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The Future of Work - How to Get and Keep a Job in Project Management

John will present a brief overview of his new book Project Risk Management: How to Avoid Failure.

The book explains what Project Management is, how to get started as a Project Manager, how to upskill to become a Project Manager and the future of Project management.

The book is written for students, aspiring project Managers, and workers that want to upskill and secure their future.

Don’t miss a moment as we continue the conversation on Clubhouse with Carolyn Turbyfill, Robyn Arnold and John Ayers -The Future of Work - How to Get and Keep a Job in Project Management, Aug 5, 12-1 PM PT

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Moderator: Carolyn Turbyfill, Ph.D. Entrepreneur in Residence, WITI

Dr. Carolyn Turbyfill is a Technical Executive with 30+ years of experience in Security, Risk Management, Enterprise Products, and Services. She has managed teams that built leading-edge products, including * The first database benchmark using experimental design techniques, the Wisconsin Benchmark which won the VLDB Best Paper Award; * One of the first wireless LANs with radio, antenna, and IP Layer encryption at Sun Microsystems; * The first Firewall Appliance, the Sun Microsystems SunScreen SPF 100, which also included a certificate authority and one of the first commercial IP Layer VPNs, SKIP, which won the LAN Magazine Product of the Year Award; - The first round-trip email marketing system with interactive Java applets that was a precursor to PayPal at MessageMedia; * The first Managed Security Service at Counterpane Internet Security; - The first virtualized automated test environments for application stacks, the StackSafe Test Center, which won an ITIL Pink Elephant award. Dr. Turbyfill was the first member of WITI in Silicon Valley and is a member of the WITI Hall of Fame. She is currently spearheading a Future of Work initiative as an Entrepreneur in Residence at WITI. She is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the University of Wisconsin at Madison; and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Guest Speaker:John Ayers

Currently John is an author, writer and consultant. He authored a book entitled Project Risk Management. It went on sale on Amazon in August 2019. His second book titled Future of Work, How to Get a Project Manager Job goes on sale on Amazon in the first week of May. He has presented several Webinars on project risk management to PMI. He writes a weekly column on project risk management for CERN. John also writes monthly blogs for APM. He has conducted a podcast on project risk management.  John has published numerous papers about project risk management on LinkedIn.

John earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. He has extensive experience with DOD, Construction, and IT industries. He is a member of PMI (Project Management Institute). John has managed numerous large high technical development programs worth in excessive of $100M.   John is a certified six sigma specialist, and certified to level 2 EVM (earned value management).


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