TOPIC: Year in Review
PMI RGC 2017 Breakfast Meetings
Presented by Laura Beltemacchi and Gary Halvorsen
The PMBOK does a great job of giving us process tools to track changes as they occur throughout the life of the project. With all projects there is a very strong human element involved. Whether the change is about a new technology or business process – projects bring about change. The focus of the 2017 Breakfast Season will be to provide some soft skills that overlay with PMI processes. The input for the presentations will be the PMBOK ®Guide 5th Edition and overlaid with key points from Chip Heath and Dan Heaths’ book Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard. The presentations will begin in January and end in November except for the vacation month of July.
Laura Beltemacchi, PMP, CSQE, CMQOE
Currently, Ms. Beltemacchi works as a project manager and quality manager for POD Inc. specializing in software and data projects. Previously Ms. Beltemacchi has worked for the State of New Mexico as a procurement specialist, oversight and compliance analyst, and as a project manager. She has also worked for a small aerospace nondestructive testing company and a mechanical and electrical engineering firm with responsibilities for the design and implementation of the company quality system. Prior opportunities in the high-tech industry have included implementing projects involving software applications and hardware implementations/upgrades as well as the manager of a Project Management Office for a financial services company. She has also worked in the integrated circuits industry performing business systems analysis, international and domestic scheduling, budgeting, and supervised up to 22 individuals. Along with her Project Management Professional certification, she is also a Certified Quality Software Engineer and Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Masters in Computer Resource & Information Management from Webster University. She is a past board member of PMI’s Rio Grande Chapter and held the positions of VP of Programs and Professional Development. She is the current Vice-Chair of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) 1400 Chapter and is the soon to be Treasurer of the ASQ 1400 Chapter.
Gary Halvorsen, MBA, PMP, CISSP
Mr. Halvorsen has worked as a project manager in a variety of industries including Warehousing and Distribution, Software Development, Aerospace, and IT network design and support over a period of 25 years. In spite of all that practical experience, he only received his PMP certification in November of 2015. Mr. Halvorsen has an MBA from Webster University, and a BS from Middle Tennessee State University. He also holds certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, along with several other IT specific certifications. Currently he is the Network and Security Manager for Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union.
|Event Date||11-14-2017 7:00 am|
|Event End Date||11-14-2017 8:30 am|
|Registration Start Date||04-10-2017 6:00 am|
|Cut off date||11-14-2017 7:00 am|
|Location||The Egg and I Restaurant|