Resource Management Through Work Profiling
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Carrabba's Italian Grill
12192 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, VA, 20190
11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program
PMIWDC Members $18
*Lunch will be served
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC – AD 65), a Roman philosopher and statesman, wrote that, “The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future.” The art of resource management can be similarly described. It is an exercise that all resource managers, as well as project managers, go through. It is dependent upon a set of expectations and a level of uncertainty from which conclusions are drawn in an effort to predict a future state – a schedule, a budget, or a set amount of scope. Determining the level of resources required to complete a project can be a daunting task with estimate variances sometimes in upwards of 50 percent. This is where the concept of “Work Profiling” may be able to help. This presentation will provide the following:
- Describe the concept of “Work Profiling”
- Provide a breakdown of the assumptions that go into developing a work profile
- Describe how to generate the various types of work profiles
- Dynamically generate graphical representations of your work profiles
- Demonstrate how work profiles can be leveraged for various project management planning efforts (roadmap management, commitment management, cost estimation, contingency planning and what-if analysis)
About the Speaker
Michael Kaczmarek is currently the Director of the Program Management Organization for VeriSign, the world’s leading Internet infrastructure provider in charge of operating the .com and .net top level domains. Michael has been with VeriSign for 12 years and has held the roles of Project Manager, Manager of Operations, Sr. Manager of Networking Project Management and Account Manager for Communication Services before his current role of Director of the PMO.
Michael is both a certified Project Management Professional and a Professional Engineer. He is an active member of the Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Michael holds a Masters of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Maryland College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Michael's previous work experience afforded him the opportunities to engineer a facility for the disposal of ICBM class solid rocket motors in Russia, conduct environmental impact statements on the disposition of highly-enriched uranium and plutonium, and support the Strategic Defense Initiative (a.k.a. Star Wars).
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.