Exploring the Iceberg
Resolving Problems with Ownership and Accountability
Susan Schwartz, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business – Shenandoah University
600 Millwood Avenue
Halpin-Harrison Hall - Stimpson Auditorium Winnchester, VA, 22601
Come join us for this lunchtime event. Light sandwiches and chips will be served.
About the Program
Project managers are supposed to “fix” projects that veer off target. However, large complex projects have many moving tasks; how do you know you are solving the actual problem and not just the tip of the iceberg? Are you rectifying the root cause, or simply calming the waters? Do stakeholders and team members take ownership of the challenge or spend time playing blame games? This tools session offers you a four point approach to help you and your team to determine the real issue causing the problem and generate a creative solution that successfully gets your project back on course.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.
Hard SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints
About the Speaker
Susan Schwartz, PMP
Susan Schwartz works to support and promote the project management profession as a volunteer for PMIWDC. She currently serves on the Governance Board as a Director-at-Large.
Throughout her career she led a variety of government and corporate teams successfully through organizational change bringing projects to completion – on time and under budget. She credits the cross-functional, global team successes to a combination of process review, crucial conversations, and knowledge sharing strategies.
For the past six years, she has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University Learning solutions teaching project management and leadership courses. Additionally, she facilitated educational seminars for the Project Management Institute, The Association of Talent Development, The American Society of Quality, and the Society for Human Resources.
This past January, Susan released her first book, Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager‘s Guide to Becoming a Leader which unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of what aspiring managers need to become strong leaders. It’s practical “outcome-tested” strategies and thought-provoking questions offer readers a means to craft a personalized framework to help them learn how to help people come together to create something larger than themselves.
About the Shenandoah Valley Community
Announcing a New Local Community!
The DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute is pleased to host a new quarterly meeting in Winchester, VA. Membership in PMI and/or the DC Chapter is not required, however PDUs will be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The presentations delivered are educational and informative to those with an interest in the field of project management. Each event will present specific learning points, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others.
Pre-registration is recommended.