How Managing a Project Is Like Directing a Play

How Managing a Project Is Like Directing a Play

Getting the Best from your Team


John E. Freeman

Tysons Business Coaching

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Terrace level, Enterprise Building
8301 Greensboro Drive,
Hopper and Joule Conference Rooms McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program
  • Keynote Speaker: John E. Freeman
This Session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

Why are some projects raving successes and some embarrassing failures, even after years of trying?  We, as project managers, tend to focus on technical skills, but they are only a part of the problem – less than half, according to some studies.  

Learn what your organization can do even before assembling a project team, how you can structure your team for the type of project  you are embarking on, and how you can get and keep your team healthy, engaged, and focused on the customer’s goals.   This is certainly doable, and the rewards are outstanding for everyone involved.  

We will explore together the nature of innovation, and how creativity fits in.  We will see how organizations sometimes inadvertently suppress new ideas, how friendly competition has a dark side to watch out for, and how money incentives are tricky to work with.  We will attempt to dispel myths and persistent but counter-productive common practices that are in common use today.

It’s a lot to cover, but it’s all focused on making the most of our projects, and getting America moving again!

Special Instructions: 

In Tysons Corner at the intersection of SAIC Drive and Greensboro Drive or Leesburg Pike.  Guest parking is free. 

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

John E. Freeman

Tysons Business Coaching

John E. Freeman -- Owner of Tysons Business Coaching, an independent AdviCoach franchise, and JE Freeman Enterprises LLC, the technical consulting division -- has spent three decades helping a wide variety of business owners and project teams translate their business practices into software applications that boosted their organizations’ productivity and revenue.  

As an employee of Noblis, PG&E, Tenera, Keane, and Gulf Star Systems, and also an independent contractor, he was the architect of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, two best-selling shrink-wrapped applications, a NYSE financial services product, a premises security application deployed in Manhattan, a leading nationally distributed auto body shop application, a medical records system serving Native Americans through the IHS, and several claims management applications serving states and the nation, among others.  

With a Master of Science in Psychology and 30 years of experience as a software engineer and team lead, he is now leveraging both his technical experience and his team expertise to broaden the ways he can help business owners and project team leaders.  By combining his technical prowess, his hard-earned insights from the trenches of team dynamics, and his full quiver of best business practices available to small and mid-sized businesses, John now focuses on empowering business owners, managers, and team members to create their own solutions, improve their businesses, and raise the quality of life of everyone involved — owners, employees, vendors, and customers.

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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