R&D projects in eCommerce, medical device, semiconductor and aerospace industries. Consistent track record of transforming chaotic teams and failing products into effective organizations whose products achieve significant market share gains.
Specialties: Software Project Management, Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management, Product and Program Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Process Improvement, Test Program Management
Anup is an experienced chief of staff and program management leader specializing in software and project management. His expertise lies in driving organizational alignment, streamlining workflows, and delivering critical results for executive leadership. With a strong collaboration ability with cross-functional teams, Anup simplifies execution and accelerates growth. He excels in problem-solving and improving decision-making through top-down and bottom-up approaches. Anup’s customer-centric focus and commitment to organizational improvement have led to a successful implementation of agile methodologies and metrics-driven outcomes. Known for building high-performing teams and fostering employee engagement, Anup is skilled in driving positive results through collaboration and risk-taking. Furthermore, his procurement
and vendor management expertise have consistently reduced costs and improved quality metrics.
6:00 Greeting, Introduction and Opening Remarks
6:15 Project Management Speakers
7:30 Close of Meeting
Meeting Leader: Nada Chaban | Event PM
PDU Info: Ways to Work 0.75, Power Skills 0.75, Total = 1.5
PMI Silicon Valley Members: Free
Veterans: FREE (Contact Meeting Leader for discount code.)
This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.
|Event End Date||06-12-2023|
|Cut off date||06-11-2023|
|No. of Ways of Working PDUs||.75|
|No. of Power Skills PDUs||.75|