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Tuesday, October 2
 

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (3 Days) |The Agile Product Owner and Business Analyst
Business analysis is critical to any agile project, no matter the role names assigned to the team. Business analysis is most frequently part of the product owner role or a separate role that collaborates with the product owner. Either way, product ownership is a team sport. It is also a crucial and complex activity; easy in principle hard in practice. Your role is an important part of any product development approach, irrespective of the approach being taken.  As a product owner, you require clarity of vision, alignment with organizational strategy, understanding of the development process and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders across all levels, both inside and outside the organization. This 3-day course will show you how to combine your existing skills with agile tools and techniques. The content focuses on roles in the value management team, and how they collaborate to identify the most important aspects and features of a product. You will provide guidance for technical team members who build the working product. The content covers how to bound your product and understand the business value it provides, identify the key features of the product and organize those features by value, and create a product roadmap. The course also teaches how to write themes, epics and user stories and how to groom and elaborate in order to be ready for sprint planning. The 3rd day of this curriculum will show you how to combine your existing analysis skills with agile tools and techniques. Students will be better equipped to deliver value acting as or to product owners, manage all of the stakeholder wish lists and ensure your project team knows what they’re doing.


Speakers
avatar for Candace Hockason

Candace Hockason

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Candase is a Senior Product Manager at Seilevel and a PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner. Candase helps her clients to clearly understand the desired business value of the projects she works on so that the project team can focus on only the features/requirements that bring the most... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (4 Days) | Integrating People, Organizational and Technical Skills: The Complete Project Manager
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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Are you seeking the missing ingredients to move from good to great? Are you looking for the next generation of skills, mindsets, and processes to transform your performance as a project manager or sponsor? This seminar demonstrates how to integrate key people, team, business, technical, and organizational skills. Develop the leadership, learning, means, and motivation to advance both personally and professionally.
 
Case studies and practice sessions help participants learn from each other and about successful practices.
 
Through sharing insights, experiences, attitude, examples, stories, and passion that have motivated action, participants will learn how to apply these practices up, across, and down the organization, especially in politically charged situations. Participants better contribute to their organizations by developing skills to:
  • Update thinking about necessary skills to enhance on-the-job performance
  • Apply proven practices drawn from multiple disciplines that are important for success in project, program, and portfolio management
  • Achieve better results through improved leadership and influence skills
  • Develop, support, and enhance project and program management professional careers.

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Speakers
avatar for Randy Englund

Randy Englund

SeminarsWorld Instructor, Englund Project Management Consultancy
Randy Englund shares his many years of experience, as a senior project manager and practitioner for 22 years at Hewlett-Packard Company, and now as executive consultant for the Englund Project Management Consultancy (www.englundpmc.com). Whether teaching university courses or PMI... Read More →
avatar for Alfonso Bucero, PMP, PMI Fellow

Alfonso Bucero, PMP, PMI Fellow

SeminarsWorld Instructor, BUCERO PM Consulting
Alfonso Bucero is the founder and managing partner of BUCERO PM Consulting (www.abucero.com). He was a senior project manager at Hewlett-Packard Spain for 13 years. Alfonso was the founder, sponsor, and president of PMI Barcelona Spain Chapter, a member of the CoPAT for PMI EMEA 2005-6... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 8.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 12.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 8.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (4 Days) | Program Management Master Class
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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Program management is now universally recognized as the best way to implement strategic initiatives and as a vehicle for organizational change. This seminar is designed for to help deliver value to stakeholders and will clearly link program and component projects to business' strategic objectives to show how to measure success and create value. The seminar covers the whole program life-cycle from formulation to transition. It reviews six key program performance domains: strategic alignment, stakeholder and benefits management, governance and decision management as well as organizational change. Through a series of group exercises based on a real life case studies, participants will learn techniques to realize strategic and business objectives by formulating and organizing a program, and developing a sound business case and manage the program.
 
Pre-Work: 1.5 hours.  Attendees are required to review materials and submit a summary.


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Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry

Michel Thiry

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


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 13.50
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-RMP) 3.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-PBA) 4.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 4.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 12.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (4 Days) | The Evolving PMO: Governance, Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, and Performance Management
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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Turn your PMO from lackluster to brilliant and performing at the highest levels. A decade ago, Kent Crawford created the term “Project Office” in his first book, The Strategic Project Office. Since then, the project office has changed and evolved in dramatic ways as thousands of organizations have implemented this cultural remake to create “projectized” organizations. Today's successful PMOs are being replicated across other organizational business units and many are rapidly evolving into Enterprise PMOs.  
Through decades of working with corporate leadership, the seminar leader will interweave the latest concepts of governance, portfolio management, resource optimization, and organizational performance measurement to help the participant understand how to evolve the project office into a highly valued demand management office. This course is especially useful for those preparing to implement a PMO or expanding their existing Project Office to incorporate organizational demand planning and management.

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Speakers
avatar for Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow

Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow

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


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 10.00
  • PDU: Technical (PfMP) 5.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 10.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 8.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (4 Days) | The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course!
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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To compete in the future, project managers will need to be able to “connect the dots” between projects, project management practices, and their company's business practices. In short, they must develop their project business-savvy in addition to their technical savvy. In this informative, content-intensive seminar, participants will gain a considerable head start on the path to enhancing their project-related business-savvy. Participants will “roll up their sleeves,” through in a comprehensive case study (including practice on their own laptops!) that is woven throughout the program. Hands-on competency-building, business-centric case study activities include:
  • Project portfolio evaluation and ranking
  • Project business case preparation
  • Project financial analysis [ROI calculations]
  • ROI-based sensitivity analysis [business risk analysis]
  • ROI-based scope change analysis
Pre-Work: 1.0 hours.

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Speakers
avatar for Gary Heerkens, PMP

Gary Heerkens, PMP

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

Frank Saladis, PMP

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


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 16.00
  • PDU: Technical (PfMP) 5.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-PBA) 5.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 4.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 8.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (4 Days) | Tools and Techniques to Successfully Launch and Manage Your Projects
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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By attending this 4 day course and workshop, participants will build confidence and the skills needed to identify problems and objectives, visually model requirements, manage requirements, prepare for elicitation sessions, conduct interviews, deal with difficult stakeholders, and apply models during the elicitation process using a combination of lectures, group activities and individual activities designed to provide an opportunity to learn, explore and test in a “safe” environment. The integrated workshop allows for additional practice on the concepts where students can apply them to their own project challenges.
 
Requirements Core Concepts Day 1: This day is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to hone their team’s skills and knowledge around gathering requirements. This course also helps experienced business analysis teams level-set across an organization on requirements terminology and concepts. This course emphasizes the importance in understanding business objectives to manage scope. This course will teach the students to recognize different types of requirements and get an introduction to techniques for elicitation, scope management, models and requirements review.
Requirements Visualization Day 2: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers an incredibly powerful addition to their skill set through requirements visualization. As an extension of the first day, it dives deeper into requirements models and when to use them. Understanding how to select models provides you with the ability to communicate with any audience – customers, developers, product managers, and senior management.
Elicitation & Facilitation Day 3: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers a set of elicitation and facilitation skills fundamental to their roles. The course teaches you where to start with requirements elicitation on a project, including how to build an elicitation plan and individual agendas for elicitation sessions. The course builds confidence and the skills you need to prepare for sessions, to conduct interviews, to apply models during the elicitation process, and to take effective notes.
Workshop Day 4: This day encourages the students to practice the concepts from the previous three days of the class by applying them to their own personal projects. The instructor will facilitate the students working in groups and alone on business objectives models, business data diagrams (or ERDs), ecosystem maps, report tables and display-action-response models, process flows, a requirements mapping matrix/traceability matrix, and any other models that the students select. The class will be able to use more relevant examples than previously practiced so that they can take the work products back to their jobs after training.

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Speakers
avatar for Joy Beatty, PMI-PBA

Joy Beatty, PMI-PBA

SeminarsWorld Instructor, Seilevel
Joy Beatty is a Vice President at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to define software that customers love to use. The Seilevel team provides business analyst and product management services for F1000 companies across the US. They also help customers who want... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 28.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-ACP) 5.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-PBA) 28.00
 
Wednesday, October 3
 

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (3 Days) | Building and Transforming the Next Generation PMO and Portfolio Management
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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How do you build and sustain a PMO for today’s disruptive world? How do you enhance strategic execution capabilities? How do you transform your PMO to the next level? How do you provide sustainable PMO value and results? This seminar is designed to address these questions and more with real-world PMO and Portfolio Management practice and experience from leading PMOs worldwide.
 
Besides the foundational elements and the DNA of a PMO, this seminar will outline the steps necessary to enhance your PMO to the next level. You will gain new perspectives on project management and PMO for today’s turbulent business environment. Find out how to build strategic execution capabilities while balancing the need for governance and discipline with responsiveness and agility. You will also learn how to apply next generation approaches to transform your PMO to an adaptive and agile PMO as appropriate for your organization.
 
This seminar will focus on creating the right environment for portfolio management by providing a framework for project selection, prioritization, oversight and governance. Every organization is unique, and this engaging seminar will provide a framework that will help you to assess your organizational environment and culture and chart an appropriate roadmap to evolve your PMO and portfolio. You will also learn how to measure PMO value and customer satisfaction with a PMO Delight Index (PDI).

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Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal, PMP

Jack Duggal, PMP

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


Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 7.00
  • PDU: Technical (PfMP) 5.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 7.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 7.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (3 Days) | Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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This popular SeminarsWorld offering from last year has been updated to include even more tools and templates to help you successfully navigate through each phase of the project management/change management life cycle. 
Projects are the vehicles of change. Projects are funded and provided resources not so they can simply be delivered on time, within budget and according to scope, but because they help drive the necessary changes, both individually and organizationally, that create value. Unfortunately, many practitioners today still espouse the traditional inefficient approach of treating the organizational change management/people related side separately from the technical/project related side. This is a recipe for failure and frustration.
 
Orchestrating Total Project Success details a better way by illustrating how to plan for and mitigate both the project related and people related challenges within each phase of the project life cycle. PMI® recognizes that change is delivered through projects and programs, and because of that, organizational change management, along with deft stakeholder management, is something that should be integrated throughout the project life cycle.
From project initiation all the way through to supporting, sustaining and enhancing the value of project-driven change, this seminar will focus on all the tools, structure, techniques, and insights necessary to facilitate workforce readiness, user adoption, beneficial organizational change, and overall project success. Your conductor for this event will be Thomas Luke Jarocki, one of the world’s leading experts on integrating project and change management.

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Speakers
avatar for Thomas Jarocki

Thomas Jarocki

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


Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - Friday October 5, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 7.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-RMP) 3.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 7.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 7.00
 
Saturday, October 6
 

8:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Brooks

Kerry Brooks

Membership Specialist II, Project Management Institute
Kerry Brooks is with PMI's Global Membership Team. She has over 20 years of strategic marketing and product management experience. Kerry is currently leading PMI's program to educate and assist the military community as they successfully transition into project management. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Raffel, CAPM

Melissa Raffel, CAPM

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


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
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9:00am

#302 Opening General Session and Keynote Speaker: Jon Dorenbos - "Life Is Magic"
When Jon Dorenbos is on stage, through his unbelievable magic, he emphasizes the importance of choice and openly shares his childhood tragedy. Jon chose to rise through adversity, set goals, no matter how high, and plan and execute the necessary steps required to accomplish these goals. A two-time NFL Pro Bowler, Jon completed 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before being traded to the New Orleans Saints in 2017. The Eagles nominated Jon for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for philanthropy and numerous charitable endeavors. As an entertainer for over 20 years, Jon is known as the NFL's "Magic Man" and is respectfully referred to as the "Entertainer's Entertainer." He inspires others by sharing his life experiences and NFL stories, relating them to corporate culture. He discusses the importance of discipline, teamwork, perseverance and the acceptance of failure in achieving a common goal. In his words, "Live in vision not circumstance."

Speakers
avatar for Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos

PMI Global Conference 2018 Keynote Presenter, Magician and Former Long Snapper, New Orleans Saints
When Jon Dorenbos is on stage, through his unbelievable magic, he emphasizes the importance of choice and openly shares his childhood tragedy. Jon chose to rise through adversity, set goals, no matter how high, and plan and execute the necessary steps required to accomplish these... Read More →
avatar for Stephen W. Maye

Stephen W. Maye

PMI Global Conference 2018 Emcee; Host, ProjectifiedTM with PMI Podcast
Stephen Maye has extensive international experience guiding top health care, retail, financial services, media, and not-for-profit clients through strategic change. Stephen helps executive teams clarify and express the essential purpose, goals, and success measures of their strategic... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
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10:45am

#303-EXH Master LinkedIn™ to Build Your Professional Brand
LinkedIn™ has become more than your virtual business card. How does your profile rank? With so many changes within the LinkedIn™ platform, we will share with you how to master LinkedIn™, and how you can enhance your professional brand and voice. This is a must-attend session if you are serious of revamping your LinkedIn™ profile.
• Enhance your LinkedIn personal profiles or company profile
• How to build your ‘voice’ on the LinkedIn platform
• Familiarize yourself with the other LinkedIn solutions

This session brought to you by PMTraining




Saturday October 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
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11:00am

#304-EXH Product Theater: Villanova University - Attitudes of Winning Project Managers ... On and Off the Court!
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

What can project managers learn from Naismith College Coach of the Year and two-time national basketball champion coach Jay Wright? Learn how a positive attitude, belief in oneself, and a firm commitment will lead to positive transformation ... on and off the court!

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Speakers
avatar for William Hyde, PMP

William Hyde, PMP

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



Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
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11:30am

#305-EXH The Art of Teaching: Good and Applied Practices in Project Management Course Development
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

This presentation will highlight examples of good practices in project management education from the perspective of a practitioner turned academic. It will not focus on certification or training, but instead on academic course development for project management students in degree programs.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Sherwood, PMI-ACP

Andrew Sherwood, PMI-ACP

Senior Project Manager/Senior ScrumMaster, Project Manager/Faculty Lead
Andrew Sherwood currently serves as the Director-MBA with Midland University as well as working with software development teams at Mutual of Omaha. He has presented at many industry events, including Project Management Institute-Global Conference, Project Management Institute-Heartland... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
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11:30am

#308 Living the Transformation
Today’s marketplace is extremely competitive and fast paced, due to ever-changing technological, political, economic, and regulatory environments along with ever-increasing customer expectations. A majority of the executives will admit “my organization can be a potential candidate for transformation.” Transformation does not have to only be about workforce reduction. Rather, it should focus on resource optimization, strategically adopting new ways of operating to gain efficiency, and meeting the needs of customers in a digital era.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) define the outcomes of an organization’s transformation;
(2) identify the key elements of transformation and a high level execution plan.

Speakers
avatar for Chetan Dashora, PMP

Chetan Dashora, PMP

Program Coordinator, State Farm
Chetan Dashora grew up in India, but in the past 15 years he has lived in the U.S. and has worked in major domains like telecom, airlines, and insurance, healthcare and e-commerce. Mr. Dashora has worked on large-scape transformation, merger and acquisition, and large enterprise applications... Read More →
avatar for Venkata Komaragiri, PMP

Venkata Komaragiri, PMP

Technology Manager, State Farm
A technology manager, Venkata Komaragiri has 22 years of experience that span insurance, financial, and various technology industries across the United States. Mr. Venkata is an experienced IT leader in leading large-scale IT transformation programs, big data migration efforts, digital... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
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11:30am

#307 Complex Projects, Increased Interdependence
In the oil and gas industry, project sizes and costs have increased, making mega-projects the new normal. This presentation will investigate and review the intricate world of interdependence and cover its influence on complex projects, including mega-projects such as petrochemical integration and crude to chemicals conversion. We will highlight different perspectives on dealing with today’s project environment involving interdependencies.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify the various interdependencies present in the execution of projects;
(2) formulate a strategy at an early stage to handle the challenges related with these interdependencies.

Speakers
avatar for Fahad Khalid, PMP

Fahad Khalid, PMP

Lead Project Engineer, Saudi Aramco
Fahad Khalid has over 14 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He began his career as a project engineer, and has worked for major OEMs, as an engineering consultant, and for major operators in California, Texas, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. He is currently involved with... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
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11:30am

#309 Project Financial Planning Simplified
This session's objective is to simplify project financial/budget planning, and to understand the various components of it. The project budget is one of the most critical components in a project, but it can be a foreign concept to many, particularly when many project management practitioners have evolved into the profession from a technical or non-financial background. Join this session to learn this complex subject with a simplistic approach, and be effective in project financial planning and management.

Speakers
avatar for Manish Bhatia, PMP

Manish Bhatia, PMP

Senior Manager, Silicon Valley Bank
Manish Bhatia has over 17 years of progressive experience in converting strategies into actions via technology, leadership, transformational changes, and project management. Managing and leading multicultural global teams, Mr. Bhatia has also been a mentor and coach for  various... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
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11:30am

#306 Agility, Innovation, and Project Management in This Age of Digital Transformation
Delivering increased customer value is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation strategy. To win in the digital marketplace with converging technologies in the areas of content, computing, and communications, there is a need for “innovation” and “agility.” This presentation will outline how embracing agile as a mind-set is important to drive innovation, and how project managers can lead this effort through prioritized customer value and continuous risk assessment leading to an effective time-to-market metric.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the various challenges of managing and leading digital transformations;
(2) explain how to be better equipped to influence the alignment of business goals to drive innovation and speed-to-market in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Shobhna Raghupathy, PMP

Shobhna Raghupathy, PMP

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


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
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11:30am

#310 15–40% Gains in Just 4–8 Weeks: Lean/Agile Is the Way to Go
Does your organization struggle to execute on critical business processes? Are you looking for a way to audit and improve processes, but not sure where to start? In this session, participants will learn time-tested techniques from lean/agile principles they can use to optimize critical business and technical processes in their organizations. The end result? Participants can increase business efficiency on teams and in organizations by as much as 15–40% within 4–8 weeks.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) illustrate workflows for key IT/business processes using value stream mapping (VSM) and use Kanban boards to resolve bottlenecks;
(2) demonstrate continuous improvement of key IT/business processes using lean/agile practices.

Speakers
avatar for NK Shrivastava, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP

NK Shrivastava, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP

CEO/Enterprise Agile Coach, RefineM
NK Shrivastava, CSP, SPC4, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP, is CEO of RefineM Project Management Consulting in Springfield, MO, USA. He founded RefineM in 2011 to fulfill a long-held dream to build a project management consulting and training firm that drives measurable business results. RefineM... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#312 Hoops, Hardwood, Coaches, and the Project Team
You can view a session preview HERE.

A successful project team requires a great coach and players. Discover the learnings from three of the greatest coaches in the game of basketball - John Wooden, Phil Jackson, and Pat Summitt - and how they created teams of champions. Share your experience of how you’ve responded to team challenges with your peers, and we’ll then compare it to the research found in an extensive study of these coaches. Sports enthusiast or not, you will gain winning team strategies.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain how to create a self-organizing team and use the talents of the team to help project teams become better;
(2) describe team techniques to deal with large egos, withheld information, dysfunction and reducing burnout on project teams.

Speakers
avatar for Reed Shell, PMP

Reed Shell, PMP

Director of Portfolio Management, Blue Hippo Consulting
Reed Shell makes technology hum. He helps teams play together. He smooths out processes. He delivers benefits on projects. He coaches changes to happen. He assists students to get it. He speaks fluent agile.  He also has experience in the following information technology infrastructure/operations:Fortune... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#315 Mindfulness Everywhere: The Secret Weapon for Life and Business
Brought to you by the PMI® Leadership Institute 

Why the heck is everyone talking about mindfulness these days? Mindfulness is the most researched of all positive psychology interventions. And the evidence is overwhelming clear: mindfulness is as foundational to good mental health as nutrition and exercise are to physical health.  

This session will take the mystery out of mindfulness and will call on participants to take their mental and emotional well-being seriously. Participants will learn how the mind physically changes as a result of regular mindfulness practice. Theory will be grounded in practical application during the session.
 
With a foundation in science, taught with energy and humor, and served as a practical invitation, this workshop reveals what all the excitement is about – and how you can apply a mindful approach to your leadership skills in your PMI chapter, organization and in your personal life.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Krismer

Paul Krismer

Professional Speaker
Fuel up your audience. Get them excited to do their best work. Make them feel inspired and put a lift in their step. Learn the serious business of positive emotions!Paul Krismer teaches the practical application of positive emotions to achieve corporate and personal excellence.Paul... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#316 Solving Your Personal Leadership Challenge
Brought to you by PMI® Leadership Institute.

Join this unique, fast-paced, hands-on session where you will receive solutions to your own leadership challenge. Small groups will use brainwriting to generate ideas you can use right away. Come prepared with a leadership-focused problem statement from your workplace – and leave with a solution! This session is limited to 100 people, and seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Facilitators:
Venus Patel, PMP, PMI-PBA, Manager, Delivery Optimization, Daugherty Business Solutions and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Jason Becker, PMP, Project Manager III, Harris Inc. and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Rick Morris, PMP, PMI-ACP, President, R2 Consulting, LLC and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Todd Jones, PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, IT Portfolio Leader, Westfield Insurance and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) demonstrate brainwriting as an idea-generating technique;
(2) describe a solution to your personal leadership challenge;
(3) discuss approach to leadership challenges.


Speakers
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Linda Jones

Volunteer Programs Specialist, PMI
Linda Jones is on staff with PMI in the Volunteer Programs & Services department.
avatar for Rick Morris, PMP, PMI-ACP

Rick Morris, PMP, PMI-ACP

President, R2 Consulting, LLC
Rick A. Morris, PMP, is a certified Scrum Agile Master, Human Behavior Consultant, best-selling author, mentor, and evangelist for project management.  His appetite for knowledge and passion for the profession makes him an internationally sought-after speaker delivering keynote presentations... Read More →
avatar for Todd Jones, PMP, PMI-ACP

Todd Jones, PMP, PMI-ACP

IT Portfolio Leader, Westfield Insurance
Todd is an accomplished author and speaker on various topics related to project management.  Todd is a recent past speaker at the PMI Global Congress and LIM, STPCon, DevOps, and multiple PMI Chapters.  He is a contributor to the Agile Almanac Book 2, published in 2017.Todd has... Read More →
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Venus Patel, PMP, PMI-PBA

Manager, Delivery Optimization, Daugherty Business Solutions
Venus Patel, PMP, PMI-PBA is the current President for PMI Metro St. Louis Chapter in Missouri, USA. He leads an enthusiastic board of 24 members and feels privileged to work with them. The chapter team delivers many value-add programs to the community ranging from mentoring program... Read More →
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Jason Becker, PMP

Project Manager III, Harris Inc.
Jason Becker has been a project manager in different platforms for the past decade. He has been associated with a wide variety of challenging projects, including U.S. Navy nuclear submarines, natural gas distribution, international gear manufacturing, and currently upgrading business... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#318 Think with Your Hands: Cheating Just a Little Bit...
Brought to you by the PMI® Leadership Institute 

The human mind is miraculously complex and finds surprising ways to make ourselves comfortable with our actions. It is, however, our responsibility to understand its mechanisms and know when and how to draw the red line that cannot be crossed.

We will use an abridged version of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method – a facilitated thinking and problem-solving technique – to bring the creativity, exuberance, and inspiration of play to the concerns of Ethical Leadership.



Speakers
avatar for Fabio Rigamonti, PMP

Fabio Rigamonti, PMP

Member, Ethics Member Advisory Group and PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Fabio Rigamonti has  +10 years of experience in project management, leading multi-cultural teams  across Europe; he's currently based in Switzerland building a PMO. He is an  engineer, but his main area of interest and expertise has always been Ethics  in Project Management: from... Read More →
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Simona Bonghez, PMP

PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group (EMAG) and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Author and international speaker, Simona is running today her own consulting company specialized in Project Management services. She has been volunteering for PMI since 2004, starting as President for PMI Romania Chapter, later serving at global level as member in Leadership Institute... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#311 Data, Data Everywhere, and Not a Bit Is Comprehended
If you are seeing the forest of data from your portfolio but are not seeing the individual trees and how they all relate to each other, then this presentation is for you! It will focus heavily on demonstration and practical experience. Using Power BI to understand all the details of projects and programs to the entire portfolio (or portfolios), participants will see how data visualization can make information relevant and timely.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify the ability to combine disparate data from projects and other systems into one;
(2) explain how business intelligence can assist in evaluating a comprehensive view of their organizational portfolio.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Quiring, PMP

Collin Quiring, PMP

Managing Partner, EPM Strategy
Collin Quiring has worked in the area of project management for over 20 years, and has been involved in business intelligence (BI) that whole time. But in the last few years, he has become an expert in data analysis. He has implemented PMOs for two separate companies during that time... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#313 Knowledge Management: An Emerging Competitive Advantage—Trends, Urgency, and Techniques
By 2029, 76 million baby boomers will retire. Organizations, including ours, are losing knowledgeable employees due to retirement and a competitive labor market. With 50% employee turnover in 2016, this brain drain of historical proportions increases our vulnerability to loss of institutional knowledge and critical skillsets required to conduct our business. This presentation will explore the trends, urgency, value, techniques, and how-to of knowledge management—the new competitive and comparative advantage for high-performing organizations.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify the trends, urgency, value, techniques, and how-to of knowledge management—the new competitive and comparative advantage for high-performing organizations;
(2) describe strategies for creating a knowledge management culture in their business environment and how to develop knowledgeable project teams.

Speakers
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Benjamin Anyacho, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Texas Department of Transportation
Benjamin Anyacho is a quintessential project manager, a knowledge management (KM) evangelist, a collaboration pedagogue, and a technocrat with +25 years of results-driven leadership experience in managing complex programs/projects. He strives to add value and make a difference—he... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#314 Life After Implementation: Ensuring the Long-Term Success of Projects
Successful projects result in change. However, this transformation usually happens when the original project team is already disbanding, leaving the process largely unmanaged and stakeholders ill-equipped to use the deliverables as they were intended, diminishing the expected project impact and benefits. We will explore five strategies that project managers can easily incorporate into their project plans to put in place preventative and mitigation strategies that will lead to improved adoption of project results.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply a scalable model of five strategies for change;
(2) modify plans with specific tasks in the areas of communication, training, organizational design, sponsorship and HR management to ensure successful post-project transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Eleonore Pieper, PMP

Eleonore Pieper, PMP

Owner, Olicana Enterprises Inc.
Eleonore F. Pieper is co-owner of Olicana Enterprises Inc., a Dallas-based company specializing in project management, facilitation, and organizational change management. She has over 25 years of experience as a practitioner, trainer, and consultant in the areas of project management... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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11:30am

#317 Stealth Project Management! How to Deliver Value When They Don’t Want It
Have you ever faced resistance from stakeholders or sponsors when trying to practice good project management? Have you ever worked in organizations with little project management maturity, but had to deliver value anyway? Learn how you can use stealth project management to deliver value through good project management practices even when stakeholders resist. This presentation will involve scene reenactments of actual situations that many project managers face in dealing with resistance to project management methodologies.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe common scenarios project managers face in low-maturity organizations with stakeholder resistance to, and misunderstanding of, project management methodologies;
(2) apply different techniques to overcome resistance from stakeholders in order to deliver business value through project management practices.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Kurtz, PMP, PMI-ACP

Rob Kurtz, PMP, PMI-ACP

Delivery Lead, World Wide Technology - Asynchrony Labs
Rob is currently a delivery lead for World Wide Technology - Asynchrony Labs, providing a layer of best-practice project management around engaged agile teams of software and mobile application developers to deliver valuable outcomes to customers.  Throughout his 19-year career... Read More →
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Melissa Panagides-Busch, PMP

Senior Manager, Management Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP
Melissa Panagides-Busch, PMP, has 18 years of experience in project management in a variety of organizational settings. Most recently she has focused on establishing and managing project management offices for M&A due diligence and post-merger integration projects. She also teaches... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
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12:30pm

#319-EXH Advancing Your Career to the Next Level!
Listen to a panel of successful project managers who will discuss how their involvement with PMI propelled their career.  Whether it was earning certification, gaining project or leadership skills that are difficult to obtain on the job, take away some helpful hints on how their individual volunteering efforts with PMI helped advance their career to the next level.

This discussion is brought to you by the Leadership Institute Master Class.
**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Panelists:  
Sarina Arcari, PMP, Vice President, EPMO, United States National Railroad Passenger Corporation – Amtrak and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Narasimha Acharya, PMP, Assistant Director, Client Technology - Global Assurance, Ernst and Young and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Gretta Kelzi, PMP, Operations Manager, ESRI Lebanon and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate
Daniel Abellá, PMP, Account Delivery Executive, Microsoft and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Graduate

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1) identify how volunteering efforts with PMI may help to advance their career.


Speakers
avatar for Narasimha Acharya, PMP

Narasimha Acharya, PMP

Assistant Director, Ernst and Young
Nara Acharya is an Assistant Director in Client Technology – Global Assurance at Ernst and Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, where he leads an Agile team in the implementation and delivery of the firm’s next generation Assurance Service... Read More →
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Sarina Arcari, PMP

Vice President, Amtrak
Vice President, Enterprise Program Management OfficeAmtrak ~ National Railroad Passenger Corporation of the United States2014 PMI PMO of the Year Award2015 PMI LIMC Graduate2015 PMI Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project ManagementDrawing upon more than two decades of project, program... Read More →
avatar for Gretta Kelzi, PMP

Gretta Kelzi, PMP

Operations Manager, ESRI Lebanon
With more than 20+ years of experience in GIS systems and applications where involvement was in all phases of the Project Development Life Cycle: project planning, requirements analysis, data collection and processing, researching products and technologies, system design and implementation... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Abellá, PMP

Daniel Abellá, PMP

Account Delivery Executive, Microsoft
Daniel Abellá, PMP, was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is passionate about constant learning, the art of leadership, and team dynamics. He is a PMP and has graduated with honors of a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. He is also ITIL certified... Read More →
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Brantlee Underhill

Director, Global Chapters, Project Management Institute
Brantlee Underhill is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) accountable for the development and direction of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) chapter community programs. As the Director of Global Chapters, Brantlee aligns PMI’s strategy and operational plans to serve PMI’s... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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1:00pm

#320-EXH: Product Theater RTA - Introducing the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management was launched in 2015 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, with the aim to encourage and promote the innovation culture in the project management field. It includes four categories celebrating individuals, teams, organizations and academia, and offers eight awards recognizing the successes of participants with cash prizes totaling $710,000.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Speakers
avatar for E. LaVerne Johnson

E. LaVerne Johnson

Founder, President and CEO, International Institute for Learning, Inc.
E. LaVerne Johnson is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), a leading corporate training and consulting company with its global headquarters located in New York City. IIL was founded in 1991 by Ms. Johnson, who has a MBA... Read More →



Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
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1:30pm

#321-EXH Product Theater: Workfront - Project Management Transformed with an Operational System of Record
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

In order for the PMO to succeed, teams can’t use the blunt project management instruments they’ve been using. They can’t be a network of brains with institutional knowledge. And they can’t be siloed, reserved or just a back office function. With an operational system of record, the modern PMO can lead in breaking down silos and accelerating the lifecycle of digital work through greater visibility and improved efficiency.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Furseth

Dawn Furseth

Solutions Engineer, Workfront
Dawn Furseth is an solutions engineer and technology strategist with over 25 years experience in enterprise software consulting. At Workfront, she consults with some of the largest organizations around the globe on improving productivity, collaboration and visibility for their marketing... Read More →



Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
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1:45pm

#322-EXH Wellness: Project Manage Your Health
As a project manager, you know how to control a project, remove uncertainty, and maximize your chance of success. While many people equate "project management" with work projects, you know your discipline can be applied to so many more things, including your health and fitness training. In this session, we’ll look at seven simple project management principles and use them to guide and help you set clear achievable health and fitness goals, a plan on how to get there or how to measure progress.


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
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2:00pm

#324 Disciplined Decision Making: Experiences in Using the Ethical Decision Making Framework
The purpose of this presentation is to provide practical experiences from using the PMI Ethical Decision Making Framework (EDMF) in a graduate-level project management course that included an emphasis on ethical decision making. This tool was developed by the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group (EMAG), which acts as a product leader in creating tools and techniques to facilitate meeting the expectations of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain the use of the Ethical Decision Making Framework (EDMF) as a structured decision-making tool;
(2) recognize the value of the EDMF as a tool for complex decisions, whether based on an ethical dilemma or not;
(3) summarize tool improvement and applicability recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Denney, PMP

Valerie Denney, PMP

Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
After 30 years in the aerospace industry, Dr. Valerie Denney retired and was appointed a full-time assistant professor at ERAU-WW COB, teaching graduate-level project management courses. Dr. Denney has a demonstrated track record of winning executable business, planning to assure... Read More →
avatar for Theodore Boccuzzi, PMP

Theodore Boccuzzi, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Johnson Controls/Tyco Retail Solutions
Theodore R. Boccuzzi, PMP, has over 35 years of capital, manufacturing, information technology and product development project experience serving as portfolio manager, program manager, and project manager supporting worldwide programs. He is the holder of three patents for work associated... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#328 Rogue One: A PowerPoint Story
Leaders and managers like ourselves are often asked to present on boring topics. Who wants to do that? Then we give nauseating, long-winded, monotonous presentations where the audience is bombarded with information. NEXT! Come to this session to gain valuable tricks and tips on creating and presenting PowerPoint presentations that you can incorporate immediately. We'll cover the DOs and DON'Ts, case studies and real-life examples, and creative techniques in an entertaining and interactive way. Don't miss out!

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) demonstrate the use of design, content, and preparation best practices to create a unique PowerPoint presentation;
(2) identify valuable tricks and techniques for giving a PowerPoint presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Opal Alapat

Opal Alapat

Vision Team Practice Lead, interRel Consulting
Opal Alapat is the vision team practice lead at interRel Consulting, where she advocates for a fantastic set of eclectic leaders. Ms. Alapat is in the technical world, where she has been bestowed the esteemed achievement of Cloud Oracle ACE by one of the largest companies in the world... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#323 Artificial Intelligence and Project Management: Beyond Human Imagination!
**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 7 October at 4:45 p.m. (Session #444).

In this interactive session, we will present how artificial intelligence (AI) is set to change project management practice—based on academic research and experience from our own AI-based project initiatives. In addition, we will be explaining how project managers can prepare themselves to stay relevant in a fully integrated, automated, and predictive project management world.


Speakers
avatar for Marc Lahmann

Marc Lahmann

Director / Leader Transformation Assurance Switzerland, PwC
Marc Lahmann is the director of the transformation assurance division at PwC Switzerland. He has more than 15 years’ experience in advising multinational firms in IT and on business transformation challenges and troubled projects in Switzerland, Europe, the U.S. and APAC; his main... Read More →
avatar for Manuel Probst, PMP

Manuel Probst, PMP

Senior Project Manager, PwC
Manuel Probst is a senior project manager at PwC Switzerland with 10+ years’ experience in large-scale multinational IT and business transformation programs for clients in Switzerland, Europe, and APAC. Before joining PwC in 2009, Mr. Probst worked as a program management officer... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#327 Product Education Session: Workfront - Why the Modern Workplace Is Ditching Traditional Project Management
Traditional project management methods and tools have served companies well for decades. But the modern workplace is facing a rapid digital transformation and a generational change in how work gets done, presenting new challenges that project management alone isn’t equipped to solve. It’s time to ditch the traditional and prepare your team for the future of work.

Speakers
avatar for Bryson Duncan

Bryson Duncan

Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, Workfront
Bryson Duncan is the Senior Solutions Marketing Manager at Workfront. His passion for B2B technology has driven him to help companies in a number of different industry sectors succeed. At Workfront, he leads the content marketing strategy that helps enterprise IT and PMO teams know... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Krikke, PMP

Lauren Krikke, PMP

Enterprise Manager of Performance Engagement, Dignity Health
Lauren Krikke is an Enterprise Manager of Performance Engagement at Dignity Health responsible for collaborating with cross-functional teams to successfully manage the planning, deployment and user adoption of enterprise-wide technology and business solutions. As a senior professional... Read More →



Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#326 Organizational Change Management for Better Business Results
Our experience shows a positive correlation between higher change management capabilities, organizational project management maturity, and the execution ability of projects/programs leading to superior business performance. The presentation will highlight the role of change management in enabling organizations to deliver projects and programs better. We will present cases where change management was incorporated along with project and program delivery, and the resultant benefits. We will also outline a road map on how change management can enable better project performance as well as highlight the areas of the “PMBOK® Guide” (Version 6) which are relevant in the context of change management.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply change management effectively for projects and programs to enable their success;
(2) evaluate and apprise various best practices in change management which are applicable in the context of project portfolio management.

Speakers
avatar for Sankaran Ramani, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP

Sankaran Ramani, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP

Managing Director, GRT Consulting LLP
Sankaran Ramani, MoP, MSP, PRINCE2, Change Management, Value Management, P3M3 Assessor, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, has +30 years of experience in technology delivery and the management consulting industry, spanning key account management; project, program, and portfolio management; management... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#329 Show Me The Money! Strategic Financial Metrics for Project Portfolio Value Optimization
Project management practitioners often lament that executive leadership does not recognize the true value of improvement projects. Yet, they often do not provide executive leadership with an accurate vision of a project's financial impact to answer the question: Why should we approve this project? This presentation provides the project management practitioner with key financial metrics to help executive leadership better align priorities, allocate project resources, and optimize business value across the entire project portfolio.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain strategic financial metrics and why they are important to executive leadership;
(2) discuss how the Financial Viability Index (FVI) can guide strategic project selection aligned with corporate financial strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Loran Cox, PMP

Loran Cox, PMP

Director, Global Business Solutions One Tower
Loran Cox is a quality and project management practitioner with a career including manufacturing, aerospace, oil, aviation, FDA-regulated industries, and enterprise quality software consulting for Global 500 companies. Mr. Cox's focus includes strategic quality and enterprise software... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#325 Lessons Learned for Project Management From Working in Motion Pictures
Making a movie or a television show provides lessons to other project contexts. Motion picture workflows and processes have evolved for speed of execution and flexibility, using an agile-ish approach, with the advantage of a clear mission. This could be usefully applied in other contexts such as disaster recovery and event/crisis management. The presentation will share observations of movie making from a project management perspective with insights and examples for communications, change management, execution, and team management applicable to other project types.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply techniques from motion picture work to organize projects for speed and agility of execution;
(2) describe how to plan and organize to manage risk, change and communications effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Rosanna Dill, PMP

Rosanna Dill, PMP

IT Project Manager II, State of New Mexico
Rosanna Dill has been an IT project manager for about five years, receiving her Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification in 2013. She worked for HP and Applied Biosystems as a project manager. Before becoming a project manager for healthcare clients, she did high-end... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#330-EXH Trends from Academia: Research Outcomes, Career Path of Students, and Developments in Project Management Education
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

This session will highlight trends for career outcomes and education in project management. Using academic research, particularly with regard to the career paths of students, this session will provide insights into the skills students and emerging professionals need, and how education at the college and university level can provide those skills through excellent teaching and accreditation of project management programs.  Join us for a presentation on the research followed by a discussion of the future of project management education.  This session will conclude with a presentation of the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) awards for accreditation.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe current trends in academia and their impact on the project management profession;
(2) discuss how to apply the research to support the needs of the next generation of project management students and professionals.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Forsyth

Ashley Forsyth

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

Tracey Richardson, PMP

Associate Professor, College of Business; Director of Academic Programs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Tracey Richardson is a tenured, Associate Professor of Project Management in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. Dr. Richardson is the Accreditation Director for the College of Business and previously served as the Chair, Department of Management... Read More →
avatar for Linh Luong, PMP

Linh Luong, PMP

Program Director of Master of Science in Project Management, City University of Seattle
Linh Luong is currently the Program Director for both the Bachelors of Science in Project Management and the Masters of Science in Project Management, both PMI Globally Accredited programs, at City University of Seattle.  Her background and career goes back 15+ years in IT project... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

#332 Are THEY Resisting, or Are YOU Not Leading? Uncover Blindspots and Get Results!
You can view a session preview HERE.

“Why don’t THEY get with the program? If only THEY would just…”  Sound familiar? What do these laments have in common? The focus on THEM—other people! So often, we start off with the best intentions, but it starts to feel like we’re doing something “to” or even “in spite of” THEM.  But what can we control?  Only ourselves!  In this highly interactive presentation, you’ll build your leadership agility to overcome resistance and get results.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain how to reframe what looks like resistance in others into powerful information project managers can leverage to engage key stakeholders;
(2) identify the most common blindspots among project managers and how coaching can be used to become more agile.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Trautlein

Barbara Trautlein

Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD, is author of the best-selling book “Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks,” principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For over... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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2:00pm

#333 Leading the Art of the Tough Conversation
Brought to you by the PMI® Leadership Institute 

Do you have a tough conversation you need to have, but are avoiding at all costs? Have you ever regretted not having the tough conversation, as you watched someone you truly care about repeat a pattern you didn’t address? If you knew someone had your best interests at heart would you want them to tell you truth?

Mastering the art of the tough conversation is a key to success in business and life. One of the greatest gifts you can give another human being is to tell them the truth. In this interactive session, Karin and David share their “Winning Well” model of tough.



Speakers
avatar for David Dye

David Dye

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

Karin Hurt

Professional Speaker & Author
Author and international speaker and consultant Karin Hurt inspires transformational change. 2017 and 2018 Inc.’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association’s 50 Leaders to Watch, Karin Hurt helps leaders from around the world achieve breakthrough... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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2:00pm

#334 Negotiating for Your Project’s Success
Project managers negotiate throughout projects: deadlines, resources, scope, budgets, and much more. This session will cover the many aspects where project negotiation is crucial, and ways to help you get the best possible decisions and outcomes. See how to use tools and techniques from the “PMBOK® Guide,” and personal influencing and body language tricks in negotiating to help you and your project be successful.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) discuss how to prepare their project for negotiations, present their case, and facilitate agreement;
(2) describe insights to use and body language tricks toward successful negotiations.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gundrum, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP

Bill Gundrum, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP

Project Consultant, VEA Solutions
Bill Gundrum is a project management and PMO consultant with VEA Solution. Throughout his career, he has consulted with many companies in various industries establishing project management processes and program management offices. He specializes in portfolio and project management... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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2:00pm

#331 Agile Time Management – How *NOT* to Work 60-Hour Weeks
It's hard to juggle everything—a glance through the “PMBOK® Guide” can make us despair about getting it all done. By taking a page from agile development, adding tools from behavioral psychology to Pomodoro, and incorporating pragmatic prioritization, you’ll be able to build a personalized system that fits your own working style. Walk out of this session with a manageable system for yourself and the tools to help your team members manage their own time and priorities.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) recognize the key components of a good time/priority management system and the smorgasbord of tools available;
(2) create a tailored time management system and advise team members on ways to manage their time and priorities.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wasson, PMP

Kim Wasson, PMP

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


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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2:00pm

#335 The PMI Global Community: Volunteer Cultures and the Importance of Project Management Around the World
Brought to you by the PMI® Leadership Institute

This session will explore the journey of Aliki Courmanopoulos, who took a sabbatical in 2017 and traveled the world to visit with PMI chapters in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and more. The presenter will share what she learned about the various cultures and insights on project management challenges around the world. Aliki will also discuss why the chapter leaders she met with volunteer with PMI and why they feel PMI and project management is important to the future of their society. The session will also include insights from Miguel Cotrina Malca, who hosted Aliki during her journey for two PMI events in Peru.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Cotrina Malca, PMP

Miguel Cotrina Malca, PMP

President, PMI Cajamarca, Peru Chapter
Miguel Cotrina is a System Engineer with specialty in Project Management, Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Cloud Computing, with more than 10 years of experience. He got his masters degree in Project Management at the University of Maryland, being a grantee of the... Read More →
avatar for Aliki Courmanopoulos, PMP

Aliki Courmanopoulos, PMP

Director, Marketing and Communications, Montreal Chapter
Aliki Courmanopoulos, M.Phil, PMP, is Director of Marketing and Communications for PMI-Montreal.  She has a masters diploma in Communications and Media Strategy from the University of Sherbrooke. She has presented at PMI LIM events in New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Barcelona and... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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2:00pm

#336 Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Workshop: The Serious Business of Positive Emotions
Brought to you by the PMI® Leadership Institute 

Please note that this workshop is open only to graduates of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC).

Learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater success. Come away with simple, applicable skills that will fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Krismer

Paul Krismer

Professional Speaker
Fuel up your audience. Get them excited to do their best work. Make them feel inspired and put a lift in their step. Learn the serious business of positive emotions!Paul Krismer teaches the practical application of positive emotions to achieve corporate and personal excellence.Paul... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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3:15pm

#337-EXH Technology the “Minority Report” Way
Wearables, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are all transforming every corner of our lives, professional and personal. They continue to expand, and you’ve seen the cool gadgets – Google Glass, smart watches, and all the other coolness that was in the “Minority Report” movie, remember that? Come hear how these cool technologies are impacting our lives!


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
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3:45pm

#341 Product Education Session: PMTraining - Never Too Old to Change, Leading the Pack at 70 Years Old
See the firsthand impact of a 70-year old company that decided to make a commitment to project management education, methodology, and governance to ensure that each project would achieve its goals and objectives. Hytrol, a world class leader in the material handling industry with more than 1,000 employees, is the largest manufacturer of conveyors in North America.  Learn the approach Hytrol and PMTraining took to educate and change project management personnel in order to establish a foundation of standards.  Then learn how that foundation drove the definition of common practices and governance; allowing better insight, control, and ultimately more successful projects.

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Ponce

Ronald Ponce

Director of Services, PMTraining
As PMTraining's Director of Services, Mr. Ponce is responsible for the delivery of training and consulting services. Ron directly oversees the PMTraining curriculum and training delivered to more than 5,000 professionals each year.In addition, Mr. Ponce is a strategically driven executive... Read More →



Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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3:45pm

#338-EXH Communicating and Presenting with Amazing Results and Inspiration
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!
**This presentation is also available on Sunday, 7 October at 1:30 p.m. (Session #429-EXH).

How often are project managers and business personnel required to be not only leaders but effective speakers? All the time! This powerful presentation shall discuss the skills for being an awesome communicator and presenter. It will demonstrate the tricks of the trade and powerful skills to get your thoughts across in a short amount of time and learn presentation skills that will amaze your audience.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.


Speakers
avatar for David Shostak, PMP

David Shostak, PMP

Contract/Freelance Service Instructor and Coach
David Shostak is a world-class, versatile and dynamic leader who is an extremely successful Senior Program Manager with superior skills who has lead every aspect of high technology programs, marketing management, business development, and engineering with over 40 years experience... Read More →
avatar for Maria McHolland, PMP

Maria McHolland, PMP

Senior Project Manager, GE Healthcare
Maria has been an active PMI member at a local and national level since she joined PMI in 1996. She has maintained her PMP certification since 1996.  She has worked at NCR Corporation, QuadraMed and now at GE Healthcare, covering retail, financial and healthcare industries.  She... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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3:45pm

#339 Effective Leadership That Engages
You can view a session preview HERE.

This presentation focuses on effective meeting management.  It will cover one of the project management basics that is most difficult to handle - managing stakeholders using different combinations of direct, dotted line, and influential management.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) demonstrate how to effectively lead meetings and manage participants using various management styles;
(2) explain how to actively engage meeting attendees to participate in meetings in a valuable manner.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Wozniak, PMP

Kevin Wozniak, PMP

Director, IT and Vendor Integration, AIG
Kevin Wozniak is a director of IT and vendor integration, managing programs for both internal and external distribution software and services for AIG based out of Houston, TX, USA. He has over 20 years of experience in IT leadership, having managed direct reports, projects, and programs... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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3:45pm

#342 The Happiness Equation = Achieving Massive Success with Less Stress While Having More Fun at Work
Happiness is no laughing matter.....especially at work! The sad truth is that roughly half of all employees are not happy in the work place, costing time and money while increasing project manager stress. After this entertaining, high-energy session, you will know the specific actions to take to intentionally create a culture in which the employees feel more engaged, more empowered, and more energetic. Be prepared to laugh and learn about how happiness can increase your bottom line, decrease employee resistance, and create a culture of positivity in your organization.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the relationship between happiness and outcome within your teams;
(2) identify specific strategies to create a culture of happiness in their organization and energize their work force.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Cummins

Dennis Cummins

Professional Speaker, Pro Speaker LLC
Dr. Dennis Cummins began his career as a chiropractor in 1992. In 1994, he opened Park Place Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Mt. Sinai, NY, USA. Dr. Cummins opened his second clinic as the first corporate chiropractor for the world headquarters of CA Technologies in 2000. He successfully... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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3:45pm

#340 Overcoming Challenges in User Acceptance Testing Using a Single Data-Source Software
You can view a session preview HERE.

Discover how a project management team addressed multi-department communication issues while developing a process to standardize and streamline User Acceptance Testing (UAT) across all departments during a company-wide phone system change. This is a case study in the need for a UAT tool to facilitate clear communication, test criteria, and test results when multiple vendors, developers, and business teams are involved in one project.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) recognize the need for creative solutions to add structure to user acceptance testing;
(2) develop testing practices that meet the demands of their current project.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Machuga, PMP

Brenda Machuga, PMP

Project Manager, Geisinger Health Plan
Brenda Machuga is a proactive, performance-driven professional who manages the implementation of software and vendor packages, including teams of developers, contactors, testers, and subject matter experts. Ms. Machuga specializes in the request for proposal process from creation... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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3:45pm

#347-EXH Making The Most Out of Existing Data: Squeezing The Lemon To Make Lemonade
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

Join us at the Main Stage in the Exhibit Hall as we playback an on-demand virtual webinar previously aired on ProjectManagement.com.  At the conclusion of this webinar, an interactive and live discussion will be held.  The presenter of this prerecorded webinar will not be in attendance.

To self-report PDUs for this activity, visit ccrs.pmi.org and search for activity # NA18GC347-EXH.

The road to using artificial intelligence and big data in project management is not straightforward, and there is no need to make the full trip today. Projects are rich in data by nature and use technical, business, schedule, cost and additional types of data on a daily basis. However much of the data that's already in existence is either not being used, partially used or is hard to get to. The trick is not to use all the data available, but ask the right questions and support answers with smart data.
A simple maturity model will be presented in this webinar to help project professionals navigate their way through the different options: from projects and organizations that have very little data, through the different project environments.


Speakers
avatar for Nicki Kons

Nicki Kons

CEO, Atrisks Consulting
Nicki Kons is the CEO of Atrisks consulting. She is a Risk Management and Earned Value Management consultant, lecturer and researcher. Author of PVaR™: Project Value at Risk: a new way to connect risks to business outcomes and a core team member for the new PMI standard for projects... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#351 Yes, You Can Use Visual Requirement Models on Agile Projects
On agile projects, we favor individuals and interactions over processes and tools. So that means we don’t need to do any analysis…right? Wrong! Of course we need to do analysis. And one of the tools in a business analyst’s toolbox is visual requirement models. With the rapid delivery and iterative nature of agile projects, delivering hundreds or thousands of user stories alone is dangerous because it is impossible to ensure they are complete and correct.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe business processes and user interface screens to define requirements;
(2) use a requirement mapping matrix to identify missing requirements, ensure coverage, and cut requirements from scope.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Stockdale, PMI-PBA

Betsy Stockdale, PMI-PBA

Business Architect, Seilevel
Betsy Stockdale is a business architect at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to redefine the way software requirements are developed. She leads projects to develop requirements following Seilevel’s Requirements Modeling Language (RML). She has developed... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#350 Winning Well – Lead Your Team to the Top Without Losing Your Soul
Brought to you by the PMI® Leadership Institute 

Management isn’t easy. Managers regularly face seemingly impossible goals. The eventual fallout is stress, frustration, and disengagement from themselves and from their staff. Two-thirds of managers report being disengaged from their mission and disconnected from their team.

WINNING WELL is a manager’s lifeline for getting the results they need while keeping employees and themselves energized, motivated and inspired. Filled with humor, straight talk, and hard-won truths, this inspiring session will deliver principles and practices to galvanize your team.

Join award-winning authors Karin Hurt and David Dye for practical leadership tools, tactics and strategies to achieve breakthrough results that really last.



Speakers
avatar for David Dye

David Dye

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

Karin Hurt

Professional Speaker & Author
Author and international speaker and consultant Karin Hurt inspires transformational change. 2017 and 2018 Inc.’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association’s 50 Leaders to Watch, Karin Hurt helps leaders from around the world achieve breakthrough... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#344 Agents of Change: Managing Collaborative Problem-Solving Styles Among Project Teams
**An encore of this presentation is available on Monday, 8 October at 8:30 a.m. (Session #505).

We often have very gifted and skilled individuals working with us to manage projects and facilitate change within organizations. However, teams as a whole may find it difficult to maintain focus and high productivity. An often overlooked reason for this inefficiency is the difference in how individuals perceive problems and choose to work with the current structure to solve them. This interactive session introduces a practical framework and psychometric instrument for identifying and managing these differences.


Speakers
avatar for Curtis Friedel

Curtis Friedel

Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Cooperative Problem Solving, Virginia Tech
Dr. Curt Friedel is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. He currently has a teaching and research appointment with focus on problem solving and critical thinking skills as they apply to leadership development, teaching and... Read More →
avatar for James C. Anderson II

James C. Anderson II

Leadership Education Extension Specialist and Coordinator of the uLead Certificate in Leadership & Service, University of Georgia
Dr. James C. Anderson II is a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication and the Coordinator for the uLEAD Certificate in Leadership and Service at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He also holds an appointment as a leadership... Read More →
avatar for Tinesha Woods-Wells, PMP

Tinesha Woods-Wells, PMP

Learning Strategy Consultant, Discover
Dr. Tinesha M. Woods-Wells is a learning and development and human resources professional with 15+ years of experience leading large-scale training and development programs and projects. She has a proven track record of delivering innovative, people-oriented solutions across public... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#345 Building the Airplane While Flying: Managing Change in a Changing Environment
Both projects and leaders need to be fast, flexible, data-driven, and focused on both the short and long term. They must also deliver outcomes during prolonged change and uncertainty. With increasingly global, virtual, complex, and nimble organizations, we need an updated way to effectively engage users in large-scale transformations even amidst ongoing changes in project scope, strategic objectives, organizational context, and industry trends. We will share communication and engagement techniques to encourage higher acceptance and adoption.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) employ techniques to surface early pockets of resistance and set expectations that “backward” steps are part of a cycle;
(2) explain how to communicate with various user groups and team members, using the language of probabilities, as facts change.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Healy

Scott Healy

Managing Director, CRA, Inc.
Scott Healy is a managing director in the strategic communication practice at CRA. As a change management and communications consultant and a former non-profit CEO, Mr. Healy has advised leaders in more than a dozen industries to drive employee and customer engagement, align and train... Read More →
avatar for Diana Hong

Diana Hong

Managing Director, CRA, Inc.
Diana Hong is a managing director in the strategic communication practice at CRA. She advises organizations on effective employee and change communication, with emphasis on virtual teams, social media, project management, financial operations, corporate performance, and business technology... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#348 So, You Want to Build a PMO
The view of a program management office (PMO) has different meanings for different organizations throughout government and industry. What does the PMO look like? What functions are to be assigned to the PMO? How does the PMO fit into the organization? How will the organization respond to establishing a PMO? This presentation will help participants ask the questions that will enable them to effectively establish a PMO.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the elements that go into standing up a PMO;
(2) identify specific questions that should be asked of an organization looking to stand up a PMO.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Kaufman, PMP

Mark Kaufman, PMP

Department Head, MITRE
Mark Kaufman is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder with over 40 years’ experience in the development of IT systems.  He is currently MITRE’s department head for enterprise program and risk management. During his career, Mr. Kaufman has led numerous... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#346 Interactive Open Forum Discussion: The Future of Project Management, and How We Will Work
The fast pace of technological change, shifting demographic patterns, and customer evolving needs are introducing uncertainties in the future of work. Organizations are looking for effective ways to transform, and adapt. What are the implications for a) technical changes, b) performance issues, and c) organization culture and change? Join this interactive session to discuss the changing facets of the profession, get the chance to participate as a panelist to share your perspectives, learn from other project leaders on how to adapt, and leave with insights to decode the future of project work.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) leverage perspectives, trends and innovations on the future of project work and project workforce;
(2) benefit from how project work is evolving and maximize aspects of leadership, talent, and collaborative intelligence;
(3) develop actions to enable adaptability and prepare for the future.


Speakers
avatar for Ed Hoffman

Ed Hoffman

CEO, PMI Strategic Advisor, Former Chief Knowledge Officer - NASA
Dr. Hoffman is CEO of Knowledge Strategies, LLC, which is engaged in research, education, and consulting services in support of organization performance. He also supports the Project Management Institute as a Strategic Advisor with a focus on integrated systems for talent management... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Leach

Matthew Leach

Vice President, Business Analysis and Project Management, NTT Data Services
On his first day as an engineer, someone decided that Matthew Leach should write requirements. He soon discovered that project success is not just about technology, but a holistic solution that solves the right problem. Since then, he has helped organizations better understand their... Read More →
avatar for David Oberhettinger

David Oberhettinger

Manager, Engineer Standards Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
David Oberhettinger supports the Office of the Chief Engineer in its mission to "achieve engineering excellence" in meeting the technical challenges posed by interplanetary exploration by leading three activities:-Manager of the JPL Engineering Standards Office-Chair of the JPL Lessons... Read More →
avatar for Luke Desmond, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP

Luke Desmond, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP

Program Director, Cisco Systems
Luke Desmond has over 20 years of portfolio, program, and project leadership across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States in technology sectors. He has directed a number of multibillion-dollar programs, established project offices in new countries, implemented ISO9001... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#349 There's a Robot in My Meeting!
We are all familiar with the pressure to be in “two places at once,” requiring us to juggle meetings, video conferences, and phone calls in our overbooked schedules. But what if you could be in two places at once? What if a “robot” could attend that meeting on your behalf, teleporting your image, voice, and ears into the meeting room? Join us to experience robotic telepresence and discuss the many possibilities for its use.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) summarize recent advances in robotic telepresence technology;
(2) identify opportunities for robotic telepresence technology in the their professional practice.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Milhauser, PMP

Kathy Milhauser, PMP

Professor of Management, Concordia University
Kathy Milhauser has 15 years of  university teaching experience, most recently as a professor of management at Concordia University in Portland, OR, USA, where she teaches undergraduate and MBA courses and oversees the project management concentration in the MBA. Prior to beginning... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#343 Accidental CIO – Lessons Learned on the Journey from Project Manager to CIO
Transformation is high risk/high reward work. During this lively, direct, behind-the-scenes session, you’ll come away with practical approaches and tools you can immediately put into action to transform your projects, your skillsets, and your career. Case studies in agile delivery transformation, stakeholder and customer management, and technical leadership will provide real-world lessons learned during an eclectic career. Regardless of your role, industry, or experience level, you're likely to learn and laugh during this session.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe valuable skills in stakeholder communications, such as leading technical decision making and the use of ROI to transform IT service delivery;
(2) discuss practical approaches for bringing together both small and large teams with technical egos and agendas.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Pelfrey, PMP

Dane Pelfrey, PMP

BCS, CIO
Dane Pelfrey, PMP, is a CIO who brings a unique perspective to project management. Mr. Pelfry brings a roll-up-the-sleeves approach to project delivery. He has delivered success from the mailroom to the boardroom in industries as varied as healthcare, financial services, property... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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3:45pm

#352 Great Project Managers, Awful Mistakes: Leveraging Proven Decision-Making Frameworks for Project Success
**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 7 October, 1:00 p.m. (Session #427).

You can view a session preview HERE.

Project success is easy, right? NO! Tough choices abound technology options, balancing stakeholder expectations, ensuring ethical behavior, etc. Even the best project managers can make terrible decisions, leading to disastrous results to the individual, the project, and the performing organization. Effectively applying proven decision-making frameworks (DMFs) can significantly help in avoiding damaging decisions. This highly interactive workshop will guide participants to appraise various DMFs and apply two proven techniques to three typically challenging project situations. Audience Level: Applied - Focus on understanding existing knowledge; appropriate for those interested in using content in practical applications to master concepts.


Speakers
avatar for Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Founder and Principal Consultant, KeyResultz
Author of the international bestseller, “Say YES to Project Success,” Karthik Ramamurthy is a project, program, and portfolio management (P3M), leadership, and social media expert with over 30 years of experience delivering project success across many continents. He is a powerful... Read More →
avatar for Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Founder and Director, KeyResultz
Sripriya Narayanasamy is an accomplished project, program, and portfolio management (P3M) practitioner with a 25-year track record of leading project success across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.As co-founder of KeyResultz, she has helped many organizations achieve... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:15pm
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5:15pm

#353-EXH Wellness Technologies for Your Body, Home and Office
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

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


Saturday October 6, 2018 5:15pm - 5:45pm
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5:15pm

PMI Annual Membership Meeting
The PMI Annual Membership Meeting gives PMI members an opportunity to address business and hear about the state of the Institute. This year's meeting will review the 2017 annual report including milestones and financials. The meeting will be presided by PMI Board of Directors Chair Caterina La Tona, BCS, PMP, PfMP and will feature remarks by PMI Founder and Fellow Jim Snyder. For more details about this meeting, visit https://www.pmi.org/about/leadership-governance/annual-membership-meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Caterina La Tona,  BCS, PMP, PfMP

Caterina La Tona, BCS, PMP, PfMP

PMI Board of Directors Chair
Caterina La Tona’s career spans more than 30 years, serving multiple industries and characterized by successive global roles, setting strategy and delivering cornerstone initiatives. She is now an advisor, focused on realizing business transformation with IT executives and teams... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 5:15pm - 5:45pm
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5:45pm

#354-EXH Speed Networking – Obtaining Value from your PMI Membership
Did you know that one of your PMI membership benefits is expanding your network of peers?  Activate those benefits now by bringing your business cards and come prepared to meet new faces and expand your network!  We will also discuss additional membership benefits that are available to you.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Brooks

Kerry Brooks

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


Saturday October 6, 2018 5:45pm - 6:30pm
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7:00pm

Professional Awards Gala
Advanced registration required.  A name badge and ticket are needed to check in to the event.  

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The Professional Awards Gala and dinner is an annual celebration of project, program and portfolio management - and the Industry stars who are not only changing the profession and their organizations, but enabling the evolution of their communities and the business landscape.

Based on nominations from our global membership, PMI and the PMI Educational Foundation will honor those who represent the best of the best, from across the world of project management.

This event will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE (short walking distance from the LACC).


Saturday October 6, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm
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Sunday, October 7
 

9:00am

#401 General Session and Keynote Speaker: Cam Marston - "Five Generations in the Workplace"
Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. An author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, Marston and his firm, Generational Insights, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies and professional groups, as well as major professional associations, for over 20 years. Marston's expertise has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and BusinessWeek, as well as on Good Morning America, CNN International, and more. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and is a native and resident of Mobile, Alabama.

Speakers
avatar for Cam Marston

Cam Marston

Author, Columnist, Blogger, and Lecturer; PMI Global Conference 2018 Keynote Speaker
Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. An author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, Marston and his firm, Generational Insights, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies... Read More →
avatar for Stephen W. Maye

Stephen W. Maye

PMI Global Conference 2018 Emcee; Host, ProjectifiedTM with PMI Podcast
Stephen Maye has extensive international experience guiding top health care, retail, financial services, media, and not-for-profit clients through strategic change. Stephen helps executive teams clarify and express the essential purpose, goals, and success measures of their strategic... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
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9:30am

Professional Awards Posters
Featuring the best of the best in project management!

Stop by the Professional Awards Poster area where you can find this year’s PMI Project of the Year Award finalists and PMI Award for Project Excellence winners and get to know about their awarded projects.

#01 - PMI Project of the Year Award Finalist: Horizonte 2
#02 - PMI Project of the Year Award Finalist: McDonald’s Digital Acceleration
#03 - PMI Project of the Year Award Finalist: Project Legacy
#04 - PMI Award for Project Excellence Winner: The National Training Programme for Emergency Medicine in Ireland Online
#05 - PMI Award for Project Excellence Winner: Discharge Summary Program
#06 - PMI Award for Project Excellence Winner: Savannah River Site D-Area Ash Project

Sunday October 7, 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm
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10:15am

#402-EXH Top 10 Apps-on-the-Go: Apps That Help When You Are OOO [Out-of-Office]
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

How many days are you out of the office and yet you have still need to function as if you are still there? Here’s a session that will unveil the top 10 apps that will come in handy when you are on the road. From apps that help with productivity to travel, these apps will make you sigh with relief.
• Learn about new solutions and apps that make life easier at home and at work.
• Share new ideas on how to utilize technology in the workplace to lead to a stress-less work environment.
• Discuss with your peers how and what they use when it comes to apps on a daily basis.



Sunday October 7, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
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10:30am

#403a Blockchain: The Disrupting Paradigm
Blockchain is the ingenious invention of a mysterious entity called Satoshi Nakamoto. In very simple terms, blockchain allows digital information to be shared, without the ability to modify the same transaction. Originally devised for cryptocurrency, or digital currency Bitcoin, the technical community is now finding and implementing other potential uses for this disruptive technology. This presentation will focus on business use cases and various industries where blockchain technology is currently being implemented.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain what blockchain is and why it is needed;
(2) discuss how blockchain can be used in managing projects.

Speakers
avatar for Nadia Hansen, PMP

Nadia Hansen, PMP

Founder and Senior Project Manager, Result Logix
Nadia Hansen is an experienced senior project and business management professional with business operations and project management experience, predominately in the IT field. She has a proven record of delivering impressive contributions to an enterprise’s operational objectives... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#403b Product Education Session: How AlaskaUSA Is Embracing the New Culture of Work with Microsoft Project Online
In this session, you’ll learn how AlaskaUSA’s recent upgrade from Project Server to Project Online is helping them leverage the tool in new ways including enhanced project intake, prioritization, project budget controls and governance oversight.  In addition, with Project Online as the single source for all project data, AlaskaUSA will be making extensive use of Workflow and Governance Approval, Portfolio Analysis as well as Resource & Demand Management.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Hammett

Ted Hammett

IM Project Portfolio Manager, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Ted Hammett joined AlaskaUSA FCU in November of 2015 to lead the rapid maturity of their IM project portfolio management group. Since joining the AKUSA team, Ted has guided the PPM group through expansion of staff and project support services as well as development and maturity of... Read More →



Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#407 The Future Lies in Diversity and Inclusion: Are You an Inclusive Leader?
**An encore of this presentation is available on Monday, 8 October at 10:30 a.m. (Session #513).

Diversity is a fact; inclusion is a choice. Companies with diverse executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform the companies rated in the bottom quartile of diversity. Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel uncomfortable? Let’s discover the attributes of an inclusive leader and the steps needed to improve team performance by addressing unconscious bias. Privilege is invisible for those who have it.


Speakers
avatar for Agata Czopek, PMP

Agata Czopek, PMP

Management Consultant, Deloitte Consulting AG
Agata Czopek, PhD, PMP, was born in Gdansk, Poland. Her father taught her how to sail at the age of six, and instilled a constant search for discovery which brought her to Switzerland, a country with no access to the sea. She is a management consultant working at Deloitte on a human... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#405 How to Manage Multi-Billion-Dollar Mega Construction Projects Within Budget and Schedule
Located in Midtown Manhattan, the US$2.4 billion, No. 7 Line Subway Extension and new underground station finished under budget while earning more than 20 national and international awards for architecture, engineering, security, quality, and environmental stewardship. The project accomplished this while avoiding a maze of underground utilities and infrastructure—interfacing with buildings, streets, and pedestrians—and coordinating with a number of stakeholders. Join this session to hear how the team achieved its success.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the challenges and key aspects for successful project controls;
(2) describe the challenges of managing diverse stakeholder expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Saibal Basuroy, PMP

Saibal Basuroy, PMP

Project Director, Hill International
Saibal Basuroy has nearly 30 years of experience in project controls, scheduling, cost control, budgeting, estimating, and risk analysis, including extensive work on major transit projects, including the Number 7 Subway Line Extension in Manhattan, NY, USA. He served as project controls... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#406 Taking Your Projects to Breathtaking Speed
What if you had to do your project in (near) half the time as previous projects, or be fired?  What if your customer required you to do their project in (near) half the time to which you are accustomed or lose the business? Learn the techniques (that can be applied to almost any type of project) that helped to meet these challenges and got the products successfully to market in record time.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) discuss how to leverage scheduling, execution and team techniques to significantly increase speed on future projects;
(2) describe how to lead project teams in high-pressure situations.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Knutzen, PMP

Douglas Knutzen, PMP

Staff Project Manager, Plexus Corporation
Doug Knutzen, PMP is a Staff Project Manager with Plexus Corporation in Neenah, WI.  He has been in new product development for 30 years, including 20 years as a Project Manager.  He has led the development of products for industrial commercial, defense and medical market sectors... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#404-EXH Hands-On Lab: Stop Getting in the Way! Coach Stakeholders to Help, Not Hurt Projects
You can view a session preview HERE.

**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

This activity will provide an opportunity to practice useful skills to strengthen your PM toolkit; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Whether it’s sponsors “blessing and abdicating” or end users “resisting” or project team members not following through with their accountabilities, as a project manager you grapple with challenging stakeholder behaviors every day. Join us for this highly interactive learning experience and learn the positive intent behind seemingly difficult behaviors – and what you as a project manager can do to turn them around to have a positive impact, build relationships, and get results for your projects.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Trautlein

Barbara Trautlein

Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD, is author of the best-selling book “Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks,” principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For over... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#408 Collabinart: Build Team Collaboration Through Interpretive Art
The value and necessity of collaborative teamwork continues to gain importance in complex projects, especially among agile teams using adaptive approaches to project management. In this presentation, participants will form small groups and experience the power and benefits of team collaboration. Project practitioners can use this easily reproduced activity as part of their own just-in-time training offerings at any point in a team's journey together.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) demonstrate the power of collaboration by contrasting individual insights with insights gained through a team-based, collaborative approach;
(2) demonstrate techniques to converge differing, divergent, and individual ideas into a holistic, team-based, and synthesized view.

Speakers
avatar for William Davis, PMP

William Davis, PMP

Senior Project Manager, NCCI Holdings, Inc.
William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP, works in the IT industry, promoting personal and organizational agility, and sharing innovative tools/techniques with fellow project managers, developers, functional managers, and organizational leaders. Mr. Davis has 30 years’ experience working in... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#411 Putting Customers at the Center of Your Projects
Companies like to say that they are building products or services that are desired by their customers. However, as project managers, we know a dirty secret—our projects frequently miss the mark on delivering value to our customers. Join this session to learn how to position your customers at the center of projects. We will present customer-centric tools and methods borrowed from design thinking and Lean Six Sigma and engage participants with hands-on exercises.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the benefits of tools leveraged from other project methodologies to make your projects more customer-centric;
(2) demonstrate the value that design thinking and Lean Six Sigma principles can bring in adding to your professional value proposition.

Speakers
avatar for Vince Mirabelli, PMP

Vince Mirabelli, PMP

Principal, Global Project Synergy Group
Vincent Mirabelli has a very simple philosophy in his approach to business: There's always room for improvement. And he strongly believes that "that's the way it's always been done" are the seven deadliest words in business today. As an agent of change, he is always seeking to understand... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Gay, PMP

Bruce Gay, PMP

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


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#409 PMI® Project of the Year Award Panel
Join leaders from the three PMI Project of the Year Award Finalists for an interactive session where you’ll learn strategies for exceeding project goals and objectives, overcoming challenges, managing change and complexity, communicating effectively with project sponsors and stakeholders, and providing the ultimate value to your organization through effective project and program management.

The winner of the 2018 PMI Project of the Year Award will be announced at our Professional Awards Gala open for all to attend on Saturday, 6 October. Posters of each project will be available in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, 7 October. Learn more about our awarded finalists at any of these activities!

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At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe strategies for exceeding project goals and objectives and overcoming challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Júlio Cunha

Júlio Cunha

Project and Engineering Director, Fibria Celulose S/A
Julio Cunha graduated in 1986 in Electronic Engineering at Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá, with specialization in Pulp and Paper Technology and Executive MBA in Business Management. He has 32 years of experience in project management in pulp segment, including high complexity... Read More →
avatar for Eduardo Flores

Eduardo Flores

Manager, Corporate Relations, PMI
Eduardo Flores has been with PMI since 2009 working in the Corporate Relations Group and leads a team of Corporate Relationship Managers in the US.  His team is responsible for working with key organizations to be trusted advisors, to make project management a core competency, and... Read More →
avatar for Amy J. Martin, PMP

Amy J. Martin, PMP

Senior Director Global Program Management Office, McDonald’s Corporation
Amy Martin is the leader of the Global PMO for McDonald’s Corporation responsible for a $200M portfolio to deliver digital acceleration capabilities to our restaurants and customers.  Her team is also responsible for setting the standards for organizational project management and... Read More →
avatar for Fernando O. Rivera

Fernando O. Rivera

CEO/Medical Center Director, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Mr. Rivera was appointed Director of Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 11, 2015. With an operating budget of nearly $550 million, SLVHCS employs approximately 2731 employees and serves over 66,466 enrolled Veterans in the 23... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#410 Portfolio Challenges: From Benefits Realization to Resource Management
You can view a session preview HERE.

Benefits realization management is the path to a systemic relation of strategy to project execution, assisting the development of the right organizational strategy for any portfolio. On the other hand, resource optimization is a cornerstone for proper portfolio capacity/capability management.  An effective mapping of desired outcomes, evaluated through scheduling simulations with the available shared resources, empowers PMOs and portfolio managers to optimize the use of portfolio resources while delivering the expected benefits.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain the importance of benefits realization management—from the project to portfolio level—to improve risk management, governance, and portfolio value;
(2) describe the application of scheduling simulations to verify when/where portfolio benefits realization is affected by poor or optimum use of shared resources across multiple projects.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Mello, PMP, PMI-SP

Peter Mello, PMP, PMI-SP

Product Manager, CDIS/ISG
Peter Mello has over 20 years of experience as a project manager in medium to large projects (from US$2–50 million), and provides consulting services to projects of all sizes (including multi-billion dollar projects).  He is  both a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#413 Help! Managing Projects and Stakeholders From Hell
In this interactive and action-packed workshop, participants will learn how to effectively engage difficult stakeholders in complicated projects and hostile and politically-charged environments. These principles are based on successful, real-life projects, using some of the best research in persuasion science, leadership, and management. In this workshop we will focus on practical applications—use of continuous buy-in principles, “Gratitude Altitude,” personal Net Performance Score (pNPS), “Pre-assignment @ charter” and shared ownership, logic-politics, managing up, participatory design principles, and more.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) identify and define how a high personal Net Promoter Score can distinguish them as a superior leader in a politically charged environment;
(2) identify continuous buy-in principles to be used as tools for managing complicated projects and stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Anyacho, PMP

Benjamin Anyacho, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Texas Department of Transportation
Benjamin Anyacho is a quintessential project manager, a knowledge management (KM) evangelist, a collaboration pedagogue, and a technocrat with +25 years of results-driven leadership experience in managing complex programs/projects. He strives to add value and make a difference—he... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
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10:30am

#412 Gamifying Enterprise Agile Transformations
Agile works…yes, we get that. So how come many organizations struggle in really adopting agile principles and values enterprise wide? Gamification in the field of cultural transformations is motivating all levels of an organization to adopt and sustain agile practices. This workshop discusses how to approach, plan, and build a sustainable transformation based on game theory that may create an environment for continuous improvement.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) describe an effective technique of applying game theory to enterprise agile transformations;
(2) explain the essentials of building a self-sustaining game in an innovative environment.

Speakers
avatar for Somnath Ghosh, PMP, PMI-ACP

Somnath Ghosh, PMP, PMI-ACP

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


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
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11:00am

#414-EXH Backlogs and Burndowns: An Alternative to Gantt Charts for Planning Product Development Projects
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

Join us at the Main Stage in the Exhibit Hall as we playback an on-demand virtual webinar previously aired on ProjectManagement.com.  At the conclusion of this webinar, an interactive and live discussion will be held.  The presenter of this prerecorded webinar will not be in attendance.

To self-report PDUs for this activity, visit ccrs.pmi.org and search for activity # NA18GC414-EXH.

Gantt Charts are a fine mechanism for planning projects that have well bounded activities with a clean start and end point, and with understood dependencies and sequences. But in the non-linear, sometimes chaotic world of Product Development, Gantt Charts can be inadequate, cumbersome, or even misleadingly inaccurate. In the session, we will explore an alternative using a mechanism of Agile product development - a Backlog of value to deliver with estimations of size (effort) and a reality-based Burndown that shows a plan with visible assumptions. Together these mechanisms provide an effective way to plan, track, and re-plan a complex Product Development effort.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Weyrauch

Kelly Weyrauch

Owner/Principal Consultant, Agile Quality Systems LLC
Kelly Weyrauch is the owner of Agile Quality Systems LLC, a consultancy working with software and systems creators to apply Agile Software Development concepts and Quality Management System principles to the unique context of their development environment. He has more than 30 years... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
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11:45am

#415-EXH Product Theater: Hybrid PPM with ONEPOINT Projects - From Simple Projects to Strategic Management
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

ONEPOINT Projects integrates simple, traditional, agile, and Jira projects into a single, easy-to-use, web-based PPM solution. By scaling from an ultra-lightweight base product to extensive PPM functionality ranging from detailed project planning, controlling, and status reporting to strategic management via optional modules, ONEPOINT grows with your project organization and maturity level. Learn how we can help you to further professionalize your project management without a steep learning curve or introducing unnecessary complexity.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Aquila

Gerald Aquila

Founder and CEO, ONEPOINT Projects GmbH
Gerald Aquila is the founder and CEO of ONEPOINT. His core responsibilities include marketing, finance, business development, as well as product management. Since 1996 Gerald was able to gain substantial experience in the areas of software development, project management, product... Read More →



Sunday October 7, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
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12:00pm

#416-EXH Product Theater: Make Portfolio Plans That Work with Meisterplan
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

In this presentation, we will introduce our Lean Project Portfolio Management method and our cloud portfolio management software, Meisterplan. Our tool complements our Lean PPM method by giving you a real-time view of your portfolio, resource allocations and capacity. It enables you to prioritize and schedule multiple projects, maximize resource utilization, and fully prepare for changes to the portfolio. With Lean PPM and Meisterplan, you will create a realistic portfolio that really works.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Hintz

Brian Hintz

Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, Meisterplan
Brian Hintz is the Vice President of Business Development and Alliances for Meisterplan. Based in Seattle, Washington, Brian has had the opportunity to help several early stage high-growth companies in the Seattle area grow, including AWS, DocuSign, and Smartsheet. His background... Read More →
avatar for Christoph Hirnle

Christoph Hirnle

CEO, Meisterplan
Christoph Hirnle is one of the two CEOs at Meisterplan, and has been with the company since 2015. Christoph has 15 years of professional experience in projects, cutting across a broad range of today’s challenges: From strategy to transformation, from re-organization to IT, from... Read More →
avatar for Karoline Holicky

Karoline Holicky

Marketing Director, Meisterplan
Karoline Holicky is the Marketing Director at Meisterplan and has been part of the Meisterplan team since 2015. She has 15 years of professional experience working with international companies in many industries including financial services, engineering, oil & gas and the software... Read More →



Sunday October 7, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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12:30pm

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


Sunday October 7, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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1:00pm

#419 Know Your Audience: Tools and Techniques for Leading Multi-Generational Project Teams
This presentation will provide insight into generational differences among the diverse demographics present in today’s workforce. We will delve into the widely recognized generational groupings of Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials, as well as the newly coined micro-generation known as Xennials. We will discuss what makes each generation tick, what motivates and inspires them, and learn how to leverage the unique strengths of each team member—whether alone or as part of a larger, multi-generational team.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) recognize generational differences in attitudes, experiences and education among Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials, and Xennials;
(2) explain how to leverage adaptive leadership to motivate members of different generations toward project goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Leslie, PMP

Sarah Leslie, PMP

Senior Project Manager, TEAGUE
Sarah Leslie is a senior project manager at TEAGUE, an industrial design firm based in Seattle, WA, USA. She was born and raised in the UK until she moved to the U.S. with her family at age six. Sadly, no trace of an English accent remains, but she maintains a connection to her roots... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#420 Overcoming Disruption and Sustaining Innovation with Lean, Six Sigma, and Change Management
Healthcare, like many rapidly changing and complex business environments, is presenting unique challenges and opportunities with ongoing disruption and innovation, both externally in the industry and internally within the organization. This environment requires a new mind-set and dynamic thinking for leaders responsible for projects. A comprehensive approach with a strong project management foundation, along with lean, Six Sigma, and  change management, presents the only alternative for a sustainable and successful project delivery strategy.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) differentiate between project management, lean, Six Sigma and change management practices for their optimum application;
(2) discuss how to manage strategic goals and requirements in a fast-changing project environment typical of disruption and innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Anoop Verma, PMP

Anoop Verma, PMP

Director, The Joint Commission
Anoop Verma leads technical product management and enterprise application development and management for a nonprofit global leader in healthcare dedicated to patient safety and healthcare quality. Prior to this, he led strategy, planning, architecture, and delivery functions in companies... Read More →
avatar for Vivek Varma, PMP

Vivek Varma, PMP

Consulting Senior Engagement Manager, Technology Practice – Cloud Engineering, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Dr. Vivek Varma is a program management and information technology consulting leader offering over 20 years of demonstrated career success in delivering technology-enabled business transformations to Fortune clients, and federal and state governments. He currently focuses on the cloud... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#422 Promote Project Data and Information for Insight Learning
Today's project managers are presented with a higher level of challenges, issues, and opportunities. With the emergence of intelligence from machine learning technology and advanced analytics, can these be used to assist project managers in gaining insights from projects? In this presentation, with examples of project data, we will explain how we can promote the use of project-related information to support project managers.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe several emerging technologies in the analytical fields, for example, data sciences and machine learning
(2) apply analytical techniques to gain insights into projects.

Speakers
avatar for Johanna Rusly, PMP

Johanna Rusly, PMP

Principal Product Manager, Oracle America, Inc.
Johanna Rusly is a consultant, product, project, and program manager who leads and contributes to multiple product development projects and initiatives at Oracle America, Inc. An avid supporter and user of applied analytics, data sciences, process improvement, quality, and statistical... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#421 PMO and Leadership Pitfalls to Avoid: Mayo Clinic Case Study
You can view a session preview HERE.

Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair. This case study shares how Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine in partnership with the institution’s enterprise portfolio management office (EPMO) is ensuring PMO success at an enterprise level. Some of the pitfalls you should avoid as you build your organization’s PMO and PMO Maturity Model will be discussed. We will also share some PMO challenges experienced in other industries and how they can be addressed.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) recognize the challenges and major pitfalls PMOs should avoid as they manage their project management offices;
(2) identify techniques that can be used to overcome PMO challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Wale Elegbede, PMP

Wale Elegbede, PMP

PMO Manager, Mayo Clinic
Wale Elegbede is PMO Manager for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine - Project Management Office (PMO) where he provides guidance and oversees the project management office and project portfolio management efforts for the Center for Regenerative Medicine.His 18+ years... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#418-EXH Hands-On Lab: The Cognitive Schema - Team Dynamics for Leading Change and Solving Problems
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

This activity will provide an opportunity to practice useful skills to strengthen your PM toolkit; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Come learn strategies to help project teams congeal and function effectively. Diversity in terms of motivation, cognitive process, and social environments is collectively impactful on the cohesion and effective functioning of teams. By way of a cognitive function schema, Kirton’s theory breaks cognition into three domains: cognitive effect, cognitive affect, and cognitive resources. Respectively, these denote cognitive process, motivation, and learning. Considering these as key factors in predicting the cohesion and effective functioning of teams, participants will explore their impact on motivation, behavior, and ultimately performance.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Friedel

Curtis Friedel

Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Cooperative Problem Solving, Virginia Tech
Dr. Curt Friedel is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. He currently has a teaching and research appointment with focus on problem solving and critical thinking skills as they apply to leadership development, teaching and... Read More →
avatar for James C. Anderson II

James C. Anderson II

Leadership Education Extension Specialist and Coordinator of the uLead Certificate in Leadership & Service, University of Georgia
Dr. James C. Anderson II is a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication and the Coordinator for the uLEAD Certificate in Leadership and Service at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He also holds an appointment as a leadership... Read More →
avatar for Tinesha Woods-Wells, PMP

Tinesha Woods-Wells, PMP

Learning Strategy Consultant, Discover
Dr. Tinesha M. Woods-Wells is a learning and development and human resources professional with 15+ years of experience leading large-scale training and development programs and projects. She has a proven track record of delivering innovative, people-oriented solutions across public... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#425 The Change Lab: Part 1 of 2
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

The Change Lab at Global Conference is an immersive, interactive and fun learning environment!  Join us in this two-part session where participants will build skills to innovate and drive change in a disrupted world.  Uncover hidden problem-solving abilities and learn critical skills that are necessary to lead change to achieve success in business and in personal life.

To get the most out of this activity, participants should plan on attending part 1 and part 2 of this offering.  Part 2 will be Sunday, 7 October, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Speakers
avatar for Stephen W. Maye

Stephen W. Maye

PMI Global Conference 2018 Emcee; Host, ProjectifiedTM with PMI Podcast
Stephen Maye has extensive international experience guiding top health care, retail, financial services, media, and not-for-profit clients through strategic change. Stephen helps executive teams clarify and express the essential purpose, goals, and success measures of their strategic... Read More →
avatar for Scott Shellstrom

Scott Shellstrom

Professional Presenter
Scott Shellstrom is the modern day da Vinci, and inspires teams everywhere to rediscover their own ability for creativity and innovation.As a former advertising executive, Scott knows that creativity is more than an art, it’s a skill. His skills have placed him on some of New York... Read More →
avatar for Bill Stainton

Bill Stainton

Professional Presenter
Bill Stainton is a multiple Emmy Award-winning TV producer, writer, and performer; an author; a business humorist; and an internationally-recognized Beatles expert. He blends the business smarts he learned from twenty years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he garnered... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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1:00pm

#426 Win the Battle Before It Begins: Maximize Your Project's First 21 Days
You can view a session preview HERE.

The ink isn't even dry on your charter, but what if the seeds of project destruction have already been sown? The odds are not in our favor. PMI reports that nearly 15% of projects are deemed failures. After years of helping companies "unstick" troubled projects, the presenter knows that the first 21 days are critical to success. Learn how you can leverage them to beat the odds!

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the most common mistakes that project managers make in the first 21 days and how to correct them;
(2) express the critical but often overlooked objectives that must be achieved early related to project framing and team infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Gallagher, PMP

Sara Gallagher, PMP

Senior Consultant, The Persimmon Group
Sara Gallagher is a seasoned consultant, trainer, and speaker who specializes in helping organizations get better at executing their big ideas. She has helped organizations and teams of all sizes to deliver results, from Fortune 500 corporations to lightly staffed marketing firms... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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1:00pm

#423 Humanizing Projects: Quantum Shift to the Practice of Behavioral Project Management
You can view a session preview HERE.

Behavioral economics, behavioral finance, and behavioral supply chain management have recognized the human factor by embedding behavioral sciences throughout their technical disciplines.  Now, it’s project management’s turn. Mastering human factors gives us the ability to decrease risk and project cost, increase plan accuracy, and increase execution efficiency.  Human factors empower project success in the midst of volatility, disruption, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. PMOs applying the behavioral sciences in project management use behavioral project management!

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe two ways that behavioral foundations can be applied (or adapted) to their current project;
(2) identify organizational processes where behavioral project management changes apply.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Ramirez, PMP

Joshua Ramirez, PMP

Principal, Evanclaer, LLC
Josh Ramirez is an adjunct professor of project management, with experience that includes business operations management, project management, and project controls, including work at several national laboratories and other projects throughout the U.S. Department of Energy complex... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Wilson

Jodi Wilson

President, Leading Projects
Jodi Wilson is a behavioral scientist. She holds a PhD in business psychology and has nearly 20 years' experience serving individuals, organizations, and Fortune 500 companies on issues that directly impact organizational culture and project-based organizations. Her work includes... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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1:00pm

#424 Leveraging Business Objectives to Deliver Great Agile Projects
Business objectives are the measurable results a business desires to achieve when executing an agile project. They can be used to ensure that everything developed in the project contributes to the desired measurable business value, and to help prioritize the backlog. This presentation will help business analysts develop good business objectives, and to derive epics, user stories, and acceptance criteria from them, while learning how to apply them to control project scope and prioritize the backlog.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe how business objectives are vital to businesses;
(2) discuss how to elicit and write good business objectives and to use them to assess the need for product features.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Stockdale, PMI-PBA

Betsy Stockdale, PMI-PBA

Business Architect, Seilevel
Betsy Stockdale is a business architect at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to redefine the way software requirements are developed. She leads projects to develop requirements following Seilevel’s Requirements Modeling Language (RML). She has developed... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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1:00pm

#427 Great Project Managers, Awful Mistakes: Leveraging Proven Decision-Making Frameworks for Project Success (ENCORE)
**An encore of this workshop is available on Saturday, 6 October at 3:45 p.m. (Session #352).

You can view a session preview HERE.  

Project success is easy, right? NO! Tough choices abound technology options, balancing stakeholder expectations, ensuring ethical behavior, etc. Even the best project managers can make terrible decisions, leading to disastrous results to the individual, the project, and the performing organization. Effectively applying proven decision-making frameworks (DMFs) can significantly help in avoiding damaging decisions. This highly interactive workshop will guide participants to appraise various DMFs and apply two proven techniques to three typically challenging project situations.


Speakers
avatar for Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Founder and Principal Consultant, KeyResultz
Author of the international bestseller, “Say YES to Project Success,” Karthik Ramamurthy is a project, program, and portfolio management (P3M), leadership, and social media expert with over 30 years of experience delivering project success across many continents. He is a powerful... Read More →
avatar for Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Founder and Director, KeyResultz
Sripriya Narayanasamy is an accomplished project, program, and portfolio management (P3M) practitioner with a 25-year track record of leading project success across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.As co-founder of KeyResultz, she has helped many organizations achieve... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:15pm

#428-EXH Welcome to Reality – Surviving the Deadly Divide Between Pre-Sale and Post-Sale
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

Join us at the Main Stage in the Exhibit Hall as we playback an on-demand virtual webinar previously aired on ProjectManagement.com.  At the conclusion of this webinar, an interactive and live discussion will be held.  The presenter of this prerecorded webinar will not be in attendance.

To self-report PDUs for this activity, visit ccrs.pmi.org and search for activity #NA18GC428-EXH.

The PM community has great models for how projects should work, and a wealth of good advice on how to make basically sound programs and portfolio management more effective. Unfortunately the business of selling PM effort is often in conflict with the profession of delivering PM services. We see this in the form of impossible deadlines, unrealistic promises, and estimates based on client budget rather than true cost of execution.
 
In this session we’ll explain why this enormous problem continues to exist, show you how to assess the resulting risk on your own project / program / portfolio effort, and share proven strategies you can apply to minimize the impact. Every PM, regardless of experience or skill level, will benefit from this session.


Speakers
avatar for Randall Iliff, PMP

Randall Iliff, PMP

Founder/Principal, Eclectic Intellect, LLC
Randall Ilif is both a project manager and a system engineer, which gives him an interesting background from which to comment on and hopefully improve integration of the two.


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
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1:30pm

#429-EXH Communicating and Presenting with Amazing Results and Inspiration (ENCORE)
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!
**This presentation is also available on Saturday, 6 October at 3:45 p.m. (Session #338-EXH).

How often are project managers and business personnel required to be not only leaders but effective speakers? All the time! This powerful presentation shall discuss the skills for being an awesome communicator and presenter. It will demonstrate the tricks of the trade and powerful skills to get your thoughts across in a short amount of time and learn presentation skills that will amaze your audience.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.


Speakers
avatar for David Shostak, PMP

David Shostak, PMP

Contract/Freelance Service Instructor and Coach
David Shostak is a world-class, versatile and dynamic leader who is an extremely successful Senior Program Manager with superior skills who has lead every aspect of high technology programs, marketing management, business development, and engineering with over 40 years experience... Read More →
avatar for Maria McHolland, PMP

Maria McHolland, PMP

Senior Project Manager, GE Healthcare
Maria has been an active PMI member at a local and national level since she joined PMI in 1996. She has maintained her PMP certification since 1996.  She has worked at NCR Corporation, QuadraMed and now at GE Healthcare, covering retail, financial and healthcare industries.  She... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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2:30pm

#430-EXH Technology of the Future, Now: AI on Your Devices
Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer reserved for sci-fi movies. More and more apps powered by AI are becoming available for download on your phone! Come learn about what’s out and how you can start incorporating AI technology into your life right now.


Sunday October 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

#435 Project Selection Process – Aligning Healthcare Business Demands With Organizational Strategy
The healthcare industry is a late adopter when it comes to standardized project management. Project waste accumulates and contributes to an increasing project backlog. This presentation provides a discussion on a project-prioritization process that supports the alignment of business unit project requests with the strategic plan of a healthcare organization. It will focus on making sure the organization is doing the right work in the right priority.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply an enterprise-wide discipline to manage all aspects of the project selection process from request to scoring;
(2) discuss how to ensure that the project aligns with organizational strategy and returns the highest value to the organization.

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Mainess, PMP

Ronald Mainess, PMP

EPMO Manager, Premier Health
Ronald Mainess is a project manager currently working in the healthcare industry. The “lion’s share” of his career has been supporting the implementation of major government initiatives across the country. He has contributed to the success of many federal and state/county project... Read More →
avatar for Gideon Okonrende, PMP

Gideon Okonrende, PMP

Director, IS PMO, Ohio Health
Gideon Okonrende is a highly motivated Leader with a successful track record in project delivery, operations management, and business development. He began his career as a business analyst and then progressed into a project manager after obtaining his education and certifications... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

#434 Project Management Styles in Times of Advancing Disruptive Technologies
In this presentation, we will look at how organizations and project managers, in particular, can learn and adapt to ever-changing technology evolution and still be able to drive positive growth in their business portfolio.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain the limitations for a project manager with changing technology and recommend disruptive project management techniques;
(2) describe how existing project management techniques can be modified to suit organizational needs.

Speakers
avatar for Tejas Desai

Tejas Desai

Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Tejas Desai brings more than seven years of experience in the software development and system integration field. Mr. Desai has deep experience in all stages of the software development life cycle, including requirements gathering, analysis, design, construction and testing, including... Read More →
avatar for Aswin Natarajan, PMP

Aswin Natarajan, PMP

Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Aswin Natarajan is a PAHM and AHM510-certified healthcare program manager with over 12 years of experience in the IT industry in healthcare and life insurance consulting, business development, and project delivery. Mr. Natarajan's healthcare expertise include managing and leading... Read More →
avatar for Praveen Sankaranarayanan

Praveen Sankaranarayanan

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Praveen Sankaranarayanan is an experienced consulting professional with more than eight years of experience in the U.S. healthcare IT industry, and with extensive experience in business requirement elicitation and analysis, business case/GTM planning, application portfolio assessment... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

#431 Change Triggers Fear: How to Influence Stakeholders and Overcome Resistance
**An encore of this presentation is available on Monday, 8 October at 1:00 p.m. (Session #525).

This is a skill-building session where participants will address an area many struggle with: resistance and fear. By addressing stakeholder analysis, engagement, and a better understanding of stakeholder expectations, this session will offer strategies to address stakeholder resistance based on fear of change. Using consultative project manager practices, this session will examine how to determine stakeholder feelings and identity, which may affect their expectations and actions within the project.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Carstens

Cheryl Carstens

Course Developer, RMC Learning Solutions
Cheryl Carstens is a course developer with RMC Learning Solutions with 20 years of instructional and professional development experience. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training materials offering a unique perspective on business analysis, project management... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Almlie, PMP, PMI-ACP

Sonja Almlie, PMP, PMI-ACP

Practice Director and Trainer-Project Management, RMC Learning Solutions
Sonja Almlie is the director of Project Management Practice, and teaches in project management, business analysis, and agile. She was the SME for the “PMP® Exam Prep – Ninth Edition,” and co-author of “PM Crash Course® – Second Edition.” She has over 20 years of experience... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

#432 Demystifying Technology Implementations in Construction
We are coming into a new age of construction and technology integration, where project managers are expected to deliver complex technology solutions as part of traditional construction projects. Aligning technology and construction requires project managers to bridge practices and deliverables in order to deliver success from planning to owner acceptance.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) discuss the impact when implementation gaps occur between construction and technology;
(2) bridging the two disciplines, develop tools and project management knowledge to increase effectiveness based on research and construction case studies.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Unruh, PMP

Stacey Unruh, PMP

Principal Consultant, The TechContinuum, LLC
Stacey A. Unruh, SCPM, CM, PMP has worked in Technology and Project Management for over 25 years with focus on research, developing teams, tools and practices to deliver complex technology programs. This presentation helps demystify technology delivery in construction projects and... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

#436 The Five Key Factors in Creating Successful Project Delivery Communities of Practice
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A vibrant and engaged community of project delivery practitioners can help an organization to gain efficiencies by collaborating and sharing knowledge, in addition to building a sense of pride in the profession. While many communities drop off after an initial burst of excitement and enthusiasm, Telstra has created a community of over 2,000 project delivery practitioners. This session will highlight the five key factors which have led to this community being a success, and participants will create a working draft for setting up a community within their own organization.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) list the five key factors for creating a community of project delivery practitioners;
(2) create a working draft for setting up a community of practitioners within their organization.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Walters, PMP

Andrew Walters, PMP

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


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

#433-EXH Hands-On Lab: Creating Visual Requirement Models
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

This activity will provide an opportunity to practice useful skills to strengthen your PM toolkit; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Delivering thousands of requirements statements alone is dangerous because it is impossible to ensure requirements are complete and correct, and developers simply won’t read them. We will practice creating several visual requirements models that any business analyst or product owner can use immediately on any project to improve their requirements.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Stockdale, PMI-PBA

Betsy Stockdale, PMI-PBA

Business Architect, Seilevel
Betsy Stockdale is a business architect at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to redefine the way software requirements are developed. She leads projects to develop requirements following Seilevel’s Requirements Modeling Language (RML). She has developed... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

#437 Beyond Video Conferencing – Virtual Team-Building Processes to Enhance Virtual Collaboration
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We will demonstrate methods and exercises for virtual environments that encourage team members working from different locations and cultural backgrounds to interact and share personal clues. This allows them to build interpersonal relationships leading to trust, tolerance, and mutual respect. Our statistical surveys confirm how important these factors are in motivating a virtual team to high performance. The variety of exercises offers solutions for different objectives, sizes of teams, infrastructural requirements, preparation, and execution times.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply virtual team-building techniques suited to their environment;
(2) integrate best practice approaches in virtual teamwork into their virtual collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Dirk Doppelfeld, PMP

Dirk Doppelfeld, PMP

Managing Director, Project & Service Solutions
Dirk Doppelfeld is an international consultant and trainer in project management. After 18 years of a career in the printing business, he founded his own consulting and training company in 2011. He helps companies to enhance their effectiveness in project management through consulting... Read More →
avatar for Ralf Friedrich, PMP

Ralf Friedrich, PMP

CEO, German Project Solutions (GeProS)
Dr. Ralf Friedrich is an international project coach and business consultant and has been supporting companies in the implementation of project management and virtual team processes since 2000. For PMI®, he led the first version of the OPM3™ - Organizational Project Management... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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3:00pm

#439 The Change Lab: Part 2 of 2
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

The Change Lab at Global Conference is an immersive, interactive and fun learning environment!  Join us in this two-part session where participants will build skills to innovate and drive change in a disrupted world.  Uncover hidden problem-solving abilities and learn critical skills that are necessary to lead change to achieve success in business and in personal life.

To get the most out of this activity, participants should plan on attending part 1 and part 2 of this offering. Part 1 will be held on Sunday, 7 October, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen W. Maye

Stephen W. Maye

PMI Global Conference 2018 Emcee; Host, ProjectifiedTM with PMI Podcast
Stephen Maye has extensive international experience guiding top health care, retail, financial services, media, and not-for-profit clients through strategic change. Stephen helps executive teams clarify and express the essential purpose, goals, and success measures of their strategic... Read More →
avatar for Scott Shellstrom

Scott Shellstrom

Professional Presenter
Scott Shellstrom is the modern day da Vinci, and inspires teams everywhere to rediscover their own ability for creativity and innovation.As a former advertising executive, Scott knows that creativity is more than an art, it’s a skill. His skills have placed him on some of New York... Read More →
avatar for Bill Stainton

Bill Stainton

Professional Presenter
Bill Stainton is a multiple Emmy Award-winning TV producer, writer, and performer; an author; a business humorist; and an internationally-recognized Beatles expert. He blends the business smarts he learned from twenty years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he garnered... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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3:00pm

#438 Supersize Your Strategy for Breakthrough Benefits
You can view a session preview HERE.

Before you “supersize” from a project to a program, what growing pains can you expect?  Discover how a telebehavioral program grew from a small pilot to a program connecting multiple hospitals and clinics throughout New York today.  Methods to maximize benefits delivery to a healthcare network and sustain value will be illustrated in the case study. See executive engagement, strategic alignment, program governance, and benefits realization come alive in an interactive activity.  Participants will learn how to better differentiate between projects and programs to maximize benefits for sustained delivery.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply techniques to maximize benefits realization as a project grows into a program to sustain real value;
(2) better distinguish between projects and programs and how each should be approached differently.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher La Rocca, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP

Christopher La Rocca, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Principal Consultant, NTT Data Services
Christopher La Rocca is a senior principal consultant with NTT Data Services, actively implementing telebehavioral technology among health providers in New York state. He is triple certified as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, Project Management Professional (PMP... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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3:00pm

#440 Decision Ninja – Why Making Bad Decisions Matters
Humans managed to take control of the planet without claws and sharp teeth. They have something more: the ability to make decisions in a complex environment. Ninja-master this ability to make the right decision under pressure. Everyone else makes bad ones. Stupid decisions are everywhere—they happen so often in projects that we can sometimes wonder how we manage to finish them. Now is the time to understand why we make so many bad decisions.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the various dysfunctions of the human brain;
(2) identify practical solutions to make the right decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Patrice Blanchard

Patrice Blanchard

General Manager - Senior Project Manager, Museum Box
Patrice Blanchard is a senior project manager with 30 years’ experience managing large projects internationally in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, the UK, and the United States. He has worked in domains like railway security, internet banking, insurance, gas transport... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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3:00pm

#441 Pop Quiz: Can You Have a Winning Team? Yes! Master Behavioral Styles
Flexible leaders can be effective leaders via Senn-Delaney's behavioral styles. Understand your behavioral styles and the style of others to manage your work-life and home life. Join the presenter as she journeys with you to better understand your leadership style and the behavioral styles of others. The model is based on four style types: controller, analyzer, promoter, and supporter. Work on your style observation as well as understand how you wish to interact with others.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) identify their leader and behavioral style and recognize the behavioral styles of others;
(2) analyze different communication styles in order to be a more effective leader.

Speakers
avatar for Brigid Carney, PMP

Brigid Carney, PMP

Head of Operations, The Argus Group
There are no strong, weak, effective, or ineffective behavioral styles, but understanding the different behavioral styles can be a key to successful teams in the office or in your personal life. Brigid Buchheit Carney developed an interest in Senn-Delaney's Behavioral Styles while... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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3:30pm

#442-EXH Wellness: Staying Fit and Active While On-the-Road with Apps + Wearables
If you ever have trouble maintaining your workout activity while traveling, this is the session for you. We will discuss some of the most common apps and wearable technology that will allow the “road warrior” in you to stay fit during business travel.


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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4:30pm

#443-EXH Steps to Building a Stellar Personal and Professional Brand
To be seen both personally and professionally, you need a brand presence online. Get a jump-start on building your brand through social media in this session.
• Understand how to start your branding with recognizable and matching usernames and handles
• Receive tips for building your connections and discovering a relevant community to connect with
• Learn suggestions for building your brand on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

This session brought to you by PMTraining.



Sunday October 7, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
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4:45pm

#444 Artificial Intelligence and Project Management: Beyond Human Imagination! (ENCORE)
**An encore of this presentation is available on Saturday, 6 October at 2:00 p.m. (Session #323).

In this interactive session, we will present how artificial intelligence (AI) is set to change project management practice—based on academic research and experience from our own AI-based project initiatives. In addition, we will be explaining how project managers can prepare themselves to stay relevant in a fully integrated, automated, and predictive project management world.



Speakers
avatar for Marc Lahmann

Marc Lahmann

Director / Leader Transformation Assurance Switzerland, PwC
Marc Lahmann is the director of the transformation assurance division at PwC Switzerland. He has more than 15 years’ experience in advising multinational firms in IT and on business transformation challenges and troubled projects in Switzerland, Europe, the U.S. and APAC; his main... Read More →
avatar for Manuel Probst, PMP

Manuel Probst, PMP

Senior Project Manager, PwC
Manuel Probst is a senior project manager at PwC Switzerland with 10+ years’ experience in large-scale multinational IT and business transformation programs for clients in Switzerland, Europe, and APAC. Before joining PwC in 2009, Mr. Probst worked as a program management officer... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 5:00pm
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4:45pm

#445 Bridging Organizational Divides: From Distrust to Cross-Team Collaboration
**An encore of this presentation is available on Monday, 8 October at 1:00 p.m. (Session #524).

What would happen if your program's success was heavily dependent on another department with a radically different culture and business drivers than your project team? As project management practitioners, we need both technical and soft skills to bridge departmental divides and align teams toward achieving strategic goals. Using a case study from a large healthcare system, this session discusses organizational and collaboration models used to establish lasting alignment across teams.


Speakers
avatar for Bruce Gay, PMP

Bruce Gay, PMP

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


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
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4:45pm

#448 Using a Program Office to Drive the Success of Enterprise Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is no longer an option. It’s a business imperative. But implementing enterprise-wide digital transformation requires you to execute multiple projects involving many (if not most) business functions over an extended period. This session will demonstrate how to leverage program management techniques and a program office concept to create and navigate a successful digital transformation road map.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the digital transformation lifecycle and its stages;
(2) apply program office techniques to drive digital transformation success.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Leach

Matthew Leach

Vice President, Business Analysis and Project Management, NTT Data Services
On his first day as an engineer, someone decided that Matthew Leach should write requirements. He soon discovered that project success is not just about technology, but a holistic solution that solves the right problem. Since then, he has helped organizations better understand their... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Blake, PMP

Jonathan Blake, PMP

Senior Director, NTT Data Services
Jonathan Blake, PMP, has over 30 years of consulting experience, helping organizations elevate their maturity in the areas of project, program, and portfolio management. He has established and led a variety of PMOs, designed and implemented project management and system development... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
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4:45pm

#447 Realizing Business Agility With Adaptive Management
The competitive advantage of an enterprise in business today is their ability to sense, adapt, and quickly respond to changes in a fragile ecosystems of partners, competitors and consumers. Leaders require an adaptive mind-set, open to management innovation challenging existing strategy formulation, annual budgeting and forecasting practices, and experiment with new models and roles that realize true business agility across an entire organization.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the tenets of adaptive management based on an adaptive management manifesto of values and principles;
(2) explain how adaptive management can be applied in enterprises through new roles and continuum of activities and outcome-based metrics.

Speakers
avatar for Pranay Chanda, PMP, PMI-ACP

Pranay Chanda, PMP, PMI-ACP

Associate Director - Digital Engineering, Cognizant
Pranay Chanda is a senior agile coach within the agile practice of Cognizant Digital Engineering Business Unit. He has over 20 years of information technology experience with proven expertise in global delivery and lean agile practice development for major Fortune 500 clients. He... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
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4:45pm

#446 Program Management: How Much Governance Is Enough?
This presentation will elaborate on a recent experience around setting up and implementing program governance for concurrent, inter-linked programs within Mayo Clinic's IT Department. It will address the factors that influenced the model and structure and its relationship with the various enterprise portfolios, and will provide the audience with insight into key learning points.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify early planning guidelines for robust and optimal governance for multiple inter-linked programs;
(2) describe key roles in the governance model for program and project success.

Speakers
avatar for Shyamala Bhat, PMP

Shyamala Bhat, PMP

IT Program Manager, Mayo Clinic
Shyamala Bhat is an IT program manager at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. She brings with her 25 years of information technology and project management experience, having started as a programmer with Hewlett-Packard in 1993 and then moving into project management in 2000 before... Read More →
avatar for Linda Heaser, PMP

Linda Heaser, PMP

IT Program Manager, Mayo Clinic
Linda Heaser has over 14 years of experience in the project management space with experience managing various types of projects including IT, research, event management and process improvement. She began her career as an assistant project manager and evolved into her current position... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
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4:45pm

#452 Utilizing Lean, Design Thinking, and Project Management Techniques to Improve a Process
You can view a session preview HERE.

When a process across multiple silo-supporting groups requires radical redesign to reduce cycle time, techniques beyond one specific methodology are needed to bring agreement across groups. This presentation will walk through a business process redesign effort, explaining how techniques from three disciplines (lean value stream improvement, design thinking, and project management) were integrated into the plan. Each technique will be described with an example, indicating challenges and benefits to the project.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) recognize the value of utilizing multiple methods in solving problems;
(2) explain techniques that support creative problem solving while managing a project.

Speakers
avatar for Parto Dehdashti, PMP

Parto Dehdashti, PMP

Master Black Belt, Vanguard
Parto Dehdashti has served for 20+ years at Vanguard, a leading global investment management company. She started her career in the information technology (IT) division as an information systems engineer. Through various leadership opportunities and effective application of Six Sigma... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
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4:45pm

#451 The Six-Page Narrative: Implementing a Document and Debate Culture
The document and debate culture helps individuals and organizations think well. Good thinking is accomplished through writing, debating, feedback, and revising. Following this process will result in better thoughts, which produce better plans. Better plans create better actions. Better actions deliver better results. This session will review the principles, documents, challenges, and best practices associated with the document and debate culture and how organizations are using writing to deliver better results.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) define the documents, processes, and mechanisms of the document and debate culture to facilitate better thinking;
(2) create the document and debate culture in their organization to improve results and address implementation challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Tidwell, PMP, PMI-ACP

Adam Tidwell, PMP, PMI-ACP

Technical Advisor, WGU
Adam Tidwell is the technical advisor for the Education Technology department at Western Governors University, an online, competency-based university based in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. He is responsible for project execution and strategic planning of technology projects for the university.Mr... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
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4:45pm

#450 Risky Business or Project Success? Proven Risk Management Secrets From Many Continents
**An encore of this presentation is available on Monday, 8 October at 1:00 p.m.

You can view a session preview HERE.

"Firefighter": A more apt job description of what you really do as a project manager? You're not alone. Many project managers spend more time in firefighting than on productive activities that contribute to project success. Despite the existence of well-defined risk management (RM) processes, RM is often a theoretical exercise, something carried to pass project audits! Join us for a very interactive session covering eight proven secrets that have contributed to project success across multiple continents.


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avatar for Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Founder and Principal Consultant, KeyResultz
Author of the international bestseller, “Say YES to Project Success,” Karthik Ramamurthy is a project, program, and portfolio management (P3M), leadership, and social media expert with over 30 years of experience delivering project success across many continents. He is a powerful... Read More →
avatar for Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Founder and Director, KeyResultz
Sripriya Narayanasamy is an accomplished project, program, and portfolio management (P3M) practitioner with a 25-year track record of leading project success across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.As co-founder of KeyResultz, she has helped many organizations achieve... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
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4:45pm

#449 Delivering Is Not Enough: Becoming Skilled in Organizational Change and Transformation
Have you ever delivered your project (i.e., an application) on time, on budget and to the requirements agreed to in writing only to learn that, two years later, the project deliverable is shelved because no one used it? Are you annoyed by stakeholders trying to change your project while you are in delivery mode? Projects bring about change in organizations - in structure, processes, tools and, inevitably, behavior. Our project deliverables must enable business outcomes, and business outcomes can only be realized with organizational change. This interactive session will examine basic organizational change management theory and provide project managers with a basic toolkit that will enable participants to move from delivering deliverables to changing and transforming organizations.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain the components of an organizational change management strategy and how to embed it in the project definition and execution;
(2) discuss how to manage the pitfalls of implementing organizational change.

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Bucci, PMP

Elisabeth Bucci, PMP

Projissima, Project Management Consultant
Elisabeth Bucci is a bilingual program and project manager with a 31-year track record of successfully delivering complex multi-project programs and portfolios for IT and business in various industries, and for both large and small companies. She currently offers her project management... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
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4:45pm

#453 Agile Research Workshop: Approaches to Enhance Organizational Agility
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There is an urgent need to be responsive to the exponential change our volatile world is experiencing. Increased adaptability is a strategic asset for any organization. In this workshop, we will be mining the knowledge of participants to reinforce their understanding of how different scenarios and approaches affect organizational agility (training, outsourcing, mentoring, public, private, etc.). Participants will have access to the results of the extended online study launched by this workshop.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) discuss the best approaches to promote agile transformation in their circumstances;
(2) demonstrate hands-on agile research through an extended online study launched by the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Julio Carazo San Jose, PMP

Julio Carazo San Jose, PMP

Mentor and Instructor, IE Business School
Julio Carazo San Jose, MSc, MBA, PMP,  has a master’s degree in telecom engineering and in project management, providing services as a team mentor, trainer, or interim manager specializing in business creation and transformation and project program and portfolio management (PPPM... Read More →
avatar for Jesus Poza Carrasco, PMP

Jesus Poza Carrasco, PMP

Associate Senior PM Consultant, Astana PM
With more than 30 years of experience in IT and organizational projects, Mr. Jesús Poza, PMP exMBA, TOGAF9© is a senior project management professional who has worked in different sectors such as energy, pharma, university, consulting IT services, etc., and different environments... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:45pm - 6:15pm
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Monday, October 8
 

8:30am

#503 Crafting Compelling Presentations for Senior Executives
The ability to communicate effectively with senior executives is often a key asset (or impediment) to career advancement. This session will focus on how to represent information more effectively at the senior level, improving corporate decision making, and enhancing your preparedness for leadership.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe how to transform ordinary presentations into powerful decision-making tools for senior executives;
(2) identify strategies for addressing obstacles and avoiding complications during a presentation.

Speakers
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David Grady, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, Hawaiian Airlines
Dave Grady has been a project manager since before Y2K. Over that time, he has managed projects in diverse industries such as telecom, software, healthcare, television, insurance, and aviation, including for the last three years at Hawaiian Airlines.Last year he managed an $11 million... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
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8:30am

#502 Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management
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Character strengths align with the seven team roles of idea creator, decision maker, information gatherer, implementer, energizer, influencer, and relationship manager. Learn about character strengths—the backbone of positive psychology—and raise your project management skills of communication, teamwork, and leadership to new levels. Discover your character strengths, feel them, grow them, and apply them. Explore them in others. Build leadership strategies that will elevate the experiences of you and your team immediately!

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain strengths-based project management and demonstrate how character strengths align with key roles in teams;
(2) apply techniques to advance team and organizational goals, and elevate personal engagement by leveraging character strengths "in the moment."

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Pearce, PMP, PMI-ACP

Ruth Pearce, PMP, PMI-ACP

Project Manager/ Coach, ALLE LLC
You're the lynchpin of organizational change and success—that is what Ruth Pearce believes. Project managers are leaders. They are team builders and have a big opportunity to exert their influence and make projects and project teams great. She has been a project manager of large-scale... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
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8:30am

#501 Accelerated Change: Project Management in 2025 and How to Be Prepared
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Accelerated change is impacting our profession - don't be left behind. How we manage projects, the role of the project manager, and the required skillsets needed to be successful will radically change over the next several years.  Industry 4.0, digitization and the hyper competitive environment are changing customer and consumer expectations, how teams are formed and deliver, and what is defined as success.  In this presentation, we will discuss the future role of project and program managers, the skillsets needed for the future, how your organization can prepare for the transformation, and how you can be that sought-after project manager across all industries.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) discuss the change that is occurring around us at a macro level and the impacts to project management;
(2) describe the future role of the project manager, skillsets needed for the future, and how to prepare their organization.

Speakers
avatar for John Daly, PfMP, PgMP, PMP

John Daly, PfMP, PgMP, PMP

Director, Cisco Systems
John Daly is a director in Cisco's Advanced Services organization, managing a global team of project and program managers. Mr. Daly began his career at Cisco 13 years ago as an engineer, and then moved into project and program management. He interacts with customers across all industries... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
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8:30am

#504 How Agile Transformed a Project From Failure to Success
Using the waterfall method of project management, a medium-sized IT project had spent two years and half of its budget but had completed less than a third of the required scope. This presentation covers the steps taken to complete the project on time, on budget, and within a realistic scope by transitioning to agile project management. It will cover technical, leadership, and strategic techniques to transition a failed waterfall project into agile.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply practical techniques to transition a project from waterfall to agile;
(2) apply practical techniques to ensure agile project delivery is successful.

Speakers
avatar for Toufik Taibi, PMP

Toufik Taibi, PMP

IT Project Manager, Union Gas
Toufik Taibi is currently working as an IT project manager with Union Gas Limited (an Enbridge Company) located in Ontario, Canada. He is responsible for the whole project/product life cycle. He holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree in computer science... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
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8:30am

#506 Breakthrough Brainstorming: Fun, Fast Strategies to Unleash Your Brilliance!
Effective brainstorming leads to idea generation and multiple solutions required to thrive in today’s constantly changing business environment. However, there’s more to effective brainstorming than simply throwing out ideas in a group setting. In fact, research supports this traditional method hinders and prevents the best ideas from surfacing.  Attendees will overcome this challenge by employing the skills of improvisational theater that forward-thinking companies such as Google, Nike, and Nissan have incorporated into their sessions to spark innovative dialogue, break down barriers, and ignite creative solutions.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify specific strategies for brainstorming success;
(2) unite and excite their team through powerful, proven techniques of improvisational theater;
(3) maximize outcomes by breaking through barriers such as unconscious bias and mindset.


Speakers
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Scott Shellstrom

Professional Presenter
Scott Shellstrom is the modern day da Vinci, and inspires teams everywhere to rediscover their own ability for creativity and innovation.As a former advertising executive, Scott knows that creativity is more than an art, it’s a skill. His skills have placed him on some of New York... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
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8:30am

#505 Agents of Change: Managing Collaborative Problem-Solving Styles Among Project Teams (ENCORE)
**An encore of this presentation is available on Saturday, 6 October at 3:45 p.m. (Session #344).

We often have very gifted and skilled individuals working with us to manage projects and facilitate change within organizations. However, teams as a whole may find it difficult to maintain focus and high productivity. An often overlooked reason for this inefficiency is the difference in how individuals perceive problems and choose to work with the current structure to solve them. This interactive session introduces a practical framework and psychometric instrument for identifying and managing these differences.

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Friedel

Curtis Friedel

Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Cooperative Problem Solving, Virginia Tech
Dr. Curt Friedel is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. He currently has a teaching and research appointment with focus on problem solving and critical thinking skills as they apply to leadership development, teaching and... Read More →
avatar for James C. Anderson II

James C. Anderson II

Leadership Education Extension Specialist and Coordinator of the uLead Certificate in Leadership & Service, University of Georgia
Dr. James C. Anderson II is a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication and the Coordinator for the uLEAD Certificate in Leadership and Service at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He also holds an appointment as a leadership... Read More →
avatar for Tinesha Woods-Wells, PMP

Tinesha Woods-Wells, PMP

Learning Strategy Consultant, Discover
Dr. Tinesha M. Woods-Wells is a learning and development and human resources professional with 15+ years of experience leading large-scale training and development programs and projects. She has a proven track record of delivering innovative, people-oriented solutions across public... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
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8:30am

#507 Ruthless Prioritization in Project Environments – Four Traps to Avoid
Can your organization ruthlessly prioritize? In resource-constrained project environments, when everything is a priority, nothing can truly be a priority. A key leadership responsibility is to provide ruthless prioritization and leave no doubt as to the organization's top projects. This presentation addresses four common scenarios, the dangers they pose, and ways to manage through them and drive lasting change. This presentation will examine “The Compromise,” “Trying to Do It All,” “Analysis Paralysis,” and “All Projects Are Top Priority” - all common prioritization mistakes that cripple organizations that fail to ruthlessly prioritize their projects.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify organizational and project-based obstacles to ruthless prioritization and consider corrective action steps;
(2) arrange discussions and processes to improve and execute project prioritization and constrained resource allocation.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Belling, PMP, PMI-ACP

Shawn Belling, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Consultant/Adjunct Faculty, Farwell Project Advisors/University of Wisconsin
Shawn D. Belling, MS, CSP, PMI-ACP, PMP, is a globally experienced project management practitioner and instructor. He is a senior consultant for Farwell Project Advisors of Madison, WI, USA, and has held executive and management roles in software, consulting, bio-pharma, manufacturing... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
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8:30am

CANCELLED: #508 Hidden Gems of Leadership: A Quest to Identify Them
Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Today there is a leadership crisis in every organization. How and what do we need to develop the next generation of leaders? In this interactive workshop, we will examine the qualities of great leaders with real-life examples and learn how we can apply these qualities to become better leaders in our organization.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) describe successful leadership qualities and how they affect individuals and organizations;
(2) demonstrate these qualities to become a better leader.


Speakers
avatar for Nandha Kishore Thesingh, PMP, PMI-ACP

Nandha Kishore Thesingh, PMP, PMI-ACP

IT Management Consultant, JAXHUB LLC
Nandha Thesingh PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, TBR-CT is an IT professional with Technology & Consulting experience in the Insurance Industry. Nandha is the owner of Jaxhub llc providing IT Consulting and Training services. Nandha started his career as a developer and grew in ranks to leading... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
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9:45am

#509-EXH Wellness: Help You, Your Team and Your Project Thrive! With These 10 Health Tips
Good health is imperative to living a long and happy life. Companies like Google, Apple, and some of the best companies to work for are making employee health and wellness initiatives a priority because they have figured out that employee wellness and employee/project performance are linked. In this session, we’ve rounded up 10 health tips to boost employee wellbeing to create a healthier you, team and project.


Monday October 8, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
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10:30am

#512 Navigating Through Project Uncertainties With Quantitative Risk Analysis
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Today’s projects face an increasing level of uncertainties on a daily basis. Market changes, technological complexities, unknowns during new product development, global interdependencies, and organizational changes are just a few factors that can add risks throughout the project life cycle and derail project success. This presentation shows how to apply a probabilistic approach of quantitative risk analysis to successfully navigate through project uncertainties in a constantly changing business environment.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain the pros and cons of qualitative and quantitative risk analysis;
(2) estimate the overall risk impact on project objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Yelena Okonechnikova, PMP, PMI-ACP

Yelena Okonechnikova, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Program Manager, Qualcomm
Yelena Okonechnikova holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in computer science, and a master’s degree in business administration. She has over two decades of experience in the software industry as an engineer and program manager. With extensive... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

514b Mixing and Matching Generations
Do you know your generation? Today, for the first time in history there are five generations actively engaged in the workplace. This complex mixture of workers, each with its own set of characteristics, motivations and skill sets often can lead to misunderstandings and complicate or even jeopardize the management of projects. Test your generational knowledge, learn what makes generations “tick” and how to “play nice in the work sandbox.”

Speakers
avatar for Carlene Szostak

Carlene Szostak

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Carlene Szostak is a proven senior leader with a broad range of experience managing people, process and technology. She is presently a Principal of C Squared, Inc., a global strategic consulting organization where she is responsible for coaching and developing a broad range of corporate... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#510 Bounded Rationality – Influence on Decision Making in Project Management
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This presentation explores the concept of bounded rationality and its impact on project management decisions. Different bounds have been identified and discussed, which impact critical decisions during different phases of the project life cycle. A bound-free model of decision making has been proposed as part of this presentation, which is based on rational thought process, an analytical and intuitive approach, the project management triple constraints, and metacognition.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain different bounds which affect and impact critical decisions during different phases of project life cycle management;
(2) describe how an organization can strive to adopt and implement this model which is well supplemented by the metacognition abilities of individual project managers.

Speakers
avatar for Tanish Mathur, PMP, PMI-ACP

Tanish Mathur, PMP, PMI-ACP

Associate Vice President, HSBC
Tanish Mathur is an assistant vice president for  HSBC Commercial Banking, and a member of the board of directors for the PMI Bangalore India Chapter.He is a senior industry practitioner with 15 years of experience in corporate banking, consulting, and project and program management... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#513 The Future Lies in Diversity and Inclusion: Are You an Inclusive Leader? (ENCORE)
**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 7 October at 10:30 a.m. (Session #407).

Diversity is a fact; inclusion is a choice. Companies with diverse executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform the companies rated in the bottom quartile of diversity. Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel uncomfortable? Let’s discover the attributes of an inclusive leader and the steps needed to improve team performance by addressing unconscious bias. Privilege is invisible for those who have it.


Speakers
avatar for Agata Czopek, PMP

Agata Czopek, PMP

Management Consultant, Deloitte Consulting AG
Agata Czopek, PhD, PMP, was born in Gdansk, Poland. Her father taught her how to sail at the age of six, and instilled a constant search for discovery which brought her to Switzerland, a country with no access to the sea. She is a management consultant working at Deloitte on a human... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#511-EXH Hands-On Lab: Using Collabinart to Build Mindwise Teams
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

This activity will provide an opportunity to practice useful skills to strengthen your PM toolkit; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In this workshop, you will learn to become "mindwise" by understanding the limitations of reading another person's mind, including the “neck problem” and “lens problem” that inhibit your understanding of other people. Then, working in small groups, you will have a quick Collabinart experience to increase your awareness of other people’s points-of-view – a necessary skill for building high-performing, collaborative teams.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.


Speakers
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William Davis, PMP

Senior Project Manager, NCCI Holdings, Inc.
William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP, works in the IT industry, promoting personal and organizational agility, and sharing innovative tools/techniques with fellow project managers, developers, functional managers, and organizational leaders. Mr. Davis has 30 years’ experience working in... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

#515-EXH Employee Engagement, Inclusion, and the Business Case for Compassion
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

Join us at the Main Stage in the Exhibit Hall as we playback an on-demand virtual webinar previously aired on ProjectManagement.com.  At the conclusion of this webinar, an interactive and live discussion will be held.  The presenter of this prerecorded webinar will not be in attendance.

To self-report PDUs for this activity, visit ccrs.pmi.org and search for activity # NA18GC515-EXH.

What happens to your project schedule when top talent leaves your team? How long does it take to recruit, hire, and get back up to speed with a new team member? How much sleep will you lose figuring out how to explain these delays to unhappy stakeholders? What will you say when they ask how you could have prevented this in the first place?
The key to employee retention is employee engagement. Employee engagement is mission critical when high turnover rates threaten productivity and innovation. Replacing an employee costs a minimum of 20% of salary in recruiting and training. Trendy benefits programs, casual Fridays, and other top-down engagement initiatives often miss the mark when it comes to engaging employees, because the strongest predictor of employee satisfaction is the employee-manager relationship.
This Webinar offers managers the fundamental framework for building relationships that engage, sustain, and retain top talent. It will empower you to create your own culture of engagement, transforming even the most disengaged employees into loyal, committed, high-performing team members.



Speakers
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Kristin Mead, PMP

CEO, Mead Project Management
Kristin Mead is the CEO of Mead Project Management, a management consulting and training firm founded in 2013 to bring people and resources together around a unified vision of profitability and sustainable change. Ms. Mead has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#517b How Emotions Can Impact Your Success as a Project Manager
For many project managers, being highly skilled and having depths of experience does not seem to easily translate to successes in their careers. They watch others, who are neither as skilled nor as experienced, get promoted more often and see them receive better project assignments and opportunities. This happens usually not because of a lack of technical competency, but for emotional incompetency. The difference is in emotional intelligence (EQ).

As a project manager, the way you handle your emotions and those of others on your teams can go a long way in determining your success. Attend this unique session and begin the journey towards developing your EQ to find that exceptional blend of social and emotional skills that will help you achieve the greatest results.


Speakers
avatar for Sunny Faronbi, PMP

Sunny Faronbi, PMP

President & Principal Consultant, Rehoboth Consulting, Inc.
A respected business coach, leader and speaker, Sunny Faronbi’s professional experience of more than 25 years across 4 continents has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he continues to draw from.Trained as an engineer and project manager, Sunny began to learn what it takes... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#517a Who Wants to Be a More Successful Project Manager? Here's Your New Lifeline: Ask the Crowd!
To be a “billionaire,” a successful project manager needs lifelines. Expertise and intelligence are widely distributed both internally and externally. What if we could leverage this collective intelligence and wisdom to solve our problems? This means we have a new lifeline: Ask the crowd. In this session, a project manager’s real-life experiences will be shared as she uses this lifeline to be a “billionaire,” leveraging the crowd to enhance innovation and agility.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) define the 3 Cs of modern creativity – community, crowd-sourcing, and co-creation;
(2) analyze how crowd-sourcing, both internally and externally, can enhance innovation and agility in this era of disruption.

Speakers
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Priya Patra, PMP

Program Manager, Capgemini Technology Services India Ltd
Priya Patra is an agile evangelist and project manager in the technology industry. Her significant experience includes being a speaker for the PMI IT Symposium in June 2016; a subject matter expert (SME) for the PMI Global Congress 2015—North America; and an SME for employer brand... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#514a Calorie Counting and the Lean-Agile PMO
Slow PMO? In today’s “right now” business environment, “hurry up and wait” annual planning cycles won’t do! To be fit for purpose, PMO processes deliver value faster than the competition—continuously, and certainly not just annually. Lean agility delivers this winning velocity! Here's a diet to help lean out an overweight PMO. Transforming the heritage PMO takes insight, empiricism, and experience. The experience shared in this session should inform organizations needing to deliver fast—before the competition!

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) compare and contrast the practices of the heritage PMO and the lean-agile PMO;
(2) illustrate a technique to tailor the PMO process.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Burns, PMP, PMI-ACP

Andy Burns, PMP, PMI-ACP

Chief Scrum Master, Siemens PLM
Tailored agile processes incubate a platform of sophisticated product life cycle management (PLM) applications conceived across the globe by 1,200 software engineers. Andy Burns, PMI-ACP, PMP, serves his team as coach and mentor. This team’s superior lean-agile product development... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#516 Strategic Alignment: The Art of Doing the Right Things Right
Organizations need to continuously adapt and restructure in order to survive and grow. Strategic management is an art of survival, and project management is an output of this creative art. It is crucial to understand the link between project management and strategic management and its implications for project managers in order to enable the successful completion of project objectives. This presentation will provide an understanding of how to do the right projects right, how to define different levels of success, and what tools to use to ensure success.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify the role of projects in organizational strategy;
(2) describe the importance of strategic alignment and tracking projects using key performance indicators.

Speakers
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Wael Ramadan, PMP

Professor, Project Management/Strategy, Pilon School of Business
Dr. Wael Ramadan, LSSBB, PMP, is a full-time professor of project management and strategy. He is an international consultant, author, and speaker on project and strategic management topics, and he has designed and delivered more than 2,500 hours of Project Management Professional... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

#518 Channeling Your Inner Change Agent: Creating Positive Change Cultures for Your Project
Change is inevitable. It’s also the anticipated outcome of all projects. Some may welcome change while some may resist it due to fear of the unknown. As a project manager, you must ensure the needed change is successfully implemented by mobilizing support, addressing resistance, and integrating the hard (technical and process) and soft (people and culture) sides of the change to ensure lasting benefits. Learn to effectively communicate a compelling vision for change and transform naysayers into change champions.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) assess the needs of key stakeholder in order to create a positive change culture;
(2) devise engagement techniques to influence stakeholders to embrace a vision for project success.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Marie DiNardo, PMP

Anne Marie DiNardo, PMP

Stakeholder Engagement and User Adoption Lead, REI Systems
Anne Marie DiNardo has over 20 years of experience leading projects from large-scale, web-based platforms to comprehensive strategic communications solutions for the public sector. She is an expert in a range of communications disciplines including change management, online/digital... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
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11:45am

#519-EXH Wellness: Top 5 Health and Wellness Habits That Busy Professionals Should Create NOW
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

As a busy professional, you need to create new habits to keep your health in check and avoid burnout. Join us for this habit creation session where you will commit to new ways on how to take care of your body and your overall wellness. These are simple to incorporate in your busy life, so you got this! And we are going to be your accountability coach, and track your progress and encourage you along the way.


Monday October 8, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
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12:15pm

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


Monday October 8, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
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1:00pm

#527 How to Use Kanban Metrics to Interpret and Improve Team Behaviors
If a team says they are following Kanban and lean principles, how can they show it? This experience report gives an overview of Kanban core principles and shows how to use and interpret metrics on scatter charts, cumulative flow diagrams, flow efficiency and other Kanban-based charts and reports. By focusing on a small set of key Kanban based behaviors, team productivity can improve.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain how to diagnose team behaviors using Kanban metrics and analyze behaviors using story decomposition, story dependencies, blocking, and  story movement processes on Kanban charts;
(2) define Kanban core principles as well as a process improvement framework for influencing team behaviors.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Meyers, PMP

Howard Meyers, PMP

Lead Development Project Manager, Cerner Corporation
Howard Meyers is an agile coach at Cerner Corporation, and has been on the front lines in improving lean and agile practices in the company and industry. He has experience in moving from traditional waterfall project management to Scrum, Scrumban, and Kanban approaches. He is an instructor... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#521 A Road to Exceptional Results
This presentation will share the story of a team achieving extraordinary results through guided refection and the creation of a blame-free environment for learning and performance. As a result, the team achieved four times greater results, in much shorter time, and with half the human resources as compared to the previous years.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) discuss how to enable any team to produce exceptional results;
(2) describe how to create a safe environment for learning and performing.

Speakers
avatar for Syed Sherazi, PMP

Syed Sherazi, PMP

Adviser to Chief Human Resources Officer, Hamad Medical Corporation
Syed Sherazi is the adviser to the chief human resources officer of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Doha, Qatar. HMC is the premier not-for-profit healthcare provider that manages eight hospitals, and operates the national ambulance service and a home healthcare service. It employs... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#524 Bridging Organizational Divides: From Distrust to Cross-Team Collaboration (ENCORE)
**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 7 October at 4:45 p.m. (Session #445).

What would happen if your program's success was heavily dependent on another department with a radically different culture and business drivers than your project team? As project management practitioners, we need both technical and soft skills to bridge departmental divides and align teams toward achieving strategic goals. Using a case study from a large healthcare system, this session discusses organizational and collaboration models used to establish lasting alignment across teams.



Speakers
avatar for Bruce Gay, PMP

Bruce Gay, PMP

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


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#528 Surfing the Big Data Wave
You can view a session preview HERE.

The wave of big data and data science is already here and, as leaders, we need to aggressively surf this wave of opportunity. This presentation will discuss how to avoid wiping out so you can transform how portfolios, programs, and projects are delivered.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) discuss the key concepts of data science and how it intersects with project management practice;
(2) evaluate your organizational maturity compared to large multi-national enterprises in the utilization of data science techniques to drive efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Desmond, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP

Luke Desmond, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP

Program Director, Cisco Systems
Luke Desmond has over 20 years of portfolio, program, and project leadership across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States in technology sectors. He has directed a number of multibillion-dollar programs, established project offices in new countries, implemented ISO9001... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#523 Beat the Odds: Leverage Project Management for Strategic Execution Success
The majority of corporate strategies are never realized, but it doesn't have to be that way. A recent study, ”The State of Strategy Execution 2017,” looks into the impact that project management processes can have on successful implementation of strategic plans. Learn how high-performing organizations leverage project and program processes to achieve their business goals.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe how to evaluate their company's integration of project management with strategy management processes and how to craft a case for better integration;
(2) explain how they will be able to do their own industry-specific research with information obtained from a full-data research report (which is not publicly available).

Speakers
avatar for Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Editor-in-Chief, PM Solutions Research
Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin is an award-winning business writer and editor who has been publishing about the human and organizational side of project management for 25 years. Formerly a staff writer and acting editor-in-chief for PMI Publishing Division (1994-1999), her research interests... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#525 Change Triggers Fear: How to Influence Stakeholders and Overcome Resistance (ENCORE)
**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 7 October at 3:00 p.m. (Session #431).

This is a skill-building session where participants will address an area many struggle with: resistance and fear. By addressing stakeholder analysis, engagement, and a better understanding of stakeholder expectations, this session will offer strategies to address stakeholder resistance based on fear of change. Using consultative project manager practices, this session will examine how to determine stakeholder feelings and identity, which may affect their expectations and actions within the project.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Carstens

Cheryl Carstens

Course Developer, RMC Learning Solutions
Cheryl Carstens is a course developer with RMC Learning Solutions with 20 years of instructional and professional development experience. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training materials offering a unique perspective on business analysis, project management... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Almlie, PMP, PMI-ACP

Sonja Almlie, PMP, PMI-ACP

Practice Director and Trainer-Project Management, RMC Learning Solutions
Sonja Almlie is the director of Project Management Practice, and teaches in project management, business analysis, and agile. She was the SME for the “PMP® Exam Prep – Ninth Edition,” and co-author of “PM Crash Course® – Second Edition.” She has over 20 years of experience... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#522 Be a Winning Project Manager: What the Ironman Triathlon Taught Me About Project Leadership
Finishing an Ironman triathlon and successful project management actually have a lot in common. Both require planning, practice, and dedication to develop and use specific skills in a dynamic environment.  The ability to anticipate, understand, and overcome challenges enables a triathlete to finish the race, and also makes a project manager successful, completing a project on schedule and within budget.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe five aspects of project leadership that can improve their performance and opportunities for project success;
(2) discuss how to learn from challenges rather than being defeated by them in a quest to become a better project manager.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Herr, PMP, PMI-RMP

Douglas Herr, PMP, PMI-RMP

Senior Systems Engineer, ICF
Douglas Herr has a bachelor’s degree in general engineering and a master’s degree in industrial engineering. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® and a PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® certification holder, and provides consultancy to the explosive division... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#526-EXH Hands-On Lab: From the Golden Rule to the Platinum Rule the Character-Strengths Way
You can view a session preview HERE.

**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

This activity will provide an opportunity to practice useful skills to strengthen your PM toolkit; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How can we treat others the way they want to be treated? In just an hour, you will learn to identify and cultivate character strengths and start to build connection, commitment and drive in yourself and in your teams. Research shows that character strengths are universal, multicultural and deeply connected to our happiness and wellbeing. They are also easy to understand and to apply. Leave this activity with tools you can apply immediately.

**To request PDUs for this activity, please self-report to ccrs.pmi.org.


Speakers
avatar for Ruth Pearce, PMP, PMI-ACP

Ruth Pearce, PMP, PMI-ACP

Project Manager/ Coach, ALLE LLC
You're the lynchpin of organizational change and success—that is what Ruth Pearce believes. Project managers are leaders. They are team builders and have a big opportunity to exert their influence and make projects and project teams great. She has been a project manager of large-scale... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

#529 Risky Business or Project Success? Proven Risk Management Secrets From Many Continents ( ENCORE)
**An encore of this presentation is available on Sunday, 7 October at 4:45 p.m. (Session #450).

You can view a session preview HERE.

"Firefighter": A more apt job description of what you really do as a project manager? You're not alone. Many project managers spend more time in firefighting than on productive activities that contribute to project success. Despite the existence of well-defined risk management (RM) processes, RM is often a theoretical exercise, something carried to pass project audits! Join us for a very interactive session covering eight proven secrets that have contributed to project success across multiple continents.


Speakers
avatar for Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Karthik Ramamurthy, PMP

Founder and Principal Consultant, KeyResultz
Author of the international bestseller, “Say YES to Project Success,” Karthik Ramamurthy is a project, program, and portfolio management (P3M), leadership, and social media expert with over 30 years of experience delivering project success across many continents. He is a powerful... Read More →
avatar for Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Sripriya Narayanasamy, PMP

Founder and Director, KeyResultz
Sripriya Narayanasamy is an accomplished project, program, and portfolio management (P3M) practitioner with a 25-year track record of leading project success across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.As co-founder of KeyResultz, she has helped many organizations achieve... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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1:00pm

#530 Fantastic Feedback - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
You can view a session preview HERE.

Do you want to have fantastic feedback skills? This hands-on workshop session will explore giving and receiving personal feedback and feedback for teams. This session will look at appreciation, coaching, and evaluation as feedback techniques for individuals. It will also delve into feedback techniques for a team using both team evaluations and retrospectives. Are you ready for the good, the bad, and the ugly?

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) give and receive individual feedback as effectively as possible;
(2) describe multiple techniques to gather collaborative feedback from the team.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Megaw, PMP

Kate Megaw, PMP

President, The Braintrust Consulting Group
Kate Megaw, CST, PMP is the President of the Braintrust Consulting Group where she specializes in working with executives and C-level professionals as well as serving as an Agile Coach and Trainer. Kate is a dynamic Project Management Professional with more than 15 years’ experience... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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1:00pm

#531-EXH The Simpsons – Lessons in Innovation
**Be sure to bring your earphones and your fully charged mobile device to listen in on the presentation!

Join us at the Main Stage in the Exhibit Hall as we playback an on-demand virtual webinar previously aired on ProjectManagement.com.  At the conclusion of this webinar, an interactive and live discussion will be held.  The presenter of this prerecorded webinar will not be in attendance.

To self-report PDUs for this activity, visit ccrs.pmi.org and search for activity # NA18GC531-EXH.

Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcast more than 600 episodes, and was named by Time as “The greatest TV show of the 20th century.” It has won dozens of awards, including 31 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award. Joel Cohen has been a key part of the show’s success. A graduate of the University of Alberta (B.Sc.) and York University (M.B.A.), he found success in the corporate world before making a completely illogical career move into comedy writing. Cohen’s experience as both a “creative” and a “suit” has not only left him with a puzzling resume, it also gives him a unique perspective to discuss innovation and its place in business. In his fascinating and wonderfully humorous presentation, he provides vibrant stories and key lessons we can take away from the show’s culture of innovation.


Speakers
avatar for Joel Cohen

Joel Cohen

Author, Emmy award-winning writer and producer for The Simpsons
As the Emmy award-winning writer and producer for The Simpsons, the longest-running American scripted primetime television series in history, Joel has been a key part of the show’s success. Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcast more than 600 episodes... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
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2:45pm

#532 Closing General Session and Keynote Speaker: Abigail Posner - "Cracking Creativity: Re-Engaging Our Innate Creativity for Greater Productivity and Growth"
Abigail Posner has spent her life catalyzing change and creating impact. Today, as Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google's creative think tank for agencies and brands, Abigail's role is to help advertisers and markets make sense of human beings' deep, emotional relationship to the digital space and convert those insights into strategic and creative efforts. While at Google, she launched an industry-first thought leadership series on human beings' emotional relationships with the digital space: Humanizing Digital. Prior to joining Google, Abigail was Executive Vice President, Strategy Director at Publicis New York, and Head of Strategic Planning at DDB New York.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen W. Maye

Stephen W. Maye

PMI Global Conference 2018 Emcee; Host, ProjectifiedTM with PMI Podcast
Stephen Maye has extensive international experience guiding top health care, retail, financial services, media, and not-for-profit clients through strategic change. Stephen helps executive teams clarify and express the essential purpose, goals, and success measures of their strategic... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Posner

Abigail Posner

Head of Strategic Planning at Google’s Creative Think Tank for Agencies and Brands
Abigail Posner has spent her life catalyzing change and creating impact. Today, as Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google's creative think tank for agencies and brands, Abigail's role is to help advertisers and markets make sense of human beings' deep, emotional relationship... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, October 9
 

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Advanced Leadership Development: Leadership, Teams, Objectives & Influence
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Los Angeles – space is limited!

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

Click here for more information about this course.

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

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

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Olivier Lazar is an organizational governance consultant, coach, and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master’s degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project, and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Master... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 12.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 2.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Building and Leading a High Performing Team: Honing Your Communication and Motivating Strategies
This seminar is for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a more effective manager or leader, and to get the best out of their employees. You will learn the secrets to better communication, better motivating strategies, and ultimately, better teamwork. Whether you coach, hire, build, and/or need to collaborate with highly talented and productive teams, this seminar teaches you how to speak so you can be heard, and how to inspire so others will follow.
This is a highly participative learning experience for those who want to accelerate their own leadership and team building effectiveness. Talent managers, leaders, internal coaches and professionals who are committed to developing star performers and high performing teams say this experience was a significant turning point.
If you want to develop yourself as a star performer or build a high performing team, this seminar is just right for you. Building and Leading a High Performing Team will give you valuable tools for your management tool kit. 
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) areas covered: Project Human Resource Management, Project Stakeholder Management and Project Communication Management. 


Speakers
avatar for Kristy Tan Neckowicz

Kristy Tan Neckowicz

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


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Business Change Management - Heading for the Future
Today, change is everywhere and all organizations irrespective of size, sector, or location must embrace change and the opportunities and benefits it brings.
This Business Change Management workshop offers a structured approach to transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations from a current state to a desired future state. Future change needs to be sustainable and requires a project-based approach to planning, implementing, and preserving so that behaviors change and remain changed. Strong leadership is critical and needs to be effective for success to be achieved. Business, program and project leaders, and their respective teams must understand and practice the human dynamics of change and prepare for the emotional response it can generate. This drives change that is sustainable and brings real benefits to any organization.  


Speakers
avatar for Iain Fraser, PMP, PMI Fellow

Iain Fraser, PMP, PMI Fellow

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Iain is globally recognized as an expert in modern portfolio, program, and project management practices particularly within a business setting.  He has worked around the world in the banking/finance, defense, engineering, government, oil & gas, power, and telecommunications sectors... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Business Change Management - Heading for the Future
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Los Angeles – space is limited!

Today, change is everywhere and all organizations irrespective of size, sector, or location must embrace change and the opportunities and benefits it brings.
This Business Change Management workshop offers a structured approach to transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations from a current state to a desired future state. Future change needs to be sustainable and requires a project-based approach to planning, implementing, and preserving so that behaviors change and remain changed. Strong leadership is critical and needs to be effective for success to be achieved. Business, program and project leaders, and their respective teams must understand and practice the human dynamics of change and prepare for the emotional response it can generate. This drives change that is sustainable and brings real benefits to any organization.  

Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Iain Fraser, PMP, PMI Fellow

Iain Fraser, PMP, PMI Fellow

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Iain is globally recognized as an expert in modern portfolio, program, and project management practices particularly within a business setting.  He has worked around the world in the banking/finance, defense, engineering, government, oil & gas, power, and telecommunications sectors... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 7.00
  • PDU: Strategic (all cred.) 7.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Catapult Your Leadership Capabilities using Agile Principles
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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With self-organization and self-management as core concepts for agile-run projects, it’s no wonder why there is confusion with the role of a project manager, portfolio manager, or PMO.
 
Agile frameworks typically provide no guidance on people who typically have had leadership responsibilities, even though leaders have a critical role for project success. Understanding how to operate effectively as a leader in agile not only helps teams better deliver, but also enables the organization to adopt and apply agile concepts more smoothly. This drives longer lasting benefits and greater project successes.
 
Through hands-on exercises, group learning sessions, and a case study from an actual large-scale software project, attendees will understand how they and their teams could be working better by applying agile principles. Learn how to adjust your actions as a leader to help create the right conditions for higher impact projects with less churn and stress. Furthermore, concepts learned will also enable agility to take greater hold both within your teams and across the organization.

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Speakers
avatar for Steven Martin

Steven Martin

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Steve is a popular, engaging trainer, facilitator, coach, and consultant known for helping all levels of organizations, from executives to managers to teams, effectively apply Agile and Lean Startup approaches. Steve brings a calmness and focus during turbulent times, aligning and... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 5.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-ACP) 5.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 9.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Emotional Intelligence for Project & Program Leadership
Have you ever wondered why some people who don't have as much knowledge and experience seem to be more successful than those who do? They tend to get promoted more often, receive better job opportunities and are happier in all areas of life, both at work and at home. This is because emotional intelligence affects our success in every single thing we do.
 
As a project management professional, your emotional intelligence (EQ) determines your ability to effectively lead yourself and to influence others. It is the single greatest contributor to your personal excellence and leadership. Your level of EQ will go a long way to determine your success. By learning to maximize your emotional intelligence skills, you can find that unique blend of reason and feeling to achieve the greatest results on your projects and programs.
 
As a project and/or program manager, this seminar will start you on the path of cultivating the necessary emotional and social skills that will motivate your teams to deliver excellent results. Prior to the seminar, you will take the world-renowned EQ-i 2.0 emotional intelligence talent assessment and receive a personalized report. With your report in hand, this interactive seminar will help you evaluate where you are, and proffer specific behaviors and skills that will lead to increased EQ. As your level of emotional intelligence increases, you begin to align yourself with opportunities that will give you success and increase your effectiveness in every areas of life.
 
"Research shows that Emotional intelligence skills account for 58% of your success as a project manager. What are you doing to develop yours?" - Sunny Faronbi
 
Seminar participants will be asked to complete EQ-i2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment and will work with their results during the session. Participants will be expected to complete the assessment approximately one week prior to the session, and will be contacted by their instructor with further instructions. 
The cost of this assessment is $125.00 and is included in your seminar fee. The assessment cost is non-refundable.  
Disclaimer: By enrolling in this seminar, Registrants agree to share Registrant Data ("Data") with Instructors for the purposes of customizing course objectives and providing assessments and strategies based upon Registrants’ specific information. 

Speakers
avatar for Sunny Faronbi, PMP

Sunny Faronbi, PMP

President & Principal Consultant, Rehoboth Consulting, Inc.
A respected business coach, leader and speaker, Sunny Faronbi’s professional experience of more than 25 years across 4 continents has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he continues to draw from.Trained as an engineer and project manager, Sunny began to learn what it takes... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment
Both traditional (Waterfall) methodology and Agile methodology have pros and cons and can be effective ways to structure a project. For teams that are not practicing Agile, there are still Agile practices that can benefit them. Daily standups, retrospectives, and many other key Agile practices and ceremonies can benefit even a Waterfall team. For many, the most arduous part of transitioning to Agile in a waterfall environment happens at the beginning—in the uncertainty of how to put the initiative into motion.
 
In this seminar, strategies and best practices to begin incorporating Agile practices are revealed. Real-world experiences working with existing project teams to begin incorporating Agile practices and ceremonies are shared. By initiating practices, teams start to understand Agile principles and mindset and become better prepared to take the next steps on their Agile journey. Specific Agile practices, and how to adapt each one to a traditional environment, are covered.


Speakers
avatar for NK Shrivastava, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP

NK Shrivastava, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP

CEO/Enterprise Agile Coach, RefineM
NK Shrivastava, CSP, SPC4, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP, is CEO of RefineM Project Management Consulting in Springfield, MO, USA. He founded RefineM in 2011 to fulfill a long-held dream to build a project management consulting and training firm that drives measurable business results. RefineM... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Leading Strategic Initiatives
Strategic initiatives are one of the newest tools in the strategic management toolkit. Organizations of all sizes and in all sectors use them to achieve stretch goals, transform organizations, and gain stakeholder commitment. Strategic initiatives are bold endeavors with large organizational scale and scope; thus, they are programs and not “strategic projects.”
 
This seminar is suitable for those who want to learn practical leadership concepts for turning strategic intent into action. The primary objective is to provide proven leadership practices, skills, and insights specific to strategic initiative programs. Participants will exit the seminar with tools, perspective, and confidence to make instant, positive contributions to their organization. Using case discussions, video clips, and real-world examples of strategic initiatives, this class will help you acquire an executive and strategic mindset.
 
Pre-Work: 1.0 hours.



Speakers
avatar for Greg Githens, PMP

Greg Githens, PMP

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Greg Githens is one of PMI’s most senior and popular instructors, bringing a pragmatic approach and enthusiastic style to his students and audiences.  He specializes in strategic program management issues; strategic thinking, strategic initiatives, program management, and customer-driven... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Managing Multiple Projects
Managing a project is a challenge unto itself.  But what happens when you’re called upon to manage 3, 4 or even a dozen projects?  The dynamics change, and your management approach should as well.
 
Managing Multiple Projects provides you with the insight on how to manage your own portfolio of projects, whether they’re all components of the same program or represent a disparate set of prospects from different quarters within your organization. This seminar affords you a hands-on opportunity to work through the mechanical and strategic issues associated with dealing with a host of projects that all seem to clamor for your time and attention.
 
Many of us tend to respond most quickly (and effectively) to the “squeaky wheels” within the organization and as a result, more important projects may suffer. Learn specific ways to wield more authority in terms of setting priorities. Participants will explore ways to leverage those priorities to have more intelligent conversations with management and to build a better understanding of why we work on what we work on.
 
From a mechanical perspective, the session also provides the opportunity to develop more consistent structures for project planning, including the three most common foibles managers make when they construct work breakdown structures.  In the process of fixing the WBS, you’ll also learn how to leverage opportunities across projects and to conduct more effective cross-project analyses.


Speakers
avatar for Carl Pritchard, PMI-RMP, PMP

Carl Pritchard, PMI-RMP, PMP

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Carl Pritchard is a thought leader in risk management.  He has authored seven project management textbooks, including two on risk management.  He is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates, a veteran SeminarsWorld® instructor (for over two decades), and the... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Managing the Dance - Leading Projects/Programs in a Complex World
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal, PMP

Jack Duggal, PMP

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


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Powerful Storytelling: Stories that Lead Individuals to Action
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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The ability to clearly communicate and motivate timely action is considered the single most important skill set of a successful project manager. Research indicates that the “art” of storytelling in a business setting is a key component of successful leadership, up, down and across the organization.
 
Industry leaders understand the importance of breaking through the business ""noise"" by using storytelling to rewrite the rules of communication. The workplace is saturated with tasks driven by deadlines. And yet, it is only the emotions the individual experiences that lead to creating motivation and driving successful outcomes. To enhance organizational performance while ensuring emotional engagement requires mastering the art of painting verbal pictures; a skill known as storytelling.
 
We now understand that in a business environment relating only facts or timelines will typically be forgotten or misunderstood. The technique has been greatly discredited and is certainly not shown to be effective in today's complex workplace. The use of effective storytelling not only makes the message memorable, but also relevant and easily shared.
 
Participants will learn how to use the power of stories to engage, inspire and produce results. Stories spark the listeners deeper understanding and helps the listener grasp and remember the message. In addition, it will inspire and help retain action items with greater detail than just being handed facts.

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Speakers
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Carlene Szostak

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Carlene Szostak is a proven senior leader with a broad range of experience managing people, process and technology. She is presently a Principal of C Squared, Inc., a global strategic consulting organization where she is responsible for coaching and developing a broad range of corporate... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 14.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Project Estimation Best Practices in a Multi-Project Matrix Environment
Resource estimation in a multiple-project, shared-resource matrix environment must be a collaborative effort between resource managers, project managers, and portfolio managers.  Most organizations rarely have these roles work together in the formation, application, tracking and correlation of resource and project estimates.  They also rarely collaborate in developing the tools to be used – and thus the tool suite is designed in a silo-based approach with a specific purpose in mind: portfolio management system, resource management system, project management lifecycle; and project schedules.  This workshop will discuss the knowledge which can and must be shared in order for estimation to become more accurate and for critical resources to be used more effectively.  


Speakers
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Bradley Malone, PMP

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Bradley A. Malone, president of Twin Star Consulting Company, a project management and corporate transformation consulting company, has managed numerous large hardware, software development, and integration projects. He has directed many project management process implementation... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Project Portfolio Management: Selection, Prioritization, and Management
This seminar emphasizes the importance and value of a well-defined project selection, prioritization, and portfolio management process, as the basis for logical decision making to ensure that critical resources are allocated to those projects that are aligned with corporate goals and objectives. Through interactive discussions and exercises, participants learn the practical application of portfolio management tools and techniques to effectively integrate strategic decision-making with operational project execution.

The course will help you develop and  enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being able to:
  • Create clear, measurable project selection and prioritization criteria
  • Analyze and rank potential projects consistent with corporate goals and objectives
  • Analyze and report on portfolio performance
  • Expand and manage portfolio performance criteria
  • Effectively integrate business, technical, and organizational elements
  • Understand the difference between project portfolio management and managing multiple projects
  • Apply strategies to manage decision-making politics more effectively
  • Have an awareness of portfolio management specific software.

Speakers
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Lowell Dye

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Lowell Dye is a senior consultant with Management Concepts. He has over 30 years’ experience in project, program, and portfolio management including training, consulting, and implementation in a variety of commercial and government organizations. He is the co-editor of Project... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | Project Risk Management Master Class
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in Global Conference registration fee** 
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All projects are risky, and effective risk management is a key contributor to project and business success. Project risk management is well established, with an agreed process, accepted methods and proven techniques. Despite this consensus, some elements of risk management are still problematic. This intermediate level master class addresses these sticking-points, presenting practical solutions to the most difficult parts of the risk process.
The seminar includes a number of exercises to allow delegates to practice the areas discussed, providing a safe learning environment where skills can be developed before returning to the workplace. The course will benefit anyone involved in a project which is subject to uncertainty; project managers and risk practitioners who wish to extend their skills to manage risk more effectively; and any project stakeholder with an interest in maximizing the chances of project success.

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Speakers
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Kate Boothroyd

SeminarsWorld Instructor, KB Risk Consulting Limited
Kate Boothroyd is an expert risk management consultant offering specialist risk management consultancy and training. She is Director of KB Risk Consulting Limited, a risk management business based in the UK, providing a wide range of risk consultancy, training and audit services... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 14.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-RMP) 14.00

8:00am

SeminarsWorld (2 Days) | The Project Manager as Agile Transformation Leader: Project Management for What's Next
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Working with agile teams, you already know that agile is not about simply managing projects differently. You discovered that becoming agile is not possible by maintaining the status-quo or within an organizational structure from an era long bygone. Agile value stream teams that persist beyond project boundaries require an entirely different corporate model.
 
As an agile practitioner, you are also well aware that your agile transformation is one of the most challenging and demanding changes ever undertaken. Scrum is easy. Enterprise agility is complex, and success is the exception, not the norm.
 
Let’s face it, becoming agile is a fundamental shift of how organizations conduct business be it in IT or beyond. From procurement to human resource management and from time to scope management, agile changes everything. It even challenges the notion of a project as organizations move towards product and value stream centric operational models to deliver more with less.
 
Take a step back and question everything including project managers in ScrumMaster roles, projects as epics translated into user stories, teams that do not commit beyond the next iteration, and many other practices suggested by agile purists who evidently live in a fantasy world. Drop the Gantt-Charts for two days and join us in defining the future of project management for what’s next. Learn advanced and pragmatic agile practices that you can use right away.
 
Based on over 200 lean-agile initiatives in the real-world, guided hands-on by the instructor, this course enables project managers to lead the transformation journey. The Project Manager as Agile Transformation leader is a program designed to help you take your organization to the next level of agility that works. It will prepare you for the future of project management as the leader, enabler, mentor and trainer most creative economy organizations seek.

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Speakers
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Karlheinz Muenchow, PMP

SeminarsWorld Instructor, XoJom Group
As founder and president of XoJom Group, Karlheinz Muenchow is an innovator who excels at transforming the project management practice at organizations all across the globe. What sets him apart is the combination of his vast experience in technology and engineering, along with his... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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  • PDU: Technical (PMP/PgMP) 7.00
  • PDU: Technical (PMI-ACP) 7.00
  • PDU: Leadership (all cred.) 7.00