Southern New England Chapter of PMI

SNEC PM Conference 2018 - Program Schedule

The Passion and Power of Project Management TM

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

Monday, April 23rd, 2018


Note: You can attend presentations from ANY of the tracks below. Pick one presentation from each session when planning your day!

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

Genevieve Guilmette, PMP - President, SNEC-PMI
Terri Knudson, PMP, PgMP, PfMP - PMI Board of Directors

8:30 - 9:30

Opening Keynote Address - Ballroom A/B


It's Your Ship


Michael Abrashoff

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

The Agile Mindset


Wendy Avery

Leading from All Sides: The Realist’s Guide® to Leadership


Craig Price

New Member Orientation


Neil Weiss, Genevieve Guilmette

Embracing Change and Inspiring Engagement


Belinda Fremouw

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

11:00 - 12:00

Agile Estimating and Planning


Dave Todaro

Managing a Crisis: Resiliency Planning in a New World


Spruille Braden

Microsoft Office 365 Tools for Project Collaboration and Project Management


Joe Ursone, Brent Hervey, David Hale

Change Management: The Undercover Role of the Project Manager


Dr. James Brown


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


The Realist's Guide to the New Workforce


Craig Price

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

2:30 - 3:30

Mixing Oil & Water (how to make Agile methods work with governance and compliance)


Stephen Gristock

Berlin-Brandenburg Airport: A case Study in “What Not to Do” in Project Management.


Christopher Friday

Culture Enables Innovation


Milos Topic

Moving Projects at the Speed of Change - Easing Change Management Pain


Sinikka Waugh


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


Project Management: Art vs. Science:Driving Execution Excellence by Developing PM Leadership to Better Use the PM Tools of the Trade


Matthew Bromberg

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

Program Subject to Change (last revised 25-March-2018)

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!