PM Point of View (general)

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).

Direct download: 67._Cybersecurity_in_Project_Management.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 66._Leadership_in_the_21st_Century.mp3
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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.

Leadership Techniques, LLC
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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"Efficiency is about going from inputs to outputs. But effectiveness is about going from outputs to outcomes." So says Charles Chandler, author and podcaster, who discusses his model for organizational sustainability and effectiveness. What makes a project and, by extension, an organization, truly effective and great? You must distinguish between "efficiency" and "effectiveness," and understand the importance of measuring effectiveness based on Outcomes (Uptake, Adoption, and Use) rather than Outputs. By looking at organizations as complex adaptive systems, it becomes clear that the true goal of all organizations is basically the same: to be effective in their particular environment. Rather than top-down goal-setting, the directives should ideally come from below, where team members are closer to the environment and customer interaction.

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Charles G. Chandler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.S. and Ph.D.) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.S.), where he studied engineering sciences. He served in the US Peace Corps in Nepal, and later worked at the Texas Water Development Board in Austin, where he managed the state’s program in water conservation and drought contingency planning. In 1982 he founded Assumption Analysis, Inc., a management consulting firm. His clients include USAID, the World Health Organization, the UN Development Programme, the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.  

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This is the third in our series from the 2018 symposium at the University of Maryland's Project Management Center for Excellence. For this episode, presenters and speakers talk about project management in the construction space. Learn about the latest and greatest technologies, such as BIM (Building Information Modeling), cloud sharing, and virtual reality tools like Oculus Rift, which have greatly improved the efficiency and ease of stakeholder management, scope, communication, risk mitigation, budgeting and scheduling. 

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Ryan Anderson serves as principal in charge in The Christman Company’s mid-Atlantic office, leading project teams to success in both the public and private sectors. An expert in planning, scheduling, risk management, and coordinating the efforts of all team members, Ryan constantly focuses on finding ways to deliver greater value to clients. 

 

Sara Collins: Over her 23 years in the construction industry, Sara Collins has led teams in the areas of operations, preconstruction, and business development. She has served on the facilities staff at a world-renowned academic medical center, has helped develop several $100+ million design-build and P3 projects, and has led the construction of healthcare projects of all sizes. She is currently senior vice president at HITT Contracting.

 

Saurabh Gangwar is an accomplished, results-driven Executive Leader with more than a decade of AEC industry experience. He is a diversely talented Technologist and Design & Construction Expert with cross-industry contributions and accomplishments encompassing Architectural Design, Construction Management, Technology Management, IT infrastructures, Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation, Sustainable Practices and LEED compliance.

 

Jeff Gravatte is the CEO and owner of CADD Microsystems, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from George Mason University’s School Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering and holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering.

 

Kristen M. Ambrose is a registered architect with experience in designing higher education environments for teaching and learning. She is a Associate Principal at Ayers Saint Gross Architects and Planners, in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Ambrose has experience as Project Architect for all phases of design and construction and has served as Building Information Modeling or BIM Manager on LEED Certified Academic Buildings.

 

Omoniyi (Niyi) Ladipo is a program manager and team leader with the Washington, DC Metropolitan region of MBP and has more than 30 years of experience in the management of building and civil engineering projects from inception to closeout. She is experienced in quantity surveying and cost estimating, cost management, earned value management, value engineering studies, CPM scheduling, and claims analysis.

 

Christopher J. Payne has more than 29 years of experience in construction management and design, with a wide variety of experience including construction field management, inspection, CPM scheduling, and cost estimating. Currently he is MBP’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

 

Mark Bodner is the Founder & CEO of Foresee Consulting. He has worked in a variety of roles including Chief Scheduler, Auditor of Budgets and Controls, Project Manager and Project Executive on a number of high-profile projects, such as: EPCOT Center, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the Ben Gurion 2000 Airport Project and, most recently, the MGM/Mirage City Center project. 

 

Lance Coburn is an expert construction attorney with more than 20 years of experience. In particular, he has extensive experience representing developers of resort hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas strip in complex construction law, intellectual property rights, and lien litigation. Lance also has counseled clients on a wide range of media law matters.

 

Mike Schlegel is president of Bozzuto Construction Company. Since joining the company in 1999, he has overseen the construction of more than 25,000 dwelling units, over one million square feet of retail, as well as public and private infrastructure projects.  

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Managing Volunteers is key to the success of nonprofits and associations. In this episode of PM Point of View, host Kendall Lott talks with three Volunteer Management experts on the importance, the components, and the impact of good volunteer management. Listeners will learn about ways that volunteer managers can support their organization as well as their volunteers. This might include a rigorous on-boarding process; keeping volunteers aligned with the organization's mission; matching volunteers with suitable positions; and collecting data to be an effective advocate, and to track Return on Volunteer Investment. Factors such as Risk Management and Volunteer Retention are also discussed.

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Jennifer Bennett, CVA, is the Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch. With her breadth of experience she is well qualified to help VolunteerMatch’s community of Nonprofits better recruit and engage volunteers.

She shares her knowledge with volunteer managers through the webinars found on the Learning Center, in newsletters and blog entries, and in person at conferences around the country. She joined the Board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2012, and is the current Board Chair.

 

Teri Johnson is the Vice President of Volunteer Engagement for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  In her role with this national nonprofit, she is developing volunteer engagement strategy and programming that allows volunteers to be true partners to staff in efforts to fund-raise, fuel mission and so much more.

Prior to joining LLS, Teri served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Training and Consulting, at the Points of Light Foundation. In that role, she built strategic partnerships with national and international organizations to further volunteerism, including volunteer engagement strategy and resources development, training, consulting and overseeing national volunteer conferences.

 

Valerie Pisierra has been working with volunteers for over 20 years, and

knows what it is like to be on both sides of the volunteer equation. She is currently the Executive Director for Loudoun Cares, a Virginia-based nonprofit that connects residents and nonprofits. Valerie has worked with student and parent organizations, as well as, the European organization Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG), which focuses on training and connecting volunteers. She holds a BS and MBA in Business Management, and  has received numerous awards for her personal volunteer efforts.

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Almost every project involves some sort of procurement, whether it's goods, or teams of contractors. In fact, Procurement is one of the ten Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide, and merits almost a complete column in the index of the Sixth Edition. Yet how well versed are PM’s in the best practices, the methods and approaches of the procurement process?  In this episode, thought leaders and procurement experts discuss Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, and Cooperative Purchasing, as well as transparency and ethics, and other factors that are crucial to public- and private-sector acquisition.

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David Yarkin

David Yarkin is a recognized expert on strategic sourcing in the public sector. As Deputy Secretary for Procurement of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, David led what has been called “the most sweeping transformation of state procurement in decades.” During his tenure, Pennsylvania saved $140 million (now $360 million) annually through strategic sourcing and established a procurement shared services center, centralizing all state contracting under DGS.

He is currently the president of Government Sourcing Solutions.

Gordon Wade

Gordon Wade is a recognized thought leader in the consumer-packaged goods industry. He was one of the creators of “Category Management.” In 2017 he led a 17-company industry consortium in updating CatMan by incorporating all the contemporary data and analytics engendered by the new digitally driven marketplace.

At the request of the Association of National Advertisers, he wrote the protocol for “marketing accountability”. He has written several widely read white papers on e-com, “big data “(machine learning) as well as optimal retail space and assortment approaches. He is currently focusing on machine learning and transparency as emerging developments in CPG marketing.

Rick Grimm

Rick Grimm CPPO, CPPB, FCIPS was appointed NIGP’s 5th Executive Vice President/CEO in January 1998 and has served the NIGP membership for more than 20 years. Prior to his appointment, he was employed in county government and a public school district for 23 years including 12 years in public procurement management. As a NIGP member, he chartered the Greater Miami Chapter and was a prominent leader of the Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association Chapter where he was co-chair for NIGP’s 50th Forum in Denver. He served on multiple NIGP committees and on the NIGP Board of Directors until his appointment as CEO. Rick earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (University of Miami) and a Master’s in Public Administration (Florida International University). He holds a Certified Public Procurement Officer Certification (CPPO) and a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.

 
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In the second of our 3-part series from University of Maryland's 2018 Project Management symposium, we feature excerpts from presentations in the Agile track: Jeff Dalton on Agility for Leaders; Jason Dunn on Deciding When to Save or Shut Down a Project; Sean Eddings on The Traffic Fallacy; Bruce Gay on Design Thinking; Christopher Harris & John Johnson on ECM and FIRE - A Framework for Rapid Acquisition; and Susan Parente on Agile Quantitative Risk Analysis.  

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Jeff Dalton

Jeff Dalton is Chief Evangelist at AgileCxO.org, an R&D organization that studies Agile leadership and develops Agile performance models. Mr. Dalton is also President of Broadsword Solutions Corporation, a process innovation firm, where he also serves as an Agile instructor, leadership coach, CMMI SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, and CMMI Instructor. He is Chairman of the CMMI Institute Partner Advisory Board and is principal author of the CMMI Institute publication A Guide to Scrum and CMMI: Improving Agile Performance with CMMI. Mr. Dalton holds degrees in music and computer science and builds experimental aircraft in his spare time. He can be reached at Agileleader@Agilecxo.org.

Jason Dunn

Jason Dunn has spent nearly 30 years in projects across a wide variety of industries, and in a variety of roles: Project Manager, Change Manager, Business Analyst, and Tester. In addition, he has worked with many Fortune 100 companies to assess and improve their project management maturity and processes. As part of this work, he has stood up PMOs as well as assessed and improved existing PMO using a data-driven assessment framework. Recently, Jason has developed a training program based on an industry standard maturity framework aimed at assessing, and then improving, companies’ portfolio development and management capabilities.

At present, he is the PM Community Program Director in Freddie Mac’s EPMO, which is committed to improving PM maturity and capabilities through education, networking, facilitation, and knowledge management. He is a PMP, CSM, CSPO, and Certified Change Manager.

Sean Eddings

Sean Eddings, Senior Producer and Agile Coach at Last Call Media, is a passionate agile-lean practitioner with close to a decade of experience coaching multidisciplinary technology teams. He enjoys helping teams design, visualize, and continuously evolve their own process to ultimately deliver business value with increasing predictability. Sean is a Certified ScrumMaster.

Bruce Gay

Bruce W. Gay, PMP, has over 20 years of experience managing programs and customer relationships across healthcare IT, telecommunications and defense industries. Currently a Senior Program Manager at UPMC Enterprises (the commercialization arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), Bruce manages a multi-million dollar program to develop the next generation of Radiology Informatics systems. Over the past decade, Bruce has managed creative teams that incorporated UX Design & Design Thinking methodologies into their product development processes.

Bruce shares his experiences and ideas around Design Thinking on twitter as @brucegay

Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris studied International Business and Finance at the University of Tampa and obtained a Masters of Accountancy w/ an IT Focus from the University of South Florida. He applied his learning in the heavily-regulated banking and insurance industries, which, equipped him to understand the interaction of business processes and law and blend them in a way that yields productivity in daily operations. Later he moved to Northern Virginia and entered Government contracting, where he applied the same passion for results where he blended customer requirements, law and regulation, and business savvy to achieve uncommon results.

As a Bytecubed consultant, he works with Government acquisition officials to develop innovative acquisition strategies against the backdrop of current law, policy, and agency processes.

John Johnson

Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 19+ years experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD and other federal government agencies. Ms. Parente is also an Associate Professor at Post University in CT. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and an MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She also has a number of certifications, most of which she teaches and she is a CMMI and ISO 9001 Practitioner.

Ms. Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies, LLC, which focuses on revitalizing projects through the use of risk management and implementing Agile practices.                      

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What do you get when you put a Systems Engineer, a Value Master, a Portfolio Manager, and a Risk Guy at a table together? Answer: an enlightening discussion on Risk in the PMBOK® Guide, seen through four very different lenses. This is the fourth in a series of roundtable discussions focusing on the most recent PMBOK® Guide – what’s new, what’s good, what are the must-haves, and interesting thoughts and perspectives.

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Stephen Devaux is President of Analytic Project Management, in Boston, a PMI Global R.E.P. founded in 1992. He is the author of several books, such as Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value and Total Project Control. He contributed chapters on his new CPM metric, critical path drag, in two 2013 books: Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industries and Handbook of Emergency Response. He is the author of numerous articles and PMI webinars, and a frequent speaker at PMI Chapter meetings throughout the US. He also authors a blog on advanced practices in project management several times a week at www.TotalProjectControl.com.

 

Michael Hannan is Founder and Principal Consultant for Fortezza Consulting, LLC, which helps CIOs, IT PMO Directors, and project teams improve the speed and reliability of their Project Portfolios. With over 20 years as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect/Engineer/Designer/Tester, Mike started out as Project Portfolio Management at NASA in the early 1990s, supporting programs such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC). He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike has been a speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM Symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. 

 

Randall Iliff has over 35 years’ experience leading developmental effort, and has participated in all phases of project execution from proposal to close out. He is a seasoned large-project PM as well as a recognized expert in Systems Engineering.

With a background in Engineering / Industrial Design, and R&D, Mr. Iliff is a charter member of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and currently serves as the INCOSE representative on an alliance between INCOSE, PMI, and the MIT Center for Program Excellence.

Until early 2016 Mr. Iliff was VP at the award-winning design firm bb7, where he was also Director of Strategy, Methods and Learning. In 2016, he left bb7 and founded Eclectic Intellect.

 

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is 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. As an author and researcher, 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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“Turning Knowledge Into Practice” was the title of the 2018 symposium hosted by University of Maryland’s Project Center for Excellence. For this episode, we feature the track on Leadership and Conflict. Five presenters are featured, covering these topics “Breaking Rules: A Rulebook for Improving Your Performance”; “Managing Teams with Servant Leadership”; “Conflict Resolution Practices for the 21st Century”; “Practical Methods for Successful Change Adoption”; and “Eight Steps to lasting Change that Works Every Time.”

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Bob McGannon specializes in strategic program and portfolio management and has helped set up project management offices on three different continents. He has 25 years of IT, project management, and project analysis experience, 18 of those years with the IBM Corporation. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery measurement and quality, business analysis, and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe, and recently worked in Australia on a consulting engagement with Medicare in Canberra.

Joseph (Joe) D. Launi has over 30 years of experience and has worked tirelessly to develop a solid reputation for delivering successful projects and improving project management competency. He is a proven project management executive with 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; research and development into motivation and morale building programs; and profit and loss management of various consulting practice areas.

 

Pamela Davis-Ghavami is a Washingtonian with 29 years of federal service in the Information Technology field. She has a BBA from the University of the District of Columbia in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems Science, a Masters in Information Technology and Project Management from Capella University and is PMP certified. She enjoys learning new things about technology, sharing her knowledge with anyone who will listen, being an active member in her Toastmaster club and moving to the top of the adder of her Montgomery County Tennis league club.

 

Aimee Richcreek Baxter has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years as a Project Manager and Technology Trainer. She has been a certified PMP since 2000. Currently, Aimee works at Macalester College, as Financial System Specialist, bringing technology solutions to the Business Services Office and the Macalester Community it serves. She utilizes her PMP skills every day from small tasks to larger campus-wide projects.

Myles Miller is a multi-national CEO, two-time Best Selling Author and Radio Host of “Myles of SUCCESS”,  with over 30 years’ 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.

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According to the Project Management Institute, ethics is about making the best possible decisions concerning people, resources and the environment. Every Project Management Professional must sign off on a set of values: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect, and Fairness. But ethics – whether it’s business, personal, or abstract – often inhabits a grey area, where neither right nor wrong fully prevails.  As Project Managers, we are faced with difficult choices. To satisfy one stakeholder, we may have to short shrift another. The more complex the project, the greater the dilemmas. The good news is, there are tools and resources to help us work through these situations and make sound choices. PMI® is working hard to keep current with the issues we face, and provide up-to-date decision-making guidance.

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Alan Richter is the president of QED Consulting, a 28-year-old company based in New York City. He works primarily in the areas of leadership, values, culture and change, and is a recognized pioneer in global diversity and international ethics. He has consulted with many global organizations such as NASA, CERN, the UN (including the Secretariat, peacekeeping, etc., and many UN Agencies) as well as leading Global Fortune 500 companies. He has also presented at conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is the co-author of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks and the Global Ethics & Integrity Benchmarks and the co-creator of the Global Diversity Survey and Global Gender Intelligence Assessment. He recently co-edited a book entitled: An Inquiry into the Existence of Global Values (Hart, 2015). He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from London University, and Masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Cape Town.

Michael O'Brochta has worked in project management for over thirty years at the CIA, where he led the development of highly complex top secret projects, programs, and systems, and he led a program to mature project management and systems engineering agency-wide. As President of Zozer, Inc,. he helped develop and implement the new government-wide Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. Mr. O’Brochta writes and speaks extensively about project management; his recent book, titled How To Get Executives To Act For Project Success is available on Amazon. Since his recent climb of yet another of the world’s seven summits, he has been exploring the relationship between project management and mountain climbing.

Greg Balestrero has been a global advocate for excellence in performance management and business results. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a project engineer, project manager, and for the last 30 years, a senior executive of professional membership associations related to engineering and project management. From 2002 – 2011, Greg served as the President and CEO of Project Management Institute (PMI®). He has met with business and government leaders in more than 60 countries, advocating and promoting a project focus in engineering, construction, and a broad range of business sectors. This exposure has shaped his thinking and message, reinforcing the need that organizations must transform to sustain themselves, integrating the values of community and the planet, with their own corporate strategies and values. 

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An energy project today might be the development of a car battery that will run an electric car for 200 miles; the placement of wind turbines in an open field; or the construction of an oil refinery that can process half a million barrels a day. For organizations seeking to restructure energy resources and delivery, options abound. More than a project, in energy you must consider a full portfolio of intertwining elements. PMs in the current environment often find themselves in the role of Change Manager.  Stakeholder management is paramount, as you deal with the communities that will be affected, energy providers and distributors, and bankers and financiers. Then there are the risks – new technologies and equipment, multi-billion dollar investments, and safety issues. And don’t forget industry and government oversight and regulation. A background in engineering and years of experience in the field are often prerequisites. In this episode we learn how PMs are forging new paths in the Energy sector.

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Darren Booth

Darren Booth

Darren Booth has managed over $2 billion in complex power generation and smart city developments in Australia, Asia, the Caribbean and U.S. working for engineering and construction companies, public utilities and private investors for the past 20 years.

He is currently working on a pipeline of business development projects he calls “GreenPowerU”, guiding Universities, Municipalities and Major Commercial customers in the strategic implementation of disruptive technology solutions to deliver prosperity.

Early in his career, his client’s had a clear understanding of their specific project requirements, today a typical project often includes a diverse set of interlocking and phased criteria for success from reducing operating costs to decarbonizing operations, facilitating customer choice, increasing distributed generation, leveraging employee engagement and productivity all while enhancing the resilience of critical operations during grid interruptions.

Darren has an undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy a Master’s in Engineering Technology from Murray State University, has global banking, project finance and risk analysis experience with Chase Manhattan Bank and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Karen Chovan

Karen Chovan

Karen Chovan is the principal of Enviro Integration Strategies, a founding member of the Lean Team, and a training partner with GPM Global (Green Project Management).  A geological engineer, a sustainability expert, and a project manager with nearly 20 years progressively advancing in the industrial sector, Karen has gained tremendous insight into the risks, challenges, and opportunities for improvements that can be made in industrial operations, projects, and corporate environments. Karen is a forward thinker who has strength in raising risk and opportunistic awareness, aligning multi-disciplinary teams, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, and empowering them to build consensus on common goals.

Charles Waligura

Charles Waligura

Based in Texas, Charles Waligura has forty years of project management, department management, sales and chemical process industries process and systems engineering. He has managed task force activities such as manpower forecasting and scheduling, client liaison, engineering and construction cost estimating and cost control, as well as managing subcontractors and field construction.

His specialties and experience include project management of wind energy facilities and refinery and petrochemical revamps; business development, and process and systems design for petrochemical plants and offshore oil and gas production, refining, light hydrocarbon processing, pipeline compressor stations and utility systems.

 

Waligura has a B.S. and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a Past Chairman of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Division for Fuels & Petrochemicals; a Past President of the Project Management Institute, Houston Chapter; and Past Chair of the Project Management Institute SIG Leadership Development & Excellence Committee.

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In the beginning, there was the PMBOK®. Then came the deluge! If you are looking for information on the latest trends, philosophies, and cutting edge methodologies in Project Management, there is no shortage of books and articles to explore. The questions is, where to begin? In this episode, host Kendall Lott interviews three authors of recently published books: Ted Kallman, co-author of Flow: Getting Everyone Moving in the Right Direction…and Loving It; Michael O’Brochta, author of How To Get Executives To Act for Project Success; and Susan Schwartz, author of Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager’s Guide to Becoming a Leader.

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About the Speakers

Ted Kallman

As an Enterprise Agile Coach, Ted Kallman helps organizations in the common-sense adoption of lean-agile Flow to increase project and organization effectiveness and value.  Ted is co-author of the national #1 Best Selling and Best Rated book “The Nehemiah Effect: Ancient Wisdom from the World’s First Agile Projects” and “Flow: Getting Everyone Moving in the Same Direction … and Loving It” due out April of 2018.  He also co-authored a book with Jeff Tobe “Coloring Outside the Lines” that is focused on Project Managers.  This book was given as a gift by PMI to all participants at PMIs Leadership Institute Meeting 2015 .

Ted is a PMI-ACP, PMP, CSM, CSPO, CSP.  He is the founder of Agile West MI and currently serves WMPMI as President. As a well-known Keynote speaker he has presented to over 350,000 people over the past 30 years.

Ted has worked as a CEO, COO, CMO, and PMO in Europe and the US.  His projects have included; Mfg, Telecom, Software Dev, Marketing, CRM, and PMO creation with companies like Whirlpool, ZF/TRWGM, OnStar, Steelcase and Ericsson.

Michael O'Brochta

Mr. O'Brochta, who has managed hundreds of projects during the past thirty years, is an experienced line manager, author, lecturer, trainer and consultant. He holds a master's degree in project management, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and is certified as an ACP and a PMP. As Zozer Inc. President, he is helping organizations raise their level of project management performance. As senior project manager at the Central Intelligence Agency, he led the development of highly complex top secret projects, programs, and systems; and he led the development of the project management and systems engineering training and certification program to mature practices agency-wide. His other recent work includes leading the development of standards and courses for the new U.S. Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. Mr. O’Brochta supported FAC-P/PM programs by providing subject matter expertise for instructional design and delivery to the Federal Acquisition Institute and Department of Veterans Affairs. He served at the PMI corporate level as Chair the Ethics Member Advisory Group where he led the development of the ethical decision-making framework and the new PMI ethics website; he is a graduate of the Leadership Institute Mater Class. Mr. O’Brochta has written and presented papers each of the past 17 years at PMI Global Congress events as well as at hundreds of international, and regional conferences. Topics that he is currently passionate about include great project managers and how to kill bad projects. His recent book, titled “How To Get Executives To Act For Project Success,” is available on Amazon. He has been featured in issues of PMI Today, PM Network, CIO Magazine, Information Week, and Government Executive Magazine. Since his recent climb of another of the world’s seven summits, he has been exploring the relationship between project management and mountain climbing.

Susan Schwartz

Susan Schwartz released her first book, Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager‘s Guide to Becoming a Leader this past January.  Throughout her career she led a variety of technical and non-technical teams successfully through organizational change and brought projects to completion – on time and under budget.  She credits the cross-functional, global team successes to a combination of process review, crucial conversations, and knowledge sharing strategies.

She has facilitated public courses and seminars for George Mason University Learning Solutions, the Project Management Institute, The Association of Talent Development, The American Society of Quality, and the Society for Human Resources.  

Ms. Schwartz received an M.S. in organizational development and knowledge management from George Mason University School of Public Policy and a B.A. in Economics from Goucher College.

 

Direct download: 48._New_Releases__Conversations_with_the_Authors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

What does the PMBOK® Guide - 6th Edition say about Quality? It refers to the cost of Quality. And there is a cost to quality – in terms of both money and time. But lack of quality also has a cost. Being able to measure quality helps us to juggle and flex project requirements. How exactly does quality fit into the overall project scheme? Is optimum quality even a high priority of any given project? The Project Manager who is well informed and kept up to date on the full program perspective is better poised to make intelligent decisions about the give and take of project components in order to achieve the quality that maximizes value.      

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Stephen A. Devaux, MSPM, PMP

Stephen Devaux
Analytic Project Management
President

Steve Devaux, MSPM, PMP, is President of Analytic Project Management, Boston, MA, a PMI Global R.E.P. founded in 1992. Major corporate clients include Siemens, BAE Systems, Wells Fargo, Texas Instruments, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, MIT Lincoln Labs, iRobot, L-3 Communications, American Power Conversion, and Respironics.

Devaux’s newest book Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value came out from CRC Press in September 2014. He is also the author of Total Project Control, the second edition of which was published by CRC Press in March 2015. He contributed chapters on his new CPM metric, critical path drag, in two 2013 books: Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industries and Handbook of Emergency Response. He is the author of numerous articles and PMI webinars, and a frequent speaker at PMI Chapter meetings throughout the US. He also authors a blog on advanced practices in project management several times a week at www.TotalProjectControl.com.

Over the years, he has taught graduate project management courses at Suffolk University, Brandeis University and University of the West Indies/Barbados and in Executive Education programs at Bentley University and UMass/Lowell.

 

Michael Hannan, PMP, TOC Jonah

Mike Hannan
Fortezza Consulting, LLC
Principal Consultant & Founder

Mike Hannan is Founder and Principal Consultant for Fortezza Consulting, LLC, which helps CIOs, IT PMO Directors, and project teams improve the speed and reliability of their Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan brings over 20 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect/Engineer/Designer/Tester. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex programs such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC). He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike has been an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM Symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan has been a PMP since 2005, and is a member of both the PMIWDC and Montgomery County chapters. He has been a Theory of Constraints Jonah since 2011, and has Masters degrees in Information Technology and International Affairs. He is also a devoted father of 3 teenage boys, a competitive masters-level track athlete, and an amateur oenophile.

 

Randall C. Iliff

Randall Iliff
Eclectic Intellect, LLC
Founder

Mr. Iliff has over 35 years’ experience leading developmental effort, and has participated in all phases of project execution from proposal to close out. He is a seasoned large-project PM as well as a recognized expert in Systems Engineering. Mr. Iliff holds a BS in Engineering / Industrial Design from Michigan State University, and an MS in Systems Management, Research and Development from the University of Southern California. Mr. Iliff is a charter member of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and currently serves as the INCOSE representative on an alliance between INCOSE, PMI, and the MIT Center for Program Excellence. Until early 2016 Mr. Iliff was VP at the award-winning design firm bb7, where he was also Director of Strategy, Methods and Learning. Prior to that he worked for Motorola, Martin Marietta, and McDonnell-Douglas. In 2016, he left bb7 and founded Eclectic Intellect.

 

           

Direct download: 47._PMBOK_6__Quality.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Being creatures of habit, humans have a hard time with change. But resilience and adaptability have kept us going through the millennia.

Projects inevitably bring about change – whether its related to culture, processes, systems, environment, or all of the above – and it’s the Project Manager who must shepherd the team or the organization through the sometimes painful process.

That means dealing with resistance. (There are some interesting philosophies about that.) It means planning for orientation and adaptation as part of the scope of your project. And – as we hear over and over – listen to your stakeholders. A truly successful change means there is no break in the flow of operations.

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About the Speakers

 
Yves Cavarec, MBA, PMP
CEO, Neworq

Yves Cavarec is CEO of Neworq -- a new company that develops solutions for collaborative learning.


He started his career in the banking industry in 1996. From 2004 to 2015, he worked on large organizational transformation, on managing change in global corporations, and on advising SME owners.


In 2014, he discovered what he calls, “self-management” and “self-organization.” Yves believes that people are the purpose of business, while value creation and technology are means toward this purpose. For him, the challenge is to align business with people, not the contrary.

He trusts that self-management and self-organization are the best options. In 2016, he founded the club Human Organizations of Work (HOW), an association that influences business leaders to develop self-management.


He co-authored the book "How successful organizations implement change,” published by PMI in October 2017.

Karen Smits
Practical Thinking Group
 
Karen Smits is an international expert in Organizational Anthropology. Her Ph.D. study Cross Culture Work: Practices of Collaboration in the Panama Canal Expansion Program receives much attention in the project management world, and beyond. This research shows the people-side of project management and reveals how project participants deal with the cultural complexity in their everyday work life.
 
At Practical Thinking Group, Karen is active as Global Thinker on Organizational Culture & Change Management. Often tied to Project Management services, she designs and facilitates cultural change processes. Karen also teaches in the Executive MBA of ADEN University, and she is often invited to speak at international corporate events.
 
After 5 years in Panama and 3 years in Brazil, Karen is now based in Singapore. She strives to make the cultural context of the organization and its members more visible, which supports collaboration and its outcomes within the (project) organization.
 
Luis Cáceres
 
Luis Cáceres is a consultant, speaker, change manager, coach, PMP and Agile PM. He is the author of the book Murphy on Projects, and has been involved in over US$6 billion in post-merger integrations
Direct download: 46._Change_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

This is the second in a series of roundtable discussions on PMBOK® 6. The focus here is Agile and the Agile Practice Guide, which is included as a supplemental volume in latest PMBOK® Guide. For this discussion, one of the co-authors of the guide, Jesse Fewell, joins two previous panelists, Michael Hannan, and Randall Iliff, to talk about the decision-making process that went into the guide, and what it means for PMs who must learn to adopt a more hybrid approach to project management.

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Speaker: Jesse Fewell

Jesse Fewell

JesseFewell.com
Agile Coach

Jesse Fewell is an author, coach, and trainer in the world of modern management, helping teams across the world deliver products faster with higher quality. A leader in the advancement of management practices, he founded the first PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-authored the Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide®. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is the world’s only certified Project Management Professional® (PMP) to also hold the expert-level agile designations of Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), and Certified Collaboration Instructor® (CCI).

Speaker: Michael Hannan

Michael Hannan, PMP, TOC Jonah

Fortezza Consulting, LLC
Principal Consultant & Founder

Mike Hannan is Founder and Principal Consultant for Fortezza Consulting, LLC, which helps CIOs, IT PMO Directors, and project teams improve the speed and reliability of their Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan brings over 20 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect/Engineer/Designer/Tester. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex programs such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC). He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike has been an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM Symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan has been a PMP since 2005, and is a member of both the PMIWDC and Montgomery County chapters. He has been a Theory of Constraints Jonah since 2011, and has Masters degrees in Information Technology and International Affairs. He is also a devoted father of 3 teenage boys, a competitive masters-level track athlete, and an amateur oenophile.

 

Speaker: Randall C. Iliff

Randall C. Iliff

Eclectic Intellect, LLC
Founder
 
Mr. Iliff has over 35 years’ experience leading developmental effort, and has participated in all phases of project execution from proposal to close out. He is a seasoned large-project PM as well as a recognized expert in Systems Engineering. Mr. Iliff holds a BS in Engineering / Industrial Design from Michigan State University, and an MS in Systems Management, Research and Development from the University of Southern California. Mr. Iliff is a charter member of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and currently serves as the INCOSE representative on an alliance between INCOSE, PMI, and the MIT Center for Program Excellence. Until early 2016 Mr. Iliff was VP at the award-winning design firm bb7, where he was also Director of Strategy, Methods and Learning. Prior to that he worked for Motorola, Martin Marietta, and McDonnell-Douglas. In 2016, he left bb7 and founded Eclectic Intellect.
Direct download: 45_PMBOK6__The_Agile_Effect.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

For this probing look at the newly released PMBOK 6, we convened a panel of experts for a rousing roundtable discussion. Host Kendall Lott talks with Stephen Devaux, Michael Hannan, and Randall Iliff about what’s good, what’s interesting, and what’s missing in the latest iteration of the PMBOK Guide. Among the topics covered are: projects as investments; time as a resource; flow; and more.

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PMBOK 6

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About the Speakers

Stephen A. Devaux, MSPM, PMP

Analytic Project Management
President

Steve Devaux, MSPM, PMP, is President of Analytic Project Management, Boston, MA, a PMI Global R.E.P. founded in 1992. Major corporate clients include Siemens, BAE Systems, Wells Fargo, Texas Instruments, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, MIT Lincoln Labs, iRobot, L-3 Communications, American Power Conversion, and Respironics.

Devaux’s newest book Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value came out from CRC Press in September 2014. He is also the author of Total Project Control, the second edition of which was published by CRC Press in March 2015. He contributed chapters on his new CPM metric, critical path drag, in two 2013 books: Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industries and Handbook of Emergency Response. He is the author of numerous articles and PMI webinars, and a frequent speaker at PMI Chapter meetings throughout the US. He also authors a blog on advanced practices in project management several times a week at www.TotalProjectControl.com.

Over the years, he has taught graduate project management courses at Suffolk University, Brandeis University and University of the West Indies/Barbados and in Executive Education programs at Bentley University and UMass/Lowell.

 

Michael Hannan, PMP, TOC Jonah

Fortezza Consulting, LLC
Principal Consultant & Founder

Mike Hannan is Founder and Principal Consultant for Fortezza Consulting, LLC, which helps CIOs, IT PMO Directors, and project teams improve the speed and reliability of their Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan brings over 20 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect/Engineer/Designer/Tester. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex programs such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC). He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike has been an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM Symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan has been a PMP since 2005, and is a member of both the PMIWDC and Montgomery County chapters. He has been a Theory of Constraints Jonah since 2011, and has Masters degrees in Information Technology and International Affairs. He is also a devoted father of 3 teenage boys, a competitive masters-level track athlete, and an amateur oenophile.

 

Randall C. Iliff

Eclectic Intellect, LLC
Founder
Mr. Iliff has over 35 years’ experience leading developmental effort, and has participated in all phases of project execution from proposal to close out. He is a seasoned large-project PM as well as a recognized expert in Systems Engineering. Mr. Iliff holds a BS in Engineering / Industrial Design from Michigan State University, and an MS in Systems Management, Research and Development from the University of Southern California. Mr. Iliff is a charter member of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and currently serves as the INCOSE representative on an alliance between INCOSE, PMI, and the MIT Center for Program Excellence. Until early 2016 Mr. Iliff was VP at the award-winning design firm bb7, where he was also Director of Strategy, Methods and Learning. Prior to that he worked for Motorola, Martin Marietta, and McDonnell-Douglas. In 2016, he left bb7 and founded Eclectic Intellect.
Direct download: PMBOK-6_Scope-Schedule.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Winners

PMI Award Winners discuss projects and their philosophies vis-à-vis Project Management. Learn about how these outstanding PMs went about laying out their vision, handling the stakeholders, addressing the risks, and successfully completing some challenging projects. This inspiring episode offers great ideas and food for thought for PMs at all levels.

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Winners

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About the Speakers

Connie Plowman, PMP

Connie Plowman, PMP

Connie is all about leadership -- as an education leader, corporate leader, and volunteer leader.

As an education leader, Connie is a part-time instructor at several education institutions – teaching project management classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She served as the Interim Executive Director for the CLIMB Center for Advancement at Portland Community College. CLIMB stands for Continuous Learning for Individuals, Management, and Business. This Dean-level position reported directly to the President of the Extended Learning Campus (ELC). She was a member of the ELC Leadership Team supporting the College’s mission, vision and core values.

As a corporate leader, Connie worked for Cadence Management Corporation, an international project management training and consulting company. After 22 years with the firm, Connie retired in December 2010 as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). For 12 years, she worked in employee, customer and executive education for IBM Corporation.

As a volunteer leader, Connie is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) serving on numerous Boards and global committees. She is a frequent speaker at Job Seekers groups helping and mentoring professionals in career transition and provides support to our future leaders studying project management.

In 2016, Connie received the PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence by PMI. Named after one of the founders of PMI, this award honors “individuals who have made an outstanding contribution(s) to the project management profession or its practice through leadership, technical project management, and strategic and business management acumen.” Since the beginning of this award in 1998, it has been given only 17 times – worldwide.

Connie is a graduate from Portland State University with a degree in Business Administration. In 2002, she became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). When she passed the PMP exam, Barry Manilow was on the radio singing “It’s a Miracle!”

Connie lives outside Portland, Oregon, USA - in the wine country!

Joanne Hohenadel

Joanne Hohenadel
University Health Network (UHN) Digital
Senior Project Manager
Since 2001, Joanne Hohenadel has been leading health informatics projects for UHN, McMaster University’s Health Information Research Unit and Center for Health Economics Policy Analysis. She has lead major projects related to health application integration; hospital finance; development of a clinical anesthesia information system, point of care clinical documentation and electronic medication ordering and administration. She is currently a Senior Project Manager for University Health Network (UHN) Digital. In addition to her Honours Bachelors of Applies Science degree, she holds her LEAN Green Belt, PMP, PROSCI Change Management and ITIL certifications.

Andre D’Penha

Andre D’Penha
University Health Network
Quality Improvement Plan – Discharge Summary Program Manager

Andre D’Penha is a project management professional with over thirteen years of experience in the Canadian healthcare, retail, and automotive industries.

Over the last ten years, he has successfully implemented medium to large-scale, complex clinical projects and quality improvement initiatives at the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s premier academic medical centre, consisting of Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and the Michener Institute for Education at UHN.

He has won numerous awards for his project management achievements, including the 2015 PMI Award for Project Excellence – North America, the 2017 Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Award for Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Healthcare, and the 2017 3M Health Care Quality Team Award.

He is currently UHN’s Quality Improvement Plan – Discharge Summary Program Manager, within UHN Digital’s Technology & Innovation Portfolio.

 

Greg Roos

Greg Roos
Process Safety Audits & Assessments Complex Process Facilities
Manager

Greg received a BE degree in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union College in 1979. Greg had 30+ years of experience in 3 Chevron refineries and 2 Chevron/Phillips petrochemical /polymer plants prior to his current role. His initial background was in refinery engineering, followed by management roles in engineering, maintenance, operations and projects among those facilities. Current job responsibilities are across Manufacturing, Upstream Complex Process Facilities, Chemicals, Terminals, Lubricants and Non-Operated Joint Ventures.

Greg is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Mississippi and California. Greg is certified as a Process Safety Auditor (CPSA) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Greg was the engineering manager on the Project Management Institute 2015 Project of the Year Award Winner, Coke Drum Replacement Project at El Segundo Refinery. Greg is currently serving as chair of API Process Safety Site Assessment Program industry sub-committee. Greg and his wife Marty live California with 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Direct download: Winners_2.mp3
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Looking for a challenge? Try managing a project whose stakeholders represent a cross section of cultures, languages, and even governments; where funding can come from multiple sources, often many steps removed, physically and culturally, from the beneficiaries; and where the results can’t be measured in any meaningful way until months or years after project completion. Welcome to the world of International Development. In this episode we hear from three experts, who have been in the field (literally) for decades – in Brazil, Turkey, and Zambia – to learn about what it takes to bring these types of projects into being, and then shepherd them to completion.

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International PM

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Amy Davis

 
Catholic Relief Services
Project Director
Amy is a microfinance specialist with over 25 years of international experience. She is currently the Project Director for the Expanding Financial Inclusion Africa contract managed by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and funded by The MasterCard Foundation, operating in four countries—Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia—designed to serve 500,000 SILC members over 4 years. Prior to returning to CRS, Amy was the COP managing the highly successful USAID Rwanda Integrated Improved Livelihoods Program – “Ejo Heza”, a complex integrated rural livelihoods program funded by USAID Feed the Future which reached 175,000 Rwandans with effectively phased integrated services focused on nutrition, agricultural production and microfinance. The majority of her work has been in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on East and West Africa, including 20 years in microfinance, including savings-led approaches, microfinance institution management, new product development, financial education and consumer protection. Amy has managed start-up operations for leading global microfinance networks, such as FINCA International and Catholic Relief Services and provided strategic planning, program management, technical assistance and fund-raising support for emerging microfinance institutions. As a consultant, she targeted strategic issues for microfinance institutions while providing key advice to NGO networks and multi-lateral institutions, such as The SEEP Network, Catholic Relief Services, FINCA International, Habitat for Humanity International, the UNDP and The World Bank. She also facilitated the SEEP Social Performance Working Group and Practitioner Learning Program. Amy is a founding member and former President of the Board of Directors of Women Advancing Microfinance (WAM) International. Amy has lived and worked in Senegal (where she was a Peace Corps Volunteer), El Salvador, Uganda, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and now residing in Zambia.
 

Peter Pfeiffer

 
PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group
Mr. Pfeiffer holds a PhD degree in Sociology of Development and has been into Project Management for over thirty years as a manager, lecturer, trainer and process facilitator, mainly in the field of International Development in Latin-America, Africa and Asia. He worked as a consultant with World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, European Commission, German Cooperation for International Development (GIZ), German Development Bank (KfW), and others, as well as national development institutions, foundations and Corporate Social Responsibility projects. His practice areas are International Development, Organizational Development, Project and Program Management and process facilitation. He has several publications including books, chapters and articles on project management and organizational development. Mr. Pfeiffer is co-founder of the Project Management Institute Rio de Janeiro Chapter, and certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 1999. He currently serves as a volunteer in the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group.
 

Haluk ÜÇEM

 
Fichtner GmBH

Haluk ÜÇEM was born in Turkey in 1968 and graduated from the university in February 1990. Since than after some working experienc e in Design and Construction business on site for internationally funded contracts by WB, KfW, EU, EBRD, EIB he began his career on Contract Management. Mr. ÜÇEM worked for Central Finnace and Contracts Unit of Turkey between 2003 and 2008 for 5 years for the contract management of contracts funded by EU. Afterwards he has been working for Fichtner GmBH of Germany who is giving consultancy services for the infrastructure such as wastewater treatment and waste treatment for the international donors. Mr.ÜÇEM is in charge of tender preparation, contracting as well as the Contract Management of the Contracted projects.

He has deep knowledge in EU’s Practical Guide (PRAG) which is used for tendering of EU funded works as well as FIDIC Contract Conditions whcich is widely used in IF contracts.

 

 

Direct download: Project_Management_in_International_Development.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

This is a compilation of some of the earliest PM Point of View episodes, covering new directions in Project Management. Robert Brese, former CIO of the Department of Energy, talks about risk and what he looks for in a Project Manager. John Cable, Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland, discusses PM in the Academic sphere. Greg Balestrero, CEO Emeritus of the Project Management Institute, focuses on sustainability in Project Management – and it’s more than just the environment. German futurist, Oliver Schlake and Michael Hannan of Fortezza Consulting talk about how PMs need to create and nurture an environment that promotes innovation.

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Looking Ahead

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Robert Brese

 
Department of Energy (DOE)
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Mr. Brese is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy (DOE). He provides leadership, establishes policy, and maintains oversight of DOE’s annual $2 billion investment in information technology (IT), at more than 25 National Laboratories and Production Facilities, to enable urgent missions that span from open science to nuclear security. Mr. Brese is also a leader in the U.S. Government’s cybersecurity community and a key contributor to the Administration’s efforts in legislation, policy and technology research, development, and deployment. He is a Chair to the CIO Council’s Management Best Practices Committee and also serves as an advisor to the Domestic Policy Council’s Strong City, Strong Community Pilot. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Brese served as DOE’s Deputy CIO.

Previously, Mr. Brese was the Deputy CIO for Information Technology for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and also the Director of the Office of Program Evaluation within Defense Nuclear Security in NNSA, where he began his civilian career and his tenure in Senior Executive Service.

Prior to working in NNSA, Mr. Brese served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring after a 22-year career, which culminated in his assignment as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs within NNSA.

Mr. Brese holds a Federal Chief Information Officer Certificate from The National Defense University. He obtained a Master of Science from Catholic University of America, was a qualified Naval Nuclear Propulsion Engineer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program, and received a Bachelor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

 

John H. Cable, R.A., PMP

 
Center for Excellence in Project Management
Executive Director

Mr. Cable is a licensed architect and general contractor with over 35 years experience. His activities have included planning, design, and construction of buildings; building energy conservation research; management consulting; and teaching. In 1980 he was cited by Engineering News-Record as “one who served in the best interests of the building industry.” And, in 1992 he was selected by Remodeling Magazine as one of the 50 best remodeling contractors in the United States.

Since joining the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in the fall of 1999, John initiated the graduate program in project management, an undergraduate minor, and the Center for Excellence in Project Management.

He teaches courses in Project Management Fundamentals, and Managing Projects in a Dynamic Environment and is widely sought after for his seminars and workshops on a variety of Project Management topics. John is also chairman of the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center Board of Directors, a member of the Federal Government’s Project Management Working Group, and a member of the Science & Engineering Council of NASA’s Center for Program/Project Management Research. John is also a founding member of the International Project Management Educational Union along with Peking University and 6 other universities worldwide. In 2004 he coauthored a report for the National Academy of Sciences Federal Facilities Council on “Key Performance Indicators for Federal Facilities Portfolios”.

Prior to joining the University, Mr. Cable was a Research Fellow in the Logistics Management Institute’s Facilities and Engineering Management group where he managed a variety of lead assignments analyzing facility design and construction practices, conducting benchmarking and business process re-engineering studies, assessing the use of information technology in the management of design and construction, managed business and program planning assignments, and training/assisting clients in becoming certified in compliance with ISO9000 Quality Management Standards.

Prior to LMI, John created and managed a design/build firm specializing in renovation and new construction of residential, commercial and retail properties and directed energy conservation research in buildings for the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

Gregory Balestrero

 
International Institute for Learning, Inc.
Strategic Advisor on Leadership, Corporate Consciousness and Sustainability

Greg Balestrero has been a global advocate for excellence in performance management and business results. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a project engineer, project manager, and for the last 30 years, a senior executive of professional membership associations related to engineering and project management. From 2002 – 2011, Greg served as the President and CEO of Project Management Institute (PMI®). He has met with business and government leaders in more than 60 countries, advocating and promoting a project focus in engineering, construction, and a broad range of business sectors. This exposure has shaped his thinking and message, reinforcing the need that organizations must transform to sustain themselves, integrating the values of community and the planet, with their own corporate strategies and values. Through his work at IIL as strategic advisor, Greg aims to help global corporations discover how they can change their strategies to focus on serving their communities and the planet, while being or becoming market leaders.

 

Oliver Schlake

 
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Clinical Professor
Dr. Oliver Schlake is a Clinical Professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business, a senior business consultant, entrepreneur and researcher. His publications and research on scenario-based strategic planning and innovation strategy have been featured in leading academic and practitioner journals worldwide. Oliver has been an international management consultant and strategic advisor for leading companies and government agencies in Europe and North-America. Prior to joining the Smith School he was Assistant Professor for E-Business at National University, San Diego and CEO for German based consulting firm Scenario Management International (ScMI AG).
 

Michael Hannan, PMP, TOC Jonah

 
Fortezza Consulting, LLC
Principal Consultant & Founder

Mike Hannan is Founder and Principal Consultant for Fortezza Consulting, LLC, which helps CIOs, IT PMO Directors, and project teams improve the speed and reliability of their Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan brings over 20 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect/Engineer/Designer/Tester. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex programs such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC). He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike has been an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM Symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan has been a PMP since 2005, and is a member of both the PMIWDC and Montgomery County chapters. He has been a Theory of Constraints Jonah since 2011, and has Masters degrees in Information Technology and International Affairs. He is also a devoted father of 3 teenage boys, a competitive masters-level track athlete, and an amateur oenophile.

 

 

Direct download: Looking_Ahead_1.mp3
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Project Management is a team sport; projects are rarely implemented by a single individual. But the minute you bring two, three, not to mention fifty or hundreds of team members together, you open yourself up a range of potential group dynamics issues. In fact, the pressures of time and budget, along with the drive to get results, can lead to bullying and other unproductive behavior. It’s up to the project manager to set the tone, define standards, establish lines of communication, and support the individuals as well as the group as a whole. Three experts on Teamwork and how it relates to Project Management – Paul Pelletier, Lisa DiTullio, and Rami Kaibni – discuss how to nurture and manage your team for optimal functionality and quality results. 

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Teamwork

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About the Speakers

Paul Pelletier

 

Paul is a corporate lawyer, project manager, international public speaker, and business executive with over 25 years experience in senior roles in government and industry. A pioneer in the legal profession, Paul fused his law career with project management and has over 15 years in senior management, leading transformational projects and teams. A recognized leader in the project management profession, Paul also serves on the Project Management Institute’s Ethics Member Advisory Group.

During his career, on more than one occasion, Paul realized he was the target of disrespectful workplace behaviour and workplace bullying. Workplace bullying can be as harmful at work as it is in schools. Paul knows this from personal experience. He will share his story and how it led to the work he does today.

Leveraging his experiences, Paul established his consulting business with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring change. He is now an advocate, consultant and expert in strategic workplace bullying management, workplace respect and training. Helping organizations establish strategic policies, programs, and processes for openly, fairly, and effectively addressing workplace bullying is his focus. He is a regular presenter at global conferences and other events.

 

Lisa DiTullio

 
Your Project Office
Principal
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling healthcare organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. Lisa is the author of multiple project management books, articles, and blogs. She is a recognized international speaker in her field and is known for her story-telling to impart messages that are both impactful and practical. Lisa is a past member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the past chair of the Women’s Business Connection. She is the founder of Leadership in Action, a program designed to create a sense of empowerment for high-school girls. Lisa currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Cohasset Maritime Institute and is an avid (and sometimes competitive) open-water rower.
 

Rami Kaibni

 
A PMP certified professional holding a Bachelor Degree with honors in Civil Engineering (Structures) and has over 10 years of professional working experience in project management. Was deployed on many high profile large projects across the Middle East (Qatar, Jordan, Palestine), Far East (Shanghai, China) and currently residing in British Columbia, Canada and holding the post of Projects & Development Manager. Rami has four published articles in Project Management and is one of the highest influencers on ProjectManagement.com
Direct download: Influencers_Part_V__Teamwork.mp3
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Quality is difficult to define, so how can you guarantee that your project will result in a quality outcome? There are tools you can use and steps Project Managers can take to ensure quality results. Clearly define quality expectations up front, and make sure all the stakeholders understand and agree. Pay attention to Voice of Customer. Do lots of testing along the way, with a highly critical eye. Ensuring maximum quality goes hand in hand with minimizing potential risk. Three experts on Quality, Jon M. Quigley, Mike Frenette, and Brian Cohn discuss how you can – and should – incorporate “Quality” into all phases of a project.

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Quality

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Jon M. Quigley

 
Value Transformation LLC
Principal and Founding Member
Jon M. Quigley PMP CTFL is a principal and founding member of Value Transformation LLC, a product development training and cost improvement organization established in 2009 (www.valuetransform.com). Jon has multiple master level degrees from City University of Seattle, as well as an engineering degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been employed by PACCAR and Volvo, and is an experienced tier one supplier to the automotive industry (Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Harley Davidson and more). Jon has won awards such as the Volvo 3P Technical Award and the Volvo Technology Award, and has secured 7 United States patents. Jon has co-authored or contributed to more than 12 blocks. The titles range in topics all associated with project management and product development including quality tools. He is on the MPM advisory board of Western Carolina and Forsyth Technical Community College. He is available for speaking and guest lecturing on project management and product development and can be reached at Jon.Quigley@valuetransform.com.
 

Mike Frenette

 
Corvo Project Management
Owner
Mike Frenette, PMP, CMC, I.S.P., SMC has been engaged in information technology and project management for more years than he cares to admit. He has been employed by utility, oil and gas, and manufacturing organizations, and several consulting firms over the last few decades. Mike currently owns Corvo Project Management, a PPM consulting, mentoring and training company. He has a penchant for staying up to date with methods and processes that help organizations achieve their strategic goals, and enjoys sharing what he has learned with anyone who will listen. Mike is a frequent speaker and trainer on project management topics locally, nationally and internationally at in-person conferences and virtual sessions. He has proven to be a serial volunteer through roles on boards and committees, contributing to the inner workings of the Canadian Information Processing, the Canadian Management Consultants Atlantic, PMI Nova Scotia and PMI Global.
 

Brian Cohn

 
Danfoss Power Solutions
Process Excellence Manager
Brian Cohn is Process Excellence Manager at Danfoss Power Solutions focusing on the development of new products and services. He has held design engineering, application engineering, project management, and product management roles, at firms in the manufacturing, aerospace, and defense segments for over 30 years. Most of his experiences have been in business to business environments and he is passionate about improving both the effectiveness and efficiency of new product development.
 
Direct download: Influencers_Part_4__Quality.mp3
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Our PM methods face stress in the face of projects that are related to research and development…where systems engineering is the key discipline is needed. The focus is on the requirements that change, that the project scope is unstable, as there are decisions that will arise after the project is undertaken. The PM’s task becomes a focus on creativity over structure…but what are those trade-offs? We need to follow more conditional branching, tasks that aren’t executed, and tasks that are suddenly forced to be repeated until an exit condition is met. It gets complicated when seen from our standard linear view. Listen in and here three engineers. Randall Iliff, Ruth Barry, and Nathaniel Fischer discuss projects with different definitions of what “done” looks like.

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Randall C. Iliff

 
Eclectic Intellect, LLC
Founder
Mr. Iliff has over 35 years’ experience leading developmental effort, and has participated in all phases of project execution from proposal to close out. He is a seasoned large-project PM as well as a recognized expert in Systems Engineering. Mr. Iliff holds a BS in Engineering / Industrial Design from Michigan State University, and an MS in Systems Management, Research and Development from the University of Southern California. Mr. Iliff is a charter member of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and currently serves as the INCOSE representative on an alliance between INCOSE, PMI, and the MIT Center for Program Excellence. Until early 2016 Mr. Iliff was VP at the award-winning design firm bb7, where he was also Director of Strategy, Methods and Learning. Prior to that he worked for Motorola, Martin Marietta, and McDonnell-Douglas. In 2016, he left bb7 and founded Eclectic Intellect.
 

Ruth Barry

 
bb7
Director of Electrical & Software Engineering
VOLCANO (PHILIPS) CORE FM Project Manager Wireless device used to measure blood pressure and blood flow. The project included human interface, industrial, mechanical, advanced electrical and software design, and full product testing. ORASCOPTIC XV1 INTEGRATED LOUPE AND HEADLAMP SYSTEM Project Manager The first fully-integrated loupe and headlamp system for use in dental and surgical applications. The project included IP research, human interface, industrial, mechanical, optical, electrical and software design, and full product testing. The loupes launched 18 months after approved concept. KERR DENTAL CURING WAND Project Manager Two generations of ergonomic curing wands; the second product features ultracapacitor technology in place of traditional battery technology. Both projects included IP research, human interface, industrial, mechanical, optical, electrical and software design, and full product testing. The first wand launched within twelve months of concept approval; the second product followed one year later.
 

Nathaniel Fischer

 
bb7
Mechanical Engineer
LANAIR PORTABLE RADIANT HEATER Mechanical Engineer Addressed reliability concerns with existing machine. Re-designed a portable radiant heater to reduce cost, and simplify the design to minimize assembly time and reduce rework and scrap. MALLINCKRODT PHARMACEUTICALS Lead Mechanical Engineer Designed modular test fixture for gas sensors that allows for several different gas flow configurations. GE HEALTHCARE VARIABLE COST PRODUCTIVITY (VCP) PROJECTS VCP Mechanical Engineer Work with a cross-functional team to reduce component costs. Tasks include: writing engineering change orders, verification activities, updating documents. NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER MODELING AND SIMULATION Simulation Engineer Intern Using Mathworks Simulink and Simscape, developed a model of a closed-volume fluid tank, and tested the model in a real-time environment.
 
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“Projects are the machine that turns the investment into value…I don’t think we are in a shortage of money in the world, but a shortage of good ideas and of people making those ideas a reality.” Just one of the excellent quotes from the experts in project management in construction on this episode. Advanced Work Package, interactive planning, story-boarding, boot-time, and “running around for stuff”—it’s what happens in modern capital projects and for the PMs that manage it. Experts and thought leaders, Sandra MacGillivray, John Fish and Olfa Hamdi take us on an audio tour through the landscape of modern PM construction. They discuss the techniques and tools, from the application of information systems to agile development, that have had money and lifesaving impact.

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Olfa Hamdi

 
Advanced Work Packaging Institute
Founder

Olfa Hamdi is an international researcher in the field of project management, independent consultant, founder of the Advanced Work Packaging Institute, co-founder of The Institute of Management and a tech entrepreneur in capital project management office and field solutions.

Olfa Hamdi was a member of the top research joint venture RT272 on Advanced Work Packaging between the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA). She is a co-author of the 3-volume Industry Research Implementation on Advanced Work Packaging IR272-2. Her Research Master Thesis, published by The University of Texas at Austin in 2013, is the first academic publication to document research on AWP benefits, implementation challenges and maturity.

She is a fellow of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law section. Olfa has numerous publications in prestigious academic and professional journals as well as media outlets. Olfa speaks four languages and is a firm believer in the role of interdisciplinary research in driving capital projects effectiveness and project management knowledge sphere expansion.

Olfa Hamdi founded the AWP Institute with a clear objective in mind: trigger and build the global momentum around Advanced Work Packaging and advance the AWP system by closing its gaps through research and innovation for it to become a recognized comprehensive global industry practice. Today, the AWP Institute has an outreach to more than 40 countries across all industrial and transportation construction sectors.

Olfa Hamdi holds a Master of Science in Capital Projects’ Management from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lille (France), and a graduate degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution for construction disputes from Texas School of Law.

 

Sandra MacGillivray

 
Valency
Managing Director

Sandra is the Managing Director of Valency, a consulting company that implements best practices from the Construction Industry Institute (CII) that dramatically improve capital project performance. Valency is a Registered Education Provider with both CII and PMI and works globally with client in both the private and public sector.

Sandra is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Risk Professional (PMI-RMP) and a Certified PDRI Facilitator. She has over 15 years of project management experience and is a past research team member with CII on front end planning, risk management and portfolio management. Sandra is an active member of CII's Front End Planning Community of Practice.

 

John Fish

 
Ford, Bacon and Davis, LLC
Director Project Support Services

John has over fifty years’ experience in the Engineering and Construction industry (primarily refining and petro-chemical). He was the architect for the S&B/FB&D Internet Project Information Management System (iPIMS), a web based system for managing the flow of information from Front End Planning to System Turnover. John's CII resume started in 1992 when he was assigned to be a member of the research team that developed the first PDRI and Alignment Thermometer. Since that time, John has participated in the following CII roles:

1. Board of Advisor for S & B/FB&D since 1996,
2. Four PDRI related research teams,
3. Risk Management Team,
4. Co-chair of the Break Through Strategy Committee,
5. Co-Chair of the Innovative Deliverables to the Craft Team,
6. Co-Chair to initiate the Front End Planning Community of Practice.

In addition, John has instructed the Front End Planning session for the CII Best Practices Course at the University of Texas since 2012.

John is considered one of the industry systems experts in Automation, Information Management, Front End Planning, and Best Practice Execution. He has worked with numerous owners to assist them in the implementation of CII Project Management tools and best practices. He is active in the implementation of FIATECH initiatives to improve productivity using technology to utilize integrated information exchanges and automation.

John is best known as an industry change agent. He was instrumental in leading S & B/FB&D from slide rules, pencils and Mylar into the Intelligent 3D Design age. In 1982, John was given an edict by Wally Maurer, an early mentor, to "...challenge everything we do." He is still challenging and does not plan to stop anytime soon.

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Direct download: Influencers_Part_3__Construction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EST

 

Risk is an organizational problem that reaches into our ability to make sound business decisions. We should think of stakeholders (and activating them to be positive and helpful), remember to check assumptions, and recognize that risks shift as priorities and the external environment do. Beyond the project-level risks, and past even basic quantification of risk and impact, we need PMs to consider the ultimate business value of their projects – and whether the project should even be done. Yep, even for a project, risk is an organizational concern that has a perspective shaped by the very organizational culture. Listen in to this episode and hear influencers Andy Jordon, Beth Spriggs and Bruce Harpham describe their insights and their approaches to handling risks and consulting with others about it.

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Andy Jordan

 
Roffensian Consulting Inc
President

Andy Jordan is President of Roffensian Consulting Inc., an Ontario, Canada based management consulting firm with a strong emphasis on organizational transformation, portfolio management and PMOs. Andy has a track record of success managing business critical projects, programs and portfolios in Europe and North America in industries as diverse as investment banking, software development, call centers, telecommunications and corporate education.

Andy is an in demand speaker and moderator who delivers thought provoking content in an engaging and entertaining style, and is also an instructor in project management related disciplines. He always strives to provide thought provoking presentations that drive his audience to challenge accepted norms while providing actionable content that can be applied in the real world. Andy’s first full length book ‘Risk Management for Project Driven Organizations’ is now available.”

 

Beth Spriggs

 

Beth Spriggs, PMP, is an experienced coach, trainer and speaker. Currently she serves as the vice president of technology at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), a major nonpartisan organization. For more than 16 years, she’s solved unsolvable problems, tamed unruly projects, and pulled off the impossible for organizations by deploying technologies that work for customers while positioning clients for what’s coming next.

Her extensive portfolio consists of everything from bite-sized undertakings to years-long overhauls that impact every aspect of the organization, but her focus has always been technology project management. Some of Beth's contributions include delivering webinars for ProjectManagement.com and NTEN, speaking at NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference and DC Web Women's Conference; and attending PMI's Global Congress NA 2015 as an Expert. Beth was PM.com's member of the month August 2015.

 

Bruce Harpham

 
ProjectManagementHacks.com
Founder

Bruce Harpham is the author of the forthcoming book "Project Managers At Work," (Apress) which showcases the career paths and lessons learned from project professionals from NASA, Google, Apple and other leading organizations. Bruce Harpham is also a columnist with ProjectManagement.com and runs the ProjectManagementHacks.com blog. Bruce lives in Toronto, Canada. 

Direct download: Influencers_Part_2__Risk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Saving Priceless History! From cracks in the US Capitol Dome, to the dirt of Idaho, to the empty shelves of the Iraq Museum, experts protect the artifacts of our society. These artifacts are an important element of maintaining the lessons of who we are, of remembering what came before, and of having an appreciation of what we can accomplish. Encompassing historical archaeology, restoration, and even investigating the theft of priceless artifacts, it turns out these efforts have beginnings and endings, outputs and outcomes, teams, plans, risks, and budgets – they are projects. In this episode, we discuss three very different CRM projects: the restoration of the most iconic building in the United States (the Capitol Dome), the identification of a lost town in Idaho, and the memorable recovery during the Iraq conflict of some of the most important cultural artifacts of antiquity. We see the efforts of these professionals, Christine Merton, Bob Weaver and Colonel Matthew Bogdanos through a PM Point of View, and take some lessons that we can use in all of our projects.

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Cultural Resource Management

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Christine Merdon, PE, CCM

 
Architect of the Capitol
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Merdon began her Federal career in 1981 as a cooperative education engineering student for the U.S. Navy. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 1987, from the University of Maryland in Civil Engineering, she continued her career with the Navy as a project engineer and project manager. In 1998, she received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

In 1990, she joined the White House Military Office as a Project Manager responsible for managing classified design and construction projects at the White House, Camp David, and other Presidential Support Facilities.

In 1998, Ms. Merdon was hired by Clark Construction, LLC, where she was project manager and superintendent on numerous projects including the American Red Cross Headquarters, Bethesda Place II, and the renovation of Baltimore’s historic Hippodrome Theater.

Ms. Merdon joined McKissack & McKissack in 2000, where she ascended to the role of Senior Vice President of Program and Construction Management. Her responsibilities included operations and business development for program and construction management contracts in Washington, DC, Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. She was instrumental in the growth of the company in Washington, and start-up and management of the program management division in Chicago and Los Angeles. All told, she has been responsible for the successful program and construction management of more than $11 billion in major construction projects and programs including: Washington Nationals Major League Baseball Stadium, O’Hare Modernization Program, Eisenhower Executive Office Building life-safety upgrades, Los Angeles Unified School District, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum for African American History, and Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorial Renovations. Throughout her career, Ms. Merdon has won many outstanding performance awards, as well as project excellence awards for construction projects. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a member of the Construction Management Association of America, and a Certified Construction Manager. Ms. Merdon is the President of the DC Chapter of the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) mentor program, and is very active in the Women in Engineering program at the University of Maryland.

 

Colonel Matthew Bogdanos

 
New York County District Attorney’s Office
Homicide Prosecutor

Colonel Matthew Bogdanos is a homicide prosecutor for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Raised waiting tables in his family's Greek restaurant in Lower Manhattan, he is a former middleweight boxer who joined the U.S. Marine Corps at 19. He left active duty in 1988 to join the DA’s Office; but remained in the reserves, leading a counter-narcotics operation on the Mexican border, and serving in Desert Storm, South Korea, Lithuania, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kosovo.

Losing his apartment near the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, he joined a counter-terrorism task force in Afghanistan, receiving a Bronze Star for actions against al-Qaeda. He then served in the Horn of Africa and three tours in Iraq—leading the international investigation into the looting of Iraq’s National Museum—before deploying again to Afghanistan in 2009. The first to expose the link between antiquities trafficking and terrorist financing, he has presented those findings in 22 countries, in venues including the United Nations, Interpol, British Parliament, the Peace Palace in The Hague, and the U.S. Senate. He received a National Humanities Medal from President Bush for helping recover more than 6000 of Iraq's treasures in eight countries.

He holds a classics degree from Bucknell University; a law degree, master’s degree in Classics, and Recognition of Achievement in International Law from Columbia University; and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. In addition to dozens of military decorations, he received the 2004 Public Service Award from the Hellenic Lawyers of America, 2007 Proclamation from the City of New York, 2009 Proclamation from the City of Philadelphia, 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2016 International Giuseppe Sciacca Achievement Award from the Vatican, and was Grand Marshal of the 2010 Greek Independence Day Parade.

Returning to the DA’s Office in October 2010, he still boxes for wounded veterans and continues the hunt for stolen antiquities, recently leading an investigation that resulted in the largest seizure of stolen antiquities in U.S. history: $150 million dollars in ancient statues stolen from Southeast Asia. All royalties from his book, Thieves of Baghdad, are donated to the Iraq Museum.

 

Robert Weaver

 
Lead Historian
Robert Weaver is the lead historian on major CERCLA and other environmental litigation cases. Researched industrial technology and process, identified Responsible Parties, and assisted attorneys in case strategy. He also continues with cultural (archaeological) resources projects. He served as lead historical archaeologist for the Sandpoint Archaeology Project, which is the largest Section 106 mitigation project in the State of Idaho. The project excavated information on the initial railroad town of Sandpoint (1881-1915) and recovered over 560,000 artifacts, mainly historical.
 
Direct download: Cultural_Resources_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EST

Leaders ask the hard questions, the ones others don’t; and they push to get constructive results.  And they do this will elevating others to be at their best, making not just a difference, but a continuous difference, by coalescing people around a vision. 

This motivates others to do what they didn’t even know they could do.” This is some of what you will hear on this episode that talks to the intersection of PMs and leadership.

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About the Speaker

Uma Hiremagalur, PMP

 
 
Uma has 15+ years in IT Management and Service Delivery; and over 10+ years in program management. As the Global Program Manager at IBM, she created the Global Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DR/BC) Program for Applications on Demand. Uma has managed, built and consolidated Data Centers for Catholic Health Initiatives. Led the Storage practice for all of Northern Region at IBM India. Uma managed Sheltering and Family Reunification programs within Disaster Cycle Services at the American Red Cross.

Enjoys technology, innovation, process streamlining change management and total quality management engagements. Uma volunteers for various organizations and is passionate about giving back to the community through diverse programs.

Uma has a Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Computer Information Systems and Bachelors in Finance and Commerce.

 

Direct download: High_Impact_Community_Leaders_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EST

Security issues are everywhere, and it turns out, it’s a lot of projects and there is a need for both the PM discipline and PMs.

From Law Enforcement, to National Security, to the world of private security, issues of scope, schedule, risk and quality abound…and communication can be everything.

Listen in to this episode as three experts in Crime Scene Investigation, a Navy Seal, and a corporate security consultant, lead us through the PM related activities of the security sphere.

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Security

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About the Speakers

Paul Pelletier

 

Paul is a corporate lawyer, project manager, international public speaker, and business executive with over 25 years experience in senior roles in government and industry. A pioneer in the legal profession, Paul fused his law career with project management and has over 15 years in senior management, leading transformational projects and teams. A recognized leader in the project management profession, Paul also serves on the Project Management Institute’s Ethics Member Advisory Group.

During his career, on more than one occasion, Paul realized he was the target of disrespectful workplace behaviour and workplace bullying. Workplace bullying can be as harmful at work as it is in schools. Paul knows this from personal experience. He will share his story and how it led to the work he does today.

Leveraging his experiences, Paul established his consulting business with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring change. He is now an advocate, consultant and expert in strategic workplace bullying management, workplace respect and training. Helping organizations establish strategic policies, programs, and processes for openly, fairly, and effectively addressing workplace bullying is his focus. He is a regular presenter at global conferences and other events.

 

Chuck Tobin

 
AT-RISK International, LLC
President

As the Chairman and President of AT-RISK International, LLC for more than 13 years, Chuck Tobin brings his over 27 years of experience in the industry and his values towards quality and dedication to the services provided.

Through his background and expertise, Mr. Tobin has created a strong team of industry professionals with a vast network of resources.
During 2007 and 2008 Mr. Tobin served as the national Director of Security for the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, securing facilities and events throughout every state in the nation, as well as managing a variety of direct and indirect threats to the candidate.

He has also served as security consultant to a Greek political party and its leader George Papandreou, as well as protected and consulted with several other international political candidates. Mr. Tobin has provided protective and investigative services to clients globally as well as conducting training for transition forces, protection teams, and investigators from Beijing to Washington, DC.

Mr. Tobin is currently the President for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and directs the organizations growth and development. Mr. Tobin oversees various ATAP programs to include international education and relationship development, standards development, and organizational resilience. He is currently a Certified Threat Manager through the Association.

Mr. Tobin has provided executive protection services to various business leaders, politicians, entertainers and independently wealthy persons globally. In performing these services he has planned security for major events, conducted vulnerability assessments for their homes and managed stalking and unwanted pursuit matters for them.

Prior to establishing AT-RISK, Mr. Tobin was the Managing Director of Training for Vance International’s Education and Training Team, overseeing all internal and external training programs. His responsibilities included curriculum development and implementation of programs for their uniformed division and executive protection programs.

Mr. Tobin established himself early in volunteer capacities by obtaining his Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. Since then he has continued to volunteer in various religious and political capacities as well as contributing and competing in events to fight leukemia and cancer.

 

David C Sears

 
Xundis Global, LLC
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Dave Sears is the Co-Founder and a Managing Partner at Xundis Global, LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He provides strategic level consulting across multiple disciplines leveraging 20+ years of Special Operations Forces (SOF) experience in order to team with key industry leaders on ways to increase corporate performance, leadership, retention and innovation. He equips companies that require innovative ways to attack new opportunities with business development as well as product development.

Sears served 20 years of active military duty within the United States Special Operations Command as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Commander Sears served on multiple east coast SEAL Teams, Joint Commands, and Headquarters USSOCOM. Commander Sears has participated in a number of conflicts and contingency operations in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a graduate of Boston University and the Naval Post Graduate School with and MS in Defense Analysis. He currently serves as Senior Consultant and Advisor to multiple clients in the Defense and Technology space, an Adjunct to the Joint Special Operations University, and has made multiple CNN appearances.

Direct download: Security.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am EST

You’ve seen the movies: satellite imagery tracking the perfect storm, a landing on Mars, scientists peering into scary Deep Space.

Now hear the professionals on this episode that actually manage, the real activities that puts humankind into this realm, this outer space.

With NASA’s Roy Maizel, Dr. Eric Smith, Sandra Smalley, and Jim Watzin you can hear the costs, size, complexity and hoped for outcomes of these very non-fiction programs are, from a Project Management Point of View!

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PM in Outer Space

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Direct download: Project_Management_in_Outer_Space.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Advances in Project Management Part 3: The Organization Leans In

Projects exist within the context and value requirements of their organizations. This episode looks at three angles the organization can (should!) take to get the right projects designed for the strategy set by executives and the organization as a whole.

From design, to portfolio management, to identifying where the projects may fail the strategy as they generate and collide with organizational constraints, these guests Charles Black, Steve Butler and Dr. Alan Barnard speak to us from the international community of PMs.

What we learn? We need more than a focus on how to manage a project, we need to think how our organizations can lean in to get the right projects doing the right things.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EST

PM, it’s everywhere, and one of the most interesting places to find it is in the US Federal Government. As one of the largest project-generating bodies in the world (just look at the budget!), the Government faces challenges related to size and budget processes…and yet, the culture of Project Management can mature and flourish throughout.

Hear how three distinct organizations use Project Management techniques in various ways to achieve very different outcomes, from a program that is essentially about communication at the National Park Service, to the data collection requirements of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to the deep technical research requirements within scientific missions at NASA.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EST

PMs are often the product of their education—their technical education of how to handle the 10 knowledge areas and perform the activities required to maintain sound processes.

Sadly, that’s not enough to show real value in the discipline, but rather a focus on getting the project completed, getting the team to function soundly, and wielding the influence necessary to navigate organizational challenges are some of the key strengths that are needed.

Listen in to the beginning of this series on “PM Influencers” to discover new thoughts on increasing your PM effectiveness, told do us by professionals who are influencing PMs around the world through their thought leadership on projectmanagement.com.

Additional music credits: “Irradiance” and “Death & Gasoline” by Joe Ray Realité. Wagon train sound effects from Sound Ensemble at https://www.freesound.org/people/SoundEnsemble/sounds/250286/

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About the Speakers

Dana Brownlee

Professionalism Matters, Inc.
President

Dana Brownlee is a nationally recognized corporate trainer, speaker, and workshop facilitator helping individuals and teams reach new levels of performance.

After years of team leadership and project management experience with AT&T, IBM Consulting, and EMC, in 2003 Ms. Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters, Inc., a professional development training/consulting firm providing professional development workshops.

Ms. Brownlee has presented to audiences in six countries and has authored a course taught in several countries. She has appeared as a meeting facilitation expert on CNN and has been cited in numerous notable publications including the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, Glamour, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Redbook, Forbes.com, CNBC.com, Working Mother, and others.

Dana has presented to many PMI audiences around the world including presentations in Denver, Milan, Costa Rica, Marseilles, Greenville, Newport, and Knoxville.

In 2016 Dana will keynote Project Summit BA World conferences in NYC and Boston as well as deliver a series of webinars for project managers around the world available on projectmanagement.com.

Michael Wood

Mr. Wood has been active as a project manager, corporate executive, author and presenter for over 30 years across a wide array of industry from entertainment to hospitality to health care.

During the 1990s he served as the CIO and member of the executive team for a large casino gaming concern His book "The Helix Factor - the key to streamlining your business processes series of books on The Helix MethodologyC (an integrated BPI and SDLC method) specifically focused on Business Process Improvement.

Over his 30+ years in the field Mr. Wood has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on Business Process Improvement, Cross-Functional Facilitation, Structure Design, Organizational Change, and Project Management.

Mr. Wood has been a Subject Matter Expert and contributing author for www.projectmanagement.com since 2000. Michael believes successful business improvement / project efforts begin with outcome driven strategies and objectives that can be understood, implemented and measured at all levels of the organization.

Donald Charles Wynes

Donald Charles Wynes is an influential leader who helps people and organizations use Project Management to gain competitive advantage. He promotes innovative thinking to reduce the cost and complexity of project delivery, expand the effectiveness of project teams and leverage PM as a powerful sales tool.

During his career, he’s driven PM best practices from multiple perspectives: selling, designing and implementing complex solutions, creating and staffing PMO organizations, providing financial management of professional services units, teaching and mentoring new PMs, and as a senior leader, applying Lean Six Sigma to develop breakthrough delivery models.

He is currently focused on the blending of proven PM techniques with emerging technologies to allow teams – especially virtual teams – to achieve new levels of performance and enable a new generation of project managers to gain a passion for their profession.

Direct download: Influencers_Part_1__New_Perspectives_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Spies Like Them: Project Management in Intelligence

US intelligence operations and analysis has a long history with the project management discipline, and the Central Intelligence Agency has purposefully implemented rigorous organizational level project management techniques. Beyond missions and analysis, the agency also develops some interesting R&D projects, as you can imagine.

Listen in to this episode and learn how our PM discipline has been manifested in multiple intelligence practices from the past through to the present in this extremely risky, dynamic and sensitive environment, and what this community has learned about PM practices that we could all consider implementing.

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PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast series produced by Final Milestone Productions and PMIWDC. PM-POV 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.

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About the Speakers

Dr. Vince Houghton

 
 
International Spy Museum
Curator

Dr. Vince Houghton is the Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum. He has a PhD in Diplomatic and Military History from the University of Maryland, where his research centered on US scientific and technological intelligence (nuclear intelligence) in the Second World War and early Cold War. His Masters, also from the University of Maryland, focused on the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.

He has taught extensively at the middle school, high school, and university level, most recently at the University of Maryland, where he taught courses on the history of US Intelligence, US Diplomatic History, the Cold War, and the History of Science.

Vince is a veteran of the United States Army, and served in the Balkans, where he worked closely with both civilian and military intelligence agencies in several capacities.

 

Michael O'Brochta, ACP, PMP

 
 

Mr. O'Brochta, who has managed hundreds of projects during the past thirty years, is also an experienced line manager, author, lecturer, trainer and consultant. He holds a master's degree in project management, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and is certified as an ACP and a PMP. As Zozer Inc. President, he is helping organizations raise their level of project management performance. As senior project manager at the Central Intelligence Agency, he led the project management and systems engineering training and certification program to mature practices agency-wide.

Mr. O'Brochta's other recent work includes leading the development of standards and courses for the new U.S. Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. He is currently supporting FAC-P/PM programs by providing subject matter expertise for instructional design and delivery to the Federal Acquisition Institute and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He serves at the PMI corporate level on the Ethics Member Advisory Group where he led the development of an ethical decision-making framework that was released PMI-wide, and at the chapter level where he built and led the international PMIWDC Chapter-to-Chapter program; he is a graduate of the Leadership Institute Mater Class.

Mr. O’Brochta has written and presented papers at every PMI North American Global Congress during the past decade as well as at many international, and regional conferences. Topics that he is currently passionate about include how to get executives to act for project success and great project managers. Audiences enjoy his blend of information, stories, and humor. Since his recent climb of another of the world’s seven summits, he has been exploring the relationship between project management and mountain climbing; he carried the PMIWDC banner on his climb of the highest mountain in Bolivia.

 

Mark Stout, PhD

 
 
Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs
Program Director

Mark Stout, PhD is the Program Director of the MA in Global Security Studies, Certificate in National Security Studies, and the Certificate in Intelligence at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs in Washington, DC. He has previously worked for thirteen years as an intelligence analyst, first with the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and later with the CIA. He has also worked on the Army Staff in the Pentagon and at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Dr. Stout also spent three years as the Historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. He has degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Stout is the co-author of three books and has published articles in Intelligence and National Security, Studies in Intelligence, The Journal of Strategic Studies, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

His research interests include intelligence history; military history, especially the history of military thought; terrorism; and irregular warfare. He is presently co-edited a two volume set entitled Spy Chiefs for Georgetown University Press and writing a book on American intelligence during World War I.

Direct download: Spies_Like_Them__Project_Management_in_Intelligence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EST

In Advances in Project Management Part I we looked at how PMs are really investment managers. In this episode we extend the discussion to look at techniques in getting the value achieved.

From risk-based analysis of the WBS to determine the effectiveness in enhancing value of each project activity, to the project leadership needed to unleash the power of the team in delivering products, to accepting and demanding that some of the accountability for project value belongs with others beyond the PM, this episode looks at the next level of getting value out of projects…beyond the PMBOK®.

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.

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About the Speakers

Michael Hannan, PMP

 
Fortezza Consulting, LLC
Principal Consultant & Founder

Mike Hannan is Founder & Principal Consultant at Fortezza Consulting, a management consulting firm whose innovative techniques help organizations achieve dramatic improvements in project portfolio performance.

Mike brings nearly 25 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect, and still doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up. His background in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs.

Since then he has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. He is also the author of the recent best-selling book, “The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.”

 

Tomoichi Sato

 
ICT Management Office, JGC Corporation in Yokohama, Japan
General Manager

Dr. Tomoichi Sato is General Manager of ICT Management Office at JGC Corporation in Yokohama, Japan.

Born in Tokyo in 1956, he majored chemical engineering at Tokyo University. He stated his carrier in JGC as a process engineer, and later became schedule engineer/project manager/PMO member in the plant engineering and the IT development fields.

Since 2007, he privately started research work on PM theory and established a theoretical framework called ‘risk-based project value (RPV) analysis.’ Using this framework he has published a series of academic papers in domestic and international journals. In 2009, Japan Industrial Management Association awarded his first article as the best research paper of the year. He obtained doctor degree by his study in 2010.

He also teaches PM courses at Tokyo University Graduate School and Hosei University.
He wrote several Japanese books about PM, time management, advanced planning & scheduling, bill of materials (BOM) and supply chain management.

Blog: http://brevis.exblog.jp/ (mainly in Japanese).

 

Joseph A. Sopko, PMP, MSP, P3O

 
Organizational Project Management Improvement Consultant

Joseph A. Sopko, PMP, MSP, P3O is an organizational project management improvement consultant, trainer and a joint recipient of the 2013 Shingo Prize Research Award as a contributing author to The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs.

With over 25 years of active project and program leadership experience in large and small organizations, Joe has served in a wide range of operational and project leadership roles both during his career in the US Navy and in the commercial sector, including eight years as an organizational improvement consultant at Siemens.

For the past ten years, Joe has had considerable involvement in organizational project and program management infrastructure development and improvement initiatives including global standards development and advisory committees with PMI, APMG and ISO.

Direct download: Advances_in_Project_Management_Part_2__Beyond_the_PMBOK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EST

From POG to PM (yes, you have to listen to figure that out!), it’s the PM Point of View podcast, looking at how leaders in project management are putting together the ideas, activities, and chapter board support to serve those who have served us.

Listen in (and get a free PDU) to leaders from DC to Tampa Bay to Houston talk about their experiences with Project Management while in service, and how that has served them to become civilian PMs. As chapter members, we also get to hear how we can reach out and help the transition and grow our membership.

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.

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About the Speakers

Sandy Hoath Cobb

 

Sandy Hoath Cobb has delivered powerful results in over 5 industries, from start-up organizations to mature corporations, agencies and military commands for over three decades.

A true thought leader, Sandy is passionate about helping clients build effective strategies, efficient management and exceptional execution through the right mix of process, discipline and rigor. Sandy is an advocate of mentoring, training and knowledge sharing, and has been a member of PMI for over 10 years serving at both the chapter and global levels.

Her credentials include PMP, PgMP, PfMP, ITIL, and Six Sigma. Sandy has an entrepreneurial spirit owning 2 companies for over 12 years, and is the co-founder of Gr8MilitaryPM providing transition guidance and support to military personnel.

 

Jay Hicks

 

Jay Hicks is an author, instructor and consultant, with over 30 years of business and government planning and leadership.

He advises commercial and federal organizations on the planning, development and leadership of Project Management Organizations, delivering viability and value. Jay speaks, writes books and articles, guides and consults people and organizations in aspects of military transition.

With a special kinship for military personnel, he provides guidance on successful civilian career transition.

Jay is the co-founder of Gr8Transitions4U, where speaking, writing and assisting organizations in understanding the value of hiring military personnel is the key focus.

 

Andy Walker

 

Meet Andy Walker – the new 2016 PMIWDC Chapter Vice-Chair and COO. Andy has volunteered for over 5 years starting as a volunteer with the Programs Committee assisting in recruiting speakers for our chapter dinner meetings. Andy quickly ascended to AVP of Evening Programs and was subsequently elected to VP Programs in 2012. In 2014 Andy was elected to the Governance Board as a Director-at-Large where he took on a special assignment as the PM over the planning and execution of the annual 2015 PM Symposium.

Beyond his PMIWDC volunteer work, Andy is the SAP Federal Sales Executive for Deloitte Consulting, LLP with over 16 years in sales, management consulting and industry project/program management experience. He specializes in the strategic planning, business development, marketing and sales of SAP projects.

Andy has held positions of increasing responsibility as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, Honeywell Aerospace and Deloitte Consulting, LLP managing both local and globally disbursed teams. He has led projects with Marines in wartime situations and led or supported seven full lifecycle SAP implementations as well as numerous other IT infrastructure improvement projects. Andy also has added expertise in the implementation and oversight of PMO operations, supporting methodologies, processes, and tools.

Andy has an established track record of exceeding expectations and is consistently evaluated as top performer while rapidly adapting to a myriad of work environments, roles and emerging technologies.

Andy also plays an active role elsewhere in the community having led multiple Deloitte volunteer events, including the Deloitte Philadelphia Office’s largest National Impact Day of Service event at Cradles to Crayons with over 100 volunteers as well as a Deloitte team for a Travis Manion Foundation Heroes Run. Andy has also volunteered and/or led events with Habitat for Humanity, Adopt a Highway and Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.

Andy holds a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors of Business Administration and Finance at Villanova University where he was honored as most outstanding midshipman in his Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps class.

Andy resides in Fort Washington, PA with his wife Meghan and kids Grace and Danny. Andy enjoys running, having recently completed the Marine Corps Marathon as well as traveling and spending time with his family.

Direct download: Military_Transition__Joining_the_Ranks_of_Project_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Heads down on getting things done, project managers often forget (or are left in the dark about) the underlying purpose the projects they are assigned.

Even more, they are rarely told of the value of the project.

Projects are investments. PMs are investment managers, managing a dynamic scope that changes the value that is produced.

And there are ways to evaluate, monitor and manage the changing value.

Listen in and let Mary Ann Lewis, Robert Stewart, Stephen Devaux, and Michael Hannan give you the insight, the high value concepts that help PMs be more than task masters, but value managers.

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.

 
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About the Speakers

Stephen A. Devaux, MSPM, PMP

 
Analytic Project Management
President

Steve Devaux, MSPM, PMP, is President of Analytic Project Management, Boston, MA, a PMI Global R.E.P. founded in 1992. Major corporate clients include Siemens, BAE Systems, Wells Fargo, Texas Instruments, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, MIT Lincoln Labs, iRobot, L-3 Communications, American Power Conversion, and Respironics.

Devaux’s newest book Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value came out from CRC Press in September 2014. He is also the author of Total Project Control, the second edition of which was published by CRC Press in March 2015. He contributed chapters on his new CPM metric, critical path drag, in two 2013 books: Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industries and Handbook of Emergency Response. He is the author of numerous articles and PMI webinars, and a frequent speaker at PMI Chapter meetings throughout the US. He also authors a blog on advanced practices in project management several times a week at www.TotalProjectControl.com.

Over the years, he has taught graduate project management courses at Suffolk University, Brandeis University and University of the West Indies/Barbados and in Executive Education programs at Bentley University and UMass/Lowell.

 

Mary Ann W. Lewis

 
SAVE INTERNATIONAL
President and Government Liaison

Mary Ann W. Lewis is the president and the government liaison of SAVE International, the professional society for the Value Methodology.

She spent her career promoting value-improving practices and construction management. Ms. Lewis managed Black & Veatch’s Water Program & Construction Management Practice. She co-founded Lewis & Zimmerman Associates (1982), the Construction Dynamics Group (1983), and CDG International (1991-UK), which were sold in 2004 to ARCADIS. She worked for two U.S. Congressmen early in her career.

She is a trustee and former chair and director of the nonprofit Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation. Ms. Lewis is a Fellow of SAVE International.

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Robert B. Stewart, CVS-Life, FSAVE, PMP, PMI-RMP

 
Value Management Strategies, Inc.
President / CEO

Mr. Stewart has nearly 30 years of experience in leading Value and Risk studies for a wide variety of public and private clients. He has also authored three books on the management of value and risk and developed the Value Metrics Process for VMS. He is a Fellow of SAVE International and currently serves as Chairman of the Miles Value Foundation and is Vice President of Communications for SAVE International.

Direct download: Advances_in_Project_Management_Part_1__Value.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am EST

Nazis in Austria, Moral Courage around the world, and the Supreme Court here in the US – all parts of a story on Proof and the project management needed to make it, share it, and bring forward into a context we can use.

In this episode of the Project Management Point of View we hear from guests, Lindsay Zarwell, Leora Kahn and Bert Rein, professionals in three very different fields, discuss how they establish and use “proof” through the use of Project Management techniques.

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.

 
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About the Speakers

Lindsay Zarwell

 
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Archivist, Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive

Lindsay Zarwell received a BA in History from American University in Washington, DC in 1999 and a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies in 2004. Ms. Zarwell has worked as an archivist in the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum since 2000.

In this capacity she conceived and regularly develops the Archive’s public access database, acquires and catalogs original film materials, and manages several significant digital and film preservation projects. She is an active member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and presented at annual conferences on the topics If We Stream It, Will They Watch (2012) and Recording Retribution: Issues in the Curation of, and Access to, Actuality Footage of War and Atrocity (2007).

She has recently focused on interpreting and presenting the Museum’s amateur film collections and co-published an essay on home movies titled “Yes, There Was a World: Prewar Jewish Life on Film” in Archäologie des Amateurfilms (2015).

 

Leora Kahn

 
Founder and President
PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Leora Kahn is founder and president of PROOF: Media for Social Justice. She works on global projects with Amnesty International and the United Nations. Her book, Darfur: 20 years of War and Genocide has won several awards and an exhibition of this work is traveling in the US under the auspices of the Holocaust Museum of Houston.

She has curated an exhibition on child soldiers in collaboration with the UN’s Office on Children and Armed Conflict that continues to travel worldwide with an accompany book “Child Soldiers.”

She lectures and teaches widely on topics in human rights and photography, including Yale, International Center for Photography and the New School in New York. Leora had been a fellow in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. She is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and recently taught at University of Haifa. She is working on projects on refugees and testimonies with Clark University and Aristotle University in Greece.

Leora’s recent work has taken her to Rwanda, Cambodia and Bosnia, Sri Lanka and Iraq, where she has researched and interviewed rescuers from these genocides An exhibition comprised of photos and texts of these interviews has traveled to 10 different countries. She has developed a worldwide project on rape and transitional justice with partners, TRIAL and UNFPA.

Leora’s film credits include Rene and I, an award-winning documentary about the life an extraordinary woman who was experimented on by Josef Mengele during the Holocaust. She co-produced Original Intent; a documentary that explores the judicial philosophy promoted by right wing in US. She was director of photography at Workman Publishing and Corbis as well as working at the New York Times Magazine, Time magazine and numerous other publications.

 

Bert Rein

 
Wiley Rein, LLP
Founding Parter

Bert, a founding partner of the Wiley Rein, LLP, is widely recognized as a leading antitrust and commercial litigator and international law expert. He has been recognized by Legal Times as a “Visionary” and Washington's "Leading Food and Drug Lawyer," and named by Corporate Counsel as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for excellence in business and commercial litigation, communications, and antitrust law.

Direct download: PROOF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

We asked for examples of project failure and we got an earful from participants of the PMIWDC 2015 PM Symposium.

From the realities of Federal Government Health Care and IT systems, to the business environments of regional theatre and Role Playing Games, we had tales of failure and recovery in locales as newsworthy and disparate as New Haven, Afghanistan and Baltimore, on topics from IT, to program management, to event management, curriculum design and organizational change.

Whether it was missteps in stakeholder communications, scope and quality, risk and contingency or flat out leadership failure, our PMs were there…sometimes part of the problem and sometimes part of the fix, but always with a front row seat in the messy project arena that often plays to failure…and later lessons for success!

Listen and learn and snag a PDU, then email us with your topic of failure you might want to record for a part 2!

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.

 
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Direct download: Project_Failure__v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Listen to our three experts give their recommendations on how to build connections, ways to approach networking and how to use LinkedIn well beyond its “job hunting” capacity. Ultimately, making connections, doing the work of planning for networking (virtual and physical), and maintaining the ongoing interrelationships it generates, is all about enhancing your company’s brand or creating your own personal brand. So, grab a pen and paper, order more business cards, and get ready to shake some hands after you have listened to, “Connections.”

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.

Direct download: PMIWDC_Podcast22-Connections.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EST

Featuring Lisa Blumerman, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Associate Director for the Decennial Census Programs, this episode takes us on a tour of the portfolio of projects that lead up to the US Census, conducted every ten years. Harnessing the power of constantly evolving technology, along with strong PM and portfolio practices, the Census Bureau strives to reduce costs while maintaining the rich value and accuracy of the data it collects. It’s part of the foundation of our democracy, and at its core, it’s a project.

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.

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  • PDUs for this episode: 0.5

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About the Speaker

Lisa M. Blumerman

 
U.S. Census Bureau
Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs

Lisa Blumerman is the U.S. Census Bureau’s Associate Director for the Decennial Census Programs. She provides executive leadership and direction for the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey and for the Census Bureau’s Geographic Programs.

From 2008 through 2013, Blumerman was Chief of the Governments Division at the Census Bureau. She was responsible for overseeing data collection and the development and release of statistics on the characteristics and key indicators of our nation's federal, state and local governments. In this capacity, Blumerman directed and managed the Census of Governments and 25 annual and quarterly surveys that measure government activity.

Blumerman has worked at the Census Bureau since 1997. She has served as chief of the Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office; deputy chief of the American Community Survey Office; the administrative records coordinator in the Policy Office; and chief of the Population Estimates Branch. Before coming to the Census Bureau, she served as a senior research analyst for the American Public Welfare Association.

Blumerman is a recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award for exceptional achievement in federal government service. The U.S. Department of Commerce has honored her contributions by awarding her a silver and two bronze medals for distinguished service in the federal government. She holds a master's degree in demography from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in sociology with a concentration in population studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Direct download: America_Counts__The_US_Census_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EST

We present a snapshot of some of the most representative speakers and topics from the Silver Spring Chapter's "Actionable Intelligence: Tools, Techniques and Templates for Project Managers" symposium in June of 2015.

With a field of 30 presenters, the symposium lived up to its promise of providing a valuable professional development event, and produced hours of discussion and learning.

From best reporting methods, to improved portfolio techniques and discussions on the role of PMs in producing more and being customer-focused, the symposium was a success and participants had specific tools that they could start using the next week “on the job.”

Grab a pen and paper, and have a listen to these 9 presenters sharing tips, techniques, new ideas and of course, tools--and then check out the chapter website at www.pmissc.org.

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Direct download: Hot_Topics_from_the_PMI_Silver_Spring_Symposium.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am EST

Helping kids be safe, getting them fed, and making great places for them to play, Project Management techniques are being used to improve the lives of children.

Listen to the stories of Maria Gomez of Mary’s Center, Karen McLoughlin of No Kid Hungry, and Katrina Hill of KaBOOM! as they tell how their missions are served through organizing work and resources in the Project Management way.

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.

Direct download: Project__Kids_FINAL01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EST

PM in All the Right Places

Get a free PDU by listening to the full length podcast.

Here we bundle four previous podcasts that tell a greater narrative about PM tools and techniques in activities you might not have thought of—and you can submit a PDU claim when get to the end.

In four segments, this podcast covers PM roles in theatre, wedding planning, winemaking and campaign management.

Download, listen, and learn!

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.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EST

“The Campaign Trail: Project Management on the Run", with Tom Bowen, Political Communications and Management Professional, New Chicago Consulting, LLC

Tom Bowen provides us with insight into how political campaigns work– with so much money and media involved, the pressure to be organized, to hire and motivate the right team, and to maintain impeccable fiscal control is daunting.

From the PM Point of View, the political campaign manager takes on this high-stakes job where the schedule end date (election night) is fixed, the budget is unpredictable, and the scope validation (a winning candidate after the ballot count) is brutally personal and public.

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About the Speaker

Thomas C. Bowen

 
New Chicago Consulting, LLC
Political Communications and Management Professional

Thomas C. Bowen is a political communications and management professional with a decade of experience in some of the most interesting and exciting organizations in the country.

He has managed six campaigns ranging from Chicago City Council to U.S. Senate, and has worked and consulted on dozens of federal and local races across the country, including the 2008 presidential campaign for Barack Obama. He was most recently the deputy campaign manager for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s first new mayor in 22 years and later established and managed his leadership Political Action Committee.

He regularly provides commentary as an expert source on political issues for Chicago-based media organizations and is often quoted in national publications for his expertise on politics. He has provided commentary and analysis for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the National Journal, POLITICO, and the NY Daily News.

Bowen launched his career in politics as a press aide to then State Senator Barack Obama working under communications director Robert Gibbs. He previously worked in Washington, D.C as a staff assistant to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and as a reporter for the National Journal under Senior Hotline Editor Chuck Todd.

Tom earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University and currently lives in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago with his wife Aviva.

Direct download: The_Campaign_Trail__Project_Management_on_the_Run_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST

“Innovation: When 100% is not the Goal” with Oliver Schlake and Michael Hannan

“Innovation.” A simple word with so many characteristics: Evolutionary versus revolutionary, open versus closed. Innovation reaches far beyond the common concept of new technology or “innovative approaches.”

It comes from culture, diverse team design, leadership, encouragement, risk and accountability. The innovative environment can be harnessed, linked to strategic planning, and ultimately, planned for – and PMs play a big role in making innovation real in their organizations.

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About the Speakers

Oliver Schlake

 
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Clinical Professor
Dr. Oliver Schlake is a Clinical Professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business, a senior business consultant, entrepreneur and researcher. His publications and research on scenario-based strategic planning and innovation strategy have been featured in leading academic and practitioner journals worldwide. Oliver has been an international management consultant and strategic advisor for leading companies and government agencies in Europe and North-America. Prior to joining the Smith School he was Assistant Professor for E-Business at National University, San Diego and CEO for German based consulting firm Scenario Management International (ScMI AG).
 

Michael Hannan, PMP

 
Fortezza Consulting, LLC
Principal Consultant & Founder

Mike Hannan is Founder & Principal Consultant at Fortezza Consulting, a management consulting firm whose innovative techniques help organizations achieve dramatic improvements in project portfolio performance. Mike brings nearly 25 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect, and still doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up. His background in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. Since then he has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. He is also the author of the recent best-selling book, “The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.”

Direct download: Innovation__When_100_Success_is_Not_the_Goal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

“From Vine to Wine: The Vintner’s Tale” with Stephen Barnard

Heraclitus said, “The only constant is change.” Stephen Barnard, Winemaker at Keswick Winery tells us the vintner’s version is “The only consistency is that next year will be different.” Listen in as Stephen reveals the project management point of view of how the grapes are transformed into wine…where all the important parts of the project from schedule to stakeholder tastes are the ones that can’t be controlled.

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About the Speaker

Stephen Barnard

 
Keswick Vineyards
Wine Maker/Vineyard Manager

Stephen started working in the wine industry at Groot Constantia Winery, the oldest winery in South Africa, as a pourer and tour guide. Through various courses of events he managed to find a position in the cellar as a cellar worker and then eventually became the assistant winemaker there. He studied Enology and Viticulture at Elsenburg Agricultural College. Upon completion of his studies Stephen became the assistant winemaker at Flagstone Winery where he worked exclusively with red wines.

Through the Ohio State Internship program he came to Virginia in 2002 and joined Keswick Vineyards as an intern and held that position until May 2004 when he took the position of Winemaker at Rappahannock Cellars. In June of 2006 he re-joined Keswick Vineyards as the Winemaker and General Manager.

Stephen’s philosophy for winemaking is minimal intervention. He prefers to focus on the vineyard to produce optimal fruit for wine making.. Keswick Vineyards is one of the few wineries that ferments most of its wines without the addition of yeast and do not fine or filter any of their reds since the 2006 harvest. Keswick Vineyards is committed to producing world class wines and are now seeing the potential Virginia, as well as Keswick Vineyards, has to offer.

Direct download: From_Vine_to_Wine__The_Vintners_Tale_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EST

“The Practical Art of Networking” with John Gilroy

PMs hear “network” and think (network) diagrams, but “networking” is what needs to ring loudly to them – we must communicate, be ready to learn, have experts to call, and of course, always build stakeholder relationships. Good networking skills are essential. The wider your network, the more effective you are at all levels. In this podcast, John Gilroy, DC networker and social media guru tells us how to do it with five easy steps.

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About the Speaker

John Gilroy

 
BLT Global Ventures LLC
Director of Marketing and Business Development

John Gilroy has been involved in the tech community in Washington, D.C. for over twenty years. He has been on WAMU 88.5 FM as one of The Computer Guys since 1991. Also, he has conducted 390 interviews on Federal News Radio. In addition to his 218 blog posts, he has written 523 columns for The Washington Post. In 2014, John won the Tropaia Award for outstanding faculty at Georgetown University. His day job is leading the social media marketing team at BLT.

Direct download: The_Practical_Art_of_Networking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EST

The Creative Process: Music and Project Management

“The Creative Process: Music and Project Management”

The United Kingdom of PMI is taking outreach seriously, as Project Management is exposed to the universities there. In this podcast we follow the introduction of PM methods into the University of Derby, School of Art and Design—and discover the unusual cross influences of creativity and PM.

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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.

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About the Speakers

Duncan Chappell

 
 
Past President
PMI UK Chapter

Duncan Chappell, PMP, is an experienced Project Manager with his main focus being IT infrastructure. He joined ExxonMobil at the age of sixteen in 1979 and has worked in a number of roles spending the early part of his career at sea training as a Deck Officer. With no seagoing jobs available after qualifying he made the unusual move to be an accounts payable clerk, then moved into transport planning and onto a being a transport supervisor. He got into IT and projects whilst standing in for a systems analyst during a UK wide system upgrade in 1987.

Roles followed as a Systems Analyst, Network Analyst, Infrastructure Coordinator, Quality Assurance Manager, Co-dependent Projects Analyst and Project Manager with the roles becoming wider reaching in geography, technology and responsibility. Types of projects worked on include the pilot for what became a global SAP implementation, a global server and desktop roll-out, and a global HR SAP system upgrade. He is currently the PM for the network device replacement program working with teams that span from Melbourne to Calgary, and also runs the Data Privacy Reengineering project with a US & Europe based team.

Outside of work Duncan is a keen volunteer. He was a school governor for 13 years, was an executive on the Oxfordshire Governors Association for 5 years and has been actively involved in the Project Management Institute (PMI) UK Chapter since 2007. He was the PM for the PMI UK Chapter annual event in 2008 for which he picked up the PMI EMEA Volunteer Leader of the Year award. He was the PMI UK Chapter Communications Director for three years, then two years as the President and is currently the University Outreach Director. He is married to Vanessa and has two children, Robert in his second year at the University of the Arts, London and Nicole who is her first year at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

 

Raji Sivaraman

 
 
PMI Chapter Member Advisory Group (CMAG)

Raji Sivaraman is a long time certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and has a Master of Science in Project Management. She is a citizen of Singapore and is currently living in Princeton, NJ. She speaks several languages and has worked in many countries including Singapore, Thailand, India, and USA.

She has been a part of the Project Management Institute, for well over a decade, rising through the ranks from a volunteer to a Global position. Currently, she is a part of the Chapter Member Advisory Group of PMI Global. As a Consultant, she has worked in many industries such as IT, publishing, billing solutions, financial services, education, and logistics industries.

 

Chris Wilson

 
 
University of Derby
Senior Lead in Learning Enhancement, Department of Learning Enhancement

Chris is Senior Learning and Teaching Adviser for the Institute for Learning Enhancement and Innovation, Faculty Curriculum Development Manager and Senior Academic in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Technology of the University of Derby in the UK.

A classically trained musician and practitioner in the technological arts with approaching 20 years experience of teaching in higher education, Chris has presented and published widely on the subjects of creativity, artistry, technology and education, and is an active member of the American Creativity Association, Associate and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, principle researcher of the Creative Technologies Research Group, and associate of the Digital and Material Arts Research Centre in the UK.

Direct download: The_Creative_Process_Music_and_Project_Management_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am EST

“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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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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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

Culture and Scope at an Exhibition: The Newseum

“Culture and Scope at an Exhibition: The Newseum”

An exhibit as a project, an organizational culture that drives the project management style and even the scope of an exhibit, meet the Newseum project approach! The Newseum offers rapid exhibit design, relfecting their organizational culture and news-centric mission.

Recorded a few weeks before it’s opening September 26, 2014, “The Boomer List” features an 18-year timespan of the people, events and scents of the Baby Boom Generation. It will be on display through July 5, 2015.

To find out more, check their website: http://www.newseum.org/exhibits/current/the-boomer-list/

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

Corporate Sustainability: Beyond Profitability, Moving To Prosperity

“Corporate Sustainability: Beyond Profitability, Moving To Prosperity”

A discussion with Gregory Balestrero about key themes of his book, Organizational Survival : Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future, and the implications for Project and Program Managers.

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About the Speaker

Gregory Balestrero

 

 
International Institute for Learning, Inc.
Strategic Advisor on Leadership, Corporate Consciousness and Sustainability

Greg Balestrero has been a global advocate for excellence in performance management and business results. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a project engineer, project manager, and for the last 30 years, a senior executive of professional membership associations related to engineering and project management. From 2002 – 2011, Greg served as the President and CEO of Project Management Institute (PMI®). He has met with business and government leaders in more than 60 countries, advocating and promoting a project focus in engineering, construction, and a broad range of business sectors. This exposure has shaped his thinking and message, reinforcing the need that organizations must transform to sustain themselves, integrating the values of community and the planet, with their own corporate strategies and values.

Through his work at IIL as strategic advisor, Greg aims to help global corporations discover how they can change their strategies to focus on serving their communities and the planet, while being or becoming market leaders.Greg Balestrero has been a global advocate for excellence in performance management and business results. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a project engineer, project manager, and for the last 30 years, a senior executive of professional membership associations related to engineering and project management. From 2002 – 2011,

Greg served as the President and CEO of Project Management Institute (PMI®). He has met with business and government leaders in more than 60 countries, advocating and promoting a project focus in engineering, construction, and a broad range of business sectors. This exposure has shaped his thinking and message, reinforcing the need that organizations must transform to sustain themselves, integrating the values of community and the planet, with their own corporate strategies and values.

Through his work at IIL as strategic advisor, Greg aims to help global corporations discover how they can change their strategies to focus on serving their communities and the planet, while being or becoming market leaders.

Direct download: Coporate_Sustainabiity__Moving_Beyond_Profitability_to_Prosperity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EST

“Managing Stakeholders and Making Dreams Come True”

With a tale of chiffon and bouquets wrapped around a core of Project Management, Tara about the behind-the-scenes management of stakeholders and of expectations.

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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.

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About the Speaker

Tara Melvin

 

 
Perfect Planning
President
Tara Melvin, a southern girl at heart was born and raised in Elizabethtown, North Carolina and in 1996 transitioned to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Before making DC her new home, she began carving her future with her education. Tara, a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Business Administration. Since graduation, her professional career has spanned in the field of Sales & Marketing within the pharmaceutical, industrial, and hospitality industry. During her professional career she learned and maintained valuable traits in regards to organizational skills, people management, negotiation skills, management skills, and attention to detail, while maintaining grace under pressure. Several years later, Tara discovered her passion for wedding and event planning after planning numerous affairs at her home and for her friends. It was only after planning a spectacular New Year’s Eve event at her home that one of her friends suggested that she should go into business for herself because they felt as if she had the gift and talent to be a successful wedding and event planner. In 2004, Tara created Perfect Planning and Signature Concepts, LLC, an event planning and management company that offers a complete array of services to cover all facets of event planning for luxurious weddings, social and corporate events, from start to finish. Services include but not limited to event coordination, vendor management, project plan creation, event itinerary creation, and risk and issue management. It is her philosophy to deliver exceptional service, a peace of mind, and a memorable celebration for her Clients and their guests. And to be “the key resource” for her Clients, as she designs, plans, manages, and produces their celebration. Since the creation of Perfect Planning, the company has organized numerous lavish events from weddings to retirement celebrations, birthday celebrations to family reunions, corporate events and beyond. Tara is also active within the wedding community serving as President of the Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC, 2014 WeddingWire Ambassador, and former member of the Association of Bridal Consultants. As the creative engine and leader of Perfect Planning, Tara is excited to offer her clients a highly personalized experience resulting in an extraordinary memorable and stress free affair. Her remarkable attention to detail and exceptional ability to capture the vision of her Clients has made Tara a valuable asset within the industry. With her expertise, creativeness, passion, managerial aptitude, compassion for her work, and bodacious style-her weddings and special events are those of flawless distinction.    
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EST

A discussion with Jim York and Elizabeth McQueen on the effectiveness of the agile software development approach at the Customs and Border Protection agency – what it takes to make it work, and what happens when it does!

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About the Speakers

Jim York

 
 
 

For more than 25 years, Jim York has led, trained, and coached individuals, teams, and organizations in the implementation of Lean and Agile ideas. He is a Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer. His coaching and workshops blend his practical experience in Scrum, Lean Software Development, Extreme Programming, Product Management, and traditional project management. Jim shares his passion for teaching as a frequent presenter at conferences, users groups, public and onsite workshops, and as a business process coach. In 2007, he cofounded FoxHedge Ltd (http://foxhedgeltd.com) with his wife, Melissa York. Their mission is to coach leaders to build effective teams and products.

 

Elizabeth McQueen

 

 
 
 

Elizabeth McQueen is the Branch Chief, International Trade Data System, at Customs of Border Protections. She is also PMIWDC's 2014 Chapter Vice-Chair. Elizabeth was elected as a chapter Director at Large in 2012, but her involvement with PMI and volunteering began several years earlier.

Elizabeth joined PMI and the Washington DC Chapter, and attained her PMP certification, in 2005. She started volunteering the following year with the Business Process Assessment committee, eventually managing the Business Process Definition project in 2008. In 2009, she accepted an appointment to the role of Assistant Vice President for Records Management. During her tenure as the AVP, and then the VP of Records Management, Elizabeth worked with each operational area to help define their processes and create reusable templates, and to clean up each area’s SharePoint site.

Elizabeth served one term as the VP of Records Management before being elected as a Director-at-Large to the Governance Board beginning in January 2012. The Governance Board appointed her as Vice-Chair for 2014, switching her tenure with another DAL to allow her to subsequently serve as Chair in 2015.

From a professional perspective, Elizabeth is currently Director of Program Control for Customs and Border Protection’s Cargo Systems Program Directorate, within the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to her work with DHS, she owned Process Evolution Group (PEG), a business process improvement and project / program management training corporation.

Elizabeth graduated in 1988 from the University of Texas at Austin, with a BS degree in Advertising. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband Steve and their tri-color Shetland Sheepdog, Bella. Outside of her professional work and time spent volunteering with the Chapter, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and travel with her family.

Direct download: mcqueen-york_0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Keep It Simple and Communicate

Project Managers want to know where they can use their skills now, and what skills they will need in the future: its all about job security. In this podcast we interview Ms. Kimberly Hancher, CIO of the EEOC, who 3 decades of bringing project management disciplines to federal government agencies to develop and deliver IT projects. 

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About the Speaker

Kimberly Hancher

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Chief Information Officer (CIO) 

Kimberly Hancher is a long time member of the Federal Information Technology (IT) community. She began her Federal career at the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1981.

In the 1980’s she implemented the VA’s first enterprise wide electronic mail system. After 15 years at the VA, she joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to lead the agency’s electronic government (e-gov) program. During her 10 years at the FCC, the agency deployed over 20 online, web based transaction systems and implemented mandatory electronic filing. She joined the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as Chief Information Officer in 2008 and is leading several transformational efforts there. She is a valued member of the Federal senior executive service; known for her ability to leverage IT, create a shared vision of the future, and serve as a mentor/role model for aspiring IT professionals.

Mrs. Hancher is also active in charitable organizations. She was President and CIO of The Angels Network (www.theangelsnetwork.org), a charitable group that raises funds for transitional housing and homeless programs in the DC metro area. She currently serves as a board member on the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC). And she is a lifetime member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. In 2007 she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her commitment to community service.

Direct download: hancher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Experience Matters

PMs know how to deliver with the disciplines they have learned, but from an executive’s point of view, what’s missing? The answer may surprise you, from this interview with Mr. Bob Brese, CIO of the Department of Energy.

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About the Speaker

Robert Brese

Department of Energy (DOE)
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Mr. Brese is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy (DOE). He provides leadership, establishes policy, and maintains oversight of DOE’s annual $2 billion investment in information technology (IT), at more than 25 National Laboratories and Production Facilities, to enable urgent missions that span from open science to nuclear security. Mr. Brese is also a leader in the U.S. Government’s cybersecurity community and a key contributor to the Administration’s efforts in legislation, policy and technology research, development, and deployment. He is a Chair to the CIO Council’s Management Best Practices Committee and also serves as an advisor to the Domestic Policy Council’s Strong City, Strong Community Pilot. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Brese served as DOE’s Deputy CIO.

Previously, Mr. Brese was the Deputy CIO for Information Technology for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and also the Director of the Office of Program Evaluation within Defense Nuclear Security in NNSA, where he began his civilian career and his tenure in Senior Executive Service.

Prior to working in NNSA, Mr. Brese served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring after a 22-year career, which culminated in his assignment as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs within NNSA.

Mr. Brese holds a Federal Chief Information Officer Certificate from The National Defense University. He obtained a Master of Science from Catholic University of America, was a qualified Naval Nuclear Propulsion Engineer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program, and received a Bachelor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

Direct download: brese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Pragmatism from the Ivory Tower

The dramatic increase in project management degree programs leads us to ask, “what is the academic inquiry telling us about the future project management that we hadn't anticipated?” and Mr. John Cable of the university of Maryland obliges us with answers.

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John H. Cable, R.A., PMP

Mr. Cable is a licensed architect and general contractor with over 35 years experience. His activities have included planning, design, and construction of buildings; building energy conservation research; management consulting; and teaching. In 1980 he was cited by Engineering News-Record as “one who served in the best interests of the building industry.” And, in 1992 he was selected by Remodeling Magazine as one of the 50 best remodeling contractors in the United States.

Since joining the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in the fall of 1999, John initiated the graduate program in project management, an undergraduate minor, and the Center for Excellence in Project Management.

He teaches courses in Project Management Fundamentals, and Managing Projects in a Dynamic Environment and is widely sought after for his seminars and workshops on a variety of Project Management topics. John is also chairman of the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center Board of Directors, a member of the Federal Government’s Project Management Working Group, and a member of the Science & Engineering Council of NASA’s Center for Program/Project Management Research. John is also a founding member of the International Project Management Educational Union along with Peking University and 6 other universities worldwide. In 2004 he coauthored a report for the National Academy of Sciences Federal Facilities Council on “Key Performance Indicators for Federal Facilities Portfolios”.

Prior to joining the University, Mr. Cable was a Research Fellow in the Logistics Management Institute’s Facilities and Engineering Management group where he managed a variety of lead assignments analyzing facility design and construction practices, conducting benchmarking and business process re-engineering studies, assessing the use of information technology in the management of design and construction, managed business and program planning assignments, and training/assisting clients in becoming certified in compliance with ISO9000 Quality Management Standards.

Prior to LMI, John created and managed a design/build firm specializing in renovation and new construction of residential, commercial and retail properties and directed energy conservation research in buildings for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Direct download: PMIWDC_Podcast03-Cable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

The Show Must Go On!

A discussion with Deborah Vandergrift, Chief Production Officer at the
Shakespeare Theatre Company on the role of managing productions as projects
in the performing arts...and her own discovery that she was doing what we
call "Project Management."

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Deborah Vandergrift

The Shakespeare Theatre Company
Chief Production Officer

Ms. Vandergrift has worked in production management at Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company for the past seven seasons. At STC, she helped develop new approaches and standards necessary in operating the institution’s expanded programming and venues. She has been instrumental in facilitating the presentation of several remarkable productions from abroad, and she is a key member of senior staff, participating in strategic planning, season planning, and budgeting.

Prior to her tenure at STC, Ms. Vandergrift was the production manager for Hartford Stage. She has project managed for various music and arts festivals throughout the US. Ms. Vandergrift’s early career was fifteen years as a professional stage manager, working with a rich variety of artists at both domestic and foreign venues. She earned her MFA in Stage Management from the University of California, San Diego and a double major in English and Theatre from Oberlin College.

Direct download: Vandergrift_Final_1-2-MP320for20Audio20Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

The Transformative Value of Project Management for Non-Profit Organizations

Max Skolnik, DC Director for the Taproot Foundation, discusses how Project Management provides a phenomenal set of tools to approach charity work that is part of some new thinking in the non-profit sector, and how PM is ultimately part of changing the narrative on how we approach the challenges of the big social issues.

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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.

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Max Skolnik

Taproot Foundation

Max is a dedicated non-profit advocate with nearly two decades of leadership experience in the field. After graduating from GWU with an MA in Latin American Studies, Max founded Kid Power in 2002. In his 10 years as the Executive Director, Kid Power operated high-quality academic, nutritional, and service-learning programs for thousands of young people throughout the District.

Currently, Max is the DC Director for the Taproot Foundation, a national organization leading, mobilizing and engaging professionals in pro bono service to drive social change. He resides in DC with his wife Erica and their son Julian.

Direct download: Skolnik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Project Management:  the Global Advantage

Jordon Sims, Director of Organization Relations and Programs for the Project Management Institute discusses the value of PM and PM credentials globally, has a wide-ranging discussion of the value of PM in organizations, its impact on government operations, its role in strategy execution, the pedigree of good PMs, and the role of PM in business globally.

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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.

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About the Speaker

Jordon Sims

Director of Organization Relations and Programs
Project Management Institute

Jordon Sims is the Director of Organization Relations and Programs for the Project Management Institute. In his current role, Jordon is responsible for overseeing PMI’s relationships around the globe for both the public and private sector. He ensures the most effective approach for industry leading corporations and governments to realize positive business results through effective project, program, and portfolio management.

Jordon is responsible for PMI’s presence, at the organization level, in the Americas (US, Canada, & Latin America) and Austral-Asia with businesses, federal government entities, and parliamentary/legislative bodies. Jordon leads the PMI Global Executive Council, an elite network of professionals from leading companies, governments and organizations

Prior to joining PMI, Jordon served over ten years as a nuclear trained submarine officer in the US Navy and held several unique positions as foreign liaison to the Chief of Naval Operations, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of Defense. He was selected as a Defense Legislative Fellow and served on the personal staff of a senior Member of the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. In his capacity as defense advisor, Jordon handled all aspects of both the State Department and Department of Defense budgeting and funding process.

Jordon’s variety of assignments also included work as Special Assistant to the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion (Naval Reactors) in a dual-hatted Department of Defense and Department of Energy role. He was responsible for all aspects of governmental affairs for the US submarine and aircraft carrier programs.

Jordon holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics from the US Naval Academy, and a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from Old Dominion University.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

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