PMI Orange County

2022 June 14th Dinner Meeting - 1.5 PDUs

2022 June 14th Dinner Meeting - 1.5 PDUs


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Stop Being Difficult! How to Handle Challenging Stakeholders  

Speaker: Betsy Stockdale

Title: PMI-PBA, CSM, Business Architect

Company: Argon Digital

June 14, 2022

Presentation Description

Do you ever find yourself in a meeting with challenging stakeholders? Ones that are indecisive, political, too quiet, use emotions to make decisions about project scope, or even ones that yell at you?

Whether you are a Project Manager, Product Manager, or Business Analyst, anyone with the responsibility of facilitating communication across stakeholder groups must be well versed in managing the inevitable arduous stakeholder. Different aspects of the relationship need to be managed through the requirements, design, implementation, verification, and launch phases of a project. In rapid moving agile development environments, these skills can be even more critical.

The primary learning objectives are:

  1. Participants will learn how to identify different types of difficult stakeholders.
  2. Participants will learn how to use business objectives and influential techniques to negotiate consensus with difficult stakeholders.
  3. Participants will learn specific recommendations on how to work with different types of difficult stakeholders to make their projects wildly successful.

Speaker Bio(s)

Betsy Stockdale, PMI-PBA, CSM, Business Architect at ArgonDigital

Betsy Stockdale is a Business Architect at ArgonDigital. ArgonDigital’s approach to requirements drastically cut features from scope, enabling projects to be successful while still delivering the needed business value for Fortune 1000 companies. Betsy is passionate about business analysis and product management, working to ensure that the right products get built. She also enjoys working with others, sharing her knowledge and experience to help other business analysts and product managers become the best they can be. Betsy is also a PMI-PBA.


DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum: 90 Pacifica, Irvine CA 92618 

Free Parking 


5:30 p.m. - Registration & Networking (in-person event only)
6:00 p.m. - Dinner (in-person event only)
6:00 p.m. - Program Start (in-person & virtual)
6:40 p.m. - Speaker Presentation (1.5 PDUs)
8:45 p.m. - Meeting Adjourned



Early Bird

(Until May 30th)

In Advance

(May 31st - Jun 14th, AM)

At the Door

(Jun 14th, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Member Pricing




Non Member Pricing




Virtual Online


Registration Closed

Registration Deadline: 11:59 AM on June 14th, 2022

PDUs: 1.5 - Ways of Working (formerly Technical) 

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Event Properties

Event Date 06-14-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-14-2022 8:45 pm
Registration Start Date 05-10-2022 12:00 pm
Cut off date 06-14-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price See Cost section above
Location DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum