PM 101: Subtle Ways to Improve Efficiency, Boost Productivity, and Foster Creativity

PM 101: Subtle Ways to Improve Efficiency, Boost Productivity, and Foster Creativity


David Schwantes

Sr Managing Consultant, MBA, PMP

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

Event Date
Event Location

Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business- Shenandoah University
600 Millwood Avenue, Halpin-Harrison Hall – Boardroom
Winchester, VA, 22604

Agenda and Cost:

Registration is complimentary.

One of the most common complaints from project managers is that they lack the time to get everything done--but what they are really saying is that they are not making the most of the time they have to focus on the right things. How do project managers know which things are the "right things"? How can we set ourselves up for success tomorrow by improving our productivity, creativity, and focus today? This presentation will summarize the best tips from a variety of productivity gurus and apply them to the field of project management. Project managers will gain an understanding of how they can work with their teams today to get where they want to be tomorrow.

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.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

About the Speaker

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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