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Project Management

The 3 P’s of Projects | Christy Mankin

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Christy Mankin, PMP

Manager
Oncore Consulting
Chico State '04

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Christy Mankin, PMP

Manager
Oncore Consulting
Chico State '04

About The Talk:

Christy Mankin is a manager for OnCore Consulting in the Sacramento Area. She graduated from Chico State with degrees in Marketing and Management Information Systems. Now, Christy is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 12 years of experience in test management and project management roles for public sector clients. Watch this talk to hear how she found her passion for IT project management and get a review of some of Christy’s favorite projects. Christy is a versatile IT professional who focuses on delivering on-budget results under challenging deadlines. This Biz Talk shares the 3 P’s that describe why she loves project management.

Secrets of a Young Female Manager | Jessica Madrigal

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Jessica Madrigal

Vice President
Bjork Construction Company
Chico State '10

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Jessica Madrigal

Vice President
Bjork Construction Company
Chico State '10

About The Talk:

When Jessica graduated from Chico State’s Construction Management program in 2010, there were only 4 women in her graduating class. She works in what has historically been one of the most male-dominated industries, where being a female project manager has it’s challenges. She meets these challenges head on and in her Biz Talk, shares the 4 principles that have guided her to success. She is now a co-owner of her family’s business, Bjork Construction Company - a 100% women-owned business. Watch Jessica’s talk to see what it takes to manage employees with more experience from you and to learn from them along the way.

Product Management for Dummies | Ben Sampson

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Ben Samspon

Director of Product
Outsell, Inc.
Chico State '15

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Ben Sampson

Director of Product
Outsell, Inc.
Chico State '15

About The Talk:

Ben Sampson graduated from Chico State in 2015 with a degree in Project Management and minor in Entrepreneurship. But all of his expertise in technology, came from self- teaching and trial and error. Ben has founded 2 start-ups and now works as a product manager for Outsell, Inc. in Burlingame, CA. He and the co-founder of Outsell, Greg Chagaris, met through their connections in Biz Talks when Greg needed someone with a special set of skills to head Outsell’s product teams. Ben’s energetic Biz Talk details what you can do to teach yourself the skills a product manager needs and what traits it takes to succeed. As director of product, Ben manages the development of online social networks for executives, advanced databases, and all intrapreneurial efforts at Outsell. This Biz Talk will show you the play-by-play of a day in the life of a product manager at a fast-paced company. If you have an interest in a newly-emerging business field, you need to watch Ben’s Biz Talk.

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