1/2 Day Event: The New and Improved Project Manager: A Discussion on the Future of Project Management

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1/2 day event with 3 sessions:


Session 1: PMBOK Version 6 2018 changes (click for details)

Session 2: Panel Discussion: Enhancing Project Management in an Organization (click for details)

Session 3: Hybrid/Agile Project Management – The What, Why & How (click for details)


Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:30am-1:00pm

Location: Kitchener Public Library (85 Queen St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1)


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PMI-CTT Members: $35.00 (Please login before you register)

Non-members: $40.00

Early bird discount: $5.00

Early bird deadline: September 22nd, 2018



Technical Project Management: 2.0 PDU's

Strategic and Business Management: 1.0 PDU

Total: 3.0 PDU's



08:30 am - 08:55 am – Registration & Networking

08:55 am - 09:00 am – Welcome

09:00 am - 10:00 am – Session 1: PMBOK Version 6 2018 Changes

10:00 am - 10:10 am – Networking and Refreshments

10:10 am - 11:25 am – Session 2: Panel Discussion: Enhancing Project Management in and Organization

11:25 am - 11:35 am – Networking and Refreshments

11:35 am - 12:40 pm – Session 3: Hybrid/Agile Project Management ‐ The What, Why, and How

12:40 pm - 12:50 pm – Formal and Free-flow Networking

12:50 pm - 01:00 pm – Closing


Session 1: PMBOK Version 6 2018 Changes

In September 2017 PMI release the sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide.  This presentation will take about the history of the PMBOK® Guide starting in 1983 and why the PMBOK® is important to the profession of Project Management.  The presentation will then describe the changes between the fifth and sixth editions.  In the presentation, Peter will share some of the background and reasons why the changes were made.


Peter MonkhouseSpeaker: Peter Monkhouse

Mr. Peter Monkhouse is currently President of MonkArt, providing consulting and training services to organizations.  In addition, Mr. Monkhouse teaches project management courses at Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and University of Calgary.

Mr. Monkhouse’s career is built on over 35 years of project and leadership experience.  Throughout his career, Mr. Monkhouse has actively led projects and project managers in the areas of education, consulting, engineering, information technology, health, and organizational change for multinational organizations.  Over the past 18 years, Mr. Monkhouse has taught almost 4,000 students in Project Management in a variety of formats including classroom, online, and intensive formats.

In prior roles, Mr. Monkhouse managed portfolios of continuing education certificates with over 4,000 enrollments, co-founded ZOOMtoLearn, and led programs of over 100 professionals and revenues over US$20 million per year implementing organizational change.

Mr. Monkhouse has been an active volunteer with PMI for over 20 years and is presently Mr. Monkhouse is Chair of the PMI Education Foundation Board of Directors.  Previously he served on the PMI Board of Directors for 6 years and was the Chair of the 2012 PMI Board.  Mr. Monkhouse is past president of the PMI Toronto; and has served on a number of Member Advisory Groups (MAGs).

Mr. Monkhouse received his BSc (Engineering) from Queen’s University and his MBA from the University of Toronto.  He obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential in 1999, and in May 2008 he graduated from the PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class.


Session 2: Panel Discussion: Enhancing Project Management in an Organization



marzia murdochMarzia Murdoch is currently the Senior Director of the IT Project Management Office at Rogers Communication.

She has over 20 years of experience managing high profile programs and business transformation initiatives in the telecommunications, financial and IT industries. Having spent a large portion of her career as a management consultant she recently returned to Rogers to lead the evolution of their IT project management practice in support of the company’s key priorities including the delivery of innovative services, performance and reliability, and providing a best in class customer experience.

Marzia is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and earned her bachelor of Commerce degree in Business from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She is an active member of the Rogers Women’s Network and Rogers Mentoring Program.


Nong gaoNong Gao, MBA, PMP, ITIL, SSBB, SDC, SMC, SPOC has been driving change within organizations and improving their productivity through large-scale process improvement projects. With over a decade of experience successfully leading continuous improvement initiatives, Nong offers a proven framework, methodology, and approach to helping organizations develop and establish capabilities for continuous improvement achieving quantified results. Having worked for multiple global fortune 500 companies, Nong offers a wealth of expertise in working with diversified cultures. To his credit he has successfully implemented over 100 + process improvement projects. One of his greatest accomplishments is successfully leading a process improvement project that yielded over $80 million dollars savings in operating expense.

To compliment his remarkable professional experience, Nong holds several professional designations and degrees. He is an accomplished Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) who has successfully coached several Six Sigma Green Belt projects. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Nong is also versed in CMMI methodologies, he is a Process Master, and is also certified in ITIL Service Management. Nong is also a talented instructor who has a passion for teaching and learning. He has inspired many students to achieve their project management training and certifications and Sig Sigma designations. Nong is also a certified instructor for PMP courses and Agile Scrum Certification courses. Nong takes great provide in providing excellence in everything he does.


selena buckSelena Buck is the Director, Enterprise Project Portfolio Office for The Co-operators group of companies. In this role she works closely with senior management and is accountable to facilitate transparency of project portfolio costs, benefits and resource optimization.  Selena is passionate about project portfolio management and its evolution in the face of increased digitization, use of agile, and focus on product over project.




Tomoko kingTomoko King, currently the Director of Project Management and Process Improvement at the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), heading up a centralized corporate PMO team as well as a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) team, is a passionate advocate and champion for continuous quality improvement.  With her 17 years of experience with Toyota, Tomoko brings unique skills and a different perspective into the health care industry, equipped with proven ability with hands-on experience in applying the successful business principles, “the Toyota Way” and “Kaizen” (continuous quality improvement) in every aspect of businesses and projects.  She holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a seasoned Project Management Professional (PMP).  Demonstrating project management excellence through her progressive project management experience in manufacturing (Toyota), municipal government (City of Guelph), and a crown agency (LHIN), Tomoko has built a reputation for her “getting things done” aptitude.  At Toyota, Tomoko designed and implemented the corporate governance process to prioritize initiatives to ensure alignment of annual business plan with resource assignment.  Tomoko significantly contributed to the initial creation of the Project Management Office and headed the PMO for the Toyota Cambridge Plant by leading cross-functional teams to deliver multiple vehicle model changes.  She also led the Centre of Excellence functions by establishing standard methodologies and guidelines for the management of global vehicle model change projects and published the “GPMS-BOK (Gated Project Management Standards Book of Knowledge)” which was later adopted by multiple North American Toyota plants.  At the City of Guelph, Tomoko started up a new department, Corporate Project Management Office (CPMO) focusing on corporate project management standards, process quality improvement, service reviews and continuous improvement programs.  Tomoko served on the Board of Directors for the PMI-CTT chapter for February 2013-March 2018, promoting project management profession in the community.   Tomoko lives in Guelph with her husband and two young boys and enjoys devoting most of her weekends to being a “water polo and baseball mom” for their two boys.



Diogo Magalhaes is a Project Management enthusiast with more than 17 years of experience in the IT field. He discovered his passion for Project Management when he started leading software development teams in Brazil. He has been involved with PMI for many years in Brazil through PMI-MG (Minas Gerais - Brazil Chapter) and since 2011 with PMI-CTT (Canada's Technology Triangle Chapter.) 

Diogo holds a degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Project Management and currently works with the City of Kitchener in Ontario, Canada leading Enterprise Projects in the Technoloy Innovation and Services Division.


Session 3: Hybrid/Agile Project Management – The What, Why & How

Organizations today are challenged to manage their projects within very tight budget and time constraints while meeting and exceeding the expectations of their customers.  We can no longer manage our projects today using the same methodologies we applied 10 years ago.  Overcoming our project challenges and accelerating their success requires re-thinking our approach to project management.   

Hybrid Agile is an approach to project management that focusses on flexibility and fast improvement. It is a proven approach that can be applied to creating new products, services, technology, and other types of projects.   Applying agile global best practices provides a high return on investment for organizations as they increase their project’s effectiveness and efficiency while ensuring all business and customer requirements are successfully met. 

Agile has been used in many organizations as an excuse to allow projects to run ad hoc.  Yet agile does require a structure, a goal and a timeline.  We’ll review your challenges, explore the opportunities and delve into the what, why and how of hybrid/agile project management.  You’ll leave this presentation with many new ideas that can be implemented immediately including the tools, processes and techniques required to start and continue the agile journey.



Michael stanleighMichael Stanleigh; CMC, CSP, CSM

Michael Stanleigh has a reputation for helping organizations define their strategic direction, manage change, become more innovative, improve the performance of their leadership and successfully execute their projects

As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and CEO of Business Improvement Architects, Michael shares his consulting wisdom and secrets for operational success with organizations around the world to help them succeed.

Michael’s broad experience and expertise in operational effectiveness has helped his clients achieve their goals

As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Michael loves to share his business secrets for operational success with business audiences around the world.  Michael involves audiences in understanding and managing change and business leaders in getting to the root cause of their business problems and generating effective solutions.

As a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Michael provides consulting, coaching and customized training for Project Management Offices, Project Leaders and Project Teams on managing projects, creating project plans, conducting project audits and undertaking project risk assessments.

Today, Michael consults, trains, coaches and mentors public and private sector organizations throughout the world. Michael has been featured and published in over 500 different magazines and industry publications around the world. He is a faculty member for the Gardiner Institute at Memorial University, the American Society for Quality, CPA Ontario, Institute of Internal Auditors and Leadership USA™.  Michael is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC Canada), the Scrum Alliance, senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speakers Federation.


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