A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management
Anne Marie DiNardo
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Evoke Research and Consulting
671 North Glebe Rd, Ste 1600
Arlington, VA, 22203
Registration is complimentary.
Networking 11:30 - 12:00.
What is a key outcome of a project implementation? Change! Successfully implementing change requires systematic engagement of key stakeholders, managing risks, and effective communications. Project managers can establish a strong foundation for the project by developing a shared vision for the future state and then support the client to successfully navigate the change and sustain the gains.
Project managers need to develop integrated project plans that take into account not only system/technology requirements but also client program strategy and people-centric impacts. Important components to consider include:
• Change sponsor and change network
• Strong business case for undertaking the change
• Stakeholder impact and change readiness
• Engagement plan to include feedback loops to support two-way communications
• Making the change stick after the ‘project’ is completed
Change is most successful when there is visible client sponsorship and it is guided by a clear roadmap for action. Through this interactive session, learn tips and best practices on how to best incorporate change management into your project plan and then bring home a completed worksheet as a mechanism for putting the knowledge gained into action for your future projects!
Bring your own lunch.
Evoke is located at 671 N Glebe Rd, Suite #1600, Arlington, VA, in the Ballston Mall. The Mall and the garage are currently under construction. Upon your arrival, park in the Ballston Mall Public Parking Garage at the corner of N. Glebe and N. Carlin Springs. Take the elevators down to the G1. There, you will walk out of the elevator and see two doors to your right; go through them into a short hallway. Follow the signs to the new pedestrian pathway that leads you towards Glebe Rd. Turn right on the corner of Glebe Road and go straight and you will see a sign for The Ballston Office Tower. Follow the sign to 671 N. Glebe Road. When in the building, the Security Guard on the left will badge you up to the 16th floor, Suite 1600. If you have questions call 571-298-4440.
The Metro is the most convenient mode of transportation to Evoke Research and Consulting, LLC. We are two blocks from the Ballston Metro stop, which is on both the Orange and Silver lines. There is a covered walkway that runs from the Ballston Metro station to the Ballston Common Mall. Exit the metro station via the escalator and walk into the covered walkway. Continue towards the Ballston Mall Complex (currently under construction) via the covered pathway. The walkway will lead you to the front of the building on N.Glebe Road and you will find the Security Desk for Ballston Tower on your left.
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 SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints
About the Speaker
Anne Marie DiNardo
Anne Marie DiNardo has over 20 years of experience leading projects from large-scale web-based platforms to comprehensive strategic communications solutions for the public sector. She is an expert in a range of Organizational Change Management disciplines including strategic planning, communications, training, online/digital outreach, public speaking and facilitation, interpersonal communications, knowledge management, website/intranet design and content development, storytelling, and writing/editing. She has led numerous high-profile initiatives that include helping position organizations with a focus on branding, conducting outreach campaigns to engage key stakeholders (internal and external) to reinforce program participation, leading user adoption efforts for web-based tools, and launching knowledge sharing platforms for international audiences. She is currently a Stakeholder Engagement and User Adoption Lead for REI Systems supporting both Advisory Services and Open Government business units, and has worked at various consulting companies including The Manoff Group and Deloitte Consulting. She also worked at C-SPAN Television in a number of roles which include media relations and online community building. She earned a Master’s degree in Communications, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, a Master’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University and a Bachelor's degree in Television-Radio from Ithaca College. She has been a certified Project Management Professional since 2006.
About the Ballston Local Community
PMIWDC is excited to announce a new Local Community: the Ballston Local Community hosted by Evoke Research and Consulting. The LC is a forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The LC sessions feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. The sessions are free and PMP attendees earn one PDU. Evoke is a management consulting firm that supports clients across the Federal government.
Please note: upon entering the Ballston Office Tower, you will be required to sign in three separate times. First with the Ballston Tower security desk where they may ask for your identification. Second with Evoke’s front desk personnel. Then one final time for PMI-WDC when you enter Evoke’s main conference room to receive PDU credits. We understand this can be a lengthy process, but it is per Ballston Office Tower and Evoke’s policies