Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

  • A Real-World Case for Restructuring Programs and Creating Organizational Change

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    Project Management in Driving Digital Transformation at Scale and Speed

    A Real-World Case for Restructuring Programs and Creating Organizational Change

  • Mind the Gap: Managing Motivation in Your Organization

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    About the Program

    Being motivated at work allows us to succeed. And yet, often there are barriers, seen and unseen, that frustrate our ability to be persistently motivated. These frustrations, generated by the gap between personal expectations and organizational reality sap our ability to stay on the path of success. Like a hiker on a long trail, we ask “how can I keep at this?!” In this extension of his “Leadership Lessons from an AT Thru-Hike,” Kendall provides a framework for seeing the sources of demotivation and provides insight from management theory on how you can manage your motivation within your environment.

    Mind the Gap: Managing Motivation in Your Organization

  • The Only Team Role Model You’ll Ever Need

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    You will appreciate yourself and others, in a unique and new way. You will resolve even your toughest team problems, in a new way. You will learn the S.M.A.R.T. way to make your team love you (no kidding!). Too good to believe? I have a special offer for the doubters among you. Come and find out!

    The Only Team Role Model You’ll Ever Need

  • Kicking Off Your First Agile Project

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    So your organization is going “Agile” now and you are overwhelmed with all this terminology like backlog, user stories, sprint, daily stand ups, etc. Where do you start? What does it take to kick off your first Agile project? How do you setup your team for success? In this talk, we will explore the essential elements for kicking off your first Agile project and possible options to setup your team and project for success.

    Kicking Off Your First Agile Project

  • A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management

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    About the Presentation

    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.

    A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management

  • Getting a Handle on Organizational Change and Change in Agile Projects

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    Do the people in your organization change because they are told to or need to? Do they resist? Any malicious compliance? Having fun yet? In this session, techniques are described for deploying new practices across the organization, and then how to manage process, people and scope changes within an Agile project.

    Getting a Handle on Organizational Change and Change in Agile Projects

  • Managing Agile Projects: Adaptive Planning & Full Life-Cycle

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    This two-day Agile Training course offers hands-on practices in Adaptive Planning, Product Roadmap and Backlog, Estimating Practices, and Agile Metrics for measuring and reporting on project progress. The Introduction to Agile class will introduce the student to the key reasons why an Agile approach is so essential for many projects today. We will review the principle Agile methodologies in use today, define the different stakeholder roles on Agile projects, the stages of the Agile project lifecycle, and how Lean and Value-driven delivery is applied throughout the stages of the Agile lifecycle. As we discuss these concepts, we will review key Agile estimating methods, prioritization schemes for rating value, voting methods and decision-making techniques, and also key techniques for improving communications and team performance. The class will go through different case examples to discuss how the key Agile approaches and tools-techniques are used.

    Managing Agile Projects: Adaptive Planning & Full Life-Cycle

  • Managing Agile Projects: Adaptive Planning & Full Life-Cycle

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    This two-day Agile Training course offers hands-on practices in Adaptive Planning, Product Roadmap and Backlog, Estimating Practices, and Agile Metrics for measuring and reporting on project progress. The Introduction to Agile class will introduce the student to the key reasons why an Agile approach is so essential for many projects today. We will review the principle Agile methodologies in use today, define the different stakeholder roles on Agile projects, the stages of the Agile project lifecycle, and how Lean and Value-driven delivery is applied throughout the stages of the Agile lifecycle. As we discuss these concepts, we will review key Agile estimating methods, prioritization schemes for rating value, voting methods and decision-making techniques, and also key techniques for improving communications and team performance. The class will go through different case examples to discuss how the key Agile approaches and tools-techniques are used.

    Managing Agile Projects: Adaptive Planning & Full Life-Cycle

  • Transition from Manager to a Leader

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    About the Program

    The hard work and commitment finally paid off. Your senior VP congratulated you and announced that you are promoted to the senior manager position. You are faced with the prospect of management role first time. These type of career transitions, often exciting and at the same time frightening. In the wake of successful promotion, you are wondering if there must-know field proven guiding principles that will lead you through the coming days - may be less painful but a successful path.

    Transition from Manager to a Leader

  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services' Agile Transformation

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    Historically, federal delivery has been slow, late, incomplete, and over budget. Using modern development practices, agile, DevSecOps, cloud, etc., US Citizenship and Immigration Services has evolved over the past 6 years from yearly releases to production to daily production releases with zero down time on large applications with multiple teams. Joshua Seckel led and directed USCIS as the Applied Technology Division Chief where he was responsible for Quality Assurance, Independent Test, Enterprise Architecture, Release Management, and Agile Coaching for all of USCIS. He created and implemented the policies that allowed development teams to be able to move from waterfall slower delivery to DevSecOps delivery on par with many commercial companies. This discussion will look at the cultural and technical challenges and solutions that were found at USCIS during this transformation.

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services' Agile Transformation

  • OCI's from a Contractor's Perspective

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    This presentation will cover the current state of the market, how to build an effective staffing plan and execute on the recruitment side, and the Art of Recruitment.

    OCI's from a Contractor's Perspective

  • Expect the Unexpected – Mitigating Hidden Risks in a Global Environment

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    This session will share lessons learned by corporations, large and small, when encountering unexpected situations while operating outside their home country. Dr. Kraljevic will introduce a proven methodology that will enable you to view the word from a ground-breaking perspective. Her engaging presentation will help you sharpen the global skills needed to successfully manage global projects when the unexpected happens.

    Expect the Unexpected – Mitigating Hidden Risks in a Global Environment

  • Maximizing the Value of Your PMI Membership

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    This presentation will detail the many service offerings from both PMI and the PMI Washington, D.C. Chapter. It will show you how PMI resources can increase your knowledge, grow your network and advance your career.

    Maximizing the Value of Your PMI Membership

  • Power-Ups for Influence, Impact, and Innovation

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    In this interactive and high-energy program, Josef shows you techniques to unleash your influence. Balancing your expertise with the right interpersonal skill set allows you to advance your work and the effectiveness of your team. Josef presents a ‘toolbox’ packed with instantly usable techniques, ideas and methods designed to give you a smart, proven, communication-based approach to the challenges and opportunities you face every day. As an outcome, you will gain influence, impact and drive innovation in your organization.

    Power-Ups for Influence, Impact, and Innovation

  • Influencing without Authority

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    This presentation will examine the challenges technology projects encounter; how to translate strategic goals into a portfolio of projects; how to select technology projects; assembling a portfolio that will have the highest return on investment for an organization; and developing a performance monitoring system to manage a project portfolio.

    Influencing without Authority

  • Transition from Manager to a Leader

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    The hard work and commitment finally paid off. Your senior VP congratulated you and announced that you are promoted to the senior manager position. You are faced with the prospect of management role first time. These type of career transitions, often exciting and at the same time frightening. In the wake of successful promotion, you are wondering if there must-know field proven guiding principles that will lead you through the coming days - may be less painful but a successful path.


    You are not alone in this transitional struggle. According to a study by a Deloitte comprising of 7,000 organizations about, 89% of executives rated “strengthening the leadership pipeline,” an urgent issue Organizations are continuously promoting people into management, and those new leaders struggle with the transition.

    Transition from Manager to a Leader

  • Presentation, "Change Leadership Coaching that Gets Results!

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    About the Presentation

    In today’s competitive job market, professional development is a springboard for those who want to reach the top. Today I will discuss how leadership, personal branding and networking are the ultimate tools to boost your confidence and knowledge and create a competitive edge to attain the next professional level you desire.

    Presentation, "Change Leadership Coaching that Gets Results!

  • A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management

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    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.

    A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management

  • Project Management in Driving Digital Transformation at Scale and Speed

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    Project Management in Driving Digital Transformation at Scale and Speed

    Project Management in Driving Digital Transformation at Scale and Speed

  • A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management

    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.

    A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management

  • Leadership is not a Solo Sport -- Super Powers for Project Leaders

    Join PMIWDC and begin your training program to hone the four superpowers every project manager has within themselves to become a Most Valuable Project Leader (MVPL). This interactive session will help you jumpstart your career with a professional bang as you learn how to leverage your personal team leadership super powers. Come prepared to participate in a scrimmage session that will help you flex your project leader muscles as you:

    • integrate the facets of the Diamond Leadership Model

    • enhance skills mapped by PMI’s Talent Triangle

    • channel your innate leadership capabilities

    • discover how to become the best person you can be

    Leadership is not a Solo Sport -- Super Powers for Project Leaders

  • Lean & Agile Organizational Leadership

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    About the Presentation

    Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on "Lean & Agile Organizational Leadership: Establishing Vision, Guidance, & Trust to Unleash Enterprise Competitiveness," 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). It establishes the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile methods, principles, and core ideas. It provides a brief history and comparative analysis of lean and agile methods, project management, and portfolio frameworks. Then it provides multiple histories of the fields of organizational leadership, administration, and management over the last 100 years.

    Lean & Agile Organizational Leadership

  • From Stress to Success: Getting to the Tipping Point in 10 Minutes

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    About the Presentation

    If you want to strengthen teams and get better results having managers who the coach is key.

    But in the past, it’s been difficult for busy managers to shift from the traditional management style of telling people what to do rather than taking on the coaching approach of asking. Why? In today’s world managers are stretched more thinly than ever before, continually finding themselves stuck with just too much on their plate. They don’t have time to add another task to their job description but need to coach someone fast and as part of the work they already do - not in addition to it.

    From Stress to Success: Getting to the Tipping Point in 10 Minutes

  • Risk Management and Judgement under Uncertainty

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    Location

    475 Aquia Towne Center Drive - Suite 305

    Stafford, VA 22554

    There is no such thing as perfect knowledge. Risk – either negative or positive – is a function of uncertainty about the project and its environment. Risk Management is the disciplined approach to managing uncertainty by encouraging proactive thinking about project, program, and portfolio outcomes. Risk Management saves time, money, and human resources because it forces project teams to consider the “what ifs” that could happen to the project, and in doing so, teams develop strategies for handling threats and opportunities before they become issues.

    Risk Management and Judgement under Uncertainty

  • Managing Motivation: Leadership Lessons from an AT Thru-Hike

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    About the Program

    Leadership, management, and motivation are not just metaphors, but things that the physicality of an endurance hike can inform…and it comes with beautiful trail pictures. 8 lessons from the trail remind us of how to self-manage and manage teams, all learned from the physicality of the trail. These lessons lead to a realization of a simple technique to manage personal motivation to take on challenges.

    Learning Objectives
    Participants will learn a technique for managing motivation that empowers success, as well as be reminded of 8 steps that have applied directly to the management of projects to help us be better managers and leaders.

    Managing Motivation: Leadership Lessons from an AT Thru-Hike

  • Assessing the Maturity of Agile Teams

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    About the Program

    We will discuss different models of assessing agile teams maturity and approaches to generate a coaching action plan. Specific items that will be addressed include; TDA (Team Diagnostic Assessment) Digital Services Playbook

    Assessing the Maturity of Agile Teams

  • Agile Contracting

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    About the Presentation

     

    This event will review the application of agile software development principles in corporate support functions.

    Agile Contracting

  • Using People Analytics to Recover Projects in Trouble

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    About the Program

    We will demonstrate how behaviors can be used to understand project challenges and people analytics can be used to recover projects in trouble.

    We will use a mini case study approach to engage participants in exploring the contribution of behaviors to common project problems, e.g., cost overruns, schedule delays, organizational power struggles and politics, and resourcing conflict.

    Participants will then be invited to identify the relative benefits of having project teams created on the basis of work area representation, versus technical knowledge and skills, versus behavioral composition.

    In this way, participants will learn a new way to increase the probability of project success from inception.

    Using People Analytics to Recover Projects in Trouble

  • Managing Stakeholders with Competing Priorities

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    About the Program

    When managing a project within your own organization, or a client’s, a project manager may encounter stakeholders with priorities that do not align. For instance, one stakeholder may view a project as a necessary investment, while another may view the project as a waste of time and money. If those priorities are competing, this can have a negative effect on the project’s outcome by causing delays, excessive frustration, or even project failure.

    This presentation will review case studies from Afghanistan, teaching 8th graders and private sector clients to discuss techniques that will assess the stakeholder’s motivations and goals, and engage the stakeholder in a way that helps gain buy-in and minimizes the negative effect on the project and helps complete the project on time, within budget, and within scope.

    Managing Stakeholders with Competing Priorities

  • Influencing Without Authority

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    About the Program

    It's the number one complaint of project managers -- I have all this responsibility and no authority. We have extraordinary authority! But the key is to leverage it. The challenge is ensuring that we acknowledge and apply the right types of authority in the right situations. It's a matter of exerting influence. Carl Pritchard takes us through the mechanics of influence and a few basic steps we can take to make sure we're influencing the right people...the right way.

    Influencing Without Authority

  • 8 Stakeholder Relationship Techniques

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    About the Program

    Project planning and execution depend on the project manager’s ability to address the needs, concerns, and expectations of stakeholders and align their engagement with a shared vision for success. In this interactive presentation, participants will discuss techniques PMs and PMOs can use to forge and nurture effective relationships and expedite alignment on objectives. Included are tips for managing difficult stakeholders, active listening techniques that can mitigate stakeholder resistance, and guidance on effective touch points with sponsors.

    8 Stakeholder Relationship Techniques

  • Using People Analytics to Recover Projects in Trouble

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    About the Presentation

    We will demonstrate how behaviors can be used to understand project challenges and people analytics can be used to recover projects in trouble.

    We will use a mini case study approach to engage participants in exploring the contribution of behaviors to common project problems, e.g., cost overruns, schedule delays, organizational power struggles and politics, and resourcing conflict.

    Participants will then be invited to identify the relative benefits of having project teams created on the basis of work area representation, versus technical knowledge and skills, versus behavioral composition.

    In this way participants will learn a new way to increase the probability of project success from inception.

    Using People Analytics to Recover Projects in Trouble

  • The Public Sector - Resolving Today’s Leadership Challenges

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    About the Presentation

    We’ll have an interactive breakfast discussing some of the practical differences and challenges facing project managers and senior leadership in the National Capital Region. It’s an opportunity to compare expectations and aligning actionable approaches to achieving better understood objectives. It’s all about doing things better rather than harder.

    The Public Sector - Resolving Today’s Leadership Challenges

  • Overcoming Key Barriers to Digital Transformation

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    About the Event

    Many executives understand the importance of a successful digital transformation for their organization; however, potential key barriers are preventing them being digitally enabled.

    This session identifies key potential barriers to digital transformation and viable strategies for small and mid-market business owners and executives. By avoiding these pitfalls, executives can quickly and effectively transform their business to lower costs, implement better operational controls, and offer more competitive prices to eliminate the risk of digital disruptors.

    The 7 Steps to Digital Transformation outlined the steps to a successful digital transformation. This topic is the next session in the series to guide small and midmarket companies through a successful digital transformation.

    Overcoming Key Barriers to Digital Transformation

  • Want to Make Your Stakeholder Relationships Rock? Try These 8 Techniques

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    About the Program

    Project planning and execution depend on the project manager’s ability to address the needs, concerns, and expectations of stakeholders and align their engagement with a shared vision for success. In this interactive presentation, participants will discuss techniques PMs and PMOs can use to forge and nurture effective relationships and expedite alignment on objectives. Included are tips for managing difficult stakeholders, active listening techniques that can mitigate stakeholder resistance, and guidance on effective touch points with sponsors.

    Want to Make Your Stakeholder Relationships Rock? Try These 8 Techniques

  • Navy Federal Credit Union - PMO Of the Year and Beyond

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    About the Program

    Navy Federal’s IT PMO had a great, solid foundation that allowed us to be chosen as PMI’s 2015 PMO of the Year. So, what happens AFTER you’re selected as PMO of the Year? How do you keep the momentum going and build upon solid practices and procedures? What are we doing to serve our internal customers, as well as our over six million members? We’ll discuss what we’ve done over the past year to take our PMO to the next level, including benefits realization, increased productivity, financial/contract management, and portfolio management.

    The presentation will touch upon:

    Navy Federal Credit Union - PMO Of the Year and Beyond

  • Network Interaction Modeling

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    About the Presentation

    Network interaction modeling is a unique approach to analyzing business operations and understanding the interactions across an organization. With the growing pressure on organizations to do more with less – and more quickly than ever before – Network Interaction Modeling’s ability to save time and resources through targeted process and business unit improvement is increasingly relevant. NIM allows executives to dynamically view an organization’s interactions, from across the enterprise all the way down to specific, targeted connection. Its intuitive presentation, customizable quantitative analysis capabilities, and unique enterprise approach enable rapid, one-of-a-kind insight, driving change to an agency’s mission.

    Network Interaction Modeling

  • Agile and Risk

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    About the Program

    As we migrate to more and more organizations adopting Agile, there's a sense that risk management may be left behind (or incorporated as a part of the Agile equation). Carl Pritchard takes a look at the integration of risk into the Agile space, and examines the heightened importance of tolerances, thresholds, and triggers. He also begins the conversation about using the classic quantification tools (like Monte Carlo) and applying risk responses in an Agile-aware environment.

    Agile and Risk

  • 7 Steps to Digitizing Your Business

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    About the Event

    Customers have been spoiled. Thanks to companies such as Amazon, Airbnb, Dropbox, Netflix, and Uber they now expect every organization to deliver products swiftly, with a seamless user experience.

    As a result, customers want to buy a phone from their telecommunications provider and have it activated and set up immediately out of the box. They expect to log in to an auto insurance website and get a quote and quickly compare against other providers before they buy. They want to submit an application, get a decision within minutes and obtain a digital proof of insurance instantly once they purchase a plan. They want to easily find the nearest pizza delivery service, order online, and get status of their order once they purchase.

    7 Steps to Digitizing Your Business

  • How to present a winning Business case in 5 slides?

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    You’ve already put a great deal of work into preparing a solid business case for your project or idea. But when it comes to the critical presentation phase, how do you earn the support of decision makers in the room? How do you present your case so that it’s clear and straightforward while also persuasive?
    This presentation introduces a practical framework for developing Executive Briefings and Presentations on the contents of your Business Case. Participants will explore a step-by-step approach to designing concise, information-packed presentations using Strategic Business Case Canvas that provides structure and visual guidance for creating powerful presentations.

    How to present a winning Business case in 5 slides?

  • Seven Secrets of Highly Effective Retrospectives

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    About the Presentation

    Retrospectives are the core of agility. And yet they are often the scrum ceremony that is most frequently skipped. Many teams like the idea of the retrospective but find them boring, or worse ineffective.

    Join Retrium CEO and Co-Founder David Horowitz as he reveals seven secrets that lead to effective retrospectives. You'll learn:* The best way to ensure your retrospectives lead to real change* The "pledge" everyone on your team must take before participating* How to know who to include in each retrospective* The single most important thing you can do to keep your team engaged during the retro* And much, much more!

    Seven Secrets of Highly Effective Retrospectives

  • The Rebirth of Business Relationship Management

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    About the Program

    Business Relationship Management (BRM) is emerging as an essential discipline and organizational capability to optimize, realize, and sustain the value of investments in new business capability. As a discipline it is most visible and mature in managing external relationships with customers (B2C) and business partners (B2B). It is now emerging as a strategic capability within the enterprise seeking to unite internal providers and business partners across the value creation cycle. Emerging most visibly in harnessing the value of Information Technology, the BRM discipline is also applicable to optimizing the value of shared services to business partners and the enterprise at large.

    The Rebirth of Business Relationship Management

  • Build Quality In, Not at the End

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    About the Presentation

    Do you ship buggy products? Have you experienced a culture where people think, "It's not my job." Do you struggle with influencing individuals, teams and management to embrace practices that produce quality products? We are going to run an exercise that highlights advantages to adopt testing as early as possible in a project and what happens when you don't. We will also talk about recommended approaches to bring testing earlier into the project timeline.

    Build Quality In, Not at the End

  • Leading/Managing Multiple Generations of Employees

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    About the Program

    How do you manage the up and coming generation? How do you manage someone who has already retired? What about someone who is a part-timer? Come and listen to Ray Cowan, General Manager of Chick-fil-A in Winchester as he presents tricks of the trade in striking a chord managing multiple generations.

    Join us for our first breakfast time event for the PMIWDC Shenandoah Valley Community, earn a PDU, and network with other Project Management Professionals in the Shenandoah Valley. Light breakfast will be served.

    Leading/Managing Multiple Generations of Employees

  • Fostering Innovation in Projects

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    About the Presentation

    Innovation is not always associated with project management but projects are one time opportunities and unique endeavors. Sometimes they may be the only time for organizations to innovate as the opportunities may simply not exist after the project. This presentation is based on several case studies in innovation from the First Industrial Revolution primarily the Transcontinental Railroad but also the Ironbridge, and Stockton Darlington Railway. These case studies have rarely been associated with innovation (and projects) and this is what makes this presentation so unique. Through these case studies the presentation highlights the importance of innovation and why it needs to be considered in projects.

    Fostering Innovation in Projects

  • Leading Language - Word Neutrality

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    About the Presentation

    The words we use have a charge.

    Do you want to Engage and Elicit, or Direct and Dissuade? A lot can depend on the words you use.

    Attend this highly interactive session to learn how you might be unconsciously conversing in ways that take you farther from your intended goals.

    Leading Language - Word Neutrality

  • Searching for - and Finding - Your Dream Job!

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    About the Presentation

    There are many reasons why experienced professionals may decide to start searching for a new position. Once you've identified that it's time to move on to the next challenge, embarking on a job search can seem overwhelming!

    This presentation will offer insights on effective, successful search strategies, whether looking for your next contract opportunity or full-time position. From developing your brand and updating resumes to effective networking and research activities, this presentation will offer practical, actionable advice that will make your search what is should be...fun!

    Searching for - and Finding - Your Dream Job!

  • PMI Talent Triangle and Managing Through the Perfect Storm

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    About the Program

    This event will include two presentations:

    First, Chris Grassmuck will share information about PMI's recently released Talent Triangle, and how this will influence future Shenandoah Valley Community events.

    Second, David Schwantes will present "Managing Through the Perfect Storm" sharing a recent project experience in Lublin, Poland through IBM's Corporate Services Corps.

    Come join us for this lunchtime event, earn a PDU, and network with other Project Management Professionals in the Shenandoah Valley. Light sandwiches and chips will be served.

    PMI Talent Triangle and Managing Through the Perfect Storm

  • Project Management Lessons Learned through Quips, Quotes, Anecdotes and Stories

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    About the Program

    What happens when you inject a little humor into a project? Or prepare an introductory funny story for a meeting you know is going to be tense? Or you just realize that you’re not the first PM to go through the wringer or get stuck a specific situation?

    Project Management Lessons Learned through Quips, Quotes, Anecdotes and Stories

  • "How to Train your Sponsor"

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    About the Presentation

    Having trouble getting your sponsor to focus on your project? Did their engagement end when the charter was signed? What!? They didn’t even read the charter? If you want to improve your sponsor relationship and get exactly what you need from them to keep you project moving forward, this webinar was built for you. Unfortunately, most sponsors don’t understand what is expected of them. Why would they? We haven’t told them, yet! We start with a sponsor assessment to help you evaluate the kind of sponsor you have for your project. That is key to understanding what comes next.

    "How to Train your Sponsor"

  • The Code of Trust

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    About the Presentation

    In this talk, Robin shares his strategies that he teaches to CEOs, agents, and other leaders on how to build trust with anyone in any situation.

    The Code of Trust

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

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    About the Presentation

    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.

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

  • Avoiding the Agile Death March

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    About the Presentation

    In project management, the phrase "death march" refers to the demoralizing experience people assigned to a doomed project have just prior to and during its death throes. Agile teams generally avoid this type of death march, but can experience another, potentially more harmful, death march. Join us to explore this risk and discuss how to avoid the agile death march.

    Avoiding the Agile Death March

  • Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Practices Stick in a Skeptical Organization

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    About the Program

    Has your organization tried to implement project, portfolio or program management and ended up rejecting it? Or maybe it has never actually tried holding itself accountable at all? And now you're the one who gets to make it happen.

    The challenge is that people don't want to be changed, even when they know it is in their best interest. In this session, Dr. Douglas Brown provides an overview of an alternative refined over 20 years of experience in PMO implementations. The Simmer System(TM) is a step-wise approach to improving organizational processes and creating lasting change with a minimum of conflict. Think of this approach as a way to help managers help themselves instead of throwing darts at you.

    Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Practices Stick in a Skeptical Organization

  • Why A Powerful Personal Story Can Transform Your Career

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    About the Presentation

    Hector Del Castillo will present, "Why A Powerful Personal Story Can Transform Your Career"

    • Are you looking for your next promotion or a new position?
    • Are you seeking to stand out from your peers?
    • Do you want to make a great first impression when meeting someone new?

    We are wired to remember stories. This is why storytelling is a powerful technique for building relationships. It helps you connect with people you meet and keeps them engaged. Whether you’re updating your resume, your LinkedIn profile, or a cover letter, you need to capture your audience’s attention in less than 17 seconds.

    Why A Powerful Personal Story Can Transform Your Career

  • Managing a TEAM by Tina Taylor

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    About the Presentation

    "Managing the TEAM," by Tina Taylor

    Even the best project managers find that leading project teams can be both rewarding and challenging. This seminar provides several proven tools and techniques to aid project managers in their quest to effectively manage the project team. We will review practical ways to motivate team members, manage conflict and appreciate personal differences within the team. We will also discuss common management pitfalls to avoid. This session is designed to engage the participants and offer solutions to typical team management challenges.

    Managing a TEAM by Tina Taylor

  • Long-Lasting Leadership Qualities: A Case Study – A Day in the Life of a Great Leader

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    About the Seminar

    Attend a one-day workshop and take back your seminar lessons-learned to immediately emerge as a better leader. Take a fresh look at a day in the life of a gifted leader faced with the kinds of real-life case studies and personal challenges many of us encounter. This Seminar addresses the following leadership qualities:

    Long-Lasting Leadership Qualities: A Case Study – A Day in the Life of a Great Leader

  • Case Study: New Construction Program Management for Nonprofits

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    Monthly Quantico Outreach Lunchtime Toolkit Session; First Wednesday every month.

    About The Event

    A Case Study of Program Management in the Nonprofit Sector. New Construction Project for a Regional Church: 2003-2009.

    Case Study: New Construction Program Management for Nonprofits

  • “We Have Signed a Teaming Agreement. Now What? – Project Communication!”

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    About the Presentation

    We all can agree that project communication is essential to keeping stakeholders and project teams motivated and engaged in the successful performance of a project. We often do a great job of keeping sponsors, stakeholders and even executive management apprised of the status of our projects, new opportunities and current performance of the project team. But, where project teams have difficulty in communications is within the internal team – or communicating with our team members. You may have periodic status meetings with the team members directly involved with the day-to-day performance of the project but should they be your only point of communication concerning the status of the project, discussions on project issues and resolutions and furthering relationships with your sponsors and stakeholders?

    “We Have Signed a Teaming Agreement. Now What? – Project Communication!”

  • CANCELLED: Bringing Order to Chaos: Where to Start When You Don’t Know Where to Start

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    About the Event

    THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Sometimes the most difficult part of a project is figuring out where to start. Who should I engage? What deliverables should I develop? How should I invest my time? Ideally, there is clear direction about how to progress from the beginning. More frequently, there are many ambiguities and conflicting direction. How you start out on a project can lay the groundwork for success… or take you down the path to failure. During this luncheon discussion, Scott will share some thoughts, suggestions, and real-life experiences about how best to start when you are trying to bring order to chaos.

    CANCELLED: Bringing Order to Chaos: Where to Start When You Don’t Know Where to Start

  • Agile Requirements Management

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    While agile improves many components of software delivery, one constant struggle for development is being able to accurately discern what the customer wants. This discussion will address common pitfalls in the requirements management cycle. During this time we will define risks and several strategies to mitigate these risks to improve the ability to deliver the desired results and the value an agile team brings to the organization.

    Agile Requirements Management

  • Leading Successful Change

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    About the Presentation

    A simple definition of change is “to cause to be different”. The idea of change management on a personal level has been studied for more than one hundred years. However, it is only since the mid-1980’s that change management has been explored within the context of business applications. Leading successful change has become a business necessity, driving bottom-line results in systems, processes and behaviors. Dealing with change has therefore become a critical skill for leadership, management and workers in an organization.

    Creating and implementing a new strategy requires an approach consistent with the unique needs of the organization. The strategy serves as the guiding framework, providing direction and shaping decision making throughout the change process.

    Leading Successful Change

  • RESCHEDULED: How to Stop Herding Cats

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    About the Presentation

    Do you feel that managing your project team is like managing a herd of cats? Do you have people going every direction? Do you have accountability and control of the process and the team to ensure a successful project? Most project managers feel that they spend more time herding cats than actually leading the project. This presentation focuses on why this happens, and how project managers have gotten their “cats” under control.

    RESCHEDULED: How to Stop Herding Cats

  • Getting Teams Unstuck

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    About the Program

    When teams get stuck on complex problems, it can torpedo a project’s success. Using games at work, however, can get teams thinking about problems in new ways, bring hidden ideas to the forefront, and get them quickly moving in the right direction. This session will incorporate a number of fun, interactive games to show the power of how games can enliven and empower a team to think in different ways, solve their own problems in hours not days, and dramatically increase cohesiveness and trust between team members.

    Getting Teams Unstuck

  • Stop Thinking and Start Doing!

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    About the Presentation

    Good ideas without execution remain good ideas…it takes action to create new value and that is what Project Managers must be accountable for…action. Project Managers play an absolutely critical role as a catalyst for driving innovation and change in organizations. There are millions of reasons why things cannot be done. Focus on the way you can. There are no acceptable excuses. The most oft used excuse for inaction is to blame the culture of the organization. Don’t fall into that trap! You control what you say and what you do. If you want something done differently…do it! Be accountable for the change you seek. Innovation and change triggers the corporate (or federal) immune system. In short, corporate antibodies seek out and destroy anything (and the person driving it) that does not look like the rest of the organization.

    Stop Thinking and Start Doing!

  • The Promise of Agile Methods

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    About the Program

    Agile methods like Scrum, XP and Kanban have moved into the mainstream in both the private and public sectors. Successful practitioners have cut development lead times, improved product quality and reduced engineering cost. The market has embraced Scrum certification, and it has helped drive wide scale adoption of agile methods. Now, Scrum adoption is helping springboard various hybrids that combine Scrum with XP, Lean, Crystal and even Kanban. As the agile movement enters its second decade, how can we apply fundamental agile tenets to deliver further organizational improvement? How can we continue to advance our learning and progression, and grow into true agile masters? The answer lies in understanding how motivation and flow not only drive us towards mastery over the long haul, but are also key to happiness and fulfillment in the present.

    The Promise of Agile Methods

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