Monday 18th April, 2016
5:30pm to 5:45pm
Many of us lead our own work of technical documentation of large company projects, and some of us manage or mentor technical communicators who need guidance in their own project work. We manage schedules, budgets, and relationships with SMEs. So why not become a Project Management certified professional to formalize that project management experience? Will it help you manage your projects better? Understand the strategic basis of the large projects that your department works on? Give you something to add to your LinkedIn profile? Aside from the absolute answer of “sure, work on getting a certificate if you don’t have any family, friends, pets, or hobbies that you want to attend to for 3 months,” this presentation will give you a glimpse into the why and how of the Project Management Institute’s most prestigious certification, PMP.
Wendy Barnhart Ross is STC Rochester’s Immediate Past President and a Senior Technical Communicator. In addition to managing and completing documentation projects for new products, Wendy is responsible for department procedures and developing writing style changes for a CMS. Since 2011, she has mentored a reorganized international technical communications team, including training members in all aspects of corporate technical writing, procedures, tools, and scheduling and managing technical documentation projects. In the Fall of 2015, Wendy took the required 35 hours of Project Management Institute education and met the criteria to obtain the Project Management Professional certification.
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