Communication

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

  • Member Orientation Webinar-December 23, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    Member Orientation Webinar-December 23, 2019

  • Member Orientation Webinar-December 13, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    Member Orientation Webinar-December 13, 2019

  • The World Needs Braver Leaders!

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    LEADER: Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential. – Brené Brown

    What if you weren’t born to be a leader? What if your “boss” isn’t a good leader? Should you worry? Should you give up, “fall in line,” and wait for others to show you the way?

    Positively, absolutely, without any doubt, NO!

    The World Needs Braver Leaders!

  • New Member Orientation Webinar-November 25, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a New Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    New Member Orientation Webinar-November 25, 2019

  • New Member Orientation Webinar-November 8, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a New Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    New Member Orientation Webinar-November 8, 2019

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • University PM Talks - Georgetown University

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    Project Management Institute Washington DC (PMIWDC) Chapter partners with local universities to bring our chapter events to university students, young professionals, and our members in Washington, DC on a quarterly basis. Both Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer!


    The presentations are targeted towards project management professionals, corporate and government leaders, and students looking to step into the field of project management. Our speakers will discuss each element of the PMI Talent Triangle to help further professional development and enhance the following skills all in one night! Each University PM Talks Event also offers certified PMPs 1.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

    University PM Talks - Georgetown University

  • Performance: Beyond the Project

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    About the Program

    It is NOT business as usual in Washington DC!
    Our federal government leaders have concocted a transformation that promises to turn the executive branch departments and agencies into lean and efficient organizations!

    This presentation will:
    --> Overview the issues at the heart of the ongoing federal government transformation
    --> Present the strategic approach our federal leaders have taken to initiate a course correction
    --> Suggest an approach for a tactical implementation that can start here and now and spread organically

    Performance: Beyond the Project

  • Project Managing Remote Teams

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    This interactive workshop provides participants with key techniques and insights into managing remote teams while balancing the project constraints. The five most critical aspects of managing a remote team will be discussed in-depth with hands-on exercises to demonstrate principles and best practices. The five aspects are: communication, team-building, technology, knowledge management, and cultural considerations. All participants receive a robust participant guide that provides a 30-60-90 day action plan to maximize learning retention and application within the work environment.

    Project Managing Remote Teams

  • October Reston Book Club Meeting

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    Free meeting for Chapter members.
    Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

    Purchase the book through Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Helping-People-Change-Coaching-Compassion/dp/1633... Current price is $26.00 for the hardback edition on Amazon. 

    An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.

    About the Book Club Meeting

    October Reston Book Club Meeting

  • University PM Talks at GMU

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    Our speakers will discuss each element of the PMI Talent Triangle to help further professional development and enhance the following skills all in one night! Each University PM Talks Event also offers certified PMPs 1.5 PDUs. Topics for the night are: Strategies for Managing Staff with High-Functioning Autism or Aspergers, Situational Leadership and Successful Project Management, and Spreading the Language of Project Management Throughout Africa to Turn the Tide on Failing Projects and Programs.

    University PM Talks at GMU

  • 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

  • New Member Orientation Webinar-October 28, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a New Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    New Member Orientation Webinar-October 28, 2019

  • The Prioritization Conundrum

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    Outline/Structure of the Talk
    Toby will start the session by setting the expectations and the foundation for the session. He will discuss and unpack the methods, frameworks and techniques available today. (Examples: Opportunity scoring, Story Mapping, Stacked ranking etc.) He will facilitate an understanding of the traps and challenges involved with prioritization and share some personal stories to drive home the points.

    Toby will discuss his recommendations of 5 ‘go-to’ prioritization methods that are not only practical but are relatively easy to facilitate. He will facilitate a quick simulation exercise during which participants will choose the optimum prioritization technique for the unique needs pertaining to the program (simulated) to help the participants learn. He will conclude the session with a debrief to ensure that there are great ‘take home’ points!

    The Prioritization Conundrum

  • CANCELLED - Waterfall or Iterative Delivery, Business or IT… The World Needs Braver Leaders!

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    LEADER: Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential. – Brené Brown

    What if you weren’t born to be a leader? What if your “boss” isn’t a good leader? Should you worry? Should you give up, “fall in line,” and wait for others to show you the way?

    Positively, absolutely, without any doubt, NO!

    CANCELLED - Waterfall or Iterative Delivery, Business or IT… The World Needs Braver Leaders!

  • New Member Orientation Webinar-October 11, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a New Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    New Member Orientation Webinar-October 11, 2019

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • Risk Management in Real Estate: The Role of the Title Company

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    You'll learn about the important role of the Title Company in real estate transactions. Each transaction is a project for the title company, with each 'project' having a definite start and finish. You'll hear about the processes of determining title validity, title Insurance for Owners vs. lenders, the importance of secure communications, wire fraud avoidance, secure escrow, communications with other process stakeholders, including: Agents/Realtors, Buyers, Lenders, Sellers, and County recorders. Great information for all consumers and business owners who may ever buy real estate.

    Risk Management in Real Estate: The Role of the Title Company

  • September Reston Book Club Meeting - The 10X Rule

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    Free meeting for Chapter members.
    Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

    Purchase the book through Amazon here

    https://www.amazon.com/10X-Rule-Difference-Between-Success/dp/0470627603...

    An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.

    September Reston Book Club Meeting - The 10X Rule

  • New Member Orientation Webinar-September 23, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a New Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    New Member Orientation Webinar-September 23, 2019

  • Proven Concepts in a Changing World

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    Technology is a necessary element of the way that companies do business. This has changed our interactions with one another significantly, but it has not changed the core concepts of a successful project. This presentation will focus on key business, project management and leadership principles that have been proven to work in the military and private sector. The goal of the presentation is to discuss some of the changes in the ways that business is done, but also reiterate the importance of traditional concepts that have not changed.
    Participants to walk away thinking about areas where they are strong and where they could improve in the following areas:
    1. Effective Communication
    2. Translating Strategy into Behaviors
    3. Dedication to Service
    4. Leadership Principles

    Proven Concepts in a Changing World

  • PM 101: Subtle Ways to Improve Efficiency, Boost Productivity, and Foster Creativity

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    One of the most common complaints from project managers is that they lack the time to get everything done--but what they are really saying is that they are not making the most of the time they have to focus on the right things. How do project managers know which things are the "right things"? How can we set ourselves up for success tomorrow by improving our productivity, creativity, and focus today? This presentation will summarize the best tips from a variety of productivity gurus and apply them to the field of project management. Project managers will gain an understanding of how they can work with their teams today to get where they want to be tomorrow.

    PM 101: Subtle Ways to Improve Efficiency, Boost Productivity, and Foster Creativity

  • New Member Orientation Webinar-September 13, 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a New Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    New Member Orientation Webinar-September 13, 2019

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • Home Flipping: A Project Management Approach

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    Have you ever thought about remodeling and "flipping" a house for profit? Come and learn first hand how Schroeder Design & Build team has incorporated home flipping as a profitable portion of their business. Project management processes and software tools are used to track requirements, resources, schedule and budget. You'll see some great before and after photos of some of their best projects.

    Home Flipping: A Project Management Approach

  • Common FAR Clauses from a Program Manager’s Perspective

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    About the Program

    Program Managers working with Federal Government must work within the Federal Acquisition Regulations affectionately known as the FAR. This training will review common FAR clauses that Program Managers (PMs) need to be aware of when supporting Federal contracts and customers.

    This includes:
    • FAR clauses 52.232-20, Limitation of Cost and 52.232-22, Limitation of Funds and their relation to the Anti-deficiency Act (ADA)
    • FAR clause 52.215-22, Limitation on Pass-Through Charges, and how it potentially impacts the amount of work that can be assigned to subcontracts and vendors
    • FAR clause 52.244-2, Subcontracts, and Consent to Subcontract requirements
    • FAR clause 52.232-25, Prompt Payment, and its impact on invoicing and payment

    Common FAR Clauses from a Program Manager’s Perspective

  • Quick Tips for Reducing Conflict on Teams

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    About the Program

    The bottom-line impact of unresolved conflict in the work environment is usually not obvious at the time it’s occurring. Yet the insidious outcomes of lingering unresolved conflicts can include missed deadlines, work re-cycling, lowered productivity and morale, “turf wars”, and increased absenteeism.

    This program will focus on the leader’s role in constructive conflict management.

    Networking starts at 11:30
    Presentation starts at noon.
    Feel free to bring your own lunch.

    Quick Tips for Reducing Conflict on Teams

  • Quick Tips for Reducing Conflict on Teams

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    About the Program

    The bottom-line impact of unresolved conflict in the work environment is usually not obvious at the time it’s occurring. Yet the insidious outcomes of lingering unresolved conflicts can include missed deadlines, work re-cycling, lowered productivity and morale, “turf wars”, and increased absenteeism.

    This program will focus on the leader’s role in constructive conflict management.

    Networking starts at 11:30
    Presentation starts at noon.
    Feel free to bring your own lunch.

    Quick Tips for Reducing Conflict on Teams

  • August Reston Book Club Meeting - Will It Fly?

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    Free meeting for Chapter members.
    Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

    Purchase the book through Amazon here

    https://www.amazon.com/Will-Test-Business-Waste-Money/dp/0997082305/ref=...

    An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.

    August Reston Book Club Meeting - Will It Fly?

  • New Member Orientation Webinar-August , 26 2019

    Need some help understanding what the PMIWDC chapter is all about?

    PMIWDC is offering a New Member Orientation Webinar to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member. Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! 

    Webinars will be hosted every 2nd Friday and every 4th Monday of each month. You can download the slides ahead of time to prepare by clicking on the PDF file below. Please be sure to register in order to obtain the Webinar information!

    New Member Orientation Webinar-August , 26 2019

  • Ten Leadership Lessons From Running Marathons On All Seven Continents

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    Register TODAY! Monthly Dinner meeting attendees have a chance to win one of our exciting prizes including a $100 gift card to the Pacers Running Store or a complimentary registration for the 2019 PMIWDC PM Symposium (a $245 value)! The first 100 attendees will be registered twice for the Prize Drawing - increasing your chances to win! Advanced registration is recommended to ensure space availability and an expedited registration check-in onsite.  

    Ten Leadership Lessons From Running Marathons On All Seven Continents

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • July Reston Book Club Meeting - Lean UX

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    Open book discussion

    Free meeting for Chapter members.
    Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

    Purchase the book through Amazon here

    https://www.amazon.com/Lean-UX-Designing-Great-Products/dp/1491953608/re...

    An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.

    July Reston Book Club Meeting - Lean UX

  • The Strategic Project Manager

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    Congratulations! You are a project manager! Whether this is your first project or you are seasoned with a successful history of getting things done, you’ve realized that your ability to maneuver around the obstacles and over the hurdles is highly dependent on the relationship between your project goals and the value of your results to the business. It is critically important to understand the business impact of your decisions.

    The Strategic Project Manager

  • The Difference is in the Similarities: Leading a Global Workforce

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    In this presentation you will learn, in five simple steps, how to reduce the complexities of today's global market to a manageable perspective, break away from obsolete business practices, and acquire the confidence, insights and global skills you need to lead and manage today’s highly interconnected global workforce.

    The Difference is in the Similarities: Leading a Global Workforce

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • Economic Development - A Project Management Perspective

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    Jan Mul, Director of International Marketing for the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (EDA) shares his approach to managing projects. Jan will share stories of how Fairfax County has attracted world class business to the area. Jan's primary role is to assist foreign firms with their market entry into the U.S and Fairfax County.

    Economic Development - A Project Management Perspective

  • Introduction to Earned Value: A Case Study

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    Earned value is a tremendous method to track the value of a project’s product as it relates to planned and actual spending. This session will introduce the audience to basic earned value concepts and to recognize how to manage and report against the metrics that are produced. The material presented follows the foundation provided in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). We will follow a case study to demonstrated the concepts, challenge the audience and forecast estimate at completion.

    Register for the dinner meeting here.

    Introduction to Earned Value: A Case Study

  • Your Future as a Project Manager

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    Register TODAY to learn about the  challenges of today’s project managers, the issues facing the profession in the near future, and the specific skills a project manager must attain. In addition, Monthly Dinner meeting attendees have a chance to win one of our exciting prizes - a complimentary registration for the 2019 PMIWDC PM Symposium (a $200 value) or a $100 Gift Certificate from Hilo Hattie (the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and retailer of Made in Hawaii fashions, foods, gifts, jewelry and more)! The first 100 attendees will be registered twice for the Prize Drawing - increasing your chances to win! Advanced registration is recommended to ensure space availability and an expedited registration check-in onsite. 

    Your Future as a Project Manager

  • June Reston Book Club Meeting - Herding Tigers

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    Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

    Purchase the book through Amazon here

    https://www.amazon.com/Herding-Tigers-Leader-Creative-People/dp/07352117...

    An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.

    June Reston Book Club Meeting - Herding Tigers

  • Self-Care for Project Managers, 5 Tips to help you blend your personal and work life and perform better in your job

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    If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at info@pmiwdc.org and include the name of the event.

    Are you pulling your hair out as a PM on your project? Are people not following up like you asked them to for the 100th time? Are you dealing with infighting and team struggles? Do you feel overworked, overwhelmed and stressed out? Come to this session, relax, and learn a few tips that you can implement now to help ease the effects of working intense projects. As a Project Managers you know you are the front line of any project and often take the brunt of the stress of balancing project needs, issues, and executive pressure. The effects of a stressful project can affect your sleep, performance, and health.

    Self-Care for Project Managers, 5 Tips to help you blend your personal and work life and perform better in your job

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • Changing Spaces

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    Two IT Professionals have transitioned from the corporate IT world to owning and operating their own "space based" logistics based businesses: Office Evolution Herndon and Staged Interior, Chantilly. Hear which project management skills these entrepreneurs are finding most useful in their new careers.

    Changing Spaces

  • The Organic PMO

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    The Organic PMO. Standing a Project Management Office (PMO) can be arduous, time consuming, expensive, and a difficult process to undergo. Lack of support and buy-in at the top and low levels of an organization contribute to the failure and lack of adoption of a PMO. Our discussion will center on how to successfully stand up a PMO from the bottom-up that will be embraced by an organization. We will focus on how to jumpstart an organizational grass roots movement to help evangelize and rally project managers to discuss and define pain points and ultimately work together to implement and improve PM processes, tools, and frameworks in a collaborative manner. An “Organic PMO” does not start off as a PMO that is mandated by senior management, rather it is built slowly and incrementally instituting small successes along the way to demonstrate business value.

    The Organic PMO

  • 5 Success Patterns for Agile in the Government

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    Many government agencies are beginning to implement an Agile approach to Software Development. Does each agency, however, need to “reinvent the wheel” as they start or proceed on their Agile journey? Are there patterns or criteria that would increase your prospect for success? As a Scrum Master for an Agile Transformation team in a government agency, I have identified five patterns that will improve your outcome. This talk will discuss those five patterns.

    5 Success Patterns for Agile in the Government

  • May Reston Book Club Meeting - Human + Machine

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    Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

    Purchase the book through Amazon here

    https://www.amazon.com/Human-Machine-Reimagining-Work-Age/dp/1633693864/...

    An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.

    May Reston Book Club Meeting - Human + Machine

  • Managing Risk & Change in Information Technology Projects

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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

    Managing Risk & Change in Information Technology Projects

  • University PM Talks - Hosted by Georgetown University

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    Our speakers will discuss each element of the PMI Talent Triangle to help further professional development and enhance the following skills all in one night! Each University PM Talks Event also offers certified PMPs 1.5 PDUs. Topics for the night are: Strategies for Managing Staff with High-Functioning Autism or Aspergers, Situational Leadership and Successful Project Management, and Spreading the Language of Project Management Throughout Africa to Turn the Tide on Failing Projects and Programs.

    University PM Talks - Hosted by Georgetown University

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • Servant Leadership

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    Servant Leadership is a lifelong journey. It’s a life and leadership philosophy…if truly lived, changes everything. A term coined by Robert Greenleaf that begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve first. The conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. Who is the best leader you would follow? Servant Leadership isn’t about giving people everything they need regardless. Many leaders will be working within the constraints of a tight budget and with little time at their disposal. Let’s talk about the basic principles of Servant Leadership and understand the best test that is difficult to administer and yet so simple.

    Servant Leadership

  • Managing and Leading Teams in a Cultural Diverse Environment

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    The presentation will focus on understanding cultural differences and barriers, verbal and non-verbal communication, attitudes toward hierarchy, time, etc. and how managers can become more efficient in leading multicultural teams.

    Managing and Leading Teams in a Cultural Diverse Environment

  • Performance: Beyond the Project

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    About the Program

    It is NOT business as usual in Washington DC!

    Our federal government leaders have concocted a transformation that promises to turn the executive branch departments and agencies into lean and efficient organizations!

    The first part of this presentation will introduce:
    The legislative framework in place to drive the strategies that make the transformation a reality;
    The federal strategy structure of cross-agency and agency priority goals that set the foundation to measure performance;
    The governance bodies that coordinate the execution of the legal mandates across agencies;

    The second part of the presentation will introduce:
    Two key federal frameworks enabling the transformation
    The still-evolving federal data strategy
    The progress made over the first year (FY18)

    Performance: Beyond the Project

  • GMU Meet and Greet for University PM Talks

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    The Meet and Greet event is organized by the PMIWDC Special Programs team partnering with Mason's Information Systems and Operations Management Association (MISOMA), and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

    GMU students and faculty are the intended attendees.

    GMU Meet and Greet for University PM Talks

  • April Reston Book Club Meeting - Scrum Mastery

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    Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

    Purchase the book through Amazon here

    https://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Mastery-Good-Great-Servant-Leadership/dp/09...

    An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.

    April Reston Book Club Meeting - Scrum Mastery

  • Building Future Teams

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    If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at info@pmiwdc.org and include the name of the event.

    Too often we are thrown into arbitrary teams and told to just “make it work” without regard for our innate abilities. Many times, this results in a lack of cohesion and we start to view our team members as either heroes or villains. We become so accustomed to this way of working that we do not realize how this environment zaps our powers and limits our collective potential for greatness.

    Building Future Teams

  • Building Future Teams

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    If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at info@pmiwdc.org and include the name of the event.

    Too often we are thrown into arbitrary teams and told to just “make it work” without regard for our innate abilities. Many times, this results in a lack of cohesion and we start to view our team members as either heroes or villains. We become so accustomed to this way of working that we do not realize how this environment zaps our powers and limits our collective potential for greatness.

    Building Future Teams

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • Lead Smart, Not Hard!

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    About the Program

    Effective Leadership is crucial and is the key to defining the overall success of outcome at all levels -- personal and professional. It is a much-needed skill even if you are not directly managing people.

    In this session, you will receive simple and practical easy to use strategies. When applied, we expect to help you transform your existing leadership capabilities from your best to even better. It will lead you with a better understanding of self, improving your style of engagement with your all relationships and social networks, influence and inspire others, and achieve greater personal well-being and professional success.

    Lead Smart, Not Hard!

  • University PM Talks - Hosted by George Washington University

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    Project Management Institute Washington DC (PMIWDC) Chapter partners with local universities to bring our chapter events to university students, young professionals, and our members in Washington, DC on a quarterly basis. Both Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer! The presentations are targeted towards project management professionals, corporate and government leaders, and students looking to step into the field of project management. Our speakers will discuss each element of the PMI Talent Triangle to help further professional development and enhance the following skills all in one night! Each University PM Talks Event also offers certified PMPs 1.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs). These elements include:

    University PM Talks - Hosted by George Washington University

  • March Reston Book Club Meeting - Thinking in Bets

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    About the Book

    Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Krupp (2018). Current price is $13.99 for the Kindle edition on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.

    Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time. There's always an element of luck that you can't control, and there is always information that is hidden from view. So the key to long-term success is to think in bets: How sure am I? What are the possible ways things could turn out? What decision has the highest odds of success? Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time? Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision making?

    March Reston Book Club Meeting - Thinking in Bets

  • CANCELED-Maximizing the Value of Your PMI Membership

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    About the Presentation

    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.

    Contact guard at the front desk for access to Suite 1600. Networking 11:30 - 12:00. Bring your own lunch.

    CANCELED-Maximizing the Value of Your PMI Membership

  • Get It Right Conversations

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    About the Presentation

    In a perfect world every conversation would be easy, but in reality, some don’t work out the way we’d like them to. Did you ever think, "Why did I say that?" or "I should have said this." In this 45-minute, highly interactive workshop, you will be introduced to strategies to get more out of your interactions with clients, project team members, and other key stakeholders. Using fun improvisational activities and group discussion, you will practice thinking on your feet and quickly getting to the point.

    Get It Right Conversations

  • D.I.C.E- A Simple Guide to Mentorship

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    Project Management in Driving Digital Transformation at Scale and Speed

    D.I.C.E- A Simple Guide to Mentorship

  • SOLD OUT - Cybersecurity for the Non-Technical Program Manager

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    This seminar is designed to inform managers at government agencies of the requirements for security and privacy. The instructor will define the role of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and tie them all together in such a way that even the non-technical Program Manager will understand. The seminar will be highly informative, include open discussion of current information security news and events, and provide attendees with a foundational understanding and importance of various cybersecurity mandates and guidelines.

    SOLD OUT - Cybersecurity for the Non-Technical Program Manager

  • Transportation Projects in Northern Virginia-Scoring, Prioritizing and Funding

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    Jason Stanford, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) will inform the Chantilly community about the Commonwealth of Virginia’s process to score, prioritize and fund transportation projects across the state. Participants will hear what projects have been funded and NVTA's recommendations for improving the process. Jason will also provide an overview of NVTA's approach to organizing stakeholders around transportation initiatives in Northern VA, and we'll learn what priorities NVTA has identified moving forward into 2019 and beyond.

    Transportation Projects in Northern Virginia-Scoring, Prioritizing and Funding

  • I Wanted to Wander and Found Myself Here

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    Chris Grassmuck, PMP, CSM will share his journey as a Project Manager to Slovenia with IBM's Corporate Services Corps (CSC). Chris will describe his experiences as a Project Manager and ultimately how his wanderings lead him to a month-long adventure with 14 other professionals from all over the world coming together to help a few non-profits transform & grow. It starts with a dream, progresses with 12-weeks of pre-travel education and ends with a 30-day life-changing adventure.

    I Wanted to Wander and Found Myself Here

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • Agile Risk Management

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    As large organizations undertake the exciting journey of Agile transformation, they inevitably face a certain identity crisis that makes them question everything they have known about project management and practiced for years (and decades). PMI and the PMBOK gave us a structured framework of 5 process groups and 12 knowledge areas, with all the processes within, each with clear inputs and outputs. And then Agile came along with only 4 values and 12 principles that fit on a single page, and blew everything away.

    We are amid a major transition toward Agile and DevOps, where seasoned project managers are expected to pivot and embrace a new way of delivering better software. However, most Agile training classes and books focus of the desired and ideal state of Agile practice, without connecting the dots for how to get there.

    Agile Risk Management

  • February Reston Book Club Meeting - Winning the Long Game

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    The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Winning the Long Game will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. We will meet in the first floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

    February Reston Book Club Meeting - Winning the Long Game

  • Business Management - Business Models and Structures- CANCELLED

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    This event has been canceled due to expected inclement weather.

    The evolution of structures is driven by strategy.
    Transforming structures to support the business is a continuous process.
    The complexity is driven by time to market, the volume of change, and talent mix.
    Resource fulfillment: bodies vs talent.
    Are you solving the problem at the right level?
    Be tactical and strategic.

    Business Management - Business Models and Structures- CANCELLED

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • How To Conduct Productive Meetings

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    About the Program

    A good portion of our work week is spent in meetings that take more time and accomplish less than they could. We’ve all attended meetings we thought were a waste of time, where the person who called the meeting had no clear agenda, went off track, or droned on and on…and on. Afterward you may have wondered why there was a meeting at all. Worse, we may be the ones responsible for such meetings! This session will focus on how to facilitate productive meetings. Topics that will be discussed include:
    • Pre-meeting planning
    • How to create a solid agenda
    • How to handle the meeting productively, and
    • How to end a meeting

    If you ever shudder when you either have to lead or attend "another meeting," this session is for you!

    How To Conduct Productive Meetings

  • January Reston Book Club Meeting - Rescue the Problem Project

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    Rescue the Problem Project provides project managers, executives, and customers with an objective process for accurately assessing what is wrong and a clear plan of action for fixing the problem. Turnaround specialist Todd Williams has worked with dozens of companies in multiple industries resuscitating failing projects. In this book, he reveals an in-depth, start-to-finish process that includes: * Techniques for identifying the root causes of the trouble * Steps for putting projects back on track-audit the project, analyze the data, negotiate the solution, and execute the new plan * Nearly 70 real-world examples of what works, what doesn't, and why * Guidelines for avoiding problems in subsequent projects Many books explain how to run a project, but only this one shows how to bring it back from the brink of disaster.

    January Reston Book Club Meeting - Rescue the Problem Project

  • CANCELED- Maximizing the Value of Your PMI Membership

    This event has been canceled due to space conflicts.

    CANCELED- Maximizing the Value of Your PMI Membership

  • 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

  • Reston Agile Breakfast Club

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    The Reston Agile Breakfast Club is a unique event held the second Friday of the month except December. Come join other Agile professionals to discuss and understand the most challenging topics Agile faces with adoption to evolving as a practice. This event is an open forum providing each attendee's knowledge and perspective as the backdrop of learning from each other.

    Reston Agile Breakfast Club

  • 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

  • PM After Hours - Shenandoah Valley Community

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    Join us for a networking event on Thursday 11/29/18 7pm-9pm at Village Square Restaurant, located on the beautiful downtown walking mall in Winchester, VA. Meet other Project Management Professionals from other companies and industries, and share your favorite PM stories and experiences.

    PM After Hours - Shenandoah Valley Community

  • 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

  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown

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    "True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy.

    Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown

  • Ms. Tina Taylor presents, "Working with Insecure Project Leaders"

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    In today’s competitive job market, professional development is a springboard for those who want to reach the top. 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.

    Ms. Tina Taylor presents, "Working with Insecure Project Leaders"

  • Nine (9) Ways I Can Hack Your Next Project

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    By the end of this talk, everyone in the room will be a CyberSecurity warrior. Sean will explain how to think like an attacker about your next project. From incorporating security intelligently into Agile methodologies, thinking about security in a DevOps world, secret hacks, and getting into the mindset of a researcher in a bug bounty program, you will be able to envision where your project can go wrong and how to get rid of the badness. Let's manage some risk!

    Nine (9) Ways I Can Hack Your Next Project

  • Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal

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    In Prediction Machines, the authors cast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. The book shows how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs. When AI is framed as a cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear. The book follows its inescapable logic to explain how to navigate the changes on the horizon. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple.

    Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal

  • 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

  • The Art of the Digital M&A Deal

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    Abstract
    An engaging discussion about why digital M&A deals are so attractive in today's business environment.

    * Have you ever survived a merger or acquisition of an employer?
    * Wonder why acquiring or merging with another company seems so attractive?
    * Want to successfully buy or sell a business?

    70% to 90% of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail. So why do companies spend more than $2 trillion worldwide on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) every year?

    Selling or merging a business is not like selling a house. There are many obstacles to a successful business sale or merger.

    The Art of the Digital M&A Deal

  • 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

  • Lead the Change with Values NOT Feelings

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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.

    Lead the Change with Values NOT Feelings

  • Creating the Recipe for Communication Success!

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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.

    Creating the Recipe for Communication Success!

  • 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

  • August Reston Book Club Meeting - Agile Metrics

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    About the Book Club Meeting

    About the Book Club Meeting

    The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Agile Metrics in Action will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. We will meet in the first-floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.

    August Reston Book Club Meeting - Agile Metrics

  • How to Master your Career like a Pro

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    In today’s competitive job market, professional development is a springboard for those who want to reach the top. 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.

    How to Master your Career like a Pro

  • 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

  • A Key Ingredient for Project Management Success: Change Management

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    About the Program

    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

  • Introduction to Agile Bootcamp Course

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    This two-day Agile Training course offers hands-on practices in Iteration Planning, Product Roadmap and Backlog, Estimating Practices, User Story Development and Iteration Execution. This course has been approved and earns all students the Certified IC Agile Professional designation upon completion of the course. Additionally, a total of 14 PDUs will be available upon completion of the course.

    Introduction to Agile Bootcamp Course

  • Introduction to Agile Bootcamp Course

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    This two-day Agile Training course offers hands-on practices in Iteration Planning, Product Roadmap and Backlog, Estimating Practices, User Story Development and Iteration Execution. This course has been approved and earns all students the Certified IC Agile Professional designation upon completion of the course. Additionally, a total of 14 PDUs will be available upon completion of the course.

    Introduction to Agile Bootcamp Course

  • July Reston Book Club Meeting - Tribal Leadership

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    The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Tribal Leadership will take place on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. We will meet in the first-floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    July Reston Book Club Meeting - Tribal Leadership

  • 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

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