I Inspire: Telling Your Inspirational Story
Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
Noblis Reston Headquarters
2002 Edmund Halley Drive
Reston, VA, 20191
About the Program
Each of us has our own, undiscovered inspirational story. We may not recognize our own accomplishments. We may not have articulated our achievements into a personal narrative. Or, we may be uncomfortable talking about ourselves.
In reality, we all have achieved great things. We have overcome challenges or difficulties. We have demonstrated integrity, courage, and bravery. We have succeeded beyond our expectations. We simply have not expressed or shared them.
We can use our personal stories to build our own confidence and acknowledge our value and contribution. Through our stories we can share our values and beliefs. We can impart our experience and wisdom. We can also motivate and inspire others.
Storytelling figure prominently in all societies. Stories also create and foster corporate cultures. As project managers, we can use our stories to build, develop, and motivate our teams. Teams with high emotional intelligence are 40% more likely to deliver successful projects.
In “I Inspire,” Mr. Zucker motivates participants to find their voice and develop their own personal narrative; he:
• Describes the arc of the inspirational story,
• Outlines the elements of a good story, and
• Guides participants through the initial steps of finding and telling their own inspirational story.
Doors will open at 11:30am for informal networking. The presentation will begin promptly at Noon and will last about an hour. There will be informal networking following the presentation through 1:15pm. You are welcomed to bring your lunch to the presentation.
The presentation will be held at Noblis' Reston headquarters at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191. For any questions about the venue, contact King Chau (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Morris (email@example.com)
About the Speaker
Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP
Alan Zucker was practicing Agile techniques well before the term was coined. In the early 1990s he employed the agile principles of collaboration, minimal documentation, to deliver a mission critical, mainframe application for the US Treasury. His agile skills were further honed during his years in the fast paced and dynamic telecommunications industry. He also played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a major financial institution; during this period, the number of annual production releases increased 4-fold, average release durations declined by two-thirds, and project management execution costs were cut in half.
In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. He provides Agile, DevOps, and traditional project management training. He also works closely with his clients as they transform their practices.
Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (ACP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Scale Agilist (SAFe 4.0 SA).
About the Sunrise Valley Luncheons
The Sunrise Valley Luncheon Series (formerly the Fairview Park Luncheon Series) is held at Noblis. Noblis has recently relocated its headquarters office to Reston, VA at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive. There is no charge for these events and the event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to the event if they wish! Networking begins at 11:30am and the presentation runs from 12:00noon - 1:00pm. Non-Noblis visitors are required to show a picture ID to gain entrance to the facility. Please contact Bill Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rob Maccubbin (email@example.com) with any questions regarding this event.