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2020 Study Group Week 5
Recorded Live 04/18/2020
Presentation Title/Topic: Best Known Methods for managing Scope, Schedule, Risk, and Budget.
Speaker: Sara Cowan, Program Manager
This is a recording of the presentation to the Chandler Breakfast Meeting on 4/24/2020.
You can download a copy of the presentation here.
Did you know that in general, nine out of ten conversations miss the mark? Why is that? And more importantly, what can be done to improve our ability to communicate more effectively?
Everything in our world happens through conversation. Business is done, trust is established, relationships are built, and progress is made through the art of conversation. And the truth is, we’re failing in our communication. We simply haven’t been trained in the intricacies of how to engage in productive, meaningful, trust-building conversations.
But through the work of Judith Glaser, Ph.D., over the last three decades, we now have a better understanding of the complexities and impact of our conversations, and more importantly we now have a roadmap of skills and competencies that we can develop that will ensure our conversations hit the mark.
Participants will learn how conversations are constructed and deconstructed in our minds, the emotional and psychological impact of words, and how to create a deeper level of trust while reducing stress, anxiety, and conflict. These are tools that every Project Manager, and every leader, needs to develop.
Kevin Ciccotti, CPCC, PCC
As President of Human Factor Formula, Inc., Kevin Ciccotti delivers excellence, quality, and authenticity as he provides targeted, engaging, and inspiring programs from compelling keynotes to customized, immersive leadership retreats and classroom training, to world-class 1:1 coaching to help bring out the best in his clients.
He has spent the last decade traveling and speaking at PMI conferences (and others) around the world, including two PMI Global Congresses. His work is focused on bringing out the leader within every Project Manager, helping them to learn the tools to inspire their teams to greater levels of success and productivity.
Kevin’s training help leaders to decipher the “human operating system” in order to understand at a deeper level how people think, see, and respond to the world around them. Having this level of understanding provides them with an unprecedented ability to influence their teams and create an environment that is designed to operate the way we’re designed to operate, leading to increased engagement, higher productivity, and greater overall success. His work has been praised as being on the cutting edge of personal growth and professional development.
As Agile is more accepted as the way to develop software in organizations, some software teams and groups within IT are also becoming Agile, but with using Kanban as their chosen Agile methodology. By leveraging Kanban in addition to Scrum, other groups in the organization like marketing, legal, finance, sales, etc... are also embracing Agile by using Kanban boards to improve the way their business processes flow across the organization. Dimitri shares his vast experience to illustrate how organizations have introduced Kanban across levels and functions of their organizations. You will learn Kanban and walk away with real examples/techniques that you can implement immediately within your organization.
View the slide deck at https://www.slideshare.net/dimka5/leveraging-kanban-to-create-the-agile-organization
This is a recording of the PMI Phoenix Chapter evening meeting on May 15, 2019. The speaker is Dmitri Ponomareff from Kanbanzone and Torak Consulting. The topic is "Leveraging Kanban to create the Agile Organization".
Learn how to create an online Portfolio Kanban system to manage multiple projects across your organization
- Visualize work using a Kanban board
- Improve quality with clear acceptance criteria
- Track dependencies with linked Kanban cards
- Measure your flow of work to set clear expectations
Dimitri Ponomareff is a passionate coach, facilitator, and public speaker. He has the ability to relate to people at every level within an organization. He can motivate and energize individuals, teams, or entire organizations. Dimitri is consistently recognized as an effective and successful change agent who is able to mobilize people on a path of continuous improvement. Dimitri is a certified coach and "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" facilitator and uses his vast experience to build highly-focused, productive, and happy teams. Dimitri has coached for such organizations as American Express, Charles Schwab, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Choice Hotels, Best Western, JDA Software, LifeLock, First Solar.
Review common issues with telecommuting and their resolutions. Keith will cover his personal and corporate experiences with taking his PMO at Plexus to a work at home solution.
Participants will learn how to work with issues that come from working from home and working on projects in a work from home environment.
Keith Harrington’s professional career spans 37 years with his first 20 years in high-tech manufacturing, Information Technology and Data Center Operations.
After attaining his EMBA, Keith moved from Rhode Island to Arizona and obtained his PMP credentials in 2004 and his PMI – ACP in 2014.
Over the last 16 years he has provided strategic direction as an Authentic Leader focused on developing and empowering team members, defining project management, program management and portfolio management processes while creating two highly effective PMOs.
Keith’s past major employers include Motorola, MetLife, American Power Conversion and DHL. Since 2016, Keith has been the Senior Director of the Portfolio Management Office at Plexus Worldwide, a Scottsdale-based company on the cutting edge of health science with a range of products focused on every aspect of health and happiness.
PDU: 1 Technical
The Presentation for the meeting is located here: https://pmiphx.org/presentation-links
Presentation Title/Topic: Preparation for the ACP Exam
Speaker: Paul Gladden
Recorded on April 24, 2020 at the Northwest Valley Breakfast Meeting
Power Point Presentation is located HERE
Project managers are busier than ever. We need smart tactics for workload management and different ways to think about the work we do to prevent overwhelm and boost productivity.
In this webinar, Elizabeth Harrin will discuss practical strategies to help you manage all the things on your To-Do list.
You’ll learn how to reframe your work as your personal portfolio, tactics for using your time efficiently, and how to use the 80/20 Pareto Principle to focus on what’s really driving your personal and project successes.
She’ll also share some tried-and-tested techniques for engaging virtual teams and keeping the work going while based apart.
You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and share your experiences of best practice work management.
Please note this presentation is tool-agnostic, so we won’t be looking at the efficient use of virtual meeting tools or task management software.
Elizabeth Harrin, FAPM, is an author and mentor who helps project managers and their teams get more done with less stress. She does that through straight-talking, real-world advice, based on her 20 years in project management roles.
Elizabeth has written 5 books about project management: Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World (which was a finalist in the Management Book of the Year Awards 2014 and now in its second edition), Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Communicating Change, Project Manager, and Customer-Centric Project Management. She is currently working on a new book on stakeholder engagement which will be out in 2020.
She also writes the award-winning blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. You can find Elizabeth online at GirlsGuideToPM.com or on Twitter @girlsguidetopm.
Elizabeth holds degrees from the University of York and Roehampton University. She supports project managers through her mentoring program, Project Management Rebels, and also contributes to a variety of other initiatives including sitting on the advisory board for the RISE Being Lean and Seen program at Liverpool John Moores University.
Elizabeth has led a variety of IT, process improvement and business change projects including an ERP deployment and compliance initiatives. She spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France) and 12 years in healthcare.
Elizabeth lives with her family in the UK.
Controlling project scope is one of the most important things we can do as project managers, but nearly all of us are guilty of letting it slip at one time or another. Don’t let Scope Creep sneak up on you! In this presentation, Kim and Kate, co-hosts of the Project Management Happy Hour podcast bring this fun and slightly salty presentation to PMI Phoenix, sharing some tough-learned lessons, practical tips and maybe a couple horror stories about scope creep.
This webinar is hosted by Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson from pmhappyhour.com
Kim is a PMP certified project manager and PMI Registered Education Provider with over 20 years of experience managing projects, programs, and PMO’s, and the resulting emotional trauma. Partner at the PPM consulting firm Kolme Group, LLC, he also has an unnatural fascination with PPM tool deployment and optimization. You can email Kim, or find him on LinkedIn
Kate Anderson is an Information Security professional who is a recovering Project Manager. Having spent 10 years in Tech driving difficult projects to closure, her current focus is in the M&A space. She lives in Chicago with her wife, dog, snake and yes, she loves the weather, even the winters. Kate can be found on LinkedIn for professional inquiry or you can email her to discuss your latest shenanigans.
1 Technical PDU
Strategic Success. What the hell does project management have to do with it? Just EVERYTHING!. Let Lee tell you why project management professionals are on the Critical Path of corporate profitability.
- This webinar will examine the critical relationship between organizational strategy and the execution of projects. The potential value of maintaining a strategy/project connection will be illustrated and a way to achieve and maintain that vital connection.
- The supporting slides for this program will help make the relevance of PMI’s emphasis on the strategic element of the Talent Triangle. It will explain why “simply” being a good project manager will not be enough to survive in today’s world of the careful selection of value add projects. The sooner it can be determined that a project is not making a strategic contribution to organizational business objects, the sooner alternates can be considered.
- Participants will be able to identify how their project fits in the organization’s strategic initiatives. Using a sophisticated and integrated project management information system to support identify and clarify the strategic relevance of decisions being made at the project level.
Lee R. Lambert has logged 50+ years of project management experience and is considered one of the world’s thought leaders on project management methods and how they can be utilized to create and sustain value-added Leadership and Collaboration capabilities. He is one of only 70 in the world to receive the honor of PMI Fellow. Lee is a Past President of the Central Ohio PMI and was one of the founders of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. His book, Project Management-The CommonSense Approach, is a best seller in the field.
At 37 years old Lee was named VP of Staff and Organizational Development for one of the world’s largest contract research organizations where he was responsible for creating and implementing a Leadership Development program focused on improved performance for project managers and supporting functional/line managers.
During his decades of platform training, Mr. Lambert has provided learning opportunities to more than 50,000 professionals in 23 countries. He is regularly called upon to provide Keynote presentations on Leadership, Communications, and other Project Management topics. Before his years as VP, Mr. Lambert was a project management evangelist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and General Electric.
1 Strategic PDU
Presenter: Kevin Bradbury
- 30+ year practitioner of Continuous Improvement, Program and Project Management
- PMP since 2009, Blackbelt, Six Sigma Trainer
- Past major employers include Ping, Allied Signal and Honeywell
- Currently engaged in transforming and integrating a large US-based Wealth Management company acquisition
- 3rd Generation Arizona Native
- Small Business Owner…..”Intelligent Business Transformation Services, LLC”, firstname.lastname@example.org
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This webinar will offer a high-level tour of Disciplined agile. You will discover how it provides straightforward guidance to help teams make better choices for their “Ways of Working” in a context-sensitive manner, providing a solid foundation for business agility.
Greta Blash is a certified PMI Program (PgMP®) and Project Manager Professional (PMP®) with extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include Program Management, Project Management, Agile/Scrum, CRM, Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence and Application System Development.
Greta is certified as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) and most recently has become a Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP). She is also a PMI Professional Business Analyst (PMI-PBA®) and has taught certification courses worldwide for the last 12 years. She has also served as V.P. of Education and Programs for at the PMI Southern Nevada Chapter (PMI-SNC), and Director of Military Outreach for PMI-SD, PMI-OC, PMI-LA and PMI-CIE. She has held various SME roles supporting PMI Region 7 since 2012 as well as a frequent reviewer of PMI Publications.
1 Technical PDU