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September Dinner Meeting: Agile Program Management in Action

Date:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Presentation Agile Program Management in Action

CCRS Category:  Technical

Presenter:  Christopher La Rocca

You may know about Scrum and Lean; have you applied Hybrid and Kanban principals to your projects?  We frequently refer to PMI’s five core project processes, but have you worked with all five performance domains in program management?  Can you distinguish between a project versus a program?  Take a journey into case studies illustrated by an Agile practitioner to learn methods to strategically scale related projects into Agile programs. 

Diving into an interactive simulation, you will see how adaptive programs improve processes, adapt readily to change, and eliminate waste.   Participants will have the opportunity to manage an emergent Agile program with a servant leader toolbox to maximize delivery.  Techniques will draw from recent program management research conducted in strategic alignment coupled with principles from PMI’s The Standard for Program Management, Fourth Edition and The Agile Practice Guide.

By the end of the presentation, participants will walk away with more Agile techniques to manage change and complexity.  Learn how to boost team performance and navigate change with a strategic and adaptive approach.  Discover why strategic alignment is crucial to project and program benefits delivery.

Speaker Intro:

Chris is a Senior Principal Consultant with NTT Data Services, actively enabling telebehavioral health providers in New York State.  He has over 17 years of experience managing IT projects and programs in telemedicine, revenue cycle management, data warehousing, business intelligence, and education in private and public sectors.  Chris is triple certified by PMI as a Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) with expertise in breakthrough benefits.   He holds a Master of Information Technology degree and promotes Agile methodologies as a Stanford Certified Project Manager and Certified Scum Master.  Chris’ teams landed grant funding, advanced telehealth policy, partnered with a medical college, and equipped numerous treatment sites with telemedicine technology.  Chris is a member of the PMI Upstate New York Chapter, serves as programs director, and was a final exposure draft reviewer of PMI’s The Standard for Program Management, Fourth Edition.  He mentors rising project management talent as adjunct professor for Villanova University and was recently accepted into Wilmington University’s doctoral business administration program.  Chris will present another presentation on program management at PMI Global Congress 2018 in Los Angeles.  Chris is a child adoption parent and advocate who values servant leadership.

Dinner includes Caesar Salad, Rolls, Coffee & Dessert (ny style cheese cake with a chocolate drizzle)

 and Choice of Entree

  1. CHICKEN : chicken francaise
  2. FISH: herb basted fresh fillet of atlantic salmon with a chive buerre blanc
  3. BEEF: sirloin cacciatore with rice
  4. VEG: tortellin florentine  (no sausage) – tossed with tomato and baby leaf spinach in a light cream sauce

Please join us on September 19, 2018 at The Desmond Hotel off of Albany Shaker Road, in Colonie (see directions).

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing for 2018-2019.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI UNY Chapter members;  $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.

For details please contact:

Cheryl Patack, PMP - VP Programs, Mary Beth Imbarrato - 2nd VP Programs


Chris LaRocca - Program Director for Chapter Meetings 

Event Properties

Event Date 09-19-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 09-19-2018 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 06-28-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date 09-19-2018 6:00 pm
Individual Price Discount for PMI Members
No. of Technical PDUs 1
Attachment PMI UNY September 2018-AgileProgMgtInAction.pdf
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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