I Inspire: Telling Your Inspirational Story
Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
Evoke Research and Consulting
671 North Glebe Rd, Ste 1600
Arlington, VA, 22203
Registration is complimentary.
Networking 11:30 - 12:00.
Each of us has our own undiscovered, inspirational story. We may not recognize our own accomplishments. We may not have articulated our achievements into a personal narrative. Or, we may be uncomfortable talking about ourselves.
In reality, we all have achieved great things. We have overcome challenges or difficulties. We have demonstrated integrity, courage, and bravery. We have succeeded beyond our expectations. We simply have not expressed or shared them.
We can use our personal stories to build our own confidence and acknowledge our value and contribution. Through our stories we can share our values and beliefs. We can impart our experience and wisdom. We can also motivate and inspire others.
Storytelling figures prominently in all societies. Stories also create and foster corporate cultures. As project managers, we can use our stories to build, develop, and motivate our teams. Teams with high emotional intelligence are 40% more likely to deliver successful projects.
In “I Inspire,” Mr. Zucker motivates participants to find their voice and develop their own personal narrative; he:
• Describes the arc of the inspirational story,
• Outlines the elements of a good story, and
• Guides participants through the initial steps of finding and telling their own inspirational story.
Bring your own lunch.
About the Speaker
Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP
Alan Zucker was practicing Agile techniques well before the term was coined. In the early 1990s he employed the agile principles of collaboration, minimal documentation, to deliver a mission critical, mainframe application for the US Treasury. His agile skills were further honed during his years in the fast paced and dynamic telecommunications industry. He also played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a major financial institution; during this period, the number of annual production releases increased 4-fold, average release durations declined by two-thirds, and project management execution costs were cut in half.
In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. He provides Agile, DevOps, and traditional project management training. He also works closely with his clients as they transform their practices.
Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (ACP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Scale Agilist (SAFe 4.0 SA).
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