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Frederick Site Dinner - The Central Dogma of Project Management

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.


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.


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


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 Properties

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)
Location (Click link for address) Dutch's Daughter

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
6 37.00
7 37.00
8 37.00
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