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May 2014
May 2014

Tue. 20 May, 2014

PMI Olympia WA Chapter Dinner: Visualizations For Affecting Change (Tue. 20 May, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

People like to see how they relate to others, how changes will affect them, and where they are headed. In the same way that pictures help to learn about an exciting tropical destination, visualizations of relationships, changes, and processes help people comprehend how information affects them. Helping people visualize a new tropical setting is easy using pictures and video; however, the challenge in the business world is the ability to physicalize intangible concepts. Sometimes it takes graphics, such as graphs and drawings, other times it takes role playing. The person delivering the message must understand the dimensions of data (flow, relationships, time, etc.) and what will influence the recipient. The secret is picking the proper visualization. Although experience is the best teacher, studying examples spurs your inner creative genius. This presentation is designed to work with the audience to show and determine various methods of creating visualizations to communicate problems and determine a solution.

Wed. 21 May, 2014

2014 IPMA Forum: Assimilating Agile, Lean, and Traditional Project Management - Panel (Wed. 21 May, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Target audience:
IT managers, program managers, project managers, business analysts, and business SMEs involved in IT technology or lean improvement projects.

Todd Williams, PMP, CEO, eCameron, inc., Panel Moderator
Greg Smith, PMP-ACP, CEO, GS Solutions Group, Agile Panelist
Jim Benson, PMP, CEO, Modus Cooperandi, Lean Panelist
Samad Aidane, PMP, Managing Director,, PMP Panelist
Jack Tollefson, President, TeamStronger, Workshop Producer/Organizer/Announcer

Session description:
Using a creative and fun game show format with audience participation, this engaging presentation conveys how Agile, Lean, and Project Management methodologies offer complementary concepts, processes, and measures that can greatly improve one's performance and effectiveness. Every panelist and the moderator are noted, published world-class experts. Attendees will see how experts in one discipline can find opportunities to borrow what works and fits from other methodologies and disciplines. Given the insights that will be uncovered, this may be the most important and stimulating hour of the entire year.

What you will learn:
What each methodology offers its practitioners.
What each methodology can gain from the other two.
How, why, and where to think outside the methodology box.

Thu. 29 May, 2014

AtTask Webinar: 5 Project Management Secrets for Communicating with Senior Management (Thu. 29 May, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Learn from top project management thought leaders

The world of project management is changing, and project managers are now required to take on new responsibilities to work even more closely with senior executives.

But this is a task easier said than done, as project leaders and teams face many challenges in sharing metrics, aligning goals, and streamlining communication with key executives. In this webinar, our roundtable of experts will take a closer look at practices you can implement to effectively communicate with project stakeholders and senior management.

Join AtTask for a free analyst roundtable webinar on Thursday, May 29th, 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT.

Register today!
Key topics of discussion:

What are the common pitfalls of communication to senior management for an IT team today?
How can a manager effectively deliver the right metrics and visibility to key stakeholders?
What can project leaders do to align the goals of stakeholders and team members?
How can a project leader not only control resources and manage a group, but define the vision for a project?
What tools are available to ease the process of communication with team members and senior management?

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