Shape Your Project Management Practices from a “Problem to an Outcome” Context

Shape Your Project Management Practices from a “Problem to an Outcome” Context


Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP

Founder and Trainer
Corner Office Coach, LCC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Curie and Drew Conference Rooms – Greensboro Station Conference Facility
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Program

This session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.


Executives and project managers express frustration when a problem situation is a recurring event. They are in high level positions and expect results. They take professional development seriously, and are concerned the qualities that brought them success will not take them to the “next level.” Yet they are blind to this invisible force.

The invisible force is a natural human tendency to solve problems. The project manager’s problem solving ability is highly recognized and rewarded. Yet, as Rene Descartes noted, “each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. Problem solving is “the problem” that limits success.

The reality of project management is the sponsor wants, and is paying for, something to come into existence….flawless performance, reliable, safe and effective products or services, a continuous source of profitable clients, a meaningful relationship and like outcome.

At the end of this session you will: • Be aware of the consequences your problem solving behavior in a project context
• Learn behaviors that will create valuable outcomes
• Implement project management context that will sustain the intended outcome

Special Instructions: 


In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required. SAIC Drive is a roundabout at the end of ‘Solutions Drive.’ Guest parking is free. Easiest to enter at front of building (large glass atrium).

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP

Corner Office Coach, LCC
Founder and Trainer

Resource Speaker:  Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP has managed projects and consulted extensively on “troubled projects.” Overtime, his lessons learned reflect common understandings of how to get things done.  His experiences demonstrate a belief that a PhD and PMP are the tickets to lifelong learning.

Paul is the founder of ‘Corner Office Coach.’  He typically works with the “C” level executives to strengthen the business and the executive’s life as well as mentoring to advance to “C” level.  He works primarily with mid-size to global corporations. He has extensive experience with all levels of government, legislative branches as well as the Office of Secretary of Defense.

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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