Winter 2016 PMP Boot camp
Leadership Skills for Project Managers
Dealing with Difficult People and Turning Conflict into Collaboration
Certified Scrum Master / Platinum Edge
Thursday, February 11th: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Courtyard by Marriott; Culver City, CA
(Meeting sponsored by: TBD)
Speaker: Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP
Topic: Leadership Lessons From Some of World’s Toughest Marathons
The US Olympic Marathon Trials and LA Marathon are taking place the week of February 12th. Did you know there’s a direct link between Project Managers and Marathoners?
They’re both Type T’s. Project managers are “mental” Type T’s. And marathoners are “physical” Type T’s. Preparing for and completing a marathon is the perfect backdrop for examining the problems and challenges faced by today’s business leaders.
We had a great turnout at the Volunteer Recruitment Fair held in Culver City recently! Each of the new Board members presented a brief overview of their role, organization chart, and open volunteer positions on their teams. This was followed by breakout sessions, and all the attendees had a chance to meet with each of the VPs to discuss potential opportunities in Programs, Membership, Outreach, Communications, Strategy, Professional Development, Finance and Admin. There was also time for networking over a leisurely lunch.
Speaker: Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA
Topic: Managing New Product Development (NPD) Projects
Learn how to balance project management tradeoffs to improve outcomes of new product development (NPD) projects.
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Presenter: Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
Topic: 4 Secrets To Know About Project Management
Discover the secrets behind great self-management and project-team leadership. Learn how to apply them in your own career with this 60-minute lecture and 20-minute Q&A session with author and Get Momentum Leadership Academy cofounder, Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA. Often, you’re the Technical Lead, the domain expert on the project team you’re working with. How do you lead, when you’re not always in charge? What do you do, when you need to be strategic while reacting to change?
Thursday, February 18th, 2016: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Speaker: Raj Rajendran
Topic: Bi-Modal IT: How it Impacts Project Managers
The concept of “Bi-Modal IT” will be introduced and its impact on Technology Management will be discussed. Gartner predicts “By 2020, 60% of current IT project managers will be replaced by other leadership roles, as enterprises move into digital business”. However, the author believes that it is not a replacement but an evolution. The author will discuss how the role of the Project Manager will change in a Bi-Modal world and how Project Managers can evolve into these new roles.