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 (bill.morris@noblis.org) or Rob Maccubbin (robert.maccubbin@noblis.org) with any questions regarding this event.

  • What's New with Microsoft Tools - A PPM Tool Training Series

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    About the Program

    In this episode, VG Systems looks at solving one of our top questions: How can I use Email to intake tasks or users stories into a collaborative and simple Project Management Tool that my organization already owns? Together, we will conduct a hands-on workshop to create a Project using Microsoft Planner and then, using Microsoft Flow, we will automate a data migration workflow from Microsoft Outlook into Planner. This business process will enable you to create a location where team members can see and track tasks that originate from their email system into a system that simply supports Agile Project Management Practices.

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

    What's New with Microsoft Tools - A PPM Tool Training Series

  • What's New with Microsoft Tools - A PPM Tool Training Series

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    About the Program

    In this episode, VG Systems looks at solving one of our top questions: How can I use Email to intake tasks or users stories into a collaborative and simple Project Management Tool that my organization already owns? Together, we will conduct a hands-on workshop to create a Project using Microsoft Planner and then, using Microsoft Flow, we will automate a data migration workflow from Microsoft Outlook into Planner. This business process will enable you to create a location where team members can see and track tasks that originate from their email system into a system that simply supports Agile Project Management Practices.

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

    What's New with Microsoft Tools - A PPM Tool Training Series

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

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    About the Program

    Jason Stanford, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) will present 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.

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

    Transportation Projects in Northern VA - Scoring, Prioritizing and Funding

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

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    About the Program

    Jason Stanford, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) will present 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.

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

    Transportation Projects in Northern VA - Scoring, Prioritizing and Funding

  • I Inspire: Telling Your Inspirational Story

    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.

    I Inspire: Telling Your Inspirational Story

  • Navigating Organizational Change

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    About the Program

    Whether you are a manager that is assigned the job of helping your employees deal with organizational change or you are an employee that is being affected by a change, you need to know the strategies that will help you (and/or your staff) successfully transition from the current state to the future state. We often look at organizational changes as we would look at herding animals – expecting that we all go where the rest of the herd goes. However, organizational change is made up of lots of individual changes and each individual has a unique path through their change journey. By understanding where individuals are located on their journey, we can craft better strategies to help them get to the next stage of the process.

    Navigating Organizational Change

  • Maximizing the Value of Your PMI Membership

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    About the Program

    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

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

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    About the Program

    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

  • Most Valuable Project Leader

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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.

    Most Valuable Project Leader

  • Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work

    Agile practices are sweeping through the project management industry. Agile is being used in industries as varied as software development to organizational leadership and news reporting. Agile projects are 4-times more likely to be successful than traditional waterfall projects, according to the Standish Group.

    Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work

  • How to Pitch an Idea

    About the Program

    Mr. Martens work with organizations that want to move their innovation skills from good to great, so that everyone in the organization improves their output, reduces risks, and drives radical growth. Some organizations have an innovation process and they may have aligned their systems and technology, yet they want to improve their innovation success further. Here is where Mr. Marten's focus on the human side of innovation can help them reach the next level.

    Some organizations want to move their innovation efforts from good to great. They may already have addressed processes, systems and technology. As a speaker and seminar leader, Mr. Martens addresses the human side that easily gets overlooked:

    How to Pitch an Idea

  • Hosting An Effective Lessons Learned Session

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    About the Program

    The most important asset that an organization possesses is the knowledge and experience of their workers. Project and program managers are no different. However, companies are finding it very difficult to capture that knowledge in a way that other PMs can effectively access. We are finding that it is easy to capture lessons but hard to “learn” them. Effective lessons learned processes are few and far between. The use of those lessons are even more challenged.

    In this session, you will learn from someone who has created lessons learned (LL) processes for dozens of the largest corporations in the country. Most of these systems have had significant challenges to adoption and many “lessons” were learned in their implementation. Issues of collection, access, desire, and usage have presented significant barriers to return on investment.

    Hosting An Effective Lessons Learned Session

  • Networking for PM Success

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    About the Program

    Dip Chandra has always been passionate about building impactful relationships,connecting people and businesses via networking as well as demonstrating his Givers Gain spirit (helping others) now a key element of the BNI NOVA NORTH franchise acquisition.

    Come and join us on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 as Dip Chandra presents " Networking for PM Success"

    • Introduction
    • Purpose of Networking
    • Networking Fundamentals
    • Building Sustainable Relationships
    • Preparation for Successs
    • Follow up Ritual
    • Question/Summary

    Networking for PM Success

  • Magic 8-Ball Risk Management

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    About the Program

    “Magic 8-Ball Risk Management,” is a fun, yet informative, presentation based on Bob Mahler’s project experience. There are some very common questions that Bob has repeatedly heard and most can be easily answered with one of the 20 possible responses from a Magic 8-Ball! This presentation is for all experience levels and will touch upon the risk plan, supporting documentation, risk owners and much more. You’ll be amazed at how a Magic 8-Ball can be used to bring clarity to risk management!

    Magic 8-Ball Risk Management

  • 5 Traits of a Great Project Manager

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    About the Program

    What makes a Project Manager truly great? Over the years of working with the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes Project Managers, we will discuss the key characteristics and habits that make someone in this field genuinely great at their job. The best news is that these are all habits that can be developed, and with a little work, everyone can become a great Project Manager. Join us for this interactive session!

    The presentation will be held at Noblis' Reston headquarters at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191. For any questions about the venue, contact Bill Morris (bill.morris@noblis.org)

    5 Traits of a Great Project Manager

  • ShowUp! For Results Primary tabs

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    About the Program

    The ShowUp! Results-Driven Framework brings attention to critical leadership personal promotion and essential soft-“er" skills that PMPs should bring to bear during every project they lead – and during all phases.

    A baseline understanding of the components of this framework provides practical principles for intentionally positioning and managing one's personal brand (i.e. value proposition) and professional image; and also stipulates the essentials for projecting a strong professional/executive presence. By embracing the components of the Framework, you increase your aptitude and ability to own a room, influence others, secure mentors (and more importantly sponsors), stand out in the crowd, foster relationships, and to look, act and sound and embrace the part of a leader.

    ShowUp! For Results Primary tabs

  • A Story of Innovation, Management, Service Delivery and Sacrifice

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    About the Program

    Program and Product Management is about innovation, managing customer needs and wants, identifying and delivering against customer expectations. The presenter will share a story covering the life cycle of a program with respect to innovation, product strategy, concept of operation, development and management of delivering and supporting capabilities for a customer in Department of Defense (DoD) environment.

    A Story of Innovation, Management, Service Delivery and Sacrifice

  • Intentionally Strategic

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    About the Program

    In this presentation, Dr. Zeitoun will draw on his global experiences in driving organizational change and program execution excellence to highlight the importance of creating clarity. He will stress the importance of integration, collaboration, and simplification in orchestrating the aligned cascading of messages across the enterprise and across project leadership and teams.

    Intentionally Strategic

  • Agile Business/Operations PMO: How to Apply Agile Concepts to a 'Non-IT' PMO

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    About the Program

    Agile adoption typically begins in IT. ‘Non-technology’ organizations have been slow to adopt agile principles, especially at the program and portfolio levels. We often find that even project managers resist change when there is an impact to their own traditional processes! With industry demands to produce results faster, increase collaboration, and focus on customer needs, Agile is starting to gain traction across the entire Enterprise. This program is designed to encourage PMO, Portfolio, Program, and Project leaders to consider adopting Agile methods proactively in order to maximize benefits to your organization. We will explore the following topics in more depth:

    Agile Business/Operations PMO: How to Apply Agile Concepts to a 'Non-IT' PMO

  • A Comparison: ISO 9001:2015, Six Sigma, and CMMI

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    About the Program

    These three popular process plans/improvement initiatives are widely adopted by many quality managers to mitigate business risks, enhance customer satisfaction and ensure business success. Today’s competitive environment, organizations invest heavily in process improvement effort. They are, often, confronted with a dilemma: Which is the right initiative to use?

    While there many solutions available for those who wants to solve the problems confronting the organization, there is no one silver bullet-single solution. Any solution or solutions you choose make sure it fits the organization- “Goodness of Fit." To be most effective, all selected improvement initiatives should be unified, integrated - not layered or stove piped.

    A Comparison: ISO 9001:2015, Six Sigma, and CMMI

  • CANCELLED-The Power of Strategy in Transforming the Organization Primary Tabs

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    About the Program

    This Event Has Been Cancelled

    In this presentation, Dr. Zeitoun will draw on his global experiences in driving organizational change and program execution excellence to highlight the importance of creating clarity. He will stress the importance of integration, collaboration, and simplification in orchestrating the aligned cascading of messages across the enterprise and across project leadership and teams.

    CANCELLED-The Power of Strategy in Transforming the Organization Primary Tabs

  • Overworked and Overwhelmed: What You Can Do About It

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    About the Program

    How did you distribute your 168 hours a week? If you spent more than 42% at work, this is the workshop for you. How often do you check your smartphone? If you check your phone every hour or less, you would be interested in learning how to deal with your stressful life. Do you spend your day of back-to-back meetings, a hundred or so emails, interminable conference calls, dozens of decisions, a contentious conversation or two, and a rough commute? When we are all busy at work or in our life, have you thought about how you could make the impact to gain your happy work life? This workshop is to help you through a mindfulness journey to identify what you can make a difference or any alternative to organize your mindfulness game plan to stay on track with it. For example, how could we manage our time better to get a beautiful mind?

    Overworked and Overwhelmed: What You Can Do About It

  • Best Practices for Managing Social Media

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    About the Program

    Social Media isn’t just a way for family and friends to communicate and share personal updates with each other. Social Media has become an integral part of how news agencies, government agencies, and businesses communicate important and vital information to their key audiences. Social media is now an important part of communication teams at many companies. Having a smart strategy for implementing social media into your team’s communication plans is often key to succeeding in your mission objectives.

    In this presentation, members of the Noblis Marketing and Communications team—Jennie Doran, Angeliki Galoozis, and Rick DiMassimo—will explain how social media platforms have evolved and grown, how to build an effective social media plan for your organization, and examine some of the medium’s best practices for continued success.

    Best Practices for Managing Social Media

  • Military Generals, Mindfulness, and Emotional Intelligence

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    About the Program

    For many years, business schools have looked toward the military and its long leadership legacy to understand successful leadership methods. Senior level officers have always needed to be adept at managing shifting trends. In fact, a current military leadership program promises to foster agile and adaptive officers who can think critically and creatively. How have our military leaders leveraged these to be able leverage non-tangible attributes? This session takes a practical look at successful, and not so successful, U.S. military general behaviors from WWII to the present. The discussion centers around four key leadership attributes as take-away lessons and how they can be used by project managers today to lead their teams to success.

    Military Generals, Mindfulness, and Emotional Intelligence

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