April 2019 Dinner Meeting

    April 16, 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
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    Crescent Club
    6075 Poplar Ave #909 , TN
    Memphis, TN 38119

     Fostering Design Thinking as a Project Manager


    Incorporating Design Thinking with project management concepts can be daunting because it involves human centered activities that may seem disruptive of the structured process we value as project managers.  In this talk, Amanda will share how to incorporate various techniques of design thinking into how we interact with stakeholders and strive for creative solutions to complex problems in an ever increasing lean environment.

    About Speaker:

    Amanda Maness, PMP, is a scientist, operations manager and project manager.  She is currently serving as project manager and business strategist for a local ServiceMaster franchise, ServiceMaster by Stratos.  In her current role, she is responsible for developing and implementing business systems and strategies to scale for recent growth.  She is also actively driving new technology development and enhancing data analytics throughout the organization.  Amanda is a scientist at heart and energized by her analytical mind. She enjoys fostering inclusive collaboration within cross functional teams and finding practical and conscientious solutions to complex problems. 

    Amanda is a proud graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy and former U.S. Merchant Marine.  Upon graduation, she pursued her M.S. in Marine Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she also led offshore research expeditions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Undersea Research Center (NOAA NURC). 

    Her career includes operations management and project management of undersea fiber optic cable survey & system design, offshore geologic and geophysical projects in oil & gas exploration, oil & gas R&D projects, and technology development.

    Amanda is a native Memphian, but her former roles have gifted her the opportunity to lead projects in 12 countries and all oceans in-between. She has recently moved back home to be closer to family but sneaks off to surf and scuba dive any chance she can get. 





    $25.00 Member Registration

    $30.00 Non-Member Registration