Effective Use of Technology and Change Management During Times of Disruption: A Better Way to Manage Unit and System Change

Effective Use of Technology and Change Management During Times of Disruption: A Better Way to Manage Unit and System Change


Zaneta Purvis, MBA, PMP, CSSBB

Grant Thornton LLP

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date


Important meeting information - change in location: The January 21 meeting will now be held at the Marriott Tysons Corner located at 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner.

Register TODAY! Monthly Dinner meeting attendees have a chance to win one of our exciting prizes! Advanced registration is recommended to ensure space availability and an expedited registration check-in onsite.

The key-note presentation will cover technology solutions and management change tactics to combat high-profile high-risk projects involving (1) the entire organization representing an example of system change during a nine-month M&A transaction as well as (2) one department’s process optimization journey incorporating broad-based participation (unit change during a course of three months). The two case studies will show you how to do more with less… and fast.

The session will focus on distinguishing between different stakeholder needs and goals, agile use of technology to stand up PMO metrics, cadence of right-sized meetings across the organization in both cases as well as governance mechanisms around data collection, verification and validation. The session will also cover examples of incorporating Kaizen Events, operational readiness visualizations and post mortem process.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at info@pmiwdc.org and include the name of the event.

Event Location

Marriott Tysons Corner
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA, 22182

Agenda and Cost:

Early Registration
Chapter Members: $45
Non-members: $55

Late Registration (1 week before event and at the door)
Chapter Members: $50
Non-members: $60


5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:00 PM - PMIWDC Book Club Meeting
5:15 PM - Networking & Cash Bar (goes until 7:00 pm)
5:30 PM - PM Industry Insights (goes until 6:20 pm)
7:00 PM - Dinner & Cash Bar
7:30 PM - Guest Speaker
8:30 PM - Adjourn

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speakers

Zaneta Purvis, MBA, PMP, CSSBB

Grant Thornton LLP

Zaneta is a Director at Grant Thornton, LLP where she leads organizations through total system change initiatives and Rapid Improvement/ Kaizen Event facilitation while focusing on strategy, M&A and enterprise transformation. In addition to advising clients on public and private transactions, reorganizations and strategic alliances; Zaneta leads separation and integration efforts including Day 1 Readiness and Cutover Plans as well as manages agile Transition Management Office (TMO) activities across the business.
Zaneta has taught courses on strategic change management and Lean-Six Sigma methodologies. She regularly facilitates evaluations of headcounts, human consequences, organizational and cultural factors, in-house vs. 3rd party services and global restructure of various functions to rationalize, eliminate duplication and realize costs-benefit potential. Most of all, she enjoys white-boarding sessions to draw in reluctant and time-starved stakeholders.

Outside of work, she is passionate about travel logistics, sports, career management and coaching; she has enjoyed Alexandria, Virginia since 2010.

About the Monthly Dinner Meetings

The PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are held at the Sheraton Tysons (8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182), typically on the third Tuesday of each month (subject to change due to holidays and venue/speaker availability). Members and non-members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington, DC area has to offer.

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).

Please note: At this time, all PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are virtual due to COVID-19. Please visit the event calendar for upcoming dates and details. 

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