July 2018 Monthly Chapter Meeting

Throughout the history of the practice of project management we have been subject to a plethora of techniques and practices that, while fashionable at the time, became obsolete very quickly. For several years many saw Agile as one of those short-term quick-fix ideas that would soon be remembered as nothing more than a buzzword.

By now most of us realize that that hasn’t happened! Agile has become one of several trends that are changing the way we accomplish our goals. In this brief presentation, Lisa and Dave will look at some of the current trends that are shaping our industry, and then you can decide…fashion or fundamental?

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About the Speaker

Ms. Lisa Hammer, PMP

Leadership Techniques, LLC

Lisa Hammer has more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management and staff development for both large and small firms. She has managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Her executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.

Lisa continues to be a Project Management practitioner, working with clients to improve their ability to execute against demanding deliverables in dynamic environments. Her client base includes many state and local agencies, non-profits and as well as public and private companies. Lisa understands that people who are satisfied with their employment experience are more engaged, which leads to improved quality, productivity and happiness. Her passion for professionalism shines through in her presentations on a wide range of project management topics. Using her broad and in-depth field experience she not only stands behind her training, she expects success!

Lisa has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

Mr. David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPHR, ITIL

Leadership Techniques, LLC

David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SPHR is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a small business that offers customizable leadership and project management training and consulting targeted to specific audiences. David is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® with over 30 years of experience. He holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University as well as the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)® credential.


David has a diversified background in engineering and product development, is a certified trainer for leadership seminars, and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams. David has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

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