PMI New Hampshire Chapter

Annual Meeting - Panel Discussion

Annual Meeting - Panel Discussion



Annual Meeting - Panel Discussion


Puritan Backroom , 245 Hooksett Road , Manchester, NH 03104

Wednesday, May 15th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Early Bird Special - Thru May 13th
Member: $30 ---- Non-member: $35

Speaker-only: $10 at the Door - Thru May 15th


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Annual Meeting - Panel Discussion

Join us at our Annual Meeting. In addition to the general business we will have a panel discussion on the following topics.

DawnFergusonDevOps - Dawn Ferguson, PMP

Organizations using the CAMS method are most successful in rolling out DevOps throughout the enterprise. A look at the updated role of the Project Manager in facilitating DevOps projects using Agile methodologies.

Dawn is currently working in the IT Service Delivery Office as a Release Manager at MultiPlan in Bedford, MA.  Dawn received her Master’s certification in Project Management from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.  Dawn has been a PMI member since 2011 and was part of the PMI Mass Bay Chapter in MA prior to joining the PMI NH chapter in 2017.  Dawn has over 25 years of experience in release automation and technology implementations in the financial, government and health care fields.


BarbaraRansomBusiness Analysis - Barbara Ransom, PMP

Clarity – The Key Component for Achieving Project Success.” A discussion about the role of a business analyst in achieving project success.


Barb Ransom, PMP, has worked in the software development arena for over 20 years, holding various positions including project manager, business systems analyst, business information analyst, product manager, production support analyst, and customer support specialist.  If you were to ask Barb what position has been the most rewarding of her career, she would tell you it is the role of business analyst.  In Barb’s view, business analysis is key to the success of a project. From inception to completion of any project, the business analyst asks the right questions, questions that are targeted to obtain clarity, and provides guidance and direction to ensure the outcome is what was intended.


NitaPatelMeeting Facilitation - Nita Patel, P.E., PMP

Given that individuals spend anywhere from 15%-20% of their times in meetings, with this number increasing up to 50% for senior managers, effective meetings and facilitation of meetings is essential to improve efficiency. What are some best practices to better meetings, especially facilitation? This discussion will address some key elements to enhance meetings and gain productive time back.

Nita Patel, P.E., PMP, is the Senior Director of Engineering at L3 Warrior Mission Solutions. Nita was named the 2014 L3 Engineer of the Year and the 2011 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year award for her technical contributions to the engineering profession. Outside of work, Nita is the founder of the IEEE WIE ILCand is active with IEEE, Toastmasters International and the United States Chess Federation. All of these activities have required her to organize, conduct and facilitate numerous meetings; therefore, she has learned a few tips and tricks to share.


JamesMcKimPM Standards - James McKim, PMP

According to researchers at Organizational Design, organizations of any industry and size need a Project Management Standard to manage external client projects as well as internal improvements. Hereby, there is a strong and direct correlation between the maturity of the organization’s Project Management Standard and the overall organization’s performance. However, in reality, approximately 40% of organizations this day and age still manage their projects with no defined Project Management Standard, which leads in the short-term to lower project success rates – and risks the overall organization in the long-term.

But with ISO 21500, PMI PM BOK, Prince2, and IPMA floating around, what is a Project Management standard vs. Best Practice? And how does one define how they will be used in an organization to ensure project success? This roundtable will explore these questions and more.


James T. McKim is Founder and Principal of Organizational Ignition, a management consulting firm. He is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and advisor working with both private sector and public sector entities internationally in many industries to spark efficiency and growth through aligning people, process, and technology.

Prior to his current role, Mr. McKim was Chief of Staff of the Technical Training Division at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he led the organization to deliver award-winning performance enhancement solutions. He has, also, held business and technology leadership roles in for-profit and non-profit organizations such as FIRST, Hawkeye Data, LLC, and Digital Equipment Corp.

Believing strongly in giving back to the community, he is Chair of the Episcopal Church’s National Executive Council Committee Anti-Racism. He has lead statewide organizations such as the Software Association of New Hampshire and has played an active role in the shaping of public policy affecting the Technology industry.

Please remember to bring an item to donate to the NH Food Bank!

The reserve inventory is low and the NH Food Bank is asking your help at this time of year to help those that need our help. Thank you. Every donation you give provides food to families in need.



Please remember to bring an item to donate to the NH Food Pantry!




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Cancellation Policy: 

Our cancellation policy:   If you pay in advance and are unable to attend, you must send a notice to the Director of Events before the event.   You will be given a credit for a future chapter meeting.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-15-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 05-15-2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-15-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 05-15-2019 9:00 pm
Location Puritan Backroom, Manchester

Monthly Food Drive for NH Food Bank

Bring an item to donate to the NH Food BANK to the Chapter Meeting.

New Hampshire Food Bank requests non-perishable shelf stable foods. ie

  • Canned Soups
  • Pastas
  • Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Other non-perishable items - Cash or check made payable to NH Food Bank

If you are interested in volunteering collecting, delivering, and/or sorting, contact Communications.

Since February the Chapter collects donations at  each Chapter Meeting and drops them off at the NH Food Bank. The items are then distributed throughout the New Hampshire area.  Thank you for supporting this activity.

Professional Photographer

NOTICE: A professional photographer may be on site to document the event and activities. Photographs are the sole property of PMI New Hampshire Chapter. By registering for and attending these events, attendees understand that PMI New Hampshire Chapter may use their likeness or language for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer on site.