The one Key to PM Success?

The one Key to PM Success?


David Leigh

Rofori Corporation

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

The George Washington University School of Business
2201 G St, NW,
Duques Hall, Room 453 Washington, DC, 20052

Agenda and Cost:

11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation

This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

David Leigh will discuss his premise that communications is the fundamental key to enabling successful projects and rescuing failing projects. In his experience, the lack of adequate status information and unfulfilled expectations are leading causes of project failures. David will discuss new solutions available to Project Teams resulting from the mobile and social communication IT revolution that have the potential to eliminate these issues.

Special Instructions: 
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

David Leigh

Rofori Corporation

David Leigh is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, has 30 years of experience working in, and managing successful and unsuccessful projects, and will discuss insights and techniques he has learned for rescuing failing projects.

David has worked for McDonnell Douglas as Project Manager for manufacturing modernization and automation projects. In 1990 he was selected as the Information Technology Group Leader for the integrated multi-corporate final assembly team for the ill-fated A-12 Attack Aircraft program.  David's contributions included leading both McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics Corporations in their first steps towards information technology deployment to the assembly line floor enabling Agile oriented manufacturing operations and support teams.

David next joined a start-up within GTE performing Project and Program management for Document Imaging Business Process Re-engineering solutions ranging from $300K to $3M.  During his tenure with GTE Vantage Technologies, David was called upon to intercede with many troubled projects, and as given the informal title of “failing project rescue specialist” by his peers.  

David next performed Product and Project Management for Telos Corporation, an ISO 9001 certified manufacturing company. David was responsible for the business and technical management of a variety of consumer kiosk and military portable workstation products. David was also responsible for managing the initiation of what is now Telos' successful Wireless networking product business unit.

David was a Senior Consultant and Vice President of NetBase Corporation Solutions Services until August 2011 where he was responsible for providing program management, business process management and consulting, and team leadership for multiple software development and system implementation and support projects for commercial and federal government clients.

David is currently the President and co-founder of Rofori Corporation, whose goal is to transform the way Teams and Organizations communicate using Rofori, a new methodology for managing unstructured work through effective communication.

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

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