Chief Executive Officer of The Ouellette Group
"Keeping ahead of the Data Management competition through Project Management Certifications: The Value Proposition for Data Professionals"
Beth Ouellette, PMP PgMP, PBA, MBA
The Ouellette Group, LLC
In today’s demanding environment, keeping ahead of the competition is key not only for companies, but also for individuals. Planning a strategy to set yourself apart as a data (or project) professional is vital for survival, and frankly is mandatory for your career growth. Come to learn about some of the key certifications that can help you do just that.
Beth Ouellette, DAMA Board Member and certified practitioner, will share key points of the most widely recognized management organization: The Project Management Institute. You will learn about the predominate global certification the Project Management Professional (PMP). You will come to understand the value of the certification, its requirements, and how to best prepare to meet the requirements and successfully achieve this designation. You will validate its applicability to the data management world, and be able to assess if this is the right designation to take your data management, projects, and career to the next level.
Also discussed will be the Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Professional Business Analysis (PBA) certifications. Find out which one makes the most sense for you to pursue, what is required, how to pursue, and plan your next steps for success.
Beth Ouellette, works with teams across the globe implementing value-added Portfolio, Program and Project Management best practices. She has built a multi-disciplinary practice of Executive mentoring to discover you and your organizations potential, Facilitating and Consulting to help you reveal and reemphasize possibilities for team’s success, and Conference and Seminar speaking and hosting to help you renew and refresh your skills, knowledge and productivity.
Because of Beth’s unique blend of business management and technology skills, she has been exceptionally successful in assisting executive teams with organizational strategy, alignment of programs to that strategy, and outlining processes to best implement those strategies. Whether the methodology is traditional, agile or even a hybrid, the best practices which fit the organizational needs will be discovered, outlined, and implemented under Beth’s advice and guidance. Many custom-tailored training programs have been delivered across the globe as a result; some examples include Negotiating through Change, Strengthening Team Communications, Establishing a PMO for Strategic Success, and Certification Prep Training. She also partners to deliver DMM Assessments, specializing in the “reality check” of the organization’s current state and then creates a strategic and tactic plan that will bridge to the exec strategy and guide the organization to its desired state.
She has experience in partnering with senior executives across the globe, she has hands-on experience in the following industries: US Government Agencies, finance, banking, insurance, retail, utility, telecom, manufacturing, small business, academia, and the entertainment/luxury industry. Her prior experience includes: setting up and managing the Cross-Business, Corporate-wide Program Office to reengineer the securities trade life cycle at Prudential Financial, where she reported to the COO and EVP for the initiative., and setting up and running IT PMO reporting to the Company’s CIO, which coordinated over 400 programs and projects, and accounted for $2.4 billion dollars of IT work. The Ouellette Group created the Master’s Certificate Program in PM for CUNY SPS and Graduate Center and has been an adjunct professor since the NY State DoE approved the curriculum.
Her presentations and writings are global and varied. She presented at PMI’s Leadership Institute Meeting for the past several years, the PMI National Congress 2014, 2016, many PMI Chapter Events, including Professional Development Days 2011, 2013, 2015,2016, 2017 multiple Project Zone conferences 2009 - 2013, Project Management Forum, PMINJ Seminar@Sea, Delivering Project Excellence, CIO Forum, Enterprise Application Strategy Conference, IT World Congress, Women in Technology, and Women in Computing. She has been published in Brazil, Canada, India and USA. She has been published and quoted in publications including ProjectManagement.com, PMI Today, PMI Network, Information Week, Computerworld, PC Week, Network World, Icfai University Press, PMI NJ News, PMI Baseline Newsletter, Mundo PM Project-Program-Portfolio, and PMI Montreal Quarterly Bulletin.
She obtained the PMP, PgMP, and PBA credentials. In 2010, Beth received the “Component Leadership” of the Year Award for her contributions to the profession and the PMINYC chapter. She received the “Distinguished Contributor Award of the Year” in 2009 for her work in the PM Community and on the PMI Standards Teams. Her Myers Briggs certification enables her to use the personality assessment instrument in her teambuilding and coaching engagements.
Beth has been a PMI member since 2000 and an active PMI volunteer since 2006. She is serving on the Chapter Member Advisory Group 2016-2019 where she contributes to the betterment of chapters globally; She recently Co-Chaired the Committee to build a collaborative bridge between the Educational Foundation and PMI Chapters globally; she served on the Requirements Management Steering Committee Member 2012-2014, Requirements Management Community of Practice Knowledge Management Lead 2012- 2015, Channel Management team member 2010-2011, served on the PMINYC board of directors from 2008-2010, as the President of the Chapter in 2009, Core team and lead position for the Program and Portfolio Management Standards from 2003-2006, with its first release in May 2006, served as the Content Integration Analyst for the December 2008 release of PMBOK, Portfolio, Program and OPM3 Standards.
Beth holds a Finance MBA from NYU’s Stern School, a BA in Education from Eastern Michigan University, and an AA in Computer Programming from Greenville Technical College. She is an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate Program and School of Professional Studies where she provided the content and partnered in the initiative to create a Project Management Certificate Program. She leads the creation of this multi-course program which was approved by the NY State DoE, and is an ongoing program for the CUNY SPS and Graduate Center Programs. She has served on the DAMA NYC Board of Directors in varying capacities since 1999.