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Live-Virtual Event: Leading Programs with Flexibility



Kendra Schmid, PMP
Senior Program Director at WillowTree

Bio: Kendra is a senior program director running a program with six software engineering teams delivering for an international client across iOS, Android, and tvOS platforms. She has been running engineering projects and programs for Fortune 500 clients for over a decade across hospitality, e-commerce, streaming media, and education. Kendra is passionate about sharing knowledge, learnings, and best practices across individuals and organizations. Outside of WillowTree Kendra runs the Crozet Speakers group, mentors PVCC students in project management and team leadership, and teaching historical dance. She also serves on the board of directors for Shift/Enter, a Charlottesville nonprofit that focuses on helping individuals transition into careers in technology.

Seminar Description: Kendra will share her program leadership philosophy, successes, and challenges of running dynamic programs with a team of project directors, engineering directors, product architects, and multiple development teams. The key is leading with flexibility to iterate and adapt, while finding the balance of standardized processes with outcome driven approaches. Everyone involved in project delivery can benefit from applying these approaches to their projects now even before they become programs.

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will learn how to evaluate what responsibilities should be handled at the program level vs the project level
  • Attendees will learn how to balance process standardization with unique team needs through outcome driven approaches
  • Attendees will learn what practices they can start now in anticipation of their project growing to a program



This educational event qualifies for 1.0 PDUs within the PMI Talent Triangle under Strategic and Business Management & 0.5 PDUs under Leadership



06:15 pm - 06:20 pm Zoom Meeting Opens
06:20 pm - 06:45 pm Networking 0.5 PDU - Strategic

06:45 pm - 07:45 pm  Presentation 1.0 PDU - 0.5 Strategic & 0.5 Leadership
Registration ends Thursday evening (8:00PM), March 11, 2021.

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Type of category: Innovative Project Management Group

Type of activity: Leadership, Strategic Business Management skills

Date: March 11th, 2021

Hour: 18:15 to 19:45

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Members: Free

Non members: $10.00