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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)

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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

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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

 What Took Me 30 Years to Learn About Project Management

Abstract: 

Join Don for "What Took Me 30 Years to Learn About Project Management" as he looks back at his experiences through the lens of project management . . . as a project team member, project leader, functional manager, leader of project leaders and portfolio manager. We'll have a lively discussion on a myriad of PM Take-aways . . . Trust Models . . . Risk Burn-down approaches. . . Lean Start-ups . . . Organizational Mojo . . . and more. We hope to see you there!

Presenter:

Don Hoffmann

 

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.

 There is an Early Bird Discount of $2 for all registrations NLT 18 March 2019.

Event Date 03-27-2019 5:45 pm
Event End Date 03-27-2019 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-12-2019
Cut off date 03-27-2019
Individual Price Non Member Price $40; Members $38; Early bird discount (by 18 March $2; Late registrant charge after 24 March $1; Group Rates are available
Late Fee Amount USD1.00From Date

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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 

First Aid for Project Management Ailments: The ABC’s of Bypassing Resistance and Getting Your PM Practices Accepted

In this presentation, Dr. Douglas Brown explains the Business Practice Paramedic approach to how to help organizations that are struggling to deliver products or services effectively but resist practices that would bring about improvements. It’s a large community, and it’s not entirely their fault. The organization simply can’t yet absorb the best practices reflected in the PMBoK, in ITIL or whatever your preferred professional guidance is.

Change management classics offer a scenario that real PMs don’t often experience: aggressive executive support, priority of resources and sound decision-making practices. No wonder research suggests that over 65% of change initiatives fail! When those assets don’t materialize, what can the rest of us do?

You will learn how to replace ineffective Maturity Models with the Paramedic approach: doing what a professional can do on the spot to get things under control now, stabilizing the situation for more elaborate measures later. We’ll explore how to:

A: Clear the AIR. Define what the problem is and why it needs to be solved.

B: Stop the BLEEDING. Find the specific symptoms and processes that people need to fix (and will let you fix) right now. Fix those. The rest will follow.

C: CONTROL the Shock of Change. Use collaborative methods, not policies, to help managers solve real problems.

 

This isn’t a dry presentation on yet another theory. It’s a pragmatic, sometimes irreverent, look at how Dr. Brown’s system evolved through “hard knocks” proven in multiple public and private sector program recoveries. Lively attendee participation in the discussion will convince you that you’re not alone in your struggle to get practice accepted is the rule, and will provide you with concrete ideas as to how you too can cause other managers to start demanding that you implement the very practices they had earlier resisted!

Presenter

Dr. Douglas M. Brown, the Business Practice Paramedic, is the founder of Decision Integration LLC. He provides training and consulting to help organizations kick the habit of just accepting failure and confusion, and behind-the-scenes consulting for managers experiencing challenges in bringing needed practices into their organizations. His first best-selling book, "Let It Simmer: Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Stick in a Skeptical Organization", addressed creating change without imploding the organization and laid out the Simmer SystemSM, which integrates his four other books on portfolio and risk management.  In 20+ years managing and consulting, he has saved millions of dollars in public and private organizations bringing programs under control and hundreds of millions through new program concepts. He has been a speaker at numerous PMI venues, ProjectWorld, and PM Summit and well as numerous webinars and podcasts. Residents of Alexandria, Virginia, he and his wife enjoy live arts, dogs, and travel.

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 05-15-2019 6:00 am
Event End Date 05-15-2019 9:00 am
Registration Start Date 04-23-2019
Cut off date 05-14-2019
Individual Price ($42 Non-Member Price; $37 Member)

We are no longer accepting registration for this event