How You Can Be Recognized as a Project Leader

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Event Date
Start At : Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:30pm
End At : Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:30pm

How You Can Be Recognized as a Project Leader


Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP


PM Tools is always free of charge, and registration is not required.


Every third Tuesday of each month, at 5:30,
Immediately before the Fairview Park Dinner meeting.


New Location!

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

About the Program

Do you want a reputation for efficient project execution? The choice is yours.  If yes, then you will not want to miss this session.

In this session you will learn about the power of “organizational structure.” You will understand how structure accounts for project success and the most important project manager’s resource. This session draws on insights from PMI and “pearls of wisdom” from the “hard knocks” of project leadership. Everyone knows leading projects is more than balancing the competitive pressures from sponsors, stakeholders, customers and the project team.  Unfortunately, “balancing” leads to oscillating tensions and mediocre outcomes. This session will get you out of the “rut.”  You will learn how implement a project “organizing principle” that aligns values to produce results.  Supported by the principle, you and the project team will make disciplined choices that will create the project’s intended outcome.

In this session you will: 

  • Understand the power of an organization’s culture to shape a project’s outcome,
  • Learn how to create an organizing principle that will produce the project outcome, and
  • Learn tools and techniques for achieving success throughout the project life cycle.

At the session’s conclusion, you will be:

  • Aware of the structure and power of culture and how to use it,
  • Able to implement principles to creatively achieve a project outcome,
  • Able to grow as a leader, coach or advisor and recognized for your talent

About the Speaker

Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz founded Leaders Forum LLC in 1995 for CEOs in small to midsize businesses to gain unbiased peer advice.  Prior to Leaders Forum he coached and facilitated monthly CEO TEC (now Vistage) meetings for nearly 8 years.  He worked and understands projects from the trenches to the board room.

He transitioned his work efforts in 1999 when he joined an international IT advisory company.  For the next 10 years he enjoyed access and extraordinary insight into the “what’s and whys of government and business work”.  He coached, consulted and facilitated senior executives plan and execute programs and projects as they adapted to changing requirements in the private, public and defense sectors. 

He understands projects nuances as they move through the project cycle. He has worked on project winners, losers, and some so called projects with no beginning or end. He resumed Leaders Forum in July 2010 to bring his best practice project leadership tools and techniques to his clients.


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