Mark will discuss how to be an effective mentor and inspire people for outstanding results. Also presenting will be a FIRST Robotics team from Crescent Valley High School, showing off project management skills to successfully develop and compete with their own robot.
The mission of FIRST [For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology] is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovator, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. (FIRSTinspires.org)
About the Presenter
Mark Giordono joined FIRST in 2013 as the Vice President of Development. Drawn to working at FIRST because of his passion for the mission, Giordono leads national strategy and implementation for sponsor stewardship, new sponsor development, grant writing, annual funds and fundraising.
Prior to joining FIRST, Giordono worked for technology startups in Vermont and New Jersey, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, and did economic development via technology commercialization at MIT. Most recently at Hewlett-Packard, he started partner-driven new businesses for the company’s printer division. He also coaches youth soccer and hopes via FIRST to have a positive impact on his own and all children’s futures.
Giordono attended Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude in 1994 with degrees in Geography and History. In 2002, he received his master’s degree in Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he was a Siebel Scholar.
Jim Collins said we need to get the right people on the bus and in the right seat. Leaders must be rigorous in the selection process for getting new people on the bus. Invest substantial time in evaluating each candidate and make systematic use of at least three evaluation devices (e.g., interviews, references, background, testing, etc.).
Bad hiring decisions cost tremendously in our time, money and in many other ways that we don't always appreciate. Time is lost in sourcing and interviewing candidate’s time, on-boarding and training process, etc. There is the lost money in salary paid to unsuccessful employees and recruiting fees.
We will exam the State hiring process and strategies for finding the right person for your bus.
Ray Hanosek, PMP, he has over 10 years of project management experience, working with the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., US Army Forces Command in Fort Bragg, N.C. and currently at the State of Oregon.
Ray is currently Project Operations Manager with Oregon’s Office of Information Services (OIS). OIS’ project portfolio includes technology projects ranging in size from $150,000 to over $200 million.
Come join us for our monthly Social Night, to interact with your fellow PMI Willamette Valley members and enjoy the great atmosphere at Bar 101. This will be a casual event so we can talk shop and even get advice from other project managers that have unique experience in their career. Show up whenever you can, and stay as late as you like - the happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30pm.
Corvallis Branch is excited to announce a workshop collaboration with our sister chapter, PMI Portland. Alan will be presenting a 4-hour afternoon workshop about managing risks to conquer daunting challenges, such as climbing Mt Everest! Alan Mallory took on the challenge and set a world record when he, along with three members of his immediate family, reached the summit of Everest. This incredible, self-guided expedition challenged the mental, emotional and physical limits of their entire beings and at every stage of the ascent demanded unwavering commitment and resilience.
During this workshop we will also discuss explore various elements of agility and related agile methodologies from a unique perspective that encourages innovative thinking and application of agile techniques. It is based on a hybrid approach to agile project management which combines agile practices with traditional waterfall methodologies..
This workshop will take the place of our regular scheduled lunch meeting -- stay tuned for additional details and registration.
DAS - CHRO - Oregon Project Management Certification (OPMCP) NOTE: For government employees only.
The OPMCP is the Oregon state government's premier project management development program. It is available to all state employees and local governments. The OPMCP is designed to develop leaders in all the project management disciplines. With work complexity increasing, project timelines decreasing, and public expectations rising, executing excellent project management practices is key achieving project success. The OPMCP is Oregon state government’s premier program, designed to develop leaders in all project disciplines. The OPMCP’s foundation lies in globally embraced project management standards and methods. The program includes 14 learning modules delivered over 7 months, making attendance easier on busy schedules. Participants earn certification as an Oregon Project Management Associate (OPMA), signed by the Governor, by passing modular tests and a final exam.