Miami Dade August 2017 Professional Dinner

    August 24, 2017
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Coral Gables Country Club
    997 North Greenway Drive
    Miami, FL 33134
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    The day has arrived! Tonight, the South Florida PMI chapter hosts the Miami Dade county dinner event of the year.  

    Your chapter has been hard at work this year putting together unique events throughout the tri-county area especially designed for you.

    Register ... we have a few seats open! "The Crown Jewel of Miami", the Coral Gables Country Club, great speakers and company await you! 

    Keynote Presentation: Value Driven Project Management by Jim Liporace

    Speaker's Executive Bio: Jim Liporace is an outstanding business leader with exceptional experience and knowledge in creating and managing global operations, project organizations and PMOs. His proven leadership in starting-up, transforming and growing businesses across multiple industries, exceeding revenue goals, building strong cohesive organizations while delivering high visibility and complex projects is second to none.

    Jim has successfully managed 5 project organizations in his career with a yearly portfolio in excess of $2.2B and a P&L of over $400M (2 software and 3 industrial). He has also created and managed 5 Project Management Offices (PMO) in various industries including one for a $2.4B division at GE, where he developed and implemented a process to prioritize and mange over 2,000 projects and over 14,000 global resources. Also while he was at GE, he was known as the “Father of Project Management” and was the Chairman of the Project Management Council. These accomplishments are due to his attention to detail, implementing best business practices, driving process improvements and standardization while keeping focused on quality and execution excellence.

    With a BS & MS in engineering, having two Six Sigma Black Belt certifications, being a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and fully trained in LEAN and Agile methodology, Jim knows how to solve problems, to get to the root cause and find the optimal solution best for the organization and the customer. Being an out of the box thinker, he knows how to get others to think the same way, and to solve some of the most difficult issues a business faces quickly and effectively.

    He has spent his career working with global cross functional teams, management and stakeholders, and uses his strong influencing skills to bring about collaboration and transparency while he inspires people to be their best and delivers exceptional results.

    PM Tools Session Presentation: Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe by Ramesh Nori

    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. 

    It is as an online freely revealed knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems at enterprise scale. SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for large numbers of Agile teams. 

    Scalable and configurable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt it to its own business needs. It supports smaller-scale solutions employing 50–125 practitioners, as well as complex systems that require thousands of people.

    Ramesh Nori is a "SAFe Program Consultant"(SAFe SPC 4.5) for Lean Enterprises ( He has trained over 100 professionals to date in ScaledAgileFramework with 100% success rate in their certification exams. The courses offered include SAFe PM/PO, SAFe ScrumMaster, SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, Leading SAFe for the Leadership team and SAFe practitioner for Agile teams.

    He is currently the Director of Agile PMO at SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC.

    A self-admitted Agile enthusiast and evangelist with over 14 years in the Project Management field, Ramesh has worked passionately to encourage and support the Organizations in fully embracing Agile methodologies for Product development with the sole vision of making SproutLoud an “Agile Enterprise”.

    His latest achievement is the SAFe Program Consultant Certification (SPC 4.5) from Scaled Agile Academy (SAFe) for Lean Agile Systems.

    Prior to joining SproutLoud, Ramesh was involved in Project Management and Client Services at BGT Partners who was later acquired by PwC. Prior to that, he helped establish AGILE Governance at Campus Management Corporation, where he was responsible for setting up SDLC Implementation and Project Management. Other former employers include Home Diagnostics Inc. and JC Industrial Corporation.

    His vast areas of expertise and interests include Scaled Agile implementation, Program and Portfolio Management, Simplified solutions with Agile methods involving common sense approaches.

    Ramesh also has a Master's Degree in Collaborative Project Management.

    Tons of thanks go out to our sponsors IntellaPRO and Signature Consultants. Without you and your support, this would not be possible.












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