January 2017 GR

January 09, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Holiday Inn / Crossroads
6569 Clay Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
http://www.crossroadsbanquet.com/
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Session One Presentation: Making Project Risk Management Work 

A great many project teams either do not deal with risk at all (until it becomes a reality) or do a poor job of managing risks on their projects.  Research information gathered from major organizations across a variety of industries, showed that risk management is the single most influential factor in project success. 

We’ve all seen study results like these:

  •         Where risk management is well implemented completed, projects averaged 95% of planned costs
  •         Where risk management is poor, projects averaged about 170% of planned costs

 

The same research found that risk management the scores lowest of all project management techniques in effective use.

This Suggests…

Although many organizations recognize that risk management matters, they are not implementing it effectively.   Projects still fail, businesses still struggle, foreseeable downside threat-risks turn into real issues or problems, and too many achievable opportunity-risks are missed

This presentation will discuss proven and scalable methods of project risk methods as well as how to introduce the best project risk attitude at into your projects and perhaps your corporation. 

Session One Presenter: Dave Maynard MBA, PMP

About the Speaker:  Dave is a native New Yorker who after graduation from engineering school, traveled to Houston to work for NASA at the Johnson Spacecraft Center, where he worked for many years.

He participated in the Shuttle avionics architecture design, the “glass cockpit” development and in crew training. Incrementally David’s level of responsibility increased, becoming a Senior Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager and Program Manager. Learning Project Management within the NASA environment set the stage for David’s future professional and volunteer efforts.

After leaving NASA, Mr. Maynard was asked to become the General Manager of Systems Management Inc. (SMI) in Orlando, Fl. whose mission was to turn-around troubled projects, programs or operations. Customers included the US Navy, US Coast Guard, Alaska Airlines, and many other major corporations. The turn-around projects varied from very small to a single $46 million project.

Currently, David teaches Project Management at Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Indiana University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is active the PMI-Northeast Indiana Chapter of which he was a founding member.

Session Two Presentation: How strong are you? Strengths in the Workplace.

Traditional management theory is all about "fixing" what's wrong. Business has wasted billions of dollars on "correcting" behavior. Strengths theory, on the other hand, capitalizes on what's right and is proven to be more successful in modifying behavior. We'll examine different definitions of strengths, the resources that are out there, and "use-em-now" approaches to identifying the strengths of others. 

Session Two Presenter: M. Nora Bouchard, PCC, MA

About the Speaker: M. Nora Bouchard, PCC, MA is a seasoned executive coach with over twenty years developing leaders, including Project Managers. Her clients include leaders in complex organizations like HP, Novo Nordisk, CME Group, and Allstate. She enjoys working with experienced leaders who want to be more deliberate in their leadership, and with new leaders learning to let go of "doing the work." She is author of "Mayday! Asking for Help in Times of Need" (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007) and her blogs have appeared on forbes.com and business insider.com.  She is qualified to deliver the MBTI, the Hogan suite of assessments, and the Realise2 Strengths Profiler for individuals and teams. 


 

 PDUs:

      Attend Session One Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend Session Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend both = 2 PDUs  


Agenda:

5:10pm - 6:00pm Bonus Presentation Starts
6:00pm - 6:20pm Social Networking Time
6:20pm - 7:00pm Dinner and Announcements
7:00pm - 8:00pm Keynote Presentation

Registration Closes on Thursday at 5 PM of the week before our meeting. A late fee will be added after this date.  ***WALK IN REGISTRATION is available the day of at 4:45pm.

 

Tickets

$25.00 GR Full-Time Student Guest curr. 12+ cr hrs - Crossroads
$30.00 after 5:00 pm January 5

$30.00 WMPMI Member Meet @ Crossroads
$35.00 after 5:00 pm January 5

$40.00 Non-Members Meet @ Crossroads
$45.00 after 5:00 pm January 5

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