Fairview Park Luncheons

PMIWDC hosts a free monthly brown bag lunchtime meeting in the Fairview Park Complex, in Falls Church. This event is made possible by the generous support of Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization. PDUs will be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The Fairview Park Community luncheons are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For security reasons, attendees who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents (resident card holders) must register at least 5 days in advance of the event and must provide a valid passport upon entry to the facility. The Committee Chairs for this program are Kerry-Ann White and Bill Morris who can answer questions you may have. The PMIWDC staff can put you in touch with the event Committee Chairs.

  • Difficult Conversations

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    About the Program

    During this presentation, Lisa and Dave will offer a brief exploration of acceptable and effective ways to embrace the challenge of having difficult conversations. You’ll understand how to challenge others when you encounter various behavioral situations. Practice confronting without confrontation and disagreeing without being disagreeable.

    Conflict avoidance can lead to a decline in overall team performance, therefore it is critically important to be able to effectively address issues as they arise.

    Join Lisa and Dave for a brief exploration of acceptable and effective ways to embrace the challenge of having difficult conversations.

    Difficult Conversations

  • Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

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    About the Program

    Leadership is much more than setting goals and measuring results. Strong project leaders create a culture where people are inspired to do their best work. This one-hour presentation will overview the power Emotional Intelligence can provide and discuss how these traits can be combined to create a personal governance GPS for 21st century project managers.

    Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

  • Deliver Outcomes – Leveraging Benefits Realization Methods

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    About the Program

    This presentation will review how Benefits Realization fits into the overall framework of strategic Projects, Programs and Portfolios. We will review the recommended lifecycle framework for the entire Benefits Realization process and related process tools and methods.

    We will review Benefits Realization in the context of a Program Road Map and discuss related principles of Benefits Reporting. Finally, we will discuss a couple of the most prevalent risks, pitfalls and related best practice recommendations for Benefits Realization Management. We will establish the linkage between Project Management, Benefits Realization and the strategic objectives we all aim to achieve.

    Deliver Outcomes – Leveraging Benefits Realization Methods

  • Strengthening Sponsorship Capacity

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    About the Program

    The success of any project manager is closely tied to the strength of their executive sponsor(s). Yet, it is understood that not all leaders are seasoned in their role as sponsor. The ability to build a coalition of support, being actively engaged, managing resistance and communicating authentically are key skills that all sponsors must have for a project to be successful. Are you trying to figure out how to leverage your role to strengthen the influence of your project sponsor(s)? This one-hour session will provide project managers with key tactics they can use to help their sponsor(s) have maximum impact.

    Strengthening Sponsorship Capacity

  • Having Difficult Conversations

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    About the Program

    These are the discussions we all dread. Delivering bad news, dealing with inappropriate team member behavior, and addressing conflict and misinformation can be stressful and distracting. But as project managers, these difficult conversations come with the job - and how we manage these encounters contributes to the overall success of our projects. When handled calmly and respectfully, even the most challenging situations can be successfully overcome. This presentation will examine how to approach these discussions and provide tips and techniques for the next time you are faced with a difficult conversation.

    The program begins at Noon; however, we ask all attendees to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for security check-in. All visitors must present a valid driver's license to be admitted into the facility.

    Having Difficult Conversations

  • Necessity of Change Management as a part of Project Management

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    About the Program

    The IT industry has progressed to a state where most systems can be developed efficiently and effectively. New technologies and methodologies have become standard in the industry, which help insure technical competence and achieve organizational acceptance and success.

    Organizational acceptance, at the individual staff and unit level, are coming to the forefront in the delivery of new system functionality. People have a variety of concerns with new system implementation including:

    Necessity of Change Management as a part of Project Management

  • Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence

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    About the Program

    Whether you’re in the boardroom, around the proverbial “water cooler,” at a conference, on the phone, or anywhere else: your ability to speak with confidence will drive your career forward -- just as a lack of confidence will frustratingly hold you back.

    In Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence, Christine Clapp will gives you a set of powerful insights and practical strategies that will rapidly transform your public speaking anxiety and apprehension into poise and polish. Get ready to develop your speaking skills in a way that will transform your career -- and change your life!

    Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence

  • Translating Project Performance into Dollars and Cents

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    About the Program

    Getting your PMP doesn't necessarily mean that you will be able to profitably manage projects. Projects have different contractual and financial dimensions that can impact performance from a fiscal view - even if project costs and schedule constraints are met. Project managers are not only expected to deliver quality work n time and under budget, but they also have a key role in ensuring that projects meet the two most important financial goals in most companies - profit and cash.

    Translating Project Performance into Dollars and Cents

  • Radical Risk Identification, Moving Risk Management into the 21st Century

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    About the Program

    The PMBOK defines risk as ‘an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives such as scope, schedule, cost or quality’. Known and unknown risks can impact projects significantly if not addressed. If risks are not identified, they cannot be addressed. If a risk costs $1000 to address early in a project, studies show that cost can increase to $300,000-$500,000 later in the project when hardware, software or both must be modified. Program risk identification is usually an ad hoc, non-comprehensive exercise. An extensive analysis of hundreds of programs has revealed a common set of program risks. By evaluating projects with a standard, comprehensive set of risks, projects can significantly reduce the monies required to address known and unknown risks.

    Radical Risk Identification, Moving Risk Management into the 21st Century

  • Generational Differences in the Workplace

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    About the Program

    Generational Differences in the Workplace

  • A Comparison: ISO 9001:2008, Six Sigma, and CMM

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    About the Program

    These three popular process plans/improvement initiatives are widely adopted by many quality managers to mitigate business risks, enhance customer satisfaction and ensure business success. Today’s competitive environment, organizations invest heavily in process improvement effort. They are, often, confronted with a dilemma: Which is the right initiative to use?

    While there many solutions available for those who wants to solve the problems confronting the organization, there is no one silver bullet-single solution. Any solution or solutions you choose make sure it fits the organization- “Goodness of Fit." To be most effective, all selected improvement initiatives should be unified, integrated - not layered or stove piped.

    A Comparison: ISO 9001:2008, Six Sigma, and CMM

  • The Power of Branding and Marketing

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    About the Program

    Branding tells the world who you are as a project leader and what your project team represents. Few people are able to craft a clear message that shares the clarity of their vision. Join us to learn some basics about branding that will help to differentiate you as a leader as well as your project team’s identity and performance. Interactive group exercises will provide participants a chance to reflect and practice identifying project team strengths.

    The Power of Branding and Marketing

  • How Agile is Changing Everything You Know about Project Management

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    About the Program

    Almost 15 years ago, a group of radically independent thinkers retreated to the mountains of Utah to define a set of practices intended to free the software developer community “from the baggage of Dilbertesque corporations”. When they emerged, the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was born. Their approach advocated iterative, incremental product delivery through frequent customer and team interaction. Now, within the last year, the White House issued a Digital Services Playbook advocating the use of “agile and iterative practices” in the delivery of all U.S. Government digital services projects. How did this approach migrate from gurus to Government? And what implications does this paradigm shift have for traditional project managers?

    How Agile is Changing Everything You Know about Project Management

  • Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks: For Managing Large U.S. Government Cloud Computing Projects

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    About the Program

    Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on "Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks: For Managing Large U.S. Government Cloud Computing Projects," which are emerging models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive R&D-oriented new product development (NPD) projects with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions (at the enterprise, portfolio, and program levels). Dr. Rico will establish the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile program and project management. He’ll provide a brief survey and comparative analysis of the pros and cons of emerging lean and agile frameworks such as Enterprise Scrum, LeSS, DaD, SAFe, and RAGE.

    Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks: For Managing Large U.S. Government Cloud Computing Projects

  • The Business Value of Social Media and Building Trusted Teams

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    About the Program

    Technology has become a major influence in the evolution and use of social media. Many argue that today's social media is not only for private citizens, but more noticeably it has become a tool for marketing and communication shops across the globe. It impacts how organizations communicate to their potential and existing customers. It enables marketing teams the additional outlets to reach more people, people who increasingly spend more time on popular social media platforms.

    The Business Value of Social Media and Building Trusted Teams

  • IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change

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    About the Program

    Information Technology is rapidly changing, with cloud computing, big data, and the internet of things offering massive new benefits to organizations. However, outdated IT management practices can severely hinder agencies’ ability to adopt new technologies. This presentation outlines the challenges CIOs and other IT managers face, and discusses approaches for leveraging emerging technologies.

    IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change

  • Project Management Lessons from the US Postal Service Automation Program

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    About the Program

    The US Postal Service (USPS) has a long history of innovations that have made the agency the most efficient postal service in the world. It was not until about 1986 when computer memory and speed were sufficient to start the move toward automating the entire network of postal facilities. Now over 95% of the nation’s mail is read and sorted solely by machines without a human ever looking at the address until it is about to be delivered.

    The USPS Engineering Systems department led the way by developing systems and engaging suppliers to design machines and software to automate the country’s mail processing centers. John Keegan will discuss the project management lessons learned through the almost 28 years of deploying over 10,000 pieces of automation equipment to some 300 mail plants.

    Project Management Lessons from the US Postal Service Automation Program

  • Organizational Readiness - Are we there yet?

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    About the Program

    Organizational Readiness is a critical success factor for Information Technology deployment projects. Ensuring that an organization is “ready” to use, operate, manage, administer, and support an IT system prior to its deployment will result in a smoother transition to the new system. Organizations that are “ready” will more easily and promptly adopt the newly deployed system fully realizing its intended benefits. This presentation discusses the concept of Organizational Readiness and its importance to project success.

    Organizational Readiness - Are we there yet?

  • The Incredible Power of Average People

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    About the Program

    In 1997 the Pentagon Renovation Program faced a significant challenge. The world’s largest office building was a hastily constructed building which had not been properly maintained or updated during its sixty year life. Initial efforts to renovate the building and to bring it to modern standards had proved disappointing. It appeared inevitable that costs would dramatically escalate, schedules would slip and construction quality would suffer. Already building occupants were complaining about the disappointing quality of projects which were being completed.

    Mr. Walker Lee Evey was a contracting and acquisition specialist, not a construction or design specialist, and he brought a unique perspective on how to achieve success in complex and highly challenging projects.

    The Incredible Power of Average People

  • Using a Program Self-Assessment Model to increase the Likelihood of Success

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    About the Program

    Program Managers especially in the federal environment tend to focus on traditional factors such as cost, schedule and performance to manage programs. While these are good indicators, they do not provide a holistic view of the program. The Program Self-Assessment Model (PAM) was designed to provide program managers with a standardized and holistic way of managing programs and increasing the likelihood of success.

    Using a Program Self-Assessment Model to increase the Likelihood of Success

  • Annual Planning: From Miracle to Methodology

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    About the Program

    Departments and agencies are required to perform miracles or employ heroic acts year after year to meet the requirements of the annual planning processes and capital planning and investment control mandates. Organizations are often plagued with manual processes, decentralized information, multiple data-calls, poor configuration management, and limited collaboration…and the list goes on. Additionally, the investment management process requires alignment with an agency's strategic goals and overall mission, which is often overlooked and forgotten in the mad scramble to “get the documentation done”.

    Annual Planning: From Miracle to Methodology

  • The Project Manager’s World: Leading in Uncertain Times

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    About the Program

    Today’s Project Managers are facing increased uncertainty of budgets, requirements, oversight, and stakeholder expectations. This presentation will explore the role of the PM in leading teams through change while staying focused on delivering value to clients. The discussion will focus on using a number of tools including a change management framework to increase situational awareness, and enhance team communication, agility, and performance.

    The Project Manager’s World: Leading in Uncertain Times

  • Subcontractor Management, Offshore Outsourcing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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    About the Program

    Over the years many organizations have made the decision to use offshore labor. A large amount of this work has been in the area of computer programming. Each organization has a different set of needs which they try to satisfy with offshore outsourcing. Each project has a different set of complexities that add their own unique management issues. This presentation is a “lessons learned” covering the reason to use offshore outsourcing, appropriate expectations for the work, and the special considerations that are needed to manage the subcontractor.

    Subcontractor Management, Offshore Outsourcing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

  • Data to Decisions: Building a Performance Culture

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    About the Program

    Judy England-Joseph, Strategic Advisor with the Partnership for Public Service will discuss the Partnership for Public Service's report entitled Data to Decisions II: Building a Performance Culture (http://ourpublicservice.org/OPS/publications/viewcontentdetails.php?id=212). Judy will talk about the importance of (1) linking mission, objectives and activities to intended outcomes in order to identify what to measure and what not to measure regarding performance, (2) leaders "walking their talk" in demonstrating the value and use of data in making decisions, and (3) meeting people "where they are" in order to build an effective foundation of data collection, analysis and use.

    Data to Decisions: Building a Performance Culture

  • 140 Characters At A Time: How Social Media Can Help You Reach Your Business Objectives

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    About the Program

    Social media has emerged as the fastest way on the planet to disseminate information and entertainment. Over the past five years, social media outlets such as FaceBook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter have grown beyond anyone's imagination. Phrases such as "like us" and "follow us" have become common vernacular.   Business and government are increasingly seeing the advantages of "connecting" to other businesses and customers through social media, and by joining the "conversation," they are prospering. The informality of social media is changing the way we communicate as a society and the speed in which we expect others, including businesses, to respond to us. It’s breaking down the walls between those who provide services and those who want them.

    140 Characters At A Time: How Social Media Can Help You Reach Your Business Objectives

  • The Method in the Madness: An Integrated view of management processes (PM, PGM, PFM, PPBES, EA, CPIC and any other unused letters)

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    Project managers are often frustrated at arbitrary but immovable cost and schedule constraints being set up before even a WBS is in place. How does this happen, and what should a PM do to prevent it or cope with it? Dr. Brown brings his experience of both industry and government to discuss how the many governance frameworks may interact to create that situation, and how a PM can manage expectations. These frameworks are by no means unique to working with the government: every organization has multiple decision processes that may or may not integrate smoothly. The effective program and project manager must understand how to make them work together, and contractors must understand how to use them to create or take advantage of the windows of opportunity they offer.

    The Method in the Madness: An Integrated view of management processes (PM, PGM, PFM, PPBES, EA, CPIC and any other unused letters)

  • Fast Track Project Management Success with SharePoint 2013

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    In today’s project-centric work environment, the ability to coordinate various projects with distributed teams, and making high-level strategic decisions based upon consolidated project progress, risk and resource usage information is critical. Many organizations today waste time and money relying on e-mail, spreadsheets and other manual processes when engaged in time sensitive, highly collaborative project activities. Join Dux Raymond Sy, Innovative-e managing partner and SharePoint MVP, in this interactive session as he shares how you can deliver project management success by leveraging SharePoint with relevant tools such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, mobile devices and even non-Microsoft technologies.

    Fast Track Project Management Success with SharePoint 2013

  • How Do We Do SWOT Analysis - A Few Real Life Examples

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    This presentation provides a quick overview of the SWOT Analysis - the fundamental tool in every one's survival kit - and goes into the 'how to' of its use, using a few interesting and practical examples. Would you believe this has been used from the days of the RAMAYANA, the oldest epic in the world, to the US Presidential elections?

    How Do We Do SWOT Analysis - A Few Real Life Examples

  • What really is SWOT Analysis? Why do we need it?

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    Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it ...in Spain, the best upper sets do it, Lithuanians and Letts do it ....and that is SWOT Analysis, the fundamental tool in every one's survival kit. This presentation will provide a good understanding of SWOT Analysis, including a review of its components, and provide a rationale to the use of SWOT Analysis.

    What really is SWOT Analysis? Why do we need it?

  • Multi-Generational Workforce: Are you Talking to Me?

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    Look around! You can’t help but notice people of all ages working side-by-side in most organizations. Did you realize that for the first time in history the following four generations are working together?

    Multi-Generational Workforce: Are you Talking to Me?

  • Leveraging LinkedIn for Professional and Business Networking

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    Do you use LinkedIn? Have you found new work, found a new customer, shared or learned new information, or established an effective presence on LinkedIn? If not, then you need to attend this content-packed presentation on using LinkedIn. Matthew Weaver will cover both the basics and some valuable approaches and techniques to gain meaningful return from this great professional-oriented social media tool. Matthew has over 7,500 relevant connections, nearly 50 recommendations, manages half-a-dozen LinkedIn groups, and successfully uses LinkedIn for both professional and business networking. Since January 2010, nearly all of Matthew’s new work has come through his efforts on LinkedIn.

    Leveraging LinkedIn for Professional and Business Networking

  • From Data to Decisions: The Power of Analytics

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    Judy England-Joseph, strategic advisor and past director of research at the Partnership for Public Service, will discuss recent research findings about federal agencies' use of analytics and how it helped achieve better program results. The Partnership’s work focused on identifying leading practices that illustrate how data informs decisions and drives meaningful and positive program changes. In particular, the research team set out to learn how employing good data led to changes in how agencies think about their programs and how it led to programmatic insights that influenced their decisions. Judy will also give some highlights of a second report, “From Data to Decisions: Building an Analytics Culture”, due for release on October 17.

    From Data to Decisions: The Power of Analytics

  • Natural Project Management

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    Are you a Tiger, Camel, or a Cat on your project team? Diversity is a critical component of every project, particularly as a new team comes together and learns to co-exist prior to performing. Just what happens when a new project is conceived and the team is selected, initiated, and members don’t get along? There’s a natural flow that every newly formed group, including a project team, moves through before it actually begins to perform. This luncheon presentation ties the underlying concepts of the group dynamics model to some important lessons gleaned from the natural world of animals as a framework for successful team achievement. Don’t miss this informative yet entertaining session.

    Natural Project Management

  • Business Value of Lean & Agile Methods

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    Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on the "Business Value of Lean & Agile Methods: Using ROI and Real Options," which are highly-disciplined contemporary new product development (NPD) approaches for rapidly building high-quality information technology-intensive systems. Dr. Rico will provide a brief introduction to agile methods, an overview of popular agile methods, and a brief survey of the benefits of agile methods as reported by major industry studies (including rarely seen, late-breaking economic data and results from the top consulting firms). Dr. Rico will provide a survey of costs and benefits, a suite of metrics for quantifying business value, a discussion of parametric models, a methodology for estimating ROI, and a comparison of 11 major Agile and Traditional Methods.

    Business Value of Lean & Agile Methods

  • Knowledge Management Within and Across Projects

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    Knowledge is one of the least understood and most critical of project resources. The knowledge required to successfully manage a project is both more and less than that which is captured in the Project Manager’s Book of Knowledge. Successful project management requires more than understanding the process groups, being able to describe the components of the nine knowledge areas, or having the ability to formulate and track progress against a project plan. The knowledge required for each project is unique, and it is embodied, in varying degrees within each member of the project team. What can you do to help ensure that each member of your team has the knowledge that he or she needs? How can you help critical knowledge to be shared among the team members that need it? And how can you protect yourself against losing that knowledge at a crucial time in the project?

    Knowledge Management Within and Across Projects

  • Conquering Procrastination!

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    In one of her best-received workshops, presenter Janice Cairns guides her participants to identify their unique procrastination stumbling blocks and shows us how to release the barriers to achieving our own goals and meeting our responsibilities. Learn from someone who has successfully faced this challenge and moved beyond!

    Learn:

    • How we get “stuck” and “unstuck” in the procrastination cycle.
    • How the brain’s “plasticity” is impacted by our thinking and our actions (or inaction).
    • How differences in neurological processing can cause some of us to be more inclined to resist a new task than others.
    • Successful methods used to “re-train” our brain.
    • How to “re-frame” the challenges in our life and work in order to release our resistance!

    Conquering Procrastination!

  • Federal Procurement Protests, Risk Management

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    A Federal acquisition protest can significantly impact a Government Program.  The impact is greater if the protest is sustained.  A sustained protest can put a Program several months behind schedule and may result in significant additional costs depending on the nature of the acquisition and the program.  This presentation examines the risks inherent in the evaluation and source selection process which may result in a protest being sustained, and provides a basis for understanding and managing these risks.

    Federal Procurement Protests, Risk Management

  • Understanding ‘Generation Y’ in Project Teams

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    Each team not only has its own culture, but within the team each individual has their own characteristics.  By volume, the Baby Boomers are the largest generation, second to them is Generation Y with birth years ranging from early 1980’s to late 1990’s.  As more people enter retirement, Generation Y will become one of the largest generations in the workforce.  Project Managers are bound to work with these young, growing team members.  

    This presentation will present what, who, and why Generation Y is where it is today, practical tips and tools.  The more Project Managers can understand Generation Y, the better we can utilize their strengths in project teams.

    Understanding ‘Generation Y’ in Project Teams

  • Leveraging the Power of PRINCE2 and PMI’s PMBOK Guide

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    For Project Managers working in the U.S., we know that PMI's PMBOK serves as a framework for successfully managing projects. However, did you know that PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is an effective project management methodology used by thousands of project managers worldwide?  This interactive session will provide an overview of PRINCE 2, how PRINCE2 compliments PMI's PMBOK, as well as ways to incorporate PRINCE2 concepts for increased project success.

    Leveraging the Power of PRINCE2 and PMI’s PMBOK Guide

  • Managing Stress in a High Stress Job

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    Anytime you are managing other people or processes that required people, there will be a mistake, a delay, a misunderstanding. All of which throws one off the planned course of action. 

    The result? Stress. 

    Add to this the mounting responsibilities and 24 hour access, and stress becomes a very tangible problem in our workplace, costing thousands of dollars a day. 
    In this presentation you will learn 

    •    How stress affects your performance
    •    How to manage stress (if you choose to) so that you enjoy more days
    •    How to reduce stress in others

    Discover the 3 biggest contributors to stress…the 3Ps of stress. 

    Managing Stress in a High Stress Job

  • A Deep Look at Agile Certifications

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    The Agile certification landscape can be quite complex.  Scrum.org, Scrum Alliance, and the International Consortium for Agile all have multiple levels of Agile certification.  Combine that with the PMI’s new Agile certification, and the choices for Agile certification can be confusing.  This session takes a look at the Agile certifications, the relationships and differences between each certification, and how each certification is obtained.  We will take a look at a complex certification landscape and lay it out in simplified terms to make it easy to navigate the complex world of Agile certifications.

    A Deep Look at Agile Certifications

  • A Deep Look at Agile Certifications

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    The Agile certification landscape can be quite complex.  Scrum.org, Scrum Alliance, and the International Consortium for Agile all have multiple levels of Agile certification.  Combine that with the PMI’s new Agile certification, and the choices for Agile certification can be confusing.  This session takes a look at the Agile certifications, the relationships and differences between each certification, and how each certification is obtained.  We will take a look at a complex certification landscape and lay it out in simplified terms to make it easy to navigate the complex world of Agile certifications.

    A Deep Look at Agile Certifications

  • Enterprise Project Management

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    Noblis is upgrading its enterprise project management system environment. This presentation will focus on lessons learned (from a CEO perspective) and the integration required between project financials, enterprise project management, and the data warehouse (from a technical perspective).

    Enterprise Project Management

  • Connecting Business Strategy to Program Performance

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    How does a program manager effectively tie business strategy to program performance? This presentation will lay out a structured systems approach to program management that enables a project team to; step back and understand the environment in which their program operates, establish flexible plans that accommodate the environment and anticipate future trends, and then execute a program plan with a clear focus on achieving desired strategic goals.

    Connecting Business Strategy to Program Performance

  • Resilience: Some Days You Eat the Bear, Some Days…

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    The ability to bounce back from adversity and misfortune is a critical attribute of successful individuals, successful teams and high performance organizations. Some people are able to overcome the most horrific personal tragedies and succeed against overwhelming odds. Others are devastated by relatively minor occurrences and never regain their composure. One company will weather the storm of disaster and emerge stronger than ever while another firm, faced with the same challenges, will fail. A successful project team that experiences a serious set-back will get back on track quickly while less successful teams will flounder. How is it that some individuals and teams are able to survive hardships and others are not? The reasons can be summarized in one word – resilience.

    Resilience: Some Days You Eat the Bear, Some Days…

  • The Design and Construction of Sustainable or LEED Buildings

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    The Design and Construction of Sustainable or LEED Buildings

    featuring

    Javorka Saracevic, Green AP
    Senior Project Manager, AtSite

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    The Design and Construction of Sustainable or LEED Buildings

  • Lessons learned in managing joint Chinese and American project teams

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    Lessons learned in managing joint Chinese and American project teams

    featuring

    Tim Porter
    Assistant Professor, George Mason University

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Friday, June 17, 2011 

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Lessons learned in managing joint Chinese and American project teams

  • The Threshold Generation

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    The Threshold Generation

    featuring

    Valli Swerdlow, MSW
    President, VALLI Associates

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    The Threshold Generation

  • Agile Project Management - Truths and Misconceptions Exposed

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    Agile Project Management – Truths and Misconceptions Exposed

    featuring

    Richard K. Cheng, PMP, CSP
    Managing Consultant, Agile Center of Excellence, Lead
    Excella Consulting

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Agile Project Management - Truths and Misconceptions Exposed

  • Effectively Leveraging Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 for Project Management Success

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    Effectively Leveraging Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 for Project Management Success

    featuring

    Dux Raymond Sy, PMP
    Innovative-e, Inc., Managing Partner

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Effectively Leveraging Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 for Project Management Success

  • Leading LEADERS

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    Leading LEADERS

    featuring

    David S. Maurer
    Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret.), PMP

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Thursday, August 19, 2010

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Leading LEADERS

  • Generating Risk Contingencies with (Statistical) Confidence

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    Generating Risk Contingencies with (Statistical) Confidence

    featuring

    Denis F. Cioffi, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Decision Sciences Department
    The George Washington University

     

    Generating Risk Contingencies with (Statistical) Confidence

  • Fairview Park Luncheon - Trust and Influence: What Every Successful PM Needs to Know

    Trust and Influence: What Every Successful PM Needs to Know

    featuring

    Andrea Howe
    Consultant, Trusted Advisor Associates, LLC

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

    11:30 am:Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Fairview Park Luncheon - Trust and Influence: What Every Successful PM Needs to Know

  • Fairview Park Luncheon - Project Plan Ninja

    Project Plan Ninja

    featuring

    Sunjay K. Pandey

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    11:30 am:Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Fairview Park Luncheon - Project Plan Ninja

  • Fairview Park Luncheon - Joanne Aaronson, PMP - Creative Techniques for Project Success

    Creative Techniques for Project Success

    featuring

    Joanne Aaronson, PMP

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm 1:00 pm: Program

    Fairview Park Luncheon - Joanne Aaronson, PMP - Creative Techniques for Project Success

  • Fairview Park Luncheon - Project Management, Quality Management, and Domain Knowledge

    Project Management, Quality Management, and Domain Knowledge: A Crowning Achievement in a Dental Office

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    Dr. James Stephen Eaves, DDS, FAGD
    Mrs. Kathleen Eaves, PMP, CMQ/OE, CQA

    Free Program - No Cost to Attend

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Fairview Park Luncheon - Project Management, Quality Management, and Domain Knowledge

  • Fairview Park Luncheon - Cancelled Due to Weather

    Due to the recent blizzard and the predicted weather reports for Tuesday, we have made the decision to cancel the Wednesday, February 10, 2010 event featuring Dr. James Eaves and Mrs. Kathleen Eaves on "Project Management, Quality Management, and Domain Knowledge: A Crowning Achievement in a Dental Office"

    Project Management, Quality Management, and Domain Knowledge: A Crowning Achievement in a Dental Office

    featuring

    Dr. James Stephen Eaves, DDS, FAGD
    Mrs. Kathleen Eaves, PMP, CMQ/OE, CQA

    Fairview Park Luncheon - Cancelled Due to Weather

  • October Fairview Park Luncheon - Michael R. Van Dyke - "Bringing Your 'A' Game"

    Bringing Your "A" Game

    Authentic Leadership in Project Management

    featuring

    Michael R. Van Dyke,PMP
    President, Serengeti Enterprises, Inc.

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    October Fairview Park Luncheon - Michael R. Van Dyke - "Bringing Your 'A' Game"

  • September Fairview Park Luncheon - John Keegan, PMP - "US Postal Service - Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS)"

    US Postal Service — Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS)

    featuring

    John Keegan, PMP
    Manager Automation Equipment
    United States Postal Service Engineering Department

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    September Fairview Park Luncheon - John Keegan, PMP - "US Postal Service - Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS)"

  • August Fairview Park Luncheon - W. Scott Nainis, PhD - "Schedule Management for Complex Projects"

    "How to be Effective in a Functional Organization"

    featuring

    Ceci Coates US Department of State

    Date and Time:

    Wednesday July 22, 2009 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    1 PDU Credit for Certified PMPs

    Costs:

      The there is no cost to attend the luncheon. PMI membership not required.

      Register at the door. Pre-registration is not required to attend.

    Location:

    Madison South Auditorium.
    US Patent and Trademark office
    600 Dulany Street
    Alexandria VA 22314

    Meto-Accessible via King Street Status
    See below for driving directions

    August Fairview Park Luncheon - W. Scott Nainis, PhD - "Schedule Management for Complex Projects"

  • July Fairview Park Luncheon - John E. Freeman - "PM in the Brave New World of the Knowledge Revolution"

    Project Management in the Brave New World of the Knowledge Revolution
    Where the Customer is treated as a Co-Producer with Evolving Needs and the Project is Never Done

    featuring

    John E. Freeman
    Agile Team Effectiveness Coach
    Independent Consultant

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    July Fairview Park Luncheon - John E. Freeman - "PM in the Brave New World of the Knowledge Revolution"

  • May Fairview Park Luncheon - Jim Vandak, PMP - "Successful Event Planning through Project Management"

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    Successful Event Planning through Project Management

    featuring

    Jim Vandak, PMP
    Director, Army Ten-Miler
    Joint Force HQ-NCR, US Army Military District of Washington

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Thursday, May 7, 2009

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    May Fairview Park Luncheon - Jim Vandak, PMP - "Successful Event Planning through Project Management"

  • Canceled - April Fairview Park Luncheon - W. Scott Nainis, PhD. - "Schedule Management for Complex Projects"

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    Schedule Management for Complex Projects

    featuring

    W. Scott Nainis, PhD.
    Senior Principal, Noblis

    Cancellation Notice: 

    We regret that this event has been cancelled due to unforseen complications. 

    The PMIWDC Fairview Park team is working on a date later this year to reschedule Scott’s presentation. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    Canceled - April Fairview Park Luncheon - W. Scott Nainis, PhD. - "Schedule Management for Complex Projects"

  • March Fairview Park Luncheon - Robert Vorthman - "Does Scope Constrain Best Practice?"

    Does Scope Constrain Best Practice?

    featuring

    Robert Vorthman, PMP
    Principal Engineer, Noblis

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    March Fairview Park Luncheon - Robert Vorthman - "Does Scope Constrain Best Practice?"

  • January Fairview Park Luncheon - Mike Nelson and Shawn Margolis - "The Modern PMO – New Goals, New Organization"

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    The Modern PMO – New Goals, New Organization

    featuring

    Michael Nelson, PMP, Principal Engineer, Noblis
    Shawn Margolis, Senior Principal, Noblis

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    January Fairview Park Luncheon - Mike Nelson and Shawn Margolis - "The Modern PMO – New Goals, New Organization"

  • October Fairview Park Luncheon - Larry Cloyed - The I-495 HOT Lanes PPTA

    The I-495 HOT Lanes PPTA

    featuring

    Larry Cloyed

    Senior Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    October Fairview Park Luncheon - Larry Cloyed - The I-495 HOT Lanes PPTA

  • September Fairview Lunch - Melissa Davies - Leveraging Diversity

    "Leveraging Diversity for Interaction and Creativity"

    featuring

    Melissa Davies

    Wise Ways Consulting, Inc.

    Register Online

    Location and Date

    Wednesday, September 10

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    September Fairview Lunch - Melissa Davies - Leveraging Diversity

  • August Fairview Luncheon - Joanne Aaronson - "Right Brain Creativity"

    "Right Brain Creativity for Left Brain People: A Project Manager’s Experience"

    featuring

    Joanne Aaronson, PMP

    President and CEO
    Life Transformations, LLC

    Register Online

     

    Location

    August 5th, 2008

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    August Fairview Luncheon - Joanne Aaronson - "Right Brain Creativity"

  • July Fairview Luncheon - Christine MacNulty - "Effects-Based Thinking”

    "The Importance of Effects-Based Thinking ”

    featuring

    Christine A. R. MacNulty, FRSA

    President and CEO
    Applied Futures, Inc.

    Register Online

     

    Location

    July 16th, 2008

    11:30 am: Networking
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

    July Fairview Luncheon - Christine MacNulty - "Effects-Based Thinking”

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