Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Speaker Spotlight: Paul A. Capello, P.M.P.

Leading up to the Project World and World Congress for Business Analysts conference, we're featuring the outstanding bios of some of our speakers. Today let's take a look at Paul A. Capello, PMP, Project Office Manager, Bayfront Health Systems. Paul will be presenting "Managing the Increase in ARRA-Focused Projects: A Real Success Story with the Bayfront PMO Workbook" on Monday, November 14, 2011 in the Annual PMO Summit.

Bayfront Medical Center has established a Project Management Office to facilitate, educate and demonstrate Project Management principles and methodologies. Bayfront Medical has realized the benefits of putting work into projects within the organization; however the large number of projects and the complexity of the projects have resulted in difficulties around collaboration and communication. As the organization tries to transform itself from a reactive organization to a proactive organization and realize efficiencies and cost savings to meet the needs of an evolving marketplace certain tools are created. Thus, the project workbook was born.

In this session you'll learn:
• How to effectively communicate across project teams using a project workbook
• How to have Project Milestones documented
• How to introduce team members to Project Management methodologies

Paul Capello has extensive experience in a wide range of project management duties involving high technology systems development and integration projects, with particular expertise in project leadership and cost and schedule management. Paul is conversant with state-of-the-art technologies and complex technical subjects.

Paul’s recent activities include project management training and mentoring, project management presentations to large groups, leading a 35 person software development team to achieve client acceptance of a client/server budgeting system, writing a complete project management methodology for a health system, developing and delivering a 5 day project management training course, writing a software development methodology, managing a software engineering department and project teams delivering real-time embedded machine control systems, developing recommendations to strengthen a company's software development methodology, using MS-Project to provide planning and performance tracking for a large healthcare clinical implementation project, developing a scalable methodology to tailor project management disciplines to projects of different size and complexity, and conducting training courses in project management.

Prior to that, Paul was an IT manager and financial manager providing project management support to a multi-million dollar integrated software and hardware development project for Avco Financial.

In 2000, Paul was certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. Paul also sat on the Board of Directors for PMI South Florida from 1999-2003. Paul has recently been lauded in the Metropolitan Who's Who for Project Management.

To hear from Paul join us this November PW&WCBA! Learn more about Project World and the World Congress for Business Analysts by downloading the brochure here. Readers of our blog receive an exclusive 15% discount off the standard registration rate with code PW11BLOG. Register here.