July 2020 Chapter Meeting

July 09, 2020
6:30 PM CDT - 7:30 PM CDT
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Presentation topic:  Project Management for the Business Analyst.

Whether you and your boss have made a conscious decision to have you manage a project, or it happened organically, you now need to do more than develop workflows, functional design specs, screen mock-ups or create other BA artifacts.  In addition to doing your analysis work you now need to lead your project so what does that mean?      

In this presentation we will discuss the basics for successfully delivering a project on-time, on-budget with the desired scope, as well as the keys to working with your sponsor, what artifacts are really needed, and which can be “optional” as well as building a right-sized plan for your project.  Successful completion of a project requires knowing the art and science of project management. 

Attendees will learn:

– The top 10 most common mistakes a project manager makes and Joe’s Truisms on how to overcome them

– Project Charters – your savior

– Communications - what you need to know and practice

– Winning at Negotiations – with your team, your sponsors, and any external resource

– The minimum information needed for planning and why you need it

– Interviewing techniques for gathering project data points

– How to build out your right-sized plan for easy on-going maintenance


Joe Perzel, Partner JPerzel Inc. | Program Manager at Surescripts.  Speaker, Seminar Leader, Author.

Joe has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity.  He has a background in multiple industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, government, non-profit, K12 and higher education, audit and compliance, manufacturing, and agri-business.  Joe has held leadership positions at Cargill, MN Workers Compensation Insurers Agency, Thomson Reuters, and International Multifoods.

Since 2002, Joe has presented on topics ranging from project management, leadership, strategy, negotiations/sales, career management and entrepreneurship.  Most recently, Joe was the keynote at the Manitoba PMI Symposium, Central Arkansas PDD and the Rochester CTC Leadership conference.  He facilitated workshops and presentations to PMI-MN, PMI International, PMI (Atlanta, Delaware Valley, Dallas, Heartland, MileHigh, Silver Springs), IIBA, ASQ, MN State Symposium, St. Cloud State University and the University of St. Thomas. 



6:15 p.m.    Virtual Doors Open
6:30 p.m.   Meet Our Sponsors
6:40 p.m.   Chapter Announcements
6:45 p.m.    Featured Speaker


Note:  All registrations end at 12 PM the day of the meeting.


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