Managing in Difficult Environments

Managing in Difficult Environments

How to Turn Risk and Constraints into Advantage


Jeff Toppall

Sapient Government Services

Bob Meyer

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

RTKL Associates Inc.
2101 L Street NW
Ste 200 Washington, , 20037

Agenda and Cost:

11:30am - Networking 12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

Great project management is far more complex than simply using best practices deliver a successful project. A project manager must be able to successfully adapt in situations where the delivery environment is the biggest obstacle. Learn from real-world examples on how to thrive in these complex client environments. Leveraging nearly 50 combined years of experience, Mr. Meyer and Mr. Toppall will demonstrate how great project managers can respond and lead, mitigate risk, deliver a quality product, and even turn the disadvantages imposed by an organization into an advantage for the delivery team. They will also discuss recognizing when new ideas and creative leadership are necessary for a successful project and a happy customer.

Special Instructions: 
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking $16.00
  • Meter parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Jeff Toppall

Sapient Government Services

Jeff Toppall's career spans 15 years of program and technical management for public and private clients on projects ranging from consumer and back office software development to infrastructure delivery for both national and international markets.  He holds an M.A. in Telecommunications from George Washington University and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and History from Syracuse University.  

Bob Meyer

Bob Meyer has been in the IS / IT field for more than 30 years, initially as a developer and for the last 20 years in project and program management for government and commercial clients. He has consulted for national security and financial regulatory agencies, DOD, and the telecommunications industry. Bob holds a BA in Economics from Allegheny College.

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

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