W243: Leading Your Internal Team Through Major Technology Projects
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (EASTERN TIME)

A successful technology implementation project depends on more than just the technology you select. It also hinges on how well your internal team partners with your chosen vendor. That partnership has to be managed – often on top of the existing full-time job that your internal project lead already has.

If that project lead is you or someone you’ll be supervising, you’ll want to attend this session to hear from Fíonta’s association and project management experts. Our panel offers strategy and advice based on their collective experience with hundreds of association technology projects. We’ll have time to answer your specific questions too!

In this session, we’ll:

  • Offer strategies for successful internal project management for technology projects.
  • Talk about how to set and reinforce realistic expectations for the project for key stakeholders/team members as an internal project team lead.
  • Discuss how to vet which vendor’s project management practices are the best fit for your association, and what kind of support you should expect from a qualified partner.
Learning Objectives
  • Develop a high-level plan for internal project management for technology initiatives.
  • Create a list of expectations from internal project stakeholders/team members.
  • Build criteria for evaluating which partner offers the project management expertise and methodology that best fits your team and needs.
Jenifer Alonzo
Association Practice Lead, Fíonta
Technical and delivery leader with 20 years experience building teams. Helping executives strategize, leveraging organizational growth and efficiency. Supporting teams towards exceptional delivery. 3X Salesforce Certified
Julia Kelmers
Workforce Operations Manager, Fíonta
Julia’s interest in Salesforce led her to Fíonta, where she serves as a project manager. Prior to joining Fíonta, Julia held positions at the Pulitzer Center, NewSchools Venture Fund, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian’s Central Office of Advancement. In her prior positions, Julia helped her teams execute their goals by implementing best practices and effectively using CRMs. Julia has her B.A. in fine arts with a concentration in ceramics and sculpture from George Washington University. She lives in D.C. where she enjoys running around the city with her dog Sparty, watching reruns of the Great British Bake Off, and checking out new museum exhibits.
Gale Mamatova
Director, Project Management Office, Fíonta
With over 15 years of experience managing projects across non-profit, association, academic and corporate organizations, Gale’s passion has always been to help people solve complex problems. Their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a product of a career spent in the trenches and filled with valuable lessons learned from overseeing projects within the healthcare, STEM, education and technology sectors. Gale also has a knack for strategic thinking and business optimization, leading them to acquire a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Kogod School of Business at the American University. They hold a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Relations from George Mason University. Gale speaks English, Russian, and Uzbek languages and hopes to add a few more in the coming years to this list.
Level Intermediate Delivery Group Internet-Based
CPE(NASBA Category) Information Technology Reviewer Wade Tetsuka, CPA
CAE (Field of Study) Administration CPE/CAE Credits 1.5
Prerequisites and advance preparation needed 1 years operations experience. No advance preparation required Cost $0.00
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