November 2018 Dinner Meeting

Dinner Meeting Program: Procurement and Project Management

Presenters: Ariane Schmidt, MBA, MCSE, PMP of City of Spokane and Spokane County  

Pre-Dinner Program: Using Microsofts Entire PM Technology Stack from Project to Portfolio Management

Presenter: Tim Runcie, PMP, President and Founder of Advisicon

 Where: Mirabeau Park Hotel 

1100 N Sullivan Rd.

Spokane Valley, WA 99019                                                                        

When:  November 13, 2018

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Registration for this event closes on November 12 at 6pm.


3:30 2 PDU Pre Dinner session - Using Microsofts Entire PM Technology Stack from Project to Portfolio Management

5:30 Check-in and networking

6:00 Dinner is served

6:15 Chapter announcements

6:30-7:30 Keynote Speaker

The PDU talent triangle breakout for these events is .5 technical and .5 strategic and business management PDU for dinner and two strategic and business management PDU's for the Pre-dinner meeting. Earn three PDU's in one evening!

Procurement and Project Management

How to align Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to project management best practices for the best (possible) outcomes

city of spokaneEver find that a RFP for a product or service requirement within a project causes undue risk (at best) or derailment (at worst)? This session will dive into lessons learned to help make procurement one of your project’s strongest, instead of weakest, components.   You won’t want to miss this talk with Ariane’s 20 years’ experience in planning and research, where she will talk about their new RFP approach and strategy. 

Ariane’s presentation will highlight how procurement fits (correctly) into a project plan and what do when reality just does not follow proper protocol.procuement 

  • If a project is “created” around an RFP instead of business case
  • Timelines set around procurement and not a project management plan
  • Setting executive leadership, including project sponsors, expectations for realistic procurement goals that enhance the overall success of a project 
  • Best Value procurement method that reduced in the load on RFP selection committees
  • Using metrics related to procurement decisions during and after project closure/transition                         

Why not register right now?!?  In fact, this is a great opportunity to bring a co-worker so they can experience our dinner meeting and earn PDU's too. We love when you bring guests to our events!

arianna schmidtAriane Schmidt, MBA, MCSE, PMP has worked supporting Spokane-area local government for over the past twenty years in planning and research, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information Technology (IT), Public Safety and Project and Program Management. She is currently a Regional Project Manager for the City of Spokane and Spokane County. Her recent projects include implementing a county-wide information system replacement for the emergency response system (911), law enforcement dispatch and patrol response, records and case management and data analytics; the formation of a public development authority (PDA) for integrated emergency response; creation of a Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility for Law Enforcement and assisting in the Spokane EnVision center pilot. Procurement, including Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and contract management, has been a critical component in many of her projects within the highly regulated environment of government purchasing. She enjoys sharing stories of her adventures in project management and lessons learning from others.


$10 late fee begins on November 9! 

Event Properties

Event Date 11-13-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 11-13-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-28-2017 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 56
Cut off date 11-12-2018 6:00 pm
Individual Price Pricing Varies
Late Fee $10.00(From 11-09-2018 12:00 am)
Location Mirabeau Park Hotel
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