Multi-Chapter | Best Practices to Tame Your Projects/Programs

Technical = Ways of Working

Ever been on a project so big or one that has grown so big that you wondered why it was not a candidate for a program or a portfolio? How do I tell what period I am in the program life cycle, or the project life cycle? How do I incorporate People, Processes, and Tools to complement each other within the project and program’s triple constraints, and how do I tame them to deliver a successful closeout and effort conclusion?

If you've ever asked these or similar questions, Kevin Lovell will cover these topics with real-world examples from his 27-year career in serving on and leading project delivery teams, program management offices, and multi-function teams in the US Army and the private sector.

Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Kevin J. Lovell 


Lieutenant Colonel Kevin J. Lovell is a 1995 graduate of Marquette University where he studied Mechanical Engineering and Military Science. Lt. Col. Lovell was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Engineers in the US Army. During his career 21-year, Kevin served on and led project delivery teams and program management offices on three continents for the US Military and contractors in the private sector. His staff and leadership positions included work in Germany, Bosnia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Korea, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan. In the United States, he has led teams in Missouri, Georgia, New York, Colorado, Nebraska, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

After attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Kevin asked to serve as the Deputy Commander for the Chicago District, US Army Corps of Engineers. As the equivalent of the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, he supervised a dozen functions performed by 24 personnel. Since his retirement in 2016, he has filled project and program leadership positions in the engineering and consulting industries.

Kevin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University, an MS in Management from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff, the Army Engineer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Air Assault School, and the US Army Airborne School. His awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals and other decorations and accouterments including the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Afghanistan and Iraq Service medals with campaign stars, and the NATO Service ribbon.


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  • 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST   Presentation and Q&A


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Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Technical = Ways of Working

Date: March 23rd, 2023

Hour: 4:00PM to 5:00PM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00