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February 17 - a special Breakfast Panel Discussion on the Increasingly Agile PMO

Written by Ben Willig on 29 January 2016.

This event runs from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

To be truly effective, PMOs must reflect the organizational culture and strategy—or risk being dismissed as an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy. 

A PMO must provide tangible, repeatable, long-term benefits. To do so, they must be customized from the start to align with organizational strategy and be prepared to change as corporate strategy shifts. They must also communicate those results throughout their organization to earn executive support an only by doing so will PMOs be viewed as offering a competitive edge. 

Some questions that will be discussed:

  • - How do you define and articulate the value of your PMO?
  • - What is the number one challenge that you think PMOs face today?
  • - What should drive an organization to consider adopting a new Agile practice?
  • - Tools - what's working, what gaps exist, new ideas?
  • - What risks are there for a company to begin using Agile?


Scott Krawitz is the Founder of PM Talent Global, offering Technology Advisory Services.


  Zach Bonaker is an agile coach who brings lean thinking to organizations and teams across the country.

Scott Conway has filled a range of roles from Project Manager to PMO Director over the last 25 years.

Eugene Lai is a technology professional with 20 years delivering high-impact software solutions.

 Hosted at:

DoubleTree by Hilton

San Diego - Del Mar

11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130


 Register On-Line

  • $30 - Member
  • $35 - Non-Member
  • $15 - Student in-transition

 At the Door

  • $40 - Everyone


7:30 - 7:45 AM - Networking 
7:45 - 8:15 AM  -Breakfast 
8:15 - 9:15 AM - Presentation 
9:15 - 9:30 AM - Q&A with coffee

Raffle - Two certificates for training at New Horizons will be raffled off.
For AITP members only!


January 20th - Lean Startup in the Enterprise

Written by aitpsd on 07 December 2015.

“Real” Innovation is hard. Large successful organizations achieved their greatness by superior execution in known markets. Innovation, however, happens in the great unknown.  How can organizations discover new innovation without adversely affecting their core business? Lean Startup principles can help. Organizations must learn to be fast, agile, and continuously learning. Learning new ways to Interact with customers, run purpose-built experiments, and leverage actionable data helps large successful organizations move the needle.

The audience will participate in a discussion about:
●    The Innovation Spectrum
●    Challenges in the Enterprise
●    What is a Lean Startup?
●    Customer interaction, Experimentation, & Actionable Data
●    Ways to Get Started Tomorrow
Brant Cooper

Brant Cooper helps organizations big and small innovate. He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Lean Entrepreneur, and the popular “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to The Lean Brand.” He is a sought after keynote speaker, startup advisor and corporate mentor.

His startup career includes Tumbleweed, Timestamp, WildPackets, inCode, and many others. He has experienced IPO, acquisition, rapid growth, and crushing failure.

Brant previously authored The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development, the first purpose-written book to discuss Lean Startup and Customer Development concepts. He has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs across the globe.

Brant is the Co-Founder of Moves the Needle Group, which has advised the innovation practices of such leading companies as General Electric, Intuit, Capital One, ADP, and Transamerica.

Brant Cooper blogs at Market By Numbers and tweets @brantcooper.

Raffle - Two certificates for training at New Horizons will be raffled off. For AITP members only!

Hosted at:

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego / Del Mar

3939 Ocean Bluff Ave. San Diego, CA 92130


Register On-Line

  • $35 - Member
  • $45 - Non-Member
  • $15 - Student in-transition

At the Door

  • $50 - Member
  • $55 - Non-Member


5:30 - 6:00 PM - Networking
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 PM - Q&A with coffee


2015 Conference Followup

Written by aitpsd on 02 November 2015.

(Article submitted to the AITP "Information Executive" for national distribution by Chuck Brown)

Lucky Number Seven – AITP-San Diego Chapter’s “Cloud Computing & Beyond”

The seventh annual conference had a broader scope than the prior cloud-oriented events, including additional presentations on technology trends in the areas of Big Data, IoT and Innovative IT.  Over 300 attendees gathered on October 29 to hear 25 IT professionals and business leaders (presenters and panelists) discuss key topics and strategies revolving around our IT industry.  The conference prides itself on bringing together a community of thought leaders sharing case studies and industry trends in a variety of different industries and organizations.  The conference also had a wide variety of sponsors – BMC Software, Century Link, Cox Communications, Scale Matrix, Teradata, Trend Micro and many more. Local associations, including IIBA, PMI, WITI and Connect (a consortium for guiding entrepreneurs and startups) were conference partners. This year’s conference shows our growth as a summit with broader IT industry trends and as a premier event in the region.

New Horizon Training for Members

Written by Scott Brehm on 23 September 2015.

Congratulations to our first two winners of New Horizons training! If you missed our Women in STEM event on Sept 22nd you also missed our first Members Only Raffle. New Horizons joined as a sponsor this year, and their sponsorship is being provided in the form of training.

We want to encourage membership in AITP so this training will only be available to Members, and to encourage event attendance we will be distributing training vouchers through raffles at AITP events.

So join now, and register for the Cloud Conference in October!

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