Traditional Project Management Methods Do Not Support Knowledge Work

Traditional Project Management Methods Do Not Support Knowledge Work

Do our PM Methods Fall Short for the 21st Century?


Dr. Stan Rifkin

Masters Systems Inc.

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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:

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

Networking 11:30 - 12:00
Presentation 12:00 - 1:00 

About the Event

There is little new in project management since the 1950s. Yet the subjects of PM have grown to include projects whose work products are invisible (e.g., designs, ideas, discoveries, software, novels, movies, works of art, organizational culture change).

What of traditional PM can be applied to the creation of invisible products? What else is needed?

Special Instructions: 
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

Dr. Stan Rifkin

Masters Systems Inc.

BS in Business Administration – Quantitative Methods, California State University at Northridge.

MS in Computer Science, University of California at Los Angeles. Thesis title: "Natural Language Inquiry Systems".

PhD-oriented postgraduate study in the schools of applied science and engineering at UCLA and the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Doctorate in Education. Dissertation title: "The Parsons game: The first simulation of Talcott Parsons' theory of action." Doctoral fellow, Executive Leadership, the George Washington University, Washington DC.

Certified ScrumMaster, October 2003. Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, January 2008. Elevated to Senior Member status in the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and in the Association for Computing Machinery, September 2008.

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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