These presentations deal with topics that have broad interest and have significant substance, relative to the
project management discipline. They are excellent choices, if you want a dynamic presentation to open or close your event.
Make It Your Business To Be Business-Savvy...You Will Become Indispensable!
Describes how (and why) project management is slowly
evolving from a technically-focused discipline to a business-focused discipline. Includes a "Learning Map" (takeaway), which identifies 100 targeted knowledge and skill items that business-savvy project personnel
of the future will need to know.
(Definitely a "leading edge“, career expanding topic)
Calculating the Value of
Project Management: How Can You Do It?
Why Should You Need To?
Provides detail and insight on three of the more noteworthy (if not popular) research-based approaches
for calculating or describing the value of project management which have surfaced over the past several years. Then, in a
thought-provoking and highly interactive conclusion, uses the audience to explore a question that we probably should have
started asking ourselves some time ago -- after nearly 50 years of formalized existence, why is there still a need to justify
project management at all?
(Enlightening, thought-provoking, and highly participative)
The Amazing Transformation
of American Eagle Federal Credit Union
This true story chronicles the transformation of the American Eagle Federal Credit
Union, a rapidly growing financial institution in East Hartford, Connecticut, as they sought to dramatically improve their
approach to project management. It describes the design and installation of an entire project management infrastructure suited
to meet their business needs. All aspects of the project management process were addressed, such as: developing procedures
for identifying and approving projects, selecting project management software, implementing skill-building programs, developing
a project process manual, and installing a PMO. The result was a dramatic transformation of their project portfolio -- from
a liability to a strategic weapon.
(An actual, “true-life” case study that is information-rich, comprehensive,
INTRODUCING…The Revolutionary Strategic Project Management Maturity
This is a very advanced topic, and was one of just four presentations (out of 140!) selected at the 2007 PMI
Global Congress for an encore presentation. It offers
a new and different perspective on the concept of project management maturity, and is intended to stretch
the envelope of project management. Essentially, it takes the fundamental concept of PM maturity and bumps it up to the
organizational or corporate level, proposing an approach for evaluating how mature a company is with respect to how it addresses
project management from a strategic perspective.
(A very high
level, leading-edge topic)