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Columbia Lunch Meeting - Lost in the Weather: A 101 Level Cloud Computing Primer for Project Managers


 PMI Baltimore Site - Columbia Lunch Meeting

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Technical Project Management

Lost in the Weather: A 101 Level Cloud Computing Primer for Project Managers


Have you ever been in a meeting where everyone seems to, or doesn’t seem to, know the technical jargon and implications of cloud computing?  You are awash in acronyms and concepts and frantically trying to scribble down what they mean.   Have you ever wanted to know:


What is cloud computing and what is a cloud?

Clouds can be private, public or hybrid: what does this mean?  What are the pros and cons?

So who exactly owns the cloud? it’s hardware? Is there software involved?

What kinds of skill sets need to be staffed to the project? to on-going support?

What are the implications to my project, security and the organization if involving “cloud”?

When adrift in confusion, I like to return to basics.  This session will demystify the basics of cloud computing by walking through the various definitions, concepts and implications to our projects and organizations.  It will discuss the differences between hosted software and hosted infrastructure and the applied pros and cons of using the different themes of technology (cloud computing, thin client, thick client, on-premise data centers) to the different business problems companies are trying to solve.  While there is hype on cloud computer, it is not always the best solution to fit a given problem.  At the end you will leave with actionable insights you can begin applying today.  Note for the more technical savvy: be advised we will be leaving the detailed technical conversations for another session; however, I am happy to discuss off-line after the session.

Speaker Bio:

Jason Hoffman has built his career and businesses on accurately identifying clients' complex challenges and leading teams providing sustainable solutions to them. With more than two decades of years of experience focusing on critical organizational challenges, Mr. Hoffman has worked across a large cross-section of clients in manufacturing, distribution, professional services, healthcare and the public sector.  He is currently the Executive Vice President of JCJ Consulting, his fourth startup.  Previously he founded The Strategic Allies, Guidestar Consulting and Sales Dynamics. Mr. Hoffman has presented at numerous conferences and has served on several boards of directors and national committees including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Community Consulting Teams and Omicron Delta Kappa.  Mr. Hoffman graduated magna cum laude with a BSBA from the University of Pittsburgh.



Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046


11:30 AM - Check-in, networking, and lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Presentation

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the Talent Triangle - Technical Project Management

Event Properties

Event Date 06-24-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 06-24-2019 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-20-2019 11:00 am
Cut Off Date 06-24-2019 1:30 pm
Individual Price $14 Member; Non Member Price $17
No. of Technical PDUs 1
Location (Click link for address) Columbia Site - Howard County Business Training Center

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person (USD)
5 15.00
6 15.00
7 15.00
8 15.00
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10 13.00
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