Successful Projects: What We Really Know

Successful Projects: What We Really Know

featuring

Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP

Founding Principal
Project Management Essentials

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Event Location

Greensboro Conference Center Facility - Curie and Drew Conference Rooms
1785 Greensboro Place
McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:

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

Bring your own (BYO) lunch, or, take advantage of the Greensboro Station's building' Cafeteria! And parking tickets from the in-ground parking lots will be validated - Just announce your attendance of the PMI luncheon meeting!
 

About the Presentation

The Standish Group has published its annual CHAOS Report on the state of software development since 1994. The Report is often cited as a key metric for the industry's performance and progress and draws much attention.

Analyzing the long-term trends provides an interesting perspective. On average only 29% of projects “succeed” and 23% “failed”. Over the past two decades, there has been little change in these headline results.

However, when you dive into the data there are some bright spots and markers for the future improvement:

  • Smaller is better;
  • People are the primary driver of project success or failure; and
  • Agile projects are far more likely to succeed.

In this presentation “Successful Projects: What We Really Know” Alan Zucker reviews Standish and PMI survey results and discusses opportunities to deliver more successful projects.

Special Instructions: 

Directions

In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required.

Conference center can be directly and quickly accessed from the Metro's (Silver Line) Greensboro Station stop.

For those attendees who are not tenants to the building, parking will be validated for you following the presentation. Bring your issued parking ticket with you to the conference room. Open lot parking no longer available due to nearby construction work. Please consider using parking garage, and park in assigned visitor parking spaces.

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

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Communication

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

Tools

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

About the Speaker

Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal

Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.

In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his passion for and experience with project management. Project Management Essentials provides advisory consulting and training to clients across the United States. Clients include Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the American Petroleum Institute, and several PMI Chapters.

Alan is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.

Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.

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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