“We Have Signed a Teaming Agreement. Now What? – Project Communication!”
Michael A. Townsend
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Greensboro Station Conference Center, Curie and Drew Conference Rooms
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA, 22102
This session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.
About the Presentation
We all can agree that project communication is essential to keeping stakeholders and project teams motivated and engaged in the successful performance of a project. We often do a great job of keeping sponsors, stakeholders and even executive management apprised of the status of our projects, new opportunities and current performance of the project team. But, where project teams have difficulty in communications is within the internal team – or communicating with our team members. You may have periodic status meetings with the team members directly involved with the day-to-day performance of the project but should they be your only point of communication concerning the status of the project, discussions on project issues and resolutions and furthering relationships with your sponsors and stakeholders? This discussion will focus on project communication after the teaming agreements have been signed and communicating with your internal team. Topics that will be discussed:
- Why is it important to communicate with team members?
- Why meetings with “The Team” are important pre-execution and during execution?
- Who should I meet with, how often and by what method?
- Making “Team” meetings a priority
In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required.
Conference center can be directly and quickly accessed from the Metro's (Silver Line) Greensboro Station stop. Covered garage parking will NOT be validated as before, but parking is free in the above ground parking lot next to the building marked as 'Event Parking.'
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Negotiation / Conflict
Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.Team Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
About the Speaker
Michael A. Townsend
Michael Townsend is currently the Director of the SAIC Small Business Development Office (SBDUO) and Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO). He is the corporate point of contact and manages all small business matters relating to our DoD and Federal Civilian government customers, state and local entities, small business partners and vendors, and our SAIC business development, program execution and support entities. As the SBLO he is responsible for the monitoring, compliance and reporting of corporate small business utilization in response to federal government regulations and requirements. Michael has over 20 years of experience in organizational, program, and project management for multiple government IT contracts, programs and task orders as a division manager, program and project lead, as well as team lead for software development.
About the Tyson's Corner Luncheons
PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.
Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).
Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend.