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Project Management

Special Topics

November 13, 2018

Agile vs Traditional Project Management

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We’ve all heard the cliché of insanity being the practice of doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Though overused, it is often applicable and that is especially true in project management.  How often have you been part of a team or an organization that has done something because it has always been done that way, knowing that the results were less than desirable. Today, the most commonly discussed project management methods are traditional and agile. But what if we keep applying the wrong methodology for the project? These methodologies are simply tools for project managers to use and to fit best to each unique project. This session aims to provide some overview on both methodologies and explore the factors to consider when choosing which to use.

Risk Management

12:30 p.m.. - 3:00 p.m.

Risk is a part of every project, whether we manage them or not. Unmanaged, they wreak havoc on our project plans. Management of those risks allows us the ability to understand, and to some extent, control how they impact our projects. Learn how to use some of the basics of risk management like developing a risk management plan, identifying risks, assessing risks and responding to risks.


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Scott Major

Mr. Major has 15 years of experience across healthcare, research, construction, information technology, and manufacturing. His experience includes project management, project controls, process improvement, training and coaching. Mr. Major has served as both the Vice President and Director of Professional Development for the East Tennessee chapter of the Project Management Institute. Mr. Major works at Management Solutions, LLC offering consulting experience in project management and process improvement. Mr. Major is a Project Management Professional and is certified in Lean Six Sigma. Mr. Major uses his diverse industry experience to find better solutions to complex problems.