October Tyson's Corner Luncheon - Wally Johnson - Creating & Managing Virtual Teams

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Event Date

“Creating & Managing Virtual Teams


Wally Johnson, PMP

Deputy Program Manager
SAIC, supporting DISA

View the speaker's presentation (PDF)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Time and Location:

Tysons Corner monthly Luncheon Meeting at
Curie & Drew Conference Rooms
Tower III Conference Facility

1710 SAIC Drive, McLean, VA 22102

Pre-registration is required.
1 PDU will be available for PMPs.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program


  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm:
    • Mr. Ron Petricka, PMP, will kick off our luncheon meeting.
  • Keynote Speaker: Wally Johnson, PMP


None. The Session is free of charge, but preregistration is required.

About the Program:

Creating & Managing Virtual Teams

In today’s business environment, you can’t escape working virtually. Talented knowledge workers are geographically dispersed — resources are limited and budgets are tight. A project manager may be called on to manage these resources and to coordinate their project/program work. So what is one to do? Let’s take a walk on the ‘virtual’ side! Learn how to work with these resources and to develop and implement standards and guidelines to make virtual teams function as well as or better than co-located teams. During this presentation you will learn:

  • How to identifying key characteristics of effective Virtual team members
  • Insights into the dynamics and interactions of virtual team members
  • How to coordinate co-located teams and virtual resources
  • Things to avoid when working with dispersed team members
  • Lessons learned from virtual team engagements

About the Speaker:

Wally Johnson, PMP

Wally Johnson is new to the SAIC family but not new to Program Management. He has over 18 years of experience and has held his PMP credential for over nine years. His current engagement has him functioning as the Deputy Program Manager supporting DISA in Falls Church, VA. He is providing management guidance for a large Joint DOD software development. His experience in many facets of project management has prepared him for this new phase of his career with SAIC.

Wally graduated with a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His project management career began in Huntsville at a small consulting firm.His pursuit of excellence has sent him coast-to-coast, Europe, Scandinavia, and to the Middle East.So far he has been employed by eight (8) different companies and provided his expertise to a multitude of projects ranging from weapon systems to satellite systems to telecommunications. He was recruited by SAIC in the winter of 2007 and started with the company in March 2008.He is a graduate (1998) of the Defense Systems Management College with an advance Program Management certificate and then acquired his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 1999 with the Project Management Institute (PMI).In 2002, he qualified for the Certified Business Manager (CBM) credential with the Association of Professionals in Business Management. He also stays professionally active speaking at and attending various project management conferences.


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