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PMI Baltimore Site - Frederick Dinner Meeting*

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This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic and Business Management

Your early experience as a project manager can help you gain a new perspective on effective ways to execute tasks, projects, or complex programs. However, mastering the role of competent project manager can be much more than the mastery of cost-schedule-scope-risk and communication. Dr. Terlesky will examine how to tailor the five project management processes for delivery of basic scientific research in a Task Order contract environment. She will also share her perspective on how she continues to use project management fundamentals in her role as an executive leader. Just beyond the realm of process and best practices in project management sits the key factor we can’t ignore for success- people.   We will explore how to move away from thinking about projects simply as a way to deliver things, but as a way to effectively manage people. She will provide perspective and solutions on how to evaluate your team dynamics or dysfunction using the project management process framework and turn it around into a high performing team.

Presenter:

Katherine Terlesky, Ph.D. is a scientist by training who has developed a career in technical organizational management. She started her professional career as a bench scientist at Monsanto then transitioned to scientific project management at General Dynamics. She has worked at Leidos for the past fifteen years. She is currently Chief Operating Officer of Leidos Biomedical Research under contract by NCI to operate the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research. She came to Leidos Biomed four years ago to stand up a central office for Project Management Excellence. She was previously a Division Manager at Leidos managing an organization that developed software and systems used in unmanned aerial vehicle video exploitation for military intelligence operations. Dr. Terlesky received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Virginia Tech and performed postdoctoral work in Plant Biology at The Ohio State University. She has 13 publications in peer reviewed journals and two patents in molecular biology. She has a penchant for multidisciplinary projects having worked with civil engineers to develop biosensors for wastewater treatment systems, and mechanical engineers to develop biological aerosol sampling technology.

The topic of her talk is “The Central Dogma of Project Management”. She will be sharing her experiences in applying project management practices in scientific program management to organizational management.

MEETING LOCATION: 

Dutch's Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, Maryland, 21703

AGENDA:

Meeting starts with Networking at 6:00pm followed by dinner and the presentation for an hour. Meeting normally ends by 9:00pm.

Additional Information

Plan a table for 6 or more people from your organization and get the PMI member discount for each attendee!

Must use your phone or equipment to pay by credit card the day of the event. Can pay with Cash or Check also at the door.

Event Date 01-16-2019 6:00 am
Event End Date 01-16-2019 9:00 am
Registration Start Date 12-01-2018
Cut off date 01-11-2019
Individual Price ($42 Non-Member Price; $37 Member)

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 PMI Baltimore Chapter – Annapolis Site Dinner Meeting

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Leadership

The Impact of Culture on Project Management Success

Abstract: 

When Think started consulting in operations in 2003, we entered an industry with a massive 68% project fail rate that kept sliding downward. Why would a system with such a dismal record continue unchanged? Even then, fifteen years ago, we knew that something was missing. Something was off balance.

We looked at the Triple Constraint Model and found the parameters of time, cost, and scope/quality left out the critical component of business value. We determined that the true purpose of operations is adding value to the company.  We looked at the value of individual initiatives as the primary indicator for whether to move forward or not and we advocated for free exchange of information from the board room to the conference room, so we knew the true value equation and could speak out whenever costs loomed larger than benefits—regardless of how far along the operation had progressed.  Strategic Alignment was also a factor. With the goal of capturing the maximum Business Value we softened the walls of the Iron Triangle. We developed the concept of the three-sided table and gave more ownership to project leaders.  We adapted to empower Agile and counter those who rejected project management.

We turned to the human element and focused on improving our team, identified key traits of high achievers, trained them in Limbic Learning and built a high effective group of operators.   Effectiveness acted as currency. Effective people carried weight that could alter the course of events within the company.  However, on occasion, even effectiveness currency wasn’t enough. Push too hard and that person felt a recoil that could land them on the sidewalk, regardless if they were the Chairman of the Board or the CEO.   Why?

Some force held everything within an invisible framework, like the glass on an aquarium. Finally, we got it. That glass was culture.  See it clearly and you’ll be empowered.  Ignore it and 68% of the time, you’ll go down with the ship.  In this presentation, I’ll share the journey that every project manager must take to recognize and use culture as a tool to finally unlock project success.

Presenter:

Tony Gruebl, Six Sigma Black Belt

 

Venue and Time:

Doubletree by Hilton Annapolis

210 Holiday Court, Annapolis MD 21401

 

Top of Form

5:45-6:20pm - Check-in and Networking time -

6:20-7:15pm - Dinner

7:15-8:30pm - Presentation - Feedback Discussion

NOTE:  We will also be highlighting any people hiring and those that are looking.

Food Options

Choose your entree selection from the pull down menu in Registration.

 

To reduce costs, cancellations will only be issued a credit toward future event for the value paid - less 10% service charge. You must cancel through the link in the registration email to trigger the refund.

Groups of five to ten (5-9) can register with all at PMI Baltimore Member Rate. Ten (10) or more Group Discount Code set up offering $1 off per person on the PMI Baltimore Member Rate.  

 

Event Date 01-23-2019 5:45 pm
Event End Date 01-23-2019 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 12-23-2018
Cut off date 01-24-2019
Individual Price Non Member Price $40; Members $38; Group Rates are available
Late Fee Amount USD1.00 From Date

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Raising the Bar - Taking on Opportunities as They Present Themselves

We all came to project management through circuitous routes.  There's no single common path.  There's no single best way.  Everyone had an opportunity to take on the role...and then the title...and then the challenges of being a PM.  In this engaging, hands-on hour, Carl Pritchard returns to the Harford Site of PMI Baltimore to offer his thoughts on how to become a more opportunistic project manager...in the best sense of the phrase.  Carl examines how we all can raise the bar on our professional lives, and open new doors and new possibilities on a daily, weekly, and lifetime basis.  You'll develop a game plan for the days ahead, and learn how to establish the best opportunities (and sort them from the dregs). 

Carl is the "risk guy" of project management (both threat and opportunity), and is the author of seven books, hundreds of articles, and serves as the U.S. Correspondent for the British project management magazine, Project Manager Today.  He sits on the board of directors of ProjectConnections.com

This meeting will qualify for 1 hour of Strategic & Business Management credit.

Event Date 02-12-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-12-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-15-2018
Cut off date 02-12-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price $32.00

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PMI Baltimore Site - Frederick Dinner Meeting*

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This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic and Business Management

Real Smart. Real Human. Real Results: A Business Development and Leadership Crash Course for STEM Professionals.

Organizations face uncertainty, change and disruption. Technical organizations face even greater challenges as they deal with the constant need for innovation and the unique characteristics of their workforce. You already have technically brilliant people who can cope with the technical side of the challenges, yet they can improve the way they relate to clients, employees and their teams. In this program, you will learn strategies and immediately actionable tools and tips to increase your impact and influence.

 This program is aimed at engineers, scientists, researchers, IT professionals and technical staff, i.e. everyone who relies on deep subject matter expertise. You will walk away with clear steps how to complement your technical skills set with key skills that are often labels as the “soft stuff” (but they are really the hard stuff!).

 After this program you be able to:

-          Improve the relationship with your clients and your business development efforts

-          Get along better in your teams

-          Lead your staff more effectively

-          Drive bottom line results

 

You will leave Josef’s programs with actionable take-aways. Be ready for a pants-out-of-your-seat program. High-energy, highly interactive and creating real results.

 

 Presenter:

Josef Martens helps organizations move their innovation and strategy efforts from good to great.

Having completed his PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded several

patents, and ushered a spin-off company through an IPO.

Throughout all this, Josef discovered that expertise is vastly overrated, and that other factors

matter much more. Josef shares these factors in his keynote and training programs, and he helps

individuals and organizations power-up their quest for new solutions: leaders gain impact,

influence and innovation.

Over the past two decades, Josef has conducted programs in over 30 countries across six

continents for corporate and Government clients, for associations and on the TEDx stage. His

speaking skills have earned him the highest international designation of the National Speakers

Association, which has been awarded to only about 700 speakers in the world.

MEETING LOCATION: 

Dutch's Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, Maryland, 21703

AGENDA:

Meeting starts with Networking at 6:00pm followed by dinner and the presentation for an hour. Meeting normally ends by 9:00pm.

Additional Information

Plan a table for 6 or more people from your organization and get the PMI member discount for each attendee!

Must use your phone or equipment to pay by credit card the day of the event. Can pay with Cash or Check also at the door.

Event Date 03-20-2019 6:00 am
Event End Date 03-20-2019 9:00 am
Registration Start Date 02-24-2019
Cut off date 03-19-2019
Individual Price ($42 Non-Member Price; $37 Member)

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

PMI Baltimore Chapter – Timonium Site Dinner Meeting

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic

Leadership With or Without Authority

Presenters: Lisa Hammer and David Newman

MEETING LOCATION: 

Fazzinis Taverna

9811 York Rd

Cockeysville, MD 21030

AGENDA:

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Check-in and networking

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Presentation and Q&A

Event Date 03-21-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 03-21-2019 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-01-2019
Cut off date 03-18-2019 5:30 pm
Individual Price $41.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event