Managing in Difficult Environments: How to Turn Risk and Constraints into Advantage

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Event Date
Start At : Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:30am
End At : Monday, July 18, 2011 - 1:00pm

Managing in Difficult Environments:  How to Turn Risk and Constraints into Advantage


Jeff Toppall, PMP and Bob Meyer, PMP

Registration and Cost

The M2D2 Event is free of charge and open to all interested PMs. Preregistration is required.

One PDU Credit will be available  for Certified PMPs.


Monday, July 18, 2011, 11:30am to 1:00pm


Department of Agriculture
12th and Independence Ave, S.W.
Cafeteria Conference Room (Wing 2 Entrance)
Washington, DC
(Driving Directions)

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station

Photo ID is required to enter the facility

About the Program

Managing in Difficult Environments:  How to Turn Risk and Constraints into Advantage

Great project management is far more complex than simply using best practices deliver a successful project. A project manager must be able to successfully adapt in situations where the delivery environment is the biggest obstacle. Learn from real-world examples on how to thrive in these complex client environments.
Leveraging nearly 50 combined years of experience, Mr. Meyer and Mr. Toppall will demonstrate how great project managers can respond and lead, mitigate risk, deliver a quality product, and even turn the disadvantages imposed by an organization into an advantage for the delivery team.  They will also discuss recognizing when new ideas and creative leadership are necessary for a successful project and a happy customer. 

About the Speakers

Jeff Toppall, PMP

Jeff Toppall's career spans 15 years of program and technical management for public and private clients on projects ranging from consumer and back office software development to infrastructure delivery for both national and international markets.  He holds an M.A. in Telecommunications from George Washington University and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and History from Syracuse University.

Bob Meyer, PMP
Bob Meyer has been in the IS / IT field for more than 30 years, initially as a developer and for the last 20 years in project and program management for government and commercial clients. He has consulted for national security and financial regulatory agencies, DOD, and the telecommunications industry. Bob holds a BA in Economics from Allegheny College.

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