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Leading Edge Presentations

These presentations deal with subjects that are intended to stretch knowledge and understanding, propose new approaches, or expand the mind. They are designed to be 60-90 minutes in duration.


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)


INTRODUCING…The Revolutionary Strategic Project Management Maturity Model (SPM3)

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)


The Strategic Project Management Maturity Model: The Next Generation!

Typically offered to organizations where The Strategic Project Management Maturity has already been presented, this presentation examines the prescriptive component of strategic project management maturity. In other words, it answers a critical question: "Once an organization has diagnosed their deficiencies, what can it do to address those deficiencies?"  In this session, each of the 10 "strategic dimensions" that comprised the original model will be briefly reviewed. However, the main focus of the presentation is to provide specific recommendations regarding the steps that an organization can take to increase their level of strategic project management maturity.  Attendees will receive a valuable tool in the form of a takeaway that captures these recommendations, thereby enabling organizations to develop a solid organizational improvement plan, relative to the practice of strategic project management.


(A very high level, leading-edge 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)