Leveraging Diverse Personalities to Achieve Enhanced Project Performance
Susan Schwartz, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Leidos at Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Dr
Reston, VA, 20190
12:00 pm: Program
PMIWDC Members $15
*Lunch will be served
About the Event
Matrix-managed teams are becoming the norm as organizations merge and want to achieve cost savings through economies of scale. The reality of matrix teams is that you need to manage a diverse group of people from a variety of departments who don’t share the same priorities. The people don't report to you and you have little to no authority over their performance evaluation. However, you are responsible for the team's output. What’s a project manager to do?
This session will introduce several approaches to help you sidestep potential pitfalls and leverage individual team member strengths and motivate successful collaborative relationships across complex organizational boundaries.
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
Industry / SectorI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies
About the Speaker
Susan Schwartz, PMP
Susan Schwartz works to support and promote the project management profession as a volunteer for PMIWDC. She currently serves on the Governance Board as a Director-at-Large.
Throughout her career she led a variety of government and corporate teams successfully through organizational change bringing projects to completion – on time and under budget. She credits the cross-functional, global team successes to a combination of process review, crucial conversations, and knowledge sharing strategies.
For the past six years, she has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University Learning solutions teaching project management and leadership courses. Additionally, she facilitated educational seminars for the Project Management Institute, The Association of Talent Development, The American Society of Quality, and the Society for Human Resources.
This past January, Susan released her first book, Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager‘s Guide to Becoming a Leader which unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of what aspiring managers need to become strong leaders. It’s practical “outcome-tested” strategies and thought-provoking questions offer readers a means to craft a personalized framework to help them learn how to help people come together to create something larger than themselves.
About the Reston Local Community
Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.