IT Share the Knowledge Conference—LIGHTNING TALKS

May 25, 2016—121 Technology Support Building

Registration will soon be available!

Please join us for an engaging and creative IT Shares lightning talk session. A lightning talk is a very short presentation—usually no more than five minutes in length. Lightning talks are informal by design and some of the most interesting presentations tell a story, use pictures or convey passion. Presenters and topics to include:

Rose Pruyne—Introduction to Lightning Talks
Other than keynotes, lightning talks are the most popular presentation type at many conferences. They provide a low-risk opportunity to speak in public, and audiences get to hear a variety of presenters and topics in a short time. Learn why they are fun and informative for all who participate.

Craig Haynal—Root-Cause Analysis using Ishikawa Diagramming
Learn how Cause-and-Effect Analysis using Ishikawa diagrams (a.k.a. fishbone diagrams) —one of the seven basic tools of quality—help to explore and solve the root cause of a problem

Matt Soccio—Organizational Change Management using the ADKAR Model
See how the ADKAR model for change management, and the five milestones an individual must achieve for change to be successful—awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinforcement®—can successfully affect change.

Scott Gallagher and Paul Crum—Moving to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services
Hear about Amazon Web Services (AWS)—a suite of cloud computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform—and the possible benefits the service could have for campuses, colleges, and departments at Penn State.

Nigel McFarlane—Facilitation: The Opening Statement
Get tips on how to create a great opening statement that will provide needed information upfront and engage meeting participants in an effective manner.

Lisa Komidar—Penn State’s Agile Discussion Group
Get an overview of the Agile Discussion Group (ADG), Penn State’s collaborative community of Agile practitioners. ADG’s mission is to promote Agile methodologies— a style of project management characterized by the division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans—at the University and to provide a forum for continuous discussion for professional and organizational advancement.