Southern New England Chapter of PMI


The Presentations for the SNEC-PMI Project Conference 2019
are available by clicking on the session names below.

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2019 Workshop Session Presentations

No Nonsense Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance with Neal Whitten

Building Your Reputation as a Successful Project Manager with Julie Kowalski

The Art and Science of User Stories: Tools and Techniques for Capturing Need with Melissa Wisner

Delivering Value to Stakeholders: The Basics of Business Analysis with Sinikka Waugh


TIME Professional Development Day for Project Managers
7:00 - 8:00 Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast - Ballroom A/B
8:00 Exhibition Hall Opens - Prefunction Area
8:00 - 8:30

Opening Remarks - Ballroom A/B

Mary Frances Gorgas, PMP - President, SNEC-PMI

8:30 - 9:30

Opening Keynote Address - Ballroom A/B


High Performance Resilience

Bonnie St. John

9:30 - 9:45 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)

Meeting Room 11-12

Meeting Room 14-15 Meeting Room 21-22 Meeting Room 24-25

9:45 - 10:45

Getting in the Ring: Project Manager or Project Leader


Julie Kowalski

How can you be BIG and be AGILE?


Wendy Avery

Lessons Learned from Managing Projects in 40+ Countries : Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant


Mark Hehl

Learning Organizations are Leading-Edge: Successful Educational Innovations through Project Management


Elizabeth Schlegel

10:45 - 11:00 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)

11:00 - 12:00

Facilitating Good Stakeholder Relationships Through the 5 Languages of Appreciation


Sinikka Waugh

The Roles of Project Team members in Agile User Story Creation and Acceptance


Melissa Wisner

Culture Won't Eat This Strategy: What happened When Hartford Healthcare Aligned Project Methodology to Culture


Elise Sinha and Aimee Corvino

All in Project Management – Lessons from the Poker Table


Jeffrey Hanson


12:00 - 1:15

Lunch and Networking - Ballroom A/B


Visit Sponsor Exhibits - Prefunction Area

1:15 - 2:15

Afternoon Keynote Address - Ballroom A/B


Achieving the Elusive Work/Life Balance

Neal Whitten

2:15 - 2:30 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)

2:30 - 3:30

Pop Quiz: Can You Have a Winning Team? Yes! Master Behavioral Styles


Brigid Carney

Project Governance and Change Management: Path to Project Implementation Success


Pamela Kriedeman and Ngozi Taffe

The Gotcha’s Of Agile – Pitfalls to Consider when Transforming to an Agile Culture


Patricia Tyre

The Tenth Principle – Maximize the amount of work not done!


Robert Schaff and Katie Tougas


Meeting Room 11-12

Meeting Room 14-15 Meeting Room 21-22 Meeting Room 24-25
3:30 - 3:45 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)
3:45 - 4:45

Closing Keynote Address - Ballroom A/B


The Little Secret to Big Accomplishments

Belinda Goodrich

4:45 - 5:00 Closing Remarks - Ballroom A/B
5:00 - 6:30  Conference Reception - Prefunction Area

(Presentations page last revised 15-May-2019)

Key to Presentations:

Agile Track
Leadership Track
Technical Track
Change Management Track

Please see the Abstracts and Bios page and the Keynotes page for more detail on the Start, Build, Advance category, and the Talent Triangle and PDU Certification areas for each presentation!