Managing Risk & Change in Information Technology Projects

Managing Risk & Change in Information Technology Projects

featuring

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor
Best Practices Training, LLC

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$499.00
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Through a very interactive seminar combining lecture and workshops, participants will gain a much better idea of how best to deal with key risks on I.T. projects using both Agile approaches and traditional approaches.

Participants will learn:

  • Key definitions, concepts and PMBOK® Guide processes involving Risk
  • To define key risks in your I.T. projects
  • How to use Agile to resolve I.T. project’s problems
  • The types of projects and types of risks that are good candidates for using traditional (Waterfall) approaches
  • Change Management & Configuration Management on I.T. projects
  • Process and documentation for Change Management/Configuration Management
Event Location

Double Tree Hotel
1960 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:

(Fee includes seminar, materials, breakfast, and lunch)
$450.00 - Member Registration
$499.00 - Nonmember Registration\

This event starts at 8:00 am and goes until 4:30 pm.

Special Instructions

Cancellations will only result in a refund if made 48 hours or more to the start of the event.

PDUs Available: 
7.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Leadership 2.0 PDUs, Strategic and Business Management 2.0 PDUs, Technical 3.0 PDUs

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Communication

Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

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

Sociological

Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

Tools

Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector

Construction / Infrastructure

Construction, Utilities or other public works, Transportation, or related industries

Government

Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities

I.T.

Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Best Practices Training, LLC
Senior Instructor

Mark Tolbert is a certified PMP, and also a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). Mark brings more than 25 years of practical project and program management expertise to the classroom and is methodical about transferring his knowledge and best practices for studying for the PMP Certification Exam each and every time he teaches a class. Mark is very passionate about project management and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today.

Since November 2003, Mark has taught courses in PMP Certification Prep, project management, and Agile project management to clients around the globe including the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC), the U.S Bureau of the Census, BRMI, Henkel Corporation, Vista Technologies, Human Solutions Corporation, Providge Consulting and open enrollment programs across the United States. The majority of his PMP Prep students have a first-time success rate for PMP students in his classes has consistently exceeded 95%.

Prior to teaching, Mark spent 27 years at Hewlett-Packard where he successfully managed support programs and project teams including a large E-Selling program, a multi-vendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects, and Mobile Device Management programs.

Mark has been an active PMIWDC Chapter member and volunteer for the past 21 years serving on a number of board positions including most recently (from 2009 through 2012) serving on the board as the Trustee for the chapter. He has also taught PMP Prep classes for the chapter membership for the past fifteen years.

Mark is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda. They have three boys who are all working in information technology careers today.
 

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