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Marie Spark, MBA, PMP - Jumpstart Your PM Career

Presentation Abstract

The demand for project managers is booming - could one of them be you? PMI estimates that the global economy will need 25 million project managers and there are not enough people in the pipeline to meet the demand. Whether you have many years of work experience or are a new graduate entering the field, you will learn something new.

Come to this informative session to learn all about this rewarding career and how YOU can get started on your path to success!

Among the topics covered:
• PM 101 - What PM is all about and what it means to be a project manager
• PM jobs are booming! Learn why and how you can find your own opportunities
• Finding a fit – Learn about whether this is the right career for you, including required skills and strengths, PMI Talent Triangle, and learning/development options
• Career paths—Learn about PM job options to get started, choosing and changing industries, planning your PM career path and growth

Speaker Bio

Marie Spark, MBA, PMP, the director of the project management graduate program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and is an active leader for the local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI San Francisco). She came to academics following a career in project and quality management in banking, technology and nonprofits. Her passion is to empower adult learners to their careers.

Event Date 02-21-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-21-2023 8:00 pm
Cut off date 02-21-2023 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Strategic PDUs 2.0
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference



 Anup Deshpande - Creating a Value Delivery Office (VDO) for Extreme Business Agility


Presentation Abstract

Does your organization strive to achieve laser focus on planning the right set of projects and delivering at a predictable pace? Do you want to learn from the successes (and failures) of Extreme Agile Implementation at a Corporate to attain a sustainable business model? Then hope isn’t a plan! It takes more than a year to get into a regular rhythm, with about 1,000 people interacting with the model. If you want to learn directly from the people who’ve made it work, this session is for you.

Expected Takeaways -
- How to set up the Org to bring in Extreme Business Agility
- Pointers to transform PMO into Value Delivery Office
- Knowledge of Org Level Value Realization Metrics

Speaker Bio

Anup Deshpande has been instrumental in Agile Transformation at the enterprise level and has over 25 years of program management, business operations, and security experience in the Software Industry. He has served at the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter as a President, a Chief Governance Officer (CGO), and a Board Member. Anup served as the PMI Silicon Valley Chapter president in 2012 as well. He has been on the Agile Advisory Board and taught as an Adjunct Faculty at UC Berkeley Extension for various Agile and Project Management curricula.

He currently works at a Fortune 100 Healthcare organization as a Sr. Director of Program Management, Business Operations, and Security and has tremendous energy to drive audacious goals for the company. Before this, he worked at various companies, including Yahoo, Visa, and Broadcom, where he spearheaded multiple cross-organizational plans to successful completion.

He has bootstrapped two software product startups successfully. Anup focuses on building Trackegy, one of his young startups, where they prepare the students for the exams and take their confidence off the roof, making them successful in taking on further career advancements. The product also helps lead generation and evaluation for businesses.

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Event Date 03-21-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-21-2023 8:00 pm
Cut off date 03-21-2023 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Leadership PDUs 2.0
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference