We have selected to support the Thurston County Foodbank at our December meeting to carry forward our mission of giving. We are asking our members to please bring either a can food or non-perishable food donation or a monetary donation to the December meeting to help join in this effort. Each member who brings in a donation will receive an additional raffle ticket to win one of our amazing holiday gift baskets.
Julie Hindman, PMP
VP of Professional Development
Project Management Institute
Olympia Washington Chapter
Most of us are implementing Agile teams, but we are not applying Agile and Lean principles to the work being performed at the porfolio and program levels of our organization. This workshop will provide the principles and practices that will allow you to convert from being a Project Management Office to a Value Management Office. You and your team will learn how to identify the most valuable initiatives, and how to help the organization rapidly deliver value to customerz and the business.
PMI Olympia is proud to sponsor this workshop, led by Greg Smith with GS Solutions Group. Greg will help us focus on identifying value streams within your organization, and making sure strategy converts into valued inititatives, that are broken down and pulled into delivery teams. For more information and to register, please go to https://olympiaagilepmo2018.eventbrite.com.
Early bird special for chapter members ends November 27, 2018. Register Now!!
Speaker presentations for the Instant Impact 2018 professional development event are now available.
With Robert Coit. Talking points:
Robert Coit is the Executive Director of the Thurston County Food Bank. He has held that position for roughly ten years. For twenty years he has worked to end the negative impacts of hunger. He managed the Senior Nutrition Program for Mason and Thurston Counties, and left his position as the Deputy Director for Senior Services to lead the Food Bank. He is a past member of the Olympia Rotary, a past president of the Waterfront Kiwanis Club, a past Treasurer of South Sound Partners in Philanthropy, the Past Chair of the Washington Food Coalition, Past Chair of DSHS Portal Project Advisory Committee, Past Chair of WSDA Food Assistance Program Advisory Committee. He was honored by the Thurston Chamber of Commerce as a Distinguished Leader in 2016, and the Tom Halley Ending Hunger Award by Food Lifeline in 2013. He serves as a fire commissioner for Fire Protection District Five (Black Lake). Robert is a graduate of the University of Washington and the father if two children (Elizabeth 27 and Kyle 21). He collects Hungarian coins and loves to fly fish.
We are restructuring the Agile Round Table Sessions. Please stay tuned for more information.