Next Gen Project Management: Agile and Beyond


Interactive Saturday workshops added to August UT Dallas PM Symposium

27 July 2017 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is offering a unique opportunity to learn a more about Agile project management and to share experiences about partnering with, coaching and developing young professionals. The two sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, following the two-day 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas in Richardson, Texas during August 17th-18th. Lunch and networking opportunities are included.

Product Release Story Mapping Workshop, to be presented by Sogeti USA – 10-12:00 on Saturday, August 19, 2017

This will be an interactive presentation and hands-on workshop focused on building on the vision of a product or idea. Ensure a shared understanding of the product’s vision and develop the product’s roadmap that will serve as the basis for development as you progressively solve the problems for the users of the product. Identify what is needed by the users of your product. Develop its backlog in the form of a story map. Define and plan the initial and subsequent releases of your product. Participants will gain valuable insight into a product’s story mapping and release planning using an example.

Sogeti USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini, operates in over 20 cities across the country. Sogeti’s business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast, flexible delivery capabilities. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT and engineering services to help run their business better. With 50 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Applications & New Technologies, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Cloud, Digital Assurance & Testing, Digital Manufacturing, and Digital Transformation.

Partnering with the Next Generation, to be presented by Sherry James, PMP – 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Join Sherry James, PMP for a discussion about how to partner with, coach, and develop the next generation of project managers. It will be an interactive and fun engagement.

Sherry James, PMP is currently building an EMPO at HollyFrontier Corp. in Dallas, Texas. She has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of industries, which include: retail, telecommunications, business intelligence/big data, software development, and healthcare. Since 2000, she has worked as an executive coach and consultant creating leadership curriculum for organizations, large and small. Her passion for mentoring Millennials has taken her around the country in the last few years, speaking on topics that bring together multiple generations around projects and programs that are beneficial to all involved.

Registration for the Saturday workshops is separate from the UT Dallas Symposium. For more info or to register for the August 19 workshops, click here.

11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium – Thursday/Friday, August 17-18, 2017

Under the theme “Disruptive Leadership”, the 2017 UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-19 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The annual symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. Early registration pricing is available until July 16; Group discounts also available. To access conference website, click here.

Keynote speakers for this year’s symposium will include: Peter Eckert, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Projekt 202; J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors; Anne M. Guevara, Proposal Director JSTARS Campaign, Raytheon Company; Keith Thurgood, PhD, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas; and Meg Infiorati, Vice President, IPMA USA. In addition, approximately 40 high quality paper presentations will be delivered via six streams over two days by program/project management experts and experienced professionals.

The UT Dallas PM Symposium is the premier project management conference serving organizations and professionals in North Texas and beyond. This is a traditional conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM practitioners, experts and researchers to get published and for professionals to learn from their peers. All participants can receive up to 16 PDUs. If you live in the central USA, don’t miss this major regional project management event. For more or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a MS degree with an emphasis in project management and an MBA degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit https://pmworldlibrary.net/.