April 2023 PMI-MC Monthly Chapter Virtual Meeting

April 2023 PMI-MC Monthly Chapter Virtual Meeting


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PMI-Montgomery County MD Chapter April 2023 Monthly Evening Event
Wednesday,  April 5th 2023
*We realize that the first Wednesday of the Month falls on the first night of Passover this year. We apologize for this scheduling conflict and will ensure the on-demand viewing on our YouTube Channel is posted immediately*
In-Person Member Dinner Price: $35.00
In-Person  Non-Member Dinner Price: $50.00
Virtual Member  / Non Member Price: $0.00
Topic: Design Thinking: Why we need to re-think our project planning
PDU: 1.0 – Ways of Working
Co-Presenters: Mr. Brandon T. Jones PMP, CSM, LIIF (CEO, Throughline Inc.) &  Mr. Nick Duchesne (Program Manager, Throughline Inc.)
Presentation Abstract:

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions” – Albert Einstein

Modern day projects need more than just tracking requirements, milestones and schedules. A more sophisticated understanding of the user experience ensures that the right solution is being crafted that will be sustainable to your user community. The three stages of design thinking (Collaboration, Innovation and Acceleration) are a great complement to project management frameworks, waterfall, agile and hybrid alike. Join us as the leadership team from Throughline Inc., one of the nation’s leading enterprise design strategy firms walks us through the power of human centered design with examples of failed projects that were re-worked with design thinking and achieved unprecedented success.

Presenters Bio: 

Mr. Brandon Jones recently assumed the CEO position at Throughline Inc. He previously served as the CIO of Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA), where he led the non-profit’s Digital Evolution Efforts and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining WAEPA, Mr. Jones served as a management consultant at PwC leading their Cybersecurity efforts within the Department of Navy and served as the Principal Deputy CIO at Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) where he oversaw a $120M IT budget that supported a worldwide operation, spanning seventeen major component commands and over 100 remote offices.

Mr. Duchesne kicked off his professional career at Throughline as a project coordinator & strategist where he mastered design strategy. He brought that to other companies in his roles within Sr. account leadership. He then returned to Throughline where he delivers design-centered solutions in his Program Management role for top clients.


That’s Amore Restaurant, 15201 Shady Grove Rd #1, Rockville, MD 20850  (Downstairs Banquet Entrance)

Simulcast delivered via Zoom


Zoom Room Opens @ 7:15pm

Chapter Business Remarks No Earlier Than @ 7:30pm

Throughline Inc. Presentation w/ Q&A to follow – 7:40pm

Program concludes No Later Than @ 9:00pm
NOTICE: The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing and PDU Self-Reporting. For those attending, PDUs will be reported on behalf of valid chapter members within a week of the event

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