Program Management as Gardening...

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Event Date
Start At : Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:30am
End At : Monday, June 21, 2010 - 1:30pm

Program Management as Gardening...


Blair Alan Knapp Jr., MSPM, PMP

Registration and Cost

Free Program - No Cost to Attend

The M2D2 Event is free of charge and open to all interested PMs. Preregistration is not required.


Monday, June 21, 2010, 11:30am to 1:00pm


USDA Cafeteria Conference Room
US Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250
(Driving Directions)

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station

Photo ID is required to enter the facility

About the Program

Program Management as Gardening...

Like a garden, program documents require periodic planting and weeding to remain effective. Done well, this gardening contributes to program success; done poorly, these efforts (or the lack thereof) impede program success. Through this light-hearted lecture, Mr. Knapp will lead the group through the necessary tasks associated with ensuring plans and processes remain current and applicable to evolving program needs. The group will reflect on stakeholder, program participant, and other customer needs. They will examine program policy and process documents, identifying commonly outdated content. They will develop strategies for improving these program artifacts with minimal additional effort, ensuring these program guides remain effective and meet program needs.

About the Speaker

Blair Alan Knapp Jr., MSPM, PMP

Blair holds a MS in Project Management from Boston University, a BA in International Affairs/International Economics from The George Washington University, a Masters Certificate in Unix System Administration from The George Washington University, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Boston University. Mr. Knapp has been engaged in program and project management for the past seventeen years, consulting in it for the past ten. He has specialized in IT integration, Program Management Office support, and program control. During this time, he has worked for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and, subsequently, The Boeing Company installing and supporting systems at such US commands as EUCOM, JAC, SHAPE, and JICPAC. While at Boeing, he also served as the Configuration Manager for a significant IT program.


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