Organizational Structures, Modes of Power, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

Organizational Structures, Modes of Power, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

featuring

Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP

Founding Principal
Project Management Essentials

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When you start a new project, do you actively think how you want to engage with your project team? Do you consider, the organizational structure, your options for wielding power? Do you consider the long- and short-term implications of your behavior with the team? Alan Zucker will share options for a project managers to consider when leading a new project team. He will present: • The impact of the project organizational structure on the project manager’s role and his/her ability to lead the project. • The classic roles of power—formal, relationship, and expertise—and how a project manager can use them. • A lesson from game theory—the prisoners’ dilemma—and what it teaches about long- and short-term incentives for collaboration. The primary intent of the presentation is to challenge project managers to proactively consider how they want to engage with their project teams.

Event Location

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

Agenda and Cost:

Date

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

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Communication

Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Hard Skills

Regulatory/Oversight

Navigating constraints introduced by a sponsor organization's structure, maturity, fiduciary landscape, etc.

Tools

Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speakers

Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal


Alan Zucker was practicing Agile techniques well before the term was coined. In the early 1990s he employed the agile principles of collaboration, minimal documentation, to deliver a mission critical, mainframe application for the US Treasury. His agile skills were further honed during his years in the fast paced and dynamic telecommunications industry. He also played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a major financial institution; during this period, the number of annual production releases increased 4-fold, average release durations declined by two-thirds, and project management execution costs were cut in half.

In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. He provides Agile, DevOps, and traditional project management training. He also works closely with his clients as they transform their practices.

Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (ACP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Scale Agilist (SAFe 4.0 SA).

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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