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PM Soundbites

PM Soundbites are short audio clips that provide useful information on topics pertaining to the PMIWDC Chapter and the Project Management Profession as a whole.
PM Soundbites serve as an efficient way to learn the key takeaways from some of our past presentations, provide more information about our chapter offerings, and much more.

Published on: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
PMDoS™ is a community outreach event enabling pro bono Project Management services for nonprofits and social change organizations. It is a one day problem-solving event where charitable nonprofits are matched with project managers. Together, participants scope and plan a project to help address the issue.

Talent Triangle Category: NA
Published on: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Standish Group has published its annual CHAOS Report on the state of software development since 1994. The Report is often cited as a key metric for the industry's performance and progress and draws much attention. Analyzing the long-term trends provides an interesting perspective. On average only 29% of projects “succeed” and 23% “failed”. Over the past two decades, there has been little change in these headline results.

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Ox: An employee extremely gifted at their craft or technical area who pulls hard but leaves a mess to clean up. Said employee is extremely difficult to manage and work with, however adds incredible value. In this interactive discussion, we will explore identifying your oxen and figuring out how to engage and motivate them without driving the rest of your colleagues insane.

Talent Triangle Category: Leadership
Published on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Network interaction modeling is a unique approach to analyzing business operations and understanding the interactions across an organization. With the growing pressure on organizations to do more with less – and more quickly than ever before – Network Interaction Modeling’s ability to save time and resources through targeted process and business unit improvement is increasingly relevant.

Talent Triangle Category: Leadership
Published on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Only a handful of us BOTH carry the title of Project Manager and show up on the organization chart in a position of significance. Even so, we have specific goals to achieve. We don't have direct authority over others to get them done. We are working against a deadline. We believe in where we're going. In this powerful workshop, project management author, lecturer and guru Carl Pritchard reminds us how the specific tools and practices of project management can be leveraged to build authority in our day-to-day work life (and home life, for that matter).

Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management
Published on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Making a Community Impact that benefits those where we live and work is something that many of us may be doing now or at least wish to do, but may not know how to start. Based on newly adopted core values of your PMI WDC Chapter, we are taking the next steps to be more impactful community leaders who represent the best that the project management profession has to offer to those we serve and can serve.

Talent Triangle Category: Leadership
Published on: Thursday, August 18, 2016
How you communicate can add stress or reduce stress in your team. How would I know the difference? Know your audience! Discover how to discern "too much" from "not enough" when running a meeting. Lean how to use VAK (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic) language to reach more participants. Learn the four words to avoid to REDUCE stress in the workplace.

Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management
Published on: Thursday, August 18, 2016
In this workshop we’ll help you tech up your work by exploring several different categories of technology tools and dive into some specific examples in order to learn how we can apply different technologies to our work. We'll demonstrate how the tools can add value to what you do, save you time, and support virtual working environments. Finally, you'll walk away with the complete list covering 16 different categories and over 80 examples of applications that can inspire new ways of achieving amazing results.

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Everyone investing in a governmental proposal effort wants to win. We all know not everyone will, so what does it take to win? Come join us and discover some "Tips for Preparing a Winning Technical Proposal" from a senior proposal manager.

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Servant Leadership is focused on serving your team, rather than your team serving you. Out of serving one's team, a desire to lead is manifest. Servant Leadership is radically different than when the leader is leading first. When the focus is on leading first, it is very easy to use your power, your title (role in the hierarchy), or the fact that you were put in charge, as the basis of your actions.

Talent Triangle Category: Leadership
Published on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Most understand that the job of defining requirements has been going on long before the IIBA was established. The Engineers / Managers / Analysts in IT have been doing requirements development and architecture design since IT started. So what is the difference?

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Friday, May 27, 2016
What is the Product Owner (PO) role? Is it different in the federal space and the commercial space? What are the challenges that the PO face? If we were to define a PO persona, what would it look like? Does a conventional PO role work in the government? What changes are needed to enable the PO in the government? How would the PO role apply in the government settings? Does the organizational structure affect the PO role?

Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management
Published on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Innovation is not always associated with project management but projects are one time opportunities and unique endeavors. Sometimes they may be the only time for organizations to innovate as the opportunities may simply not exist after the project.

Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management
Published on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The objective of Introduction to Earned Value Management is to introduce the students to basic earned value concepts and to recognize how to manage and report against the metrics that are produced.

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Have you been faced with the challenge of taking your organization’s PMO to the next level? Hear from the 2015 PMI PMO of the Year award winner Navy Federal Credit Union.

Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management
Published on: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Program Risk ID can be used on one program or a program portfolio for direct risk identification measurement and trending through time.

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Thursday, March 24, 2016
People find it difficult to identify specific leadership qualities, much less measure these intangibles. For many years, business schools have looked toward the military and its long leadership legacy to better understand successful leadership methods.

Talent Triangle Category: Leadership
Published on: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Has your company ever lost a contract and wished it could get a “second bite at the apple”? Have you started transitioning a contract and then been stopped in your tracks?

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Mr. Snyder retired from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now GlaxoSmithKline, in 1997 where his last assignment was Associate Director of Planning & Business Management, Strategic Product Development.

Talent Triangle Category: Leadership
Published on: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Mike Hannan is Founder & Principal Consultant at Fortezza Consulting, a management consulting firm whose innovative techniques help organizations achieve dramatic improvements in project portfolio performance.

Talent Triangle Category: Technical
Published on: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Did you attend the very first PM Talks event in February? If you missed it here's the top 3 takeaways from the PM Talks presentation, the speaker Robin Dreeke on "The Code of Trust".

Talent Triangle Category: Leadership
Published on: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Did you attend the February PM Tools event? If you missed it here's the top 3 takeaways from the PM Tools presentation, the speaker Mary Ann Lewis on "Value Engineering (VE)".

Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management
Published on: Friday, February 26, 2016
A milestone with PMPOV....25 episodes. An interview with the host Kendall Lott. How it all started, why and how you can get involved. Have you heard about the Podcast Discovery team? Want to be a part of the next generation of PMs all over the world connected via podcasts?!!!

Talent Triangle Category: N/A