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Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm 1 PDU
It is Risky business - Quality Assurance Revealed
Join us as Jill Satran and Kathleen Nolte, from Sightline discuss the benefits of true Quality Assurance. While QA is often defined by how well the project achieves success in meeting the schedule, budget, and established scope there is much more than that. Jill and Kathleen will talk about how when Quality Assurance is systematically integrated with Project Management it allows organizations to understand the complex challenges inherent in their projects and provides a framework for making project course corrections when appropriate, and for highlighting opportunities for quality improvement.
Kathleen Nolte is the founder and principal of Sightline, LLC. Over her 20+ year career, Kathleen has led more than 15 Level Three quality assurance projects, as well as several strategic business management consulting projects of varying size. For much of the previous 17 years she consulted to government entities in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Prior to forming Sightline, Kathleen managed large system implementation and data warehouse projects for a national health care organization.
As a seasoned consultant, Kathleen has developed a deep understanding of government operations, information technology, cultural impacts of change and organizational challenges. She is particularly skilled in information technology quality assurance, strategic advising, project management, procurement management and organizational change management. As a certified Project Management Professional, Kathleen mentors and supports executives and project managers to implement innovative change while managing risk. She brings an artist's eye to all her endeavors - always seeking creative solutions to highly complex problems.
Jill Satran serves as Director at Sightline, LLC. Jill has worked with senior government executives throughout the Northwest on issues related to technology and transportation policy, strategic planning, organizational transformation and process improvement for over 20 years. She brings an extensive background in quality assurance, organizational leadership and accountability, project and initiative management, facilitation, policy development and stakeholder management.
Jill is a certified Project Management Professional and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. She holds a doctorate in public policy and has advised public administrators in both Washington and Florida.