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In-Person Chapter Meeting

Power Skills

Important Note: If you are a PMI member from another chapter, please register as a non-chapter member for this event and self-report your PDU credit. Also remember to use the same full name and email ID used for PMI membership.

This event will be recorded for our online audience. If you have any objections, we suggest you register for the virtual chapter meeting. 

In-person Event Price: $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Masks are discretionary for the event. PMIA will be following the States mandated Covid-19 protocols.


Hurry! There are only 150 seats available! We will open at 5:00 pm with dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available onsite) and informal networking sessions.

5:00 – 5:45 pm : Dinner available

5:15 – 5:45 pm : New member orientation

5:45 – 6:00 pm : Message from our Chapter President and Chapter updates & Chapter Updates (0.5 PDU power skills)

6:00 – 7:00 pm A practical approach to creating and implementing Agile Hybrid PM frameworks and practices (0.25- ways of working, 0.25- Business acumen, and 0.50- Power Skills)

Starts at 7:30 pm : Post-event Networking

A practical approach to creating and implementing Agile Hybrid PM frameworks and practices 

The role of a Project Management Office (PMO) has been changing over the years and several PMOs have embarked on an Agile Hybrid PM Transformation and Leadership journey. The process advisory, portfolio governance and strategic partnership model of the IT PMO promotes successful implementation and delivery of multiple programs and projects in the portfolio. Innovative frameworks, sustainable practices, creative tools & templates, collaborative teams, customer focused hybrid portfoilos, programs & projects and value assured quality deliverables are all essential components for success. Effective organizational adaptation of Agile principles and a Hybrid blended approach of multiple Agile practices is a crucial requirement. In this session, Ram shares practical how to approaches in building and  iplementing the Agile Hybrid PM frameworks and practices across multiple geenertions of PMOs, the challenges, the successes and the lessons learned from his ongoing Agile Hybrid PM Transformation and Leadership journey.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the Value of PMO as the strategic partner of the organization.
  • Need for Agile transformation through Portfolios, Programs and Projects.
  • Understanding of Agile Hybrid Frameworks and Practices.
  • How to build and implement Agile Hybrid Frameworks and Practices.



Ram Dokka

Ram is a global PM practitioner, speaker, mentor, youth & social good community builder, and PM volunteer leader.

Ram is currently working as a Sr. IT Project Manager in the PMO division of the City Of Austin (COA)'s Communications and Technology Management (CTM) department. He played several IT projects, Program & Portfolio leadership, and Agile transformation, implementation & coaching roles in COA PMOs for over 17 years. Ram successfully led multiple IT project portfolios, PMO methodologies & frameworks, and process improvement, governance, strategy & roadmap development initiatives. He uses a successful blend of the conventional project management principles and the Agile Hybrid PM adaptation for achieving organizational benefits while ensuring incremental value delivery, teamwork, and stakeholder satisfaction.

Prior to joining the City Of Austin, Ram also led several IT initiatives in the private industry and non-profit sectors. Ram holds multiple professional certifications including PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, Certified Business Intelligence Professional, and Six Sigma Black Belt.  Ram developed & taught Agile Project & Program leadership-based courses as part of the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Master's and Professional Certification (CPBI) program for Villanova University.

Ram has been a long-time PMI volunteer and the President of the PMI Austin chapter in 2013 & 2014. Ram is the current (2017-2022) Board Director and 2021 Chair of PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Ram led the creation and implementation of the organizational vision and strategy for the PMI Austin Chapter and PMI Educational Foundation.


Spoke at multiple in-person, virtual, and hybrid events organized by the PMI Chapters including Lunch-n-Learns, Chapter meetings, Fall & Spring PDDs, and PMI’s Regional and Global events such as Regional meetings, LIMs, and Global congresses.




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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Power Skills, Ways of Working, Business Acumen

Date: October 25th, 2022

Hour: 17:00 to 19:30

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $25.00



JJ Pickles Conference Center (Commons Conference Center)

10100 Burnet Rd Building 137

Austin, TX, 78758