PMI Willamette Valley Chapter

2020 PMVC Presenter - Kim Cude

Presenter Profile


Kim Cude, PMP

Chief Executive Officer of Make It Happen LLC

About Kim Cude, PMP

Kimberly Cude is CEO of Make It Happen, LLC, a boutique Project Consultancy providing Project Management and Business Analysis professional training and consulting services to public agencies in Oregon since 2003. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP® Certification #43304) with more than 25 years of professional experience.

Her career includes leading highly diverse, globally dispersed project teams, and implementing PMO organizations with supporting methodologies, skills, processes, and resources. Several of the most notable companies Kimberly has worked for include Nike, Oracle, and Symantec, and others not as well known; Garage Games, HNC Software (now Fair Isaac), and Mitchell Information Repair Company (a Snap-On Tools company). 

In addition to managing her business and client projects, Ms. Cude is an instructor for the Oregon Project Management Certification Program since 2012, through the Willamette University Atkinsons Graduate School Executive Development Center.  She additionally provides Project Management and Business Analysis training programs for University of Oregon staff professional development.

Volunteering and supporting the PM/BA community has been a priority throughout Kimberly’s career. She has served numerous volunteer roles for the Willamette Valley PMI Chapter since 2005, most recently as VP Programs for the Eugene Branch.  She has presented on a range of Project Management topics locally and nationally, including the PMI North America Congress in 2004 and 2007. 

Ms. Cude has a BA Interdisciplinary Degree in Business, Science, and Communications from Marylhurst University, formerly located in Marylhurst, Oregon.

Presenter Topic

Pivot from Class & Conference Room to Virtual Learning & Collaboration: A Practitioner’s Tale

When the Stay at Home order in March was announced, all Make It Happen! scheduled classes and client work had to transform to remote delivery or else business would end.

There is nothing like an unk-unk challenge to inspire the Make It Happen team! It was pivot time. This was an unexpected opportunity to transform our services into something greater than we could possibly have previously imagined.

Through research, trial, and error, we selected a combination of tools to support this new, highly interactive environment with a versatile toolbox for an engaging online learning and collaboration experience. And this with a hopeful outlook that a blended set of solutions will be necessary for when we can begin to return to class and conference rooms in combination with the online tools.

Kim Cude, Make It Happen CEO, will demonstrate use of Miro in combination with a conferencing platform such as GoTo Webinar as she share’s the story of how this evolved to how it’s being used currently for training and team collaboration.

This has been an extraordinary, evolutionary process with many lessons learned and more surely to follow. These will be shared to help practitioners who are also working through this transformation to gain from this experience and take away ideas to support their continuing project and analysis work that must go on.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recent example of how one organization transformed their service delivery from class & conference room to 100% online
  • Share out of lessons learned on what’s working, not working, and considerations for online facilitation practices
  • Demonstration of how Miro is being used to create an engaging, collaborative online experience for learning and team collaboration