Title: “The Basics of Good Project Management”
Date: March 6, 2015
Presenter: Greta Blash
CalSouthern Partner: The Project Management Institute's Orange County chapter
Description: Project management is a discipline that is in great and ever-increasing demand—across all industries and at business organizations of all sizes. It is so ubiquitous now that it has evolved from a specialized technical skill to a life skill.
Despite its wide proliferation, there remain key concepts that apply to all projects, regardless of size or budget. In this lecture, Greta Blash will outline these key principles to help attendees understand what is involved in successfully managing a project, from initiating and planning, to monitoring and controlling the effort, and, ultimately, to the final completion of the project.
This lecture is a special presentation of CalSouthern's Master Lecture Series brought to you in partnership with The Project Management Institute's Orange County chapter.
Bio: Greta Blash has extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include program management, project management, agile scrum development with emphasis in the areas of system implementations and conversions, customer relationship management, data warehousing and business intelligence.
She is a certified project manager whose extensive experience enables her to concurrently manage multiple high-risk, high-tech projects. She also holds an agile certification and business analysis certification from Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading professional association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.
Greta has taught project management certification courses worldwide for the last five years. In addition to project management professional and certified associate in project management certification examination preparation courses, she has also taught preparation courses for business analysis and agile certification programs. As a visiting professor at DeVry/Keller in Nevada, she taught the Master of Project Management program, a Global Accreditation Center-accredited program from PMI.
Greta has been served as vice president of education and programs at PMI's Southern Nevada Chapter in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been the academic outreach liaison for PMI Region 7 since 2012.