PMI Portland Chapter

Chapter Meeting 2016-06

Chapter Meeting and Annual Business Meeting 

June 14, 2016

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Keynote Presentation

Are you a Project Manager or a Quality Manager? Wait, aren’t they the same? with Sandeep Patil

Educational Presentation

Agile @ the City, with Mark Liebe

Annual Business Meeting 

As required by our bylaws, we will devote 10 minutes during our June Chapter meeting for the Annual Business meeting.

Bring up to 4 guests – the price is only $10 each for members, non-members and guests – June 2016 only! You need not be a member to bring a guest or to qualify for the $10 pricing.   All registration ends Sunday at midnight (or when full) so don't wait!

Keynote Presentation

Are you a Project Manager or a Quality Manager? Wait, aren’t they the same? :)

This talk is around typical similarities and differences between QA managers and Project Managers. And about importance of project manager's role in building Quality. Attendees will learn:
1. Project managers will learn/reinforce the Importance of stepping up as Quality campaigners
2. Quality managers will learn/reinforce how a strong partnership with project managers can get whole project team focus on quality, and make Quality managers job a bed of roses

About the Speaker

patil sandeep

Sandeep Patil is an expert IT professional with over 15 years of IT Industry experience. He has played key roles as QA/Test Manager, Project Manager, Software Developer and Software Developer Engineer in Testing in several industry segments such as Insurance, Mobility, Web Applications, Software Products Development and IT consulting services. He has managed new and experienced engineers in globally distributed engineering teams. At present Sandeep is a Manager at Kaiser Permanente Portland with their Test organization. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and a Project Management Professional credential. He is also a husband and a father of two daily growing boys.


Educational Presentation

Agile @ the City

Agile project-delivery methods are ideal for projects requiring a high degree of team coordination, rapid deliverables, and management of scope changes. Agile has been applied to software projects for nearly two decades, and now the methods are slowly making their way into other types of work. This presentation will show recent uses of Agile within the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. After initial successes in planning-level applications, the City implemented varoius Agile methods – predominantly Scrum and Kanban - across various design phases of a CIP project involving sewer pipe and stormwater facilities.

About the Speaker

liebe markMark Liebe is currently a manager within the Asset Systems Management Section with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, where his primary responsibility is supervising the GIS and spatial analysis team. Mark has also been involved in helping the Bureau to apply various Agile methods to a variety of projects and teams.

Mark has thirty years of engineering experience, the majority of them in water resources involving the development of computer applications in support of water resources and related engineering work. Exceptions to this were two years in the aerospace industry, where he worked on military satellite applications. More recently, Mark worked 10 years in the consulting industry for both private and municipal clients on a number of national and international projects. His most recent work experience is with the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, which he joined in 1997 to lead its implementation of Bureau wide GIS. Intermingled with his professional experience, six years were spent attaining his Masters and Doctorate in Water Resources Engineering, utilizing GIS methods as early as 1984 for his groundwater contamination research and advanced numerical modeling efforts. Mark has also become a certified Scrum Master via the Scrum Alliance, and has been applying Agile principles to his engineering and application development work. Mark currently also co-hosts the Downtown Portland PMI roundtables, a role he has been filling for the last three years.

June Menu

Carlton Farms Pork Tenderloin, Wrapped in Smoked Bacon, Red Onion Relish,Rich Demi-glace, Seasonal Vegetables
Saffron Risotto Cake, Served on a Bed of Lentil & Split Pea Cassoulet With Herb Roasted Vegetables

Guinness Stout Cake for dessert


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


NOTE:  Pricing and registration deadlines are changed for the June Meeting only!!  See below.
Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 
*Chapter Members must log in to receive automatic membership discounts.
 Register thru Sunday
Non-member, Member, and Guests
$10 each

Deadline to register at $10 per person is Midnight, Sunday, June 12, 2016 for members, non-members and guests, and will close at midnight Sunday, June 12 (or sooner if maximum capacity is met). No walk-in registration.


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