PMI Chicagoland Knowledge Sharing Event Hosted by Hudson IT Chicago
Last week, Hudson IT Chicago hosted a PMI Chicagoland Knowledge Sharing event facilitated by Scott Stribrny of Group Atlantic Inc. on the topic of risk. It was an insightful and robust dialogue between an industry expert and a room full of talented project managers. The event’s success was due in large part to Cynthia Andersen, PMI Chicagoland’s Knowledge Sharing Chair.
After the event, Cynthia and I had a chance to catch up and learn more about her career, PMI Chicagoland, the Knowledge Sharing events and what PMI Chicagoland members can look forward to in 2012.
Congratulations on a successful event.Looks like we had a great turnout tonight
Absolutely! By my count, there were 40 PMI Chicagoland members in attendance to hear Scott’s best practices and insight on the subject of risk. This chapter has a lot of experience to share with one another and I am always impressed with the conversations at these events. Plus, they all receive two PDU’s for attending.
Everyone here tonight seems to have an interesting career path, what has been your course thus far?
Well, I progressed from programmer/analyst to a technical lead to a project manager at HSBC. As a result of my career progression, I developed a passion for helping others learn more about project management ideas, methods and techniques which led to volunteering with PMI Chicagoland.
I can imagine you touched many parts of the business and played a major role in the company’s growth?
I held a number of staff and leadership roles from technical lead, where I wrote code, implemented projects, improved business processes and compliance, to IT project manager, where I was the liaison between developers, testers and end users on multiple projects. Managing and leading teams presented its challenges and having a support system like PMI Chicagoland helped me capture ideas from my peers.
What can you tell us about the PMI Chicagoland chapter?
We are PMI’s fifth largest and most active chapter with more than 4,000 members and a dedicated volunteer staff. This strong membership is driven by a mutual desire to learn and share our knowledge and experience.
What can PMI Chicagoland members look forward to in the coming months and early 2012?
I am constantly looking after the best interests of the PMI Chicagoland membership, by bringing together a group of individuals interested in discussing PM ideas and sharing issues and knowledge with their peers. In November, our topic will circle around the cloud and project management. So, stay tuned!
It was a pleasure to listen to Scott Stribrny share his risk management insight with the group. Can you share a little more on his background?
You’re right, he did a tremendous job engaging with the group and helping to spark the exchange of ideas. Scott is president of Group Atlantic, Inc., here in Chicago, and a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Enterprise Risk Management & Governance practice. He is an advisor to Global 100 CEOs, CFOs, and program and project managers all over the world; counseling them on the effectiveness, rewards, and risks of their high-tech programs and policies. His current management interests include change management, new paradigms for organizational design, and technology-based competitive strategy.
Scott is a busy project management expert, we are lucky he agreed to help facilitate this event tonight. I think the group learned a lot tonight and can take the ideas back to the office to improve practices a bit.
Well, thanks for taking a couple minutes to speak with me and congratulations on a great event.
Thank you for hosting all of us and providing food and drink.
It was our pleasure. Thank you.
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