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PDD Presentations and the Brochure exist in the Document library. Workshops start with a capital W and the number of the workshop follow. Example: W1 is workshop 1 or the first set of workshops of the day. You can see the work shops and the session names by clicking the agenda link here.


pdf Lunch keynote - Gina Schreck: Thriving in The New Digital Landscape Popular

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Will you be employable in 5 years? Will Your business be relevant? What are you doing today to stay connected, learning and ahead of the pack? We have seen a radical shift in how people are using technology tools to connect, learn and stay out front as thought leaders. This shift, or revolution, has caused some to dig their heels in and refuse to embrace the new tools, while others are leading the charge and rising to the top. Leaders must stay relevant and show others how to use the tools of the day to recruit and retain top talent. It’s no longer acceptable to “do business the old way.” Employees and team members must learn to think like entrepreneurs trying new tools and thinking social from the inside out.

In This Session, Participants Will Learn:

  • -What has changed in this new landscape
  • -How (and why) to think “Digital First” within the entire organization
  • -How to stand out as an expert resource in your space
  • -What is “Social Influence” and does it matter in your world?
  • -Tapping into the social knowledge pool to keep your skills sharp and share your own expertise
  • -Steps to take TODAY for your business to survive this digital revolution 


pdf Morning Keynote - JairekRobbins: Raising Standards and Breakthrough Limitations Popular

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During this session you will create a clear and compelling vision for your life and business. Next, identify any mental or emotional barriers (Fears, Uncertainties, doubts…etc.) that are preventing you from turning your vision into reality. Finally, Jairek will guide you through a 4-part process to breakthrough anything standing in your way! This Keynote includes a surprise you will remember forever, as the moment you were able to turn your vision into reality! 

pdf PDD 2016 Brochure Popular

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Thursday May 5, 2016
Monona Terrace, Madison, WI

Brochure Overview

The PMI® Professional Development Day 2016 — South Central Wisconsin features a variety of educational tracks and networking opportunities to be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison including:

  • Educational sessions focusing on PMI institutional knowledge, strategic, technical, and leadership project management practices
  • Exceptional keynote presentations (see below for Keynote Speakers)
  • Interactive learning activities
  • Networking events to make connections and build relationships


pdf W1 Andy Kaufman: How to Win Friends, Influence People, and Deliver Projects Popular

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Since first published in the 1930’s, Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends & Influence People has motivated generations of aspiring leaders to polish up their people skills. Yet imagine a typical project manager opening the book, and reading the first principle: Don't criticize, condemn, or complain. "Don't criticize? Am I just supposed to put up with sub-par performance?" They turn to the next chapter to find: Give honest and sincere appreciation. "Honest feedback, perhaps, but appreciation? With the problems those stakeholders cause?" Concerned, they check out the third chapter: Arouse in the other person an eager want. "Now wait a minute! That sounds like something that would get me called into HR!" It's easy to discount and even parody the lessons from Dale Carnegie’s work. Yet, in this session, Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of The People and Projects Podcast, shows how your success in delivering projects might just depend on your application of Carnegie's principles.

Participants of this session learn practical insights on topics such as how to handle challenging stakeholders, deliver difficult news, and even get those people in other departments to listen to you!

pdf W1 Anne Hunnex: Stop the Drama Popular

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Stop the Drama We love drama as a source of entertainment, but drama at work creates stress and reduces productivity. In this session, we will explore how the stress from relationships and events within project teams and throughout the organization can be managed or avoided to minimize disruption and keep everyone moving forward. As leaders of project teams, there is a need to lead from the reality of the situation so that actions are driven from facts and team members take accountability. We will explore how internal stories, learned helplessness, and egos can get in the way of productive and collaborative work. Learn how to be more effective and add more value by becoming a leader who is firmly planted in reality. 

pdf W1 Gina Schreck: Mobile Productivity Popular

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Today’s Tech Tools: Using Today’s Tech Tools to Stay Productive on the Go Today’s project managers are constantly on the go. Work is no longer done sitting behind a desk 8 hours a day. Our new mobile world brings new challenges to working effectively. Come discover valuable technology tools to allow you to stay productive wherever you are. This session will be interactive and you will help us identify the top challenges for working in mobile environment and then we will present solutions, ideas and best practices. Bring your tablets and mobile devices as you learn: - Which accessories bring serious solutions - Important security apps to protect your device and its content - The top apps for staying productive at home, at work, and on the road - Apps for reading and sharing on the go - Best travel apps to keep you sailing on the road. 

pdf W2 Andy Kaufman: Beyond the Rock and the Hard Place Popular

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Deal with Conflict More Effectively One stakeholder says Zig. The other says Zag. No compromise in sight, but the project deadline looms closer on the horizon. The rock and the hard place—welcome to the world of leading people and projects! We don’t have to love dealing with conflicts, but every project manager and sponsor needs to learn how to manage it effectively. In this highly interactive session, Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of The People and Projects Podcast, will share key principles and techniques to help you manage the challenging stakeholders and situations on your projects. 

pdf W2 David Barrett: Keys to Success Popular

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The Keys to Our Success We brought 25 of the best project managers together and asked them to tell us what it is that makes them so successful? What is the one nugget they take into each and every project that they believe contributes to their success? The results turned into a book entitled "The Keys to Our Success - Lessons Learned from 25 of our Best Project Managers".

In this interactive, multi-media session David highlights key chapters that deliver usable tools and techniques that will make us better project managers tomorrow.

  • Know Your Leadership Style - and let your team know!
  • Business Outcome Management - looking at the BIG picture
  • The Seven Bullets of Highly Effective Project Managers – keep it simple please!
  • Never Go in Alone (Mentoring / Coaching) – find your gaps and get help
  • Become "Project Business-Savvy" – learning to talk CxO language
  • Get in the Head of Your Sponsor – your #1 ally Scalability and Common Sense: Key Ingredients for Success – it is not one size fits all. 

pdf W2 Dr. James Brown: The Resource Leveled Project Schedule Popular

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Resource Leveled Project Schedule Do you ever wonder why your project schedule is a pain to put together, a pain to maintain and sometimes doesn’t relate to what is really happening in your project? Project scheduling with limited resources is very challenging. However, if the project has resource constraints, the critical path method is a practical way to generate an impractical schedule. Thus, resource leveling is necessary to generate a valid project schedule. Additionally, when resource leveling is used, it usually extends the critical path schedule beyond the desired need date and the user is left in a quandary. Every project manager should understand the “real world” fundamentals of resource leveling. In order to gain this fundamental knowledge the good, the bad and the ugly of resource leveling are presented. After this presentation you will know more about project scheduling than ninety-nine percent of all project managers and PMP’s on planet earth. Your project will still be a pain to put together, a pain to maintain and may not relate to what is really happening in your project, but you will know why and what actions to consistently take to deliver on the target date, near the target date, or at least still remembering the target date. 

pdf W3 David Barrett: Project Execution Culture Popular

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Project Execution Culture Project management is often promoted as the solution to every organization’s pains. But is it? We’ve tried hiring the best project managers. We have adapted a great methodology. We have even created a new PMO. We still don’t seem to get it. What’s missing? The word is culture. Not the BIG corporate culture but a sub culture within called Project Execution Culture. This session is more of a facilitated discussion around the idea of building a culture around your project management people, practices, methodology, software and more. Do it right and you will see more than just project management benefits within your organization. 

pdf W3 Dr. James Brown: Risk Management Popular

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Texas Hold’em Tactics for the Project Manager Texas Hold’em has seen an explosion in popularity since the World Poker Championships have been featured on TV. Part of this popularity is the easiness of the game to learn, the rush of winning, and the luck factor that is involved. Playing the game is simple. Winning consistently is not simple. The winning Texas Hold’em player has two tactics that project managers must also have to be successful. • Ability to make probabilistic assessments • Ability to read human behavior as it responds to risk Just like the Texas Hold’em player, project managers must deal with uncertainty and work with humans. This keynote presentation will provide the project manager with tips for probabilistic assessments and an understanding of human behavior as it specifically relates to risk. To quote Texas Hold’em player Anthony Bee, from Important Concepts in Limit Holdem, “This means being able to recognize profitable situations and exploit them to the full. It also means avoiding unprofitable situations and therefore costly mistakes.” Could Anthony Bee have been talking about project management? 

pdf W3 Jairek Robbins: Maximizing Performance & Mental Resilience Popular

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Have you ever thought to yourself “How can I get more done every single day and feel more productive?” or “I’d love to feel more confident and in control rather than overwhelmed and exhausted.” After working as a performance coach for the past 13 years and being brought in by groups including the U.S. Olympic Team, U.S. Air Force Special Forces, and many other elite organizations Jairek Robbins is going to share with you exactly what it takes to maximize your personal and professional performance, so you can get more out of every single day and feel unstoppable in the process. During this session you will cover: - Human Drivers: Understand why people do what they do and how to activate them to action! - Performance Coaching Tools & Strategies: Habits, rituals & routines to achieve and maintain peak performance - Decision Making Models: How to navigate the most challenging life decisions you are faced with - Building Mental & Emotional Resilience: Tool aimed at helping you overcome the major challenges life throws your way 

pdf W4 Amy Martin: How a PMO was Built Popular

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PMO was a Dirty Word Are you trying to establish project management standards in your organization? Are you facing resistance? Does leadership buy into the need and why it’s important? If so, then you need to attend this session with Amy Martin and hear about her journey at Aon Hewitt. She will share with you her first-hand accounts on how she faced and defeated diversity in her quest to build an Enterprise Program Management Office. 

pdf W4 Dr. James Brown: Managing your Career Popular

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Managing Your Career What Your Boss Won’t Tell You This seminar covers all the aspects of career management beyond just working hard and is for those who want to achieve career success by advancing to higher levels of responsibility in the organization. Often the mid-career professional that has diligently kept their nose to the grindstone finds all they have to show for ten, fifteen or twenty years of work is a flat nose. Participants are provided with practical guidelines for success that focuses on strategies and tactics that ensure hard work is rewarded. Objectives are dynamically illustrated through stories with real life examples.

pdf W4 Rachel Burger: Unlock the Power Popular

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Project managers have to juggle a ton of moving variables: when is the next iteration? Why is QA failing? Which team members work well together? How come we're so behind? Even with all these problems, the answer remains the same: there is likely a communication issue in your department. In fact, a majority of projects fail because there was a communication breakdown at some point, be it between a stakeholder and a project manager or between team members. Collaboration software was developed to address this exact issue. As a subset of project management software, it aims to not only track the status of a project and who is working on what, but also document, organize, and manage related communication. I'll cover which collaboration tools are best for project managers as a whole, what's best for certain circumstances (Agile vs Waterfall, for example) price point, and the pros and cons of each option. 

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