Symposia Sessions

Symposia Sessions Schedule

  •   DAY 1: October 20th
      PM  PM  PM or BA BA BA
    9:00 - 10:15
    KEYNOTE: Ken Hanley - Don't Listen to Me?

      Coffee Break
    10:30 - 11:45 When things go wrong - how to recover from a troubled project
    Candice Benson
    Benson Consulting
    Virtual Teams
    Nancy Settle-Murphy

    It's the Goal, not the Role: the Work of Agile Project Management, Product Management and Business Analysis

    Ellen Gottesdiener
    EBG Consulting

    The Dynamic Business Case-Assure that your Projects Deliver Optimal Value
    Peter Johnson
    IIBA New Jersey
    Business Caperbility Modelling
    Eric Aranow
    12:45 - 2:00
    Developing Superstar Project Managers
    June Jewell
    ACE Business Solutions

    Panel Discussion: Meeting Management Best Practises Increasing Your Perception as a Leader
    Denise DeCarlo
    Find Requirements Defect to Build Better Software
    John Terzaki
    How App Usability, Functionality and Analysis are Changing with Mobile
    Dan Hermes
    Lexicon Systems
      Coffee Break
    2:15 - 3:30 Risk Management
    Gus Cicala
    Project Assistants Inc
    A Structured Approach to Managing Small Projects
    Barbara Wilson
    University of Massachusetts
    Improving Communication through Improvisation
    Kupe Kupersmith
    B2T Training
    The BA Career Path
    Joy Beatty
    Using Personas To Define Better Requirements
    Martin Schedlbauer
    The Cathris Group
      Coffee Break
    3:45 - 5:00 Increasing Project Maturity (Best Practices) in your Organisation
    Jim Stewart
    JPStewart Associates
    Lead YOur team to Radical Results
    Ron Cook
    Project Masterminds, LLC
    Leadership styles: Applying the Right Leadership Style to the Right Situation
    Ronald Golden
    STG Inc

    What Color is Your Thinking Cap?
    Jennifer Battan,
    Agile - No more excuses to be LAZY! How to Gather the Right Requirements - Just in Time
    Tina Underhill
    The Handy BA

    Cocktail Reception

    6:00 - 8:00
    PMI and IIBA Community Networking Event 

  •   DAY 2: October 21st
      PM PM PM and BA BA BA
    9:00 - 10:15
    Keynote: Gus Cicala - Leadership is Taken, Not Given: Establishing, Maintaining and Regaining Control of Projects

      Coffee Break
    10:30 - 11:45 No, the world doesn't Love PM's, and Here's Why
    Ken Hanley
    KTH Program and Project Management Inc.
    Getting and Keeping Team Loyalty
    Ronald Golden,
    STG Inc
    Breaking Out of the Box: Stategies for Innovation
    Gwen Bradshaw
    Assurant Specialty Property
    Pathway to Enterprise Analysis – does the average BA know how to get there?
    Denise DeCarlo
    Skill Up Now! Using BA Tools and Techniques on Agile, Interative and Waterfall Projects
    Christopher Gaffney
    AXA Equitable
    12:45 - 2:00 Project Management for Business Intelligence Projects
    Diana Bishop

    QA Tips for Project Managers and Business Analysts
    Martin Fenelon
    CGI, Inc

    Are You Contributing All You Can or Are You Just Going with the Flow?
    Rachel George
    The Hartford
    Owning the collaboration circle on all of your future projects 
    Will French
    Taking the BA Out of the Box
    Jennifer Battan,
    2:15 - 3:30 Dispelling Common Myths about Agile
    Kevin Aguanno
    GenXus Management consulting
    An It Project Manager's Survival Guide For Launching A New Product
    Bonnie Cooper
    Massachusetts Medical Society
    End Well to Begin Well: Using Retrospectives for Continual Learning and Improvement
    Ellen Gottesdiener
    EBG Consulting
    Agile for the Advanced BA
    Greg Smith
    GS Solutions Group
    BPM for Business
    From Discovery to Analysis and Beyond
    Stuart Everts
    Business Process Incubator
    3:45 - 5:00

    Closing Keynote: Kupe Kupersmith - Don’t Hesitate… Take Risks to Innovate

  •   Workshops October 22nd
    9:00 - 5:00 Agile Bootcamp - An Introduction to the Topic
    Kevin Aguanno

    PM and BA
    Effective Project Planning - Getting it Right Up Front
    Ken Hanley

    Agile Requirements: Creative, Collaborative and Colorful Discovery
    Ellen Gottesdiener

    PM and BA

    The Business Analyst as a Product Owner
    Greg Smith

    Analyzing Business Rules
    Martin Schedlbauer

      Workshops October 23rd
    9:00 - 5:00
    Agile Adoption Workshop: Creating a Roadmap for Bringing Agility into Your Company
    Greg Smith

    PM and BA

    Strategic Portfolio Management

    Ken Hanley


    Advanced Agile Management Methods

    Kevin Aguanno 


    Model, Analyze and Improve Business Processes
    Martin Schedlbauer