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.
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
- The seven ways to TURN CONFLICT AROUND
- STEPS that will help you achieve, reach, resonance and results with internal and external stakeholders,
- Recognize when and how to adjust your communication style,
- 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.
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.
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.
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 Change, So? 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 www.technobility.com and view his videos at Vimeo.com/technobility.
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.