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08/28/2018 - Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DeVry University, Sherman Oaks
Speaker: Phil Hopkins
Implementing Technology Projects with Conviction

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Developing a PMO to effectively implement a portfolio of 30+ overdue government technology projects on an Indian reservation may seem overwhelming, but an IT leadership vacuum and a significant revenue source can definitely work to your advantage.

Working from a jail cell office, you may discover that combining project management, root cause analysis, and management theory can positively impact a sovereign nation in unexpected ways.

In this presentation, you’ll learn
• Techniques to fundamentally address the root causes of structural dysfunction when dealing with government entities
• How to communicate the benefits of a sustainable technology organization based upon best practices while remaining culturally relevant
• Strategies to incrementally implement governance and risk mitigation across an organization
• How language can create a sense of urgency
• Why bonding with leadership and community tradition is crucial for success

 

About the Speaker:

Phil Hopkins, the Chief Solutions Officer of Sysazzle, Inc., will outline how an initial IT assessment and establishing the role of a trusted adviser resulted in implementing industry-standard methodologies including UML, PMBOK, and ITSM at the Gila River Indian Community.

Previous to his current role with Sysazzle, Phil has been a senior IT leader with Kaiser Permanente, the Pasadena Unified School District, and Avery Dennison Corporation. He joined PMI prior to the turn of the century.

Sysazzle’s consulting and staffing clients include Panavision, UCLA Health Systems, the United States Army, DaVita Healthcare and California Resources Corporation.

 

Meeting Agenda:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Registration and Networking
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Announcements
7:00 pm - 7:55 pm Guest Speaker
7:55 pm – 8:00 pm Adjournment and Closing Remarks

 

PDUs
PMPs will receive 1.0 PDU in the Strategy & Business category.

 

Cost for Event:
FREE

 

Location Information:
DeVry University
15301 Ventura Blvd,
Building D-100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

 

Parking Instructions:

1. Enter through the Self-Park Sepulveda Blvd entrance, on Galleria Gateway. Please enter through the far right lane ONLY. There is a sign at that lane that states “DeVry Student/Faculty parking”. 

2. Pull a parking ticket. Enter the parking structure.  

3. Drive up to the 5th level (rooftop) which is the DESIGNATED parking area for DeVry University visitors. 

4. Once on the rooftop, park and scan your ticket at the scanning machine* located on the wall to the left of the Emergency Exit stairwell near the Comerica Building. That machine should stamp your ticket with an “F”. 

You may wish to locate the machine and scan your ticket prior to parking 

5. The rooftop scan is TIME SENSITIVE. You have 15 minutes* from the time you enter the Galleria parking structure at the self-park entrance to scan the ticket you received at entry on the rooftop. Scans completed After 15 minutes are NOT accepted as validated by Galleria parking staff and are subject to posted parking rates.

The current weekday rate is $2.20 each 15 minutes, with a daily maximum of $22 

*Please note: If you do not complete the rooftop scan (Step 4) within 15 minutes, the validation machine in the Admissions/Student Central office will be unable to read your ticket. Without proper validation you will be subject to pay the regular parking    rate mentioned above when exiting.   

6. Visitors should validate their scanned ticket at the DeVry University campus Front Desk.

When validated properly the “F” on your ticket will be covered with an “H"

7. The current weekend daily maximum is $3:
-No validation is required for this rate
-No designated parking area; parking is open per general Galleria parking availability -The weekend rate/maximum is in effect Monday-Friday if entering at 4pm or later

*DEVRY UNIVERSITY DOES NOT REIMBURSE GALLERIA PARKING CHARGES*

 

Postponement/Cancelation
This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.

 

Questions/Comments:
Contact SFV.Meeting@pmi-la.org

 



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