E9 Kenneth Steiness CEO Sensei Project Solutions
In this episode of Project Management Office Hours, Joe Pusz, PMO Joe gets a fantastic surprise gift from guest, Kenneth Steiness CEO of Sensei Project Solutions . Kenneth presents Joe with $5,000 in free training to Veterans who are participating in the Veterans Project Management Mentoring Program which is run by THE PMO SQUAD in partnership with Vet2PM and Veterans2Work. We are so thankful to Kenneth, Sensei Project Solutions and everyone who is supporting our Veterans Mentoring Program as we continue to grow and impact the lives of Veterans across the US every day.
Joe begins the show referencing a fantastic presentation from Peter Green of Agile for All at the Arizona SIM Chapter June meeting. Peter presented a very informative and engaging lesson on the evolution of Agile and how organizations are now embracing the Agile mindset beyond just a Software Development Lifecycle and more for Organization structure. This was a great session, thank you Peter!
Kenneth and Joe have a fun exchange throughout the show discussing the growth of Sensei Project Solutions, including recognition Sensei has garnered along the way such as Microsoft Partner of the Year. They also dig deep into the relevance of PMI – Project Management Institute, advice for Entrepreneurs, differences in Project Management around the globe, and how organizations can perform projects better using technology and improved processes.
Thank you to our Sponsors, TALAIA and THE PMO SQUAD. 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
Tune in for upcoming shows with Project Management leaders from Dignity Health, Talaia Software, Workday, and many more!
Sensei Project Solutions, a global leader in Project and Portfolio Management for Microsoft, focuses on bringing Instant Productivity to your team. Their mission is to help individuals and organizations be more productive so that they can achieve their greatest potential.
Enabled by Microsoft Project Online, Sensei helps their clients with SERVICES that focus on the process and technology aspects of productivity as well as the details of deployments and on-going support. Their SOLUTIONS help clients get started quickly with jumpstarts that package industry standards and best practices. They also offer extensive reporting and integration options. In TRAINING, Sensei offers classes, books and e-learning for the end users and administrators of Microsoft PPM. Their APPS extend the capabilities of the Microsoft platform and enhance the overall productivity experience.
Kenneth Steiness has worked in the project management and scheduling field for over 22 years and has managed customer engagements in over 13 countries worldwide and throughout the United States. His focus is on process and the discipline of PPM and scheduling whenever he engages with clients to deploy Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management or teaches classes on the subject. Kenneth has presented at world-wide conferences for Microsoft and PMI; and to many Microsoft Project Users Group chapters over the years.
As the founder of Sensei Project Solutions, Kenneth provides strategic direction to the business and is deeply involved with client relationships and deployment projects. In addition to teaching, he has a passion for App design, which has resulted in several world-class Microsoft Project Apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone and Android phones as well as SharePoint and the Microsoft Project client.
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