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What's Cooking: PM for Busy Execs

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

The moment you step into your office or the kitchen, there is ordered chaos…or is there. Do you have sufficient staff? Do you have the project plan approved? Too many cooks spoil, or is it unspoil, the brew? The project management (PM) techniques that busy executives oversee and employ to ensure successful outcomes are well executed. Similarly, the kitchen methods and menus you manage or delegate lead to well done, or is it overdone, meals. Uncovering the PM techniques and tips at the Sept 18th event is Steve Maldonado, ERP Program Management Officer for Miami-Dade Public Schools. His expertise is well touted in the IT industry, most notably for techniques to streamline and improve operations in enterprise deployments.

To address the time management principles applied in project management both at work and home, WITI is pleased to host the meeting at Dream Dinners, an innovative concept in meal preparation. During the second half of What’s Cooking, attendees will have the opportunity to prepare a 3-serving meal. Dream Dinners of Sawgrass, FL is owned by Sally Grant, who opened the first Florida Dream Dinners franchise in 2005. Ms. Grant will present the latest trend in meal preparation techniques. The event registration charge covers the cost to prepare and take home the 3-serving meal.

About Our Speaker(s)

Steve Maldonado:

With a reputation for building and managing a wide array of operational teams, Mr. Maldonado served as the Director of Business Systems & Development at the Discovery Channel and was responsible for a worldwide team of employees and contractors in developing the technology strategy for global systems development and bringing wide ranging improvements to IT Operations and Governance through the use of leading technology and IT Governance practices.

Mr. Maldonado led strategic technology and business initiatives at Neff Rentals, including remediation efforts, specifically in Sarbanes-Oxley. Mr. Maldonado is recently employed with the Miami-Dade Public School system in the role of ERP Program Management Officer. He is a graduate of DeVry University, and an MBA candidate at Keller Graduate School of Business Management. Mr. Maldonado is a certified PMP and serves on the Business and Technology Boards at DeVry University’s Miramar, FL campus.

Sally Grant:

Ms. Grant was formerly an account manager for a software development company in the prepaid payments industry. She managed the nation’s largest gift card program, the Simon Malls Gift Card. Reading Working Mother magazine at the doctor’s office, Ms. Grant was struck by the unique concept of advanced food preparation techniques. From there, Ms. Grant opened the first Florida Dream Dinners franchise in 2005.

Ms. Grant has a B.S. degree in Business Administration. As operator of the Dream Dinners of Sawgrass, FL facility (http://dreamdinners.com/main.php?page=order_location), she manages private events, company and client meetings, and training seminars through the Dream Dinners concept.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at:

    Dream Dinners
    3439 Hiatus Road
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33351

The facility is located on the NW corner of Oakland Park Blvd and Hiatus Rd, less than 2 miles east of the Sawgrass Expressway (Oakland Park Blvd exit).


5:45 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking, complementary refreshments and hors d'ouevres
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: PM for Busy Execs, Steve Maldonado
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm: Dream Dinners meal preparation, Sally Grant


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Ann Jakits ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.