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2/9 Evening Meeting

Thurs, Feb 9th, 2017, 06:30pm - 09:00pm,
“Why PMO Toolkits Save More Time and Money”

College of DuPage / 425 Fawell Blvd. / Student Resource Center (SRC) Rm# 1144, Glen Ellyn, IL
(630) 942-2800) / Cost: Free | Attire: Business Casual

Register on the TLA website by Noon on Feb 9th

If you are unable to access or register on the TLA website then…Please reply via email and in the Subject Line: “TLA Evening registration (and the date of the event)” To: and with your name and phone number.

6:30pm – 7:00pm Check-in / Casual networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm Structured Networking – Two Table Rounds
8:00pm – 8:10pm Announcements
8:10pm – 8:55pm Presentation
8:55pm – 9:00pm Adjourn promptly
Speaker: David C. Krull
David is a veteran Program/Project Management and Process Improvement Leader, with over 25 years of experience in IT Enterprise PMO Infrastructure, Software and Services. He is well versed in Intelligence in gathering and utilizing best practices of data, tools and processes. He is a recipient of two executive awards from GE Capital and Nortel Networks, for developing and implementing Enterprise PMO Toolkits and Processes. His PMO toolkits were utilized by teams of architects, engineers and program/project managers (in national and global solutions) using MS Excel, Visio and other commonly used tools, which have saved numerous companies millions.

For many years companies have been struggling on how to provide their employees with the tools they need to perform their job in the most cost effective and efficient way. Information resides in many pockets of the organization and is not always provided in a clear, effective and efficient way. Time is of the essence and with a reusable PMO tool like this; it focuses on the fact that Total Time to Retrieve Information, which reduces the Total Time to Market on projects that everyone is working on.

Highlights of what will be covered:
• Deciding what information you need to perform your job more effectively and efficiently.
• How and where to navigate through and capture the information you need to succeed.
• Mapping out the framework for your PMO Toolkit that you can reuse over and over.
• A high level “live demonstration” showing how to assemble and use it.
Our Host, College of DuPage for hosting us CoD CIO and TLA member Chuck Currier.
TLA Member & Leader/Facilitator David Krull for organizing the TLA evening events.

When: 2nd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) except: (off for Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec)

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (630) 942-2800)
Is located approx 1 mile West of the intersection of I-355 and 56(Butterfield Rd.) in Downers Grove.
Meetings will be held in the - Student Resource Center (SRC) Rm# 1144

-TLA attendees should park in College Lot 3 off of the NE Corner of College Road and Lambert.
-Enter through the south (rear) entrance of the SRC building go through the main doors and turn left.
-Then veer to the right (alongside of the cafeteria) and Rm# 1144 is at the end on the right side.
Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the career management field.

Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives.
It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.

Please bring business cards, handbills (career overview) or resumes (plain paper is fine) to pass around if you have them. Figure on about 20 copies of the resumes/handbills and 50 business cards. We will run our networking, dividing the room into small tables of a maximum of 6 people and doing 2 table rotations before our speaker begins. At each rotation, you will have 90 seconds for your pitch and about 90 seconds for Q&A.

-summarizing your past (this is not the time to rehash your resume),
-what you are looking for, and
-what we can do to help (such as target contacts) or ask for advice on an issue.

Date of Event: 
02/09/2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm