Visible Project and Team Management

Visible Project and Team Management


Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP

Founder and Trainer
Corner Office Coach, LCC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Tower III Conference Facility
1710 SAIC Drive
Curie & Drew Conference Rooms McLean, , 22102

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program
  • Keynote Speaker: Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP

This Session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

The business landscape is littered with well intentioned business strategies and project plans that have yielded disappointing results or end up in the failed projects landfill. Why? Too often executives and project leaders do what they always do. They fail to identify and invest in tools that communicate information that is neither understandable nor actionable to in stakeholder’s context. This session will demonstrate a heat map tool for project and team performance reporting data. The data source is in tabular format. The output is a visual heat map that communicates with executives, program managers and project teams. The tool enables them to pose hypothesis and immediately validate the hypothesis with data and then develop adaptive solutions. This tool meets an important “viral marketing” requirement. The value is readily apparent, fits into everybody’s workflow and anyone can use it. In this session you will learn how:

  • To organize your data so that you can use heat maps
  • To use heat maps for the project work or assess project manager or team member performance
  • To use readily available data to create a heat map for assessment, monitoring, adapting and communicating project performance, and
  • To develop work packages or reports that can be prepared throughout the project lifecycle that enable clear and informed management actions.

Don’t miss this session. You will understand the tool, hear a case study example, challenge the presenter, and change how you do projects.

Special Instructions: 

Guests may enter the parking area from Hwy 7, near the intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required. SAIC Drive is a roundabout at the end of ‘Solutions Drive.’ Guest parking is free. Please enter at the front of the building at the large glass atrium.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP

Corner Office Coach, LCC
Founder and Trainer

Resource Speaker:  Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP has managed projects and consulted extensively on “troubled projects.” Overtime, his lessons learned reflect common understandings of how to get things done.  His experiences demonstrate a belief that a PhD and PMP are the tickets to lifelong learning.

Paul is the founder of ‘Corner Office Coach.’  He typically works with the “C” level executives to strengthen the business and the executive’s life as well as mentoring to advance to “C” level.  He works primarily with mid-size to global corporations. He has extensive experience with all levels of government, legislative branches as well as the Office of Secretary of Defense.

About the Tyson's Corner Luncheons

PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.

Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).

Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend. 

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