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

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

    Ellen Gottesdiener

    Panel - Staff vs Consultants Demystifying Enterprise Business Architecture
    12:45 - 2:00
    Tools and Techniques to help Project Managers move to the next level in their career

    June Jewel
    Acuity Business Solutions

    Extreme Project Management - building Boston's newest Tier III, LEED Gold data center in under 9 months
    Sam Gopal
    Iron Mountain
    Increasing Your Perception as a Leader
    Bonnie Biafore
    10 Career Crushers that threaten every BA and how to prevent them!
    Tony Higgins
    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 Kuppersmith
    B2T Training
    What Color is Your Thinking Cap?
    Jennifer Battan,
    Using Personas To Define Better Requirements
    Martin Schedlbauer
    The Cathris Group
      Coffee Break
    3:45 - 5:00
    Panel - Talking To Executives!


    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?
    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

    How to bring your stakeholders in, early and often to keep your project on track

    QA Tips for Project Managers and Business Analysts
    Martin Fenelon
    CGI, Inc
    Taking the BA Out of the Box
    Jennifer Battan,
    Enterprise Agile Requirements
    Tony Higgins
    2:15 - 3:30 Dispelling Common Myths about Agile
    Kevin Aguanno
    GenXus Management consulting
    Lean Project Control: Fat-Free Monitoring and Reporting
    William Duncan
    Project Management Partners
    End Well to Begin Well: Using Retrospectives for Continual Learning and Improvement
    Ellen Gottesdiener
    Agile for the Advanced BA
    Greg Smith
    GS Solutions Group
    Panel Discussion - Building the BA Community of Practice
    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