PM Point of View (general)
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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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

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.

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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.

Do you have comments or thoughts about this episode? Join the discussion on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PMIWDC

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

PDU Information

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

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

  • PDU Category: Cat A: Registered Education Provider/PMI Component
  • Activity Type: "Find an Activity"
  • Provider Number: C046
  • Activity Number: 07072014PC

About the Speaker

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
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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.

Do you have comments or thoughts about this episode? Join the discussion on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PMIWDC

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

PDU Information

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

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

  • PDU Category: Cat A: Registered Education Provider/PMI Component
  • Activity Type: "Find an Activity"
  • Provider Number: C046
  • Activity Number: 07282014PC

 

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.

Direct download: sims.mp3
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