Panel Discussion: Project Management Practices
October 12, 2021

Project Management Practices come in all shapes and sizes, some are big and complex and some are succinct and simple. Every company (and every project manager) operates a bit differently. Some companies have strict guidelines that must be followed and some encourage adjusting processes to fit the situation.

PMI is an organization where we can learn from our peers. And this is a perfect opportunity! At our October chapter meeting, three members of our chapter, each working for a different local company, will answer questions and share information about the processes applied in their companies related to project management support of strategic efforts, change management, onboarding of new Project Managers and other activities. Our session will be moderated by another member of our PMI-NEW chapter who will share perspectives from her experience.

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.

Cost: $15.00

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing

PDUs: 1.0

Panel Members:

Ruth WiegardRuth Wiegand
Project Manager IV (Consultant) - Kimberly Clark

Rue Wiegand is a multi-talented business professional whose career has included management; project management; scrum/agile; EPM administrator; analysis; business ownership; user interface designer/development; graphic design; art direction; software training; and photography. She holds a Master of Science in Project Management and a Master of Arts in Management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from UW-Milwaukee and is she is a certified scrum master. Rue excels in idea generation, organization, strategic planning, and solutions that meet and exceed desired business goals. Rue values relationship building with work teams and in her off-time you can find her camping, snowmobiling, or riding her Spyder across the Midwest.



Matthew KirchmanMatthew Kirchman
Director, Digital Technology Program Management and Vendor Management - Oshkosh Corporation

Matt Kirchman has been building, launching, and leading PMOs for over 20 years in a variety of industries including financial services, securities exchange, construction, and manufacturing. Though project management has been his primary focus, he’s also had the opportunity to lead security, facilities, fleet management, and procurement organizations. Matt is currently the Director of Digital Technology Program Management and Vendor & Asset Management at Oshkosh Corporation, where his teams support a variety of initiatives that are driving the Company’s digital transformation.




Heather AckeretHeather Ackeret
Sr. Manager – Program Management, Kitchen Fixtures & Faucets - Kohler Co.

Heather Ackeret is an experienced global manager with a demonstrated history of building teams and managing change and holds a BS in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering from UW-Milwaukee. Skilled in Prosci Change Management, Manufacturing Operations, Supplier and Quality Management; she currently leads a team of New Product Development Program Managers at Kohler Co. A Wisconsin native, she loves spending time with her family while camping, running, and exploring the United States.







Monica ClaussMonica Clauss
Senior Project Manager - Associated Bank

Monica started her career in banking in college as a teller, then loan assistant and ultimately landed a role in commercial lending after college as a credit analyst and portfolio manager. After earning her MBA, she began exploring career options and became interested in project management. A significant project involving a new commercial lending application was the gateway to her project management career. Since then, Monica has earned her PMP and has led projects of all sizes and complexities at Associated Bank including large upgrades and implementations spanning lines of business.





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