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Nov. 14: Project Management Speaker

Angela Johnson, a certified project management consultant, will give presentation on agile project management.

2013-11-16
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-7-2013

 Mankato, Minn. – Angela Johnson, a certified project management consultant, will give speak on agile project management at an event titled “People are Everything” that will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 in Room 101, Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Johnson’s presentation is free and open to the public. At 5:30 p.m., prior to her presentation, there will be a light dinner (no cost) and an opportunity to network. Please RSVP for the dinner by sending an email in advance to pmswoutreach@pmi-mn.org.

Agile management is defined in part by Wikipedia as “an iterative and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner.”

Johnson’s interactive presentation will cover the characteristics of successful Agile teams and what leaders need to do in order to motivate, enable and sustain a successful Agile transformation.

Johnson is a certified scrum trainer and agile transformation coach who, according to her bio, is passionate about changing the world of work. Her bio says she seeks to help people and organizations to break down their barriers and work together in a collaborative way. Johnson has more than 18 years of professional experience in her field.

The event is sponsored by the Southwest Outreach Program, which is part of the Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI-MN). The mission of PMI-MN, according to its website at http://www.pmi-mn.org/ is to provide value to members and the community through opportunities for career development and to advocate the advancement of the project management profession and its disciplines.

The Southwest Outreach Program began in 2012 with four outreach sessions at Minnesota State Mankato. The Nov. 14 outreach session is the last of four 2013 outreach sessions.

For more information on the Southwest Outreach Program, please contact program manager Mohamed Diab, an assistant professor in the Construction Management Department in Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering & Technology. Diab can be reached by phone at 507-389-2114 or by email at mohamed.diab@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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