IT SIG: What Does A Successful IT Project Look Like?

When:  Feb 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (CT)

Fee: Complimentary with membership
CAE Credit Hours: 1.5
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Association Forum Headquarters _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Program Description:

If you work for an association, you most likely have been involved (directly or indirectly) with an IT project. No longer are IT projects done in a vacuum with no staff  involvement. Most of us have been involved in an IT initiative that impacted the organization for better or worse. Whether you are a business owner impacted by the initiative, a member of a project team or the project lead, the impact of these projects is now more pervasive than ever.
  • So, what does a successful IT project look like?
  • What are the successful traits of a team?
  • What are effective methods for working with a vendor?
  • Why do misaligned expectations continue to be an issue? 
In this IT SIG session, we will explore these questions and more as we have an open dialogue with a panel of IT project managers about thistopic that continues to challenge most organizations.”

Maria Rinaldi has been working with associations for 12 years.  She has been on the vendor side (Avectra/Abila) for 11 years helping various associations to implement their
new AMS system.  In 2018 she become an independent consultant.  Over the last few months she has been the project lead with ACHE on their redesign and currently acting as Interim IT Director.
Diane Urbanski is the Manager of IT Strategic Projects at the American College of Surgeons managing a team of four Project Managers who support all IT projects college wide.  Prior to this, Diane was a principal project manager with Personify for 16 years. Previous to that she worked with an association also for 16 years managing and
supporting various administrative, finance and IT functions.

Norma Castrejon is the Director
of Information Technology at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) where she is responsible for providing direction, planning, and support for the technical operations and applications of the organization.  She has been managing IT projects for over 10 years and has been working in associations for 8 years.

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