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Project Management, Critical Event Management and COVID-19: Reflections

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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Event Description:
This panel explores the impact of the current pandemic on planners and project plans, and discusses best-practices and software solutions that help planners during black swans and other critical events.

• Review topics raised in this MPUG article by Jigs Gaton.
• Review results from the PM/COVID-19 survey.
• Discuss the intersection of Critical Event Management (CEM) and Project Management.
• Discuss AI, and how new tools can help PMs during disasters.
• Openly discuss ways forward, vis-a-vie critical events past.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will better understand the meaning of black swan and other critical events (CEM), as well as have better insight into how other PMs are coping during the age of COVID-19.

Don’t Miss Out:
Check out Jigs’ first and second articles on this topic and take the survey to be included in the PM/COVID-19 results that will be discussed during the webinar.


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


Presenter Info:

Claudia Dent is the Senior VP of Product Marketing for Everbridge. She previously served as Senior VP of Product Management for over 7 years, leading the company’s rapid product expansion and diversification to become the global leader in critical event management. Claudia has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry and has held executive positions in product management, marketing, business development, and general management at companies such as IBM, Rational Software, Interleaf, Compuware and Gomez.

Sorin Fiscu is CEO of Housatonic Software, a company that develops software solutions for project managers, such as Project Plan 365. Renowned for apps that work with Microsoft Project data, Sorin leads a team of software developers that are well-versed in PM methodologies & practices. Sorin is also working on ERIX, an AI-assistant for building MS project plans, and one that helps PMs in their day-to-day activities.

Jigs Gaton is CEO of Phoenix Consulting and Training Worldwide, a company that helps developers design and implement better programs and build capacity with training and other resources. Jigs has over 30-plus years of experience in both the private and public sectors working as a project manager and PM consultant. He’s currently based in Kathmandu, helping organizations with post-earthquake reconstruction and other disaster-relief efforts.