February 2014 Crystal City PM Tools

February 2014 Crystal City PM Tools

Facilitation & Visual Meeting Techniques


Paul Boos

Software Leadership Coach
Santeon Group

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

Effective meetings are all too rare; often meetings are rote and non-engaging, even when critical decisions are being made. How can we ensure we harness the participation of everyone effectively? This session will discuss facilitated meetings and specific techniques, particularly visual ones, you can use to help make meeting more effective. It will delve into why these techniques work and how you can get started right away in employing them.
Event Location

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA, 22202

Agenda and Cost:


Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm. Note that per PMI Global policy, a PDU is only available for attendees arriving within the first 10 minutes of the start of the program.
Special Instructions
Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Paul Boos

Santeon Group
Software Leadership Coach

Paul Boos serves as a Software Leadership Coach with Santeon Group for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) supporting executive leadership in their transformation to Agile and Lean software development approaches.

Prior to this, Paul ran software maintenance at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Program; his responsibilities included ensuring the operations and maintenance, as well as development oversight, on all legacy applications within EPA’s largest office. To improve the service levels, he introduced Lean/Kanban concepts for visually managing these activities, cutting the cycle time by over 80%.

About the PM Industry Insights

PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc. 

Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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