Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description:

Lisa Sams of GoGoAir will take you inside Microsoft Project Online + Microsoft Power BI all-cloud Project Management implementation, including how business processes can be mapped onto the tools, and how they rapidly reengineered the typical Excel + PowerPoint manual production slog into an automated, agile, and responsive platform that supports all stakeholders, including executives. She will show how they modularize their Programs using Master Schedules and how they use Task-level coding that standardizes processes — all of which leads up to the big Milestone: Internet and entertainment on your flight.

Then Dan Friedrich of FK&A will provide a brief architectural overview of how GoGoAir’s Project Management solution works, and when it might be a good fit for other organizations.

This was originally presented at a recent MPUG Chicago meeting – so, in effect, that was Test and this webinar is Production!

Presenter Bios:

Lisa Sams is the Director, Engineering – PMO at Gogo, the leading provider of inflight internet and entertainment. With over 20 years of project, program and portfolio management experience in the telecommunications, internet, retail and aviation industries; Lisa’s career spans the gamut of working for small, start-up companies to mature, industry dominating giants. Her true passions are efficiency and process improvement – teaching organizations how to be better at what they do; team building – turning a group of individuals into a highly autonomous and self-actualized team; and German Shepherds. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Lisa graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA, Anthropology many years ago before moving to Chicago to pursue her dream of being cold for six months of the year.

Dan Friedrich is President of MPUG Chicago, and CEO/CTO of Friedrich, Klatt and Associates (FK&A), a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner named Microsoft’s Global Partner of the Year in 2007 for Enterprise Project Management for an Earned Value Data Mart solution. His firm’s products include a Microsoft Project Server / Project Online Business Intelligence package that auto-adapts its business Cube to the customer’s deployment and comes with over 150 Dashboards; and a Microsoft Project Pro add-in with a Swiss Army Knife of tools for managing Master Schedules. The firm’s clients include Fortune 500 firms with some of the largest Project Server implementations, NASA, the Department of Energy, international consulting firms, and many of the largest US defense and aerospace contractors. Dan’s avocation is comedy sketch writing, directing, and performing, and he is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and Improv Olympic. His latest show is “If Anyone Was Offended: Campaign 2016.”


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