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PMI-SOC Joint Event - Project Management: The Journey from Good to Great

Our panel discussion will focus on developing and enhancing project management careers. Six professionals from six different industries will share their thoughts and experiences on building your professional path in project management, including short-term and long-term career planning, which is a key step in your career success. Learning where you want to go and how you will get there will help you to develop and advance in your profession. The panelists will discuss such topics as project mana

14/04/2015
When: 14/04/2015
From 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Where: North American Centre
5700 Yonge St.
North York, Ontario  M2M 4G8
Canada
Presenter: Darrell deBoer, Gilles Chong, Dhanu Kothari, , Ori Schibi, Winnie Liem, Debbie Harriet


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Event Topic: Joint Event - Project Management: The Journey from Good to Great

Joint: PMO Branch, Healthcare Branch, GTIS Branch, York-Simcoe Branch, Government Community & BA Community


Synopsis:

Louis Pasteur, the French chemist and microbiologist, once said, “Fortune favors the prepared mind”. Professional success means setting clear goals and taking measurable steps towards achieving those goals while investing considerable time and thought in preparation.

Our panel discussion will focus on developing and enhancing project management careers. Six professionals from six different industries will share their thoughts and experiences on building your professional path in project management, including short-term and long-term career planning, which is a key step in your career success. Learning where you want to go and how you will get there will help you to develop and advance in your profession. The panelists will discuss such topics as project manager’s career expectations, boosting your career with education and certification, professional development strategies, opportunities to advance your career and challenges you may face.

Participate in a panel discussion with six acknowledged project management experts and learn techniques and tips that will take you to the next level in your career. Take control of your career now!


Panelists: Darrell deBoer, Gilles Chong, Dhanu Kothari, , Ori Schibi, Winnie Liem and Debbie Harriet

Bios:

Darrell deBoer, VP | Program Director. Mr. deBoer is a senior leader, specializing in multi-discipline, team-based delivery. During 17+ years with market leaders such as Purolator Courier, ICOM (an Epsilon Company), The Marketing Store (a division of HAVI) , and Klick Health he has lead a variety of significant business transformations including reorganization, business improvement processes, private-public transition, due diligence and new business development. Mr. deBoer shares a lifelong commitment to professional development, having most recently completed a Digital Marketing Certificate program with the CMA, his Project Management Professional (PMP) Accreditation, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University.
 
 

Gilles Chong, PMP ITIL CPHIMS-CA, with over 15 years of experience in Project and Program Management, IT and Healthcare, Mr. Gilles Chong has a solid background in managing highly complex and critical projects with multi-million dollars budget ($10 to $30+ million) as a Project Manager and a Program Manager. He is currently a Manager in the PMO at eHealth Ontario and he is responsible for a staff of 14 Project Management professionals deployed across multiple programs. His current portfolio of projects spans over multiple lines of businesses and the sponsors are at the Senior Management and Executive levels. Mr. Gilles Chong’s experience covers the Healthcare, Telecommunications, IT Systems Integration and Client Services industries. He has lead key eHealth projects with The Ottawa Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sick Kids, CHEO, eHealth Ontario, MOHLTC, Canada Health Infoway, VA (US), Kaiser Permanente (US), Mayo Clinic (US), Cleveland Clinic (VA).
 


Dhanu Kothari
, Professional Speaker, Author, Workshop Leader, Consultant, Coach. Mr. Kothari is an enthusiastic and a passionate motivational speaker with extensive breadth and depth of Project Management experience backed by 30 years of service in IT with HP, DEC, Honeywell, Nortel, Scotiabank, Univac and the Norwegian Computing Center. His speeches, presentations and workshops are consistently rated as “Excellent” and “Outstanding”.
Mr. Kothari is the president of D2i Consulting, a firm specializing in delivery and consulting including facilitations, team building, project recovery, audits, coaching and training. Dhanu Kothari holds a B.Sc. in Mech. Eng. from Pune, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Production Eng. from the Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Mr. Kothari is a past President of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Southern Ontario Chapter, Canada, and the Rotary Club of Newmarket. Mr. Kothari has frequently presented at NASA. He has authored two books on Project Management titled:“Rainbows & Ratholes: Best Practices for Managing Successful Projects” and “From Ratholes to Rainbows: Managing Project Recovery”.

 


Ori Schibi
, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, is the author of the book Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success, (2013) which has recently been nominated for the prestigious PMI Cleland Award. A consultant, instructor, facilitator and a speaker who regularly appears in local PMI Chapters and at the PMI Global Congress North America, Mr. Ori Schibi is the Co-Founder of the Project Management Institute - Southern Ontario Chapter Business Analysis Branch - the first one of its kind. Mr. Schibi is a leader in identifying new innovative ways to improve collaboration and streamline communication across organizational boundaries, in projects and particularly between project managers and business analysts. His unique ability to articulate concepts and ideas makes his projects successful and his sessions capturing, entertaining and informative.

 

Winnie Liem, PMP, Public Sector Project, Program & Portfolio Manager specialized in IT Solutions and Infrastructure Delivery. Professional career with the Ontario Public Service with experience working in two Ministries (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and at the Ministry of Attorney General) advocating for Innovation and Excellence in Project Delivery to drive success and better outcomes in government. Currently serving as the Chair of the newest SOC community: PMI-SOC Government Community and formerly the Community Manager for PMI’s (Virtual/Global) Government Community of Practice (COP).
Ms. Liem is an advocate and thought leader for project management in government and has presented in the past on the following topics: (1) Project Management: An Essential Ingredient for Innovation (presented to: PMI Government COP & GovLoop) – May 2014; (2) Being a Project Management Trailblazer (presented to: PMI Government COP) – Dec 2014; (3) Talent Management: Mind the “Talent” Gap (presented to PMI-SOC Government Community) – Feb 2015.
 
 

Debbie Harriet, PMP, was with HP Canada where she was the PMO Director, managing a combined staff of 40 project coordinators, project managers, program managers and portfolio managers. She worked closely with the client and senior leadership teams to align PMO processes and teams to optimize delivery.  Prior to that, she was a Portfolio Manager for Hewlett Packard managing multiple portfolios, programs and projects for the CIBC Account. She worked closely with her customers in annual planning and involved in front-end activities of identifying, prioritizing and initiating projects and programs in the context of achieving the strategic business objectives. Ms. Harriet is an innovation and results-oriented leader with proven experience implementing IT/Telecom Infrastructure/Business Application as well as integrating new technologies and new business processes across multiple platforms. Committed to service and excellence, she has developed and deployed the PMO tools and processes to automate reporting, enabling the ease of data delivery to the enterprise and to the client.  She currently manages her own consulting business providing project/program management and business analyst services. Ms. Harriet is the owner of a Second Cup Franchise, her extensive business knowledge combined with her project management and business analysis skills have positioned this franchise as number ONE with increased sales of 31% in month one and running at a steady increase average of 14%, holding the number ONE position and staying ahead of the competition!

 

Robin Lobb,
Manager | Digital Health Program   Mr. Lobb, has over 20 years of experience in Project/Portfolio/Program Management in governmental and non-governmental organizations, focusing on the healthcare sector. He has an extensive background in managing highly complex and mission critical projects.
Lobb studied conflict theory at the University of Toronto, and trained in transnational organized crime and white-collar crime with the International Association of Law Enforcement Analysts. Formal PM work experience began on the Urban Flashpoints Project with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Transnational issues and proceeded to a number of political projects including work at Cabinet Office at Queens Park.
Mr. Lobb’s experience covers several sectors/locations including work on projects in Britain, the US, and numerous other foreign countries. His last decade focused specifically on the health care sector with clients including McKesson, Roche Diagnostics, IBM Global Technology Services, Mount Sinai Hospital, the OACCAC, and the National Cancer Institute of Canada.
The PMI Network Magazine featured Lobb in their Worldview article on future global project leaders talking about the state of the profession. As a thought leader in the field, Mr Lobb has given numerous talks, TV interviews, workshops and training. He has served as a mentor for over 15 years and as a leader in the volunteer sector for 25 years.
Careful career planning and an innovative approach to developing his skill set is the key to his career. An agile attitude ensures he can rise to sudden opportunities and, conversely, work with the many sudden challenges.
He is currently beginning a new role as a Digital Health Program Manager on an initiative that will be a model for roll out in Ontario and across Canada.

 

Agenda:
5:30 - 6:00 – Registration/Networking
6:00 - 7:30 - Panel discussion
7:30 - 8:00 - Q&A

Fees: (subject to HST)
PMI-SOC Members (login prior to registering) - $20.00
Non-Members and Guests - $30.00

PDU: 2.0

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