Disaster Averted! Avoiding Common Project Management Pitfalls

Disaster Averted! Avoiding Common Project Management Pitfalls


Yvette Rivers, PMP

Cirdan Group, Inc.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Avaya Government Solutions, Jesse Brown Conference Room
12730 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA, 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking 12:00 pm: Presentation 12:45 pm: Q&A 1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

Despite the continuous evolution of the project management discipline, projects repeatedly fail due to common project management mistakes. In a time when project managers are expected to do much more with much less, understanding these common mistakes and proactively preventing them is critical to project success. This luncheon presentation will identify the most common and most impactful project management mistakes; will address the root causes, indicators, and risks associated with these mistakes; and will describe multiple strategies for avoiding them.

Special Instructions: 

If you have any questions, please contact fairlakes@pmiwdc.org If you are unable to attend this event in person but are still interested, you might want to utilize the virtual interface, Web Alive. Accessible from any Internet connection, this media tool allows you to share the experience from our own desktop. If you are interested in this option, please send an email to fairlakes@pmiwdc.org for more information.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Yvette Rivers, PMP

Cirdan Group, Inc.

Yvette Rivers is Director of the IV&V and Project Management Practice at Cirdan Group, Inc., a Maryland-based management consulting firm that specializes in project management consulting, independent verification and validation (IV&V), and PMO services.  She is a PMI-certified PMP with over 14 years of experience in project management, IV&V, program management, quality assurance, and risk management.  

She has provided consulting services for federal, state, and local governments such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of the Interior, and the State of Maryland, as well as Fortune 500 companies such as ExxonMobil and DuPont.   Since starting at Cirdan Group in 2007, she has primarily worked on performing IV&V assessments for State of Maryland major information technology development projects.  

Ms. Rivers holds a B.A. in Sociology with Psychology from Yale University and an M.B.A from George Washington University.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

If you have any questions, please contact fairlakes@pmiwdc.org

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