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Improving Quality Within Your Project Teams and Organizations
Ronke Luke,PMP & Catria Wright-Burgess
Registration and Cost
The M2D2 Event is free of charge and open to all interested PMs. Preregistration is required.
When:Monday, April 18, 2011, 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where:Department of Agriculture
12th and Independence Ave, S.W.
Cafeteria Conference Room
Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station
Photo ID is required to enter the facility
About the Program
Improving Quality Within Your Project Teams and OrganizationsThe speakers will provide a roadmap that identifies implementing Quality processes, practices, and a framework that can add value to project teams.
Quality is a key area often overlooked until the end product is completed and delivered but by then corrective actions are too late and reputations are tarnished. It’s important to identify, understand, and communicate the key steps of Quality to your teams and customers. Quality can mean different things to many people depending on the industry, culture, and environment. Let them help you develop your Quality recipe while ensuring the necessary ingredients are included. They will also discuss how the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) framework can improve the area of Quality within projects.
Examples on how quality has made projects and programs better, will be reviewed. Key steps and activities that are needed to simplify Quality approach will be provided. Also, how CMMI can assist in achieving significant improvements within the area of Quality will be discussed.
About the SpeakerRonke Luke,PMP
Ronke found a home in e-Management by bringing her consulting skills to bear in developing strategies for ensuring that IT investments are relevant to an agency’s business operations. Prior to joining e-Management, Ronke worked on crafting solutions for energy and environmental challenges for government and Fortune 500 clients. Her work included solutions for both domestic and international markets. Ronke has an eclectic educational background, including a Master’s degree in chemical engineering and certificates in environmental quality standards.
Catrina joined the e-Management team in 2005 as a senior accountant working directly for the Chief Financial Officer. After fulfilling the role for six months she was presented with an opportunity to work on a government contract as a system analyst. After several years of being a contract analyst and project manager, she was presented with a great opportunity of assisting e-Management achieve their CMMI Level 2 Maturity Rating in 2008. During that time she moved into the role of the company’s Quality Assurance Manager having responsibilities ranging from assisting in the development, coordination, and management of quality assurance activities to improving processes and procedures related to e-Management’s software development, operational, and service delivery processes.
If asked what the best part of her job is, Catrina says it’s “making her customers smile by adding value, showing results, and being committed to ensuring quality assurance plays a key role in their organizations."