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PMINJ 2009 Symposium Speakers 

23th Annual Symposium

04 May 2009

Edison - Pines Manor

Sunday Seminar

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Speakers


Speaker Topic
Keynote Speakers
Sarah Miller Caldicott Innovate Like Edison: Creatively Managing Project Complexity in a Flat World
Dr. Oliver Schlake How far out of the box do you want me to think? 
- why creative project managers are better project managers
Joseph F. Scott An Rx for Outside the Box Health Care
Track Speakers
John Canfield Creative Thinking Skills Out of the Box and Onto the Bottom Line
Traci Duez, CSAC Getting 40% More Productivity and Cooperation From Your Team
Keith Ellis
Predicting Project Outcomes
Raed S. Haddad Six Unspoken Habits of Highly Effective Program Managers
Ronald Krukowski, PMP (Mind) Mapping Success Out of Chaos!
Jamie Nast Idea Mapping - A Whole New Mind for Project Managers
John Schlichter and Mark Scott, PMP How Two PMO's Used OPM3 to Transform Their Culture
Dux Raymond Sy, PMP 7 Ways to Leverage SharePoint for Project Management Success
David F. Vincenti The Tools Less Taken

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Sarah Miller Caldicott

Bio:
A great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah Miller Caldicott has been engaged in creativity and innovation throughout her life.  Inspired by a family lineage of inventors dating back five generations, Sarah began her 25-year career as a Marketing executive with major brand-driven firms including Pepsico and Unilever.  Sarah worked in both domestic and international management capacities in bringing innovative products to market globally including Degree, Finesse, and Suave. 

Concerned that America was losing its competitive edge, In October 2007, Sarah released a groundbreaking book offering a first-ever analysis of Thomas Edison’s world-changing innovation methods. Entitled Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, Sarah’s book identifies the Five Competencies of Innovation™ which spurred Edison to generate a record-breaking 1,093 U.S. patents over 62 successive years. 

Innovate Like Edison has been endorsed by Fortune Small Business, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and 800-CEO-READ. Her book has been translated into 3 languages, and serves as a textbook at leading universities including Northwestern University, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Innovate Like Edison was also released in paperback in October 2008. In addition to her guest appearances on PBS television, the Fox Business Channel, and NPR radio affiliates across the country, Sarah has been featured in the New York Times. 

Sarah is President of her own Chicago-based consultancy, The Power Patterns of Innovation, offering innovation training and consulting services to organizations of all sizes.  Sarah and her team assist companies in igniting the innovation process using Edison’s timeless best practices. An award-winning speaker, Sarah also inspires audiences nationwide with her message about how individuals, teams, and entire organizations can use Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation to sustain competitive advantage in the global economy. 

In April 2009, Sarah will reinstate the Edison Awards?, a series of honors recognizing Innovation and Innovators. The Edison Awards are designed to inspire individuals of all ages that innovation success is something we can all achieve. This year’s Edison Awards winners include David Kelley of IDEO, and Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellman of Genentech. 

Sarah received her BA from Wellesley College, and holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  She has two college-age boys, Nicholas and Connor, and resides in Oak Park, Illinois.

Topic:

Innovate Like Edison: Creatively Managing Project Complexity in a Flat World

Abstract:

Thomas Edison pioneered six world-changing industries in less than 40 years, generating billions of dollars in market value.  Although Edison is most often remembered for his contribution as the inventor of the incandescent electric light, he also created the world of entertainment through his development of recorded sound and motion pictures, as well as portable power via invention of the storage battery.

Edison felt an important source of his prodigious creative outpourings was his ability to work on multiple projects at once.  At the height of his development of the electrical power grid, Edison juggled over 40 projects simultaneously.

Sarah Miller Caldicott, a great grandniece of Thomas Edison, MBA, and 25-year marketing veteran, will present the results of her 3-year research effort probing the Thomas Edison archives at Rutgers University, where she uncovered Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation?.  Edison used these competencies throughout his 62-year career to invent many of the foundational technologies which shaped the 20th century.  Sarah will identify how managers today can successfully leverage Edison’s Five Competencies in their own project management efforts, and will detail aspects of Edison’s own project management system which have recently come to light.


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John Canfield

Bio:
John Canfield is an experienced business executive and coach who has been trained to facilitate a wide variety of planning, problem solving, creativity, and project leadership processes. John has many years of experience working and consulting in a wide variety of organizations around the world (35+ countries)

John has earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Williams College. 

Prior to 1990 John was a Senior Engineering Manager for Intel Corporation and later Director of Corporate Quality and Design Research for Herman Miller.

Topic:

Creative Thinking Skills Out of the Box and Onto the Bottom Line

Abstract:

A modern understanding of creativity recognizes techniques are available to assist anyone who knows how to use them. These techniques do not need to depend on a chance occurrence. These techniques can be used at will whenever individuals or teams recognize they need more ideas.

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Traci Duez, CSAC

Bio:
Prior to starting her own company, Break Free Consulting in 2006, Traci Duez had 17 years of project management.  Traci previously managed an IT consulting firm and directed over 100 consultants while working closely with the PMO to achieve a CMM Level 3 rating. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). 

Today, Traci is a sought-after speaker in the PMI community.  She provides education, coaching and workshops to project managers, executives, and their teams.  She focuses on the new discipline of neuro-axiology and how you can use it to bring infinitely more value to your projects.

Topic:

Getting 40% More Productivity and Cooperation From Your Team

Abstract:

What would it mean to your stakeholders, project, and career if you could consistently get 40% more productivity and commitment from your team members? Do you think that it’s possible?

Studies have shown that people typically withhold 40% of their capacity. In this session you will learn how to release that 40% latent reserve through a practice called “intrinsic validation”.  Think about it, how much more successful would you be if your team members gave you 40% more?

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Keith Ellis.

Bio:
Keith Ellis is the Vice President, Marketing at IAG Consulting ( www.iag.biz ) where he leads the marketing and strategic alliances efforts of this global leader in business requirements discovery and management. Keith is a veteran of the technology services business and founder of the business analysis company Digital Mosaic which was sold to IAG in 2007.  Keith’s former lives have included leading the consulting and services research efforts of the technology trend watcher International Data Corporation in Canada, and the marketing strategy of the global outsourcer CGI in the financial services sector.  Keith is the author of IAG’s Business Analysis Benchmark – the definitive source of data on the impact of business requirements on technology projects.

Topic:

 Predicting Project Outcomes

Abstract:

This session provides attendees with hands on techniques for determining the outcome of their projects before the project really gets rolling.  This session is about facts, and presents extensive research from IAG’s new Business Analysis Benchmark Study to help project managers build a predictive risk assessment model.  This session puts the intake and requirements gathering process of the project lifecycle under the microscope to determine what actions Project Managers can take to more consistently achieve a successful outcome on their projects. 

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Raed S. Haddad

Bio:
Raed S. Haddad, is Vice President of Global Delivery Services, for ESI International.  Over the past 22 years, he has had extensive first-hand project management experience with numerous U.S. and international corporations and government agencies. He speaks frequently on project management and related topics at professional association meetings and conferences around the world. As a professorial lecturer at The George Washington University, he teaches graduate-level courses in project management, program management and related fields, cost/schedule and quality control, and decision-making techniques.

Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Haddad was responsible for planning, funding, scheduling and tracking various commercial development programs. He has also consulted for a multitude of public and private sector clients in project management applications, MIS and design/automation of decision support systems.

Mr. Haddad received his bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering and his master's degree in engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He also holds a master's degree in engineering administration in project management (management information systems) from The George Washington University, where he has been a doctoral candidate in engineering management/MIS.

Topic:

Six Unspoken Habits of Highly Effective Program Managers

Abstract:

This presentation addresses the business skills Program Managers need to align projects with organizational objectives. It describes Skill-Gap Analysis, discusses areas crucial for technical professionals and identifies what attendees can do to gain knowledge in these areas.  Program Managers will understand how to see the “big picture” and work toward organizational goals. 

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Ronald Krukowski, PMP

Bio:
Ron Krukowski has been involved in project management for over 20 years.  Ron achieved Vice President Director level while at Merrill Lynch.  In 2001, after a 15 year career, Ron utilized his management, business and technology expertise to begin his own Management Consulting Practice (e-Techknowledge, Inc.).   Ron has proven leadership skills in implementing strategic information technology and business transformation initiatives.   His clients know him as the consultant to call to save troubled initiatives.  He is referred to as an “insurance policy” for getting projects and programs back on track.  He is an “out-of-the-box” thinker who enjoys utilizing new tools and techniques to resolve traditional challenges.  Ron’s core competencies include Project Management, Program Management, Vendor Management,  Process Improvement, Information Technology, Business Transformation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Initiative Success Predictability, Coaching, Mentoring, Visual Thinking and Mind Mapping Strategies.   Clients Ron has worked for include Revlon Inc., Dow Jones & Co., Merrill Lynch, WebSolutions, Pfizer, Christie’s, Avaya, Rite Aid, Open Text-RedDot Solutions and Credit Suisse. Ron earned his PMP Certification and joined PMI in 2007.   Ron is currently President of e-Techknowledge, Inc which specializes in management consulting.   He is on assignment at The Bank of New York Mellon serving as a Sr. Program Manager within the Corporate Vendor Management Office. 

Topic:

 (Mind) Mapping Success Out of Chaos!

Abstract:

Attend this presentation and you will learn how to put your project on the road to success after snatching it from the jaws of chaos!  This presentation will highlight how applying visual thinking through the use of mind mapping to augment traditional project management tools makes this possible.  Talk will begin with a discussion of project challenges, touch on traditional project management tools, introduce visual/spatial thinking, explore mind mapping basics, evolve into practical uses of mind mapping techniques and showcase real examples that brought true “value add” eliminating chaos for high visibility business initiatives. 

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Jamie Nast

Bio:
Jamie Nast is the co-founder of NastGroup, Inc. and since 1992 has taught Idea Mapping and other learning skills to over 17,000 professionals. She was previously the only Senior Master Trainer representing the Buzan Centres. Jamie is the author of a book titled "Idea Mapping" which includes idea mapping examples from 21 business people around the globe. Her clients include Boeing, Mayo Clinic, Franklin Templeton, Ford, BP, the U.S. Army, ConocoPhillips, L.L.Bean, the University of Warsaw in Poland and many others. 

Topic:

 Idea Mapping - A Whole New Mind for Project Managers

Abstract:

Idea Mapping is a powerful, whole-brained visual thinking tool which provides a universal key to unlocking the potential of your brain.  It uses key words, colors, lines and images to organize your thoughts.  This technique may be applied to every aspect of your job and life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance performance, planning, organization, communication, and memory.  Idea Mapping has been embraced by major companies including Boeing, BP, Franklin Templeton, L.L.Bean, Mayo Clinic, the U.S. Army, and many more.  Join Jamie Nast, the author of Idea Mapping, for an introduction to Idea Mapping and an opportunity to practice!

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Dr. Oliver Schlake

Bio:
Dr. Oliver Schlake is a Tyser Teaching Fellow and full-time faculty member at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, a senior business consultant, entrepreneur and researcher. He is also the Faculty Director for the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, and teaches courses in Strategy Implementation, Industry and Competitor Analysis, Corporate Venturing, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity for Business Leaders.
 
As a strategic advisor and management consultant, he specializes in business foresight and innovative strategy design, helping organizations and individuals better respond to uncertainty, change and complexity with innovative, flexible and future robust strategies. 
Oliver’s current research interest is in the field of scenario planning, business foresight, innovation strategy and entrepreneurship. His work on collaborative scenario-planning is known worldwide, and the "Scenario Management" he developed has been adopted by Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Metso and UPM (both Finland) at the core of their planning processes.  He has authored and co-authored four books and more than 60 journal publications on long-term strategic planning, technology management and business intelligence. 

Oliver earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Paderborn’s “Heinz Nixdorf Institute”, Germany where also earned his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and in Business Management. Prior to joining the Robert H. Smith School of Business in January 2006, Oliver was Assistant Professor for E-Business and Business Strategy at National University, San Diego. 

Topic:

How far out of the box do you want me to think? - why creative project managers are better project managers

Abstract:

“How far out of the box do you want me to think? - why creative project managers are better project managers” examines how creativity helps solve critical project management challenges and discusses why creative project managers will enjoy better career opportunities than those who run their projects simply "by the book".

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John Schlichter

Bio:
 
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, John Schlichter is CEO of OPM Experts LLC, an organization development and project management consultancy specializing in Organizational Project Management (OPM). A certified PMI OPM3 ProductSuite Assessor and PMI certified Consultant, in 1998, John was asked by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the global project management advocate, to develop a standard in Organizational Project Management for industry and government, designed to help organizations assess and develop the capabilities necessary to execute their strategies through projects, i.e. the OPM3 Standard. He is widely credited with being the world's foremost expert in the OPM3 standard's content and application. As the leading expert in his field, John has implemented OPM3 in many name-brand companies, including ADP, Battelle Memorial Institute, Harris Corporation, Panasonic-Mobile, Popular Financial Holdings, Northrop Grumman, T-Mobile, and others. He was also a member of the PMI Standards Committee, the PMI Standards MAG, and a co-founder of the PMI Metrics Special Interest Group. John began his career as an analyst for a management consulting firm serving Fortune 100 companies. He has worked in positions from PMO Director to EVP Business Development, and has implemented PMO’s for many companies, led large-scale organizational change, managed multi-million dollar technology projects, and been a mentor to all levels of management. He is invited to speak to audiences about project management across the globe. He holds an MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 


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Mark Scott, PMP

Bio:

Mark Scott, PMP, is the Senior Engineering Manager for Process, Productivity and Improvement at Harris Corporation’s RF Communications Division (RFCD), Rochester, N.Y.  He also serves as Chair of the RFCD Divisional Process Group (DPG).  Scott has 20 years practical experience in training and organizational development, and in leading and assessing model-based process improvements for project/program management, engineering, quality assurance, and supply chain organizations.  Scott currently leads RF Communications’ CMMI® and OPM3® initiatives, and is responsible for integrating these process standards into the division’s ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management System (QMS).  Along with a Master Degree in Organizational Management, Scott is a PMI licensed OPM3® assessor, a  Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Harris candidate for the Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, CMMI® lead appraiser program.

Topic:

How Two PMO's Used OPM3 to Transform Their Culture

Abstract:

Many PMO’s focus on PM processes. This is “wise as far as the beard” (in appearance), but only truly wise if culture is addressed. PMO’s must create a virtuous cycle between culture and processes. Harris Corporation and the Saudi NIC have worked outside the box to transform both using OPM3.

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Joseph F. Scott

Bio:
Joseph F. Scott is an experienced hospital administrator with expertise in performance and quality management.    He holds board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

He has been the CEO of LibertyHealth since January of 2008, and under his leadership he has successfully concentrated his first year efforts into patient safety, clinical quality, patient satisfaction and insuring the economic health of the system.   With these four pillars well underway his leadership team is currently developing a long range strategic plan along with a revamped mission, employee values and vision for the future.   The new mission of LibertyHealth is “Enhancing Life”.   These two simple words will help guide LibertyHealth with a goal of achieving top one hundred national hospital recognition.

Topic:

An Rx for Outside the Box Health Care

Abstract:

Healthcare today for millions of Americans is delivered in a series of silo's, with each process focused on achieving its own excellence, isolated from the impact on the total solution.  In the closing keynote, Joseph F. Scott, CEO of N.J.'s Liberty HealthCare, describes how the hospital’s Strategic Plan literally thinks out of the box -- in this case the four walls of the hospital ! – and how it is creating a seamless continuum of care.   Learn how innovative planning and Six Sigma projects are breaking down the individual silos to reduce duplicate health care costs, improve information sharing and ultimately improve patients' outcomes and health while reducing costs through an innovative, coordinated care effort.

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Dux Raymond Sy, PMP

Bio:
With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management, Dux Raymond Sy, PMP, (you're right, it's pronounced as "ducks") has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is currently a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft-certified, business technology consulting and services company that serves startups to Global 50 clients.  As a thought leader in maximizing project team collaboration, he is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management” published by O’Reilly Media. Dux is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of SharePoint technologies with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications.  A sought after speaker, Dux has presented for various PMI chapters such as PMI-NC,  PMI Washington DC and also at the PMI Global Congress 2008.

Topic:

7 Ways to Leverage SharePoint for Project Management Success

Abstract:

Inefficient communication among stakeholders, poor document management practices and undefined project collaboration standards can compromise project success. 
SharePoint provides a framework that can empower organizations to create a standards-based PMIS with formal project management methodology. 

In this presentation, participants will learn how project managers are empowered to leverage SharePoint to build a SharePoint Project Management Information System (PMIS) and adapt SharePoint  for project management applications.  Participants will get presentation notes, checklists, a SharePoint PMIS template.

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David F. Vincenti

Bio:
David F. Vincenti is a Staff Engineer at BD in Franklin Lakes, NJ. David has developed and launched a variety of medical devices, ranging from phlebotomy devices and accessories, and disposable drug delivery devices to protein-separating ultracentrifuges and diabetes management systems.

David holds a BE in Materials Engineering and a Master of Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and has filled a variety of roles on product development teams in his 20-year career. He is also a patent-holder, a published poet, a 180 bowler, and has been recognized for his career counseling work with entry-level technical professionals.

Topic:

The Tools Less Taken

Abstract:

Traditional development plans for the career project manager focus on certifications, domain expertise, and experience with planning tools and PMBOK knowledge. In this presentation, a variety of untraditional but widely available experiences that can both broaden and deepen the project manager’s skill set will be considered.


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