July 2018 Chapter Meeting

July 24, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Norris Meetings and Events Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365
Austin, TX 78757


Norris Centers 

Norris Centers
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365 
Austin, TX 78757 

Our dinner events have been selling out, so please register early! Dinner order closes on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00 PM. No dinner tickets will be sold after early bird registration closes. Session(s) online registration closes on July 23 at 5:30 PM. Please note: If you have paid for your PMI Austin Chapter Membership within the past 48 hours, register as a guest and self-report the PDUs.

Menu: Chicken Parmesan. Non-breaded chicken for gluten-free option. Eggplant Parmesan for vegetarian option.

5:30 – 7:00 pm
(.5 Leadership PDU)
Registration, Business Meeting, Networking and Dinner (Cash Bar)

7:00 – 8:00 pm
(1 Strategic and Business Management PDU)

Speaker: Scott Scheufler

Title: Defining Success

Session Abstract: 

Everyone wants to be successful. However, the meaning of “success” varies greatly from the point of view of different people, at different times, and in different contexts. The trick is to recognize when there are differing definitions at play, tease them out so that they can be specified, shared, and examined, then align them with stakeholders. This is true for project managers with regard to their projects, but also applicable to their professional and personal lives. In this presentation, we will review tricks and tools to better align definitions of success.

Brief Bio: 

Scott Scheufler

Scott Scheufler started his career at Texas instruments, working both the software and hardware side of computers. As the company grew, his role evolved to project management and “wetware”. He holds PMP, CSM, and PE certifications, with over 15 years of project management experience in software, semiconductor, and healthcare IT. Scott entered project management due to his technical skills, but his greatest challenges and successes have been on the people-side of project management.

Scott gave two presentations at the 2015 PMI-Houston Conference & Expo, and gave presentations on March 21, 2018 at the Houston PMI Chapter Meeting. http://pmihouston.org/meetinginfo.php?id=906&ts=1520552620

8:00 – 9:00 pm 
(1 Technical PDU)

Speaker: Maximilian Ekesi

Title: Agile Cultural Transformation to the PMI: Tips & Tricks for implementing Enterprise Agile Cultural Transformation from Within!

Session Abstract: 

Have you ever been part of an IT organization that had dozens, hundreds, thousands of people, and changes always appear immensely difficult? If changing such a massive organization is difficult, imagine adopting Agile on an enterprise-wide scale. Imagine if you could learn a few critical tips & tricks that have worked for other people in the past and might just work for you. What if you could learn specific methods that can be turned into actionable objectives the next day you're back in the office? There are various ways to approach an enterprise Agile transformation—come hear an approach that is based on changing from within, using people and resources that are already within your organization.

Brief Bio:

Max EkesiSince 2001, Max Ekesi has held various IT roles: Systems & Storage Engineer, Business Analyst, Project/Program Manager, Scrum Master, IT Manager, and presently he is a Tools & Processes Manager at General Motors IT. He has assisted Cultural Transformations since 2007 in two companies that were Fortune 50. Max leverages Agile and Kaizen principles equally during his transformational journeys. In 2011 Max founded and still facilitates the Agile Austin Leaders Special Interest Group, a forum for people who want to lead Agile adoptions. In his spare time Max enjoys traveling with his wife and two daughters, play/watch/coach soccer, and meet diverse people!

Max gave a presentation at the Keep Austin Agile conference on May 24, 2018. http://conference.agileaustin.org/?q=sessions

7:00 – 8:00 pm
(1 Leadership PDU)

New Member Orientation

Chapter board members will review the various opportunities that PMI Global and the Austin Chapter have to offer to all members. We will also provide you tools and guidelines for project management career development. This is your chance to discuss your long and short-term career advancement goals. Ask questions and share your knowledge with the chapter leaders and fellow professionals. One PDU is awarded.


For any issues with registration or questions about claiming PDUs, email VP of Professional Development.

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Thanks to our Chapter Meeting Sponsors:

 Norris Centers



$15.00 PMI Austin Chapter Member: Presentations Only
$10.00 Earlybird rate before July 19

$25.00 Non-Member: Presentations Only
$20.00 Earlybird rate before July 19