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PASADENA | An Introduction to Excel/Office Automation for Non-programmers

Strategic Business Management

Microsoft Office has been a powerful, though underutilized tool, in organizations for many years.

In this workshop, Matthew Moran, showcases some of the powerful automation features available in Microsoft Excel and provides a pathway for getting started with Visual-basic for Applications; Microsoft's automation programming language.

You will be introduced to the basics of recording and modifying macros (code)A number of important concepts necessary to take advantage of automation will be demonstrated. Also, Matt will showcase cross-application integration both with other Office products, such as Word and SQL Server, and with non-Microsoft applications and services.

Most important, you will be given the framework for an "automation mindset" that can be adopted for almost any tool you use.

Speaker: Matthew Moran

Matthew Moran is a 20+ year office automation and data analytics consultant. His project experience includes both small business and Fortunate 500 companies. He is also the author of, "Building Your IT Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy" - published by Pearson. The book teaches proactive strategies for career growth; focusing on business acumen, communication, innovation, and a value-add, solution mindset, as career differentiators. Matt is also a songwriter and performer.

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  • 7:30 - 7:45 Networking, and PMI Announcements
  • 7:45 - 8:45 Presentation

Location & Parking


100 W Walnut St

Pasadena, CA 91124



  1. You can enter the Parsons open lot from the far west entrance on Walnut Street.  Take a ticket when you come in. 
  2. Park anywhere on the WEST side of the building in the open parking lot.
  3. When you go through the WEST entrance, there will be a security desk on your right side.

Sign in with this information: Parsons Manager: Kevin Fichtner; Building: A2, Ext: 3172

  1. You will be assigned a temporary badge.  Armstrong conference room is on the first floor on the east side of the lobby.  

Café is Parson’s – right side of lobby as you enter on first floor east side – Coffee, Soda, Snacks available for sale.  

Kevin Fichtner number 626.319.5662 or desk, 626.440.3172

Questions/Suggestions/Volunteer Inquiries

Contact the Pasadena Team at pasadena@pmi-la.org



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Postponement / Cancellation

Please refer to the Cancellation Policy section of the FAQ page

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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Type of activity: Programs

Date: November 21st, 2019

Hour: 7:30AM to 8:45AM

PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members: Free

Students: Free


Parson's Tower - Armstrong Conference Room

100 West Walnut St

Pasadena, CA, 91124

[Click here for Map and Directions]