The Strategic Project Manager

The Strategic Project Manager


Mr. David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPHR, ITIL

Leadership Techniques, LLC

Ms. Lisa Hammer, PMP

Leadership Techniques, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Congratulations! You are a project manager! Whether this is your first project or you are seasoned with a successful history of getting things done, you’ve realized that your ability to maneuver around the obstacles and over the hurdles is highly dependent on the relationship between your project goals and the value of your results to the business. It is critically important to understand the business impact of your decisions.

A project manager who is able to quickly and effectively comprehend and communicate the business value of his/her project elevates themselves in the eyes of executive management because they are able to quickly provide the information needed for decision making at the executive level. A business-savvy project manager is focused on results in a holistic way. They will strive to produce results that satisfy stakeholder expectations and return positive business value while maintaining a motivational environment that yields creative and innovative solutions.

In this workshop, we will examine: areas of interest to the business-value oriented project manager; managing time in a way that enables sustainable output levels; engaging all stakeholders so that project goals and business expectations remain aligned throughout the development lifecycle; and the impact of collaborative communications and the importance of harmonizing a diverse workforce.

These topics seem secondary to many and yet remain the very keys to your success. The return of business value through the investment in your project is the focus of your management. This workshop will help you to understand the business perspective, harmonize your project goals with stakeholder expectations, and lead your teams to greater and greater success!

Bottom Line Focus
• The time management conundrum
• Finding waste in your process
• Improving incrementally

Stakeholder Engagement
• Who are your stakeholders?
• What do they value?
• How do we align value with expectations?

Collaborative Communications
• Creating your communications plan
• Dynamic risk management
• Who, what, how, when, where and why

Diversity, Sensitivity, and Happiness
• Volunteers, please step forward
• Too sensitive? A perspective of emotions
• The happy project manager: not an oxymoron

Event Location

National Geographic Society 1600 M Street NW 20036 Washington
1600 M Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20036

Agenda and Cost:

This event starts at 8:00 am and goes until 4:30 pm. 

(Fee includes seminar, materials, breakfast, and lunch)
$450.00 - Member Registration
$499.00 - Nonmember Registration

Special Instructions

Directions to venue: The entrance to 1600 M Street NW is located in the courtyard at National Geographic just behind the Museum entrance on 17th street. There is a security desk in the lobby, which will have your registration information and will direct you to an elevator to the classroom in the 2nd floor Conference Center.

Cancellations will only result in a refund if made 48 hours or more to the start of the event.

PDUs Available: 
7.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


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.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

About the Speakers

Mr. David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPHR, ITIL

Leadership Techniques, LLC

David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SPHR is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a small business that offers customizable leadership and project management training and consulting targeted to specific audiences. David is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® with over 30 years of experience. He holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University as well as the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)® credential.

David has a diversified background in engineering and product development, is a certified trainer for leadership seminars, and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams. David has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

Ms. Lisa Hammer, PMP

Leadership Techniques, LLC

Lisa Hammer has more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management and staff development for both large and small firms. She has managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Her executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.

Lisa continues to be a Project Management practitioner, working with clients to improve their ability to execute against demanding deliverables in dynamic environments. Her client base includes many state and local agencies, non-profits and as well as public and private companies. Lisa understands that people who are satisfied with their employment experience are more engaged, which leads to improved quality, productivity and happiness. Her passion for professionalism shines through in her presentations on a wide range of project management topics. Using her broad and in-depth field experience she not only stands behind her training, she expects success!

Lisa has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

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