Susquehanna Branch: October 2017 Meeting

PMI Keystone Chapter

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Branch

Dinner and Networking Event Series

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

6:00 to 7:00 – Meet, Greet and Dinner

7:00 to 8:00 – Education Session

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series.

As with most Susquehanna Keystone Branch events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public.  If you have someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

Title: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools - lessons learned from a scaled Agile implementation.

Description:   One year after HM Health Solutions scaled its pilot agile program to the entire enterprise, one of its customers, United Concordia Dental was awarded a five-year contract to administer the world's largest dental plan providing benefits for 1.8 million Uniformed Service active duty family members and National Guard and Reserve members and their families. Prior to the benefits go-live date, this contract required a $14 million/1 year IT project to be completed impacting over 450 technical staff members. Many presentations on Agile or Scrum only focus on the implementation of specific processes or tools. This presentation will expose the hard lessons that were learned and resulting adjustments being implemented as a result of the challenges of the project on HM Health Solution's scaled agile framework.

Our Presenter: Brent Hickman, PMP, CSP
Brent Hickman is a project/program manager and an agile team and executive coach. Over the past eight years, Brent has successfully delivered on scope, schedule and budget for several multi-million dollar projects including a $14 million/1 year program for United Concordia Dental. Utilizing his agile experience in conjunction with change management tools and techniques, Brent has led the successful adoption of agile at two corporations. He is currently an Agile Manager for HM Health Solutions in the Harrisburg area.

Date:   Wednesday,  October 11.

Time:  6:00 to 7:00 – Meet, Greet, and Dinner and the Event starting promptly at 7:00 pm

Location: Penn State Harrisburg Campus. 777 W Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.

The Gallery Lounge (Room W107 ) first floor of the Olmsted Building.

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual.

COST: There is no charge for this meeting.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may pre-register for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website:

CREDITS: Attendees can self-report  1 Technical PDU.

Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Philip Sedhom at (717) 649-4996


Event Properties

Event Date 10-11-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-11-2017 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
We are no longer accepting registration for this event