Project Management Lessons Learned through Quips, Quotes, Anecdotes and Stories

Project Management Lessons Learned through Quips, Quotes, Anecdotes and Stories


Randy Comer, PMP

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Jacobs Technology
3850 Fettler Park Drive
Dumfries, VA, 22025

Agenda and Cost:

Pre-registration deadline is December 7
Member Pre-registration: $15
Non-Member Pre-registration: $20
On-Site Member Rate: $20 (cash or check only)
On-Site Non-Member Rate: $25 (cash or check only)
Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the day of the event. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

Registration and breakfast buffet: 08:15 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Network with project management professionals: 08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Announcements: 08:45 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Featured presentation: 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Wrap up: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

About the Program

What happens when you inject a little humor into a project? Or prepare an introductory funny story for a meeting you know is going to be tense? Or you just realize that you’re not the first PM to go through the wringer or get stuck a specific situation?

PMI defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements,” which sounds very sterile and boring. Anyone who has ever completed a project knows that project management can be anything but! Speaker Randy Comer offers that projects don’t always have to be a series of dull, drab, serious activities, just to be checked off, instead they can be a source of humor, growth and personal lessons learned. Randy takes a look at projects of the past and uses an engaging, light hearted speaking style to offer current PMs a way to create their own growth and a little humor, to help get though those tough jams. “Project Management Lessons Learned through Quips, Quotes, Anecdotes and Stories” will bring you forward into a place where you can enjoy your projects, your associates and yourself all in a day’s work.

Special Instructions: 

Free parking will be available.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
1 Leadership

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

Hard Skills


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speaker

Randy Comer, PMP

Randy is a retired Air Force Combat Fighter Aircrew, a PMI certified PMP, a Commonwealth of Virginia licensed Professional Engineer and a systems engineer with over 30 years of experience. He thrives on leading cross-functional teams to solve complex challenges, all with a little humor thrown in.

About the PM Saturday

The PM Saturday quarterly breakfast meeting continues with an engaging speaker, a delightful breakfast, and opportunities to connect with professionals located in the southern-most region of Northern Virginia. Come join us and discover that Saturday morning is also a great time to earn PDUs and to network!

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