July 12th, 2018 (8:00 - 9:00 am)


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Amy Bernal, MBA, PMP
Aira
Vice President Customer Experience
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"Project Management in a Technology Startup: The jungle, dirt road, and freeway!"

Project Management is all about planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling, however, what happens when there is no clear path and project requirements shift weekly. Balancing the triple constraint of time, scope and money, along with communicating with the project sponsor is critical to delivery. Please join in the discussion as we explore the jungle, dirt road, and highway stages of a technology startup company and how project management principles help establish clarity.


Cath DeStefano, BA
Human TuneUp Company
CEO
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"Two Key Interpersonal Skills for Leaders"

Among the skills that influence your success as a leader are your ability to clearly communicate face-to-face/electronically and your ability to shift your approach to match the primary style of your coworker. Tricky, but essential.▪ Via a dominoes experiment, you assess and refresh your ability to have your directions and explanations received as intended. ▪ Identify the differences in coworker styles and how to be successful with each one;tune in and match your coworker’s pace and priority. Additional Handout: The Language of Cooperation. To encourage your team’s cooperation up front, learn to speak the language of cooperation.


Nathanial Quintana, MS, PMP, CSM, ITIL & PPC
Mindavation
Consultant/Facilitator
BIO

(1 Strategic & Business PDU)
"
What You do Matters… Your Brand and the Brain"

In this session meeting attendees will learn what it means to have a brand in a digital age and discover that even as project mangers, we all need one.  Participants will discuss, explore and review the following: 

  • How to create value for a brand 

  • What does authenticity have to do with your stakeholders and the success of projects 

  • A brain model attendees can use to notice threats or strengths to a personal brand when in the moment 

  • Learn effective persuasion traits and techniques that improve a brand 

By the end of this presentation participants will be able to use the actionable material to improve their own brand.  As well as use the information to make work a positive experience for team members around them. 


july 12th, 2018 (9:10 - 10:10 am)

Amy Bernal, MBA, PMP
Aira
Vice President Customer Experience
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"Project Management in a Technology Startup: The jungle, dirt road, and freeway!"

Project Management is all about planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling, however, what happens when there is no clear path and project requirements shift weekly. Balancing the triple constraint of time, scope and money, along with communicating with the project sponsor is critical to delivery. Please join in the discussion as we explore the jungle, dirt road, and highway stages of a technology startup company and how project management principles help establish clarity.


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.


Nathanial Quintana, MS, PMP, CSM, ITIL & PPC
Mindavation
Consultant/Facilitator
BIO

(1 Strategic & Business PDU)

"What You do Matters… Your Brand and the Brain"

In this session meeting attendees will learn what it means to have a brand in a digital age and discover that even as project mangers, we all need one.  Participants will discuss, explore and review the following: 

  • How to create value for a brand 

  • What does authenticity have to do with your stakeholders and the success of projects 

  • A brain model attendees can use to notice threats or strengths to a personal brand when in the moment 

  • Learn effective persuasion traits and techniques that improve a brand 

By the end of this presentation participants will be able to use the actionable material to improve their own brand.  As well as use the information to make work a positive experience for team members around them.


july 12th, 2018 (10:20 - 11:20 pm)

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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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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Cath DeStefano, BA
Human TuneUp Company
CEO
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"Two Key Interpersonal Skills for Leaders"

Among the skills that influence your success as a leader are your ability to clearly communicate face-to-face/electronically and your ability to shift your approach to match the primary style of your coworker. Tricky, but essential.▪ Via a dominoes experiment, you assess and refresh your ability to have your directions and explanations received as intended. ▪ Identify the differences in coworker styles and how to be successful with each one;tune in and match your coworker’s pace and priority. Additional Handout: The Language of Cooperation. To encourage your team’s cooperation up front, learn to speak the language of cooperation.


july 12th, 2018 (11:40 - 12:40 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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Ken Dobie, Ph.D, MBA
Skyemar Consulting
Founder & Principal
BIO

(1 Strategic & Business PDU)
"An Effective Holistic Approach to Strategic Project Portfolio & Resource Management"

 The scope of an optimum strategic planning and project portfolio management capability depends on the complexity of the organization and the size of the development pipeline. At its core an organization should aim to develop a phase-gate review process to manage the product development pipeline, supported by a database to track projects with associated resources when the portfolio gets sufficiently complex. Three to five-year new product road-maps can be developed during an annual planning process to facilitate prioritization of markets and products as opportunities increase within and across business areas. New product development priorities for the comingyear should have resource forecasts integrated with the ongoing project portfolio to determine a balanced total resource supply/demand model. This model should be reviewed on a quarterly basis to refine as timelines and priorities inevitably evolve. Monthly portfolio reviews provide the opportunity for more granular refinement of the pipeline as issues arise. All of the above can be integrated with annual strategic and operating plans to enable the most efficient development and execution of an organizations mission.            


open space 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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

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

Agile Kata
Coach & Consultant
BIO

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

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.


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Jimmy Thai, DTM, MBA, MSEE, PMP
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
VP for Technology
BIO

(1 Leadership PDU)
"Compassionate Leadership – 3 Secrets to Lead in a World of Smart Devices and Stupid Decisions"

Do you know the #1 challenge for project managers leading in the Digital Age with millennials?  Would smart devices make them good team players? Do you know where to find the best of them for your team?  How can you coach them to overcome their #1 weakness?  We share with you 3 secrets from our Compassionate Leadership experience that will inspire your followers to achieve your goals


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Ken Dobie, Ph.D, MBA
Skyemar Consulting
Founder & Principal
BIO

(1 Strategic & Business PDU)
"An Effective Holistic Approach to Strategic Project Portfolio & Resource Management"

 The scope of an optimum strategic planning and project portfolio management capability depends on the complexity of the organization and the size of the development pipeline. At its core an organization should aim to develop a phase-gate review process to manage the product development pipeline, supported by a database to track projects with associated resources when the portfolio gets sufficiently complex. Three to five-year new product road-maps can be developed during an annual planning process to facilitate prioritization of markets and products as opportunities increase within and across business areas. New product development priorities for the comingyear should have resource forecasts integrated with the ongoing project portfolio to determine a balanced total resource supply/demand model. This model should be reviewed on a quarterly basis to refine as timelines and priorities inevitably evolve. Monthly portfolio reviews provide the opportunity for more granular refinement of the pipeline as issues arise. All of the above can be integrated with annual strategic and operating plans to enable the most efficient development and execution of an organizations mission.  


july 12, 2018 (3:10 - 4:10 pm)

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Jimmy Thai, DTM, MBA, MSEE, PMP
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
VP for Technology
BIO

(1 Technical PDU)
"$1Bil Lesson in Mixing Cybersecurity with Cement at San Diego Int’l Airport"

Imagine you are the PM for San Diego Airport's security and network implementation for a $1Bil Design-Build Terminal 2 program. You concern how to integrate complex cyber security, network, and maintenance systems. But your General Contractor only cares about concrete and drywall.  How do you mix modern IT with brick-and-mortar construction mentality? Don’t miss 7 lessons that could save you cost, schedule, and scope creeps in your next Digital Age system integration. 


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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 in the digital age. 


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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