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AbstractThis interactive workshop focuses on our ability to identify, manage and purposefully express our own emotions as well understand, influence and respond appropriately to the emotions of others. These are crucial capacities to develop for project managers, especially as we operat in increasingly complex environments, as they play such a critical role in motivating others, problem solving, resolving conflicts and in building relationships. Our attitudes, moods and overall happiness in life and work are closely tied to our level of emotional maturity. With teams that are more global, more multicultural, more multigenerational and more technologically reliant than ever, we need to embrace new ways of making connections and leaving an impact through our interactions. Alan’s philosophy of life revolves around living proactively rather than reactively and he has incorporated this proactive approach into the tools, strategies, and ideas that he shares throughout this engaging program.
About SpeakerAlan Mallory is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about reaching new heights in all that we do. His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and outcomes. Alan holds a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a masters in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. He has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager developing patents and implementing solutions to complex challenges in the mining and metals industry. Alan is also an accomplished musician specializing in the electric violin, a distinctive talent that he integrates into many of his programs.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanmallory/
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AbstractThe thought of (technical) disruption rules. And yes, there is a lot of change. Change that causes problems for organizations and often hinders their operations. We know that pace of (technical) change will only go up and never slow down. So, what can you do to make sure this change does not hinder or disrupt you? Arie will, in his talk, explain (technical) disruption and how to handle the fast pace of change.
About SpeakerArie van Bennekum is a pragmatist who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline & common sense from his early days in the health care and the military forces up to where he is today. This eventually led to being one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto. Over the years Arie has become an expert on Agile transformations and Business Agility. Arie is a thought leader for Wemanity (https://wemanity.com/) and IFAAI (https://www.true-agile.org/) these days. At Wemanity Arie is responsible for international transformations (across the globe) with an international team. Next to this work in Agile and Agile transformations. Arie lectured at the Rotterdam University (20 years), Amsterdam (7 years) and Utrecht (3years) on topics such as Agile, Agile project management, Business value and Agile transformations. Arie developed the Agile transformation framework, IATM. His IP address is to be found at www.integratedagile.com and www.arievanbennekum.com. His first book is about how to handle change and objectives as an individual (#YouAreTheArchitectOfYourOwnLife) and his second book on delivering business agility (#DeliveringBusinesValue) is coming out soon. The third is already in the makeing, all about Agile transformations.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ariev3/
AbstractVisioning Stafford will focus on the short- and long-term goals of planning for a community. The presentation will take a municipal approach for setting a vision and how to make that vision come true in the short and the long term.
About SpeakerMatthew von der Hayden is the Township Administrator and the Director of the Water & Sewer Utility in Stafford Township, NJ. Matt is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova’s MPA program and he is a Ph.D. candidate in Old Dominion University’s Public Administration and Policy program. He has an MPA from Villanova University, along with an MBA from Rutgers University and Bachelors in Biological Sciences from Rowan University. He has been a PMP since 2021, along with being a CFM and SHRM-SCP. His professional work is related to finance, project management, grants and administration while serving the public.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-von-der-hayden-mba-mpa-cfm-pmp-shrm-scp-68486373/
AbstractIn today’s fast changing world, there is a clear need for project leaders and teams not only to be flexible and adaptive but also to be better informed, to enable them to better plan their projects. This requires a distinct leadership approach to enable data-informed practices in projects.
About SpeakerWith almost three decades of international experience in technology- and data-driven projects, Marcus Glowasz has played a key role in successfully delivering critical change initiatives, in various locations around the world. Having worked with numerous organizations from large corporates to small business practices around the globe, Marcus Glowasz is well versed in project best practices, including strategies to innovate and advance project delivery practices.
As an advisor and change facilitator, Marcus runs programs internationally to help leaders and teams shift their change delivery and risk management practices to future-proof, evidence-based and data-informed practices that align with today’s rapidly changing business environments.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marcus-glowasz/
AbstractHave you heard of blockchain or Web3? Perhaps you have recently seen stories in the news media about cryptocurrency / bitcoin, NFT, or the metaverse; however, you are unsure how these concepts impact the project management profession? In efforts to keep our PMI chapter members up to date with this emerging technology including best practices for project managers, this program promises to bring multiple take-aways to get you started in building your blockchain toolbox.
This session will help you develop and enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being able to:
About SpeakerNiki Weiss, a long-standing active member and volunteer of PMI Delaware Valley Chapter, offers the information you need to stay ahead of the exciting BLOCKCHAIN movement. Niki is currently pursuing her Masters in Legal Studies with a concentration in data privacy & cybersecurity through Drexel's Kline School of Law. Through her studies as well as her involvement to international organizations of Government Blockchain Association, Global Blockchain Initiative/Blockchain Academy, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Niki built an advanced knowledge of the blockchain environment. In this lesson, Niki will break down complex use cases into easily digestible information for project managers who are new to blockchain.
Niki has held several roles within her local PMI chapter including Director of Volunteers, Director of Education, Disciplined Agile Champion, a member of the Board, and most recently became an ATP-Instructor. She also works as a full-time project manager for the health insurance company, Cigna International.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikiweiss/
AbstractIn his presentation, John will explain:
About SpeakerJohn Edmonds is the Senior PPM Architect at PeopleCert. The portfolio he looks after includes methods and frameworks such as PRINCE2®, PRINCE2® Agile, Managing Successful Programmes®, and Management of Risk®.
He was a member of the authoring team for the 2009 version of the globally recognised project management method PRINCE2, and a reviewer of the 2017 edition. He has practiced, trained and consulted in programme and project management for over 30 years, and has worked with a variety of highly respected accredited training organisations.
AbstractAccording to a recent Forbes Insights survey of more than 1,000 C-level executives, 81% of executives consider agility to be the most important characteristic of a successful organization because today’s rapidly evolving requirements of customers and the business environment demand continuous innovation.
This session will focus on the perceived differences between an AGILE approach and a Predictive approach and explore opportunities where these techniques can be combined to enhance organizational project performance while establishing a mindset to be change ready.
About SpeakerFrank P. Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow 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 (an IIL publication) and the author of over 180 published project management articles. Frank provides training and consulting services internationally and has educated and entertained countless audiences with a special blend of project management knowledge and tasteful humor.
Mr. Saladis’s 40 year career includes 28.5 years with AT&T, 3 years with Cisco Systems, and many years in a parallel track as a Board member of PMI NYC Chapter, professional trainer, facilitator, mentor, and keynote speaker.
Mr. Saladis has provided training and consulting services for several different industries, domestically and internationally. His clients include companies and organizations in Gas & Oil, Telecom, US Government, Defense Contractors, Material Handing and Distribution Systems, Health Care, Research and Development, Transportation, Local and State Police, City Government, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, and Utilities
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 30 years. His leadership activity within PMI included the position of President of the New York City PMI chapter from 1991-2001, 2005, 2015, and 2020-2022, President of the Assembly of Chapter President-1999-2001, and Chair of the Education and Training Specific Interest Group. He received the high honor of the “PMI Fellow Award” in October 2013 and received the very prestigious “PMI Distinguished Contribution Award” in October 2015.
Mr. Saladis is currently featured as a monthly contributor for the Project Management World Journal (- PMWJ) and is engaged in training programs for the Project Management Institute’s “PMI Training” program, formerly known as Seminars World. He has also contributed to numerous PMI chapters as a guest speaker at chapter meetings, has provided workshops for PMI Chapters, and has been a keynote speaker at many Chapter Professional Development Day programs.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-saladis-pmp-pmi-fellow-4aa226/
AbstractA case study of a criminal enterprise targeting the project work streams to result in the fraudulent and untraceable payment of invoices. The case study follows the project life cycle from the open-source publication of a request for proposal through project implementation with consideration to the MWBE requirements.
About SpeakerJim Cooper serves as the General Manager for Cyber Security Operations at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. His responsibilities include the development of the organizations approach to cyber security operations to include the creation of a cyber security operations center and leading cyber related investigations. Prior to joining the cyber group, Mr. Cooper provided technical services to the Port Authority Police Criminal Investigations Bureau. In this role, Mr. Cooper provided a variety of technical services to the department that included technical surveillance, video recovery and enhancement, analysis of theft patterns in support of targeted law enforcement activities.
Mr. Cooper is a certified incident responder for all hazards and a forensic digital analyst for cyber crimes.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-cooper-cpp-a305397/
AbstractIn an increasingly complex and fast-moving world, the nature of work is evolving. Against a landscape of accelerating disruption and technological change, the workplace is becoming increasingly agile and “projectized.” As a result, professionals around the world also need to upgrade their own capabilities and develop the right mix of technical and “power skills” to effectively lead teams and turn ideas into reality.
Agnieszka Maria Gaserini of the PMI Board of Directors, will share her perspective and actionable insights on the global trends impacting how work gets done - and the role that the PMI community is playing to prepare both individuals and their organizations to thrive in The Project Economy.
About SpeakerAgnieszka Gasperini is a multicultural, passionate volunteer and leading expert in project management. Over the past fifteen years she has been teaching, advising and coaching project managers and executives around the world, focusing her expertise around European Union (EU) development projects. Her work, articles and overall contribution to the profession have been recognized with several awards, including the PMI Distinguished Contribution in 2012.
Mrs. Gasperini is the CEO and founder of Project Management Consulting. Formed in 2003, the firm was one of the first consulting and training firms focused on Project Management established in Poland. She has trained and coached more than 10,000 executives and has consulted over 500 companies in gaining European Union (EU) funds for their projects (over €1 billion in total). She is an assessor of EU projects, serving the European Commission and local governments since 2007. Mrs. Gasperini has been a speaker at forums in over 20 different countries. Since 2010, she has been part of the faculty of Warsaw University and business schools.
Mrs. Gasperini has been an active PMI volunteer for more than 18 years, is a PMI Poland Chapter founder (2002), and has served as both president and vice president of the chapter (2008–2012). She has held several roles that support PMI’s global operations since 2013, including serving on the Board Volunteer Advisory Committee (BVAC) team, as a region mentor in Central Europe, and as a PMIEF Community Engagement Committee (CEC) member. She is also a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (2012).
She holds a master’s degree from Warsaw University in economics and management, and completed post-graduate studies in project management at George Washington University. Mrs. Gasperini was raised in Poland and lived in Italy from 2011 to 2017. She speaks Polish, English, Spanish, Italian and conversational German and Russian. Her hobbies include dancing Argentinian tango and playing the saxophone.
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