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Tuesday, October 1
 

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Projects are the vehicles of change. Projects are funded and provided resources not so they can simply be delivered on time, within budget and according to scope, but because they help drive the necessary changes, both individually and organizationally, that create value. Unfortunately, many practitioners today still espouse the traditional inefficient approach of treating the organizational change management/people related side separately from the technical/project related side. This is a recipe for failure and frustration. Orchestrating Total Project Success details a better way by illustrating how to plan for and mitigate both the project related and people related challenges within each phase of the project life cycle. PMI® recognizes that change is delivered through projects and programs, and because of that, organizational change management, along with deft stakeholder management, is something that should be integrated throughout the project life cycle. From project initiation all the way through to supporting, sustaining and enhancing the value of project-driven change, this seminar will focus on all the tools, structure, techniques, and insights necessary to facilitate workforce readiness, user adoption, beneficial organizational change, and overall project success. Your conductor for this event will be Thomas Luke Jarocki, one of the world?s leading experts on integrating project and change management.

Learning Objectives:
Understand what it takes to successfully plan an initiative all the way from project initiation through deployment, change adoption, and value creation; Develop the skills necessary to advise, execute, and lay the necessary foundation for overall project success, regardless of what phase the project may currently be in or what the limitations of your formal job description may be; Become competent in the use of essential tools and techniques from both the project management and change management disciplines that are necessary to orchestrate and achieve total project success; Understand what the unique needs and challenges are for each stakeholder group, how these needs vary from phase to phase, and what tools and techniques are most appropriate for any given time or challenge; Developing the skills necessary to execute in well-defined project phases that focuses resources, improves project quality, aligns stakeholders, maintains executive support, and eliminates costly rework.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Luke Jarocki

Thomas Luke Jarocki

Managing Director of Consulting & Training, Emergence One International, Ltd.
Thomas Luke Jarocki, managing director of consulting and training for Emergence One International, is an internationally recognized expert, author, and thought-leader when it comes to integrating project management expertise with organizational change management proficiency. A frequent... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Program Management Master Class [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Program management is now universally recognized as the best way to implement strategic initiatives and as a vehicle for organizational change. This seminar is designed for to help deliver value to stakeholders and will clearly link program and component projects to business' strategic objectives to show how to measure success and create value. The seminar covers the whole program life-cycle from formulation to transition. It reviews six key program performance domains: strategic alignment, stakeholder and benefits management, governance and decision management as well as organizational change. Through a series of group exercises based on a real life case studies, participants will learn techniques to realize strategic and business objectives by formulating and organizing a program, and developing a sound business case and manage the program. Pre-Work: 1.5 hours. Attendees are required to review materials and submit a summary.

Learning Objectives:
Define alignment with organizational objectives and strategic goals; Demonstrate capability to oversee multiple interrelated projects; Prepare project definition and initiation, project management assignment; Analyze use of program resources to ensure benefits delivery; Plan for change and make decisions to realize strategic and business objectives; Actively manage business value and stakeholders' benefits; Assess why, when and how to use program management; Organize the development of a program framework and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Managing Partner, Valense Ltd.
Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Project Management Leadership Laboratory: Think, Act, Reflect [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

An effective project leader must be able to think systematically and act in multiple time frames. This intensive workshop goes beyond traditional project tools and techniques, to develop leadership skills and behaviors that ordinarily take months, even years to acquire. A NASA developed simulation exercise takes you through the experience of planning and executing a complex IT project and provides exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. The simulation places you in another time and space where you become the agent of your own learning. The workshop is a real learning laboratory – you learn from the highly experience instructors, the simulation, and above all from your teammates and other participants. You are guided through a structure approach to planning and execution of a complex project, providing exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. You must balance cost, schedule, quality issues while interfacing with stakeholders and managing crisis events. The focus is on integrating critical management tasks, such as planning, implementing with the key leadership behaviors for building working relationships and teams. You confront and must resolve an array of problems associated with tasks, vendors contractors, quality requirements, schedule commitments, customer interactions, a staff of varying personalities, skills and experience, and other typical project elements – just like real life. A combination of rapid team learning techniques is used, including lectures, a computer simulation, video, process consultation, assessment instruments, group discussions and action/reflection exercises.

Learning Objectives:
Deliver on strategic objectives through the application of project management useful practices; Prepare and execute team development activities that contribute to creating high performing teams; Demonstrate capability to manage multiple interrelated tasks, resources and project issues; Prepare defensible plans, plan for changes and use adaptive leadership techniques to sustain project integrity during execution; Analyze and effectively apply the use of resources to ensure benefits delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Katagiri, PMP

Mike Katagiri, PMP

Center For Project Excellence
During Mike's 26 years of initiating, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing technical projects, he has directed large strategic public and private projects including Seattle's multi-million-dollar Community Center Levy Program. He has also managed strategic innovation projects... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Suda

Lawrence Suda

Partner, Management Worlds / PalatineGroup, Inc.
Lawrence Suda is Partner and an Officer at Management Worlds, Inc. with over 30 years project and program management consulting and training experience to numerous government and private sector companies. The Palatine Group/Management Worlds specializes in creating computer-based... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Evolving PMO: Governance, Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, and Performance Measurement [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Turn your PMO from lackluster to brilliant and performing at the highest levels. A decade ago, Kent Crawford created the term "Project Office" in his first book, "The Strategic Project Office." Since then, the project office has changed and evolved in dramatic ways as thousands of organizations have implemented this cultural remake to create "projectized" organizations. Today's successful PMOs are being replicated across other organizational business units and many are rapidly evolving into Enterprise PMOs. Through decades of working with corporate leadership, the seminar leader will interweave the latest concepts of governance, portfolio management, resource optimization, and organizational performance measurement to help the participant understand how to evolve the project office into a highly valued demand management office. This course is especially useful for those preparing to implement a PMO or expanding their existing Project Office to incorporate organizational demand planning and management.

Learning Objectives:
Define best practices PMOs, Enterprise PMOs, and their requirements to manage demand; Describe Governance: Building the organizational model, culture, and structure of your PMO; Apply Portfolio Management and the seven steps to strategy execution; Demonstrate Resource Optimization: Understanding program and project utilization while integrating operations, support, and maintenance.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Founder, CEO, PM Solutions
Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. He is also founder and CEO of the firm?s training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course! [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

To compete in the future, project managers will need to be able to ?connect the dots? between projects, project management practices, and their company's business practices. In short, they must develop their project business-savvy in addition to their technical savvy. In this informative, content-intensive seminar, participants will gain a considerable head start on the path to enhancing their project-related business-savvy. Participants will "roll up their sleeves," through in a comprehensive case study (including practice on their own laptops!) that is woven throughout the program. Hands-on competency-building, business-centric case study activities include: Project portfolio evaluation and ranking; Project business case preparation; Project financial analysis [ROI calculations]; ROI-based sensitivity analysis [business risk analysis]; ROI-based scope change analysis.

Learning Objectives:
Organizational Planning Techniques; Strategic Planning Techniques; Tactical Planning Techniques; Operations Planning Techniques; Organizational Cost Management; Capital Expenditures vs. Project Expense; Relationship Between Sunk Costs and Project Termination; Process Management and Modeling Methods; Common "Value" Terminology/Approaches; Calculating Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); The Legal Environment of Projects; Purchasing Law/Uniform Commercial Code; Business Communications,Cross-Cultural Conduct and Ethics; System Analysis/System Reliability Concepts; Kaizen, Poke-A-Yoke, QA vs. QC; Voice of the Customer Methodology; The "Marketing Mix" and Microeconomics; Decision Sciences; Financial Accounting vs. Managerial Accounting

Speakers
avatar for Gary Heerkens, PMP

Gary Heerkens, PMP

President, Management Solutions Group Inc.
Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, MPM, CPC, CIPM, MMC, CBM, CIPA, PEng, MBA, IAPPM Fellow, AAPM Fellow, is president of Management Solutions Group, which provides innovative project management educational programs and enterprise-wide project management services. Prior to founding Management... Read More →
avatar for Frank Saladis

Frank Saladis

President, Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications and... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Tools and Techniques to Successfully Launch and Manage Your Projects [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

By attending this 4-day course and workshop, participants will build confidence and the skills needed to identify problems and objectives, visually model requirements, manage requirements, prepare for elicitation sessions, conduct interviews, deal with difficult stakeholders, and apply models during the elicitation process using a combination of lectures, group activities and individual activities designed to provide an opportunity to learn, explore and test in a "safe" environment. The integrated workshop allows for additional practice on the concepts where students can apply them to their own project challenges. Requirements Core Concepts Day 1: This day is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to hone their team's skills and knowledge around gathering requirements. This course also helps experienced business analysis teams level-set across an organization on requirements terminology and concepts. This course emphasizes the importance in understanding business objectives to manage scope. This course will teach the students to recognize different types of requirements and get an introduction to techniques for elicitation, scope management, models and requirements review. Requirements Visualization Day 2: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers an incredibly powerful addition to their skill set through requirements visualization. As an extension of the first day, it dives deeper into requirements models and when to use them. Understanding how to select models provides you with the ability to communicate with any audience – customers, developers, product managers, and senior management. Elicitation & Facilitation Day 3: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers a set of elicitation and facilitation skills fundamental to their roles. The course teaches you where to start with requirements elicitation on a project, including how to build an elicitation plan and individual agendas for elicitation sessions. The course builds confidence and the skills you need to prepare for sessions, to conduct interviews, to apply models during the elicitation process, and to take effective notes. Workshop Day 4: This day encourages the students to practice the concepts from the previous three days of the class by applying them to their own personal projects. The instructor will facilitate the students working in groups and alone on business objectives models, business data diagrams (or ERDs), ecosystem maps, report tables and display-action-response models, process flows, a requirements mapping matrix/traceability matrix, and any other models that the students select. The class will be able to use more relevant examples than previously practiced so that they can take the work products back to their jobs after training.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of Requirements Core Concepts (Day 1), students should: Understand the value of requirements (models); Understand various elicitation techniques; Create clear requirements using the attributes of a good requirement and requirements set; Analyze requirements for gaps using requirements models; Apply techniques for managing requirements; Understand how to measure the quality of requirements. By the end of Requirements Visualization (Day 2), students should: Create requirements models to organize complex information rather than using only thousands of "system shall" statements; Understand 15 different types of Requirements Modeling Language (RML®) models, including Process Flows, Ecosystem Maps, Report Tables, Business Data Diagrams, and Feature Trees; Analyze and select the right model for the appropriate audience and situation; Understand how the proper use of models allows you to ensure the completeness of your requirements; Understand different types of models and how they relate to each other; Apply learned concepts to use models together and create a complete understanding of the system; Integrate models with any development methodology-from waterfall to agile. By the end of Elicitation & Facilitation (Day 3), students should: Apply various techniques to elicit requirements; Understand how to plan elicitation on a new project; Identify the right audience for elicitation sessions; Execute a tailored elicitation session for a particular audience; Create and execute facilitated sessions; Understand what tools to use within a facilitated session;Analyze and understand what to do with elicitation results. By the end of the Workshop (Day 4), students should: Feel comfortable with the concepts learned in the previous three days of training; Know how to apply the concepts to their daily work/projects; Have their project-specific example work products started to take back to their project.

Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Senior Product Manager, Seilevel
Geraldine Mongold is a Senior Product Manager and PMP with Seilevel in Austin, Texas. Through her eclectic career she's been a soldier, linguist, software engineer, project manager, business analyst, marketing consultant, middle school teacher, and yoga instructor. As a self-proclaimed... Read More →


Tuesday October 1, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Projects are the vehicles of change. Projects are funded and provided resources not so they can simply be delivered on time, within budget and according to scope, but because they help drive the necessary changes, both individually and organizationally, that create value. Unfortunately, many practitioners today still espouse the traditional inefficient approach of treating the organizational change management/people related side separately from the technical/project related side. This is a recipe for failure and frustration. Orchestrating Total Project Success details a better way by illustrating how to plan for and mitigate both the project related and people related challenges within each phase of the project life cycle. PMI® recognizes that change is delivered through projects and programs, and because of that, organizational change management, along with deft stakeholder management, is something that should be integrated throughout the project life cycle. From project initiation all the way through to supporting, sustaining and enhancing the value of project-driven change, this seminar will focus on all the tools, structure, techniques, and insights necessary to facilitate workforce readiness, user adoption, beneficial organizational change, and overall project success. Your conductor for this event will be Thomas Luke Jarocki, one of the world?s leading experts on integrating project and change management.

Learning Objectives:
Understand what it takes to successfully plan an initiative all the way from project initiation through deployment, change adoption, and value creation; Develop the skills necessary to advise, execute, and lay the necessary foundation for overall project success, regardless of what phase the project may currently be in or what the limitations of your formal job description may be; Become competent in the use of essential tools and techniques from both the project management and change management disciplines that are necessary to orchestrate and achieve total project success; Understand what the unique needs and challenges are for each stakeholder group, how these needs vary from phase to phase, and what tools and techniques are most appropriate for any given time or challenge; Developing the skills necessary to execute in well-defined project phases that focuses resources, improves project quality, aligns stakeholders, maintains executive support, and eliminates costly rework.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Luke Jarocki

Thomas Luke Jarocki

Managing Director of Consulting & Training, Emergence One International, Ltd.
Thomas Luke Jarocki, managing director of consulting and training for Emergence One International, is an internationally recognized expert, author, and thought-leader when it comes to integrating project management expertise with organizational change management proficiency. A frequent... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Program Management Master Class [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Program management is now universally recognized as the best way to implement strategic initiatives and as a vehicle for organizational change. This seminar is designed for to help deliver value to stakeholders and will clearly link program and component projects to business' strategic objectives to show how to measure success and create value. The seminar covers the whole program life-cycle from formulation to transition. It reviews six key program performance domains: strategic alignment, stakeholder and benefits management, governance and decision management as well as organizational change. Through a series of group exercises based on a real life case studies, participants will learn techniques to realize strategic and business objectives by formulating and organizing a program, and developing a sound business case and manage the program. Pre-Work: 1.5 hours. Attendees are required to review materials and submit a summary.

Learning Objectives:
Define alignment with organizational objectives and strategic goals; Demonstrate capability to oversee multiple interrelated projects; Prepare project definition and initiation, project management assignment; Analyze use of program resources to ensure benefits delivery; Plan for change and make decisions to realize strategic and business objectives; Actively manage business value and stakeholders' benefits; Assess why, when and how to use program management; Organize the development of a program framework and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Managing Partner, Valense Ltd.
Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Project Management Leadership Laboratory: Think, Act, Reflect [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

An effective project leader must be able to think systematically and act in multiple time frames. This intensive workshop goes beyond traditional project tools and techniques, to develop leadership skills and behaviors that ordinarily take months, even years to acquire. A NASA developed simulation exercise takes you through the experience of planning and executing a complex IT project and provides exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. The simulation places you in another time and space where you become the agent of your own learning. The workshop is a real learning laboratory – you learn from the highly experience instructors, the simulation, and above all from your teammates and other participants. You are guided through a structure approach to planning and execution of a complex project, providing exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. You must balance cost, schedule, quality issues while interfacing with stakeholders and managing crisis events. The focus is on integrating critical management tasks, such as planning, implementing with the key leadership behaviors for building working relationships and teams. You confront and must resolve an array of problems associated with tasks, vendors contractors, quality requirements, schedule commitments, customer interactions, a staff of varying personalities, skills and experience, and other typical project elements – just like real life. A combination of rapid team learning techniques is used, including lectures, a computer simulation, video, process consultation, assessment instruments, group discussions and action/reflection exercises.

Learning Objectives:
Deliver on strategic objectives through the application of project management useful practices; Prepare and execute team development activities that contribute to creating high performing teams; Demonstrate capability to manage multiple interrelated tasks, resources and project issues; Prepare defensible plans, plan for changes and use adaptive leadership techniques to sustain project integrity during execution; Analyze and effectively apply the use of resources to ensure benefits delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Katagiri, PMP

Mike Katagiri, PMP

Center For Project Excellence
During Mike's 26 years of initiating, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing technical projects, he has directed large strategic public and private projects including Seattle's multi-million-dollar Community Center Levy Program. He has also managed strategic innovation projects... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Suda

Lawrence Suda

Partner, Management Worlds / PalatineGroup, Inc.
Lawrence Suda is Partner and an Officer at Management Worlds, Inc. with over 30 years project and program management consulting and training experience to numerous government and private sector companies. The Palatine Group/Management Worlds specializes in creating computer-based... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Evolving PMO: Governance, Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, and Performance Measurement [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Turn your PMO from lackluster to brilliant and performing at the highest levels. A decade ago, Kent Crawford created the term "Project Office" in his first book, "The Strategic Project Office." Since then, the project office has changed and evolved in dramatic ways as thousands of organizations have implemented this cultural remake to create "projectized" organizations. Today's successful PMOs are being replicated across other organizational business units and many are rapidly evolving into Enterprise PMOs. Through decades of working with corporate leadership, the seminar leader will interweave the latest concepts of governance, portfolio management, resource optimization, and organizational performance measurement to help the participant understand how to evolve the project office into a highly valued demand management office. This course is especially useful for those preparing to implement a PMO or expanding their existing Project Office to incorporate organizational demand planning and management.

Learning Objectives:
Define best practices PMOs, Enterprise PMOs, and their requirements to manage demand; Describe Governance: Building the organizational model, culture, and structure of your PMO; Apply Portfolio Management and the seven steps to strategy execution; Demonstrate Resource Optimization: Understanding program and project utilization while integrating operations, support, and maintenance.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Founder, CEO, PM Solutions
Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. He is also founder and CEO of the firm?s training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course! [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

To compete in the future, project managers will need to be able to ?connect the dots? between projects, project management practices, and their company's business practices. In short, they must develop their project business-savvy in addition to their technical savvy. In this informative, content-intensive seminar, participants will gain a considerable head start on the path to enhancing their project-related business-savvy. Participants will "roll up their sleeves," through in a comprehensive case study (including practice on their own laptops!) that is woven throughout the program. Hands-on competency-building, business-centric case study activities include: Project portfolio evaluation and ranking; Project business case preparation; Project financial analysis [ROI calculations]; ROI-based sensitivity analysis [business risk analysis]; ROI-based scope change analysis.

Learning Objectives:
Organizational Planning Techniques; Strategic Planning Techniques; Tactical Planning Techniques; Operations Planning Techniques; Organizational Cost Management; Capital Expenditures vs. Project Expense; Relationship Between Sunk Costs and Project Termination; Process Management and Modeling Methods; Common "Value" Terminology/Approaches; Calculating Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); The Legal Environment of Projects; Purchasing Law/Uniform Commercial Code; Business Communications,Cross-Cultural Conduct and Ethics; System Analysis/System Reliability Concepts; Kaizen, Poke-A-Yoke, QA vs. QC; Voice of the Customer Methodology; The "Marketing Mix" and Microeconomics; Decision Sciences; Financial Accounting vs. Managerial Accounting

Speakers
avatar for Gary Heerkens, PMP

Gary Heerkens, PMP

President, Management Solutions Group Inc.
Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, MPM, CPC, CIPM, MMC, CBM, CIPA, PEng, MBA, IAPPM Fellow, AAPM Fellow, is president of Management Solutions Group, which provides innovative project management educational programs and enterprise-wide project management services. Prior to founding Management... Read More →
avatar for Frank Saladis

Frank Saladis

President, Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications and... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Tools and Techniques to Successfully Launch and Manage Your Projects [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

By attending this 4-day course and workshop, participants will build confidence and the skills needed to identify problems and objectives, visually model requirements, manage requirements, prepare for elicitation sessions, conduct interviews, deal with difficult stakeholders, and apply models during the elicitation process using a combination of lectures, group activities and individual activities designed to provide an opportunity to learn, explore and test in a "safe" environment. The integrated workshop allows for additional practice on the concepts where students can apply them to their own project challenges. Requirements Core Concepts Day 1: This day is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to hone their team's skills and knowledge around gathering requirements. This course also helps experienced business analysis teams level-set across an organization on requirements terminology and concepts. This course emphasizes the importance in understanding business objectives to manage scope. This course will teach the students to recognize different types of requirements and get an introduction to techniques for elicitation, scope management, models and requirements review. Requirements Visualization Day 2: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers an incredibly powerful addition to their skill set through requirements visualization. As an extension of the first day, it dives deeper into requirements models and when to use them. Understanding how to select models provides you with the ability to communicate with any audience – customers, developers, product managers, and senior management. Elicitation & Facilitation Day 3: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers a set of elicitation and facilitation skills fundamental to their roles. The course teaches you where to start with requirements elicitation on a project, including how to build an elicitation plan and individual agendas for elicitation sessions. The course builds confidence and the skills you need to prepare for sessions, to conduct interviews, to apply models during the elicitation process, and to take effective notes. Workshop Day 4: This day encourages the students to practice the concepts from the previous three days of the class by applying them to their own personal projects. The instructor will facilitate the students working in groups and alone on business objectives models, business data diagrams (or ERDs), ecosystem maps, report tables and display-action-response models, process flows, a requirements mapping matrix/traceability matrix, and any other models that the students select. The class will be able to use more relevant examples than previously practiced so that they can take the work products back to their jobs after training.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of Requirements Core Concepts (Day 1), students should: Understand the value of requirements (models); Understand various elicitation techniques; Create clear requirements using the attributes of a good requirement and requirements set; Analyze requirements for gaps using requirements models; Apply techniques for managing requirements; Understand how to measure the quality of requirements. By the end of Requirements Visualization (Day 2), students should: Create requirements models to organize complex information rather than using only thousands of "system shall" statements; Understand 15 different types of Requirements Modeling Language (RML®) models, including Process Flows, Ecosystem Maps, Report Tables, Business Data Diagrams, and Feature Trees; Analyze and select the right model for the appropriate audience and situation; Understand how the proper use of models allows you to ensure the completeness of your requirements; Understand different types of models and how they relate to each other; Apply learned concepts to use models together and create a complete understanding of the system; Integrate models with any development methodology-from waterfall to agile. By the end of Elicitation & Facilitation (Day 3), students should: Apply various techniques to elicit requirements; Understand how to plan elicitation on a new project; Identify the right audience for elicitation sessions; Execute a tailored elicitation session for a particular audience; Create and execute facilitated sessions; Understand what tools to use within a facilitated session;Analyze and understand what to do with elicitation results. By the end of the Workshop (Day 4), students should: Feel comfortable with the concepts learned in the previous three days of training; Know how to apply the concepts to their daily work/projects; Have their project-specific example work products started to take back to their project.

Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Senior Product Manager, Seilevel
Geraldine Mongold is a Senior Product Manager and PMP with Seilevel in Austin, Texas. Through her eclectic career she's been a soldier, linguist, software engineer, project manager, business analyst, marketing consultant, middle school teacher, and yoga instructor. As a self-proclaimed... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE
 
Thursday, October 3
 

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Projects are the vehicles of change. Projects are funded and provided resources not so they can simply be delivered on time, within budget and according to scope, but because they help drive the necessary changes, both individually and organizationally, that create value. Unfortunately, many practitioners today still espouse the traditional inefficient approach of treating the organizational change management/people related side separately from the technical/project related side. This is a recipe for failure and frustration. Orchestrating Total Project Success details a better way by illustrating how to plan for and mitigate both the project related and people related challenges within each phase of the project life cycle. PMI® recognizes that change is delivered through projects and programs, and because of that, organizational change management, along with deft stakeholder management, is something that should be integrated throughout the project life cycle. From project initiation all the way through to supporting, sustaining and enhancing the value of project-driven change, this seminar will focus on all the tools, structure, techniques, and insights necessary to facilitate workforce readiness, user adoption, beneficial organizational change, and overall project success. Your conductor for this event will be Thomas Luke Jarocki, one of the world?s leading experts on integrating project and change management.

Learning Objectives:
Understand what it takes to successfully plan an initiative all the way from project initiation through deployment, change adoption, and value creation; Develop the skills necessary to advise, execute, and lay the necessary foundation for overall project success, regardless of what phase the project may currently be in or what the limitations of your formal job description may be; Become competent in the use of essential tools and techniques from both the project management and change management disciplines that are necessary to orchestrate and achieve total project success; Understand what the unique needs and challenges are for each stakeholder group, how these needs vary from phase to phase, and what tools and techniques are most appropriate for any given time or challenge; Developing the skills necessary to execute in well-defined project phases that focuses resources, improves project quality, aligns stakeholders, maintains executive support, and eliminates costly rework.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Luke Jarocki

Thomas Luke Jarocki

Managing Director of Consulting & Training, Emergence One International, Ltd.
Thomas Luke Jarocki, managing director of consulting and training for Emergence One International, is an internationally recognized expert, author, and thought-leader when it comes to integrating project management expertise with organizational change management proficiency. A frequent... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Program Management Master Class [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Program management is now universally recognized as the best way to implement strategic initiatives and as a vehicle for organizational change. This seminar is designed for to help deliver value to stakeholders and will clearly link program and component projects to business' strategic objectives to show how to measure success and create value. The seminar covers the whole program life-cycle from formulation to transition. It reviews six key program performance domains: strategic alignment, stakeholder and benefits management, governance and decision management as well as organizational change. Through a series of group exercises based on a real life case studies, participants will learn techniques to realize strategic and business objectives by formulating and organizing a program, and developing a sound business case and manage the program. Pre-Work: 1.5 hours. Attendees are required to review materials and submit a summary.

Learning Objectives:
Define alignment with organizational objectives and strategic goals; Demonstrate capability to oversee multiple interrelated projects; Prepare project definition and initiation, project management assignment; Analyze use of program resources to ensure benefits delivery; Plan for change and make decisions to realize strategic and business objectives; Actively manage business value and stakeholders' benefits; Assess why, when and how to use program management; Organize the development of a program framework and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Managing Partner, Valense Ltd.
Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Project Management Leadership Laboratory: Think, Act, Reflect [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

An effective project leader must be able to think systematically and act in multiple time frames. This intensive workshop goes beyond traditional project tools and techniques, to develop leadership skills and behaviors that ordinarily take months, even years to acquire. A NASA developed simulation exercise takes you through the experience of planning and executing a complex IT project and provides exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. The simulation places you in another time and space where you become the agent of your own learning. The workshop is a real learning laboratory – you learn from the highly experience instructors, the simulation, and above all from your teammates and other participants. You are guided through a structure approach to planning and execution of a complex project, providing exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. You must balance cost, schedule, quality issues while interfacing with stakeholders and managing crisis events. The focus is on integrating critical management tasks, such as planning, implementing with the key leadership behaviors for building working relationships and teams. You confront and must resolve an array of problems associated with tasks, vendors contractors, quality requirements, schedule commitments, customer interactions, a staff of varying personalities, skills and experience, and other typical project elements – just like real life. A combination of rapid team learning techniques is used, including lectures, a computer simulation, video, process consultation, assessment instruments, group discussions and action/reflection exercises.

Learning Objectives:
Deliver on strategic objectives through the application of project management useful practices; Prepare and execute team development activities that contribute to creating high performing teams; Demonstrate capability to manage multiple interrelated tasks, resources and project issues; Prepare defensible plans, plan for changes and use adaptive leadership techniques to sustain project integrity during execution; Analyze and effectively apply the use of resources to ensure benefits delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Katagiri, PMP

Mike Katagiri, PMP

Center For Project Excellence
During Mike's 26 years of initiating, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing technical projects, he has directed large strategic public and private projects including Seattle's multi-million-dollar Community Center Levy Program. He has also managed strategic innovation projects... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Suda

Lawrence Suda

Partner, Management Worlds / PalatineGroup, Inc.
Lawrence Suda is Partner and an Officer at Management Worlds, Inc. with over 30 years project and program management consulting and training experience to numerous government and private sector companies. The Palatine Group/Management Worlds specializes in creating computer-based... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Evolving PMO: Governance, Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, and Performance Measurement [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Turn your PMO from lackluster to brilliant and performing at the highest levels. A decade ago, Kent Crawford created the term "Project Office" in his first book, "The Strategic Project Office." Since then, the project office has changed and evolved in dramatic ways as thousands of organizations have implemented this cultural remake to create "projectized" organizations. Today's successful PMOs are being replicated across other organizational business units and many are rapidly evolving into Enterprise PMOs. Through decades of working with corporate leadership, the seminar leader will interweave the latest concepts of governance, portfolio management, resource optimization, and organizational performance measurement to help the participant understand how to evolve the project office into a highly valued demand management office. This course is especially useful for those preparing to implement a PMO or expanding their existing Project Office to incorporate organizational demand planning and management.

Learning Objectives:
Define best practices PMOs, Enterprise PMOs, and their requirements to manage demand; Describe Governance: Building the organizational model, culture, and structure of your PMO; Apply Portfolio Management and the seven steps to strategy execution; Demonstrate Resource Optimization: Understanding program and project utilization while integrating operations, support, and maintenance.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Founder, CEO, PM Solutions
Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. He is also founder and CEO of the firm?s training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course! [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

To compete in the future, project managers will need to be able to ?connect the dots? between projects, project management practices, and their company's business practices. In short, they must develop their project business-savvy in addition to their technical savvy. In this informative, content-intensive seminar, participants will gain a considerable head start on the path to enhancing their project-related business-savvy. Participants will "roll up their sleeves," through in a comprehensive case study (including practice on their own laptops!) that is woven throughout the program. Hands-on competency-building, business-centric case study activities include: Project portfolio evaluation and ranking; Project business case preparation; Project financial analysis [ROI calculations]; ROI-based sensitivity analysis [business risk analysis]; ROI-based scope change analysis.

Learning Objectives:
Organizational Planning Techniques; Strategic Planning Techniques; Tactical Planning Techniques; Operations Planning Techniques; Organizational Cost Management; Capital Expenditures vs. Project Expense; Relationship Between Sunk Costs and Project Termination; Process Management and Modeling Methods; Common "Value" Terminology/Approaches; Calculating Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); The Legal Environment of Projects; Purchasing Law/Uniform Commercial Code; Business Communications,Cross-Cultural Conduct and Ethics; System Analysis/System Reliability Concepts; Kaizen, Poke-A-Yoke, QA vs. QC; Voice of the Customer Methodology; The "Marketing Mix" and Microeconomics; Decision Sciences; Financial Accounting vs. Managerial Accounting

Speakers
avatar for Gary Heerkens, PMP

Gary Heerkens, PMP

President, Management Solutions Group Inc.
Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, MPM, CPC, CIPM, MMC, CBM, CIPA, PEng, MBA, IAPPM Fellow, AAPM Fellow, is president of Management Solutions Group, which provides innovative project management educational programs and enterprise-wide project management services. Prior to founding Management... Read More →
avatar for Frank Saladis

Frank Saladis

President, Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications and... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Tools and Techniques to Successfully Launch and Manage Your Projects [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

By attending this 4-day course and workshop, participants will build confidence and the skills needed to identify problems and objectives, visually model requirements, manage requirements, prepare for elicitation sessions, conduct interviews, deal with difficult stakeholders, and apply models during the elicitation process using a combination of lectures, group activities and individual activities designed to provide an opportunity to learn, explore and test in a "safe" environment. The integrated workshop allows for additional practice on the concepts where students can apply them to their own project challenges. Requirements Core Concepts Day 1: This day is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to hone their team's skills and knowledge around gathering requirements. This course also helps experienced business analysis teams level-set across an organization on requirements terminology and concepts. This course emphasizes the importance in understanding business objectives to manage scope. This course will teach the students to recognize different types of requirements and get an introduction to techniques for elicitation, scope management, models and requirements review. Requirements Visualization Day 2: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers an incredibly powerful addition to their skill set through requirements visualization. As an extension of the first day, it dives deeper into requirements models and when to use them. Understanding how to select models provides you with the ability to communicate with any audience – customers, developers, product managers, and senior management. Elicitation & Facilitation Day 3: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers a set of elicitation and facilitation skills fundamental to their roles. The course teaches you where to start with requirements elicitation on a project, including how to build an elicitation plan and individual agendas for elicitation sessions. The course builds confidence and the skills you need to prepare for sessions, to conduct interviews, to apply models during the elicitation process, and to take effective notes. Workshop Day 4: This day encourages the students to practice the concepts from the previous three days of the class by applying them to their own personal projects. The instructor will facilitate the students working in groups and alone on business objectives models, business data diagrams (or ERDs), ecosystem maps, report tables and display-action-response models, process flows, a requirements mapping matrix/traceability matrix, and any other models that the students select. The class will be able to use more relevant examples than previously practiced so that they can take the work products back to their jobs after training.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of Requirements Core Concepts (Day 1), students should: Understand the value of requirements (models); Understand various elicitation techniques; Create clear requirements using the attributes of a good requirement and requirements set; Analyze requirements for gaps using requirements models; Apply techniques for managing requirements; Understand how to measure the quality of requirements. By the end of Requirements Visualization (Day 2), students should: Create requirements models to organize complex information rather than using only thousands of "system shall" statements; Understand 15 different types of Requirements Modeling Language (RML®) models, including Process Flows, Ecosystem Maps, Report Tables, Business Data Diagrams, and Feature Trees; Analyze and select the right model for the appropriate audience and situation; Understand how the proper use of models allows you to ensure the completeness of your requirements; Understand different types of models and how they relate to each other; Apply learned concepts to use models together and create a complete understanding of the system; Integrate models with any development methodology-from waterfall to agile. By the end of Elicitation & Facilitation (Day 3), students should: Apply various techniques to elicit requirements; Understand how to plan elicitation on a new project; Identify the right audience for elicitation sessions; Execute a tailored elicitation session for a particular audience; Create and execute facilitated sessions; Understand what tools to use within a facilitated session;Analyze and understand what to do with elicitation results. By the end of the Workshop (Day 4), students should: Feel comfortable with the concepts learned in the previous three days of training; Know how to apply the concepts to their daily work/projects; Have their project-specific example work products started to take back to their project.

Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Senior Product Manager, Seilevel
Geraldine Mongold is a Senior Product Manager and PMP with Seilevel in Austin, Texas. Through her eclectic career she's been a soldier, linguist, software engineer, project manager, business analyst, marketing consultant, middle school teacher, and yoga instructor. As a self-proclaimed... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE
 
Friday, October 4
 

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Managing the Human Side of Projects - Facilitating Stakeholder Satisfaction, Change Adoption and Organizational Value [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

One of the most unpredictable elements of project success and value realization is people; the "human factors" that can influence the timeline, scope, budget, teamwork, stakeholder satisfaction, and the adoption and utilization of project outputs (which are the necessary prerequisites for value creation). But while traditional project management processes help to increase the chance of project success, they are often times insufficient when developing plans to address the various stakeholder management expectations and change adoption needs required to facilitate value creation. Today's well-rounded, forward-thinking project managers understand that good project management relies not just on managing requirements, but also on managing change and ever-revolving stakeholder needs. They do not "outsource" the human side of projects to psychologists or implementers of outdated change management models. Rather, they incorporate principles of leadership, team building, organizational behavior, and people change management into project management practices and standards. In this content-rich workshop, popular PMI instructor and leading project management/change management integration expert Thomas Luke Jarocki will delve into the essential Knowledge Areas within the PMBOK® Guide, but with an important twist. He will demonstrate how each of these Knowledge Areas can be augmented to include a greater emphasis on anticipating and mitigating the human, political, and organizational change factors that can make or break project success. As PMI's 2013 Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide states: "From stakeholder management to communications to human resources management, elements of [organizational/behavioral] change management appear throughout PMI's foundational standards but are not specifically identified as the phrase 'change management.'" Come register and partake in this fun, provocative workshop that provides the skills and competencies necessary to better manage the human side of projects.

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the skills necessary to address the myriad of issues affecting stakeholder satisfaction, change adoption, and organizational value; Develop a clear understanding of why the project management and organizational change management disciplines are not mutually exclusive and how best to leverage the joint opportunities that exist between these two valuable perspectives; Gain a deeper understanding of how organizational change management and other human factor concepts and principles are embedded throughout the PMBOK® Guide; Learn to apply the Three Tier Method for Stakeholder Identification and Organizational Adoption, and why this approach can greatly simplify change management and stakeholder management activities; Learn the foundational principles that will help project managers develop a comprehensive project plan that address many of the stakeholder and organizational change management elements which influence project planning and execution, stakeholder satisfaction, change adoption, and value realization.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Luke Jarocki

Thomas Luke Jarocki

Managing Director of Consulting & Training, Emergence One International, Ltd.
Thomas Luke Jarocki, managing director of consulting and training for Emergence One International, is an internationally recognized expert, author, and thought-leader when it comes to integrating project management expertise with organizational change management proficiency. A frequent... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Program Management Master Class [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Program management is now universally recognized as the best way to implement strategic initiatives and as a vehicle for organizational change. This seminar is designed for to help deliver value to stakeholders and will clearly link program and component projects to business' strategic objectives to show how to measure success and create value. The seminar covers the whole program life-cycle from formulation to transition. It reviews six key program performance domains: strategic alignment, stakeholder and benefits management, governance and decision management as well as organizational change. Through a series of group exercises based on a real life case studies, participants will learn techniques to realize strategic and business objectives by formulating and organizing a program, and developing a sound business case and manage the program. Pre-Work: 1.5 hours. Attendees are required to review materials and submit a summary.

Learning Objectives:
Define alignment with organizational objectives and strategic goals; Demonstrate capability to oversee multiple interrelated projects; Prepare project definition and initiation, project management assignment; Analyze use of program resources to ensure benefits delivery; Plan for change and make decisions to realize strategic and business objectives; Actively manage business value and stakeholders' benefits; Assess why, when and how to use program management; Organize the development of a program framework and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Managing Partner, Valense Ltd.
Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Project Management Leadership Laboratory: Think, Act, Reflect [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

An effective project leader must be able to think systematically and act in multiple time frames. This intensive workshop goes beyond traditional project tools and techniques, to develop leadership skills and behaviors that ordinarily take months, even years to acquire. A NASA developed simulation exercise takes you through the experience of planning and executing a complex IT project and provides exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. The simulation places you in another time and space where you become the agent of your own learning. The workshop is a real learning laboratory – you learn from the highly experience instructors, the simulation, and above all from your teammates and other participants. You are guided through a structure approach to planning and execution of a complex project, providing exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. You must balance cost, schedule, quality issues while interfacing with stakeholders and managing crisis events. The focus is on integrating critical management tasks, such as planning, implementing with the key leadership behaviors for building working relationships and teams. You confront and must resolve an array of problems associated with tasks, vendors contractors, quality requirements, schedule commitments, customer interactions, a staff of varying personalities, skills and experience, and other typical project elements – just like real life. A combination of rapid team learning techniques is used, including lectures, a computer simulation, video, process consultation, assessment instruments, group discussions and action/reflection exercises.

Learning Objectives:
Deliver on strategic objectives through the application of project management useful practices; Prepare and execute team development activities that contribute to creating high performing teams; Demonstrate capability to manage multiple interrelated tasks, resources and project issues; Prepare defensible plans, plan for changes and use adaptive leadership techniques to sustain project integrity during execution; Analyze and effectively apply the use of resources to ensure benefits delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Katagiri, PMP

Mike Katagiri, PMP

Center For Project Excellence
During Mike's 26 years of initiating, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing technical projects, he has directed large strategic public and private projects including Seattle's multi-million-dollar Community Center Levy Program. He has also managed strategic innovation projects... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Suda

Lawrence Suda

Partner, Management Worlds / PalatineGroup, Inc.
Lawrence Suda is Partner and an Officer at Management Worlds, Inc. with over 30 years project and program management consulting and training experience to numerous government and private sector companies. The Palatine Group/Management Worlds specializes in creating computer-based... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Evolving PMO: Governance, Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, and Performance Measurement [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Turn your PMO from lackluster to brilliant and performing at the highest levels. A decade ago, Kent Crawford created the term "Project Office" in his first book, "The Strategic Project Office." Since then, the project office has changed and evolved in dramatic ways as thousands of organizations have implemented this cultural remake to create "projectized" organizations. Today's successful PMOs are being replicated across other organizational business units and many are rapidly evolving into Enterprise PMOs. Through decades of working with corporate leadership, the seminar leader will interweave the latest concepts of governance, portfolio management, resource optimization, and organizational performance measurement to help the participant understand how to evolve the project office into a highly valued demand management office. This course is especially useful for those preparing to implement a PMO or expanding their existing Project Office to incorporate organizational demand planning and management.

Learning Objectives:
Define best practices PMOs, Enterprise PMOs, and their requirements to manage demand; Describe Governance: Building the organizational model, culture, and structure of your PMO; Apply Portfolio Management and the seven steps to strategy execution; Demonstrate Resource Optimization: Understanding program and project utilization while integrating operations, support, and maintenance.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI-Fellow

Founder, CEO, PM Solutions
Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. He is also founder and CEO of the firm?s training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course! [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

To compete in the future, project managers will need to be able to ?connect the dots? between projects, project management practices, and their company's business practices. In short, they must develop their project business-savvy in addition to their technical savvy. In this informative, content-intensive seminar, participants will gain a considerable head start on the path to enhancing their project-related business-savvy. Participants will "roll up their sleeves," through in a comprehensive case study (including practice on their own laptops!) that is woven throughout the program. Hands-on competency-building, business-centric case study activities include: Project portfolio evaluation and ranking; Project business case preparation; Project financial analysis [ROI calculations]; ROI-based sensitivity analysis [business risk analysis]; ROI-based scope change analysis.

Learning Objectives:
Organizational Planning Techniques; Strategic Planning Techniques; Tactical Planning Techniques; Operations Planning Techniques; Organizational Cost Management; Capital Expenditures vs. Project Expense; Relationship Between Sunk Costs and Project Termination; Process Management and Modeling Methods; Common "Value" Terminology/Approaches; Calculating Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); The Legal Environment of Projects; Purchasing Law/Uniform Commercial Code; Business Communications,Cross-Cultural Conduct and Ethics; System Analysis/System Reliability Concepts; Kaizen, Poke-A-Yoke, QA vs. QC; Voice of the Customer Methodology; The "Marketing Mix" and Microeconomics; Decision Sciences; Financial Accounting vs. Managerial Accounting

Speakers
avatar for Gary Heerkens, PMP

Gary Heerkens, PMP

President, Management Solutions Group Inc.
Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, MPM, CPC, CIPM, MMC, CBM, CIPA, PEng, MBA, IAPPM Fellow, AAPM Fellow, is president of Management Solutions Group, which provides innovative project management educational programs and enterprise-wide project management services. Prior to founding Management... Read More →
avatar for Frank Saladis

Frank Saladis

President, Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications and... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE

8:00am EDT

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Tools and Techniques to Successfully Launch and Manage Your Projects [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

By attending this 4-day course and workshop, participants will build confidence and the skills needed to identify problems and objectives, visually model requirements, manage requirements, prepare for elicitation sessions, conduct interviews, deal with difficult stakeholders, and apply models during the elicitation process using a combination of lectures, group activities and individual activities designed to provide an opportunity to learn, explore and test in a "safe" environment. The integrated workshop allows for additional practice on the concepts where students can apply them to their own project challenges. Requirements Core Concepts Day 1: This day is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to hone their team's skills and knowledge around gathering requirements. This course also helps experienced business analysis teams level-set across an organization on requirements terminology and concepts. This course emphasizes the importance in understanding business objectives to manage scope. This course will teach the students to recognize different types of requirements and get an introduction to techniques for elicitation, scope management, models and requirements review. Requirements Visualization Day 2: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers an incredibly powerful addition to their skill set through requirements visualization. As an extension of the first day, it dives deeper into requirements models and when to use them. Understanding how to select models provides you with the ability to communicate with any audience – customers, developers, product managers, and senior management. Elicitation & Facilitation Day 3: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers a set of elicitation and facilitation skills fundamental to their roles. The course teaches you where to start with requirements elicitation on a project, including how to build an elicitation plan and individual agendas for elicitation sessions. The course builds confidence and the skills you need to prepare for sessions, to conduct interviews, to apply models during the elicitation process, and to take effective notes. Workshop Day 4: This day encourages the students to practice the concepts from the previous three days of the class by applying them to their own personal projects. The instructor will facilitate the students working in groups and alone on business objectives models, business data diagrams (or ERDs), ecosystem maps, report tables and display-action-response models, process flows, a requirements mapping matrix/traceability matrix, and any other models that the students select. The class will be able to use more relevant examples than previously practiced so that they can take the work products back to their jobs after training.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of Requirements Core Concepts (Day 1), students should: Understand the value of requirements (models); Understand various elicitation techniques; Create clear requirements using the attributes of a good requirement and requirements set; Analyze requirements for gaps using requirements models; Apply techniques for managing requirements; Understand how to measure the quality of requirements. By the end of Requirements Visualization (Day 2), students should: Create requirements models to organize complex information rather than using only thousands of "system shall" statements; Understand 15 different types of Requirements Modeling Language (RML®) models, including Process Flows, Ecosystem Maps, Report Tables, Business Data Diagrams, and Feature Trees; Analyze and select the right model for the appropriate audience and situation; Understand how the proper use of models allows you to ensure the completeness of your requirements; Understand different types of models and how they relate to each other; Apply learned concepts to use models together and create a complete understanding of the system; Integrate models with any development methodology-from waterfall to agile. By the end of Elicitation & Facilitation (Day 3), students should: Apply various techniques to elicit requirements; Understand how to plan elicitation on a new project; Identify the right audience for elicitation sessions; Execute a tailored elicitation session for a particular audience; Create and execute facilitated sessions; Understand what tools to use within a facilitated session;Analyze and understand what to do with elicitation results. By the end of the Workshop (Day 4), students should: Feel comfortable with the concepts learned in the previous three days of training; Know how to apply the concepts to their daily work/projects; Have their project-specific example work products started to take back to their project.

Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Geraldine Mongold, PMP

Senior Product Manager, Seilevel
Geraldine Mongold is a Senior Product Manager and PMP with Seilevel in Austin, Texas. Through her eclectic career she's been a soldier, linguist, software engineer, project manager, business analyst, marketing consultant, middle school teacher, and yoga instructor. As a self-proclaimed... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (PRE-CONFERENCE EVE
 
Saturday, October 5
 

7:30am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

7:30am EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 7:30am - 6:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

7:30am EDT

PMI Bookstore Open
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 7:30am - 6:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Knowledge Zone
  Other

7:30am EDT

Registration Open & Badge Pick-Up
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 7:30am - 7:30pm EDT
Broad Street Atrium
  Other

8:00am EDT

#301 - First-time Global Conference Attendee Orientation
Description:
Is this your first time attending PMI Global Conference? Bring your business cards to network with fellow first timers and learn how to make the most of your Global Conference experience.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Raffel, CAPM

Melissa Raffel, CAPM

Volunteer Services Specialist, PMI
Melissa Raffel, CAPM, is a volunteer services specialist with PMI. She is responsible for volunteer recognition programs, development of PMI's volunteer policies and procedures, and volunteer satisfaction. Additionally, she works closely with PMI's Volunteer Engagement Liaison Program... Read More →
avatar for Janet Burns, PMP

Janet Burns, PMP

President, PMI Delaware Valley Chapter
Janet Burns, PMP, CSM, is the director of PM Solutions, a project management consulting and training firm dedicated to helping organizations drive performance and operational efficiency. Ms. Burns holds responsibility for the company's day-to-day consulting operations, ensuring quality... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
120ABC

8:00am EDT

#302 - Make the Most of Your Experience with a Relaxed Mind through Meditation
Description:
Attending a conference but can be exhausting! In the midst of learning, networking and maybe some dancing, we may find ourselves in mental and physical overload. In this session, take a few minutes to clear and reboot your mind space. Come have a seat, close your eyes, hit the pause button, take some deep breaths, and reconnect to your mindful state. Being actively aware in each moment will help you to make the most of your experience. Seating is limited and is on a first-come. Attendees will not be permitted to join the session after it has started.

Speakers
avatar for Brantlee Underhill

Brantlee Underhill

Director, Chapters & Volunteers, PMI
Brantlee Underhill is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) accountable for the leadership, development and direction of Project Management Institute's (PMI) chapter community and volunteer programs. As the Director of Chapters and Volunteers, Brantlee aligns PMI's strategy and... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
125

9:00am EDT

#303 - Opening General Session and Keynote Speaker: Adam Grant - How Non-Conformists Move the World
Description:
To survive and thrive, organizations need original thinking. Yet most individuals stay silent instead of voicing their best ideas – and many leaders stifle dissent rather than encouraging it. Drawing on his blockbuster book, Originals, Adam Grant explores how we can all get better at recognizing and championing new ideas, how to overcome fear and doubt and how to build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback.

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Terrace Ballroom, Level 4
  Other

10:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

Morning Coffee Service
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

10:45am EDT

#304-EXH - Learning Zone: Outstanding Project Managers Have Mastered Key Skills – And So Can You!
Description:
Join us in the Learning Zone, located in the Exhibit Hall, for this activity. Space is limited.The best project managers are outstanding leaders. They motivate, bring people together, and accomplish great things. Join us as we take the project management leadership challenge where you will assess your leadership abilities, identify key areas for improvement, and launch your journey to achieve this highly sought-after level of project manager performance. Be sure to scan your badge to receive PDUs. To participate in a more in-depth session on this topic, you may attend "Successful Project Managers Have Mastered Key Skills and So Can You!" (5 October, 3:45 p.m., Session #350).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:(1) describe and apply the components of the Project Management Leadership Model ™;(2) perform an initial assessment of project management leadership strengths, identify any gaps, and begin your journey to leadership success.

Speakers
avatar for Laszlo Retfalvi, PMI-RMP, PMP

Laszlo Retfalvi, PMI-RMP, PMP

General Manager, Retfalvi and Associates
Laszlo Retfalvi founded Retfalvi and Associates in November 2009, which is committed to providing high-caliber project management and risk management consulting and learning solutions to meet today's demanding business needs. His vision then—and now—has not wavered: to ensure... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Enhancing PM Skills

10:45am EDT

#305-EXH - Main Stage: Five Ways to Project Manage the Ultimate Work/Life Balancing Act and Stress Levels
Description:
You run into it all the time - not enough time in the day, looming deadlines, and the list of what you need to get done. That translates mentally into stress levels that occur. And how do you handle that? How do you achieve the needed balance between your project management career and your personal life? In this activity, we will be engaging you in five ways you can project manage your work/life balance and, more importantly, share with you tips on how to manage the stress that comes along with life. Leave with actionable tips that you can use and share with your colleagues and peers!

Saturday October 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

11:30am EDT

#312 - Product Education Session - Meisterplan: Building Lean PMOs Quickly and Effectively: PPM Tools from Day One and On
Description:
Representatives from Interra Credit Union and Meisterplan will discuss their experiences using Meisterplan's lean portfolio management process and software to build a project management office (PMO). We will discuss the processes that were used to start a PMO and how Meisterplan helps to successfully accomplish portfolio and resource management. This session is especially relevant to those who are looking to start a new PMO or who are looking for a lean portfolio management process.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) build an objective project assessment and prioritization methodology;(2) utilize visualization tools to show how resource constraints will affect project performance.

Speakers
avatar for Darrin McLaughlin, PMP

Darrin McLaughlin, PMP

Vice President for Enterprise Project Management, Interra Credit Union
Darrin McLaughlin is the vice president for enterprise project management at Interra Credit Union. He has a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University in communications and holds a PMP certification from PMI. He has also held Board positions within PMI for the last four years... Read More →



Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
121A
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

11:30am EDT

#306 - Einstein's Wish, Social Identity and Crossing the Functional Divide on Project Teams
Description:
In the domain of science, Einstein understood that collaborating with those outside of your discipline was both highly valuable and extremely difficulty to do. He urged that we understand more about how to effectively collaborate across disciplines. Cross-functional project teams face the same challenges when team members must collaborate across functional divides. We will share recent research that provides insight into how successful cross-functional project teams use social identity to collaborate across that functional divide.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how social identity supports effective communication across disciplines;(2) describe practical approaches to applying this knowledge on a cross-functional team.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Johnson, PMP

Susan Johnson, PMP

Program Manager/PhD Candidate, CSR Consulting/Case Western Reserve University
Susan Johnson conducts research at Case Western Reserve University with a primary interest in team communication. Her current research studies are exploring the dynamics of how team communication affects project success. She is focused on cross-functional project teams whose challenges... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
123
  Communication and Teamwork

11:30am EDT

#308 - High-Performing Project Teams – The Project Manager as a Servant Leader
Description:
Project, program, and portfolio managers must balance a plethora of soft skills in order to lead their teams to successful project completion. Servant leadership isn't just another one of those soft skills. Rather, it's a model of leadership and a way to bring out the highest performance from the people you lead. This session will demonstrate that model and explain how to use it to bring out the best performance from the members of your team.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) apply servant leadership techniques to build high-performing project teams;(2) differentiate between managing projects with influence versus authority.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Welle, PMP

Tom Welle, PMP

Strategic Initiatives Manager, Alexandria Industries
Tom Welle works with customers to develop and manage precisely engineered manufacturing solutions to make products people see and use everyday. With a drive for innovation, he combines extensive engineering expertise with advanced automation technology to create modern manufacturing... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
120B
  Communication and Teamwork

11:30am EDT

#309 - How to Rescue a Project - Advance Your Problem-Solving Skills
Description:
It doesn't matter how good your planning is or how well you've put your project plan together; there will always be unforeseen circumstances that need to be resolved! It is important to use proven processes with appropriate tools to analyze and resolve problems collectively. During this session, you will be introduced to Kepner and Fourie© critical thinking tools and engage in an interactive problem-solving process, choosing the best tool to collect, organize, analyze, and resolve the problem on hand.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss how to engage the right information sources with the right questions to get to the correct answers;(2) explain how to reach a consensus and foster buy-in and commitment to maintain momentum for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Matthys Fourie

Matthys Fourie

Professional Problem Solver, Thinking Dimensions Global
Dr. Matthys Fourie is a Professional Problem Solver as accredited by the Institute of Professional Problem Solvers (IPPS). He is an author of several books on root cause analysis, project management and problem solving, and is the coauthor of the "KEPNERandFOURIE® Thinking" methodologies... Read More →
avatar for Christine Aykac, PMI-ACP,  PMI-RMP, PMP

Christine Aykac, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP

Program Manager and Problem Solver, Wareness Training and Consulting
Christine Aykac has over 20 years of experience managing projects and assisting in effective utilization of technologies and knowledge assets. This experience enables her to utilize the most effective methodology for each project and to ensure the success of the teams involved. Further... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
125
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

11:30am EDT

#307 - Ethical Trends and Challenges in the Project Life Cycle
Description:
This session will raise awareness of global trends and challenges that may influence projects; alert practitioners to ethical dilemmas that may occur throughout the project life cycle, whether intentional or by accident; and foster an appreciation of the relationship between the law and ethics and show how they are both similar and different.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) examine roles and responsibilities that project managers have in applying interpersonal skills and making key decisions from an ethical perspective;(2) discuss how to tackle some of the common ethical issues that are faced by project managers.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Garritano, PMP

Joe Garritano, PMP

Senior Project Leader/Adjunct Professor in Project Management, Saint Louis University
Joe Garritano joined Edward Jones in June 2015 as a senior project team leader responsible for a team of project managers that supports the products area of the Client Strategies Group. Since May 2018, he has been a senior project leader in the Human Resources Project Management Office... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
124
  Enhancing PM Skills

11:30am EDT

#313 - Strategic Agile Portfolio: The Missing Link
Description:
Strategic portfolio existing frameworks rely on the capacity to predict expected value versus costs and resources needed to deliver the projects (waterfall) or epics (agile) supporting the organizational strategy. But predicting value on iterative, nonpredictable items such as epics and backlogs is antagonistic per definition. So, how can you maximize the value of a constrained portfolio when value predictability is variable? This session will provide the findings of on-field research.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) assess the limits of the current agile portfolio models available;(2) demonstrate how to perform agile portfolio analysis and selection based on metrics and criteria.

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Naciff, PMP

Ricardo Naciff, PMP

PPM Consultant, TeamSquare
Ricardo Naciff holds different degrees and certifications such as Electromechanical Engineer, Major in Project Management, Project Management Professional (PMP)® and an international MBA. He serves as a PPM subject matter expert at TeamSquare with a proven track record of successful... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Schmitt

Olivier Schmitt

CEO, The Project Group France SAS
Starting his career in 1999, Olivier Schmitt has designed, implemented and supported project and program management solutions for all industries, on all continents. The fitting of the largest hotel casino in the world, participation on the London Olympics PMO teams and the Jaguar–Land... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
122A
  Enhancing PM Skills

11:30am EDT

#310 - Innovate You: The Entrepreneur Within
Description:
The world is rapidly changing, thanks to emerging technologies, improved communication and the rise of the independent project professional. These changes have necessitated a mindshift and innovation. For project success, independent project professionals and organizational leaders must work together as partners, communicating continuously, and thinking like entrepreneurs. This session explores the knowledge and skills that independent professionals and organizational leaders can hone to achieve success as well as innovative practices to implement.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October, at 4:45 p.m. (Session #442).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) identify knowledge and skills independent project professionals and organizational business leaders need to sharpen;(2) define innovative techniques to enhance collaboration and ensure successful delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Burford, PMP

Laura Burford, PMP

President, LAD Enterprizes, Inc.
Laura Dallas Burford, MA, PMP, began her management consulting firm, LAD Enterprizes, Inc, in 2002 after 9/11 forced the closing of a startup international consulting operation. Over the years, her management consulting firm has changed to where it is today—a firm that leverages... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
120C
  Hot Topics

11:30am EDT

#314 - The Seven Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations
Description:
As the world goes through massive digital transformation, the incredible pressure to relentlessly innovate is having a profound impact on how companies operate. A sustainable standardized method of innovation has proven to be an elusive goal for most project management organizations. Join us as we share the seven habits highly innovative organizations should acquire in order to operationalize innovation and develop innovation management as a core competency.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss how to develop innovation management as a core competency;(2) explain how to operationalize innovation management in their company.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Hayes

Lynne Hayes

Senior Project Manager, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Lynne Hayes recently joined Bon Secours Mercy Health, following her six-year tenancy at Honeywell Intelligrated where she pioneered the innovation program and championed the drive for cultural adoption. Her program received global accolades as a proven method and best practice model... Read More →
avatar for Ludwig Melik

Ludwig Melik

CEO, Planbox
Ludwig Melik is the CEO of Planbox, a pioneering provider of agile innovation solutions. He is on a mission to help organizations thrive by transforming the culture of innovation. Mr. Melik has a history of building leading and fast-growing software companies. In 2019, Planbox acquired... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
118B
  Hot Topics

11:30am EDT

#311 - Portfolio Management Approaches to Driving Organizational Agility: An Academic Healthcare Case Study
Description:
The University of Rochester Medical Center has been on a journey for the last year to embrace an agile portfolio management approach. This session will equip you with ideas and tools on how to establish portfolio governance and drive stakeholder engagement, and to support continuous project ideation, idea scoping and resource capacity management. The tools introduced can be adapted for use within any organization that needs to consider flexible approaches to organizational agility.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday 6 October at 4:45 p.m.. (Session #444).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe techniques to establishing flexible portfolio governance within organizations;(2) apply tools to support a portfolio management process that allows for organizational agility.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Venezia, PMP, PMI-ACP

Michelle Venezia, PMP, PMI-ACP

Director, Project Portfolio Office, University of Rochester Medical Center
Michelle Venezia is currently the director of the Project Portfolio Office at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has a varied professional background spanning the healthcare, IT technology, medical device and defense industries, having held roles spanning business development... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
121B
  Influencing and Business Strategy

11:30am EDT

#319 - Influencing Without Authority – An Essential Survival Skill for Project Managers
Description:
Global organizations tend to utilize management structures that are heavily matrixed. This offers maximum flexibility for project delivery, but it also generates challenges for the project manager, who can no longer manage by control, but must manage by influence. How can a project manager, who may have little authority in the organization, develop the influencing skills necessary to deliver his/her project?

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) apply techniques that will influence change in their own working environment;(2) practice techniques that influence personal performance.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Lucey, PMP

Pat Lucey, PMP

CEO, Aspira
Pat Lucey is the co-founder and CEO of Aspira, the consulting and IT solutions company that provides the people and technology to transform business, and that was recently named for the second successive year in the "Financial Times" Top 1,000 fastest-growing companies in Europe... Read More →
avatar for Norma Lynch, PMP

Norma Lynch, PMP

Training Manager, Aspira
Norma Lynch is a training manager for Aspira. With a diverse career spanning multiple industry sectors, Ms. Lynch is passionate about the importance of continuous development and improvement. She holds a master's degree in business with a focus on strategic management, and specializes... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
126A
  Communication and Teamwork

11:30am EDT

#320 - Unlocking Culture for Greater Project Management Effectiveness in the Age of Agile
Description:
We'll share the journey that every project manager must take to recognize and use culture as a tool to finally unlock project success in the age of agile, where effectiveness is more defined by each company's unique culture and how it embraces agility than by process. Effective operators carry weight that can steer the course of events. Learn to transcend project management dogma, embrace agility and unlock the power of company culture to drive effectiveness.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October at 4:45 p.m. (Session #448).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss why project managers struggle in the age of agile to provide value to sponsors and complement agile teams;(2) explain the power of recognizing a company's unique culture and using that awareness to unlock greater control and effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Gruebl

Tony Gruebl

President, Think Systems, Inc.
Tony Gruebl is founder and president of Think Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD. For clients, he is a fractional COO and works closely with the leadership of Think's executive advisory practice and BKPM operations consulting team. He is coauthor of "Bare Knuckled Project Management... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Welch

Jeff Welch

Vice President, Think Systems, Inc.
Jeff Welch is vice president of Think Systems, and is an executive advisor for clients, heading their BKPM products team. He is coauthor of "Bare Knuckled Project Management (BKPM): How to Succeed at Every Project" and "The Red Pill Executive: How to Achieve Maximum Operational Velocity... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
120A
  Enhancing PM Skills

11:30am EDT

#317 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Your Roadmap Project Plan to Achieve Sustainable Compliance
Description:
Since its enforcement by the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become a big concern to organizations and their executives. Two key reasons for this are: (1) GDPR is by far the biggest privacy law in its scope and coverage of data subject personal data; and (2) huge fines can be imposed by the EU for any infringement or breach of personal data. This session will address how to build a sustainable GDPR compliance framework for your organization.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify the key tasks and work packages to include in a GDPR-compliance project plan;(2) list the key elements to include in a GDPR project plan to achieve sustainable compliance.

Speakers
avatar for Khaled Sherif, PMI-ACP, PMP

Khaled Sherif, PMI-ACP, PMP

Founder and Owner, Triangile
Khaled Sherif is a project management consultant with 20+ years of experience in managing projects in IT for large scale financial and manufacturing systems. He is the founder and owner of Triangile, an agile project management training and consulting firm. His previous roles included... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
121C
  Hot Topics

11:30am EDT

#315 - Brought to You by the Leadership Institute: New PMI Product Demonstrations
Description:
As part of PMI's transformation, a number of minimal viable products (MVP) have been developed and are currently being tested in the field. In this session, see a demonstration of the products (Navigator, Snippets and PM Edge) and hear how they were developed and where they might fit in to PMI's future.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to (1) Describe the purpose of PMI's three MVPs; (2) Discuss the impact of the MVPs on PMI membership.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Brooks

Kerry Brooks

Global Product Manager, PMI
Kerry Brooks is with PMI's Global Membership Team. She has over 20 years of strategic marketing and product management experience. Kerry is currently leading PMI's program to educate and assist the military community as they successfully transition into project management. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Kristy Moeller

Kristy Moeller

Global Product Specialist, PMI


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
118A
  PMI® Leadership Institute

11:30am EDT

#316 - Brought to You by the Leadership Institute: The Fido Factor
Description:
What can project management professionals possibly learn from dogs about leadership? As it turns out, a lot. The Fido Factor reveals the leadership traits canines embody – and shows how to unleash your inner leader of the pack.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to: (1) List essential characteristics of a leader; (2) Describe how to implement new approaches with your team or chapter.

Speakers
avatar for Krissi Barr

Krissi Barr

CEO, Barr Corporate Success
Krissi Barr has helped Fortune 500s, non-profits, mid-sized companies and family owned businesses get the right things done.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
118C
  PMI® Leadership Institute

11:30am EDT

#318 - Implementing PMI's New Brand in Your Chapter
Description:
PMI is ready to roll out its new brand! How will this impact chapters? In this session, we will address: what will change for chapters, how and when the changes should be implemented, and what support is available.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe elements of PMI's new brand; (2) list next steps for implementing the new brand for your chapter.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Brooks

Ryan Brooks

Brand Specialist, PMI
avatar for Nicole Santosusso

Nicole Santosusso

Marketing Indirect Channel Analyst, PMI


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
115C
  PMI® Leadership Institute

12:30pm EDT

Lunch
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

1:00pm EDT

#321-EXH - Product Theater - Villanova University: Attitudes of Winning Project Managers - On and Off the Court!
Description:
What can project managers learn from Naismith College Coach of the Year and two-time national basketball champion coach Jay Wright? Learn how a positive attitude, belief in oneself, and a firm commitment will lead to positive transformation&20on and off the court!To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe how a positive attitude will lead to better results on and off the court;(2) explain the importance of believing in yourself, your team, and your organization.

Speakers
avatar for William Hyde, PMP

William Hyde, PMP

Adjunct Professor, Villanova University
Bill Hyde is a Director at SUB3 (SUB3) Management, Inc., a boutique Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) consulting firm. Mr. Hyde also is an adjunct professor at Villanova University.Mr. Hyde has over 19 years of domestic and international enterprise project portfolio management... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Product Zone

1:00pm EDT

#322-EXH - Microsoft and LinkedIn: Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
Description:
Your LinkedIn profile represents your professional brand and gives you a way to tell your story. In this session, you will learn how to best express your professional passions, aspirations, and achievements and gain the tools you need to grow your career by leveraging LinkedIn.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Catallo

Jennifer Catallo

Senior Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn Learning Solutions, LinkedIn
Jennifer Catallo has spent the past 20 years cultivating skills in eLearning and education management from teaching across higher education institutions including Humber College and the University of Toronto to consulting on K12 and higher education eLearning software with companies... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

1:15pm EDT

#323-EXH - Learning Zone: Mindfulness Matters
Description:
Join us in the Learning Zone, located in the Exhibit Hall, for this activity. Space is limited.There is a lot of talk about mindfulness these days, but how to do we weave mindfulness into our days when our minds are already full - with schedules, tasks, risks, issues, impending meetings, and deliverables. Research shows that just when we think we need to do more and spend even more hours working, the best decision we can actually make is to make some space, breath and clear our minds. In this learning zone session, participants will discover practical ways to pause at any time of day and bring balance - and mindfulness - back into their day. Be sure to scan your badge to receive PDUs. To participate in a more in-depth session on this topic, you may attend "In the Here and Now: Using Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Personal and Team Performance" (5 October, 3:45 p.m.).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:(1) select at least one mindfulness practice that will be immediately beneficial.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Pearce, PMI-ACP, PMP

Ruth Pearce, PMI-ACP, PMP

Project Motivator, ALLE LLC
Ruth Pearce is CEO of ALLE LLC, and is an author and speaker as well as a practicing project manager. Her 25 years' experience is in a variety of industries including financial services, state government and nonprofits. She has spent her career learning and experimenting to engage... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Hot Topics

1:45pm EDT

#325-EXH - Main Stage: Top Five Health and Wellness Habits That Busy Professionals Should Create NOW
Description:
As a busy professional, you need to create new habits to keep your health in check and avoid burnout. Join us for this habit creation activity where you will commit to new ways on how to take care of your body and your overall wellness. These are simple to incorporate in your busy life, so you got this! And we are going to be your accountability coach and track your progress and encourage you along the way.

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

2:00pm EDT

#329 - Less Dunks, More Assists – Transitioning From Project Manager to Project Leader
Description:
In this session, we will first discuss the changing role of the project manager and some trends that are driving it. Next, we will be sharing some of the skills we have gained from our professional experiences and from our participation in leadership development programs at work and through PMI. These are skills that today's project managers need to add to their toolkit to successfully transition from project manager to a true project leader.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss the trends that are changing the role of the traditional project manager;(2) identify the leadership skills the modern project manager needs to transition to a true project leader.

Speakers
avatar for Narasimha Acharya, PMP

Narasimha Acharya, PMP

Assistant Director, Ernst and Young
Nara Acharya is an assistant director in client technology – global assurance at Ernst and Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology, with a broad background in project/program management... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Solomon

Wendy Solomon

Assistant Director, Ernst and Young
Wendy Solomon is an assistant director within the digital products and solutions group at Ernst and Young (EY). In her role, she serves as a benchmarking project lead and data analyst to help enable clients to make fact-based decisions for their organizations. Her experience focuses... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
120A
  Communication and Teamwork

2:00pm EDT

#328 - Innovation Is at Your Reach: Open Your Eyes to Your Blindspots
Description:
With a lot at stake and daily pressures, successful innovation is made possible via project managers who can manage their blindspots! Do we know what our blindspots are? Are we identifying them? Are we managing them properly? In this dynamic session, we will engage the audience to define and identify blindspots and discuss approaches and tools to proactively manage them.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) define and identify blindspots;(2) discuss approaches and tools to proactively manage blindspots.

Speakers
avatar for André Marie Mbili Onana, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

André Marie Mbili Onana, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

Professor, Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications
Mr. André Onana is professor at Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT) in Dakar and a consultant in project management with over 16 years of experience in supporting multinational companies for the design and implementation of their project management frameworks... Read More →
avatar for Amany Nuseibeh, PMP

Amany Nuseibeh, PMP

Director/Co-Chair PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group (Volunteer Role), Optimal Consulting/PMI (Volunteer Role)
Amany Nuseibeh, PMP, PMI Australia Fellow, is a veteran portfolio, program and project management consultant. She has delivered complex, large-scale portfolios, programs and projects for Qantas, CSC Australia, BHP Billiton, BlueScope Steel, Vodafone, the University of New South Wales... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
124
  Enhancing PM Skills

2:00pm EDT

#331 - The Triple-Quotients Model of Dynamic Project Leadership
Description:
This session proposes the Triple-Quotients (TQ) Model of Project Leadership as the "soft skills" harbinger of project success to work in concert with the well-known "hard skills" of the Triple-Constraints (TC) Model. The TQ Model comprises Intellectual Quotient (IQ – Logos); Emotional Quotient (EQ – Pathos); and Adaptability Quotient (AQ – Ethos). It is emphasized that both the TC and TQ, as triangulated models of hard and soft skills respectively, must be inextricably intertwined with each other for overall project success.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe how to synthesize and integrate the parallel components of the TQ Model of Project Leadership;(2) demonstrate how the TQ Model, in concert with the TC Model, contributes strongly toward highly successful project outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Victor S. Sohmen

Victor S. Sohmen

Project Management Program, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Victor Sohmen, PhD, EdD, is a former foreign-going ship captain and project cost-controls specialist. He has taught Project Management at universities in Europe, Asia, Australia, the US, and South America. In 1990 he presented his first PMI Global Conference paper, "The Project Manager... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
121B
  Enhancing PM Skills

2:00pm EDT

#327 - How Can We Prevent Project Management from Falling Into the Artificial Intelligence Darkness?
Description:
In this interactive session, we will explain what risks project managers need to be aware of when dealing with artificial intelligence (AI) and which limitations exist for AI in project management. Furthermore, we will describe how project managers can deal with AI myths and what causes the fear behind these myths; help to prepare project managers to use AI; and enable them to get the most out of using AI in their projects.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe which risks and limitations affect advancement of AI in project management and how to steer the right development direction;(2) discuss the capabilities required to overcome potential pitfalls regarding the use of AI in project management.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Lahmann

Marc Lahmann

Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Marc Lahmann is the director of the Transformation Assurance division at PwC Switzerland. He has more than 15 years' experience in advising multinational firms on IT and business transformation challenges and troubled projects in Switzerland, Europe, the United States and the Asia... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Stierli

Adrian Stierli

Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Adrian Stierli is a manager in the Transformation Assurance division at PwC Switzerland. He has more than eight years of experience working in the financial services industry, and has been advising and reviewing IT and business transformations for financial service companies in Switzerland... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
125
  Hot Topics

2:00pm EDT

#330 - Mind-Set Over Method: Surprising Success Factors for the Adaptive Organization
Description:
Competitive pressures increasingly demand organizations to be more adaptive in their processes. The adaptive organization is able to respond to changing internal and external variables, using an array of modified project management processes (from the iterative or incremental development to the fully agile), in order to satisfy stakeholder needs. This session details a 2018 study showing how organizational culture and structure impact the ability to succeed with adaptive approaches, highlighting a skills gap.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss what adaptive methods and approaches companies are implementing and how these impact organizational performance;(2) identify the challenges that are most likely to derail agile/adaptive implementations and what strategies high-performing organizations employ to address them.

Speakers
avatar for Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Editor in Chief, PM Solutions Research
Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin is editor-in-chief of PM Solutions Research, where she authors the "Strategy and Projects" blog. A former editor and staff writer for PMI publications, she has been an author, editor or contributor to more than 20 project management books as well as the author... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Crawford, PMP

Deborah Crawford, PMP

Executive Vice President, PM Solutions
Deborah Bigelow Crawford's career in project management began in 1992 when she accepted the position of executive director of the Project Management Institute, where she served through 1996. Her expertise in managing and developing new initiatives and programs helped lay the groundwork... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
121C
  Hot Topics

2:00pm EDT

#326 - Effective Stakeholder Management for Project Success
Description:
The session will describe how to work with stakeholders through the project life cycle to ensure overall project success through joint problem solving and decision making; accurate alignment of project efforts to business needs; achieving greater and quicker adoption of changes introduced by the project; and buy-in and proactive ownership of project outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) identify, communicate and influence stakeholders through the project life cycle effectively;(2) describe how to increase alignment of project activities to business priorities by involving stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Leena Shah, PMP

Leena Shah, PMP

Consultant
Leena Shah is a seasoned human resources professional who has recently transitioned from Los Angeles to Qatar to join her family. In the past five years, she worked with Panasonic Avionics as the regional HR manager for the Middle East, managing nine countries and, subsequently, was... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
118B
  Influencing and Business Strategy

2:00pm EDT

#334 - Disrupt Conventional Silo Thinking by Managing Projects Using Kanban's Value-Based Systems Perspective
Description:
Kanban is much more than an agile method. It's a different way of looking at projects as part of a value chain that reaches beyond the single project. This session will demonstrate how Kanban's systems approach, value-based focus, and simple practices keep project managers in control. We will share a case story showing how Kanban facilitated higher project efficiency, smarter resource allocation, and proactive handling of cross-team dependencies, which are some of the biggest killers of project efficiency.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October, at 4:45 p.m. (Session #445).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how the Kanban core practices can help improve project efficiency, and identify which practices to apply to projects;(2) describe how to use relevant case-study examples and adapt them to improve performance or minimize the effect of cross-team dependencies.

Speakers
avatar for Annette Vendelbo, PMP, PMI-ACP

Annette Vendelbo, PMP, PMI-ACP

Project Director, Agile Expert, Xvoto ApS
Annette Vendelbo has 30 years' experience with IT project management and line management in Digital, HP, and other large global companies. In 2008 she founded Xvoto, an agile consultancy helping organizations with planning and executing agile transformations with respect for their... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
122B
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

2:00pm EDT

#336 - Innovative Problem Solving Enables Flawless Execution
Description:
Project management knowledge is quite mature and the number of professionals has significantly increased. However, projects' on-time and within-budget performance has not had a proportionate improvement. They are not meeting the flawless execution criteria, and a significant fraction of projects have large cost and time overruns. This session will show how some innovative problem-solving techniques have been used to achieve flawless execution across multiple projects of varied sizes in different industries.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) develop the criteria for flawless execution of projects;(2) discuss the power of innovative problem-solving techniques in achieving flawless execution.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Nazareth, PMP

Martin Nazareth, PMP

President, OpEx Solutions, Inc.
Martin Nazareth is the founder and president of OpEx Solutions, Inc. (OSI) — an organization with two divisions, Global OpEx Solutions and the CenTex OpEx Consortium, helping organizations find and define their own way to operational excellence. Since its inception, OSI has successfully... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
120C
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

2:00pm EDT

#337 - PMBOK® Guide – The Next Generation: An Innovation Working Session (Part 1 of 2)
Description:
Join us for an innovation workshop to develop concepts for the next generation of the PMBOK® Guide. Explore current thinking to ensure the next version encompasses the full spectrum of project management approaches. Then actively participate in shaping the content through a series of innovation discussions and exercises. Bring your expertise, ideas and energy to collaborate with your colleagues in building a robust and resilient project management body of knowledge. Part 2 will be held Saturday, 5 October, at 3:45 p.m.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe the full spectrum of project management approaches;(2) identify core principles required for effective project delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Dionisio, PMI-ACP, PMP

Cynthia Dionisio, PMI-ACP, PMP

Principal, Cynergy2
Cynthia Dionisio is a professional project management consultant, instructor and author. She has written eight books on project management. She is an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute. She was the Chair for the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. Prior to that she... Read More →
avatar for Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Consultant, Leading Answers
Mike Griffiths is an experienced project manager and agile coach with a long history of contributions to the agile and project management community. He helped create the agile approach, DSDM, in 1994 and has been using agile approaches on his projects ever since. He served on the... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Townsend

Stephen Townsend

Director, Network Programs, Project Management Institute
Stephen Townsend is PMI's director for network programs. In this capacity, he leads special program initiatives for the Institute that include: exploring how organizations are adapting their value-delivery systems to accommodate the full spectrum of delivery approaches; compiling... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
118A
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

2:00pm EDT

#339 - Tracking Performance and Forecasting Results With Control Account Value Analysis
Description:
This session will examine how Control Account Value Analysis (CAVA) compares the planned and actual cost of each completed control account to assess cost efficiency, and the planned and actual control account completion dates to assess ongoing progress. It also tracks vendor agreements for future work in assessing the cost performance picture. The key is to divide the project schedule into phases and control accounts that are appropriate to the work flow and the need for gate reviews. CAVA also supports portfolio management, through comparison of graphics that illustrate time and cost status and forecasts of multiple projects.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) compare the limitations of conventional earned value methods with the features and improvements possible through CAVA;(2) recognize ways to visualize project status, performance and progress in the context of portfolio management.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Bower, PMP

Douglas Bower, PMP

Lecturer, Ryerson University
Douglas Bower is a lecturer at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also a management consultant providing expertise in IT and telecommunications to project teams. As manager, e-business with the Ontario Government, Dr. Bower led a team... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
121A
  Enhancing PM Skills

2:00pm EDT

#332 - Agile for Business Development: Improving Alignment, Speed, and Profitability
Description:
This session will include members of a team within Amazon Web Services (AWS) that has been using agile methodologies to improve business development processes and results. They believe that adopting agile methodologies within business development can improve alignment with product development, reduce time to market for new products and services, and increase revenue and profitability. This session will share what has been learned to date and will provide a toolkit to use that is based on these findings.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how to use agile methodologies to accelerate business development;(2) implement agile methodologies within their business development organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Boosman, PMI-ACP

Frank Boosman, PMI-ACP

Principal Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
Frank Boosman, PMI-ACP, is a principal business development manager for Amazon Web Services, where he serves with the Global Business Development Sprinters, a team focused on leading market development and expansion efforts for cloud-based services using agile methodologies. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Tom Witman

Tom Witman

Head of Business Development Sprinters, Amazon Web Services
Tom Witman is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) veteran with almost eight years of running global, high-impact business development teams across a wide array of cloud-based services including network, media, and security services. He is currently pushing the organization to optimize business... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
123
  Influencing and Business Strategy

2:00pm EDT

#338 - The Female Leader: Working and Evolving in the Project World
Description:
This interactive panel session will focus on the female leader. Our panel of successful female leaders, will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and lessons from personal experience. This is a vital session for all people who want to benefit from real lessons of leaders, and those seeking greater understanding of the future of work. Our panelists will discuss issues including challenges, building powerful relationships, obstacles and opportunities, the faces of leadership, and lessons for the future of work. We will encourage questions and discussion from the audience and provide insights to decode the future of leadership.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities for the female leader;(2) describe benefits from how leadership in organizations is evolving;(3) apply capabilities to better enable adaptive skills for adjusting to the future.

Speakers
avatar for Laila Faridoon

Laila Faridoon

Chapter President, PMI UAE Chapter
Laila Faridoon is a passionate Emirati speaker, author and a leading professional consultant in IT and management with more than 19 years of experience. She holds a master's degree in computer science and is pursuing her Ph.D. currently in the field of fourth industrial revolution... Read More →
avatar for Ed Hoffman

Ed Hoffman

Former Chief Knowledge Officer - NASA, PMI Strategic Advisor, Knowledge Strategies, LLC
Dr. Ed Hoffman is CEO, Knowledge Strategies, LLC, which is engaged in research, education and consulting services in support of organization performance. Dr. Hoffman serves as senior lecturer for Information and Knowledge Strategy Program at the Columbia University School of Professional... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP

Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP

Vice President of Outreach, PMI Buffalo Chapter and PMI LIMC Alumni
Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP is a senior systems engineer and strategist in the aerospace industry with a diverse array of experience serving in technical and research-oriented roles on large-scale, high-impact projects spanning data science, aerospace engineering, software engineering... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Sim, PMP

Laurel Sim, PMP

Vice President Portfolio Management, Taleo Project Services
Laurel Sim is currently a partner and vice president of portfolio management at Taleo, a small project management services firm. Her relationships and logical approach to business demand has opened many doors for Taleo. In 2013, Taleo was awarded the Canadian Top Profit Business and... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
126A
  Influencing and Business Strategy

2:00pm EDT

#333 - Brought to You by the Leadership Institute: Effective Virtual Team Meetings
Description:
Virtual meetings are a necessary part of new global economy. But still many virtual meetings are clunky and can be time wasted if participants are unengaged. Learn how to make virtual meetings worth everyone's time.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Ouellette, PMI-PBA, PMP, PgMP

Beth Ouellette, PMI-PBA, PMP, PgMP

President, The Ouellette Group
Beth Ouellette, President, The Ouellette Group, works with teams across the globe implementing value-added portfolio, program and project management best practices. Combining business management and technology skills, she has been successful assisting executive teams with organizational... Read More →
avatar for Dirk Doppelfeld, PMP

Dirk Doppelfeld, PMP

Managing Director, Project & Service Solutions
Dirk Doppelfeld, PMP, is an international project management consultant, trainer and coach. After 18 years in the printing business, he founded his own company in 2011, Project and Service Solutions. He helps clients to enhance their project management effectiveness through consulting... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
118C
  PMI® Leadership Institute

2:00pm EDT

#335 - Implementing PMI's New Brand in Your Chapter
Description:
PMI is ready to roll out its new brand! How will this impact chapters? In this session, we will address: what will change for chapters, how and when the changes should be implemented, and what support is available.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe elements of PMI's new brand; (2) list next steps for implementing the new brand for your chapter.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Brooks

Ryan Brooks

Brand Specialist, PMI
avatar for Nicole Santosusso

Nicole Santosusso

Marketing Indirect Channel Analyst, PMI


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
122A
  PMI® Leadership Institute

2:00pm EDT

#340 - What's New with PMI Certification
Description:
As part of PMI's strategic transformation, there will be updates to PMI's certification offerings. Learn the latest in this session.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to (1) Describe the changes PMI is making regarding certifications; (2) Discuss the impact of certification updates on the project management industry.

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Hamptons-Simmons

Sierra Hamptons-Simmons

Portfolio Leader, Global Solutions, PMI


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
120B
  PMI® Leadership Institute

2:00pm EDT

#341 - *Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Alumni Workshop: Strategic Storytelling: Build Your Influence With a Memorable Story
Description:
Did they do what you hoped after you stopped talking? Learn the simple, proven S.T.O.R.I.E.S. technique for communicating with impact. You'll experience simple ways to leverage the power of strategic storytelling to hone your communication, reinforce key messages, and enhance trust and transparency.You'll leave with a story you can use to improve your influence and new friends you can lean on as you continue your journey (it's hard to tell a good story without making a friend).*This session is by invitation only and is open to graduates of the Leadership Institute Master Class.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to (1) Tell an effective story that has impact; (2) Describe how to use the S.T.O.R.I.E.S. technique to communicate with the chapter.

Speakers
avatar for David Dye

David Dye

Professional Speaker & Author, Let's Grow Leaders
Author and international keynote speaker David Dye gives leaders the roadmap they need to transform results.David works with leaders around the world who want to achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul (or mind) in the process.He gets it because he's been there: a former... Read More →
avatar for Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt

CEO, Let's Grow Leaders
Author and international keynote speaker Karin Hurt inspires transformational change.Recently named on Inc's list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association's 50 Leaders to Watch, Karin Hurt helps leaders from around the world achieve breakthrough results... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
115C
  PMI® Leadership Institute

3:15pm EDT

#342-EXH - Main Stage: Productivity Apps You Can't Live Without
Description:
You hear about new apps every single second of the day. Life is too short and data is too precious. So which ones do you download? Which ones work and don't, and more importantly, how would they work for your needs? All of these questions will be answered in this activity and then some. Come learn of great apps that can rock your world! We'll share the apps and show you exactly how to use them.

Saturday October 5, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

3:15pm EDT

Refreshment Break
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

3:45pm EDT

#343 - 10 Things You Need to Know Before a Cloud Transformation
Description:
How does a 35-year-old company with 50 million customers move 250+ applications to the cloud and guide 9,000 employees along the way? It takes grit, a willingness to build new muscle, and innovative partnership. Hear from two Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders on how they blended their skill sets to navigate Intuit through this complex transformation, designing an eight-step framework grounded in organizational and programmatic blueprints to support technical changes.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe lessons learned from initiating and executing an enterprise cloud migration program;(2) explain how to leverage a program framework to use as a reference for any enterprise program.

Speakers
avatar for George Coryell, PMP

George Coryell, PMP

Technical Program Group Manager, Intuit, Inc
As a 10-year veteran of Intuit, George Coryell is a group manager of technical program management and has led program managers focused on technology refresh, operational excellence, security and compliance, and business operations for enterprise and cloud hosting. Prior to Intuit... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Wilson, PMP

Natalie Wilson, PMP

Staff Technical Program Manager, Intuit, Inc
Natalie Wilson, a technical program manager at Intuit, has successfully managed large-scale technical programs across the infrastructure hosting space. She is responsible for driving the product management and strategic planning of Intuit's cloud platform products and services. Prior... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
122B
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

3:45pm EDT

#349 - Program Management in Healthcare: Innovation is #1 (and Schedule and Patient Care!)
Description:
When a world-renowned medical center embarked on a journey to consolidate to a new electronic health record system, the radiology department made the bold decision to concurrently replace their viewer, imaging system, and workflow manager along with required updates to hundreds of inter-related applications. Schedules were immovable, and the quality of patient care could not waiver. This session uses a real-world, complex example to walk through how program management was critical to achieving these goals.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss how to establish and monitor benefits to ensure strategic alignment in a complex environment;(2) describe how to proactively assess and respond to risks across multiple related projects.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Coulson, PMP

Chris Coulson, PMP

IT Project Manager, Mayo Clinic
Chris Coulson is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder with over 15 years of experience in IT healthcare project management. She is an accomplished IT professional experienced in all phases of technology and process improvements in projects of all complexity... Read More →
avatar for Janice Pascoe, PMP

Janice Pascoe, PMP

IT Program Manager, Mayo Clinic
Janice Pascoe is an award-winning project manager and program manager with more than 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare, aerospace and defense, storage and professional services. She has been recognized for bridging complex technical and business ideas between delivery... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
121A
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

3:45pm EDT

#351 - Why Agile and Lean Both Belong in Project Management
Description:
The Agile Manifesto clearly puts an emphasis on individuals, customers, early potentially shippable products, and responding to change. When these values are integrated with key lean principles such as eliminating waste, empowering the team, building quality in, amplifying learning, deciding late, delivering fast, and seeing the whole, then the results can be the best of all worlds. This session shows how these two methodologies can be integrated together along with some actual project implementation applications.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) compare and contrast agile and lean principles and values;(2) apply agile and lean concepts to projects.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Sheives, PMP

Thomas Sheives, PMP

Associate Professor of Project Management, Program Director - Project Management, Director of Agile, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Dr. Tom Sheives is an associate professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and program director of the M.S. in Project Management program. He also is the founding director of the Agile Lean Center at Harrisburg University.Dr. Sheives has nearly 10 years of experience... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
120A
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

3:45pm EDT

#344 - Adapt, Adopt and Thrive: The Robot Revolution, Agile and the Impact on Project Management
Description:
The next industrial revolution is upon us. Robots, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, digital this and digital that. Incorporating change? Improving your skills? Come see a different perspective on the future in this fun, interactive session, and see how you may need to adjust your thinking. Be prepared to view the world in a different way. Learn why specific change details are less important than applying a personal approach to adaptation.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe past prediction successes and failures and identify the interesting ways in which people make decisions;(2) discuss new ways of thinking and how to improve working together by demonstrating the value of clear communications and building trust.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Palladino, PMP

Michael Palladino, PMP

Head/Director, Agile Center of Excellence, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Michael Palladino is a project management and agile professional with broad experience across several industries. He is the head of the Agile Methods Center of Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. He is an adjunct professor at Villanova University, past president of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
126A
  Communication and Teamwork

3:45pm EDT

#348 - Product Education Session - Microsoft: Customer Insights from Hitachi, Great Lakes Coca-Cola, and Commonwealth of Kentucky on Project and Portfolio Management Transformation Outcomes
Description:
Gain powerful business insights from three customers driving work management solutions. They will discuss how they are using Project and other tools in the Microsoft Cloud to align decision making and drive excellence across their organizations.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss powerful business insights shared by Microsoft customers;(2) describe how these customers are implementing Microsoft tools to drive excellence across their organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Nida Onay

Nida Onay

Strategic IT Business Partner, Hitachi Vantara
Nida Onay is a Strategic IT Business Partner with Hitachi Vantara, responsible for developing strategic technology roadmaps, and management of enterprise technology investments. Nida has held various leadership roles in consulting and IT, including project portfolio management, account... Read More →
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Edie Harrison, PMP

Portfolio Manager, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling
Edie Harrison joined Great Lakes Coca Cola as a Portfolio Manager. She joined a team tackling continued growth of Great Lakes Coca Cola and its holding company Reyes Holdings. With the PMO team, Edie is managing the adoption of key project process improvements and implementation of... Read More →
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Patrick Quirk

Executive Director, Office of Project Management, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Patrick Quirk has 20+ years of project management experience in a variety of industries. He is currently serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the 4th time, this time to build out a PMO for IT projects across the Commonwealth. In addition to the Commonwealth, Patrick has served... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
121B
  Enhancing PM Skills

3:45pm EDT

#350 - Successful Project Managers Have Mastered Key Skills and So Can You!
Description:
Management of medium-to-large, complex procurement and integration projects is a difficult challenge. Aligned and building on the key findings of the PMI Talent Triangle®, the Project Management Leadership Model lays out a practical and proven approach for creating successful and outstanding project managers to achieve these skills. The goal of this session is to provide an overview of the model and industry-proven tips and techniques to help increase a project manager's individual and organizational success.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe the Project Management Leadership Model and required project management leadership skills;(2) identify proven tips and techniques to strengthen their project management leadership skills.

Speakers
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Laszlo Retfalvi, PMI-RMP, PMP

General Manager, Retfalvi and Associates
Laszlo Retfalvi founded Retfalvi and Associates in November 2009, which is committed to providing high-caliber project management and risk management consulting and learning solutions to meet today's demanding business needs. His vision then—and now—has not wavered: to ensure... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
122A
  Enhancing PM Skills

3:45pm EDT

#345 - Brilliance and Project Leadership
Description:
The light bulb is turned on. A brilliant idea is formed. Where does the brilliant idea go from there? How does it get from the creative innovator to execution? This session will take you on the journey from the formation of the brilliance campaign to the partnership with the project management office (PMO) that assisted in formulating ideas to actual projects to increase customer and employee satisfaction and future company profitability.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) organize and manage team work packages that encourage, review and identify innovational ideas that turn into projects;(2) identify best practices for managing, tracking and communicating innovational ideas that may turn into projects.

Speakers
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Susanne Galanek, PMP

Head of PMO, Verisk Data Analytics
Susanne Galanek is currently the head of the Information Technology Project Management Office (PMO) at Verisk Data Analytics Corporation in Jersey City, NJ. She has been providing value in the PMO for the past three years delivering infrastructure, cloud technology, O365/Skype, merger... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
124
  Hot Topics

3:45pm EDT

#346 - In the Here and Now: Using Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Personal and Team Performance
Description:
The research says it all. Mindfulness leads to better health, reduced stress and greater focus. Yet, despite the evidence, many of us don't incorporate mindfulness day to day. More powerful than mindfulness alone is the combination of mindfulness and character strengths. Research tells us that the use of character-strength leads to higher engagement and productivity. Come learn about your level of mindfulness, discover your top strengths and leave with practical resources to combine the two every day.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify their top five character strengths and recognize the character strengths of others;(2) analyze the five facets of mindfulness in relation to themselves, and discover practices to blend mindfulness and character strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Pearce, PMI-ACP, PMP

Ruth Pearce, PMI-ACP, PMP

Project Motivator, ALLE LLC
Ruth Pearce is CEO of ALLE LLC, and is an author and speaker as well as a practicing project manager. Her 25 years' experience is in a variety of industries including financial services, state government and nonprofits. She has spent her career learning and experimenting to engage... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
121C
  Hot Topics

3:45pm EDT

#354 - Colorful Projects: Cultural Diversity as a Strength on Virtual Teams
Description:
This session will highlight the benefits of multicultural teams in a virtual environment. Many practitioners are frustrated by cultural differences. However, cultural orientations can be used as a strength on virtual teams, creating solutions that are impossible to achieve in unicultural environments.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) state the difference between cultural dominance versus cultural integration;(2) identify three tools on cultural integration (COF, intercultural calendar, non-verbal feedback cards) that are easy to apply on your virtual team.

Speakers
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Ralf Friedrich

CEO, German Project Solutions (GeProS)
Dr. Ralf Friedrich is an international project coach and business consultant who has been supporting companies in the implementation of project management and virtual team processes since 2000. For PMI, he led the first version of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model... Read More →
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Dirk Doppelfeld, PMP

Managing Director, Project & Service Solutions
Dirk Doppelfeld, PMP, is an international project management consultant, trainer and coach. After 18 years in the printing business, he founded his own company in 2011, Project and Service Solutions. He helps clients to enhance their project management effectiveness through consulting... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
123
  Communication and Teamwork

3:45pm EDT

#355 - Managing Stress Through Physiology, Mindset, and Our Relationship With Technology
Description:
Working and living in our digital age is challenging and creating unprecedented levels of stress. The reality is that stress is here to stay and if not managed it can lead to burnout. Can you distinguish between healthy and unhealthy stress? Learn the difference and how you can build sticky habits to combat negative stress and achieve peak performance through the use of your mind, your body and your relationship with technology.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October, at 4:45 p.m. (Session #446).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) recognize when they are experiencing healthy versus negative stress;(2) apply physiological and mindset tactics to create habits that combat negative stress.

Speakers
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Swati Doshi

Founder and Managing Director, Human Results
Swati D. Doshi is the founder and managing director of Human Results, an HR consulting and coaching firm that brings talent optimization to life in organizations by aligning people strategy to business strategy. Human Results maximizes performance at companies through 1:1 and group... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
117
  Communication and Teamwork

3:45pm EDT

#356 - PMBOK® Guide – The Next Generation: An Innovation Working Session (Part 2 of 2)
Description:
Join us for an innovation workshop to develop concepts for the next generation of the PMBOK® Guide. Explore current thinking to ensure the next version encompasses the full spectrum of project management approaches. Then actively participate in shaping the content through a series of innovation discussions and exercises. Bring your expertise, ideas and energy to collaborate with your colleagues in building a robust and resilient project management body of knowledge. Part 1 is scheduled for Saturday, 5 October, 2:00 p.m.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss the full spectrum of project management approaches;(2) identify core principles required for effective project delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Dionisio, PMI-ACP, PMP

Cynthia Dionisio, PMI-ACP, PMP

Principal, Cynergy2
Cynthia Dionisio is a professional project management consultant, instructor and author. She has written eight books on project management. She is an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute. She was the Chair for the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. Prior to that she... Read More →
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Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Consultant, Leading Answers
Mike Griffiths is an experienced project manager and agile coach with a long history of contributions to the agile and project management community. He helped create the agile approach, DSDM, in 1994 and has been using agile approaches on his projects ever since. He served on the... Read More →
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Stephen Townsend

Director, Network Programs, Project Management Institute
Stephen Townsend is PMI's director for network programs. In this capacity, he leads special program initiatives for the Institute that include: exploring how organizations are adapting their value-delivery systems to accommodate the full spectrum of delivery approaches; compiling... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
118A
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

3:45pm EDT

#357 - Unleash Your Decision-Making Genius by Transforming Adverse Childhood Experiences, Like Alexander Hamilton
Description:
Finding innovative solutions to high-impact project problems requires the higher-thinking brain to control other brain areas to render the strategic, stroke-of-genius ideas that jettison projects forward. Yet, cognitive imprints from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) cause gaps that position the survival-oriented brain to silently compromise this process. This HistorEQ, neuroscience-based session reveals how to identify ACEs to close gaps between key brain areas to become a strategic decision-making master, like Alexander Hamilton - America's original genius!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) identify ACEs to close gaps between the higher- and lower-thinking brain to become an innovation-driving, strategic decision-making master;(2) demonstrate with their team members the neuroscience-based Mind The Gap™ Strategy to close cognitive gaps to become innovation-delivering leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Luttrell, CAPM, PMP

Joseph Luttrell, CAPM, PMP

Chief Organizational Officer, EQ Leadership Seminars, LLC
Joe Luttrell, PMP, CBAP is CEO of EQ Leadership Seminars, LLC whose mission is to provide the neuroscience-based leadership training that equips working people with what they need to level the playing field in their professional and personal lives. EQ Leadership Seminars provides... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
125
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

3:45pm EDT

#352 - Brought to You by the Leadership Institute: Speak with Confidence
Description:
Effective communication is key whether you are leading an agile team of 50, conducting a sprint standup with 8, or presenting a progress report to a single client. While practice makes perfect there are also ways you can improve both rehearsed and impromptu speech – from improv to Toastmasters. Learn tools to increase your speaking confidence.

Speakers
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Marjorie Anderson

Product Manager, Global Solutions,, PMI
Marjorie Anderson is a Product Manager, Global Solutions at Project Management Institute and is the team lead for the Chapter Channel MVP project. Marjorie has worked to help evolve the community program at PMI and leads a team who helps ensure that the online community not only serves... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
118C
  PMI® Leadership Institute

3:45pm EDT

#353 - Brought to You by the Leadership Institute: The Challenge Room – Solving Workplace Problems
Description:
Learnings at a PMI live event can come just as easily from peers as from designated speakers. In this session participants will work together to solve common workplace challenges in project management. You will network and work with fellow project managers, experience a technique you can apply again to solve other issues, and find solutions to common workplace challenges.

Saturday October 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
118B
  PMI® Leadership Institute

5:00pm EDT

PMI Annual Membership Meeting
Description:
Doors Open: 5:00-5:15 p.m. | Meeting to begin at 5:15 p.m.

The PMI Annual Membership Meeting gives PMI members an opportunity to address business and hear about the state of the Institute. For more details about this meeting, visit https://www.pmi.org/about/leadership-governance/annual-membership-meeting.

Saturday October 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
120B
  Other

5:00pm EDT

Happy Hour Networking Event
Description:

Saturday October 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

7:00pm EDT

PMI Awards Gala
Description:
Advanced registration required.
To REGISTER or for additional information, go to https://www.pmi.org/global-conference/registration-options and choose "Packages and Add-Ons."

The PMI Awards Gala and dinner is an annual celebration of project, program, and portfolio management – and the industry stars who are not only changing the profession and their organizations, but enabling the evolution of their communities and the business landscape. Based on nominations from our global membership, PMI and the PMI Educational Foundation will honor those who represent the best of the best from across the world of project management. We will also announce the winner of the 2019 PMI® Project of the Year Award. The three finalists will have posters of their projects on display in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, 6 October.

The host for the 2019 PMI Awards Gala is:
Nynoshka (Nosh) Poobalan

Speakers
avatar for Nynoshka (Nosh) Poobalan

Nynoshka (Nosh) Poobalan

Host and Producer, MyNewPhilly.com


Saturday October 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Terrace Ballroom, Level 4
 
Sunday, October 6
 

7:30am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

7:30am EDT

Professional Awards Posters
Description:
Stop by the Professional Awards Poster area in the Exhibit Hall where you can get to know about the awarded projects of this year's PMI Project of the Year Award finalists and PMI Project Excellence Award winners.#01 – PMI Project of the Year Award Finalist: AZUR Project – New Montreal metro cars #02 – PMI Project of the Year Award Finalist: Bassein Development Project #03 – PMI Project of the Year Award Finalist: E190-E2 Program Development #04 – PMI Project Excellence Award Winner: Remote-Handled Low-Level Waste Disposal Project #05 – PMI Project Excellence Award Winner: Resolving Disputes Digitally #06 – PMI Project Excellence Award Winner: The launch of the NEW distribution center for NEUCA in Torun

Sunday October 6, 2019 7:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Poster Area
  Other

7:30am EDT

Registration Open & Badge Pick Up
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 7:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Broad Street Atrium
  Other

7:30am EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 7:30am - 8:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

7:30am EDT

PMI Bookstore Open
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 7:30am - 8:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Knowledge Zone
  Other

7:45am EDT

#401-EXH - Learning Zone: Identify and Resolve Problems "First Time, Every Time"
Description:
Join us in the Learning Zone, located in the Exhibit Hall, for this activity. Space is limited.We will focus on how to find the correct starting point for any multifaceted problem situation. Any problem situation has many sub-issues, and some of them are core issues. It would resolve the entire problem situation when it is fixed. Particularly true in project management when you've reached a point in the project where the team does not know how to proceed. The activity will be relevant to different industries.Be sure to scan your badge to receive PDUs. To participate in a more in-depth session on this topic, you may attend "How to Rescue a Project - Advance Your Problem-Solving Skills" (5 October, 11:30 a.m.).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:(1) explain how to find a true cause of a problem.

Speakers
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Matthys Fourie

Professional Problem Solver, Thinking Dimensions Global
Dr. Matthys Fourie is a Professional Problem Solver as accredited by the Institute of Professional Problem Solvers (IPPS). He is an author of several books on root cause analysis, project management and problem solving, and is the coauthor of the "KEPNERandFOURIE® Thinking" methodologies... Read More →
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Christine Aykac, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP

Program Manager and Problem Solver, Wareness Training and Consulting
Christine Aykac has over 20 years of experience managing projects and assisting in effective utilization of technologies and knowledge assets. This experience enables her to utilize the most effective methodology for each project and to ensure the success of the teams involved. Further... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 7:45am - 8:15am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

8:00am EDT

#402-EXH - Main Stage: Creating Well-Being in the Workplace
Description:
It's no secret that mentally recharged employees bring their A game. So how can you introduce activities to help them recharge in the office? Start simple and set an example! Using these simple mindfulness techniques and stretches, you can begin to incorporate wellness in your day-to-day and bring it back to the office with you.

Sunday October 6, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

8:30am EDT

#403 - General Session and Keynote Speaker: Roger Martin - Join the Project Economy
Description:
Roger Martin, currently the world's #1 management thinker, believes projects are the organizing principle for work. Organizations, complex and adaptable systems that they are, can structure to leverage projects that will better connect strategy design and delivery, thereby creating value.Rapid technological advancements and shifting customer expectations have resulted in organizations adopting new ways of working to deliver value to customers. All of this is part of a discussion labeled as the "future of work." In this environment, organizations have evolved to become decision factories, operated largely by knowledge workers. Yet few enterprises organize these knowledge workers to enable quick, efficient decisions amidst rapid, ongoing change. Those that do, win. Much attention is given to the future of work, but this dialogue misses a critical element: that careers will increasingly revolve around a portfolio of projects rather than the traditional list of static job responsibilities. Those who are already working in a projectified way – consulting companies, advertising agencies and freelancers in the gig economy, among others -- are in fact part of a much larger "Project Economy" that will apply to knowledge workers at leading organizations worldwide. Join this fascinating discussion with Roger and learn how to be part of the future of work, and the Project Economy.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Martin

Roger Martin

Keynote Speaker, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
In 2017, Roger was named the world's #1 management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. Roger Martin is a Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto where he served as Dean from 1998-2013, Academic... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Terrace Ballroom, Level 4
  Other

10:00am EDT

#404A-EXH - Main Stage: Note Taking and Capturing Data - Speech and Handwriting Recognition
Description:
Are you still taking notes by hand with pen and paper? Let's change that – we'll share with you some options for note-taking on your mobile devices with speech and handwriting recognition features. Let's go paperless!

Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Morning Coffee Service
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

10:05am EDT

#404B-EXH - Learning Zone: Choose your WoW! Disciplined Agile Strategies for Optimizing Your Way of Working
Description:
PMI recently acquired Disciplined Agile. Join Mark Lines, co-founder of Disciplined Agile (DA) to learn what DA is, why PMI made this acquisition, and what it means for the PMI community. The DA toolkit is the most comprehensive and well organized agile body of knowledge in existence. Find out how DA can help any project team become more effective by applying techniques from this toolkit regardless of what methodology or framework you currently use.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:(1) explain what Disciplined Agile (DA) is and how it makes any agile approach more effective;(2) describe what to expect as DA is added to PMI's portfolio of products and certifications.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lines

Mark Lines

Vice President, Disciplined Agile, PMI
Mark Lines is Vice President of Disciplined Agile at the Project Management Institute. He is co-creator with Scott Ambler of the Disciplined Agile framework and co-author with Scott of four books on DA. Mark has been applying agile and lean methodologies for over 25 years. He has... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:05am - 10:25am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Hot Topics

10:10am EDT

#405-EXH - Product Theater - Villanova University: Attitudes of Winning Project Managers - On and Off the Court!
Description:
What can project managers learn from Naismith College Coach of the Year and two-time national basketball champion coach Jay Wright? Learn how a positive attitude, belief in oneself, and a firm commitment will lead to positive transformation&20on and off the court!To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe how a positive attitude will lead to better results on and off the court;(2) explain the importance of believing in yourself, your team, and your organization.

Speakers
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William Hyde, PMP

Adjunct Professor, Villanova University
Bill Hyde is a Director at SUB3 (SUB3) Management, Inc., a boutique Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) consulting firm. Mr. Hyde also is an adjunct professor at Villanova University.Mr. Hyde has over 19 years of domestic and international enterprise project portfolio management... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:10am - 10:25am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Product Zone

10:30am EDT

#407 - Blind Spots: Uncovering Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Description:
Yes, you are guilty of unconscious bias, but it is treatable. In the current political climate, it is more important than ever to understand our own bias and learn how it impacts the decisions we make in our personal and professional lives. Everything from interpersonal relationships to work cultures is impacted by unconscious bias. It is now more important than ever to ensure the fair and equitable treatment of everyone.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) list key actionable steps they can implement to help shift their own unconscious bias;(2) identify the top five areas where unconscious bias shows up in the workplace.

Speakers
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Tana Session

CEO/Founder, TanaMSession.com
Dr. Tana M. Session, PHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, has built a successful career in Human Resources spanning over 20 years, where she has held almost every position available, including 10 years as the top HR executive for multiple organizations. Her experience has enabled her to embed her... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
123
  Communication and Teamwork

10:30am EDT

#411 - CANCELLED: Unleashing Collective Intelligence to Drive Innovation
Description:
In today's complex project environments, project managers are being asked to drive results and innovation with fewer resources. Some teams are highly productive while others are not. Based on extensive research, this session illustrates how some leaders drain creativity out of their teams while other leaders foster a culture of collective intelligence that drives innovation. Project managers will benefit from learning how to fully engage the talent around them.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify how they may be accidentally shutting down innovation on their project teams;(2) discuss strategies for utilizing the collective intelligence of their teams to cultivate innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Haverly, PMP

Jon Haverly, PMP

Master Practitioner, The Wiseman Group
Jon Haverly has been a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder since 2001, and has over 20 years of experience managing large projects and leading change initiatives across a variety of industries.He is a master practitioner for the Wiseman Group where he leads... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
120C
  Communication and Teamwork

10:30am EDT

#413 - What People Really Think About Risk: Insights From Neurolinguistics
Description:
Definitions are a useful starting point, but what do you really think when you hear the word risk? How does it make you feel? What about related words like "uncertainty," "threat" or "opportunity"? Building on established neurolinguistic theories of word/image association, this session will explore underlying tensions in the way practitioners think and feel about risk. Discover the surprising truth, and compare yourself with your peers.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss why it's hard to include opportunities in an integrated risk management process;(2) describe their own underlying perceptions of risk, and the implications for risk management behavior.

Speakers
avatar for David Hillson, PMP

David Hillson, PMP

The Risk Doctor, The Risk Doctor Partnership
Dr. David Hillson is The Risk Doctor, an international risk management consultant who leads The Risk Doctor Partnership. Having worked in over 50 countries, and publishing 11 major books and more than 100 journal papers and articles on risk, Dr. Hillson is recognized globally as a... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
118B
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

10:30am EDT

#408 - Financing Agile Delivery With Forecasts
Description:
Questions surrounding budget and timelines are a touchy subject when teams use agile delivery methods. With little to go on, many still resort to fixed-budget, fixed-date and fixed-scope approaches while using a Gantt chart. New product development is as complex as the stock market and weather systems. By using similar tools to what stock analysts and weather professionals use, this session will demonstrate how project completion dates and costs can be forecasted with a degree of statistical certainty.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe new tools to help make better business decisions about which projects to fund;(2) discuss how to use the same tools that are used to predict weather and the stock market to forecast their project end dates.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Pieper

Robert Pieper

Principal Advisor/CEO, Responsive Advisors, Inc
Robb is a software and technology professional with a strong business mindset. As Principal Consultant and founder of Responsive Advisors, a global agile management consulting firm based in Chicago, IL, he's building a rare consulting firm that practices precisely what they preach... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
121A
  Enhancing PM Skills

10:30am EDT

#409 - Product Education Session - Teamwork: How Ella's Kitchen Achieved Greatness with Teamwork Projects
Description:
The head of PMO at Ella's kitchen will share the challenges and successes associated with introducing a PMO function to the company and rolling out Teamwork Projects Project Management software, which completely turned around their new product development process.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) explain how to roll out a PMIS that their PMO will love;(2) describe how to give their PMO personality.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Jarrett

Ellen Jarrett

Head of PMO, Ella's Kitchen UK
Ellen Jarrett is Head of PMO at Ella's Kitchen, global manufacturer or organic baby food. Ellen previously worked in the non-profit sector, where she was responsible for introducing a PMO function to Guide Dogs for the blind, before moving to Ella's Kitchen and introducing and successfully... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
121C
  Enhancing PM Skills

10:30am EDT

#406 - A Digital Test Manager: Extending Cognitive Automation to Test Management
Description:
Traditional test management activities can be supplemented with new age technologies including cognitive automation, which can result in better test management hygiene and improve overall project governance. This session explores various possibilities of how cognitive automation can be utilized for effective test management, including a real example of how it was implemented for a large healthcare client.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how to blend new-age technology with traditional project management skills;(2) describe how to improve test management skills and, thereby, overall project efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Price

Gregg Price

Manager - Consulting, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Gregg Price is a technology focused professional with over 14 years’ experience. He has been instrumental in supporting large scale integrations involving multi-geography teams, strategic planning, vendor management, and both pre and post merger and acquisition integration support... Read More →
avatar for Vidhyut Sampath

Vidhyut Sampath

Consulting Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Vidhyut is a seasoned testing practitioner with over 12 years of experience. He brings a wealth of experience in managing large testing organizations across multiple clients and geographies. Vidhyut is also well versed in the Robotics and Cognitive Automation space, handling multiple... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
125
  Hot Topics

10:30am EDT

#412 - Virtual Reality Project Management Training: Key Learnings From First-Published Worldwide Training
Description:
The next stage in borderless education in virtual reality has been reached. The technique is stable and payable. In 2018, we started with the newest and most innovative training format to train project management in virtual reality. We have developed a new training format to address the immersive experience in a virtual training room to get more sustainability in learning. In this session, we will share our experiences so far and showcase the communication opportunities of the future with the primal goal of making teamwork and project management more effective and suited for the next generations.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe new technologies to use to improve the worldwide education of project management and other themes;(2) discuss how project management training experience in virtual reality can change the world and that borderless education is the goal.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Tassone, PMP

Frank Tassone, PMP

Managing Director, ALVISSION Training
Frank Tassone, PMP, is the founder and managing director of ALVISSION Training (Germany). He holds a master's degree in international management (AKAD University) and a master's degree in economy and computer sciences (FH Stuttgart). He is a certified intercultural trainer and coach... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
120B
  Hot Topics

10:30am EDT

#410 - Program Management: Career Insights From the Field
Description:
As project managers look to advance their careers, program management is a natural progression. Being a successful program manager is more than having a PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification. Join a panel discussion with seasoned program managers who have made this transition. Panelists will share insights from their careers and speak to the following: How does one transition to program management? How does the role differ from project manager? What does it take to be a successful program manager?

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify challenges and rewards of career progression into program management;(2) demonstrate key elements required be a successful program manager.

Speakers
avatar for Vinod Kumar Paidakula, PMI-ACP, PMP, PgMP

Vinod Kumar Paidakula, PMI-ACP, PMP, PgMP

Program Manager, KLC Consulting Inc.
Vinod Kumar Paidakula, PMI-ACP, PMP, PgMP, is an ITIL Certified Program Manager with more than 11 years of IT consulting experience. As a technology manager, he has experience in leading large-scale IT transformations, digital transformations and enabling analytics solutions to understand... Read More →
avatar for Kash Ahuja, PMP

Kash Ahuja, PMP

Program Manager, Google
Kash Ahuja is a program manager at Google, focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). His work at Google has spanned multiple deals including acquisition of hTC's smartphone business, Xively (from LogMeIn), Fabric (from Twitter), and the spinout of CSquared to help bring millions... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Gay, PMP

Bruce Gay, PMP

Senior Program Manager, UPMC Enterprises
Bruce Gay, PMP, has over 20 years of experience managing programs and customer relationships across healthcare IT, telecommunications and military/defense industries. Currently a senior program manager at UPMC Enterprises (the commercialization arm of the University of Pittsburgh... Read More →
avatar for Janice Pascoe, PMP

Janice Pascoe, PMP

IT Program Manager, Mayo Clinic
Janice Pascoe is an award-winning project manager and program manager with more than 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare, aerospace and defense, storage and professional services. She has been recognized for bridging complex technical and business ideas between delivery... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
124
  Influencing and Business Strategy

10:30am EDT

#416 - Project Delivery: Evolution and Revolution
Description:
The project delivery landscape continues to evolve, and there are many ways for projects to deliver value. PMI's Standards+Strategy will expand to reflect this dynamic landscape and the pace of change in project management. Come explore a principles-based and systemic view of project delivery with a stronger focus on outcomes-based success measures. Visualize a living and interactive body of knowledge that enables real-time learning and application.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:1. explore a principle-based and systemic view of project delivery;2. describe the full project delivery landscape and the associated delivery approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Dionisio, PMI-ACP, PMP

Cynthia Dionisio, PMI-ACP, PMP

Principal, Cynergy2
Cynthia Dionisio is a professional project management consultant, instructor and author. She has written eight books on project management. She is an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute. She was the Chair for the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. Prior to that she... Read More →
avatar for Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Consultant, Leading Answers
Mike Griffiths is an experienced project manager and agile coach with a long history of contributions to the agile and project management community. He helped create the agile approach, DSDM, in 1994 and has been using agile approaches on his projects ever since. He served on the... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Townsend

Stephen Townsend

Director, Network Programs, Project Management Institute
Stephen Townsend is PMI's director for network programs. In this capacity, he leads special program initiatives for the Institute that include: exploring how organizations are adapting their value-delivery systems to accommodate the full spectrum of delivery approaches; compiling... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
120A
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

10:30am EDT

#414 - Analytics and Business Intelligence for Project Managers
Description:
In this session, we'll take a look at what tools exist to improve business insights and analysis, from simple templates to more advanced capabilities. We'll review resources that are available to speed up implementation and adoption, such as content packs and training materials. We'll also examine strategies for improving business intelligence in the organization as well as tactics for project managers to have a hands-on approach to the data.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss business intelligence and analytics tools available for project management;(2) apply techniques for creating business-relevant reporting and dashboards to be used in the organization.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Lefsky, PMP

Dan Lefsky, PMP

Vice President - US and Western Europe, BlueSoft
Dan Lefsky is the vice president of BlueSoft and has been leading major global initiatives for 20 years. He manages operations for U.S. and Western European markets, building teams and solutions for major organizations. Four years ago, he moved from New Jersey to Paris to help organizations... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
126A
  Enhancing PM Skills

10:30am EDT

#415 - Moving Your Career – and Project Management – Forward
Description:
PMI volunteers, regardless of where they are in their career journey, place high value on their PMI involvement, often noting that they have "gotten more out of PMI than they have put in." The value they receive from volunteering comes in the form of expanded networks, career opportunities, mentoring relationships and skill development, in addition to simply giving back to their communities and the project management profession. Find out what can happen when you get involved with PMI.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) list the ways to get involved with volunteering for PMI;(2) describe the personal benefits of volunteering for PMI.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne DeSantis

Joanne DeSantis

Manager, Volunteer Programs & Services, PMI
Joanne has been with PMI since 2010 and has oversight of the Volunteer Programs and Services areas for the Institute. In this capacity she oversees the development and implementation of programs and services to support meaningful experiences for PMI's diverse group of global volunteers... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP

Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP

Vice President of Outreach, PMI Buffalo Chapter and PMI LIMC Alumni
Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP is a senior systems engineer and strategist in the aerospace industry with a diverse array of experience serving in technical and research-oriented roles on large-scale, high-impact projects spanning data science, aerospace engineering, software engineering... Read More →
avatar for Sarina Arcari, PMP

Sarina Arcari, PMP

Member of PMI Certification Governance Council and PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Alum


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
121B
  PMI® Leadership Institute

10:30am EDT

#418 - Strategic Storytelling: Build Your Influence With a Powerful Story
Description:
Did they do what you hoped after you stopped talking? Learn the simple, proven S.T.O.R.I.E.S. technique for communicating with impact. You'll experience simple ways to leverage the power of strategic storytelling to hone your communication, reinforce key messages, and enhance trust and transparency. You'll leave with a story you can use to improve your influence and new friends you can lean on as you continue your journey (it's hard to tell a good story without making a friend).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:(1) apply the S.T.O.R.I.E.S. technique to building and communicating powerful stories;(2) practice advanced strategic communication techniques.

Speakers
avatar for David Dye

David Dye

Professional Speaker & Author, Let's Grow Leaders
Author and international keynote speaker David Dye gives leaders the roadmap they need to transform results.David works with leaders around the world who want to achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul (or mind) in the process.He gets it because he's been there: a former... Read More →
avatar for Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt

CEO, Let's Grow Leaders
Author and international keynote speaker Karin Hurt inspires transformational change.Recently named on Inc's list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association's 50 Leaders to Watch, Karin Hurt helps leaders from around the world achieve breakthrough results... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
118C
  Communication and Teamwork

10:30am EDT

#419 - Why We Love Bad Ideas: Combating the Biases That Shape Our Decision Making
Description:
Like moths to the flame, human beings are influenced by our brains in ways we're only just beginning to understand. Scientists refer to these unseen forces as "cognitive biases." Like invisible germs carrying the flu, these biases spread throughout our teams and organizations, impacting our ability to think rationally, critically, and creatively. This workshop features actionable practices to help project teams identify and critically evaluate their day-to-day assumptions and ideas.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October at 4:45 p.m (Session #450).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) diagnose the unseen ways their team's problem solving and decision making are influenced by the brain;(2) evaluate actionable practices to help their team think rationally, critically, and expansively about project challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Gallagher, PMP

Sara Gallagher, PMP

Vice President of Client Delivery, The Persimmon Group
Sara Gallagher engages audiences with her unique speaking style: blending evidence-based management insights with humorous storytelling. She draws from her own experiences in the fields of project management and organizational effectiveness to test what we think we know about effective... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
115C
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

10:30am EDT

#417 - Building an Effective Agile Transformation Office
Description:
Agile is an enabler for greater customer collaboration, increased speed to market and high development flexibility. Transforming to adopt sustainable agile practices and lean delivery techniques across an enterprise requires a strategic and tactical approach at every level. This workshop shares experiences from lean agile-transformation initiatives at large enterprises, implementation challenges, techniques adopted, lessons learned and successes. In small groups, you will build your own agile transformation office strategy and roadmap.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October at 4:45 p.m. (Session #449).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:(1) identify the challenges you may face in your transformation journey;(2) explain how to build your own agile transformation office strategy and roadmap.

Speakers
avatar for Somnath Ghosh, PMI-ACP, PMP

Somnath Ghosh, PMI-ACP, PMP

Global Lead Partner, Tata Consultancy Services
Somnath Ghosh is the global lead partner for strategic offerings with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He leads large enterprise agile and DevOps transformations. Mr. Ghosh has over 20 years of strategic consulting experience in leadership, software development, agile and DevOps enablement... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
118A
  Influencing and Business Strategy

11:45am EDT

Lunch
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:45am - 1:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

12:10pm EDT

#420-EXH - Learning Zone: The Color of Thinking
Description:
Join us in the Learning Zone, located in the Exhibit Hall, for this activity. Space is limited.Any skill we want to improve upon takes practice. Thinking is no exception. Without a structured system in place, our thinking process may be unorganized and haphazard. In 1985, Dr. Edward DeBono published the groundbreaking book called "Six Thinking Hats," where he explains a unique method to declutter and streamline our thinking in order to explore new ideas and make better decisions. His innovative concepts have revolutionized the way teams work together to deliver successful projects. In this learning zone, you'll discover how to wear DeBono's six thinking hats, each represented by a different color, and explore the potential impact of allowing your teams to do more with creativity. Warning: After taking this workshop the way you think about thinking may never be the same. Be sure to scan your badge to receive PDUs. To participate in a more in-depth session on this topic, you may attend "Harnessing the Power of Creativity for Project Management Success" (6 October, 3:00 p.m.).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: (1) explain what a thinking hat is, when to use each hat to maximum effect, and how to facilitate the use of this powerful organizing system with their project teams.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Greenwald, PMP

Seth Greenwald, PMP

Owner, Creative Warrior Group
Seth B. Greenwald spends his days suspended between his creative pursuits and his passion for project management. He is the founder and owner of the Creative Warrior Group. Mr. Greenwald earned his mechanical engineering degree from The Cooper Union and holds a master's degree in... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:10pm - 12:40pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

12:15pm EDT

#421-EXH - Product Theater - Tempo: How a Master Data Management Leader Discovered Critical Time and Cost Data
Description:
Project management is all about juggling all of the elements in the air, but it can easily be argued that time is the hardest element of them all. How do you understand the true cost of project without understanding the effort put into it? Paradine, a leader in master data management, found it was lacking data around time on its own projects so it turned to Tempo. In leveraging Tempo's time tracking solution, Paradine was able to both identify the right resources for individual projects and maintain a critical eye on true project cost. To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss how time tracking provides comprehensive understandings of resources and true cost on projects in order to manage more efficiently;(2) examine how their organization can begin to use tools in order to develop a time value insights within their projects needed to be more agile.

Speakers
avatar for Vidar Svansson

Vidar Svansson

Chief Product Officer, Tempo
Vidar Svansson is Tempo's chief product officer. He has been a member of the Tempo team since 2010 and has over 12 years of experience in product development. Responsible for all product-related matters from product strategy through to execution. Vidar is one of the original Templings... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:15pm - 12:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Product Zone

12:15pm EDT

#422-EXH - Main Stage: Caterpillar - How Does a "Giant" in Manufacturing Apply Agile?
Description:
Ever wonder how a massive global manufacturing company like Caterpillar applies an agile mindset and methodology in the world of yellow iron? During this panel discussion with members of Caterpillar's Global Program Management team, the panel will answer your questions and share insights and perspectives on how this Fortune 65 company is leveraging agile to help our customers build a better world.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:(1) identify the challenges/lessons learned implementing agile in a manufacturing company;(2) discuss the "hybrid" model and its application to projects.

Speakers
avatar for Curt Casson

Curt Casson

Program Developer, Caterpillar, Inc.
Curt Casson is a lead program developer for Caterpillar's Global Program Management (GPM) office. He is a team leader who mentors, coaches, and trains program coordinators. After spending over 5 years successfully managing traditionally waterfall based New Product Introduction (NPI... Read More →
avatar for Joel Stone

Joel Stone

Program Developer and Agile Coach, Caterpillar, Inc.
If you told Joel Stone 11 years ago when he was just starting his career in the world of project management that he would be a passionate agile coach and trainer, he would have looked confused and asked what 'agile' is. From ignorance to opposition, to acceptance, to embracing the... Read More →
avatar for Emily West

Emily West

Program Coordinator, Caterpillar, Inc.
At Caterpillar, Emily West is a program coordinator, supporting a wide range of projects using both waterfall and agile methodologies. Emily holds certifications in SAFe Agile and SAFe Scrum Master, working as an agile release train engineer managing CAT Digital's web and mobile based... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage

12:50pm EDT

#423-EXH - Learning Zone: Emotional Intelligence and Project Management - How to Create Impact During Every Interaction
Description:
Join us in the Learning Zone, located in the Exhibit Hall, for this activity. Space is limited. Aristotle said it best, "To be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way is not easy" &20 but we know it is possible. During this learning zone activity, you will experience one of the most effective tools emotional intelligence has to offer. Empathy helps us understand how others are feeling so we can respond appropriately. Explore how using empathy can make you a more effective project leader in this hands-on learning experience designed to showcase practical ways to increase your emotional intelligence. Be sure to scan your badge to receive PDUs. To participate in a more in-depth session on this topic, you may attend "Improving Organizational Awareness through Emotional Intelligence" (7 October, 10:30 a.m.).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: (1) recognize the positive impact that using emotional intelligence and empathy can have on their projects.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Carstens, CAPM

Cheryl Carstens, CAPM

Manager of Curriculum Development, RMC Learning Solutions
Cheryl Carstens is the manager of curriculum development with RMC Learning Solutions, with 20 years of instructional and professional development experience. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training materials offering a unique perspective on business analysis... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Almlie, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMP

Sonja Almlie, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMP

Director of Project Management Practice, RMC Learning Solutions
Sonja Almlie is the director of project management practice at RMC Learning Soultions and teaches in project management, business analysis and agile. She was the subject matter expert for the "PMP® Exam Prep" eighth and ninth edition books, and coauthor of the "PM Crash Course... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:50pm - 1:20pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Influencing and Business Strategy

12:55pm EDT

#424-EXH - Main Stage: Wellness Technologies for Your Body, Home and Office
Description:
Wellness technologies are the hot, new items focusing on health and fitness. Users are wearing devices like FitBit or Apple Watch to keep track of fitness activity. Others may sport the Jawbone Up which keeps track of sleeping habits including your resting heart rate, sleep quality, and overall health. In this activity, you'll learn all about the new wellness technologies for every part of your day (or night) and how they can improve your quality of life.

Sunday October 6, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

1:30pm EDT

#425 - General Session: Fireside Chat with PMI CEO Sunil Prashara - How Technology Is Transforming How Work Gets Done
Description:
Technological changes, including cyber communication, mobile computing and payment, enhanced robotics, and artificial intelligence, are transforming companies and disrupting how work gets done. Optimism and enthusiasm are matched by uncertainty and fear - from corporate boardrooms to universities to kitchen tables - all across the globe. How do organizations blend the efficiency of linear systems with the agility that is demanded by digital processes? What are the most important skills for practitioners to enable success? What longstanding assumptions need to be shelved in favor of new approaches? Our panel of prominent global business leaders will share how they are embracing disruption and leveraging this tectonic shift in how work gets done.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 
(1) describe how key leaders are working through disruption in their organizations;
(2) discuss how as practitioners they can embrace transformation while leading projects to success.

Speakers
avatar for Sunil Prashara

Sunil Prashara

President and Chief Executive Officer, PMI
As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Sunil Prashara is the lead advocate for PMI's global organization, serving more than three million professionals working in nearly every country of the world. His primary responsibility is to implement... Read More →
avatar for Behnam Tabrizi

Behnam Tabrizi

Professor, Organizational Transformation, Stanford University
Behnam Tabrizi is a renowned expert in Transformation, best-selling author, and an award-winning teacher, scholar and global advisor. He has served as a faculty of Organizational Transformation at Stanford University for the past 25 years. He has written five books on leading innovation... Read More →
avatar for Frederic Astier

Frederic Astier

Managing Director, Accenture
Frederic Astier is a Managing Director, responsible for Accenture’s overall Network Services Business in Europe, Africa and Latin America (EALA). He is a senior executive with 20+ year experience within the telecommunications and high-tech industries. With a strong background in... Read More →
avatar for Vikram Nair

Vikram Nair

President - EMEA, Tech Mahindra
Vikram Nair is an accomplished business leader with over 25 years of global experience in the industry. An astute and inspiring leader, he has played a significant role in Tech Mahindra's growth over the past decade. In January 2015, Mr. Nair was appointed president, where he currently... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Terrace Ballroom, Level 4
  Other

2:30pm EDT

#426-EXH - Microsoft and LinkedIn: Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
Description:
Your LinkedIn profile represents your professional brand and gives you a way to tell your story. In this session, you will learn how to best express your professional passions, aspirations, and achievements and gain the tools you need to grow your career by leveraging LinkedIn.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Catallo

Jennifer Catallo

Senior Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn Learning Solutions, LinkedIn
Jennifer Catallo has spent the past 20 years cultivating skills in eLearning and education management from teaching across higher education institutions including Humber College and the University of Toronto to consulting on K12 and higher education eLearning software with companies... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

2:30pm EDT

Refreshment Break
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

3:00pm EDT

#427 - Agile Project Management: Applicability to Megaprojects
Description:
Despite its exponential growth in the software industry, the application of agile project management continues to be questioned in other areas of application, especially in megaprojects, including, but not limited to: construction, oil and gas, and infrastructure. This session explores how agile can benefit megaprojects, what aspects are applicable to megaprojects, in which phases, and why and how practitioners should look at blending agile project management into their otherwise waterfall projects.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how agile project management can help resolve challenges that are common to large, capital projects;(2) describe best practices in merging agile with waterfall project management to create a hybrid model that works for capital projects.

Speakers
avatar for Emad E. Aziz, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Emad E. Aziz, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

President, BRISK Business Inc.
With experience in managing programs and projects worth over US$10 billion in the sectors of oil and gas, business, IT, construction, finance and banking, politics, government, healthcare, automotive, FMCGs and economic development, Emad Aziz has accumulated an expertise that he puts... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
123
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

3:00pm EDT

#429 - Product Education Session - Workfront: Five Ways the PMO Can Lead Your Organization More Effectively
Traditional project management methods and tools have served companies well for decades. But these methods only address part of the problem in a world that increasingly demands more — more productivity, more visibility, more collaboration, more data, more accountability, and more results. As the workplace shifts to rapid digital transformation as well as a generational change in how work gets done, new challenges arrive daily that project management alone can’t solve. It’s time to ditch the traditional and prepare your team for the future of work.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how to prepare to future proof their enterprise; (2) describe new strategies for transforming work processes from siloed to connected;(3) apply insights from world-class PMO leaders on managing work in the digital age.

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
120B
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

3:00pm EDT

#428 - Harnessing the Power of Creativity for Project Management Success
Description:
This is an interactive session to demonstrate how anyone can achieve their goal of becoming a better project manager by connecting with their innate source of creativity. This session will share a personal story of discovering creative power and applying its teachings to daily project management challenges and will provide practical guidance on how anyone can do the same.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe how to cultivate their inner source of creative power, via specific divergent thinking strategies, to deal more effectively with the challenging problems a project manager encounters daily;(2) identify the elements of inner adversity that slow you down from becoming a better project manager.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Greenwald, PMP

Seth Greenwald, PMP

Owner, Creative Warrior Group
Seth B. Greenwald spends his days suspended between his creative pursuits and his passion for project management. He is the founder and owner of the Creative Warrior Group. Mr. Greenwald earned his mechanical engineering degree from The Cooper Union and holds a master's degree in... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
115C
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

3:00pm EDT

#430 - Roadmapping – Turn Strategic Foresight Into Actionable Programs and Projects
Description:
Roadmapping is a strategic process for developing plans to transition an organization to a future state, which has been identified through various methods that form part of the organizational strategy development process. In this session, the manner in which roadmaps can help organizations translate high-level business strategies into portfolios and projects and link external customer strategies with internal portfolio and project planning will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe how to use roadmapping as a powerful communication tool for facilitating strategic alignment and collaboration to enable delivery of strategy and innovation through actionable programs and projects;(2) identify the different types of roadmaps for various scenarios and use the relevant type of roadmap effectively in managing products and projects.

Speakers
avatar for Suchitra Veera, PMP

Suchitra Veera, PMP

Project Leader, Snayu, Inc
Suchitra Veera is a senior business analyst, agile scrum master and coach, product manager and program manager leader with extensive experience in leading cross-functional teams for deploying applications and ensuring successful delivery and operations of products and services. Her... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
121B
  Influencing and Business Strategy

3:00pm EDT

#432 - Building a Powerful and Trusted Brand
Description:
If you Google you, do you like who shows up? When your name comes up in conversation, what are the first words that come to mind? What are you most known for both inside your company and in your industry? In this highly interactive session, you'll explore the foundations for building a powerful personal brand and practical approaches and tools to help build your reputation as an influential leader.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) inventory their current personal brand and identify areas for targeted improvement;(2) identify techniques for enhancing their on-line and in-person brand.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt

CEO, Let's Grow Leaders
Author and international keynote speaker Karin Hurt inspires transformational change.Recently named on Inc's list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association's 50 Leaders to Watch, Karin Hurt helps leaders from around the world achieve breakthrough results... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
126A
  Communication and Teamwork

3:00pm EDT

#433 - Managing Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
Description:
At some point in every employee's career, regardless of their position or industry, they will have to engage in a difficult conversation. Whether this conversation is vertical or horizontal, relationships and reputations are on the line. In this session, participants will learn to plan for and implement effective behaviors to navigate a difficult workplace conversation. They will have an opportunity to talk through various scenarios to apply the content.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) develop a strategic, relational approach to any difficult conversation;(2) implement the necessary behaviors to conduct a productive, peer-like conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Hong

Diana Hong

Managing Director, CRA, Inc.
Diana Hong is a managing director in the Strategic Communication practice at CRA, Inc. in Radnor, PA. She advises organizations on effective employee and change communication, with emphasis on virtual teams, social media, project management, financial operations, corporate performance... Read More →
avatar for Montana Rozmus

Montana Rozmus

Managing Director, CRA, Inc.
As the lead of CRA's Talent Assessment practice, Montana Rozmus coaches leaders around identification of high-potential talent and designs customized selection programs. Working with talent development leaders, she facilitates individual and group learning programs that give traction... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
124
  Communication and Teamwork

3:00pm EDT

#436 - Pursuing Passions and Igniting Innovation
Description:
Supercharge your teams with power and purpose. Empower them to experiment in a psychologically safe environment and watch them soar. This is not mumbo-jumbo or pseudo-science; people love problem solving in areas that interest or motivate them. Our brains are hardwired to reward success by releasing dopamine. This is done to promote learning, development and to further our evolution. The most effective organizations and leaders use the same brain circuitry to power innovation via accountable experimentation.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) demonstrate how accountable experimentation enables learning and organizational innovation;(2) explain how to use intrinsic motivators to ignite passion and overcome failure.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Consultant, Leading Answers
Mike Griffiths is an experienced project manager and agile coach with a long history of contributions to the agile and project management community. He helped create the agile approach, DSDM, in 1994 and has been using agile approaches on his projects ever since. He served on the... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
120A
  Communication and Teamwork

3:00pm EDT

#434 - PMI® Project of the Year Award Panel
Description:
Join leaders from each of the top three PMI Project of the Year Award Finalists for an interactive session where you'll learn strategies for exceeding project goals and objectives, overcoming challenges, managing change and complexity, communicating effectively with project sponsors and stakeholders, and providing the ultimate value to your organization through effective project and program management. The winner of the 2019 PMI® Project of the Year Award will be announced at our Awards Gala (https://sched.co/TDmK) open for all to attend on Saturday, 5 October. The three finalists will have posters of their projects on display in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, 6 October (https://sched.co/TMNz). Learn more about our awarded finalists at any of these activities!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe strategies for exceeding project goals and objectives, overcoming challenges, managing change and complexity, and communicating effectively with project sponsors and stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Kaustuv Bagchi

Kaustuv Bagchi

Head - India Operations, Oil and Gas Offshore Projects, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd
Kaustuv Bagchi is Head–India Operations, Oil & Gas Division of L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd. He holds Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master's Degree in Business Management. His professional career in Hydrocarbon sector spans across 24 years in various capacities... Read More →
avatar for Guy Déry

Guy Déry

Chief Engineer, Rolling Stock, MPM-10 Project Office, Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Guy Déry, eng., is a seasoned management executive with a background in electrical engineering. Over the past years, he has gained knowledge and experience in the design, manufacturing and refurbishment of rail cars. During his professional career, he has spent more than 25 years... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Antonio Oliveira

Fernando Antonio Oliveira

E2 Program Director, Embraer
Fernando Antonio Araújo Oliveira is Program Director for the E-Jets E2, responsible for leading program execution since its approval in mid-2013. He was responsible for assuring the E2 Program achieved its financial results, delivering the products better than spec and keeping the... Read More →
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Stephen Townsend

Director, Network Programs, Project Management Institute
Stephen Townsend is PMI's director for network programs. In this capacity, he leads special program initiatives for the Institute that include: exploring how organizations are adapting their value-delivery systems to accommodate the full spectrum of delivery approaches; compiling... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
118B
  Influencing and Business Strategy

3:00pm EDT

#435 - Proven Methods to Manage Projects Driven by Data Privacy Regulations
Description:
Managing projects that are driven by regulatory changes can be daunting. The data privacy landscape has seen significant change over the past several years, with clients and employees becoming more aware of, and cautious with, their data use. Firms are being held to a higher standard to protect the data they collect and use. This session will review two approaches to regulatory projects: a high-level methodology and the concept of Privacy by Design (PbD).

Learning Objectives:
Learning objectives:At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) demonstrate an understanding of different approaches to addressing regulatory-driven projects;(2) be able to apply these approaches into their project management life cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Rhubart, PMP

Laura Rhubart, PMP

Global Privacy Manager, Vanguard Investments
Laura Rhubart currently manages the Global Privacy Program at The Vanguard Group of Investments. She and her team have implemented key privacy controls across the organization. She also oversees global regulatory changes to ensure the Vanguard business areas are aware of—and compliant... Read More →
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Teresa Scott

Global Privacy Project Manager, The Vanguard Group
Teresa Scott a 19-year veteran with The Vanguard Group, and is a project manager within Vanguard's Privacy Office. She is currently managing the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) across the enterprise, and previously led several key workstreams on the General... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
120C
  Influencing and Business Strategy

3:00pm EDT

#438 - Value Stream Mapping Workshop for Business and Digital Transformation
Description:
This experiential workshop will help attendees to understand the process of value stream mapping (VSM) and its applications. The attendees would practice value stream identification for defined problem statements across different industries. The workshop will provide guidelines for using VSM for business process/agile or digital transformation. The workshop will present a framework for identifying gaps in the current state and defining the future state, using business or technology solutions like Automation, artificial intelligence/machine learning [AI-ML], robotic process automation [RPA], etc.). A case study on the application of VSM for insurance processes will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:(1) identify value-added and non-value-added activities in business processes and projects using VSM;(2) define business- or technology-based solution alternatives to transform an organization from the current state to a future state.

Speakers
avatar for Rahul Sudame, PMI-ACP, PMP

Rahul Sudame, PMI-ACP, PMP

Delivery Partner, Persistent Systems
Rahul Sudame is a delivery partner at Persistent Systems (India) leading banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) accounts. He has over 19 years of experience in portfolio and program management in various domains. Mr. Sudame is a senior management professional and agile thought... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
118C
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

3:00pm EDT

#437 - Project Management Meets Psychotherapy
Description:
Project managers know the importance of healthy culture. But their cultural artifacts—values statements, social contracts and other "intangibles"—are often ineffective because they are not actionable. This workshop will share simple, psychotherapeutic techniques proven to build high-performing teams by making the invisible actionable. We will walk through a simple retrospective to demonstrate how to integrate positive psychology, social constructionism, narrative therapy, appreciative inquiry and solution-focused brief therapy. No prior understanding of these disciplines is necessary.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe how to set up cultural artifacts—values statements, social contracts and other "intangibles"—that are meaningful, actionable, and measurable;(2) employ simple pscyhotherapeutic techniques for transforming culture and building high-performing teams.

Speakers
avatar for Maurice Hagar, PMI-ACP, PMP

Maurice Hagar, PMI-ACP, PMP

Principal Consultant, Solution-Focused Agile
Maurice "Mo" Hagar grew up in IT from software developer to PMO director to CIO. Since 2005, he has helped over 60 organizations transition to agile project management. He is one of a few practitioners around the world of solution-focused agile, a mash-up of agile and solution-focused... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
118A
  Communication and Teamwork

3:00pm EDT

#439 - Why Great Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure They Don't
Description:
There's no shortage of great ideas, whether you are going through a transformation or adapting to digital innovation, but not every great idea becomes a reality. Pinpointing 'why' is at the core of the Brightline initiative's mission. Brightline is a new strategic arm of PMI, and in this dynamic and interactive workshop, participants will discover the 10 principles developed to help your organization bridge the costly and wasteful gap between strategy design and delivery. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these principles on a practical example.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify issues that prevent strategies to become reality; (2) apply a set of principles to improve strategy implementation performance.

Speakers
avatar for Edivandro Carlos Conforto

Edivandro Carlos Conforto

Head of Strategy Research, Brightline Initiative, a PMI Initiative
Dr. Edivandro Conforto is a globally recognized expert on organizational agility, agile innovation and transformation, hybrid management approaches and strategy implementation. He has over 10 years of experience and has worked with organizations from different sectors. He is currently... Read More →
avatar for Tahirou Assane Oumarou, PMP

Tahirou Assane Oumarou, PMP

Director of Operations, Brightline Initiative, a PMI Initiative
Tahirou Assane Oumarou has over 15 years of experience in leadership roles, civil engineering, and project management. As director of operations of the Brightline Initiative, Tahirou oversees the activities under the three benefit pillars of thought and practice leadership, networking... Read More →
avatar for Ricardo Viana Vargas, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

Ricardo Viana Vargas, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

Executive Director, Brightline Initiative, a PMI Initiative
Ricardo Viana Vargas is a specialist in project management and strategy implementation. Over the past 20 years, he has been responsible for more than 80 major transformation projects in several countries, covering an investment portfolio of over $20 billion. He is currently the executive... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
125
  Enhancing PM Skills

4:45pm EDT

#443 - Insights Into the "Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures - Third Edition"
Description:
In this session, we will share insights into the published changes made to the practice standard for work breakdown structures (WBS). We will focus on such hot topics as agile, types of decomposition, and using a WBS through the project life cycle.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be to:(1) discuss the role of work breakdown structures in project life cycles;(2) identify types of decomposition and that 100% of the work is represented.

Speakers
avatar for Tim MacFadyen, PMP

Tim MacFadyen, PMP

Global Manager, IT PMO, Dana Limited
Tim MacFadyen delivers strategic objectives by implementing and standardizing an organizations methodology, supported by Leadership. Whether it is simplifying process to improve delivery time, shortening forms for faster throughput or revamping the financial system, he assembles teams... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
126A
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

4:45pm EDT

#442 - Innovate You: The Entrepreneur Within (ENCORE)
Description:
The world is rapidly changing, thanks to emerging technologies, improved communication and the rise of the independent project professional. These changes have necessitated a mindshift and innovation. For project success, independent project professionals and organizational leaders must work together as partners, communicating continuously, and thinking like entrepreneurs. This session explores the knowledge and skills that independent professionals and organizational leaders can hone to achieve success as well as innovative practices to implement.**An encore of this presentation is available on Saturday, 5 October at 11:30 a.m. (Session #310).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) identify knowledge and skills independent project professionals and organizational business leaders need to sharpen;(2) define innovative techniques to enhance collaboration and ensure successful delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Burford, PMP

Laura Burford, PMP

President, LAD Enterprizes, Inc.
Laura Dallas Burford, MA, PMP, began her management consulting firm, LAD Enterprizes, Inc, in 2002 after 9/11 forced the closing of a startup international consulting operation. Over the years, her management consulting firm has changed to where it is today—a firm that leverages... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
120B
  Hot Topics

4:45pm EDT

#440 - Benefits Realization - It's Time to Stop Losing Money
Description:
Analysts are sending a "wake-up" call to organizations to heed the statistics on implementing benefits realization and start significantly increasing their return on investments. Hear why benefits realization is important, how it ties into strategy execution, and how you can start implementing it. We also want to share some of the challenges that might go along with implementation and actually hear from an organization on these challenges. Lastly, we'll specifically show you some of the new tools you can add during each phase of your project management process that will help you keep implementing benefits realization simple!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) state the key concepts of benefits realization including what it is, the case for doing it, and common misconceptions; (2) explain why and how benefits realization ties into strategy execution;(3) describe the challenges most likely to derail benefits realization implementation;(4) propose how to get started implementing effective benefits management practices;(5) utilize a model to integrate benefits realization into project management methodology.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Crawford, PMP

Deborah Crawford, PMP

Executive Vice President, PM Solutions
Deborah Bigelow Crawford's career in project management began in 1992 when she accepted the position of executive director of the Project Management Institute, where she served through 1996. Her expertise in managing and developing new initiatives and programs helped lay the groundwork... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
123
  Influencing and Business Strategy

4:45pm EDT

#444 - Portfolio Management Approaches to Driving Organizational Agility: An Academic Healthcare Case Study (ENCORE)
Description:
The University of Rochester Medical Center has been on a journey for the last year to embrace an agile portfolio management approach. This session will equip you with ideas and tools on how to establish portfolio governance and drive stakeholder engagement, and to support continuous project ideation, idea scoping and resource capacity management. The tools introduced can be adapted for use within any organization that needs to consider flexible approaches to organizational agility.**An encore of this presentation is available on Saturday, 5 October at 11:30 a.m. (Session #311).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe techniques to establishing flexible portfolio governance within organizations;(2) apply tools to support a portfolio management process that allows for organizational agility.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Venezia, PMP, PMI-ACP

Michelle Venezia, PMP, PMI-ACP

Director, Project Portfolio Office, University of Rochester Medical Center
Michelle Venezia is currently the director of the Project Portfolio Office at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has a varied professional background spanning the healthcare, IT technology, medical device and defense industries, having held roles spanning business development... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
121C
  Influencing and Business Strategy

4:45pm EDT

#445 - Disrupt Conventional Silo Thinking by Managing Projects Using Kanban's Value-Based Systems Perspective (ENCORE)
Description:
Kanban is much more than an agile method. It's a different way of looking at projects as part of a value chain that reaches beyond the single project. This session will demonstrate how Kanban's systems approach, value-based focus, and simple practices keep project managers in control. We will share a case story showing how Kanban facilitated higher project efficiency, smarter resource allocation, and proactive handling of cross-team dependencies, which are some of the biggest killers of project efficiency.**An encore of this presentation is available on Saturday, 5 October at 2:00 p.m. (Session #334).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how the Kanban core practices can help improve project efficiency, and identify which practices to apply to projects;(2) describe how to use relevant case-study examples and adapt them to improve performance or minimize the effect of cross-team dependencies.

Speakers
avatar for Annette Vendelbo, PMP, PMI-ACP

Annette Vendelbo, PMP, PMI-ACP

Project Director, Agile Expert, Xvoto ApS
Annette Vendelbo has 30 years' experience with IT project management and line management in Digital, HP, and other large global companies. In 2008 she founded Xvoto, an agile consultancy helping organizations with planning and executing agile transformations with respect for their... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
120C
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

4:45pm EDT

#446 - Managing Stress Through Physiology, Mindset, and Our Relationship With Technology (ENCORE)
Description:
Working and living in our digital age is challenging and creating unprecedented levels of stress. The reality is that stress is here to stay and if not managed it can lead to burnout. Can you distinguish between healthy and unhealthy stress? Learn the difference and how you can build sticky habits to combat negative stress and achieve peak performance through the use of your mind, your body and your relationship with technology.**An encore of this presentation is available on Saturday, 5 October, at 3:45 p.m. (Session #355).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) recognize when they are experiencing healthy versus negative stress;(2) apply physiological and mindset tactics to create habits that combat negative stress.

Speakers
avatar for Swati Doshi

Swati Doshi

Founder and Managing Director, Human Results
Swati D. Doshi is the founder and managing director of Human Results, an HR consulting and coaching firm that brings talent optimization to life in organizations by aligning people strategy to business strategy. Human Results maximizes performance at companies through 1:1 and group... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
120A
  Communication and Teamwork

4:45pm EDT

#447 - Steps to Giving a TED Talk: PMI Global Conference 2020
Description:
Interested in sharing your big idea next year at PMI Global Conference 2020 as a TED Speaker? TED Speaker Coach Director Briar Goldberg and TED Speaker Sally Kohn will share their experience in preparing for the TED stage starting with the first step - applying! This interactive session will inform you about the upcoming opportunity to become a TED speaker and preparing you to give your own talk at next year's PMI Global Conference 2020.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) apply to give a TED talk at TED@PMI; (2) discuss the work and support that goes into a TED Talk.

Speakers
avatar for Briar Goldberg

Briar Goldberg

Speaker Coach, TED Conferences
Briar Goldberg is TED's director of speaker coaching and is a public speaking and strategic communications expert. In addition to coaching TED speakers, she's worked with CEOs and executives from some of the world's largest companies.
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Sally Kohn

Curator, TED Speaker, TED Conferences
TED Curator Sally Kohn is a columnist and author who focuses on the compassion and humanity in everyone. She has recently published her first book, "The Opposite of Hate," and her three-hit TED Talks have been viewed more than 4 million times. A regular columnist and commentator... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
124
  Communication and Teamwork

4:45pm EDT

#448 - Unlocking Culture for Greater Project Management Effectiveness in the Age of Agile (ENCORE)
Description:
We'll share the journey that every project manager must take to recognize and use culture as a tool to finally unlock project success in the age of agile, where effectiveness is more defined by each company's unique culture and how it embraces agility than by process. Effective operators carry weight that can steer the course of events. Learn to transcend project management dogma, embrace agility and unlock the power of company culture to drive effectiveness.**An encore of this presentation is available on Saturday, 5 October at 11:30 a.m. (Session #320).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss why project managers struggle in the age of agile to provide value to sponsors and complement agile teams;(2) explain the power of recognizing a company's unique culture and using that awareness to unlock greater control and effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Gruebl

Tony Gruebl

President, Think Systems, Inc.
Tony Gruebl is founder and president of Think Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD. For clients, he is a fractional COO and works closely with the leadership of Think's executive advisory practice and BKPM operations consulting team. He is coauthor of "Bare Knuckled Project Management... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Welch

Jeff Welch

Vice President, Think Systems, Inc.
Jeff Welch is vice president of Think Systems, and is an executive advisor for clients, heading their BKPM products team. He is coauthor of "Bare Knuckled Project Management (BKPM): How to Succeed at Every Project" and "The Red Pill Executive: How to Achieve Maximum Operational Velocity... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
118B
  Enhancing PM Skills

4:45pm EDT

#441 - Creative Collaboration: Powerful Tools to Tackle 21st Century Problems
Description:
This lively, visually rich, and immensely practical workshop shows how to guide teams to work smarter, more creatively, and more deeply. Building on fundamental design thinking principles, it illustrates simple yet powerful methods to engage people with better questions, foster clarity by making ideas visible, and create alignment by choreographing precise activities. Elevate and multiply the impact of your work by helping teams work to the top of their intelligence and integrity.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:(1) apply fundamental design thinking techniques - leading with key questions, making ideas visible, and taking forward steps - to simple, complex, and wicked problems;(2) illustrate how to translate the most complex, fluid, emotionally charged, and biased aspects of a project into diagrams that can resolved into clear action plans.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Wujec

Tom Wujec

Founder, The Wujec Group Inc.
Tom Wujec is a technology pioneer, writer, speaker, and facilitator who helps people create massive positive impact in their businesses and industries. As a former Autodesk Fellow and founding Singularity University Professor, Tom has worked at the intersection of exponentially growing... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
118C
  Hot Topics

4:45pm EDT

#450 - Why We Love Bad Ideas: Combating the Biases That Shape Our Decision Making (ENCORE)
Description:
Like moths to the flame, human beings are influenced by our brains in ways we're only just beginning to understand. Scientists refer to these unseen forces as "cognitive biases." Like invisible germs carrying the flu, these biases spread throughout our teams and organizations, impacting our ability to think rationally, critically, and creatively. This workshop features actionable practices to help project teams identify and critically evaluate their day-to-day assumptions and ideas.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October at 10:30 a.m. (Session #419).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) diagnose the unseen ways their team's problem solving and decision making are influenced by the brain;(2) evaluate actionable practices to help their team think rationally, critically, and expansively about project challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Gallagher, PMP

Sara Gallagher, PMP

Vice President of Client Delivery, The Persimmon Group
Sara Gallagher engages audiences with her unique speaking style: blending evidence-based management insights with humorous storytelling. She draws from her own experiences in the fields of project management and organizational effectiveness to test what we think we know about effective... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 6:15pm EDT
115C
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

4:45pm EDT

#449 - Building an Effective Agile Transformation Office (ENCORE)
Description:
Agile is an enabler for greater customer collaboration, increased speed to market and high development flexibility. Transforming to adopt sustainable agile practices and lean delivery techniques across an enterprise requires a strategic and tactical approach at every level. This workshop shares experiences from lean agile-transformation initiatives at large enterprises, implementation challenges, techniques adopted, lessons learned and successes. In small groups, you will build your own agile transformation office strategy and roadmap.**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 6 October at 10:30 a.m. (Session #417).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:(1) identify the challenges you may face in your transformation journey;(2) explain how to build your own agile transformation office strategy and roadmap.

Speakers
avatar for Somnath Ghosh, PMI-ACP, PMP

Somnath Ghosh, PMI-ACP, PMP

Global Lead Partner, Tata Consultancy Services
Somnath Ghosh is the global lead partner for strategic offerings with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He leads large enterprise agile and DevOps transformations. Mr. Ghosh has over 20 years of strategic consulting experience in leadership, software development, agile and DevOps enablement... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:45pm - 6:15pm EDT
118A
  Influencing and Business Strategy

5:30pm EDT

#451-EXH - Main Stage: Relaxation Techniques: Simple Steps to Unwind
Description:
It's impossible to avoid stress in our daily lives but it's definitely possible to manage your response to it. This activity will focus on relaxation techniques that you can use in your day-to-day life to calm yourself in the midst of stressful situations. From meditation to quick chair exercises, we'll walk you through how to get started and then we want you to pick at least two to stick with.

Sunday October 6, 2019 5:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

6:00pm EDT

Celebrating the Future of the Profession - Networking Reception
Description:

Sunday October 6, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other
 
Monday, October 7
 

8:00am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Description:

Monday October 7, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

8:00am EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
Description:

Monday October 7, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

8:00am EDT

PMI Bookstore Open
Description:

Monday October 7, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Knowledge Zone
  Other

8:00am EDT

Registration Open & Badge Pick Up
Description:

Monday October 7, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Broad Street Atrium
  Other

8:10am EDT

#501-EXH - Main Stage: Five Ways to Project Manage the Ultimate Work/Life Balancing Act and Stress Levels
Description:
You run into it all the time - not enough time in the day, looming deadlines, and the list of what you need to get done. That translates mentally into stress levels that occur. And how do you handle that? How do you achieve the needed balance between your project management career and your personal life? In this activity, we will be engaging you in five ways you can project manage your work/life balance and, more importantly, share with you tips on how to manage the stress that comes along with life. Leave with actionable tips that you can use and share with your colleagues and peers!

Monday October 7, 2019 8:10am - 8:25am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

8:30am EDT

#504 - Effective Retention of Skills and Knowledge in Long-Term Projects
Description:
The median job tenure in the US private sector is 3.8 years; there are some extremes like 1.1 years at Google, 1 year at Amazon, or 2.2 years at Visa. Taking the median for the private sector we can calculate that a seven-person team has an 80% chance of someone leaving every year. Changes to the team are not considered a risk but a fact. This also means that attrition should be planned upfront and managed proactively instead of waiting for the risk to occur. This session will provide tools to proactively manage this inevitable risk for your project.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) evaluate and justify efforts required for competence management in long-term projects;(2) explain how to plan and perform proactive measures to retain both team members and their skills.

Speakers
avatar for Volodymyr Oros, PMI-RMP, PMP

Volodymyr Oros, PMI-RMP, PMP

Delivery Director, Itera
Volodymyr Oros works in the area of IT consulting and supervises a portfolio of Ukrainian, Slovakian and distributed projects for Itera. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP)® and PMI Risk Management Practitioner (PMI-RMP)® certifications. He also holds a master's degree... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
121B
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

8:30am EDT

#502 - Decision Making for Project Management Excellence
Description:
Some of the biggest challenges to bringing projects on target and on time (especially process and technology projects) relate to decision making. It is, therefore, necessary to find ways to overcome indecisiveness, analysis paralysis and mental blindspots, and thus achieve one's potential as a project manager. Dr. John Nunn gave practical advice on decision making at the tournament chessboard. Join us as we explore the advice and apply it to decision making on projects.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify common problems that plague project managers at the threshold of decisions;(2) apply concepts from tournament chess and chess psychology to improve decision making in project management.

Speakers
avatar for Anderson Gordon, PMP

Anderson Gordon, PMP

Court Planning Director, Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Anderson Gordon is the current court planning director at the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago, where he heads the team for managing projects that range from IT to construction to business process reengineering. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
125
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

8:30am EDT

#505 - The Co-Evolution of Change and Project Management Innovations
Description:
This session borders on a new paradigm to the relationship between change and projects. It presents the story of an evolving phenomenon to raise contemplation of project practitioners about the indispensability of change management to project management success. This session draws from a case study of a 2018 recipient of the PMI Project of the Year award.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss the role of change in the evolution of project management innovations;(2) describe how to be better equipped to champion the needed change conversations around their projects.

Speakers
avatar for Taiwo Abraham, PMP

Taiwo Abraham, PMP

Project Manager, Horizant
Taiwo Abraham is an experienced and result-driven organization productivity specialist. He combines skill sets in project/program/portfolio management, business administration and IT, and organization change management with mastery of both traditional waterfall and agile methodologies... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
124
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

8:30am EDT

#503 - Digital Transformation – Challenges and Opportunities
Description:
This session presents the results of a study in which a group of 100 executives from around the globe were asked about their exposure to digital technologies (DX) and their perception of how DX will impact projects, programs, and portfolios at their organizations. Executives were asked to rate the existing technologies they find to be effective, as well as highlight futuristic technologies that they are likely to embrace.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe the trends identified by the rapid pace of digital transformation and its impact on project, program, and portfolio management;(2) develop a learning plan to prepare for the digital age of project, program, and portfolio management.

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Khalifa Hassan, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Mohamed Khalifa Hassan, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Director, Lifelong
Mohamed Khalifa Hassan, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, is a renowned project management consultant and speaker. He possesses a unique combination of broad-based skills gained from more than 20 years of project management practice. He has developed, implemented... Read More →
avatar for Muhammad A. B. Ilyas, PMP

Muhammad A. B. Ilyas, PMP

Chief Executive Officer, Lifelong
Recognized as a world-class technology expert and a top-notch consultant for project management, information systems, human resource management, and corporate governance, Muhammad A. B. Ilyas possesses a unique combination of technical knowledge and broad-based business management... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
126A
  Enhancing PM Skills

8:30am EDT

#508 - Secret Sauce to Project Success: Seven Scope Management Techniques From Several Continents
Description:
Disruptive business models, technological progress and intense competition force your customers to continuously innovate. Clients naturally demand that you deliver high-quality projects involving complex, ever-changing scope at tight budgets and within compressed timelines. Is this challenging? Absolutely! Innovative, effective scope management is a must for project success. Join us for a very engaging session to learn seven successful scope management techniques from across continents. You will also be able to share your own success secrets with fellow participants!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe how ineffective requirements gathering, poor scope definition, gold plating, and uncontrolled creep inevitably lead to project failure;(2) analyze, adapt, and apply seven proven scope management techniques to increase the probability of project success.

Speakers
avatar for Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Founder and Principal Consultant, KeyResultz
P3M, Leadership & Social Media expert. Founder & Principal Consultant, KeyResultz, a P3M Best Practices firm. 25+ years experience delivering project success in three continents. Longtime PMI Volunteer Leader and graduate of PMI's Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC). Currently... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
123
  Communication and Teamwork

8:30am EDT

#506 - Agile for the Rest of Us: It's a Mind-Set
Description:
We all know that agile works for software development and IT applications, but what about the rest of us? This session follows the Nemours Children's Health System ESPMO transition from a traditional approach to an agile mind-set toward project and portfolio management, opening the door to faster delivery of value and less waste for all types of projects.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) demonstrate how an agile project management office (PMO) can maximize value delivery;(2) apply agile methodologies to drive enterprise strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Barr

Brian Barr

CEO/President, AgileTrailblazers, LLC
Brian has over 30 years of experience leading global teams in the creation of large-scale software solutions with a passion for quality, timeliness, and agile methodologies. He has influenced and led company-wide agile transformations in traditionally change-resistant organizations... Read More →
avatar for Abbigail Frelich, PMP

Abbigail Frelich, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Nemours Children's Health System
Abby Frelich is a Senior Project Manager at Nemours Children's Health System, having found her calling in 2010 while working in Hospital Operations. Bringing multiple teams together and helping them to communicate and work together to create value and improve processes has been some... Read More →
avatar for Tavanya Lockett, PMP

Tavanya Lockett, PMP

Director, Enterprise Strategy and Project Management Office, Nemours
Tavanya Lockett, PMP, joined Nemours in 2004, and has served the organization as special assistant, senior marketing and communications consultant, public relations specialist, senior project manager, and now, director of the enterprise strategy and project management office. During... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
120A
  Hot Topics

8:30am EDT

#507 - Current Academic Research Trends Driving the Future of the Profession
Description:
Top researchers in the field of project, portfolio, and program management will share academic research findings and their applicability for the practitioner. Through examining multiple case studies, this session will address how research and practice intersect to shape the future of work in project management.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe current trends in academia and the impact they have on the profession;(2) discuss how practice can benefit from the implementation and understanding of academic research in the profession.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Forsyth

Ashley Forsyth

Academic Programs Specialist, PMI
Ashley joined PMI as an academic programs specialist in 2014, working with chapters to facilitate and support academic outreach to colleges and universities, working with academic institutions, their faculty and students to advance the teaching of project management through increased... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
120B
  Hot Topics

8:30am EDT

#510 - Cat Herding 101: Social Intelligence for Project Managers
Description:
Feeling disconnected from your team? Is getting them all together more like herding cats than project management? Social intelligence concepts (the connections part of emotional intelligence) can help you connect and keep your team all moving in the same direction. Develop strong connected leadership, handle problems gracefully and create and support effective teams using principles from the world of social intelligence translated into project management tools and techniques in this interactive workshop.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:(1) explain how to use social intelligence tools to build teams and keep members connected and engaged;(2) utilize social intelligence tools to achieve balance among the project dimensions of people, product and process.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wasson, PMP

Kim Wasson, PMP

Consultant/CEO, IvyBay Consulting LLC
Kim Wasson, PMP, has worked in project and program management, software development, management and consulting for over 25 years. Her history of working in companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500s (with primary businesses in manufacturing, design, hardware development... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
118A
  Communication and Teamwork

8:30am EDT

#509 - Building Resilient Value-Delivery Capabilities
Description:
The ways teams deliver and realize value will remain in flux, so teams need to choose the tools, techniques and frameworks that are appropriate for the specific context in which they are delivering value. This workshop reframes how to help teams leverage the right tools for the job, reduce process overhead and focus on value. Through provocative thinking and engaging discussion, together we will explore and identify pathways toward more resilient value delivery.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe a broader perspective of value delivery which will open up solution spaces for them and their teams;(2) examine considerations that will help them tailor their delivery approach to the specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP, PMP

Consultant, Leading Answers
Mike Griffiths is an experienced project manager and agile coach with a long history of contributions to the agile and project management community. He helped create the agile approach, DSDM, in 1994 and has been using agile approaches on his projects ever since. He served on the... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Townsend

Stephen Townsend

Director, Network Programs, Project Management Institute
Stephen Townsend is PMI's director for network programs. In this capacity, he leads special program initiatives for the Institute that include: exploring how organizations are adapting their value-delivery systems to accommodate the full spectrum of delivery approaches; compiling... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
115C
  Hot Topics

8:30am EDT

#511 - Knowledge Revolution: Creating the Right Environment for Shared Project Knowledge and Innovation
Description:
Employees get 50-75% of their relevant information directly from other people. All project management begins with knowledge; one of the most critical organizational assets—intellectual capital—is held captive in the minds of individuals. How to capture, share, retain and reuse this knowledge is the greatest challenge facing organizations today. In this action-packed session, we shall explore how to create/establish a robust knowledge-sharing environment intelligently, leveraging it for exponential growth, competitive advantage, and innovation. Start the revolution with a knowledge management innovative project today!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify intelligent approaches to managing competencies, capabilities and critical knowledge assets for their organization;(2) apply strategies for converting project knowledge—capturing, sharing, retaining and reusing—to innovative solutions and value.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Anyacho, PMP

Benjamin Anyacho, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Limitless Leadership
Benjamin Anyacho is a quintessential project manager and pedagogue, knowledge management (KM) evangelist, momentum builder and technocrat with over 25 years of results-driven leadership experience in managing complex programs/projects. He is the founder of Leaders and Thinkers International... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Moore

Bruce Moore

Vice President, Global Services, PMware Technology
Bruce Moore is the Vice President of Global Services for PMware Technology Holding, Program management software company based in San Antonio, Texas.  He has over 35 years of experience in IT, the last 25 of which have been spent managing projects and delivering program and project... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
118C
  Influencing and Business Strategy

9:45am EDT

#512-EXH - Learning Zone: Developing Good Communication Strategy: Hands-On Strategy Development
Description:
Join us in the Learning Zone, located in the Exhibit Hall, for this activity. Space is limited.In this learning zone session, we will learn how to develop personal strategies for communicating with people. In our activity, we will prioritize 10 communication motivators, identify a problem or opportunity, apply an overall personal guiding principal for it, and then decide on an action to take to address this problem or challenge. Be sure to scan your badge to receive PDUs. To participate in a more in-depth session on this topic, you may attend "Communication Essentials for Diverse Work Teams: To Innovate, We Must Communicate!" (7 October, 1:00 p.m.).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: (1) describe how to develop a personal strategy for communicating with people.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Carnegie-Dunham, PMP

Alexis Carnegie-Dunham, PMP

Managing Partner, Trench Project Management
Alexis Carnegie-Dunham is managing partner of Trench Project Management, a training and consulting firm. She has trained hundreds of project managers on the technical aspects of project management, and has experience consulting with executives and senior managers on topics including... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Communication and Teamwork

9:45am EDT

Refreshment Break
Description:

Monday October 7, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

10:00am EDT

#513-EXH - Main Stage: Top Five Health and Wellness Habits That Busy Professionals Should Create NOW
Description:
As a busy professional, you need to create new habits to keep your health in check and avoid burnout. Join us for this habit creation activity where you will commit to new ways on how to take care of your body and your overall wellness. These are simple to incorporate in your busy life, so you got this! And we are going to be your accountability coach and track your progress and encourage you along the way.

Monday October 7, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

10:30am EDT

#516 - Product Education Session - KeyedIn Solutions: Enterprise Adoption of PPM - A Lesson for the Aspiring ePMO
Description:
You've worked hard to research, evaluate, select and negotiate a new PPM solution – but your journey has just begun. As most of us have experienced, software is only as helpful as the information it contains; and getting your team to buy in and use the tool is often times the hardest part. Join KeyedIn as we hear from seasoned program managers at retail conglomerate Wawa, Inc. as we explore best practices and lessons learned to get your teams using PPM to achieve real business value.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) discuss best practice and lessons learned by using PPM to achieve real business value.

Speakers
avatar for Julius Colina

Julius Colina

Manager of IT Project Delivery, PMO, Wawa, Inc.
Julius Colina currently serves as manager of IT project selivery of the PMO at Wawa, Inc. (a chain of retail food and fuel stores in the eastern U.S.). Mr. Colina is responsible for IT engagement of the fuel, real estate, construction, facilities, retail implementation and loss prevention... Read More →
avatar for Mike McCabe

Mike McCabe

Program Manager, Information Technology, Wawa, Inc.
Mike McCabe is a program manager with over 25 years of experience at Wawa, Inc. working directly in the PMO. Wawa, Inc. operates a chain of retail food markets across the east coast of the U.S. with a focus on embracing change and a legacy that has thrived from that strategy. He holds... Read More →
avatar for John Sherman

John Sherman

Principal Consultant, KeyedIn Solutions
John Sherman has extensive experience managing PMOs and providing consultation to IT executives at Fortune 500 Companies on project and portfolio and application portfolio best practices and solutions. Mr. Sherman spent a considerable portion of his career working at Fidelity Investments... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
120C
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

10:30am EDT

#515 - PM 101: Subtle Ways to Improve Efficiency, Boost Productivity and Foster Creativity
Description:
Project managers commonly complain that they lack time to get everything done. What they are really saying is they are not making the most of the time they have to focus on the right things. How do project managers know which are the "right things"? How can we set ourselves up for success tomorrow by improving our productivity, creativity and focus today? This session summarizes tips from productivity gurus and applies them to project management.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) explain how to apply productivity best practices to improve project delivery;(2) assess how they can work with their teams today to get to where they want to be tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hoban, PMP

Sarah Hoban, PMP

Lead Associate/Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
Sarah Hoban is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder and project/program manager and strategy consultant with 10 years of experience directing complex, multimillion-dollar projects, leading diverse global teams, collaborating with C-suite executives, mapping... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
118B
  Enhancing PM Skills

10:30am EDT

#518 - The Five Key Factors in Developing Your Project Delivery Workforce
Description:
The project management industry has a plethora of options available for developing the capability of an organization's project delivery workforce. Getting it wrong can lead to inefficiencies and sunk cost, while the right solution can demonstrate measurable success. Among the complexity of choosing the right solution lies simplicity. This session will highlight five key steps in developing your project delivery workforce, regardless of organizational size or capability budget.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) List the five key factors for building project delivery capability within your workplace.(2) Create a working draft of a capability "plan on a page."

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Walters, PMP

Andrew Walters, PMP

Project Delivery Capability and Community Lead, National Australia Bank
Andrew Walters is the project delivery capability and community lead at the National Australia Bank. His career to date has focused on capability development, primarily within the freight forwarding and telecommunication industries. His role is responsible for improving the standard... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
125
  Enhancing PM Skills

10:30am EDT

#514 - Improving Organizational Awareness through Emotional Intelligence
Description:
Defining the business need and facilitating solutions with stakeholders requires organizational awareness. This interactive session will discuss the basic components of emotional intelligence such as empathy and self-awareness and demonstrate how to use organizational awareness to overcome project management challenges. Through a facilitated discussion, participants will see how project leaders can build their self-awareness to monitor their emotions and reactions to stakeholders, and lead conversations using both facts and feelings-based questions to increase stakeholder engagement.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) identify strategies and tactics to increase organizational awareness by improving emotional intelligence including enhanced self-awareness of reactions to emotions;(2) assess and identify opportunities to manage the appropriate level of empathy during facts-and-feelings conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Carstens, CAPM

Cheryl Carstens, CAPM

Manager of Curriculum Development, RMC Learning Solutions
Cheryl Carstens is the manager of curriculum development with RMC Learning Solutions, with 20 years of instructional and professional development experience. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training materials offering a unique perspective on business analysis... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Almlie, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMP

Sonja Almlie, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMP

Director of Project Management Practice, RMC Learning Solutions
Sonja Almlie is the director of project management practice at RMC Learning Soultions and teaches in project management, business analysis and agile. She was the subject matter expert for the "PMP® Exam Prep" eighth and ninth edition books, and coauthor of the "PM Crash Course... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
124
  Influencing and Business Strategy

10:30am EDT

#517 - The Exciting World of Mergers and Acquisitions: Project Managers Join the Party
Description:
When you think of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), do you imagine investment bankers, lawyers, and consultants? Did you know project managers play just as important, if not as glamorous, a role in driving successful M&A projects? If you have ever wanted to learn about the exciting space of M&A where scope creep and changing timelines are the norm—and how to manage them without losing your faith in the profession—come to this session.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe the M&A life cycle and the role a project manager plays in making M&As successful;(2) identify the skills required to be a successful project manager in M&A projects.

Speakers
avatar for James Harris

James Harris

Corporate Development Principal, Google
James Harris is a principal on the Corporate Development Integration team at Google. He joined Google in September 2011, and has worked on a wide range of deals including Motorola (acquisition and divestiture), Niantic spinout, Quickoffice, Titan Aerospace, and Makani Power. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Kash Ahuja, PMP

Kash Ahuja, PMP

Program Manager, Google
Kash Ahuja is a program manager at Google, focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). His work at Google has spanned multiple deals including acquisition of hTC's smartphone business, Xively (from LogMeIn), Fabric (from Twitter), and the spinout of CSquared to help bring millions... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
120A
  Influencing and Business Strategy

10:30am EDT

#521 - The Force of Positive Reinforcement vs. the Dark Side of Negative Unleadership
Description:
There is a business case in leading positively – financially speaking. Nothing is truer than the statement: "Happy staff is productive; unhappy staff is expensive." In this session, we will explore the business metrics of applying positive leadership instead of metrics demonstrating the financial loss created by a toxic and negative "unleadership" practice. Real stories, revealing exercises and demonstrations will pave our way to the virtuous development cycle of positive leadership.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss the benefits of positive leadership and develop the appropriate and related metrics to measure its impact on the organization's business;(2) describe an approach to install a sustainable practice, putting the organization into a virtuous business and organizational development cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Lazar, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PfMP, PgMP

Olivier Lazar, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PfMP, PgMP

Managing Partner, The Valense Palatine Group
Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master's degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
120B
  Communication and Teamwork

10:30am EDT

#519 - Clash of the Titans: Success When Agile Projects Meet Plan-Driven Cultures
Description:
Is your organization struggling to find success with agile projects in a traditional, plan-driven culture? Looking for insight on common risk factors that jeopardize these projects? This session is a case study of a high-risk software development project undertaken to support a client in the banking and financial services industry. We will lead the audience on a journey through the project, discuss risk factors and share tactics that resulted in project success.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify factors that jeopardize business value between agile and plan-driven cultures;(2) apply proven practices and techniques to deliver business value through agile projects in plan-driven cultures.

Speakers
avatar for Heather McLean

Heather McLean

Director - Agile Software Delivery, World Wide Technology
Heather McLean is currently the director for agile software delivery at World Wide Technology's application services providing strategic and operational oversight to the delivery leadership practice and over 40 agile software-delivery teams. Combining leadership and a layer of best-practice... Read More →
avatar for Rob Kurtz, PMI-ACP, PMP

Rob Kurtz, PMI-ACP, PMP

Delivery Lead - Application Services, World Wide Technology
Rob Kurtz is currently a delivery lead for World Wide Technology's application services providing a layer of best-practice project management around engaged agile teams to deliver valuable outcomes to customers. Throughout his 20-year career, he has had the pleasure to serve engineers... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
126A
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

10:30am EDT

#520 - Navigating the Impact of Artificial Intelligence Projects in the Public Sector
Description:
Governments all around the world have started to recognize artificial intelligence (AI) as a top focus area. In this interactive session, we will present how AI is being used in public sector projects based on academic research and experience from our own AI-based project initiatives in the government. In addition, we will explain how project managers can prepare themselves and stay ahead of the curve to navigate the AI storm in government projects and programs.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe how AI projects are being used in the public sector;(2) identify AI-related opportunities to stay relevant while navigating AI projects.

Speakers
avatar for Vinod Kumar Paidakula, PMI-ACP, PMP, PgMP

Vinod Kumar Paidakula, PMI-ACP, PMP, PgMP

Program Manager, KLC Consulting Inc.
Vinod Kumar Paidakula, PMI-ACP, PMP, PgMP, is an ITIL Certified Program Manager with more than 11 years of IT consulting experience. As a technology manager, he has experience in leading large-scale IT transformations, digital transformations and enabling analytics solutions to understand... Read More →
avatar for Shobhna Raghupathy, PMP

Shobhna Raghupathy, PMP

Senior Consultant, Proficient Project Consulting Inc.
Shobhna Raghupathy is a global strategy and project portfolio management consultant who has extensive experience in managing enterprise-wide technical and strategic projects in diverse industries including telecommunications, healthcare, finance and consulting. She has a master's... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
123
  Hot Topics

10:30am EDT

#523 - Getting the Top Team Right – The Critical Innovation Ingredient
Description:
This workshop takes a very close and comprehensive look in the mirror with tough and authentic discussions with team members and across critical stakeholder groups. It will utilize two instruments to prepare leaders to do just that: a team-focused self-assessment centered on questions around three capability areas (strategic, process, and critical leadership), and a team-stretching roadmap to establish the foundation of thoughtful discussion and dialogue to guide the team's evolution.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify the ingredients required for getting the team right;(2) discuss how to prepare the top team and the organizational culture for the degree of innovation embedded in the future of work.

Speakers
avatar for Al Zeitoun, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP

Al Zeitoun, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP

Global Business Strategist, Independent Consulting
Al Zeitoun is a transformative strategy execution/operational excellence and talent-building global executive who leverages deep expertise in systems thinking, portfolio, program, and project management to close the gap between strategy development and execution across industries... Read More →
avatar for Natalya Bah, PMP

Natalya Bah, PMP

CEO, Natalya H. Bah Consulting
Natalya H. Bah provides her clients with team building, training, and strategic advising services utilizing her passion for project management, leadership development, and goal setting. In addition to being a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder, she is also... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
118C
  Communication and Teamwork

10:30am EDT

#522 - Connecting the Dots: Three Must-Have Tools for Complex Redesign Projects
Description:
This workshop will show you how to map complexities in redesign projects, map workflow to identify problems clearly, redesign them to create efficiencies, and then implement them as intended. Making your team excited about change is a skill, and these tools will help you connect your team to the project objectives to visually understand how their role changes and specifically detail the expected behavior changes in a positive way.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify the technical skills to improve project delivery (Six Sigma workflows, lean change management);(2) describe how to incorporate change management tools to improve adoption of project outcomes;

Speakers
avatar for M. Concepcion Prado

M. Concepcion Prado

Principal and Founder, Greenfield Group
Concepcion Prado is principal and founder of Greenfield Group, a management and IT consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. She sets the direction and vision of the organization and manages key national and local relationships with clients. As a practicing consultant, she combines her... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
118A
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

10:30am EDT

#524 - Transforming a PMO Into a VDO (Value-Delivery Office)
Description:
Organizational agility is the shift to a focus on the customer with the goal being to deliver valuable products and services to customers. As organizations transform and morph, very few of these transformations actually address or focus on transforming the project management office (PMO). In this workshop, we will explore ways in which we can implement a value-delivery office (VDO) that enables us to shift our thinking from managing projects to enabling our organizations to deliver value to customers.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe the importance of the concept of a VDO;(2) explain the role of a project manager (a.k.a. value leader) when an organization transitions into focusing on value-based delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Kauffman, PMI-ACP, PMP

Betsy Kauffman, PMI-ACP, PMP

Leadership and Organizational Agility Coach, Agile Pi
Betsy Kauffman, CSM, CSPO, PSM, SPC4, ICP-APM, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF, PMI-ACP, PMP, is a passionate organizational coach and trainer with more than 18 years' experience working with high-performing teams. She has held various roles working as a business analyst, project manager, program... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
115C
  Hot Topics

11:45am EDT

Lunch
Description:

Monday October 7, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

11:50am EDT

#525-EXH - Main Stage: Productivity Apps You Can't Live Without
Description:
You hear about new apps every single second of the day. Life is too short and data is too precious. So which ones do you download? Which ones work and don't, and more importantly, how would they work for your needs? All of these questions will be answered in this activity and then some. Come learn of great apps that can rock your world! We'll share the apps and show you exactly how to use them.

Monday October 7, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

12:15pm EDT

#526-EXH - Learning Zone: Find Your Tribe: Hands-on Social Intelligence Lab
Description:
Join us in the Learning Zone, located in the Exhibit Hall, for this activity. Space is limited.In this learning zone we'll run through an exercise that will cover a smorgasbord of social intelligence concepts. The concepts can be easy to understand but challenging to execute. Here's your chance to try them out without using your team members as guinea pigs! Be sure to scan your badge to receive PDUs. To participate in a more in-depth session on this topic, you may attend "Cat Herding 101: Social Intelligence for Project Managers" (7 October, 8:30 a.m.).

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:(1) demonstrate the benefits of developing a team identity while observing emotional contagion, team-building, influence, and connection in action.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wasson, PMP

Kim Wasson, PMP

Consultant/CEO, IvyBay Consulting LLC
Kim Wasson, PMP, has worked in project and program management, software development, management and consulting for over 25 years. Her history of working in companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500s (with primary businesses in manufacturing, design, hardware development... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Learning Zone
  Communication and Teamwork

12:30pm EDT

#527-EXH - Main Stage: Creating Well-Being in the Workplace
Description:
It's no secret that mentally recharged employees bring their A game. So how can you introduce activities to help them recharge in the office? Start simple and set an example! Using these simple mindfulness techniques and stretches, you can begin to incorporate wellness in your day-to-day and bring it back to the office with you.

Monday October 7, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

1:00pm EDT

#531 - Tailoring Agile and Waterfall Methodologies for Success
Description:
The waterfall methodology was established over 60 years ago. The agile methodology is closer to 20 years old and is, by comparison, a very young approach. Many bloggers, presenters, consultants and practitioners suggest we should all holistically move to agile. This session will provide program and project management practitioners with insights to choose innovative solutions to successfully implement projects. Your company and customers are counting on you!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) identify innovative approaches in selecting the right methodology;(2) describe integration strategies to drive successful project implementations.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Adams, PMP

Jody Adams, PMP

Director, Strategic Portfolio Office, Metlife
Jody Adams, PMP, is a multiple-war veteran who led global IT organizations for the U.S. Air Force. As an IT professional with more than 20 years of experience, she managed project portfolios for the U.S. government, the state of North Carolina and several global corporations. She... Read More →
avatar for Al Gonzalez, PMP

Al Gonzalez, PMP

Director, Project Management Office, Metlife
Al Gonzalez, SAFe Product Owner, Six Sigma Lean Black Belt, PMP, is a PMO director with over 20 years of global experience in portfolio, program and project management. He has led PMOs, programs and projects in Fortune 500 companies such as Walt Disney, MetLife and Carolina Power... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
124
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

1:00pm EDT

#529 - Communication Essentials for Diverse Work Teams: To Innovate, We Must Communicate!
Description:
The power of communication impacts our ability to collaborate with our stakeholders and our ability to develop innovative ideas. At work, diverse groups of people come together to achieve common goals. In this session, we will examine how we must continually strive to enhance our communication techniques so we can maximize the communication opportunities we have with people who may be different from us.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) interpret the communication signals projected by themselves and others;(2) apply techniques that enhance communication in diverse project teams.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Carnegie-Dunham, PMP

Alexis Carnegie-Dunham, PMP

Managing Partner, Trench Project Management
Alexis Carnegie-Dunham is managing partner of Trench Project Management, a training and consulting firm. She has trained hundreds of project managers on the technical aspects of project management, and has experience consulting with executives and senior managers on topics including... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
123
  Communication and Teamwork

1:00pm EDT

#530 - Creative Methods in Project Management
Description:
The traditional project management role is to put a process in place that prevents delivery problems. However, such a process and the predictability it seeks to generate are often not in sync with the key to business success—innovation. Therefore, innovative project management methods can be applied that will enable project oversight, but won't suffocate creativity. Recognize techniques and methods for developing creativity and identify ways to apply innovations in project management practice.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) recognize techniques and methods for developing creativity in project management;(2) identify ways to apply innovations in project management practice.

Speakers
avatar for Denis Vukosav, PMP

Denis Vukosav, PMP

Vice President, Program Manager, State Street International
Denis Vukosav, as the vice president at State Street International in Dublin, leads the United States and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) program for the company's key client. Managing teams across the world, he is responsible for project, program and portfolio governance... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
120C
  Enhancing PM Skills

1:00pm EDT

#528 - Characterizing Organizational Culture: Valued PMO
Description:
To be effective and sustain a project management office (PMO), leveraging PMI's "Standard for Organizational Project Management (OPM3)" as a construct, ensures the culture of the organization is reflected and or challenged effectively. Join this session to learn about tools and techniques to baseline your organization's current PMO maturity model and develop roadmaps that will help its maturity, gaining insight on how to establish a PMO that is relevant and valued.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) apply tools and techniques to assess their organization's cultural readiness for a PMO and governance;(2) determine which cultural approaches are likely to be most helpful in getting a PMO established or improved for long-term effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Atkins, PMP

Richard Atkins, PMP

Senior IT Project Manager, University of Delaware
Originally trained as a librarian, the advent of online databases took Richard Atkins into the world of IT many years ago, and he has held a variety of roles in both the commercial and higher education sectors in his native New Zealand and here in the United States. His broad background... Read More →
avatar for Li Wen Lin, PMP

Li Wen Lin, PMP

Director of IT Project Management Office, University of Delaware
Li Wen Lin is the director of the IT Project Management Office at the University of Delaware, leading and spearheading the establishment of the university's first formal IT project management office. Her career has been dedicated to project and portfolio management, coupled with broad... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
125
  Influencing and Business Strategy

1:00pm EDT

#533 - Integration of Lean Six Sigma and Innovation Management Into the Organizational Strategy
Description:
There are two major waves affecting management thinking currently: Lean Six Sigma/process improvement and innovation/project management. Practitioners and researchers in each of these areas are seldom aware of the progress achieved in the other area. This engaging session will share case studies and provide a clear vision of Lean Six Sigma and its integration with the project management office (PMO)/innovation management to enhance the organization's performance through continual improvement of its total system.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) identify the main concepts, roles, and strategies of Lean Six Sigma that are appropriate for their organization;(2) clarify the relationships and plan the integration of Lean Six Sigma, innovation management, and project management in the organizational setting.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Anbari, PMP

Frank Anbari, PMP

Clinical Professor and Program Director, Project Management Program, Drexel University
Frank T. Anbari is a clinical professor and director of the Project Management Program in the College of Engineering at Drexel University. He previously served as a faculty member and director of the Project Management Program at The George Washington University, and taught in the... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
120B
  Analyzing and Process Improvement

1:00pm EDT

#534 - The Rise of the Machines
Description:
Managers rely more and more on information systems to make decisions. Is there a danger for portfolio, program, and project managers to lose their ability to make decisions? This session will examine the rise of information systems-based decision making and its impact on our capability to make decisions that consider human factors. Information systems may seem to simplify decisions, but they often complicate decision making and cannot take into account the complexity of the project environment.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) discuss how information systems affect our capacity to make sound decisions;(2) explain how large amounts of data can complicate decisions rather than clarify issues.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Michel Thiry, PMI-Fellow, PhD

Managing Partner, Valense Ltd.
Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
120A
  Decision Making and Problem Solving

1:00pm EDT

#532 - Estimation of Realistic Project Schedules Using Next-Generation Risk Management Tools
Description:
Survey after survey reveals that projects are replete with schedule delays. One usual suspect? Ignoring risks. Four types of risks are identified in the latest "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)": variability, events, ambiguity and emergent. Using a project example, we will define these risk types and demonstrate how to account for them in project schedules. We'll also illustrate a novel and innovative schedule management framework involving both qualitative and quantitative methods to manage risks.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:(1) describe how to develop realistic and accurate project schedule estimates based on next-generation risk management tools;(2) discuss how to control schedules using rational, innovative management techniques involving reserves that are calculated based on both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Speakers
avatar for Prasad Kodukula, PMP, PgMP

Prasad Kodukula, PMP, PgMP

President, Neo-Chloris, Inc.
Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula, PMP, PgMP, is a speaker, coach, author, inventor and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of professional experience. Dr. Kodukula has spoken in 45 countries and worked with 40 Fortune 100 companies (e.g., Abbott, BP, Chrysler, Dow, Kraft Foods, IBM, JPMorgan... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
126A
  Enhancing PM Skills

1:00pm EDT

#536 - Unlocking the Mysteries of a Project Management Toolkit
Description:
In a world of cross-functional teams and complex dependencies, project managers must be able to resolve challenging problems while navigating their projects toward success. To achieve these results project managers often use proven methodologies and tools that help them to mitigate risks, enhance organizational communication, and unite team members. In this workshop, we will review tools used in five project management areas as referenced in the "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)" – Sixth Edition and discuss best practices for end user adoption. Following the discussion, groups will be able to practice using these tools with a highly interactive murder mystery-style game.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) demonstrate usage of tools for various project types;(2) develop a project management toolkit outline and strategies for end-user adoption.

Speakers
avatar for Tia Fagan, PMP

Tia Fagan, PMP

Global Program Manager, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Tia (Nickole) Fagan has over 15 years of experience in operations, business process management, and project management. Her experience includes creating innovative programs to support international business development, leading high-performing UAT and customer support teams and managing... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
118C
  Enhancing PM Skills

1:00pm EDT

#535 - The Innovative "It" Factor for Scrum Masters and Project Managers
Description:
This workshop covers critical, yet often overlooked, aspects that companies are looking for in scrum masters and project managers from the perspective of someone who has trained, certified and hired scrum masters and project managers. Whether someone is a traditional project manager or scrum master, it will cover how to be an entrepreneurial leader who fosters innovation, has an agile mind-set as a project manager, helps to develop a dynamic cross-functional project management office (PMO) and is a true servant leader.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) classify and analyze the critical leadership aspects that define the "it" factor of project managers and scrum masters;(2) create a comprehensive development plan, based on self-assessment and peer review, that inspires them to implement the "it" factor.

Speakers
avatar for Niel Magsombol, PMP

Niel Magsombol, PMP

Agile Transformation Consultant, In-Vision Consultants LLC
Niel Magsombol has published materials for the Project Management Institute, coauthored a case study for the PMI Pulse of the Profession® report in June 2017 ("Creating a Dynamic PMO: Caterpillar Adopts Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid"), and has coauthored material presented at the PMI... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
118A
  Hot Topics

2:30pm EDT

#537-EXH - Main Stage: Note Taking and Capturing Data - Speech and Handwriting Recognition
Description:
Are you still taking notes by hand with pen and paper? Let's change that – we'll share with you some options for note-taking on your mobile devices with speech and handwriting recognition features. Let's go paperless!

Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall: Main Stage
  Other

2:30pm EDT

Refreshment Break
Description:

Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall E, Level 2
  Other

3:00pm EDT

#538 - Closing General Session: TED Talks, Curated for PMI by TED
Description:
As PMI celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are focusing on the accomplishments of professionals around the world and their commitment to making a difference. In this session of TED Talks, curated for PMI by TED, we celebrate the bold and the daring, the entrepreneurs who make the impossible possible and the deep thinkers who conjure new possibilities for all to enjoy. Whether tackling some of the world's biggest challenges or inventing ways to help us connect and collaborate, these speakers will help us to glean a deeper understanding of the richness and wonder of the world around us.

Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Terrace Ballroom, Level 4
  Other

4:30pm EDT

Closing Reception
Description:
Enjoy light refreshments as we end this year’s program with a closing reception.  Immediately after the TED session, you will have the opportunity to talk with TED speakers while celebrating the most influential projects of the past 50 years, just in time for our 50th anniversary.

Monday October 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Terrace Ballroom Foyer, Level 4
  Other
 
Tuesday, October 8
 

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Advanced Leadership Development: Leadership, Teams, Objectives & Influence [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Leaders face unique challenges to keep their team members motivated and aligned to the organizational or project?s strategy, often due to the difference between leadership and authority, power and influence. Leadership starts, of course, by ones' self. Define a strategy for yourself with clear objectives, and verify if your aims, resources and environment contribute effectively to those objectives. Being clear about your own objectives and strategy will foster your leadership position and give you the means to give sense and inspiration for others to follow you. In this seminar, you will explore how to define individual and group objectives beyond the classical and outdated SMART model; discover how to identify individual drivers for action and use them to move a project forward; explore how to conduct effective and influential meetings to put your teams in an action and performance mindset; and learn to use Influence techniques to overcome resistance in its different forms. Finally, this seminar is aimed at securing the business case of effective, positive and ethical leadership in today?s competitive market and transform proper practices into a concrete and tangible differentiator toward competitors. The seminar is divided between lectures, interactive discussions, practical exercises, and self-assessments.

Learning Objectives:
Define their own Leadership Strategy to empower and motivate their team members; Identify individual drivers to engage their team members; Use these individual drivers to commit and engage their team members; Explore the Cultural Configuration related aspects to consider in a leadership role; Identify resistance factors and overcome them using Influence and conflict resolution techniques; Develop a collaborative mindset and environment by fostering trust and integrity.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Lazar, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PfMP, PgMP

Olivier Lazar, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PfMP, PgMP

Managing Partner, The Valense Palatine Group
Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master's degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Advanced Project Quality and Lean Six Sigma [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

In this interactive seminar, participants will strengthen their understanding of planning and monitoring quality in their projects. They will increase their knowledge of the Six Sigma method and Lean Six Sigma, their applications in their organizational setting (manufacturing, IS/IT, financial services, healthcare, government, etc.), and the role of Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts, Executive Black Belts, Champions, and other participants in Six Sigma projects.Participants will reinforce their understanding of the cost of quality, ISO 9000, and ISO 21500 standards for effective project quality management. They will expand their knowledge of selected, relevant tools of quality and Lean Six Sigma, and enhance their understanding of the integration of project management and Lean Six Sigma strategies.

Learning Objectives:
Identify appropriate quality, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma strategies for their projects; Understand the main concepts of the Six Sigma method and Lean Six Sigma; Clarify the relationship between project management maturity models and project quality; Use effective quality, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma planning tools; Understand the cost of quality and its importance to efficient project management; Understand the concepts of life cycle costing and total cost of ownership; Understand where and how to use selected, relevant, effective quality assurance methods, quality control techniques, and Lean Six Sigma tools; Clarify the main elements of identifying and managing Lean Six Sigma projects; Understand the roles of White Belts, Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts, Champions, and other participants in Six Sigma projects; Clarify the relationship between Six Sigma method, Lean Six Sigma, and project management, and plan integration of project management and Lean Six Sigma strategies in their organizational settings (manufacturing, IT, financial services, healthcare, government, etc.).

Speakers
avatar for Frank Anbari, PMP

Frank Anbari, PMP

Clinical Professor and Program Director, Project Management Program, Drexel University
Frank T. Anbari is a clinical professor and director of the Project Management Program in the College of Engineering at Drexel University. He previously served as a faculty member and director of the Project Management Program at The George Washington University, and taught in the... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (POST-CONFERENCE EV

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Building and Leading a High Performing Team: Honing Your Communication and Motivating Strategies [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

This seminar is for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a more effective manager or leader, and to get the best out of their employees. You will learn the secrets to better communication, better motivating strategies, and ultimately, better teamwork. Whether you coach, hire, build, and/or need to collaborate with highly talented and productive teams, this seminar teaches you how to speak so you can be heard, and how to inspire so others will follow.This is a highly participative learning experience for those who want to accelerate their own leadership and team building effectiveness. Talent managers, leaders, internal coaches and professionals who are committed to developing star performers and high performing teams say this experience was a significant turning point.If you want to develop yourself as a star performer or build a high performing team, this seminar is just right for you. Building and Leading a High Performing Team will give you valuable tools for your management tool kit. "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)" areas covered: Project Human Resource Management, Project Stakeholder Management and Project Communication Management.

Learning Objectives:
Describe your preferred communication and behavior style and what other people need from your communication.Recognize what is needed by your recipients in conversations to create success; Identify your motivators and values, why you do what you do, and how this affects your team and your potential for professional advancement; Distinguish Emotional Intelligence at work as the foundation for high performance and develop your Emotional Intelligence; Apply the knowledge you have learned to coach, develop and retain highly talented and productive teams.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Tan Neckowicz, PMP

Kristy Tan Neckowicz, PMP

With 20+ years of experience in executive management, Kristy Tan Neckowicz has an extensive background in leadership development, strategic planning, project portfolio management and execution, and customer relationship management. Ms. Neckowicz has held various executive positions... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Managing the Dance - Leading Projects/Programs in a Complex World [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Have you ever wondered why, no matter what you do, some projects, programs or strategic initiatives are out of control and hard to manage? You work hard to carefully manage, but the more you try to control the harder it gets? What you have is a problem managing the DANCE - Dynamic, Ambiguous, Non-linear, Complex and Emergent and unpredictable nature of some projects. This seminar will highlight the reality of today's disruptive and complex project environment and challenge the existing beliefs of how we deal with it. In today's projects and programs of any size, there is a lot of uncertainty and it is challenging to identify the multitude of variables to be managed, let alone to anticipate how they might interact to create unexpected challenges. Managing these projects and strategic initiatives requires a new way of thinking and next generation agility. This seminar provides new lenses and different perspective to deal with today's uncertain project environment. You will learn how to assess complexity and uncertainty and apply unconventional techniques to deal with it. Apply timely leadership insights and practical ideas, and learn to dance on the edge of chaos.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the DANCE characteristics of complex project/program environments and the need for new approaches to deal with uncertainty and complexity; Assess the true status and complexity level of your project, program or strategic initiative, based on a complexity indicator; Design an adaptive project / program environment for agility and strength to withstand the turbulence and uncertainty; Apply and practice next generation leadership, communication and teamwork practices in an immersive setting; Review ten leadership principles necessary for thriving in complex and agile project / program environments.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal, PMP

Jack Duggal, PMP

Founder & Managing Principal, Projectize Group, LLC
Jack Duggal is a sought after international keynote speaker, change-maker and executive. His passion is to provide new perspectives on how to manage the DANCE [Dynamic | Ambiguous | Nonlinear | Complex | Emergent] nature of projects and life in today's disruptive world, and inspire... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Measuring the Performance of Project Initiatives: An Important Step in Benefits Realization [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Attend this interactive session and develop a scorecard to track ongoing project management performance as well as the business impact of project management to your organization. Learn the basics in setting up a measurement program designed to help improve project management performance as well as justify the organization's continued investment in project management. With this comprehensive introduction to measurement you will discover how to assess what's performing well and what needs improvement to build a business case for project management improvement initiatives. Become proactive in implementing measurement strategies aimed at improving your organization's project management performance.

Learning Objectives:
Lead a measurement team through the major steps in the Project Management Measurement Framework (PEMARI); Establish a good set of project management performance and value measures; Create a scorecard/dashboard for collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance and value information; Plan to communicate performance data to a variety of stakeholders; Learn steps to lead, implement, and overcome barriers for a performance measurement program; Strategize how to overcome common barriers when implementing a measurement program.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Crawford, PMP

Deborah Crawford, PMP

Executive Vice President, PM Solutions
Deborah Bigelow Crawford's career in project management began in 1992 when she accepted the position of executive director of the Project Management Institute, where she served through 1996. Her expertise in managing and developing new initiatives and programs helped lay the groundwork... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (POST-CONFERENCE EV

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Project Estimation Best Practices in a Multi-Project Matrix Environment [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Resource estimation in a multiple-project, shared-resource matrix environment must be a collaborative effort between resource managers, project managers, and portfolio managers. Most organizations rarely have these roles work together in the formation, application, tracking and correlation of resource and project estimates. They also rarely collaborate in developing the tools to be used ? and thus the tool suite is designed in a silo-based approach with a specific purpose in mind: portfolio management system, resource management system, project management lifecycle; and project schedules. This workshop will discuss the knowledge which can and must be shared in order for estimation to become more accurate and for critical resources to be used more effectively.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the different types of estimates and estimating processes and use the variety of tools which can be used to determine and track estimates; State the definitions of precision, accuracy, assumptions, constraints, uncertainty and risk; Apply the use of a phased or gated project life cycle in the continual refinement of estimates; Collaboratively share estimating information within the organization and continually update the resource and project forecasts; Know the distinction of the roles and responsibilities of Project Managers, Resource Managers, Portfolio Managers, and Project Team Members; Refine estimates based on tracking and communicating status, progress and forecasting.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Malone, PMP

Bradley Malone, PMP

President, Twin Star Consulting Company
Bradley A. Malone, president of Twin Star Consulting Company, a project management and corporate transformation consulting company, has managed numerous large hardware, software development, and integration projects. He has directed many project management process implementation... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (POST-CONFERENCE EV

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Team Member Engagement: Alignment, up, down and across the organization [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Organizations are complex! As a project manager your role frequently involves motivating and managing outside your direct span of control. Building tiers of cooperation between individuals and departments can reduce stress and add value to the entire organization. Often creating a sphere of influence can include identifying upstream and downstream internal customers and building a clear understanding of their personalities, styles of work and personal motivations in order to creating open communication and identify specific actions you can take to manage projects and build opportunities for collaboration.This workshop, based on internal customer service fundamentals, will allow the project manager to specifically identify and incorporate techniques, address perceptions and set expectations of others. It is designed for those team members who deal primarily with internal customers. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice proven techniques to better manage expectations, service internal customers and discover how to keep communication flowing.

Learning Objectives:
Identify and investigate sources of both positional and personal power and influence in an organization; Maximize both team and personal efficiency using the power of personality; Manage and lead more fluidly across departments when lines of authority and responsibility is absent or vague; Clearly define team member's individual commitment and contribution to the organizational vision; Successfully communicate progress accurately and honestly others using the "bad news first" rule.

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Lavin

Cliff Lavin

President, C Squared, Incorporated
A proven and recognized innovator and entrepreneur, Cliff Lavin is a high profile leader with a broad range of experience building companies from concepts to profitable operations. Mr. Lavin is a sought after new venture subject matter expert, speaker and Board advisor. He presently... Read More →
avatar for Carlene Szostak

Carlene Szostak

Principal, C Squared, Inc.
Carlene Szostak a proven senior leader with a broad range of experience managing people, process and technology. She is presently a Principal of C Squared, Inc., a global strategic organization. She has served as the COO of three organizations and a divisional executive at two others... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Coach: How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting the Work Done [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Business coaching has evolved from fad to fundamental. Having the ability to "coach and develop others" is a necessary skill for all project managers. But with so much to do and so little guidance, how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done? Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results.

Learning Objectives:
Describe what coaching is and what it is not; Understand the difference between coaching and mentoring; Identify the skills that managers will need to be an effective workplace coach; Understand how to structure a coaching session with team members; Understand how to coach for development and higher performance; Be able to suggest a useful framework for a coaching meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DiTullio

Lisa DiTullio

Principal, Your Project Office
Lisa is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)® and consulting group dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency. She is a renowned thought leader and recognized international speaker/trainer on project management... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
 
Wednesday, October 9
 

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Advanced Leadership Development: Leadership, Teams, Objectives & Influence [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

Leaders face unique challenges to keep their team members motivated and aligned to the organizational or project?s strategy, often due to the difference between leadership and authority, power and influence. Leadership starts, of course, by ones' self. Define a strategy for yourself with clear objectives, and verify if your aims, resources and environment contribute effectively to those objectives. Being clear about your own objectives and strategy will foster your leadership position and give you the means to give sense and inspiration for others to follow you. In this seminar, you will explore how to define individual and group objectives beyond the classical and outdated SMART model; discover how to identify individual drivers for action and use them to move a project forward; explore how to conduct effective and influential meetings to put your teams in an action and performance mindset; and learn to use Influence techniques to overcome resistance in its different forms. Finally, this seminar is aimed at securing the business case of effective, positive and ethical leadership in today?s competitive market and transform proper practices into a concrete and tangible differentiator toward competitors. The seminar is divided between lectures, interactive discussions, practical exercises, and self-assessments.

Learning Objectives:
Define their own Leadership Strategy to empower and motivate their team members; Identify individual drivers to engage their team members; Use these individual drivers to commit and engage their team members; Explore the Cultural Configuration related aspects to consider in a leadership role; Identify resistance factors and overcome them using Influence and conflict resolution techniques; Develop a collaborative mindset and environment by fostering trust and integrity.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Lazar, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PfMP, PgMP

Olivier Lazar, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PfMP, PgMP

Managing Partner, The Valense Palatine Group
Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master's degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Advanced Project Quality and Lean Six Sigma [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

In this interactive seminar, participants will strengthen their understanding of planning and monitoring quality in their projects. They will increase their knowledge of the Six Sigma method and Lean Six Sigma, their applications in their organizational setting (manufacturing, IS/IT, financial services, healthcare, government, etc.), and the role of Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts, Executive Black Belts, Champions, and other participants in Six Sigma projects.Participants will reinforce their understanding of the cost of quality, ISO 9000, and ISO 21500 standards for effective project quality management. They will expand their knowledge of selected, relevant tools of quality and Lean Six Sigma, and enhance their understanding of the integration of project management and Lean Six Sigma strategies.

Learning Objectives:
Identify appropriate quality, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma strategies for their projects; Understand the main concepts of the Six Sigma method and Lean Six Sigma; Clarify the relationship between project management maturity models and project quality; Use effective quality, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma planning tools; Understand the cost of quality and its importance to efficient project management; Understand the concepts of life cycle costing and total cost of ownership; Understand where and how to use selected, relevant, effective quality assurance methods, quality control techniques, and Lean Six Sigma tools; Clarify the main elements of identifying and managing Lean Six Sigma projects; Understand the roles of White Belts, Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts, Champions, and other participants in Six Sigma projects; Clarify the relationship between Six Sigma method, Lean Six Sigma, and project management, and plan integration of project management and Lean Six Sigma strategies in their organizational settings (manufacturing, IT, financial services, healthcare, government, etc.).

Speakers
avatar for Frank Anbari, PMP

Frank Anbari, PMP

Clinical Professor and Program Director, Project Management Program, Drexel University
Frank T. Anbari is a clinical professor and director of the Project Management Program in the College of Engineering at Drexel University. He previously served as a faculty member and director of the Project Management Program at The George Washington University, and taught in the... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (POST-CONFERENCE EV

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Building and Leading a High Performing Team: Honing Your Communication and Motivating Strategies [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Philadelphia – space is limited!

This seminar is for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a more effective manager or leader, and to get the best out of their employees. You will learn the secrets to better communication, better motivating strategies, and ultimately, better teamwork. Whether you coach, hire, build, and/or need to collaborate with highly talented and productive teams, this seminar teaches you how to speak so you can be heard, and how to inspire so others will follow.This is a highly participative learning experience for those who want to accelerate their own leadership and team building effectiveness. Talent managers, leaders, internal coaches and professionals who are committed to developing star performers and high performing teams say this experience was a significant turning point.If you want to develop yourself as a star performer or build a high performing team, this seminar is just right for you. Building and Leading a High Performing Team will give you valuable tools for your management tool kit. "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)" areas covered: Project Human Resource Management, Project Stakeholder Management and Project Communication Management.

Learning Objectives:
Describe your preferred communication and behavior style and what other people need from your communication.Recognize what is needed by your recipients in conversations to create success; Identify your motivators and values, why you do what you do, and how this affects your team and your potential for professional advancement; Distinguish Emotional Intelligence at work as the foundation for high performance and develop your Emotional Intelligence; Apply the knowledge you have learned to coach, develop and retain highly talented and productive teams.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Tan Neckowicz, PMP

Kristy Tan Neckowicz, PMP

With 20+ years of experience in executive management, Kristy Tan Neckowicz has an extensive background in leadership development, strategic planning, project portfolio management and execution, and customer relationship management. Ms. Neckowicz has held various executive positions... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Managing the Dance - Leading Projects/Programs in a Complex World [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
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Have you ever wondered why, no matter what you do, some projects, programs or strategic initiatives are out of control and hard to manage? You work hard to carefully manage, but the more you try to control the harder it gets? What you have is a problem managing the DANCE - Dynamic, Ambiguous, Non-linear, Complex and Emergent and unpredictable nature of some projects. This seminar will highlight the reality of today's disruptive and complex project environment and challenge the existing beliefs of how we deal with it. In today's projects and programs of any size, there is a lot of uncertainty and it is challenging to identify the multitude of variables to be managed, let alone to anticipate how they might interact to create unexpected challenges. Managing these projects and strategic initiatives requires a new way of thinking and next generation agility. This seminar provides new lenses and different perspective to deal with today's uncertain project environment. You will learn how to assess complexity and uncertainty and apply unconventional techniques to deal with it. Apply timely leadership insights and practical ideas, and learn to dance on the edge of chaos.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the DANCE characteristics of complex project/program environments and the need for new approaches to deal with uncertainty and complexity; Assess the true status and complexity level of your project, program or strategic initiative, based on a complexity indicator; Design an adaptive project / program environment for agility and strength to withstand the turbulence and uncertainty; Apply and practice next generation leadership, communication and teamwork practices in an immersive setting; Review ten leadership principles necessary for thriving in complex and agile project / program environments.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal, PMP

Jack Duggal, PMP

Founder & Managing Principal, Projectize Group, LLC
Jack Duggal is a sought after international keynote speaker, change-maker and executive. His passion is to provide new perspectives on how to manage the DANCE [Dynamic | Ambiguous | Nonlinear | Complex | Emergent] nature of projects and life in today's disruptive world, and inspire... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Measuring the Performance of Project Initiatives: An Important Step in Benefits Realization [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
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Attend this interactive session and develop a scorecard to track ongoing project management performance as well as the business impact of project management to your organization. Learn the basics in setting up a measurement program designed to help improve project management performance as well as justify the organization's continued investment in project management. With this comprehensive introduction to measurement you will discover how to assess what's performing well and what needs improvement to build a business case for project management improvement initiatives. Become proactive in implementing measurement strategies aimed at improving your organization's project management performance.

Learning Objectives:
Lead a measurement team through the major steps in the Project Management Measurement Framework (PEMARI); Establish a good set of project management performance and value measures; Create a scorecard/dashboard for collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance and value information; Plan to communicate performance data to a variety of stakeholders; Learn steps to lead, implement, and overcome barriers for a performance measurement program; Strategize how to overcome common barriers when implementing a measurement program.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Crawford, PMP

Deborah Crawford, PMP

Executive Vice President, PM Solutions
Deborah Bigelow Crawford's career in project management began in 1992 when she accepted the position of executive director of the Project Management Institute, where she served through 1996. Her expertise in managing and developing new initiatives and programs helped lay the groundwork... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (POST-CONFERENCE EV

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Project Estimation Best Practices in a Multi-Project Matrix Environment [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
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Resource estimation in a multiple-project, shared-resource matrix environment must be a collaborative effort between resource managers, project managers, and portfolio managers. Most organizations rarely have these roles work together in the formation, application, tracking and correlation of resource and project estimates. They also rarely collaborate in developing the tools to be used ? and thus the tool suite is designed in a silo-based approach with a specific purpose in mind: portfolio management system, resource management system, project management lifecycle; and project schedules. This workshop will discuss the knowledge which can and must be shared in order for estimation to become more accurate and for critical resources to be used more effectively.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the different types of estimates and estimating processes and use the variety of tools which can be used to determine and track estimates; State the definitions of precision, accuracy, assumptions, constraints, uncertainty and risk; Apply the use of a phased or gated project life cycle in the continual refinement of estimates; Collaboratively share estimating information within the organization and continually update the resource and project forecasts; Know the distinction of the roles and responsibilities of Project Managers, Resource Managers, Portfolio Managers, and Project Team Members; Refine estimates based on tracking and communicating status, progress and forecasting.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Malone, PMP

Bradley Malone, PMP

President, Twin Star Consulting Company
Bradley A. Malone, president of Twin Star Consulting Company, a project management and corporate transformation consulting company, has managed numerous large hardware, software development, and integration projects. He has directed many project management process implementation... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA
  SeminarsWorld Course (POST-CONFERENCE EV

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Team Member Engagement: Alignment, up, down and across the organization [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee**
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Organizations are complex! As a project manager your role frequently involves motivating and managing outside your direct span of control. Building tiers of cooperation between individuals and departments can reduce stress and add value to the entire organization. Often creating a sphere of influence can include identifying upstream and downstream internal customers and building a clear understanding of their personalities, styles of work and personal motivations in order to creating open communication and identify specific actions you can take to manage projects and build opportunities for collaboration.This workshop, based on internal customer service fundamentals, will allow the project manager to specifically identify and incorporate techniques, address perceptions and set expectations of others. It is designed for those team members who deal primarily with internal customers. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice proven techniques to better manage expectations, service internal customers and discover how to keep communication flowing.

Learning Objectives:
Identify and investigate sources of both positional and personal power and influence in an organization; Maximize both team and personal efficiency using the power of personality; Manage and lead more fluidly across departments when lines of authority and responsibility is absent or vague; Clearly define team member's individual commitment and contribution to the organizational vision; Successfully communicate progress accurately and honestly others using the "bad news first" rule.

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Lavin

Cliff Lavin

President, C Squared, Incorporated
A proven and recognized innovator and entrepreneur, Cliff Lavin is a high profile leader with a broad range of experience building companies from concepts to profitable operations. Mr. Lavin is a sought after new venture subject matter expert, speaker and Board advisor. He presently... Read More →
avatar for Carlene Szostak

Carlene Szostak

Principal, C Squared, Inc.
Carlene Szostak a proven senior leader with a broad range of experience managing people, process and technology. She is presently a Principal of C Squared, Inc., a global strategic organization. She has served as the COO of three organizations and a divisional executive at two others... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Coach: How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting the Work Done [Additional registration & fee required]
Description:
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Business coaching has evolved from fad to fundamental. Having the ability to "coach and develop others" is a necessary skill for all project managers. But with so much to do and so little guidance, how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done? Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results.

Learning Objectives:
Describe what coaching is and what it is not; Understand the difference between coaching and mentoring; Identify the skills that managers will need to be an effective workplace coach; Understand how to structure a coaching session with team members; Understand how to coach for development and higher performance; Be able to suggest a useful framework for a coaching meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DiTullio

Lisa DiTullio

Principal, Your Project Office
Lisa is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)® and consulting group dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency. She is a renowned thought leader and recognized international speaker/trainer on project management... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBA