PMI Talent Triangle and Managing Through the Perfect Storm

PMI Talent Triangle and Managing Through the Perfect Storm


Chris Grassmuck

Sr Managing Consultant, PMP

David Schwantes

Sr Managing Consultant, MBA, PMP

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business – Shenandoah University
600 Millwood Avenue
Halpin-Harrison Hall - Boardroom Winchester, VA, 22601

Agenda and Cost:

Registration is complimentary.

Light fare, including sandwiches and chips will be available.

About the Program

This event will include two presentations:

First, Chris Grassmuck will share information about PMI's recently released Talent Triangle, and how this will influence future Shenandoah Valley Community events.

Second, David Schwantes will present "Managing Through the Perfect Storm" sharing a recent project experience in Lublin, Poland through IBM's Corporate Services Corps.

Come join us for this lunchtime event, earn a PDU, and network with other Project Management Professionals in the Shenandoah Valley. Light sandwiches and chips will be served.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

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.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speaker

Chris Grassmuck

Sr Managing Consultant, PMP

In his fourth year as Vice Chair for Shenandoah Valley Community Volunteer.

David Schwantes

Sr Managing Consultant, MBA, PMP

In his fourth year as PMIWDC Shenandoah Valley Community Chair.

Dave is a seasoned Project Manager with extensive experience providing Project Management and Financial Management to clients in both Public and Private sectors.

He has been employed with IBM for 12 years managing mainly software development and IT Infrastructure projects and teams ranging from 4 FTE to 40 FTE. Prior to his work at IBM, Dave was Director of Finance for a small consulting firm in Fairfax for 12 years.

Dave has been a PMP since 2009, and earned his MBA at George Mason University in 2004.

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.

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