Technology Forum

Technology Forum

Meeting Frequency: The Forum meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM.

techforumnewMeeting Location: Meeting Room of Round Table Pizza at the following address: 
7867 Lichen Drive 
(Raley’s Center) 
Citrus Heights 
(916) 723-5910

Topic: Project Portfolio Management on SharePoint
Speaker: Pat Barnes
Date: 2/26/19

About The Presentation: EDD is a very large State department with a significant number of IT projects and a mature project management methodology. While they’ve been using SharePoint project sites for several years, management of their portfolio was very manual, relying on other Office tools—including PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word, and PDF—to generate static reports on a quarterly basis. In 2017 EDD selected “BrightWork”, a SharePoint-based PPM solution to address their project reporting needs. Come hear their story

About The Presenter: 

Pat Barnes started writing software in the US Air Force in 1977. Over a 22+ year Air Force career Pat earned three CS degrees, a commission, and software engineering and project management experience in such areas as logistics, space operations, and air intelligence. For four years he was Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1996 Pat transitioned from military life to become a PM consultant to State agencies and departments, and has since supported a variety of large business application projects, including statewide Child Support, Welfare, and Medicaid systems. He has also kept his hands in the programming game, leading software development for an internet startup, and personally building classic ASP and ASP.Net applications for DCSS. EDD was his second BrightWork deployment for a state agency. Pat received his PMP in 1999 and ACP in 2014. Pat is also a Certified Scrum Master, gaining his certification through the PMI-SVC sponsored CSM course. In 2015 he started his own consulting firm, Aegis Solutions.

Pat self-identifies as a “conversationalist” and is an avid reader and life-long learner. Somewhere in between work and a rather large family he also manages to squeeze in a weekly round of golf.
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There is NO cost to attend the forum meeting. And PMI Membership is NOT REQUIRED.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-26-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-26-2019 8:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Round Table Pizza