Practical Project Management: Make Common Sense Your Secret Weapon

Practical Project Management: Make Common Sense Your Secret Weapon


David Wakeman

Wakeman Consulting Group

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Leidos at Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Dr
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:00 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program

PMIWDC Members $15
Non-Members: $15
*Lunch will be served 

With all of the acronyms, buzzwords, and corporate speak, it can get lost that project management is supposed to be a tool to enable us to lead projects and teams more effectively. That's why we all need a secret weapon to help keep our projects moving forward, our teams motivated, and our stakeholders engaged.

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.

About the Speaker

David Wakeman

Wakeman Consulting Group

Dave Wakeman is a writer, speaker, and consultant. He currently is the principal of the Wakeman Consulting Group, a boutique consulting firm that focuses on working with organizations to achieve greater value from their investments of time and money. 

Dave is a featured writer for the Project Management Institute and appears monthly on their Voices blog. He has also been quoted extensively on organizational development, project management, and leadership in publications as varied as, Dell’s TechOne Magazine,, and SmartCEO.

He has worked with companies all over the world including American Express, the US Department of Commerce & Bureau of the Census, the City of New York, Google, Microsoft, and Madison Square Garden.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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