PM in the A.M. Breakfast - Sunjay Pandey - "Conversation to Commitment"

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Event Date

PM in the AM Quarterly Educational Breakfast

Conversation to Commitment

Tools, tricks and cues for turning requirements into actionable workplans


Sunjay Pandey
President and Principal,

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
at the National Press Club

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PM in theA.M.Presentation

Join us for PMIWDC's quarterly executive breakfast meetings in the District. Building on the overwhelming success of thepast year, the P.M. in the A.M. series will continue to feature cutting-edge speakers, good food and great opportunities for connecting with other PMs, all in a no-nonsense format designed especially for a busyPM'smidweek schedule.
  • Cutting-edge expertise
  • Good food
  • Connect with other PMs
  • No-nonsense format
  • PDU Credit

The breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 am at the National Press Club in downtown Washington.

When andWhere

Wednesday, March4th, 2009

7:30 am- 8:00am : Registration and Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Featured Presentation / Sit-down Breakfast

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC20045

Registration and Costs

Registration costs $40 for PMIWDC Members, $50 for non-members. Preregistration is required

Cancellations and refund requests area ccepted up to 24 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refundsrequested after that time.

About the Program

Conversation to Commitment

Markets, customers, and industries are moving quickly. Rapid application development is a strategic necessity. But, rapid application development techniques require rapid estimation and planning techniques. Business demands for improved time-to-market means your teams must estimate, plan, and budget application development projects with greater speed and accuracy.
  • Estimate application development projects in hours, not weeks
  • Quickly and confidently enter feature negotiation with customers
  • Envision a consistent estimation and budgeting process for your teams
  • Bridge the gap between Agile-oriented and Plan-driven estimation
  • Understand how to build practical, repeatable work plans

About the Speaker

Sunjay Pandey is the President & Managing Partner of ALTERthought, a boutique technology/strategy consultancy and concept development lab. He possesses hands-on and General Management and Technology skill sets encompassing Strategy, Marketing, Business Development, Finance, Operations, Business Analysis, Project Management, Mentoring/Education.

Sunjay's industry exposure includes: Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Online Gaming, Internet Media/Advertising, Telecommunications, Enterprise Software, and Software-as-a-Service. His notable company exposure includes: Wachovia, Keane Consulting, CapitalOne, Circuit City, Anthem BCBS, Verizon, AOL,, and Bank of America.

Sunjay was responsible for leading ALTERthought's leadership team to envision, articulate and execute the business strategy for the firm leading to an expansion of the consulting business as well as the investment/ development of two Software-as-a-Service concepts: Planix: – IT Estimation & Project Management and Oyogi: – Enterprise Knowledge Networking via Instant Messaging. He was also responsible for helping to identify, shape, and negotiate a Joint Venture to launch a spin-out algorithmic hedge fund: Canal Street Capital. He has served in a Program Management role for successful online advertising company acquired by AOL, Led the build out and re-engineering as Interim CTO for successful on-line gaming company acquired in 2005.

He possesses a BA in English from Appalachian State University and an MS in the Management of Information Technology from The University of Virginia.

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