January 18 2 PDU Riverside Dinner Meeting

January 18 2 PDU Riverside Dinner Meeting

Business Analyst and Product Owner: Traditional Project Management skills in an Agile world.

January 18, 2017
6:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST

Cask 'n Cleaver
1333 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507

Presentation Title: Business Analyst and Product Owner: Project Management skills in an Agile world.

Presented by: Steve and Greta Blash

PDU Category: Leadership


The roles in a Predictive project effort have in the past been well-defined, but in Adaptive projects the roles are often blended as part of a self-organizing team of generalists.

There is still a definite need to have an individual represent the customer and take the responsibility for prioritizing the features to deliver the highest value result to the organization, regardless of how the project is organized.

This customer representative could be either a customer or business representative, or a business analyst knowledgeable of that organizational unit.

This presentation will explore the roles, skillsets and distinct values and challenges that both bring to a project team.

Speaker Biography:

Greta Blash, is a certified project manager professional (PMP) with extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally.  Her experience enables her to concurrently manage multiple high-risk, high-tech projects.  

Her areas of experience include project management, program management, agile/scrum, customer relationship management (CRM), data warehousing/business intelligence, and systems development.
She also holds an agile certification (PMI-ACP) and business analysis certification (PMI-PBA) from Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading professional association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession.

Greta has taught project management, agile and business analysis certification course world-wide for the past nine years.
She has held various volunteer positions at PMI local chapter and regional level.

Steve Blash is a senior trainer  and consultant with Facilitated Methods and is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) ® and a certified agile practitioner, (PMI-ACP) ® with exceptional Information Technology knowledge, and project management experience managing all aspects of large complex projects.  His areas of expertise include strategic business alignment, business requirements analysis, business re-engineering, business intelligence, and system development methods.  

Steve is a past president (2013) for the PMI® chapter in Las Vegas (PMI-SNC). He has written numerous articles for ProjectTimes.com, BATimes.com, and AllPM.com as well as for the PMI chapter’s newsletter. He has spoken on agile, project management and business analysis for various PMI chapters, PMI Region 7 Summit and organizations including the PMI® Congress 2015 - North America Conference.



  • 5:30-6:00 Check-In
  • 5:30-6:15 Upcoming Event Loop
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 6:15-6:45 Dinner Meeting Deck
  • 6:45-7:00 Break & Speaker Presentation Setup
  • 7:00-7:50 Speaker Presentation (Part 1)
  • 7:50-8:00 Break
  • 8:00-8:50 Speaker Presentation (Part 2)
  • 8:50-9:00 Wrap-Up & Raffle
  • 9:00-9:30 Networking



$30.00 Member Ticket (Includes Dinner)

$35.00 Non-Member (Includes Dinner)

$15.00 Presentation Only

$15.00 Presentation Only

Event Properties

Event Date 01-18-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-18-2017 9:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00

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