July 11th, 2018 (9:10 - 10:10 am)


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Christopher Diem
MA / PMP

Steven K Leadership Team
Vice-President of U.S. Markets
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"
Enhancing Organizational Trust"

Trust is an intangible.  However, everyone knows when trust exists and when it does not exist.  Trust amongst the Project Team is crucial in accomplishing the tasks required for success.  Trust follows a two-way street path as well.  The Project Leader must have trust in the team and each team member; likewise, the team must have trust in the Project Leader.  The What and the Why foundations of trust are often overlooked.  However, utilizing a few simple strategies and techniques can help teams improve their trust and accomplish amazing project results.
 
This course will explore key aspects of Trust within Project Team Management.  Real examples of positive and negative trust issues will be discussed and evaluated.
 
What you can expect:

  • A deeper understanding of what Trust is in an organization

  • A deeper understanding of why Trust in important

  • Ideas on building trust within an organization


John Eisenschmidt
PMP, CSM, CSP, ICP-ACC, ACC, SISC

Agile Kata
Coach & Consultant
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"
The 21st Century Project Leader"

Abstract: We live in the future! While that does not include flying cars, as Project Managers it does mean that often our teams are distributed and our projects are increasingly more complex.  

Our Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world calls for Project Managers to elevate their leadership: of self, teams, and stakeholders. This also requires a clear understanding of what communication and collaboration looks like in the 21st century. 

During this workshop, we will explore what it means to be a Project Leader, what research and tools can facilitate teams and collaboration in the 21st Century, and leave with some resources to continue your personal development as a Project Leader. 


Glen Alleman, MSSM
Connect for Health Colorado
Agile Program Management
BIO

(1 Strategic & Business Management PDU)
"
Project Success Starts with Strategy"

Leading successful Digital Transformation can be successful without a Strategy. This presentation will show how to connect Strategy with Program Execution through a clear and concise description of the strategic outcomes and the execution performance measures needed to deliver those outcomes.  


july 11th, 2018 (10:20 - 11:20 am)

Barbara Gunning, MBA, PMP
Rocking Your Team
CEO & Founder
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"
Handling Conflict in the Digital Age"

Do you dread when conflict surfaces on your project?  Has the digital age and virtual teams made handling conflict even more difficult to manage? This session focuses on turning conflict into a productive tool. In it, you will learn how innate differences in people affect their methods of dealing with conflict. We will explore how to become more comfortable with conflict by understanding how others see it. With three easy steps, your team can engage in productive conflict, improving the quality of the decision-making process and helping to build a stronger team.  


Lou Melendez, PE, PMP, AVS
CALTRANS
Project Manager
BIO

(1 Technical PDU)
"
Using Digital Tools to Lead Your Team in the Development of an Accurate Budget and Schedule" 

The issue of estimating costs and forecasting schedules while a project is still in the initiation phase is a complex problem for project managers. There are suggested techniques and processes for estimating and in some companies there may even be policy and statutory requirements. However estimating and forecasting involves unknowns. This session attempts to combine visual learning elements and digital tools for quantitative/analytical project management. The session will also briefly explore what steps can be taken to make it possible to go even further and apply Monte Carlo Analysis. 


Kevin Blackwell, PMP, CSM
Strategic Project Solutions, Inc.
Implementation Facilitator
BIO

(1 Strategic & Business PDU)
"
Project Management Strategic and Business Management Competency Through Production Control Solutions"

In large capital construction projects, as more web-based Project Production Management software tools are added, “Project Leadership in the Digital Age” can be achieved through the creation of a Production System.  In a production system, the Project Managers’ Strategic and Business Management competencies are fortified through the understanding and effective delivery of Project Production Control solutions and Project Production Management, such as in large-scale major capital construction projects.  While Operations Management is considered outside the scope of formal project management, Project Production Control Solutions, are needed to deliver complex and critical energy field developments, and major capital projects and plant turnarounds / shut downs. Project Controls and Project Production Control are two separate disciplines and sets of practices with different origins, purposes and objectives. However, when implemented appropriately, they are complimentary in their approach to supporting effective project delivery.   


july 11th, 2018 (11:40 - 12:40 pm)

Lou Melendez, PE, PMP, AVS
CALTRANS
Project Manager
BIO

(1 Technical PDU) 
"
Using Digital Tools to Lead Your Team in the Development of an Accurate Budget and Schedule"

The issue of estimating costs and forecasting schedules while a project is still in the initiation phase is a complex problem for project managers. There are suggested techniques and processes for estimating and in some companies there may even be policy and statutory requirements. However estimating and forecasting involves unknowns. This session attempts to combine visual learning elements and digital tools for quantitative/analytical project management. The session will also briefly explore what steps can be taken to make it possible to go even further and apply Monte Carlo Analysis. 


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Glen Alleman, MSSM
Connect for Health Colorado
Agile Program Management
BIO

(1 Technical PDU) 
"Five Immutable Principles of Project Success"

Leading Digital transformation projects are fraught with technical, cost, and schedule risks. The Five Principles of Project Success can be used to increase the probability of success. These principles will be presented, along with case studies than can be used to apply them to your projects. 


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Jamon Bailey, ISD
Following the Leader
Founder & Booz Allen Hamilton, Army Expert, Training SME
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"Level Up Your Listening"

In the digital age, data, translates to dollars! With so much pressure to make the right data available to clients; communication skills have become more and more necessary for Project Managers. With so much information and requirements to gather in technical projects, dispersed teams face more challenges to project success than ever before. Project Managers that understand the importance of the art of communication, Level Up Their Listening! In this interactive workshop participants will learn active listening skills while playing through activities that help participants: ▪ Pay attention to the signs that speed up the data ▪ Pay less attention to what blocks your data ▪ Pay more attention to what ensures clear data ▪ Pay the most attention to the reason for the data


july 11th, 2018 (12:50 - 1:50 pm)

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Alicia McLain, MA, CSP, PMP
Operational Innovations
Organizational Transformation & Leadership Coach
BIO

(1 Technical PDU) 
“Agile or Waterfall- NOT the Hatfields and McCoys”

There is an ongoing war about these two modes of work, that does little service to the question ‘what problem are we trying to solve’.  In today’s world of fast pace and ever-changing landscapes, a leader needs to have more than one tool in their tool box.  In this session, we’ll look at the question of leadership and explore the tools available to us as Agile leaders when questions come up about the old structures of project management and our stakeholders are accustomed to seeing and using.   


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John Wood, PhD, PMP
Senior Program Manager & PMO Manager
BIO

(1 Technical PDU) 
"Beyond the math: Using a project management framework to improve the performance of data analytics initiatives"

The promise of “Big Data” is alluring to many organizations.It is easy to find stories of great successes and breakthroughs brought about by data analytics.It is also easy to find stories of organizations giving up on analytics after failing to achieve a positive return on their investments.Based on first-hand experience in data-critical industries including aviation and healthcare, the author shows how viewing analytics initiatives through the lens of project management leads to success.


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Kevin Blackwell, PMP, CSM
Strategic Project Solutions, Inc.
Implementation Facilitator
BIO

(1 Strategic & Business PDU)
"
Project Management Strategic and Business Management Competency Through Production Control Solutions"

In large capital construction projects, as more web-based Project Production Management software tools are added, “Project Leadership in the Digital Age” can be achieved through the creation of a Production System.  In a production system, the Project Managers’ Strategic and Business Management competencies are fortified through the understanding and effective delivery of Project Production Control solutions and Project Production Management, such as in large-scale major capital construction projects.  While Operations Management is considered outside the scope of formal project management, Project Production Control Solutions, are needed to deliver complex and critical energy field developments, and major capital projects and plant turnarounds / shut downs. Project Controls and Project Production Control are two separate disciplines and sets of practices with different origins, purposes and objectives. However, when implemented appropriately, they are complimentary in their approach to supporting effective project delivery.   

open space 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


july 11th, 2018 (3:10 - 4:10 pm)

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Gregory Storch, PMP, ITIL v3
Lion Enterprise, LLC
Founder / CEO
BIO


(1 Leadership PDU) 
"Avoiding Digital Disasters in Leadership – Influence in the Digital Age"

Successful project leadership in the digital age is directly related to your ability to influence others. After all, leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. Being able to better communicate with others increases your influence in every situation.  And the key to being able to communicate better in the digital age is by learning how to actually connect with people in a world where our heads are down and our attention is redirected. 

In this session, we'll explore some of the common principles and practices that you can immediately employ to start learning how to, or to get better at, connecting with others and allowing you to become a better project manager, co-worker, employee, spouse, sibling, and friend. 

Your takeaways: 

  • A new approach to communicating with your teams, stakeholders, and peers 

  • A method to connect with people and expand your influence to create positive change for your organization 

  • How connecting will increase your influence and make you a better leader in the digital age 


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Bob Tyler, MBA, PMP, MCTS, MCPM
Milestone Consulting Group
Principal Consultant
BIO

(1 Technical PDU)
"Microsoft Project and Agile – You’ve Got to be Kidding!"

Today’s projects span a wide range from Waterfall to Agile, and project leaders must be conversant with different methodology types. Microsoft Project on the desktop has often been characterized as a tool suitable only for waterfall projects: anything iterative or Agile cannot be done using Microsoft Project. Please join Bob Tyler as he proves these claims false!

Microsoft Project is a very powerful scheduling tool, but it can also be used very effectively on projects using Agile or other iterative methodologies. Using the latest version of Microsoft Project, Bob will demonstrate how it can be done, with minimal effort in the tool. Requiring nothing more than configuration changes to Microsoft Project, it can be used very efficiently to manage Agile projects. No custom coding or macros are required!


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Paul Morris, MPA, PMP
San Diego Housing Commission
Project Management Office Director
BIO

(1 Technical PDU)
"Development of the San Diego Housing Commission Project Management Office (PMO) - Technical Talent Advances with Limited Resources"

Developing the Project Management Office at the San Diego Housing Commission over the past few years has been very successful, despite having limited technical resources. The timely and effective application of agile practices, governance principles, and lifecycle management has ensured the establishment of a strong user-friendly and customer service-orientated PMO that continues to gain buy-in from the staff at all levels.


july 11th, 2018 (4:20 - 5:20 pm)

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Doug Seter, PMP, ACP, CSM
Senior Program Manager / PMO Manager
BIO

(1 Technical PDU)
"The Future of Self Driving PMO"

Technical advances are creating huge potential, in the automotive industry, for self-driving (autonomous) vehicles. Yet there are complex technical, social and human factors to manage in order to realize this potential.Project Management Organizations (PMOs) face similar opportunity. New Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) software tools have the potential to automate reporting of key PMO metrics. Similar to self-driving vehicle implementation, there are implementation challenges that need to be thought through, before automating PMO metrics.In this breakout session, we’ll discuss the advantages and limitations of PMO automation. Focus will not be on specific platforms. We will discuss the roles of  management systems, and human judgment, in preparing this data.


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Jamon Bailey, ISD
Following the Leader
Founder & Booz Allen Hamilton, Army Expert, Training SME
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"Level Up Your Listening"

In the digital age, data, translates to dollars! With so much pressure to make the right data available to clients; communication skills have become more and more necessary for Project Managers. With so much information and requirements to gather in technical projects, dispersed teams face more challenges to project success than ever before. Project Managers that understand the importance of the art of communication, Level Up Their Listening! In this interactive workshop participants will learn active listening skills while playing through activities that help participants:

▪ Pay attention to the signs that speed up the data
▪ Pay less attention to what blocks your data
▪ Pay more attention to what ensures clear data
▪ Pay the most attention to the reason for the data


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Paul Morris, MPA, PMP
San Diego Housing Commission
Project Management Office Director
BIO

(1 Technical PDU)
"Development of the San Diego Housing Commission Project Management Office (PMO) - Technical Talent Advances with Limited Resources"

Developing the Project Management Office at the San Diego Housing Commission over the past few years has been very successful, despite having limited technical resources. The timely and effective application of agile practices, governance principles, and lifecycle management has ensured the establishment of a strong user-friendly and customer service-orientated PMO that continues to gain buy-in from the staff at all levels.