E8 Roy Bell from Thriveforce and Rob Loy from Avnet
In this episode of Project Management Office Hours, PMO Joe and his guests, Roy Bell President at THRIVEFORCE and Rob Loy from Avent discuss a wide range of Project Management topics including, AI and the role it is playing in project management, advice for junior PMs, Project Management career for Veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce and so much more.
Joe begins the show welcoming new show sponsor, TALAIA! TALAIA is a European based PPM Software solution provider which is entering the US market. To sign up for a free 30-day trial and learn more about this PMBOK aligned solution visit – http://en.talaia-openppm.com
As an Air Force Veteran, Roy Bell brings a set of core values to THRIVEFORCE with Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All We Do! Roy shares with us what separates THRIVEFORCE from other consulting firms. Roy and Rob have a great exchange on Project Management certifications, career advice for junior Project Managers and how Project Management doesn’t have to be “by the book” to make an impact.
Rob Loy has diverse professional experiences including time as a college Instructor, working in Agencies, and now as the PMO Communications Manager at Avnet. Rob provides insight into what may be coming next for our industry – Artificial Intelligence. AI and Machine Learning help us to make informed data-based decisions. Rob, Roy and PMO Joe have an in-depth discussion on the value of using Project Management Consultants and the differences from Staffing Agency PMs.
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Avnet operates at the heart of the technology supply chain and is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and embedded solutions. It began by inspiring a generation of tinkerers more than 95 years ago on Manhattan’s Radio Row. Expansion boomed during WWII – and continues to this day – with Avnet on the leading edge of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Recent acquisitions of Premier Farnell and Hackster.io are bridging the worlds of makers and manufacturers like never before. Avnet combines the agility needed to get to market first with nearly a century of close-knit relationships with technology’s most trusted global companies, allowing companies to turn ideas that no one’s heard of into products everyone knows.
The Avnet culture is founded on new ideas and emerging technology, and supported by 15,000+ team members in 125 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Rob Loy is a director with 17 years of industry and agency experience specializing in project management, vendor management, Software Life Development Lifecycle(SDLC), change management, and business process improvement.
He has extensive experience managing departments and people for international companies, executing cross-functional initiatives and overseeing and planning multimillion-dollar department budgets. One of his strongest skills is developing teams and team members to reach their potential or learn new skills, and providing communication planning, change management, and project implementations. His experiences allowed him to develop skills building collaboration between business and technical resources to deliver projects on time and budget.
In addition to his corporate and agency work, Rob also has been teaching at Scottsdale Community College in the computer information systems department since 2003. He has been part of bringing new technology to the students and has been on the front line of education moving from on-ground campus and classes to online
THRIVEFORCE is an organizational improvement and project management consulting firm. They specialize in helping growth focused leaders accelerate performance and unlock explosive business value.
Roy Bell, PMP, President of Thriveforce, transforms leaders’ vision and ideas into reality. He has 15 years’ experience as an accomplished business leader and technologist, most recently serving as the VP of Enterprise Project Management Office at Reverse Mortgage Solutions. He is known for his achievements in change facilitation, strategic enablement and delivery execution.
Roy is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and carries on the proud tradition of exemplifying the core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do…in business and in life.
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