|Guy Burns||Working with Diverse, Different & Difficult People|
|Vanessa Druskat, PhD||Straight Up Emotional
|Eric D Hieger, PsyD||Powerful Synergy:
|Richard Heaslip, PhD||Managing Complex Projects and Programs: Roles, Responsibilities and Behaviors|
|Tanveer Naseer, MSc||Overcoming Leadership Vertigo to Drive Success|
|David Offenkrantz, MBA, PMP||Keys to Successful Stakeholder Management|
|Katia Passerini, PhD, PMP||Time Management & Knowledge Creation in Projects|
|Raju Rao, PMP||A Dynamic WBS - Going
beyond scope management
|Frank P. Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow||The Indispensable Project Manager|
|Jessica Soroky, CSM, CCA, LGAC||Building an Effective and High-Performing Team in Any Environment|
|Deven Trivedi, MBA,
Chris Turner, PhD
|Integrating Change Management with Project Management Processes for Business Transformation Initiatives|
|Te Wu, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, ITIL||Career in Project
Management A sensible Guide to a Life-Long Journey
Working with Diverse, Different & Difficult People
Have you ever wondered why someone reacted in a completely unexpected way? Beautiful Gantt Charts won’t help if goals are not communicated in a way that ensure buy-in from all parties involved.
This interactive presentation will make you think, laugh, and improve the way you connect with people at every level.
Vanessa Druskat, PhD
Straight Up Emotional Intelligence
Richard Heaslip, PhD
Richard J. Heaslip is author of “Managing Complex Projects and Programs: How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives Using a Third-Generation Approach” which was released by John Wiley and Sons in September, 2014. He also contributed significantly to the content of the Project Management Institute’s “The Standard for Program Management – Third Edition” (published in January, 2013).
Rick’s has been teaching Program Leadership Skills and Systems in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. He is a frequent speaker at professional symposia focused on the advancement and integration of organizational capabilities in program, project, portfolio, and performance management.
Rick is also Founder of Programmatic Sciences, a consultancy that specializes in helping organizations to improve their abilities to manage complex projects and programs. In this capacity he is often asked to advise and assist organizations as they refine their management models, and improve their project and program management competencies.
Prior to his work with the University of Pennsylvania and Programmatic Sciences, Rick served as a scientist and program leader in the pharmaceutical industry. He was Vice President of Project and Portfolio Management at Wyeth Research, where he was responsible for program, project, and portfolio management activities leading and supporting the development of innovative medicines. Rick personally led teams responsible for development and registration of three currently marketed pharmaceutical products. His original research in pharmacology and biochemistry has been published in 80 manuscripts and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.
Rick received his B.A. with honors in Research Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Ohio State University. He completed his postdoctoral training in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
Managing Complex Projects and Programs: Roles, Responsibilities and Behaviors
Should modern organizations hire project and program managers who are principally trained in traditional (PMBOK-style) project management, or should they hire managers that are trained in the technical subject matter of their projects? In a world that is pursuing increasingly complex projects, the answer is not always clear. The bigger and more complex a project is, the more likely it is to need managers who are both technical and project management experts. But organizations lament that they often have trouble identifying such “superstars” – they struggle to find managers with all the right skills.
This PMI-NJ presentation will explore what it
takes to be a “superstar” project or program manager, and
why organizations have trouble finding or developing
them. Its conclusions may be surprising. They
expose why first-generation (traditional) project management
approaches are sometimes ineffective, and why
second-generation (e.g. Agile, Extreme) approaches provide
only a partial solutions. The presentation examines
how professional project and program managers can do more
(much more!) to teach their organizations how to manage
complex projects and programs. It suggests that
Finally, the research reveals a new “third-generation” approach for managing complex projects and programs – an approach that would simultaneously increase the autonomy of project and program managers and improve the organization’s ability to govern projects and programs.
Come to this PMI-NJ seminar prepared to examine your profession, your project, and your organization, and perhaps to leave with a slightly different perspective on each.
Eric D Hieger, PsyD
Powerful Synergy: Change Leadership
Tanveer Naseer, MSc
Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer, speaker, and founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm. Tanveer has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in the leadership sphere, including being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts” as well as one of their “100 Great Leadership Speakers”.
His first book, “Leadership Vertigo” is now available in bookstores and online book retailers. You can read more of his writings on leadership on his award-winning blog at TanveerNaseer.com. You can also follow him on Twitter - @TanveerNaseer.
Overcoming Leadership Vertigo to Drive Success
David Offenkrantz, MBA, PMP
David Offenkrantz is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and Past-President of the Washington, DC chapter of PMI. During David’s tenure as Chair/President, the chapter passed the 10,000 member milestone. He is a Project & Program Manager for Hewlett-Packard and the 2014-2016 PMI Region 5 Mentor.
A dynamic and engaging presenter, he has spoken domestically and internationally on project management, leadership, and communication best practices for PMI and other organizations. David’s consulting experience spans both the commercial and government sectors for several Fortune 500 companies and US government contractors providing Human Resources, IT/Telecommunications, and Financial Services solutions.
Mr. Offenkrantz earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Marymount University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from ESI/George Washington University. He has a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Keys to Successful Stakeholder Management
Katia Passerini, PhD, PMP
Time Management & Knowledge Creation in Projects
Raju Rao, PMP
Raju Rao is Founder/Principal Consultant of Xtraplus Solutions, a consulting / training organization. He speaks at Global Congresses, has co-authored two books and has published a number of papers and articles. He has been involved in development of PMI standards e.g Program Management, OPM3 and a part of 6th Edn PMBOK Update team. He has been on Global advisory committee for OPM3, the PMI India awards committee and a President of South India section of AACE International.
He is a PMP, Stanford Certified Project Manager and a PMI
certified - OPM3 Certified Professional.
A Dynamic WBS - Going beyond scope management
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow
Frank P. Saladis is the Owner/Founder of Blue Marble Enterprizes Inc. and Project Imaginers. Frank is an accomplished leader and contributor in the discipline of project management. He is the author of 12 published books, the past editor of the All PM Newsletter and the author of over 150 project management articles. Frank provides training and consulting internationally and has educated and entertained countless audiences with a special blend of project management knowledge and tasteful humor. He is also a senior project management instructor and consultant for the International Institute for Learning (IIL).
Frank is the Originator/Founder of International Project Management Day which launched in 2004 and has been growing in recognition yearly. The goal of International Project Management Day is the worldwide recognition of the many project managers and project teams in every industry including nonprofit organizations and health care who contribute their time, energy, creativity, innovation, and countless hours to deliver products, services, facilities, and provide emergency and disaster recovery services in every city and community around the world.
Frank was PMI's 2006 Person of the Year. Frank is a Project Management Professional, a graduate from the PMI Leadership Institute Master’s class, and has contributed significantly to the organizations growth and knowledge base for more than 20 years. His leadership activity within PMI included the position of President of the New York City PMI chapter for ten years, President of the Assembly of Chapter Presidents, and Chair of the Education and Training Specific Interest Group. He received a PMI Fellow Award in October 2013.
The Indispensable Project Manager
Jessica Soroky, CSM, CCA, LGAC
Jessica Soroky is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Purple Belt Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA) and the youngest Leadership Gift Accredited Coach with over seven years of practice in iterative delivery systems (agile) and team leadership. Her passion is with people and teams unlocking innovation within projects and products. Her expertise is in agile methodologies utilizing cognitive psychology and gamification to produce high performing teams in any environment.
After five years of non-profit development and management through Nellie's Catwalk for Kids, Jessica continues her journey leading departments, products, projects and teams in state government, not-for-profit, and private sector fortune 100 companies.
Today she focuses her coaching and product management in successful large enterprise Insurance, financial and medical fields. Jessica's journey is available here and is currently published on one of the Top 50 Leadership Blogs available: Christpher Avery and The Leadership Gift™.
Building an Effective and High-Performing Team in Any Environment
Effective Team: You’ve read all the books, you’ve gotten your certifications and now you have a team staring at you waiting for you to take the lead. There is no hesitation about how to perform the basics -- determining roles and scheduling meetings -- but how do you kick off an effective, high performing team?
Whether you have a brand new team or you’re the new guy on an existing team, the tools and techniques you will learn in this session have proven to be effective from state government to private sector insurance.
As an accredited Leadership Gift Coach, Jessica focuses on vocabulary, shared responsibility, and team agreements. You will leave the session able to facilitate more than one Innovation Games and utilize them during your kick offs to set the stage for a powerful and effective team no matter what methodology they use.
Missing Role: Transformations are popping up left and right as companies see the value of embracing iterative and incremental project delivery. You may have heard it called an “Agile Transformation, going from waterfall to scrum.” These big organizational reforms are misunderstood, not easy, not pretty, and often times leave employees frustrated.
So what went wrong?
There is a role missing in all the scrum transformations…there is no such thing as a “scrum coach”, and the market confusion behind “agile coaches” is only contributing to the pain of transformations.
In this session we explore the myths around the role of a coach and a few tools and techniques to help you and your teams break through the pain of a transformation and get to the important part – working differently, more effectively, and more innovatively.
Deven Trivedi, MBA, PMP, ACP
Chris Turner, PhD
Integrating Change Management with Project Management Processes for Business Transformation Initiatives
Te Wu, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, ITIL
Career in Project Management A sensible Guide to a Life-Long Journey