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PMINJ 2011 Symposium Speakers 

25th Annual Symposium

02 May 2011

Edison - Pines Manor

Sunday Seminar

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Speakers


Speaker Topic
Keynote Speakers
Scott Regan, MBA, MHSA In Pursuit of WOW!
Tres Roeder, PMP, MBA A Sixth Sense for Project Management®
Rory Vaden, MBA Take The Stairs
Track Speakers
CB Bowman, MBA How to Let Employers Find You … Create Your Brand
David L. Davis PMP, PgMP Leadership Through WOW! Patton, Powell, Mandela, and Moeller
Jerry Flach, PMP, MBA
 Linda Morris Kelley
Transitioning PM Skills to Build the Green Economy
Rick Morris, PMP, OPM3, MCITP Stop Playing Games! A Project Manager’s Guide to Successfully Navigating Organizational Politics
Nancy Nee, PMP, CBAP, CSM Agile or PMBOK? You Can Have Both!
Connie Plowman PMP Going from Good to Great As Project  Managers
William Russell, MBA
 Greg Stine, PMP, MSPM
Project Management – The Key to Successful Sustainability Programs
Geoff Senson PMBOK and ITIL: Clash of the Titans, or the Dynamic Duo?
David Tennant, PMP, PE Leadership in Crisis Situations: A Case Study

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CB Bowman, MBA

Bio:
CB is a certified 360-degree assessment coach and executive professional development consultant.

Topic:

How to Let Employers Find You … Create Your Brand

Abstract:

Learn about methods and tools now available free of charge to give you higher visibility, and that recruiters, hiring managers and industry leaders use to identify candidates.

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David L. Davis PMP, PgMP

Bio:
David Davis is a self-proclaimed practitioner of WOW!  A proven dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic leader, Dave has strong business acumen with a wide range of experience in Project Management, Program Management, Business Analysis, Business process management, and change management, Dave has the unique ability to share his experience in a light hearted effective style that educates and motivates.  He has shared his message in many web publications and presentations throughout Europe and North America.

Dave’s ability to motivate, coordinate and oversee cross-process teams working with limited resources and tight timeframes is second to none.  He excels at quickly understanding customer needs and the benefits realization of his work.  Perhaps most importantly, Dave is an outstanding coach. He takes a sincere interest in his team members and helps develop the skills needed to achieve their professional goals. Dave’s enthusiastic guidance on motivating and leading people produces WOW! Results for all Project Stakeholders. 

Dave Davis has enough credentials that all the associated acronyms would make a full bowl of vegetable soup.  While Dave has the formal certification, its more important that he has the practical experience to help organizations realize the benefits of this knowledge.  Few people can combine business intelligence with strong leadership and a sense for using structured Program Management to further a company's strategy like he can. He stays on top of emerging technologies and its associated social impact, and knows what can benefit an organization.

Taking a cue from Will Rogers, Dave has never met a man, or woman, he didn’t learn from.

Topic:

Leadership Through WOW! Patton, Powell, Mandela, and Moeller 

Abstract:

Inspiration is the arousal of the mind to motivate extraordinary activity or creativity.  Leaders inspire so a team can produce more than is theoretically possible.  A Leader inspires, but how do we know what it is when we see it, and how can a person learn to recognize and use it?

This presentation examines inspiration and examples of inspirations in all facets of our life and how these lessons can be used to improve leadership skills.  Drawing from a wide range of personal expertise and continuous learning, Dave will present a grab bag of different ways inspiration can be found in our lives.  Whether it is a story of inspiration or a real life example, there is a core set of values and behaviors that facilitate inspiration.

This presentation will be a highly interactive discussion as well as glimpses of a grab bag of inspiration examples. .  The attendee will leave with a better realization of how they are inspired and how they can & do inspire others.


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Jerry Flach, PMP, MBA

Bio:
 
Jerry Flach is Project Director, Sustainable Building for Paterson Habitat for Humanity directing the design and implementation of sustainable urban redevelopment programs.   Jerry is also the founding Principal of Sustainable Solutions LLC providing sustainable business consulting and community development solutions in service to profit and nonprofit organizations.  Jerry  has  over 20 years of project portfolio management and business analysis experience within leading financial services and nonprofit organizations.  She volunteers in local planning efforts,  provides sustainability and project management programming and serves in an advisory capacity on several nonprofit boards.  She is PMP certified by the Project Management Institute and has an MBA from William Paterson University.


Speaker
Linda Morris Kelley

Bio:

Kelley works with individuals and teams to develop the culture of leadership and effective collaboration that make sustainability real and enterprise prosperous.

Her focus is on cultivating professional and personal excellence, developing strategic flexibility, preparing for the unpredictable, bridging the gap between knowing what to do and actually being able to do it. She uses a systems approach learning, leadership, relationships and action for rapid, lasting, genuine results. 

Kelley brings to her consulting, training and coaching a practical, hands-on perspective from her thirty years of business experience coupled with an artist’s sense of invention, play and design, and a lifetime amateur naturalist’s powers of observation.   She has worked for and consulted to both businesses and government---from multi-national corporations to small closely held companies, civilian agencies and the military.  In addition to consulting, training and coaching her business experience includes sales and marketing, systems analysis, project management, and strategic planning. Recently, she led a successful turnaround, and then negotiated the sale of a century old, family-owned company. 

Kelley is a co-author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook, When It All Comes Together (Greenleaf, 2008).  She serves on the board of the Sustainable Business Network/Boston, their Sustainable Business Leader Program and their Regional Food Network. She is a member and former coordinating committee member of the OD Learning Group, and former chair of Extras for Creative Learning. Email: ; Skype: lmkelley; Skype-in: 617-418-3266

She is a leader in forging new ground using virtual technologies for active collaborative learning and advancing collective intelligence to support sustainability. 
 

Topic:

Transitioning PM Skills to Build the Green Economy

Abstract:

Have you considered what opportunities the Green Economy might offer?  Do you long to be a part of a larger movement that speaks to your personal values?  Have you considered that you can differentiate yourself by leveraging your PM skills to demonstrate and grow your personal green brand.   This interactive session will serve to define the Green Economy, highlight opportunities therein for Project Manager’s and show paths to entering and embracing green opportunities right now!

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Rick Morris, PMP, OPM3, MCITP

Bio:
Rick A. Morris, PMP, OPM3 certified, an ITIL Practitioner, consultant, author, mentor, and creator of a non-profit foundation to promote Project Management in charities and other non-profits. Rick is currently the Owner/President of R2 Consulting, LLC. Rick is an accomplished project manager and public speaker. His appetite for knowledge and passion for the profession makes him a sought after speaker at PMI chapters, various civic organizations, and a frequent guest lecturer at local universities. He holds the PMP (Project Management Professional), MPM (Masters of Project Management), OPM3 (Organization Project Management Maturity Model), Six Sigma Green Belt, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, TQM, ATM-S, ITIL, and ISO certifications. Rick has worked for organizations such as GE, Xerox, and CA and has consulted to numerous clients in a wide variety of industries including financial services, entertainment, construction, non-profit, hospitality, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing. Rick has two books (“The Everything Project Management Book”, 2nd Edition published by Adams Media and “Project Management That Works!” published by AMACOM) that were released in 2008.  Rick’s third book “Stop Playing Games” was released in October 2010 by RMC Publishing at the PMI World Global Congress. An active member of the Project Management Institute and currently the Past President of the Birmingham Chapter, Rick is no stranger to being center stage in front of large groups of people. At the early age of 11, Rick was a Walt Disney World Performer in their seasonal shows. In high school, he worked at MGM Studios on various projects including the New Mickey Mouse Club. Taking the experience of his youth and blending it with the knowledge he attained throughout his career, Rick has been able to inspire and mentor many project managers. His blend of real world experience and down to earth delivery style makes his passion for the profession contagious.

Topic:

Stop Playing Games! A Project Manager’s Guide to Successfully Navigating Organizational Politics

Abstract:

Rick identifies and discusses the day to day world of a Project Manager. PM's have the unique ability to find shortcuts or work arounds in dealing with projects, sponsors, etc… Rick, in his humorous way, will try to help PM's avoid the playing of games through his years of experience and help them with getting stronger, more process oriented, and more respect for the work they do. Rick will offer real world advice, you’ll gain proper techniques that you can immediately use to impact your projects, learn how to influence without authority, stop end rounding projects and get back to the basics that will help create a Project Manager that will do the right things the right way. 

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Nancy Nee, PMP, CBAP, CSM

Bio:
Nancy Y. Nee, PMP, CBAP, CSM is Executive Director, Project Management & Business Analysis Programs at ESI International. Nancy has more than 15 years’ experience in the consulting industry, specializing in management consulting, project management, business analysis, IT, continuous process improvement and organizational change management for the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She is skilled in aligning and defining the strategic enterprise architecture, developing project governance and selection frameworks, analyzing business processes to apply knowledge to improve organizational efficiency, and implementing automated solutions. She has provided PM and BA training and consulting services globally on PM and BA principles and practices to numerous Fortune 500 companies. Nancy has been a speaker at conferences around the world, including PMI® Global Congress, ProjectWorld/World Congress for Business Analysts and numerous IIBA® and PMI® events.
 


Topic:

Agile or PMBOK? You Can Have Both!

Abstract:

In this presentation, real life examples will be used to verify that core project management principles apply, regardless of the development approach. Leveraging the best of both the PMBOK® and Agile methods can deliver the highest value. 

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Connie Plowman PMP

Bio:
Leading this session will be CONNIE PLOWMAN, PMP.  Connie is an active volunteer leader in PMI and frequent guest speaker.  She currently serves on PMI’s Professional Awards Program Member Advisory Group.  Connie has held many leadership positions in PMI at the local, regional and international level – from Chapter President, Component Mentor, to PMI’s Leadership Institute Advisory Group.  She is a 2007 graduate of PMI’s Leadership Institute Masters Class. 

After 22 years, Connie recently retired as Chief Operating Officer with Cadence Management Corporation.  Connie earned her PMP certification in 2002, and resides in Portland, Oregon. 

Topic:

Going from Good to Great As Project  Managers

Abstract:

This learning experience outlines key concepts from Jim Collins’ iconic hit, Good to Great,  and how they apply to today's project manager. From finding Level 5 Leadership in PMs to ensuring right team members are "on the bus," attendees walk away with new ideas to help transform their PM initiatives.

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Scott Regan, MBA, MHSA

Bio:
Scott is the president and CEO of a consulting firm Vizzion. Scott has won numerous national awards and has served on the boards of national, regional, and state organizations. Since 1991, he has presented workshops and seminars to more than 250 organizations. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Health Services Administration. In 2002, Scott received the Award for Individual Professional Excellence from the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association.

Topic:

In Pursuit of WOW!

Abstract:

We all want to be a master of our craft. In fact, we expect it of so many others – the surgeon, concert violinist, and cabinetmaker. But do we actually expect it of ourselves? And if so, is it obvious to others? Do we exude WOW! in both our personal and professional lives?  To understand your orientation toward delivering consistently WOW! results, you will be led through a series of personal brand exercises (if you never thought of yourself as a brand, then this session will be particularly valuable if you regularly contemplate career growth), undergo a personal brand assessment, and take part in a brand equity evaluation. The result will be a personal renewal investment plan designed to re-energize your body, refocus your mind, recharge your spirit, and enhance your performance – as well as your organization’s.

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Tres Roeder, PMP, MBA

Bio:
Founder and President, Roeder Consulting. Mr. Roeder helps organizations change successfully. He has deep industry, consulting and training experience and leads major engagements in areas such as corporate strategy, operations improvement and implementation. Industry experience includes serving as Director of Business Process Improvement at American Greetings with prior positions at RR Donnelly and Toyota Motor Sales USA. A former consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, he founded Roeder Consulting in 2001.  He has a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
 

Topic:

A Sixth Sense for Project Management®

Abstract:

In this stimulating session, Tres will argue that project success calls for a balanced approach to include “A Sixth Sense For Project Management”. Successful project leaders need more than great technical skills. They need to have A Sixth Sense for Project Management® - the interpersonal skills that help you successfully navigate through your initiatives.  Based on a project leader’s survey and extensive research, Tres and his team have synthesized the keys to developing sixth sense into six disciplines. Attendees will learn about these skills and knowledge of how they can be applied toward project success.  There is a science to soft skills.

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William Russell, MBA

Bio:
 
Bill is a Principal of Transitioning to Green, LLC (TTG), whose mission is to help companies identify and implement business opportunities that are emerging in conjunction with a new Green Economy. He is co-author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook, published by GreenLeaf Publishing and previously served as the US environmental practice leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE). He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University.



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Greg Stine, PMP, MSPM

Bio:

Greg began his career serving in various roles on the Manned Space Flight Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, including project management.  His project and program management experience is extensive and has included work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors spanning the telecommunications, aerospace, information technology, and financial services fields. Greg served on the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute.  In recognition of his service to the project management profession, he has been honored as a recipient of the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award.  He is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a Bachelors degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters degree in project management from The George Washington University. 
 
 

Topic:

Project Management – The Key to Successful Sustainability Programs 

Abstract:

Sustainability is reshaping the way that companies operate. This presentation will educate participants on the significance of sustainability on organizational performance and provide insight into how the skills that project managers already possess are utilized to successfully implement a sustainable corporate strategy and its associated portfolio of projects.

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Geoff Senson

Bio:
Since 1969, Geoff has held a variety of IT roles ranging from assembler programmer, national support specialist, product manager, and IT management consultant and ITSM instructor.  For the past 5 years, Geoff has been applying his extensive knowledge by helping organizations to design and implement robust IT processes including governance mechanisms. Since 2007, Geoff has become a full time ITIL and COBIT instructor.  Geoff has given education and consultative support to the many of the largest IT organizations in a wide variety of software and hardware enterprise environments. Geoff is a certified ITIL Service Manager and Expert, and COBIT instructor.

Topic:

PMBOK and ITIL: Clash of the Titans, or the Dynamic Duo?

Abstract:

ITIL and PMBOK are two of the most talked about and popular frameworks in the IT industry.   So which should you choose?  Can they live together?  Are there any synergies between them?  This presentation will discuss these issues, and answer the question 'Clash of the Titans, or the Dynamic Duo?' 


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David Tennant, PMP, PE

Bio:
David Tennant is the President and founder of Windward Consulting Group, LLC, which is located in the metro Atlanta area.  Mr. Tennant’s expertise includes executive management, engineering & project management; rescue of high-visibility projects, and company turnarounds. 

David has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University; a MS in Technology and Science Policy from Georgia Tech; and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.  He is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and a registered Professional Engineer (PE).

Mr. Tennant has managed over $3-billion in programs and personally rescued over $1-billion in errant projects.  Most recently, he has developed two alternative energy projects in NY and Canada.  Other engagements include locations in Germany, Finland, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Czech Republic, and the United Arab Emirates.
 Contact Info: 770-846-0828 www.windward.ws 

Topic:

Leadership in Crisis Situations: A Case Study 

Abstract:

The rescue of a project in trouble can test the skills of the best project manager.  However, many times, there are underlying issues within the organization.  This presentation addresses these topics including implementing a culture change; dealing with difficult senior management; turf disputes; and changing dysfunctional organizations.

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Rory Vaden, MBA

Bio:

A business motivational speaker, author, and self-discipline strategist whose insights have been shared on Oprah radio and featured in print media such as SUCCESS Magazine and Bloomberg's Business Week. Rory has degrees in Business Management, Leadership, and an MBA. He is also the Co-Founder of a multi-million dollar international sales training company, Southwestern Consulting.  As a two time world champion of public speaking finalist for Toastmasters International, Rory has shared his compelling “Take The Stairs” message on the same stage as John Maxwell, and he's done special programs for both Zig Ziglar and Dave Ramsey's companies. 
 

Topic:

Take The Stairs

Abstract:

Success is different for each of us but the path to get there has the same obstacles: fatigue, rejection, failure, distraction, burnout, complacency, and countless other challenges to overcome.  And yet there is one common characteristic and one universal trait that virtually every single successful person must have before they add anything else; discipline –  especially the discipline to do the things they don’t want to do! . Self-discipline strategist and motivational speaker Rory Vaden shares key insights and erases common misconceptions about how to build lasting self-discipline. After hearing Rory’s hilarious and compelling speech, you will:
  • Disregard your fear and take immediate action.
  • Develop an awareness of your own creative avoidance.
  • Stop making excuses and stop procrastinating.
  • Engage in happier, healthier more productive lifestyles.
  • Quit looking for shortcuts and get back to work.
  • Adopt an overall results-oriented attitude of discipline.
  • Be more disciplined and Take The Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations


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