Feb. Meeting: Perspectives of a PM's Toolbox

February 22, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Abilities Centre Theatre
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2
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Topic: Perspectives of a PM's Toolbox

Description: 
At ‘An Evening with PMI Co-founder Jim Snyder’  on April 20, 2017, Jim made the statement that (and I am paraphrasing), Agile approaches are no more than another tool in the arsenal of a Project Management Professional.

Jim’s statement got me thinking about the tools I have used in my career of over 40 years.I began as a programmer for the Federal Government where intuitively I began to think of isolating certain portions of code for reuse. This reusable code concept became libraries of objects that could be reused in other programs and systems.

In my career, I’ve used management consulting concepts, business analysis tools, strategic IT planning approaches, project management practices, Project Management Office (PMO) theories, and Agile and Scrum procedures.

My LinkedIn profile begins with “A Catalyst for Change”. Change has been a dominant theme in my career. The challenge is to ‘Unthink yourself, your organization to Create New Possibilities’. 

“What’s in Your Toolbox?”

PDUs: 1 Leadership 0.5 Strategic/Business Management
Speaker Bio:   
  Rod Chambers BSc, PMP, CSC, DTM

Rod began his career in a Government of Canada Data Centre in 1971 and has worn many hats since then. He's been a programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, project leader, program manager spanning every technology from mainframes to mobile devices over the years. Rod was appointed the first Head of Systems and Services at Toronto International Airport and Assistant General Manager for CIBC. 

As a contract consultant, he's worked for the UN (Geneva), CIBC (Bay St), Bombardier deHavilland, Credit Suisse (Wall St. New York), The Prudential, Newark Public Schools, Rochester, NY Transit Authority, Continental Data Graphics, a Boeing Subsidiary (San Diego, CA) and Maricopa County, Arizona. After spending 12 years in the US and returning to Toronto, he worked for a small consulting company with clients that included KOBO Books and iHeartMedia.

Rod brings his perspective in project management and has a passion for mentoring and coaching.

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Deadline to Register: Feb, 21, 2018

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