Skillbuilder Webinar Series
Navigating the New World of Project Management -- With Agility
Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm ET
Cost: $0 (Complimentary)
Co-speakers: Mr. Mark Tolbert and Mrs. Susan Parente
Join Essential Assets Group in welcoming Subject Matter Experts, Mark Tolbert and Susan Parente, to a one-hour virtual event in which the speakers will share pragmatic ways to meet the adaptive challenges of today's virtual workplaces while keeping customers top of mind.
Today’s economic reality presents challenges that require organizations to be innovative and resilient ensuring transparency across virtual project teams. With an open mindset, teams can create, or re-energize, products and services enabling successful outcomes.
Project managers who embrace the inevitable changes may be more driven to one of the Agile methodologies. Yet, the best methodology for a specific scenario may not be one distinct approach, but a hybrid approach encompassing Agile, Kanban, Lean, or even Waterfall – especially with mid-sized or large, complex projects.
Join Essential Assets Group in welcoming Subject Matter Experts, Mark Tolbert and Susan Parente, to a one-hour virtual event which will share pragmatic ways to meet the adaptive challenges of today's virtual workplaces while keeping customers top of mind. Mark and Susan will discuss:
Why Traditional (Waterfall) approaches are still relevant
Why Agile is so important today, and how Agile helps solve a number of common risks
Why a Hybrid approach is necessary today
Stigmas associated with “Scrumdamentalists”
Sign up for the 60-minute complimentary virtual event to learn what Hybrid Agile may mean for your virtual team. Each attendee will receive an excerpt of Mark and Susan’s soon-to-be-published book, “Hybrid Project Management: Using Agile with Traditional PM Methodologies to Succeed on Modern Projects”.
Space is limited, so sign up today!
About the Panelists
The speakers are industry experts, colleagues, and co-authors of the soon-to-be-published book “Hybrid Project Management: Using Agile with Traditional PM Methodologies to Succeed on Modern Projects”. Each attendee will receive an excerpt of Mark and Susan’s soon-to-be-published book.
About Your Host
Ms. Alison Gonzalez, PMP is the CEO at Essential Assets Group and is driven to enable organizations to advance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their people to accelerate process improvements and innovative technology solutions. With extensive experience in strategic planning and client engagement for government contractors, the Department of Defense, and various Federal Agencies, she helps each client uncover their Essential Assets. Alison holds a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Market Development, a bachelor's degree in marketing, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Product Manager (CPM).
Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP
Mr. Mark Tolbert has more than 30 years of experience in IT, including 27 years at Hewlett-Packard and HP Services where he successfully managed several support programs and projects. Mark is deeply passionate about project management and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today. He has helped long-time clients such as the U.S. Census Bureau and PMIWDC, as well as supported contract training engagements for various training providers. For the past 24 years, Mark has dedicated his professional career to advancing project management through his involvement with the Project Management Institute Washington DC Chapter (PMIWDC) where he served on multiple board positions and as a trustee of the chapter (2009-2013). Mark is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda.
Susan Parente, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, CRISC, RESILIA, CISSP, CSM, PSM I, CSPO
Mrs. Susan Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies, LLC, a Senior Instructor-Consultant at Essential Assets Group, and a University Professor at multiple Universities. Mrs. Parente is an author, mentor and professor focused on risk management, and traditional and Agile project management. Her experience is augmented by her master’s in engineering management with a focus in Marketing of Technology from George Washington University, DC, along with several professional certifications. Ms. Parente has more than 20 years’ experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD. She is also the co-author on a forthcoming publication, “Hybrid Project Management: Using Agile With Traditional PM Methodologies to Succeed on Modern Projects”.