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PMINJ 2009 IPM Day Speakers 

05 Nov 2009

Somerset, NJ - The Palace

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Speakers


Speaker Topic
Lisa DiTullio Expected Behaviors: Road Rules, Not Road Rage
Dr. Carol Mase Situational Thinking
Nancy Northrup, PMP Faster! Better! Cheaper!
Tom Sheives PhD, PMP
Project Teams unstuck!- Multicultural and Virtual Team Management

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Lisa DiTullio

Bio:
As past director of the project management office (PMO) at Boston-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Lisa was a core member of the turnaround team for an organization that went from being placed in State-supervised receivership in 1999 to being the #1 Health Plan in America on the U.S. News & World Report/ NCQA America’s Best Health Plans four years in a row.

Today, Lisa’s a leading force in project and business management.  She is the principal of Lisa DiTullio & Associates, a training and consulting practice dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency, enabling organization to improve decision-making, instill accountability and enhance communications.  She is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular blogger for the Silicon ValleyPM and ProjectConnections sites, and a contributor to PM Network Magazine. She’s also the author of Simple Solutions:  How "Enterprise Project Management" Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Journey from Near Collapse to #1.

Topic:

Expected Behaviors: Road Rules, Not Road Rage

Abstract:

No project can succeed without a project team.  More likely than not, your project will also require a number of participants from different areas within your organization.  Regardless of whom and how many you have on your team, you cannot succeed in meeting deliverables and deadlines unless you act as a high-functioning team.  Focusing on simple techniques to enhance team behavior and group dynamics, this seminar reveals easy-to-adopt practices to enhance team members’ awareness and accountability resulting in improved decisions, efficiency, and business results.

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Dr. Carol Mase

Bio:
Dr. Mase is a results-oriented professional with 25 years of business experience. Drawing on her education in medical and social sciences, she has worked successfully as an entrepreneur, a global marketing executive, and an organizational consultant and coach.  An internationally experienced leader, she brings the “new sciences” of complexity, neuroscience, and systems to business using metaphor and dialogue to explore and promote change that is meaningful in the unique cultural context of each organization and producing results that are sustainable over time. Her company, Cairn Consulting, approaches Organizations as OrganismsTM, complex living-systems, rather than simple machines of commerce.

Topic:

Situational Thinking

Abstract:

Successful PM requires both Gantt charts and the coming together of a diverse project team. Without team collaboration the creative tension that exists and drives opportunity, destroys productivity. Situational Thinking is a way of understanding and balancing team dynamics to achieve collaboration and utilize the full potential of all members. 

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Nancy Northrup, PMP


Bio:
Nancy Northrup, owner and founder of ibLEAN, LLC; is a seasoned information management professional specializing in applying Six Sigma Lean principles to streamline and enable the business process. A certified PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Expert, she has provided process and data thought leadership at multiple Fortune 500 companies for such diverse functions as Data Governance. Data Privacy, HR Transformation, Project Management Office and Equity Trading Mechanization. Nancy’s CV is on linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancynorthrup including a link to her blog, On the Master Data Road with Nancy Northrup, and a link to her most recent publication in Information Magazine, Data Quality in 5 Steps. 

Topic:

Faster! Better! Cheaper!

Abstract: 


In today’s world, it is no longer possible to have the time, the staff, or the budget needed. The successful Project Manager needs to be a quick, creative problem solver, and fearless at engaging support, using whatever tools are available. This case study will highlight Nancy’s role as the Customer Master Data Governance Leader for a large Fortune 500 company where she was responsible for establishing, leading and implementing a global effort to establish roles, standards, toolsets, metrics, and audit processes to ensure and maintain consistent and accurate customer master data. This visibility into customer relationships and identification resulted in a data driven customer management strategy.  In this session, Nancy will share the work done to leverage existing global resources with no direct authority, utilize the power of Six Sigma Lean, and optimize the project budget to create success across the enterprise. In this session Project Managers will learn: 

  • How to establish the project parameters
  • How to define success
  • How to be Faster! Better! Cheaper! by managing with Lean tools and concepts to reduce wasted effort of knowledge workers, increase productivity, and identify the Value Stream

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Tom Sheives PhD, PMP

Bio:
Tom is an author, speaker, project consultant, and coach with True Solutions, Inc.  Tom’s mission is to get project teams and management teams unstuck! Tom’s new book OPPORTUNITY unstuck!  describes 4 key principles of discovering new opportunity captured in the recent training of over 175 executives with the Panama Canal Authority as they engage in the new $5.25 Billion Canal Expansion Program. 

Tom has helped companies such as Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft. He leads companies to develop a solid methodology in project management. Tom has written and delivered training for PMP® certification, PM Fundamentals, Requirements Development, Leadership and Teaming and has launched an exciting, new OPPORTUNITY unstuck! workshop. 

Tom is a graduate of Texas A&M, Baylor University, University of New Mexico and Coach University. He is also trained to deliver project team assessments, several 360o assessments, the Winslow Personality Assessment, and the Personal Coaching Styles Inventory.

Topic:

Project Teams unstuck!- Multicultural and Virtual Team Management

Abstract:

The makeup of teams is constantly changing, creating unique challenges for teams to perform at the championship level that is demanded in today’s workplace and economy.  Multicultural and virtual teams are the norm!  Is your project team stuck?  Are you performing consistently at championship levels?  Are there “disconnects” between team members? Are there team members that you just don’t understand?  Who are those weirdoes anyway? Why do they act and react the way that they do?

Culture and behavior norms are being challenged at an all time high in the workplace.  Multi-national and cross functional teams whether collocated or virtual are growing at significant rates and challenging traditional styles and modes of behavior and communication. Cross functional teams are demanding that barriers be removed, department silos be blown up and results achieved.

All of these issues are also exaggerated by the generational gaps that exist between teams.  From the aging of the baby boomers to the Gen X, and Gen Y moving into strong contributor and leadership roles in companies, all these can lead to frustration and diminished team performance.

This workshop will apply some proven team models to better manage these teams and to get your own team unstuck!  This workshop will help you discover proven strategies guaranteed to not only cope with these team challenges but to take positive steps to propel your team toward championship performance. Bring your team and get unstuck! 

Using business team and sports team analogies, the entertaining and knowledgeable facilitator will address challenges of teams that are multicultural and virtual with a few thoughts and ideas on multigenerational challenges.  The facilitator’s learning experiences brought to the session will include the recent and ongoing international project of the current $5.25 Billion Panama Canal Expansion Program and other project experiences in Germany and Japan. Differing scenarios will be described and analyzed with interactive, entertaining attendee participation. Accomplishing team results through strong decision making and commitment to agreed upon behaviors and goals will provide definite takeaways to get your teams unstuck!

Specific Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify the five barriers to getting PROJECT TEAMS unstuck! 
  2. Identify key characteristics of multicultural teams and virtual teams 
  3. Connect the 5 barriers to multicultural and virtual teams 
  4. Discover how sports teams and business teams are successfully breaking down these barriers 
  5. Evaluate easy methods to analyze the degree to which a team is stuck or unstuck 
  6. Discover at least three key methods and engage in activities that participants can take with them to help get their multicultural and virtual teams get unstuck!
Outline of Workshop
  1. Overview of the Framework towards Getting PROJECT TEAMS unstuck!
  2. What is stuck and unstuck? How to determine the important Stuck Factor for a team
  3. Examples of some stuck and unstuck multicultural and virtual teams
  4. Build Team Trust
  5. Embrace Team Conflict
  6. Gain Team Commitment
  7. Establish Team Accountability
  8. Focus on Team Results
  9. Connect the Framework to Multicultural Teams
  10. Connect the Framework to Virtual Teams
  11. Connecting unstuck teams to more OPPORTUNITY!
  12. Summary and Workshop Wrap Up for Getting Your PROJECT TEAM unstuck!

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