Project Management Practices come in all shapes and sizes; some are big and complex and some are succinct and simple. Some are more traditional/waterfall, some are agile, and some are hybrid. Every company (and every project manager or scrum master) operates a bit differently. Regardless of the methodology being followed, all project leaders have to focus on the basics: Scheduling, Scope Management, and Resource Management, and, for some, Budgeting.
PMI is an organization where we can learn from our peers. And this is a perfect opportunity! At our October chapter meeting four members of our chapter, each working for a different local company in a variety of industries, will answer questions and share information about the processes applied in their companies related to Scheduling, Scope Management, Resource Management and Budgeting.
Our panel members will answer questions proposed to them by the moderator. We will take additional questions from the meeting attendees, time permitting.
The past several Panel Discussions have proven very popular and we expect this Panel Discussion to be equally well received! Please join us.
6:30pm Webcast opens
6:40pm Business Meeting
7:00pm Panel Discussion
Brian Jenny, PE, PMP, is the Director of Production Engineering at Sargento Foods, Inc. Brian has managed various types of projects over the course of his career at Sargento in areas such as manufacturing automation capex, new product development, factory construction capex, as well as product lifecycle management (PLM) and maintenance management (CMMS) software system implementations. In his current role he leads a team of corporate project and electrical engineers. Mr. Jenny earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and his MBA from Marquette University, and he is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Wisconsin. He has been actively involved in serving Big Brothers Big Sisters Wisconsin Shoreline as a “Big Brother” and member of the Board—including being a Past-President. He also serves his local church as a Sound Engineer for their contemporary worship bands.
Shane Piepkorn, PMP, CSM, CSPO, is a Senior ScrumMaster at Thrivent Financial. Shane started at Thrivent as a developer and moved into an IT Lead role in our Compliance systems for vendor software integration projects. He enjoyed coordinating work among multiple teams and decided to earn his PMP as well as CSM and CSPO Agile Certifications. Shane moved to Thrivent’s expanding Salesforce IT area in 2015 and over the past 8 years has held a variety of roles including Project Manager, Product Owner, Kanban Board Owner and ScrumMaster. Thrivent Financial is transitioning to a Product Management structure and Shane is currently the ScrumMaster for 2 Salesforce IT Scrum Teams. He also has an informal coaching role for newer ScrumMasters and teams in the Salesforce area that are transitioning from Waterfall to Scrum. When not at work, you will find Shane watching his daughters play softball or doing something outside ranging from hiking to downhill and water skiing.
Larry Baier, PMP, CSM, is the IT Project Portfolio, Database & Third-Party Systems Manager at Fox Valley Technical College. Over the past 16 years at the college, he has also held the Enterprise Reporting Manager and Software Engineering Manager positions. Larry has been part of the Workday Implementation at FVTC for the past two years focusing on the report delivery for the Finance, HCM, and Student modules of Workday. Prior to FVTC Larry worked in the Ecommerce and Insurance industries as a lead for numerous ERP and systems implementations projects. Outside of work Larry volunteers as the website administrator for the Appleton East Youth Basketball Association where he coaches his daughters’ team. Larry has also helped coach for the PGA Junior League at High Cliff Golf Course for the past 5 years.
Paula Van Domelen, RN, BSN, MSOLQ, PMP, is a Project Manager at ThedaCare. Paula is an RN by background and worked in the hospital before joining IS as an Epic Analyst. She moved to the Project Manager Role in 2015. Paula has led many Epic (EMR) projects as well as other vendor and construction projects where she partnered with the PM from the Construction/Architect side. The majority of her projects are waterfall in nature. One interesting fact is that ThedaCare shares their EMR with another Health Care Organization so they have many combined projects with analysts and a PM from both organizations.