E41 Rich Maltzman with EarthPM Jim Stewart with JP Stewart Associates and Janelle Lee with FinTech
Are you effective in facilitating Project Meetings? Are you struggling with the shifting landscape within IT as a PMO leader? We cover these questions and a broad list of topics in this fast moving show with Rich Maltzman, Jim Stewart, and Janelle Lee.
Rich and Jim give us the backstory and details on their book, How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings: A Practical Guide to Ensuring Project Success. Learn how to get past the goblins impacting your meetings. Jim and Rich also share tips and techniques from the book to provide practical solutions to be more effective.
Janelle shares her story and career path leading to a PMO leader role within a Fortune 500 organization. She discusses leading X-ennials and Millennials, how the PMO is involved in organizational transformation and also the shifting landscape within IT. We also hear Janelle discuss Maggie’s Place which provides shelter, life-changing programs, and services for pregnant and parenting women and children. Visit www.maggiesplace.org to learn more and see how you can assist.
Thanks to our sponsor THE PMO SQUAD. Visit www.thepmosquad.com to learn about the Purpose Driven PMO, PMO as a Service, and all their project management services.
EarthPM is a Project Management consultancy focused on generating long-term success for projects and project managers. It was established in 2009 and has since been engaging clients in the US, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa, China, Costa Rica and in Europe. It has focused on sustainability thinking in PM but has covered general project management consulting and training.
Rich Maltzman, PMP, started his professional career in 1978 as an engineer at what is now Nokia, after receiving a BSEE and MSIE degrees. Since1988 he’s been a PMO leader, including a 2-year assignment in The Netherlands overseeing a team of projects in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
In parallel, Rich has taught at the University level for over 30 years co-authored several books on PM competency and sustainability, as well as a “how-to” book on planning and facilitating successful project meetings. Rich is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer at Boston University, teaching graduate-level courses in Project Management, Project Communications, and Qualitative and Quantitative Decision Making.
JP Stewart Associates is a project management consulting and training company. We provide short and long-term consulting in: Agile and waterfall projects, portfolio management, PMO setup, best practices. We also provide training in PMP prep and Scrum methodologies.
Jim Stewart, PMP, CSM, started his professional career in IT as a network engineer at Harvard, eventually gravitating into managing IT projects. In 2003, he founded JP Stewart Associates during which time he has consulted to organizations large and small in regard to project management best practices.
For the past few years, he has increasingly incorporated Agile into his practice, most recently becoming certified as an IC-Agile coach. He has also taught masters courses in project management at Brandeis University and has taught hundreds of students in becoming PMPs.
He recently co-published “How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings” and is working at a customer in the Boston area on a PMO and portfolio management.
Janelle Lee is a Director of Project Management for a Fortune 500 financial technology (FinTech) organization. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management.
She has been in the FinTech industry for 18 years and project management for 15 years. Janelle is a thought leader in her organization focusing on organizational and methodology transformation as well as process re-engineering. She has transformed several organizations and departments from traditional organizations and structures to value-centered delivery organizations with a flexible development methodology. Janelle is passionate about challenging the traditional project standard status quo and implementing programs which improve the effectiveness of project delivery.
Janelle is an advocate for advancement of women in technology and impoverished and underprivileged women. She’s an active member of w.NET (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions) and regularly volunteers her time to Maggie’s Place, which provides shelter, life-changing programs, and services for pregnant and parenting women and children. (www.maggiesplace.org)