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Project Managers need to be Change Managers


Topic Summary: 

Have you ever found yourself in this position? You're a rock-star project manager, and your project was successful. But within the year, the project's deliverables lie abandoned and the organization is already spinning up another project to solve the same business problem. What happened? How did everything go off the rails after you wrapped up the project? Projects are agents of change and, by nature, people resist change. As project managers, are we doing the things necessary in our projects to help prepare our stakeholders for change? Do our projects truly deliver business benefits, or do they just create deliverables? And what's the project manager's role in preparing the organization for change?


Drew Middleton, Partner at Kolme Group


Drew Middleton is a value-focused IT professional with twenty-five years of experience leading highly effective teams. He has spent his career applying project management, business analysis, and change management techniques to a wide array of IT projects, including enterprise efforts focused on infrastructure uplift/consolidation, data center operations, application development and sustainment, service desk operations, and process improvement. In his approach, Drew strives to balance communication and organizational skills, proactive risk management strategies, and proven project/program management practices to help organizations deliver projects on time and within budget. Drew currently holds a PMI PMP, ITIL v3 Foundations, Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster, and Prosci Change Practitioner certifications.

Connect with Drew on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewmiddleton1/

Kornelia Homewood, Project and Portfolio Management Consultant at Kolme Group


Kornelia Homewood is a knowledgeable PM consultant with a well-rounded experience that spans coaching PMs, building and evaluating PMOs, and managing projects in technology, finance, higher education, and marketing. She is passionate about the PM industry and is always up for an opportunity to talk about the latest trends in PM, OCM, and agile methodologies or practices. Kornelia is an active member of PMI Phoenix, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master, Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, and graduated with distinction from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide with a Masters of Science in Project Management.

Connect with Kornelia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/korneliahomewood/

About Kolme Group:


At Kolme Group, we believe that data is the best foundation for business decision-making. Hunches and intuition just don’t cut it in today's agile business model. Executives, leaders, and teams need to make educated, data-decisions in order to successfully navigate the complex and ever-changing business landscape. Kolme Group helps you connect with that game-changing asset -- The data which can help chart the best course forward.

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Type of category: Special Events

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: November 11th, 2020

Hours: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $15.00