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PMINJ 2012 Symposium Speakers 

26th Annual Symposium

07 May 2012

Edison - Pines Manor

Sunday Seminar

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Speakers


Speaker Topic
Keynote Speakers
Frank Ryle Simplicity Project Management:  An Approach for the Pros
Terry Schmidt Applying Strategic Project Management in Work and Life
Eric Verzuh, PMP Project Management 4.0 - Delivering Strategic Value
Track Speakers
Dale Caldwell Influence-Driven Strategic Project Management
Star Dargin Coach, Leader  or Manager?  Which Hat to Wear and When
Kitty Hass
The Strategic  Role of PMs and BAs on Complex Projects
Brian Jaffa LL:  Moving from IT to the Business
Mark Layton Agiles’ QA Revolutionary Impact on Project Management
Allan Mills Bringing the Power of Project Management to People and  Communities Locally and Throughout the World!
Michael O'Brochta Great PMs - How they do it
Aaron  Shenhar Building The Next Generation of Project Management
Anthony Tomeski PMBOK, ITIL, and CMMI: Why Do I Care?
Skip Weisman
3 Strategies of Champion Organizations

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Dale Caldwell

Bio:
Dale G. Caldwell is the CEO of the management-consulting firm Strategic Influence, LLC which uses his proprietary Intelligent Influence® competency framework to provide corporate strategy and talent management advice.  

Topic:

Influence-Driven Strategic Project Management

Abstract:

Influence is an overlooked word that business executives use without understanding the role that it plays in both corporate and career success. This presentation will explain how the strategic use of influence is the foundation of the successful Initiating; Planning; Executing; Monitoring; and Closing of a project.

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Star Dargin

Bio:
Star Dargin, PCC, CPCC, is a Senior Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group and Founder of Star Leadership. Star’s training and coaching style offers a strong, rapport-building, creative, and inclusive approach.  

Topic:

Coach, Leader or Manager?  Which Hat to Wear and When

Abstract:

Project Managers perform many roles, sometimes all at the same time. Should you motivate, plan, get status, listen, or all of the above? In this session, you will complete an assessment and exercise using project scenarios to explore each role. This presentation is a facilitated experience that is interactive and fun! 

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Kitty Hass

Bio:
Kitty is a recognized thought leader in the Project Management and Business Analysis profession, a prominent presenter at industry and corporate conferences, author, consultant, and facilitator.

Topic:

The Strategic Role of PMs and BAs on Complex Projects

Abstract:

Does the project manager and business analyst role change, either significantly or subtly, as project complexity increases?  If so, how?  This presentation describes the nature of complexity, creativity, and innovation. We address:  How to diagnose complexity. How to capitalize on complexity to drive innovation and strategy execution.

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Brian Jaffa

Bio:
Brian holds an MS in Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a BBA in Accounting and Information Systems from Pace University.

Topic:

LL:  Moving from IT to the Business

Abstract:

IT leaders often face the decision (or desire) to move to the “business side” of an organization.  Doing so provides great opportunity for learning, but also responsibility for areas that may be new and unfamiliar.  More than balancing your IT project to a budget, you are building revenue.  However, those Project Management skills surely are a valuable asset for the new role.   

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Mark Layton

Bio:
Mark C. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the PM.

Topic:

Agiles’ QA Revolutionary Impact on Project Management

Abstract:

Agile QA techniques are having a dramatic impact on project management. With an agile approach, QA is no longer the last, highest-risk phase in software projects before launch. In this discussion, you will learn how agile QA practices are changing project management and allowing teams to deliver products faster.   

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Allan Mills

Bio:
Allan Mills, PMP, a Senior Functional Clarity PPM consulting and training expert, is a 1990 graduate of Western Carolina University’s Master of Project Management degree program who has worked over twenty years in the project management and professional training fields.  He taught graduate courses and spent years implementing project management infrastructure solutions, assessing organizational project management maturity, and developing and executing plans to implement Project Management Offices in numerous industries.  He is a past Region 5 Mentor, a past president of the North Carolina Chapter, a 2005 graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute, and a PMI Educational Foundation board member. 

Topic:

Bringing the Power of Project Management to People and Communities Locally and Throughout the World!

Abstract:

Learn how the PMI Educational Foundation (www.pmief.org) , is leveraging the power of project management throughout society with the support of PMI Communities and many others.  More specifically, learn about the education resources available from the PMI Educational Foundation at no cost for non-commercial use locally by you and your chapter. 

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Michael O'Brochta

Bio:
As senior project manager at the CIA, he led the project management and systems engineering training and certification program to mature practices agency-wide.  

Topic:

Great PMs - How they do it 

Abstract:

What does it take in project management to be the best-of-the-best? Thanks to recent studies and research, the answer is closer now than ever been before. This presentation is a how-to experience. Discover the top ten factors associated with great project managers.: As Zozer Inc. President, he is helping organizations raise their level of project management performance.

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Frank Ryle

Bio:
Frank Ryle has more than twenty years of international engineering project management experience and an additional eleven years as a sought-after teacher of the discipline and art of project management.  He has taught more than 10,000 students in 22 countries across a wide range of industries including banking, IT, accounting, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.  Mr. Ryle’s unique and engaging approach combines the latest management thinking with his research into psychology, philosophy and science.  In particular he is interested in advances in neurology and genetics and the impact on project delivery.

Topic:

Simplicity Project Management:  An Approach for the Pros

Abstract:

The PSM communicates project complexity to senior management in clear, definable terms. Using visualization and simulation techniques, we consider the idea of metaphor and analogy as agents of simplicity. Finally, we also investigate the world of the artist and the neurologist, drawing original conclusions from these two very different, but linked, areas of expertise.

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Terry Schmidt

Bio:

Terry Schmidt, PMP, is founder of ManagementPro and the Strategic Planning Academy. He is a recognized thought leader, consultant, and educator who has assisted organizations in 36 countries to jump-start critical projects that deliver exceptional results.   His clients include Apple, DirecTV, Symantec, Boeing, Blizzard Entertainment, New Balance, Los Alamos National Lab, Thai Air, Nokia, Naval Air Weapons Center, Federal Reserve Board, and the US Department of Energy.  A popular workshop leader and conference speaker, Terry teaches programs for technical leaders at UCLA and MIT.  The author of 7 management books, his latest is the breakthrough planning book Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams (Wiley 2009). He earned his BS in aerospace engineering from University of Washington and his MBA from Harvard.  Based in Seattle, Terry was the fourth person in the world to be certified as a Strategic Management Professional by the Association for Strategic Planning. You can follow Terry on twitter @StrategicTerry .

Topic:

Applying Strategic Project Management in Work and Life

Abstract:

Many of the same strategic planning and project management principles which produce superior organization results apply equally well to “life projects”. Yet many of the same people who create strategic and project plans for their organizations fail to have similar plans for themselves.  In this stimulating session, you’ll learn how to apply Strategic Project Management principles to your work, as well as to your career, family, hobby, and community projects. This dynamic session is guaranteed to give you some fresh tools to improve your satisfaction and effectiveness both on the job and off.

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Aaron  Shenhar

Bio:
Aaron Shenhar is currently CEO of The SPL Group, a consulting and education firm focusing on aligning business and technology in industry and government. He is a professor and educator of project management. 

Topic:

Building The Next Generation of Project Management

Abstract:

The next generation of PM will turn project practitioners into leaders who deal with the strategic and business aspects of projects and articulate a vision to inspire project teams. We present Strategic Project Leadership®, which deals with projects in a flexible and adaptive way and focuses projects on business results.

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Anthony Tomeski

Bio:
Tony Tomeski has been working in IT and process improvement for over 20 years, in defense contracting focusing on secure communications and satellite technologies, the telecom industry and most recently in the pharmaceutical industry.

Topic:

PMBOK, ITIL, and CMMI: Why Do I Care?

Abstract:

PMs must work within seemingly conflicting frameworks and are rarely provided an understanding of their interaction. PMBOK, ITIL, and CMMI are rapidly being embraced. The questions are, “how can they work together?"; "do I have to embrace all three?" This presentation provides advice for how to get all three to work together.

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Eric Verzuh, PMP

Bio:
Eric Verzuh has been influencing the practice of project management around the world for over a decade.  Over 250,000 students and practicing project managers have read his books and attended his workshops.  His bestselling book, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, is a standard around the world and is used by students, teachers, and working professionals on a daily basis.

 He has been an active supporter of the Puget Sound chapter of PMI since 1994 when he organized their first PMP Exam Preparation workshops.  Since then he has been a popular chapter dinner speaker, workshop leader, and speaker at the annual PMI Congress.

 Eric is the founder and President of The Versatile Company, a consulting and training firm that has focused on improving project results since 1990.  Versatile works with project leaders and executives across every industry from aerospace to public schools to non-profit healthcare.  As a Microsoft Partner, Versatile deploys Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management solution. Contact him at Eric.Verzuh@VersatileCompany.com, or www.VersatileCompany.com .

Topic:

Project Management 4.0 - Delivering Strategic Value

Abstract:

A global economy either on the rise or in recession creates constant change. Now more than ever we live in a project-driven economy.  Project management has the opportunity to link execution and strategy to become a platform for constant, value-driven innovation.

Eric Verzuh has been chronicling the best practices of project management for over a decade. Project Management 4.0 will revise your focus on where to improve your project management practice and how to integrate with other innovation-related disciplines such as Lean and Agile.

 Get Eric’s unique perspective on the growth and changes in our profession.

  • What is the #1 project success factor in the eyes of CIO’s? 
  • What is the #1 opportunity to increase value on every project? 
  • How does the new focus on Business Analysis relate to project management?
  • What are the fundamental principles of Lean and Agile that speed up innovation?
  • What do these changes tell us about the future role of professional project managers?
Project Management 4.0 is a framework for understanding the distinct growth opportunities for improving the way projects deliver strategic value.

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Skip Weisman

Bio:
Skip Weisman has spent 20-years career creating high-performing, high morale work environments for minor league baseball franchises. Skip was CEO for 5 different franchises, (sold out 92 consecutive home games).  

Topic:

3 Strategies of Champion Organizations

Abstract:

There are 3 foundational strategies every high-performing athletic team applies to pursue a championship. It is the constant refinement of these strategies that creates Champion Organizations and Teams. Business leaders and project managers can apply these three champion strategies to create sustained levels of high-performance. 


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