Webinar: Managing Complexity in Tech Projects

MTUG Events

Thu., Apr. 29, 2021, 11am to Noon

Online at http://mtug.webex.com

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Please join MTUG for our first Project Management session this season! 

In this interactive session, Kevin Callahan of Interaction Agility Inc., along with panelists Jennifer Thomson of Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Kathy Warren of the Maine Department of Education, will focus on the audience's favorite capacity planning and prioritization topics in the dynamo of tech project management.
 Before the session, the MTUG audience are all welcome to submit questions or topics around capacity planning and prioritization -- just send an email to programs@mtug.org in advance (by 9a Thu 4/29) -- or submit it as a comment on our LinkedIn announcement at this link! Audience questions are also invited during the session.

Topic Description: 

Deciding what to do, how, and with whom, can be daunting, paralyzing, and carry substantial risk. If the world were perfectly predictable, we would always know what to work on, how long it would take, the impact it would have, and who we would need help from.

For better or worse, this isn't today's world of business. On the contrary, organizations are constantly reacting to new information and having to make critical decisions in the midst of uncertainty. While there are no easy solutions, there are some proven rules of thumb to help stack the deck in your decisions. 


Kevin Callahan, MSPOD, ICE-EC

Enterprise Coach and Principal, Interaction Agility, Inc.

Kevin Callahan is the principal at Interaction Agility, Inc. and for more than two decades, he’s been bringing people together to solve complex problems as a professional trainer and coach. At Interaction Agility, Kevin works a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to local non-governmental organizations that face increasing rates of change and growing complexity, and helps them to leverage human-centered approaches, tools, practices, and patterns.

Jennifer Thomson, CSPO

Scrum Product Owner, Solaria Labs at Liberty Mutual Insurance

Jennifer is an experienced Scrum Product Owner at Solaria Labs, Liberty Mutual's innovation center. She enables new insurance offerings and products by helping teams choose the right things to build at the right time.

Katherine Warren

Education Data Systems Manager and CPO, Maine Department of Education

Kathy Warren is the Education Data Systems Manager and CPO for the MDOE. She is responsible for overseeing the relationship between DOE and MaineIT for application development and technology procurement. Kathy comes to Education IT from 20 years as a School Business Manager, Federal Programs Manager, Food Service Director and Facilities Manager. Prior to that Kathy spent a decade as a Bank Operations Manager handling financial data for Key Services of Maine. In her spare time, Kathy likes to hang out with her friends and her kids and explore Maine or anywhere else! She is a Certified Scrum Product Owner and pursuing a variety of learning experiences in Agile Enterprise Transformation!

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