PM Point of View

What’s different about managing projects in the Federal Government vs the private sector? For one thing, you have more stakeholders, more rules and restrictions. There is oversight from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Government Accounting Office (GAO), not to mention shifting mandates from Congress. Government projects often take the longer view, and extend over many years. In this episode of PM Point of View - the third and last in a series of highlights from the University of Maryland’s 2019 Project Management Symposium - we focus on Federal Programs. PMs from NASA, USDA, Homeland Security and other agencies talk about effective tactics and best practices for managing projects in the government.

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LaTanya S. Anderson is the Associate Dean of Program Management and Training Delivery of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s University (DOIU) and the Program Manager of the Interior Acquisition Institute. She is a results-driven leader of learning solutions that transform and shape the federal workforce to innovating, creative problem-solving, strategic teaming, and responsible stewardship of Americans’ taxpayer dollars.

Todd Archer recently joined the Energy Information Administration (EIA) within the Department of Energy, joining the PMO as a senior analyst and P/PM.  Prior to that, he has spent 20+ years in state and federal government supporting key strategic initiatives such as process automation, enterprise PMO, and modernization.   Todd is experienced in governance, transformation, and communication systems, helping to effectively develop products while institutionalizing a culture that embraces change. 

Scott Hine is a member of the executive leadership team within the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE/EERE) where he is the Director of the Information Technology Services Office. He has over 30 years of direct portfolio, program and project management experience within the federal R&D domain. Scott is also the Executive Sponsor of the Federal Government’s Program and Project Management Community of Practice (FedPM CoP) with almost 1,000 members from 80 federal activities.

Robert McManmon is the Team Lead for the Project Management Office (PMO) at the Energy Information Administration (EIA) within the U.S. Department of Energy.  He helped build the EIA enterprise PMO from the ground up over a four year span to address agency challenges delivering on new initiatives. Robert brought background experience in federal program evaluation, strategic planning, budgeting, and procurement to the role.

Jacki Ponti-Lazaruk leads the USDA’s Rural Development Innovation Center as the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Ms. Ponti-Lazaruk has extensive leadership experience across multiple USDA programs and business areas. Ms. Ponti-Lazaruk previously served as the USDA Rural Development’s Chief Risk Officer. In this position, she helped identify and act upon many opportunities for organizational improvement including eliminating the extreme volume of agency paper files through digitization.

Bianca Roberson is the Director of Business Planning and Governance within the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). As a thought leader with over a decade of experience in the federal space, Bianca has extensive experience facilitating innovation and working at the intersection of programmatic outcomes and information technology. 

Robert (Bob) Spector is a Senior Program Manager with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where he is currently serving as a Project Integrator with NASA’s Mission Support Future Architecture Program (MAP), a multi-year initiative aimed at re-engineering the administrative functions that support the Agency’s Science, Exploration, Technology and Aeronautics missions. The subjects of the Program include IT, financial management, and human resources, among others, to improve the level of service, quality, and efficiency to its customers.

Krista Sweet has served as the Director of Policy at the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council for the past eight years. She is responsible for designing and leading the Council’s advocacy, education, and thought leadership programs on behalf of federal contractors with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice, Congressional members and staff, and other stakeholders related to federal procurement policy, innovation, IT enterprise modernization and security, and immigration/border management issues.

Tim Whalen currently serves as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Information Technology Acquisition Career manager.  He assumed this position upon retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in 2011 with over 21 years of progressive IT Program Manager (PM) and operational leadership experience.  He has had a leading role in revising the DHS certification program for certifying project and program managers and chaired federal efforts to establish IT specialization standards across the government.

Direct download: 68._Project_Management_in_the_Federal_Government.mp3
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Every day we hear about another cyber attack. Another virus that we have to guard against. Defending our digital infrastructure is an ongoing and top priority for every organization. It must also be incorporated into every project, from inception to close-out. In this episode, host, Kendall Lott, convenes a round table of experts to discuss best practices to safeguard your project from digital predators.

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Charles L. (Chuck) McGann, Jr., is a Cybersecurity consultant and education professional with 49 years of IT and Cybersecurity experience.  He currently contracts with small to mid-size organizations, addressing compliance concerns and overall Cybersecurity policy, architecture and implementation challenges of government contractors providing IT and Security services. 

Chuck retired from the position of Corporate Information Security Officer (CISSO) for the US Postal Service (USPS) in November 2014. Responsibilities included securing an intranet that is one of the largest maintained by any organization in the world.

Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, professor, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 20+ years of experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the US Department of Defense, and other federal government agencies.

Mrs. Parente has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She has numerous project management, Agile, risk management, and IT Security certifications, including: PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, PSM I, CISSP, RESILIA, CRISC and ITIL certified, and she is a CMMI and ISO 9001 Practitioner.

Dr. Nima Zahadat is an instructor of information systems and engineering with more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, application development, and database systems. He is frequently asked to be a keynote speaker on current topics related to information systems and security. 

Dr. Zahadat has designed, developed, and taught information system curricula courses in the fields of security, cyber security, web design, database management, programming, visualization, virtualization, networking, and system administration to the commercial sector, the US Department of Defense, and within the University setting. He is an active member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

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When managing millennials do the old rules still apply? (Think servant leader for starters.) What exactly is the science behind effective techniques for team motivation? Need some handy tips for conflict resolution or negotiation? Something you might want to try: approaching change management by first assessing what is actually good in the present state. These topics and more are covered in the second of our three episodes from the University of Maryland's 2019 Project Management Symposium. 

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Ryan Anderson currently serves as the Vice President and principal in charge of the Christman Company’s DC Metro Office. Prior to joining Christman, Ryan was a Captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he served for 7 years. Ryan has a BS in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a MS in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He is also licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.

 Johanna Quintero is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SmartVine Inc., an innovative marketing and consulting company that helps companies and organizations to grow in a smart way. Prior to founding SmartVine, Johanna was a Vice President of Business Development with Wexler Consulting and a founder of IAM3 Consulting. She has a BS in Business Administration with a specialization in financial analysis from San Buenaventura University in Colombia, as well as training in neuro-leadership, neuro-management, and neuro-marketing.

Dr. Julie DeSot, PMP, PMI-ACP, is a Professional Development and Project Management coach, instructor, and consultant, with over 20 years experience. Dr. DeSot has been a project manager supporting the General Services Administration (GSA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), US Marine Corps, and US Navy, as well as many public organizations. She holds dual Master’s Degrees from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Business Administration and Project Management; and received her Doctorate in Management in 2010.

John Forsythe is a managing director in the Federal Organizational Transformation service line of Deloitte Consulting LLP. Specializing in helping client leaders affect broad organizational change across boundaries and chains of command, John has more than 25 years of business management experience, including 17 years in Federal Government consulting.

Joseph (Joe) D. Launi, PMP is the President of Project Management Experts (PME) which provides project management training to federal and commercial clients. Mr. Launi has over 30 years of progressive experience encompassing: project management office (PMO) leadership; development and management of PMO policies, best practices, and methodologies; development and presentation of project management training; implementation of project management software solutions; information technology project and program oversight; and research and development into motivation and morale building programs.

Myles Miller is a multi-national CEO, two-time best-selling author. and radio host of “Myles of SUCCESS”. He has over 30 years of experience in the project management field, across multiple industries including retail, defense, state and federal government, international countries and hospitality. Myles has a BS in Business Management from Penn State University and a MBA from La Salle University in International Business Management and recently acquired his PhD from Baylor University.

Stephen Shields, a Senior Consultant with Gallup, works with organizations to optimize their human capital. He consults with clients on employee culture, customer interactions, targeted hiring, and talent development, providing practical insights and timely interventions that facilitate learning, execution, and accountability. Prior to joining Gallup, Stephen was with USA TODAY for nearly 20 years, and is a nine-time recipient of the company’s Jewell Award, which recognizes employees for outstanding performance and commitment to excellence. 

Jeannette Terry is Founder & CEO of TerconPartners, an international organizational development consulting firm that provides executive coaching and team development for Fortune 100 and mid-sized companies in the energy industry. Jeannette collaborates with capital project executives to build sustainable organizational capability, drive down costs, minimize risk, and deliver successful projects. She is an authority on cross-cultural teaming and has developed a methodology for reducing costly cross-cultural conflicts and communications breakdowns in a multi-cultural business environment.

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Do the members of your project team communicate effectively? How well do they really trust one another? What do we mean when we say feedback, and what exactly is a "feedback culture"? What's the difference between observed behaviors and drivers? In this - the second episode on Psychometrics - host Kendall Lott gathers experts to discuss the practical applications of psychometric tools. They cite specific cases to illustrate which approach best suits a given circumstance or issue, and then explain why they chose the approach they did, and how to measure results.

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David Cooper has been working in the learning and development industry since 1992 and joined Impact Americas team in 2008.  He works as Senior Consultant providing solution design, delivery expertise, and coaching to clients around the globe. David’s primary focus is coaching leaders to develop increased leadership capacity.

 

Ray Linder has worked with over 10,000 individuals across a range of clients that include Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Army and Air Force, government agencies, and major universities, doing personal coaching, leadership development, and team building programs and services that help people be themselves with more skill.

 

Hile Rutledge is President and Principal consultant at OKA, a training, consulting and publishing firm headquartered near Washington DC.  Hile is an experienced organization development consultant, trainer, executive coach, author, and public speaker with a background in management, sales, adult education and leadership development.

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This is the first of three episodes featuring highlights from the University of Maryland Project Management Symposium 2019. Here we focus on two of the presentation tracks: Disaster Resilience and Risk Management. Topics covered are Post Disaster Project Management; Stepping Safely into the Unknown - Project Management in a VUCA Environment; Carbon Neutrality, Resiliency, Program Management; The Relation between Risk Management and Project Success; and What is Lurking in your Project Forecasts?

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Gregory Baecher is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland. He holds a BSCE from UC Berkeley and a PhD in civil engineering from MIT. He is the author of four books on risk, safety, and the protection of civil infrastructure, and 200+ technical publications. Dr. Baecher consults to government and industry on project risk management related to civil infrastructure.

Maria Papadaki has over ten years of experience in Risk Management in both Academia and Industry. She spent many years at Rolls Royce, where she managed and designed their Supply Chain Risk Management strategic framework, and managed their Risk and Business Continuity Management process. Maria holds a PhD in Risk Management from the School of Mechanical Aerospace & Civil Engineering at The University of Manchester.

Thomas Polen currently serves as Director, Solutions Architect for the Project and Portfolio Management solutions at Deltek. During his career, Tom has scoped, designed, developed, and implemented Project Planning Systems in the telecommunications, transportation, insurance, and defense industries. His mission is to help the field of Project Management to focus on analysis, rather than the development of data and information used to support analysis.

Mark Reeson is an International Strategic Project Management Advisor. A project manager of over thirty years, he is currently developing PMOs and Disaster Management policies in the Middle East, with a focus around sustainability management. Mark served 24 years in the Royal Air Force. As a project professional he has worked in defense, nuclear, local and national government and hospitality sectors, while also assisting with the IOC in the Youth Olympic Games.

Robert Schmitz, Assoc. AIA, CMIT, LEED GA, GGP has over 25 years of experience in design and construction, and is a leader in sustainability. Robert has been involved with disaster recovery projects for the past 6+ years and is currently a Project Executive for the NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery Small Business and Rental Programs. He previously supported the NJ RREM Single Family Home Program. Robert currently sits on the Board of Directors for the NY/NJ Green Build Center.

Direct download: 64._Risk_Resilience_and_Response.mp3
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When you’re managing a digital project, you need a framework that's so nimble, even Agile might not provide sufficient flexibility. As technology advances at an unrelenting clip, project managers working in the realm of digital products - websites, apps, etc. - are facing a new range of challenges. In this episode of PM Point of View, host Kendall Lott sits down with four Digital PMs to discuss which PM principles and tools work, and which don't; what to watch out for, and tools for coping in this rapidly evolving arena.

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Patrice Embry is a 20+ year veteran project manager.  She's worked with both agencies and in-house corporate PMO organizations, large and small.  Starting out in the then-burgeoning world of eCommerce, she’s taken on jobs and clients in a wide range of verticals, from pharmaceutical marketing to non-profits, and quite a lot in between.  She is currently a freelance digital project manager, focusing on both managing projects as well as consulting with agencies to help them include or enhance project management in their own ranks.  Patrice also writes extensively about project management, and is a mentor to many. Patrice lives outside of Philadelphia with various loved ones and pets. See more about her at patrice-embry.com.

Abby Fretz is a trainer for a Louder Than Ten (www.louderthanten.com), an online, one-year train­ing pro­gram that creates strate­gic project leads who run healthy projects, strength­en hap­py teams, and sup­port nim­ble dig­i­tal agen­cies, depart­ments, and prod­uct studios.. Abby is also Director of Projects at Eastern Standard (www.easternstandard.com), a branding and web agency based in Philadelphia, PA. Abby has over 10 years of experience as a digital project lead.

Justin Handler is Head of Accounts at O3 World, a Digital Product Agency in Philadelphia. Justin has over 10 years of experience in digital project management, managing enterprise web and digital products.

Brett Harned brings nearly 20 years of experience in communications and project management—along with a passion for teaching and community-building—to his role as the Director of Education at TeamGantt. In 2012, he founded the Digital PM Summit, the first annual conference for digital project managers. Brett is an international speaker, the author of Project Management for Humans, and the host of the Sprints and Milestones and Time Limit podcasts.

Direct download: 63._PMs_in_a_Digital_World.mp3
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What's the difference between preparation mindset and performance mindset? Did you ever consider that accountability should run horizontally as well as vertically? What's the point of constantly drilling on the basics? (Once you know them can't you simply move on?) What does it mean to hire for enhancement, and can one plus one actually equal three? Alan Stein, Jr., a former basketball coach, keynote speaker, and author of Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets of the Best of the Best, and Brian Levenson, podcaster and mental performance coach, discuss what it takes for individuals and teams to reach peak performance.

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Alan Stein, Jr. is a coach, speaker and author with an expertise in improving organizational performance, cohesion and accountability. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet, including NBA superstar Kevin Durant.

He now travels the world teaching organizations how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. Alan’s new book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets of the Best of the Best, is a must-read for executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Brian Levenson obtained his Masters in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, completing his thesis on home court advantage in the NBA. The research provided him the opportunity to interview NBA players on the differences between playing at home and on the road. That experience helped form a foundation for his work with clients on the challenges of transitioning to new environments. As a coach, Brian believes in working with the client to continue to strengthen their strengths and to turn their weaknesses into strengths.

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Projects are vehicles for change. The whole point is to add value to your organization and/or your stakeholders. With this in mind, PMs are increasingly charged with keeping an eye on the greater strategic goals of the organization. In this episode, three experts/authors discuss the teachings of their books, and how PMs can (and should) exert their influence to enhance the effectiveness and competitive stance of their organization. Featuring Gregg Brown, author of Ready...Set...Change Again; April K. Mills, author of Everyone is a Change Agent; and Dana Brownlee, author of The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up

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Gregg Brown is a best-selling author, inspiring speaker and award-winning expert in the fields of leadership, resilience and change. Creating great audience experiences and giving people practical tools to make their work lives better continues to guide Gregg in his work. He has over 25 years of experience speaking at hundreds of conferences, seminars, and retreats as well as for Fortune 500 clients and a wide array of industries including financial, insurance, retail, public and not-for-profit sectors.

April Mills is an engineer by training and a change agent by passion.  As Intel’s Director of IT Transformation, she brings cutting-edge, inspirational change thinking to Intel’s global workforce. April’s career began as civilian nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy, before she launched her successful blog and consulting company, Engine-for-Change.  For nearly 20 years, she’s been a thought leader in process improvement, project management, program leadership, and change acceleration. In 2016, April published her first book, "Everyone is a Change Agent: A Guide to the Change Agent Essentials.” 

 

Dana Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters, an Atlanta based corporate training company, in 2003, after years working as a business strategy consultant with top IT firms. An energetic and innovative speaker and trainer, Dana has presented to PMI audiences worldwide, and across the U.S.  She has been interviewed by (or published in) CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Redbook, Working Mother, Forbes.com, and and more. Her first book "The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches" was published in February, 2019.

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A former US Marine/Special Ops commander, the co-founders of Leadership Techniques International, and the director/coach of the offshore sailing team at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis talk about what it takes to lead highly effective, high-performing teams.

Project management is not for the faint of heart! Courage, selflessness, and dedication to the well-being of the team are some of the qualities needed to lead a truly high-performing team. Everyone needs to be 100% engaged in the endeavor. Bring your team to the table and let them have their say. If you really want to up your PM game, this episode is inspiring as well as practical.

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Jahn Tihansky has carved out a successful career in the marine industry including manufacturing, sales, consulting and education.  He started two companies - a manufacturing entity based in Florida in 1985, and then an on-water education program based in Maryland in 1993.  There he developed recreational courses, as well as team-building programs for corporate clients including Northrup-Grumman, Marriott, Pfizer and Coca-Cola.

In 2005 he became Director/Head Coach of the Offshore Sailing Team at the United States Naval Academy. His program’s objectives include developing leadership and teamwork skills. During his tenure, his team has won four national championships along with numerous other prestigious ocean racing trophies.

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David B. Newman and Lisa Hammer are co-founders and principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC. They have the honor of being part of an elite group of instructors selected to deliver multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPHR, CSM, ITIL holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has a diversified background in engineering and product development, is a certified trainer for leadership seminars, and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others.  

Lisa Hammer, PMP has more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management and staff development for both large and small firms. She has managed the implementation of several multi-million-dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. 

Colonel Steve Corcoran retired from the United States Marine Corps after 28 years of active service. Commanding at every level in the most austere and challenging environments, he successfully led the nations finest and was recognized for distinguished service in combat and peacetime. 

Steve has been the Chief of Cyber Strategy for the Telos Corporation since retiring, successfully taking his leadership knowledge from the Marine Corps, National Outdoor Leadership School into a corporate environment as well as continuing to serve and mentor other veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. With a strong passion for serving veterans, he sits on the board of directors for Warriors At Ease©.

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Know thyself. Then know your teammates. A key component of effective project management is teamwork. That's not always easy when you bring together people representing a range of ages, backgrounds, and values. But there are steps PMs can take to engender a harmonious and productive work environment. Generally it's better to address this issue earlier rather than later. To sort through the various assessment tools, and their corresponding philosophies and methodologies, Kendall Lott has gathered a round table of experts to talk about the benefits, how to use them, when to use them, and when not to use them.

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David Cooper has been working in the learning and development industry since 1992 and joined Impact Americas team in 2008.  He works as Senior Consultant providing solution design, delivery expertise, and coaching to clients around the globe.

David’s primary focus is coaching leaders to develop increased leadership capacity via his expertise in Emotional Intelligence, Leading teams and team performance, Community Action Learning, Executive Coaching, and Mindfulness.  Tools and approaches that David specializes in include Emotional Intelligence ESCI & EQ-i, Hogan Assessments, Leading Organizational Transition, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Impact Team Performance Inventory and the Impact VUCA-Q

 

Ray Linder has worked with over 10,000 individuals across a range of clients that include Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Army and Air Force, government agencies, and major universities, doing personal coaching, leadership development, and team building programs and services that help people be themselves with more skill.

His specialties include Strength Deployment Inventory® and Core Strengths™ Master Facilitator, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Master Practitioner, Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0™ Certified Facilitator, Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator, and more.

 

Hile Rutledge is President and Principal consultant at OKA, a training, consulting and publishing firm headquartered near Washington DC.  Hile is an experienced organization development consultant, trainer, executive coach, author, and public speaker with a background in management, sales, adult education and leadership development.

Hile’s primary area of expertise is the establishment and exercise of self-awareness leading to greater communication, decision making, leadership and team performance. Among the tools/approaches in which Hile specializes are the EQ-i2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), the Pearman Personality Integrator, the MBTI assessment (Psychological Type) and generational cohort theory (using his book, Generation Translation). 

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Three seasoned Project Management practitioners, teachers, and authors share their insights, observations and what they consider the important issues of the day. Dr. Kenneth Smith talks about techniques and tools and why it's important for PMs to understand the underlying principles of the tools they use. John Stenbeck explains how Agile can be scaled up to the portfolio or organizational level. And Carl Pritchard shares techniques that PMs can use when they need to communicate with their managers or executives of the organization.

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Ken Smith is a long-time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and IPMA-USA; a project management practitioner, researcher-evaluator, manager, advisor, consultant & instructor/facilitator.

Initially a management intern, analyst/systems specialist with the US Department of Defense; he later was a Senior Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development and gained world-wide experience – at HQ and field levels -- as a management systems advisor, evaluator, project, program & portfolio manager of various sector projects, as well as an in-house trainer/facilitator.

Now retired from USAID, Dr. Smith conducts workshop-seminars in various aspects of project management, monitoring and evaluation for PMI, as well as other organizations.

John G. Stenbeck, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, is the Founder of GR8PM, Inc. (pronounced “Great PM”). He is a three-time Amazon #1 Best Selling author. His industry-leading project management books have sold almost $3 million.

John has been a guest on VoiceAmerica talk radio, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Fox News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a sought-after Keynote speaker because he enables executives and professionals to become powerfully productive leaders.

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates, and is a recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation.

He has published articles on project management maturity, the international trends in PM, advances in risk management, and served as the lead chapter author for the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Risk Management Chapter (4th Edition). His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.

 

 

 

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