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Please join us for UMassOnline’s free event co-sponsored by EDUCAUSE Community Constituent Group: Blended and Online Learning, A NIFTI Idea: Understanding Project and Portfolio Management at UMassOnline.

This event, featuring guest speaker Kristine Shannon, founder of K Shannon Associates, will review the growth of Agile Project Management within IT and higher education. Kristine has helped numerous campuses in the implementation of Agile methods (Indiana University, University of Pennsylvania, Clemson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame, Texas Tech University and many more).

In addition, UMassOnline’s own Stefanie Henderson and Patrick Masson will be sharing their efforts to employ Agile Project Management as a framework for UMassOnline's Product Lifecycle. Campus members working directly with specific technologies (Product Owners) will present on the various projects within the Product Lifecycle in order to raise awareness about how they are using technologies in support of online learning and increase adoption of those technologies through Agile methods.

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The presentation will be held on Friday, May 18th, at the UMass Collaborative Service Facility in Shrewsbury, MA. Feel free to attend in person or online. See the complete event details and register at:
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If you know a colleague who would be interested in this event, please feel free to pass the invitation along. We look forward to seeing you on the 18th.

Best Regards,


Learn more about our Speaker Series, visit the Observatory:


Jennifer Hernandez, Marketing and Customer Support Coordinator
333 South Street, Suite 400
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4169
Tel. 774-455-7604
Fax 774-455-7620


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Perhaps of interest to some on this list…

Patrick Masson was one of our online meeting speakers earlier this year so here’s your chance if you missed that session.


Happy Friday,



Sherri Yerk-Zwickl * Director of Project Management, Library & Technology Services * Lehigh University


Tel 610-758-4009 *