School of Dev 2017

 Featured Speakers


Bruce Jordan, Senior Project Management Consultant, Arrowhead Consulting

Bruce Jordan, Senior Project Management Consultant, Arrowhead Consulting

Since Bruce could not make it past "hello world" with VB6, he now is known for his specialization in project management, business analysis, training, scheduling and IT consulting. He is a Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt and holds a variety of technical certifications from Microsoft, Novell and Pervasive.Bruce has over 20 years' experience in the technology industry and over 15 years in project management. He has contributed to the success of a variety of Fortune 500 companies and non-profits alike. Bruce has successfully led implementation and migration projects, system integrations, network infrastructure reviews and improvements, operational process enhancements and knowledge management initiatives. He was also recognized for his work in setting up Project Management Offices and was listed among the Top 25 Outstanding Organizations for his co-development of TV Guide's PMO in 2008.Bruce is a past President, Finance Director and Trustee of the Tulsa Chapter of PMI. He studied Music at Oklahoma Christian College and can still be found playing his trumpet for the Blaskapelle, the community band of the German American Society of Tulsa. In 2014, he was selected for Class 50 of the Leadership Tulsa program.
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How long can you tread water? Come discover the project management best practices that Noah used to stay afloat while building of the Ark.

When you have to save the world and your team consists of a bunch of monkeys and few family members, what do you do? We'll look at the project management techniques Noah used to accomplish the most important engineering project of that age amidst extreme constraints.So how did a 600-year-old man complete one of the world's largest and most "perfect" engineering/construction projects? Was it dumb luck, divine intervention or something else? Join me in a look at how Noah: - Dealt with the most powerful of project sponsors - and how to determine if a strong project sponsor is needed - Aligned the right roles and responsibilities with the right resources - Dealt with the nay-sayers and project de-railers from his work area (neighborhood) - Used a creative approach to accomplish his project goals While this is a presentation about Noah and the Ark, it is not a religious or spiritual discussion. References will be made to the Bible (The Messenger version) but only as reference to or support of the project management tools and techniques that Noah used.
Jul 21st - 10:45 AM
Jul 21st