Reach Back / Push Forward

Reach Back / Push Forward

Improving communication between organizations and PM’s


Jarred Martus, PMP

Program Manager
Micro Tech

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Mon Ami Gabi
11950 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Networking 12:00 pm: Program PMIWDC Members $26 Non-Members: $26 *Lunch will be served

"Reach Back, Push Forward" – A conversation on the challenges of getting information and materials to and from your HQ to field PM’s Reach Back means that not all field PM’s know what they can contact their corporate office or PMO for in the way of marketing tools, written assignment assistance, products and services. Push Forward means that not all PMO or corporate offices push out information to their field PM’s when they think it is irrelevant, but more times than not that information can be used for company promotion on philanthropy, contract awards, products and services. Join us in bringing this to light and coming up with other ways to get the word to and from your PMO/Corporate office to the field.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Jarred Martus, PMP

Micro Tech
Program Manager

Jarred Martus started his IT career in 1997 serving four years in the Marine Corps as a Systems and Network Administrator for the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan. Upon exiting the Marine Corps in early 2001, Jarred returned to Michigan and worked as a Tier III Systems Administrator for a mid-sized Logistics company servicing the Big 3 in the car industry. In 2003, Jarred received a call from his former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant which brought him to the D.C. area to become a Sr Systems Administrator at the Center for Army Analysis on Fort Belvoir for 3 years. He broke into Project Management in 2007 with MicroTech at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research & Naval Medical Research Center where he served as the Technical Lead and Assistant Project Manager maintaining separate Army/Navy networks and guiding his team through 2 successful Authority to Operate (ATOs) and numerous Infrastructure improvements. From there, he was promoted to Project Manager of the DISA Global Combat Support System – Joint where he was responsible for a team of System, Network and Information Assurance specialists maintaining the test and development suites. All of this experience lead him into his current position of Program Manager where he is responsible for multiple DoD and Federal IT contracts. He is a member of AFCEA, PMI and holds several certifications such as: PMP, ITIL Foundations, MCITP, CCDA and recently passed the CCIE Data Center written exam and is preparing for the lab exam.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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