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Project Manager Success Summit Day 3


Project Manager Success Summit

Live 3 day Free Conference – April 25th, 26th & 27th, 2014 Presented by: Michael Charles, PMP / PM Leadership Coach EARN Up to 19 PDUs Credits: Category B 19 PDU – Free PDUs

Below are the session and speaker information for: April 26th Day 3 of the Summit.

PDU Of The Day  Featured Day 1 – April 25th, speaker presentations on our site Monday April 7th PDU Of The Day  Featured Day 2 – April 26th speaker presentations on our site Monday April 9th

The summit is a 3-day VALUE-PACKED event where the world’s top project management and leadership experts, trainers, coaches and thought leaders are brought together to share insights, practical tips and strategies to help you become a more effective and successful leader in order to achieve better, quality results through your team.

Sixteen (16) interviews/presentations spread out over 3 consecutive days all meant to empower you to lead effectively.  There will also be THREE(3) ADDITIONAL BONUS PRESENTATIONS for your growth and enjoyment.

That’s a total of 19 interviews /presentations.

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NOTE:  Sessions are available during a 24 hour period free – Recordings can be purchased after the event.

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Day 3 – Sunday, April 27th

Speakers and Presentations

Frank P. Saladis

Frank P. Saladis PMP

FRANK P. SALADIS (LinkedIn profile) is a respected author, keynote speaker, and senior consultant for the International Institute for Learning Inc. (IIL).  Frank is also the originator of International Project Management Day, a day of recognition for project managers held during November each year.

Frank is the author of numerous highly regarded Books within the Project Management community and a popular series of articles entitled “Positive Leadership in Project Management”  He was awarded the 2006 Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award by PMI®. He is a past president of the PMI® New York City Chapter and was the Chair of the PMI Education and Training Specific Interest Group (EdSIG) through 2008.

Frank also has a creative side – He wrote and often performs the project management classic – Take a listen to “The Project Management Blues

Positive Leadership in Project Management

When a person is assigned as a project manager, he or she is placed in a leadership position, regardless of size and complexity of the project. The project manager then assumes both leadership and management responsibilities. There are many theories and suggestions about what a successful leader is and there will probably always be some debate about what qualities truly make an effective leader. Positive leadership, I believe is one of the key success criteria. Leaders who display enthusiasm, some emotion, a willingness to take risks and accept the occasional mistake as a learning experience and who take the time to recognize and acknowledge the work of their teams are displaying positive leadership. Positive leaders create WOW teams and produce WOW projects and emphasize professionalism, and excellence in execution and delivery.

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Reggie Hammond

Reggie Hammond MBA

Reggie Hammond (LinkedIn profile) has committed his professional career to delivering business critical initiatives for the individuals and organizations he has engaged. As Managing Partner for Your Crescendo, Reggie provides coaching and sessions to help individuals and organizations create purpose, awareness and impactful living within their organizations.

Reggie passionately pursues his purpose to help others discover and actively impact the world through living their purpose. As a part of that purpose Reggie is a strong supporter of “Create Your Dreams” youth development program in the Atlanta area that promotes education and hard work, helping students to break the cycle of generational poverty and create a brighter future for themselves.  Reggie encourages you to look at Supporting his great cause.

Successful Project Delivery Through Purpose and Engagement

Projects fail more often than we care to admit.  How frequently varies by the study, but few argue that number is significant and opportunistic – unless you’re referring to their projects.  It’s been estimated that $12 trillion dollars a year is spent on projects a year.  That’s about a fifth of the world’s GDP.  The question is why do they fail.  This has been studied substantially as well.  The common element these studies highlight are people factors.  This, you can likely relate to your project. Think about the people on your project.  How many of them are fully engaged?  How many bring their full presence to the tasks.  How many are there to check off their tasks on the workplan and collect their checks at the pay period?  Our discussion will explore how engagement and purpose drives successful project delivery.  And how you can drive engagement on your project to raise the likelihood success.

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Irene Becker

Irene Becker (LinkedIn profile @JustCoachIt) Irene is a C-Suite Leadership Coach who focuses on  Transformational Leadership with her 3Q Edge IQ – EQ and SQ  —- IQ (Intelligence Quotient)To enhance focus, ideation, ability to learn-relearn – EQ (Emotional Quotient) To improve emotional intelligence, communication, engagement & resiliency – And SQ  (Social / Spiritual Quotient) to build purpose, values alignment, leadership.

As CEO of a successful multi-million dollar company, and the accoutrements of success she had taken for granted, Irene faced a life crisis that forced to to rely upon her values.  She came to learn that the “greatest power we hold is not in what we have, but in who we truly are when we choose to ignite, engage and unleash the leader or hero within. Our greatest power lies in our ability to use what is to create what can be in our self, our lives, our relationships, our leadership and our work.”

Irene founded Just Coach IT to help organizations understand the importance of all three Q’s for success.  Read the articles on her Blog and learn more about the 3 Q’s at Will YOU Make The Critical Shift Forward? 

Learn more about how Irene Turns Conflict around – Read the “Archived Twitter Chats” with Irene including “#IBMswchat From Conflict To Connection: Using Conflict To Build Engagement/Rapport“, “Conflict Resolution with Irene Becker #pmchat 7 June 2013” and “Questions & Answers Conflict Resolution with Irene Becker Part 2 #pmchat 14 June 2013“.

Achieving Project Success Through 3Q Leadership

3Q Leadership is a methodology that is unique. It helps clients optimize strengths and USE challenges, stressors and failures to succeed.  In this session, you will learn

  1. The seven ways to TURN CONFLICT AROUND
  2. STEPS that will help you achieve, reach, resonance and results with internal and external stakeholders,
  3. Recognize when and how to adjust your communication style,
  4. Develop reach, resonance and results across social, digital and cross generational boundaries!

Stop being a volunteer fireman/firewoman. Your job as a project managers is not just to plan your work and put out fires.  Tune into this session and start using fires to empower, engage and develop the communication, collaboration and results that drive project success.


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Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart (Linkedin Profile, @JimPStewart) With over 20 years experience in IT, Jim has managed numerous multi-million dollar international infrastructure and software development programs. As principal of JPStewart Associates since 2003, Jim is engaged in multiple endeavors including consulting, training and mentoring. A Project Management Professional since 2001, he has trained hundreds of PMP’s via both virtual and on-site sessions. He also provides on-site training to corporations in Risk and Project Management basics.  Check out Jims Blog The Useful PM.

The Use of Assessments in Gauging Project Maturity

Studies show that a significant number of projects either fail outright or don’t meet all of their objectives. This is not due to a failure of project management as a discipline. It’s due largely to a failure to correctly engage the tools and techniques of project management. Sometimes this happens at the grass roots level but as often as not, these processes are not well understood at the senior management level.  There are various maturity models that speak to how well a company runs its projects from the ad hoc “chaos” level up to the fully optimized level. And the problem is that too many companies run at or near the ad hoc level, endlessly churning and repeating the same mistakes. In this talk I’ll discuss a model of project maturity and how the bar can be raised by using assessments to gauge both project manager maturity and the healthiness of your projects.

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Dev Ramcharan

Dev Ramcharan

Dev Ramcharan (LinkedIn profile) has focused on implementing effective, multi-level Project Management Office organizations in both Private and Public Sectors for the last 20 years. Dev has spoken internationally at PMI sponsored events (Cairo, Egypt, at two P2P (Projects to the Point) conferences, and presented “Transforming your PMO into a Centre of Excellence” at the PMI Global Conference in Washington, DC.

Building a Career as a Project Management Professional

The presentation/interview is focused on an area of vital interest to project management practitioners, i.e.,  charting and managing a career path in project management. In our conversation we will cover  all the stages of a career in our profession: entry level, mid-career, and late stage practice, including a brief summary of effectiveness in consulting. Guidance is also provided on an overall approach to developing a career management plan. We will share with you FREE of charge a tool that will help you evaluate job opportunities and devise a career plan to become more successful as a project management practitioner.

A PDU Opportunity With Dev & PMI Government CoP 
Optimize your Career as a PM In Government (Cat A)

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Peter de Jagger

Peter De Jager

Peter de Jager (LinkedIn profile  @pdejager)  is a very highly respected keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on Problem Solving, Creativity and Change Management – to the impact of technology on areas such as Privacy, Security and Business Issues appearing in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.

Peter is best known to IT audiences for his efforts to create responsible awareness of the Y2K issue – For which he received several awards from IT associations and Govt. Agencies.  He has also written several regular columns and presented sessions to world class organizations.

Peter has spoken in over 35 countries recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker.

Peter’s Kindle publications include A Pocket Full Of Change about Organizational ChangeSo? You’re a Manager… Now What?, and Truth Picks Vol I. A Truth Pick is a short, pointed commentary on a popular quote – For Peter these “Truth Picks” was a personal morning meditation he was publishing – which  blossomed until several thousand people were reading them on a daily basis.

Peters presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively – provocative. He entices the audience, by demonstrating conflicts between their stated beliefs and behaviors, to think differently about what they thought they knew. You can read much of his work in the publications section of and view his videos at

The Mythical Man Month

In 1975, Frederick P. Brooks Jr. published “The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering”, a collection of insightful observations on how large computer projects fail, flounder and sometimes even succeed. Close to 40 years later, the Mythical man-month is still as relevant as it ever was – if not as well known and as well read as it should be by project managers in all fields of endeavour.

**NOTE** This session is presented by Peter de Jager with the express permission of the author. Peter will focus on the key idea in the book. That throwing extra resources at a late project, will just make it later. He’ll address why this is so, what we might do about it, and even why we continue – 30+ years later – to fall into the thought trap that 10 people can dig a hole 10 times faster than one person. The Presentation will, of course, include other concepts in the book, but the core of the presentation will focus on Brooks’ Law – why it’s true, why it matters, and what it means to the success and failure of your next project.

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Business Architecture: Beyond Theory


Live Webinar – April 16th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or  1 CDU 1 Category A – Free PDU

Enterprise Business Architecture is quickly evolving into a mainstream business capability.

Some would argue that it is already there particularly when 50% of the world’s top performing organizations have embraced business architecture as a strategic differentiator ranging from Government, Telco’s, Manufacturing and Financial Institutions.

However there continues to be a large population of change executives, managers and resources who regard Business Architecture as a theoretical practice.

Strategic change initiatives proliferate in business today. The speed and rate of change demands we maintain holistic oversight of all the moving parts to ensure realization of target operating models and designs.

Historically only a few strategic programs would be at play. In the last decade this number has grown to include on-shoring/off-shoring, centralization, spans of control, business transformation, vendor outsourcing, modernization, mergers/acquisitions, channel optimization, client segmentation, journeys and experience.

To facilitate strategic alignment and execution of these initiatives, firms are investing in business architecture.

Beyond Theory will focus on what are the market and internal forces at work which have been driving and will continue to drive organizations to use the models to better understand business impact, scope, execution and benefits realization.

The discussion will address the deployment and adoption challenges and look at industry standards and Blueprinting for strategic opportunities. It will provide a foundational knowledge of the business architecture framework and model types to crystalize scope, identify stakeholders, manage risk and how early analysis, through the lens of the business architecture, will influence estimating, resourcing, time, cost and quality.

Business Architecture is the link between strategy and execution.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide clear, rational reasons to do business Architecture.
  2. Present a foundational set of Business Architecture Models, views and uses to mitigate project and analysis risk, drive the value proposition
  3. Recommend a staged Execution Model

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Live Webinar April 17th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

In this webinarTom Devane (LinkedIn profile) will provide proven, pragmatic techniques for dramatically boosting the performance of an intact team.

In today’s tightly budgeted, time-frenzied environment, having such high-leverage techniques in your toolbox is a must.

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Live Webinar – April 17th 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

In this webinar, we will share with you the patterns that capture the essence of agile maturity those that will help you recognize, guide, and achieve your own breakthroughs.

ITMPI has presented this session – If you missed it this would be a great time to catch it 🙂

Too many agile teams have hit the wall in their performance. Often they think that a few classes, a tools’ purchase, and perhaps a certification or two were all they needed to achieve maturity and high performance.

However, it remains elusive to them. An oft repeated pattern is teams’ sort of going through the motions.

Yes, they’re agile. Yes, they’re iterating and inspecting & adapting. But their results are lagging and they continue to hit regular speed bumps.

In fact, quite often this pattern results in regression as teams’ lose sight of their original goals and core behaviors for successfully executing agility. Clearly nothing can be more frustrating for the teams and their organization—as they fall back to more comfortable patterns.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Bob Galen has coached and been a part of mature agile teams that have pushed through the agile sound barrier and achieved the true promises of agility.

He’ll share patterns that capture this essence of agile maturity—those that will help you recognize, guide, and achieve your own breakthroughs.

Presenter: Robert “Bob” Galen (LinkedIn profile) is the President and Principal Consultant of RGCG, L.L.C and author of SCRUM Product Ownership – Balancing Value From the Inside Out. Bob has held director, manager and contributor level positions in both software development and quality assurance organizations.  He has over 25 years of experience working across a wide variety of software technology and product domains.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire Project Team
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 9.4 Manage Project Team

As a Category C “Self Directed Learning Activity” remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your “PDU Audit Trail Folder”

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Live Webinar April 16th, 2014 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by:  Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

At the heart of every great leader is a great coach

Leaders who understand how to effectively coach their teams see greater employee engagement, retention, and business results – and employees reap the benefits too.

In today’s complex and rapidly changing environment, employees need more than just performance-based feedback.

By leading through coaching, managers can engage employees in longer-term development discussions, and change the game for the entire organization.

Join Judah Kurtz (LinkedIn profile) & Geri Richmond (LinkedIn profile) for this webcast to learn how to develop your own coaching capability, and create a more collaborative and productive working environment for your team.

You’ll learn:

  1. Why great leaders coach
  2. How to adopt the right mindset for effective coaching conversations
  3. An easy-to-use coaching framework
  4. The four key coaching skills necessary for day-to-day coaching conversations

PDU Category C documentation details
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 9.4 Manage Project Team

As a Category C “Self Directed Learning Activity” remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your “PDU Audit Trail Folder”

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