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SIUE Project Management Symposium draws regional business crowd










The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business hosted more than 120 companies from the St. Louis region at the 2019 Project Management Symposium Friday, Nov. 22, in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Approximately 450 individuals attended the symposium that provides a forum for St. Louis metropolitan area business decision-makers to exchange ideas and knowledge with peers, School of Business faculty, and area experts on complex management issues.

“This year’s Symposium provided all participants an opportunity to create new networks and engage with other professionals on topics that reflect the everchanging industry of project management,” said Kristine Jarden, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business.

Missouri American Water President Deborah Dewey was a keynote speaker and focused on “The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get.” Various SIUE Project Management Advisory Board members, industry practitioners, and sponsors led breakout sessions on a variety of project management and leadership topics such as:

•             Agile Implications on Earned Value Management (EVM)

•             Getting Started with Digital Transformation

•             Managing Risk & Learning Lessons with DORA’s Backpack

•             Successful Long-Distance Relationships: Team Building When You’re Not “All There”

•             You Want to Do What? Managing Risk for a First of Its Kind Project

•             Key Roles of a Leader

•             Agile Transformation Program (ATP): YOUR Journey of Change!

•             Merging Waterfall and Agile Methodologies

•             Managing Resistance Up & Down by Being Prepared

•             Making MVP (Minimum Viable Product) the MVP of Your Project

Sponsors included Alipro, Ameren Missouri, Centene Corp., Daugherty Business Solutions, Edward Jones, Enterprise Holdings, Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, Metro St. Louis PMI and Sketch.

Photo: SIUE 2019 Project Management Symposium in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.


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