2017 September ATS

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Presentation Title and Goals

Presentation Title:

Cloud Computing 101: for Project Managers

Goals (By the end of the presentation, the attendees will be able to): 

If you’re a Project Manager, you’re increasingly likely to encounter situations in which cloud computing will have an impact on your project – whether you want it to or not! Often, you may have no choice – especially if a boss, customer or sponsor states, “You will use cloud computing in this project!” If you ask why, chances are the answer will be, “Because everyone else is using them!” As a PM, you need to be able to make sure that everyone involved with your project understands which of the three basic types of clouds are appropriate for that project. Each type of cloud has specific capabilities and limitations. Some come with different service models, as well as different “deployment models,” each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

In this presentation helps you cut through the jargon and hype surrounding clouds and cloud-based services. It will enable you to distinguish between the different types of clouds, service models, deployment models, and their relative strengths and limitations.

It will help you:

  • Effectively manage project team and stakeholder expectations
  • Effectively plan, execute and monitor projects that involve clouds
  • Help your organization and customers avoid costly mistakes
  • Guide your organization to effectively leverage new cloud-based capabilities
  • Make clouds work for you and your project
  • Avoid common pitfalls (including security issues) when using clouds

This presentation also maps thecontents of key chapters to the process groups and knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide, allowing you to easily apply the accepted standards of project management to cloud computing. You don’t need to be a “techie” to benefit from this presentation.

Hopefully, this presentation will help dispel some of the mystery and hype associated with cloud computing, and bring about that vital “Aha!” moment as you discover how to make the cloud work for your project.


Presentation Topics:

  • See above  

Practice Exercises:

  • TBD.



Ragupathi Kuppannan

I am currently the VP of Communications PMI - Orange County Chapter. I have worked in the Information Technology industry for over 17 years in Project, Program and Portfolio Management. In this role, I have managed large, global programs in diverse industries, including Aerospace, Telecom, IT Digital Technology and Social Media. I have played key roles in establishing Program and Portfolio Management as a recognized function in both organizations and industry, establishing Amazon Cloud Architect, Change Management and PMOs in organizations. I have also been a hiring manager for many years. In this role, I have managed training and mentoring for project management staff, cross-functional teams and peers for several Fortune 500 companies. 


I have MS degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Business Administration with Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications.



There are 4 PDUs for this event

PDU Category: Technical


University of La Verne
Orange County Regional Campus
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