Project Management in the Public Sector - New Location

Business Acumen

Project Management in the Public Sector

Join us for a dynamic one-hour talk exploring the distinctive challenges of project management in the public sector. We'll define the public sector and its unique characteristics, then dive into specific hurdles like the absence of income-driven KPIs, regulations, government scheduling delays, and heightened stakeholder engagement expectations. Drawing from examples in K-12 education, city government transportation, and state government projects, we'll uncover the complexities and offer practical solutions for public sector project success.


Dr. Mary Estelle Cochron, EdD, PMP, is a seasoned project management professional with a fervent dedication to leveraging data intelligently in education. Beginning her career as a local social studies teacher, she transitioned into district-level leadership roles spanning two states, culminating in her appointment as Oregon’s Director of Assessment. While overseeing more than 7 state-level assessment programs across the country, she honed her expertise in project management, ultimately founding a consultancy specializing in educational measurement research and project management, Metimur LLC. Based in Fresno, she finds balance through culinary creations and artistic endeavors when not immersed in managing projects or her bustling household, which includes her imaginative novelist husband, two budding teenagers, and three beloved dogs. 


Speaker Information


Dr. Mary Estelle Cochron, EdD, PMP


Metimur LLC




Meeting Details

  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Informal networking after presentation

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Type of category: Fresno Monthly Meetings

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: April 18th, 2024

Hour: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Students: $15.00

Members: $15.00

Non-Members $20.00


Fresno Pacific University - North Campus

5 River Park Place West
Fresno, CA, 93720

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