2017 Project Management Wrap Up Page

Thank you for attending the 2017 Project Management Forum. We hope that you enjoyed the program. You will find links to view or download the program, final roster, and individual track content below. These PDFs will be available for 3 months (November 30, 2017).

Printed Program Guide
Final Roster

General Sessions
Conference Welcome (Cam Henderson, Portland General Electric)
What’s Different about Project Management at a Utility? (Sal Faruqui, Portland General Electric)
Leadership Soft Skills for Project Managers (Sal Faruqui, Portland General Electric; Jeff Wheeler, Portland General Electric)

Leadership Track
Project Prioritization Strategies (Shante Wilson, Northwest Natural; Blain Nicholls, NorthWestern Energy)
The Resource Planning and Scheduling Puzzle Roundtable (Tom Pankratz, NorthWestern Energy)
Building Enterprise Project Management Organizations (Dawn Reyes, Puget Sound Energy)
Building Enterprise Project Management Organizations (Robert Kang, Sacramento Municipal Utility District)
Strategies for Successful Contracted Project Management Resources (Mikel Milton, Puget Sound Energy; Ed Croft, Puget Sound Energy; Roque Bamba, Puget Sound Energy)
Sustainable Program and Portfolio Management Lightning Roundtable (Suzanne Tamayo, Puget Sound Energy; Robert Kang, Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Scott Roberts, Seattle City Light; Dawn Reyes, Puget Sound Energy)

Seattle City Light Project Reporting Resources:
SCL_Change Request
SCL_Project Plan Approval
SCL_Risk Issue Change Register
SCL_Status Report New

Tools + Methodologies Track
Facets of Project Reporting (Mikel Milton, Puget Sound Energy; Roque Bamba, Puget Sound Energy)
Using Primavera for Analytics and Estimation (Krystal De Bruine, Great River Energy; Anthony Barracca, Puget Sound Energy)
Creating a Robust, Realistic Business Case & ROI Analysis (Ross Smith, PA Consulting)
Additional resource: ROI Handbook
Project Risk Analysis – the Risk Ticket Approach (Eric Christenson, Western Energy Institute)
Additional resource: Risk Ticket Template & Tools
The Earned Value Method (Blain Nicholls, NorthWestern Energy)

Practitioner Track
Rolling out Agile Project Mindset in a Utility (Michael Osuna, Puget Sound Energy)
Bridging the Communication Gap: Communicating Technical Concepts to Non-Technical Audiences (Brandi Christie, PacifiCorp)
Taking Over an Active Project (Anthony Ruddy, Burns & McDonnell)
Best Practices in Change Management (Carl Gerriets, Portland General Electric)
Your Issues Now! (Naomi Shankel, Idaho Power)

If you have any questions please contact Joshua Baker or Eric Christenson.