Lunch N Learn
PMI Austin Chapter is always looking for new local charities to host our Lunch & Learn sessions. If you know of any charities to highlight, please email our Lunch & Learn Committee Chair at LunchNLearn@pmiaustin.org.
We will close registration 3 hours before the event starts. The meeting link and instructions will be emailed to you before the event to the email address entered at time of registration.
Presentation Title:"Practical Agile - Tips, Tricks and Workarounds"
All Projects, Programs and Portfolios have predictable and adaptable components. Simply sticking to a prescriptive approach or process that seemed to have worked for years or choosing a new, shiny, adaptive framework, tool or practice for its namesake does not ensure value delivery and success
We’ll discuss how to tailor, combine and apply several approaches and frameworks from a practical point of view.
Speaker: Ram Dokka, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, CBIP, SSBB
Ram is a Sr. IT Project Manager in the PMO division of City Of Austin (COA)'s Communications Technology Management (CTM) department. He played several IT Project, Program & Portfolio leadership and Agile transformation, implementation & coaching roles in COA PMOs for over 16 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, team work and stakeholder satisfaction. Prior to joining the City Of Austin, Ram also led several IT initiatives in the private and non-profit sectors. Ram holds multiple professional certifications including PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) and Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB).
Ram has been a long time PMI volunteer committed to giving back to the PM profession, Youth Education and Social good impact. He has presented at several Chapter, Regional and Global events and conferences. As the President of PMI Austin chapter during 2013 & 2014, Ram led the creation and implementation of the chapter's strategy. Ram is currently Chairing the global Board of Directors of PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Ram has developed and 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.