What used to be normal and acceptable yesterday is not enough today. The landscape ahead of us used to be clear, but things seem to be a little foggy these days. Our career paths, the tools we use, the knowledge and experience we need and even the expectations of all of us as project managers – nothing is the same today and it won’t be like it is tomorrow.
Saturday Workshop: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Michael Nir
Vertical influencing originates from viewing power/influence as a zero-sum game – a win lose proposition. Successful organizations adopt a fresh paradigm of horizontal influencing.
Saturday Session: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Yelena Okonechnikova
In this presentation, we will use a real project example to discuss how to apply quantitative risk analysis using a Monte Carlo simulation to the project model. We will estimate the overall risk impact on project objectives and what contingency reserve is needed to address the risks.
Saturday Session: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Richard Maltzman & Jim Stewart
Rigorous planning is vital to your organization’s ability to oversee project execution and success. But project planning often tends to be done piecemeal, or not at all, often leading to missing and/or incomplete information and correspondingly poor results. As a project or program manager, you can help drive effectiveness of your projects if your meetings are well-run, to-the-point, yield clear direction and are results-oriented.
Saturday Session: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Rob Frohman, Mélanie St. James
Design thinking is a powerful framework enabling innovation and organizational agility. In this high-octane introduction workshop, participants learn the underlying principles of Design Thinking, connecting problem analysis, problem reframing and ideation to a unique business canvas, leaving the workshop ready to partner with stakeholders to make their ideas a reality.
Saturday Session: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Ed Evarts
Raise Your Visibility & Value:
You navigate your way through a daily barrage of e-mails, meetings, and deadlines and whether in your office, a conference room, or the hallways in-between, before your day begins, you are already behind.
Saturday Session: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Daryl Crockett
Software engineering management expert JR Winder walks you step-by-step through agile estimating techniques you can use to understand the size of your project and how long it will take. You and your team will quickly come up with accurate estimates and you’ll be able to forecast completion dates based on how fast the team is moving. You’ll learn how to deal with changes in scope and priority while always being able to tell management, “This is when we’ll be done.”
Friday Session: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Ginny Greiman
Friday Session: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – James McKim
The origins of Agile methodology are in software development. But the methodology has been brought to non-software development endeavors because of the promise of reducing structure and time while not sacrificing quality. Project Management is one of the most recent disciplines to pick up on the Agile “craze.