Transparency Requires More Than Oversight

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Event Date
Start At : Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:00am
End At : Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 9:00am

PM in the AM Quarterly Educational Breakfast

Transparency Requires More Than Oversight


Peter Schmidt, PMP, CPL

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
at the National Press Club in Downtown DC

Space is very limited at this popular program

When and Where

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

7:30 am- 8:00am : Registration and Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Featured Presentation / Sit-down Breakfast

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Registration and Costs

Registration costs $50 for PMIWDC Members, $60 for non-members. Preregistration is required

Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

About the Program

Transparency Requires More Than Oversight

The Federal CIO's IT management reform strategy and the newly passed GPRA Reform have put the spotlight on the performance of major federal programs. Now that program results have become a priority throughout government, mindsets, workflows and job aids must shift in focus from on oversight to insight and foresight. Past experience shows that even with these new transparency and accountability initiatives, project and program managers won't necessarily know how to turn reporting and review information into real change. How can agencies prepare for this shift?

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Why an integrated governance model makes the most sense
  • What skills/knowledge, processes and tools integrated governance requires
  • And how it can help agencies achieve improvements in transparency, accountability and results.

About the Speaker

Peter Schmidt

Peter Schmidt, PMP, CPL
Director, Government Client Engagements, ESI International

Peter Schmidt, PMP, Client Engagement Director, ESI International, brings to his role a more than 20 year wealth of project and program management experience in government, commercial, and international projects. His high-level expertise focuses on project portfolio management and project planning, development and financing; and he brings operational and global consulting expertise that spans a broad range of functional and technology areas in such verticals as IT, energy, finance, housing, transportation, and communication.

Peter currently spearheads federal, state, and local government services delivery for ESI, participates in the development of solution deployment plans, and works diligently to strategically identify and promote ESI's government-based client relationships. As an ESI subject matter expert, he provides thought-leadership, as well as expertise in IT systems, security operations and program management tool development platforms (MS Portfolio Server-CPIC Central).

Before joining ESI, Peter piloted project and program management process for Robbins Gioia corporate initiatives and business engagements. And as enterprise Program Management Office (PMO) lead for the company's civil and commercial divisions, he managed technical review, operational planning and organization for SAP and Spherion start-ups. He has also advised the Department of Veteran's Affairs and the Defense Logistics Agency in project portfolio selection, program communications planning, major programs process review, and has delivered multi-year programming guidance.

Previously, he established and led the PMO and enterprise level processes, including the capital planning and investment control teams, at the Patent and Trademark Office of the Department of Commerce. He has also provided leadership for the E-grants development program office at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development/Small Business Administration/ US Department of Health and Human Services, more than doubling business for the sector.

As a consultant with Booz-Allen Hamilton for the global systems engineering division, he was involved extensively with government and defense clients in the field of technology adoption strategy, requirements engineering and program management. He provided business intelligence as well as long-term logistical support for successful global program roll-out and handled project start-up for foreign military sales engagements in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. He also developed project management processes for corporate ISO 9001 certification for systems engineering and integration services.

Peter culminated a sixteen-year Canadian Army career as division headquarters operations planning officer, during which time he was deployed as a UN military peacekeeper in El Salvador, Angola, and Mozambique conflicts. His early post-military logistics and operations consulting work for a number of international companies has also included frequent periods living and working abroad and he has extensive regional experience in Africa, Suriname, Albania and the Philippines. He is a member of The International Society of Logistics, Project Management Institute, Institute for Supply Management, and American Society for Quality. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), and a Certified Logistics Professional (CPL), as issued by the International Society of Logistics.

Peter earned an Honors BA in General Arts and Sciences from the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Canada, and his MBA in Operations Management and Finance from the University of Calgary, Canada. He is fluent in French, and speaks German and Portuguese in addition to his native English.

About PM in the A.M.

Join us for PMIWDC's quarterly executive breakfast meetings in the District. Building on the overwhelming success of the past year, the P.M. in the A.M. series will continue to feature cutting-edge speakers, good food and great opportunities for connecting with other PMs, all in a no-nonsense format designed especially for a busy PM'smidweek schedule.
  • Cutting-edge expertise
  • Good food
  • Connect with other PMs
  • No-nonsense format
  • PDU Credit 

The breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 am at the National Press Club in downtown Washington.


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