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Professor Susan Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies, LLC, the Project Management Certificate Program Coordinator, and an instructor at the University of Virginia. She is also a project engineer, speaker, author, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 25+ years of experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors supporting small to large organizations in many sectors, including: pharma/ healthcare, environmental, heath/ well-being, engineering, IT software development & services, cybersecurity, education, business management, food industry, finance, automotive, construction, telecommunications, sports, business, and over a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD and several other Federal government agencies. Mrs. Parente has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She has numerous project management, Agile, risk management, and IT Security certifications, including: PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, PSM I, SFC, SDC, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, SCT, CISSP, RESILIA, CRISC, ITIL, GLCP, and she is a practitioner of CMMI and ISO 9001.
Mrs. Parente trains and mentors project managers in the areas of traditional and Agile project management, and risk management. Mrs. Parente has co-authored books in her areas of expertise, risk management and agile project management: “Global Hot Spots: How Project and Enterprise Risk Management Practices Drive Business Results Around the World” and recently, “Hybrid Project Management: Using Agile with Traditional PM Methodologies to Succeed on Modern Projects”.