PM Point of View

“2014 Points of View”

Diverse voices, common themes,” the year in review podcast shares the story of a profession on the cusp of change, as we heard opinions on what it takes to be a good PM, the role of critical thinking, quality, agile approaches and the role of project management in bringing change to our workplaces and our community at large.

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PDU Information

You can earn 0.25 Category "A" PDUs for each PM-POV podcast you listen to

Use the following information in PMI's CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast:

  • PDU Category: Cat A: Registered Education Provider/PMI Component
  • Activity Type: "Find an Activity"
  • Provider Number: C046
  • Activity Number: 12302014PC

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About the Speaker

Kendall Lott, PMP

 
M Powered Strategies, Inc.
PMIWDC Chapter Chair

A seasoned consultant and management professional, Kendall has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2002. His volunteer service in promoting the project management profession has included his work on the international Program Management Standards Committee for PMI and in serving as a volunteer PMP Certification instructor. His volunteer service with PMIWDC has extended over 10 years, and now as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chair of the chapter, he is starting his 7th year as a member of the board. Previous positions he has filled on our board include Vice Chair, Director At Large, Vice President of Marketing, and Assistant Vice President of Communications. He also served as the chapter’s education outreach volunteer and started his volunteer career on the registration desk at our monthly dinners. With a strong admiration for the value of project management as a management science and method of bringing the reality of constraints to public problems, Kendall enjoys employing the basics of project management to way too many areas of his life…including scoping, scheduling and performing risk analysis (much to the family’s chagrin) on family vacations. And, he also uses the PM basics in his consulting practice often.

Beyond volunteering at the chapter, his experience with public service extends through his consulting experience, to his civil service experience at the US Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture. He started his service focus with the US Peace Corps in the Federated States of Micronesia. Kendall’s career has focused on modernization and transformation, particularly in the area of information technology (IT), bringing Project Management, Program Management, and Organizational Change Management practices to bear on government problems. While overseas, he managed multi-cultural international teams in India, Malaysia, and Jordan. These projects focused on education, government operations, and citizen-facing services. For the U.S. Government, Kendall has worked with senior executives and managers to enhance organizational effectiveness within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Energy, and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Kendall holds a Master of Pacific International Affairs degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Direct download: 2014_Points_of_View.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EST

“2 Houses Come Together: ASQ and PMI”

Marcus Parker, President of the Silver Spring Chapter of PMI and board member of the Baltimore chapter of ASQ discusses the relationship of the two approaches to producing business results, and how the institutions can be working together.

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Project Management Point-of-View (PM-POV), a podcast series produced by the Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute, allows our membership and the public at large to listen to brief and informative conversations with beltway area practioners and executives as they discuss various perspectives on project management-- its uses, its shortcomings, its changes, and its future. Listens can send comments and suggestions for topics and guests to: pm-pov@pmiwdc.org.

PDU Information

You can earn 0.25 Category "A" PDUs for each PM-POV podcast you listen to.

Use the following information in PMI's CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast:

  • PDU Category: Cat A: Registered Education Provider/PMI Component
  • Activity Type: "Find an Activity"
  • Provider Number: C046
  • Activity Number: 12012014PC

» More PM-POV Episodes

About the Speaker

Marcus Parker

 

 
PMI Silver Spring Chapter
President
Marcus Parker is a Program Manager and Business Process Improvement professional with 15 years of experience. His experience has allowed him to hold engineering and senior project management roles for several world class companies which include Xerox, Ciena, and Home Depot. He is currently a Program Manager at the Department of Defense. Marcus is a proud alumnus of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. In 1998 he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and in 2002 he completed a Master of Science degree with concentrations in Product Development and Technology Management. He has published several articles in Department of Defense publications on Business Process Improvement using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies. Marcus serves as President of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Silver Spring Maryland Chapter which has 600 plus members. He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Quality (ASQ), Baltimore Maryland Chapter. He is also an adjunct Professor at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. where he teach project management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since 2009, he has also trained over 175 certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) in the Baltimore – Washington metro area.      
Direct download: Two_Houses_Come_Together__ASQ_and_PMI.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EST

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