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April Chapter Meeting Hosted by Northeastern University, Seattle | Enterprise Agility – Leadership Science? No, it’s Leadership Magic

April 23, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Northeastern University Seattle
401 Terry Ave N #103
Seattle, WA 98109
https://www.northeastern.edu/seattle/the-seattle-campus/
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You are invited to Puget Sound PMI's signature networking event, which enables managers to share ideas and form relationships in their community and with hiring companies.  Engage in discussions with peers on topics of technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres. We encourage meeting new people and developing relationships. Managers have benefited from these mixers and some have found employment as a result of relationships started at these events.

Delicious hors d'oeuvres will be served and a no-host bar will be available.

This month will be joining us to give an enlightening talk titled:

“Enterprise Agility – Leadership Science?  No it’s Leadership Magic!” By CJ Walker Waite/Alan Waite

Dr. Walker Waite has nearly a quarter century of project management experience, spanning nearly a dozen nations and 11 different industries across North America and Europe.  She is a leader in the field of global change initiatives, managing major international projects and guiding government, academia and corporate organizations toward sustainable performance. Among her multibillion-dollar global project clients are Saab, Nortel, Discovery, Bechtel, Pasteur Merieux Connaught, Astra Zeneca, USAID, ABC/Disney, MTVN, IBM, ONCOR and NJDOT

“Enterprise Agility – Leadership Science?  No it’s Leadership Magic!”

We are living in what is perhaps the most turbulent era of change that the free market has ever seen. Change is measured in days, not months or years any longer. The Third Wave of the Digital Age is radically transforming how goods and services are conceived, manufactured, delivered, and supported. Brick and mortar domination of commerce, education, information, connection, and entertainment is ending; by 2040, it is estimated that 80% of all human activity in these areas will be through digital platforms.

  • What are the implications for your business of this Third Wave Digital Tsunami that is already inundating the world of commerce?
  • What must your organization know - not just to maintain or grow market share, but to avoid being swept away into the debris field of non-competitive and obsolete organizations that, no matter how successful in the past, refused to adapt, improvise, and overcome?
  • What are your vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and pain points?  
  • What are your strengths which can be leveraged to compete effectively as the Third Wave rolls into the next decade?

The Third Wave Tsunami of the Digital Age is swamping businesses whose grasp of business concepts has not kept pace with Change.  Whether your business is strong or struggling, this session will show you the criticality of Enterprise Agility – and your Leadership Science & Magic! 

PANEL Discussion and Industry presentations - Enterprise Agility Application in Industry

  • Mike Kuntz (Boeing)
  • Mario Busjra (T-Mobile)
  • Ramesh Mantha (PACCAR)

Food:

Delicious appetizers will be served. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Event finale raffle with prizes worth over $200!

Parking:

Tips for Parking and getting there

  • Tip #1: Beginning at 5:01 p.m., a flat rate (about $2 for the evening) is available at these parking garages: 320 Westlake & 321 Terry. Both can be accessed from the alley off Harrison Street.

    320 Westlake Garage: https://www.parkme.com/lot/22856/320-westlake-ave

    321 Terry Garage: https://www.parkme.com/lot/117389/321-terry-ave-n

  • Tip #2: If you want to avoid the South Lake Union 5pm traffic rush, try parking in the Whole Foods parking lot on Denny Way. You can validate your parking for free with any Whole Foods purchase.

  • Tip #3: Typically, there is good street parking west of Westlake Ave N.

  • Tip #4: If you're coming from downtown, just hop on the South Lake Union streetcar to the Terry & Thomas stop, and you can easily walk up to our campus!

  • Tip #5: The Metro C and #40 Bus lines are great options. Use the Harrison stop on Westlake Avenue.

PDUs: 1.5

Speaker Bios:

  • College of Professional Studies; Dr. Walker Waite brings her “Transformational Project Leader” holistic approach integrating strategy, project delivery and organizational transformation to achieve sustainable results while promoting organizational agility and increasing business performance.  Learning is an exploration and a journey that is led by facts, proven practice, and diligent attention to the future of the profession.  “As for the future, your task is not to foresee it but to enable it.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Dr. Walker Waite has nearly a quarter century of project management experience, spanning nearly a dozen nations and 11 different industries across North America and Europe.  She is a leader in the field of global change initiatives, managing major international projects and guiding government, academia and corporate organizations toward sustainable performance. Among her multibillion-dollar global project clients are Saab, Nortel, Discovery, Bechtel, Pasteur Merieux Connaught, Astra Zeneca, USAID, ABC/Disney, MTVN, IBM, ONCOR and NJDOT.

    Dr. Walker Waite is one of the longest serving PMI volunteer leaders, having held PMI voluntary leadership roles since 1991. She is serving as a Director in the GAC (Global Accreditation Council) 2016-current, and previously as a Director of the International PMI Board of Directors (2013–2015).  Formerly she served on the PMI Board Volunteer Advisory Committee (2009–2012), first as a member and then as Committee Chair (2011–2012). She was the president of the PMI Washington, DC (WDC) Chapter, following her tenures as Executive VP and VP for certification and education (8 years). She was the first regional advocate for PMI Region Five and was recognized multiple times by the PMI WDC Chapter for outstanding service.



  • Alan Waite, M.A., CEC is CEO of the Praxis Corporation, and Executive Director of the Phoenix Rising Praxis Foundation, a non-profit organization. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Project Management at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s School of Continuing Education corporate program

    Over a span of 30 years, Alan has served as a business executive, HR/Payroll manager, public service legislative/business analyst, life and corporate coach, educator, author, and courtroom trial consultant.

    He was Board Chairman and Senior Vice-President for NVS Technologies, Inc., an environmental corporation that marketed waste-to-energy and bio-remedial technologies. NVS Technologies worked with Texaco, Sandia National Laboratories, NAFTA, and the State of California to clean toxic waste sites across California and Northern Mexico. He was also the Executive Vice President of Pallas Productions, Inc., a California-based music Production Company.


  • Michael Kuntz is currently a member of the Graduate Faculty at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies where he lectures on project management and leadership.  He is a Mechanical Engineer and retired Associate Technical Fellow from the Boeing Company where he conducted extensive research and development of new materials and manufacturing processes from concept to implementation for Aerospace applications.  Mike is the holder of six US patents.

    Mr. Kuntz also has extensive practical experience in engineering and project leadership in Construction, Facilities and Plant Engineering, Power Plant operations, and Lean Manufacturing. 

    Mike graduated from the University of Washington with a BSME in Mechanical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington and holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a Technology and Engineering Management Specialty (with Honors, City University). Mike acquired his Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) in 2005 through the Project Management Institute.  

  • <Ramesh has led business and agile transformation projects at IBM, SAP & Microsoft covering clients in the insurance and public sectors as well as customers in the Small to Midmarket segment. He has assumed leadership roles in areas such as IT alignment to Organizations’ vision and objectives, solution architecture, and technology-enabled process improvements.

    Ramesh also worked in the auto industry for a decade. At Ford motor, Ramesh led product design of F series medium and light trucks making them durable and safer to drive. Ramesh led current product engineering of the "Mercury Cougar" Sports car at Auto Alliance International (a Ford & Mazda of Japan, joint venture) targeting and eliminating waste-generated during launch while maintaining or enhancing vehicle safety and quality.

    Ramesh holds an MBA in Finance from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Ramesh is currently serving as a member of the board of directors at the Puget Sound PMI chapter.

  • Mario Busjra, Executive Advisor and Former President, PMI Puget Sound
    Mr. Mario Busjra is an international speaker with over 17 years of experience in Project Management, Strategy, Technology, and Leadership Development. He is a passionate volunteer for professional and educational non-profits, and an expert in project management consulting for Fortune 500 companies having used his MBA, PMP and Agile knowledge.

    Mr. Busjra grew up in Europe in a multicultural family and later moved and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in United States of America. His diverse life experiences have shaped his unique view of the world. He is currently an Agile transformation advisor to T-Mobile, an academic advisor to the City University of Seattle, and the executive advisor and former president of the PMI Puget Sound Chapter.

 

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Tickets

$10.00 Member General Admission (advance registration)
$12.00 Member General Admission (at the door)

$12.00 Non-member General Admission (advance registration)
$15.00 Non-member General Admission (at the door)

$5.00 NEU Student & Faculty Must show valid ID at check-in (Contact NEU Front Desk for $5 off voucher) (advance registration)
$10.00 NEU Student & Faculty Must show valid ID at check-in (Contact NEU Front Desk for $5 off voucher) (at the door)