Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:15 - 9:00 am PMI Chapter Meeting
Kirkwood Regional Center, University of Iowa,
2301 Oakdale Blvd. Coralville, IA
Program: Managing Complex Projects: Progam vs. Project Management
Utilizing our experience and lessons learned on the Smart Meter Implementation Program at Alliant Energy, we will highlight the usage of program and project management methodologies and techniques and how they have helped bring success to this large complex project.
Talent Triangle: Technical
Location: Kirkwood Regional Center, University of Iowa, 2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, IA 52241
Chapter Members: $13.00
Check in 7:15 am
Program begins 7:30 am
Program ends 9:00 am
Pre-registration Expires: 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, July 9, 2018.
Presenter: Rochelle Claude Kotar, PMP & Teresa Davis, PMP
Rochelle has been a member of the PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter since 2006. She has attended several PMI meetings and Professional Development Days. She currently serves as Secretary on the Solon Foundation Board
She received her PMP certification in 2015 and holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.
Rochelle is an experienced professional with 18 years of leading high-performing teams through the definition, development, and support of complex business systems.
She is a business strategist whose background includes planning and managing multimillion-dollar projects, aligning business goals with business and technology solutions to drive process improvements, competitive capability advantage and increased revenue.
Teresa Davis is a Lead Strategic Project Manager at Alliant Energy. In her 12 years at Alliant Energy, she has been responsible for scheduling and costing distribution and transmission line construction with annual budgets of $70 -
$80M and project management of more than $100M in transmission and substation construction, including the oversight of rebuilding the substations in downtown Cedar Rapids after the 2008 floods. In 2017, she took on an exciting opportunity to manage a program to install smart meters in Iowa which includes the build out of a radio frequency network, installation of more than 700,000 meters and modules, and several technology upgrades. This program impacts many of Alliant Energy's employees, most customers, and other external stakeholders. She is skilled in Project Management, Project Planning, Asset Management, and Process Improvements.
Teresa received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Iowa with a double major in Human Resources and Management Information Systems. She completed her PMP Certification in January 2018. Teresa resides in Walker, IA with her hustband Jason and two teenage daughters. She and her husband are owners of Rhi-Dav Farms in Vinton, IA - her family's multi-generation farm. She is also a member on the Board of Education at Center Point Urbana School District. In her spare time, she enjoys bicycling, golfing, and kayaking.
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