PDD Presentations

Gina Abudi

For over 20 years, Gina has been helping project managers develop and implement strategies to increase efficiencies and effectiveness to better compete in a global marketplace. These days virtual teams are commonplace, adding management challenges and enabling diversity in ideas. Gina will describe best practices for managing virtual teams, leaving participants energized and ready to apply what they learn immediately back on the job.

Nearly every project today requires working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, who are usually remotely located. The ability to effectively lead virtual project teams is essential to the success of any project manager and for the success of the project overall. Learn more about:
• Effective kick off strategies 
• Best practices for sharing information 
• Evaluating virtual project teams to ensure success

Jessica Fox

As a successful trainer for her agents, Jessica is the CEO Team Leader for Madison’s top real estate office, Keller Williams Realty, and hails from a family deep in real estate tradition. Discover what makes you and your team unique by exploring DISC and StrengthsFinders. Participants will learn more about themselves and their colleagues, take advantage their strengths and be on their way to developing an ultimate project management team.

Discover what makes you unique by exploring DISC and StrengthsFinders in this interactive workshop. These tools uncover the true you, identify your strengths, and help understand those around you better. You’ll complete a DISC profile revealing the private, public, and perceived you.  You’ll also learn how to identify and benefit from your top 5 strengths. Note: Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder 2.0, book is not supplied and pre-reading is suggested.

Kevin Reilly

Please welcome Kevin Reilly from GR8PM, Inc., Agile Coach, Agile Certified Practioner, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner, as he presents “Why Agile Has Become Mainstream!” Kevin will also discuss the value proposition of the new PMI-ACP Certification and what it means for you. This meeting is your opportunity to get a super-charged jump-start into the world of Agile Project Management and should not be missed!

PMI research shows 67% of organizations now use Agile Project Management, expanding into new sectors, industries, and companies at a rapid rate. Achieve clarity about if, when, and how you should use Agile. This interactive workshop will be an energized, activity-based experience where you’ll learn more about Agile:

• Handling long-range planning
• Optimizing Estimating Accuracy 
• Managing budgets, forecasts, and progress reporting

Dr. David Antonioni

Dr. Antonioni is Professor Emeritus at UW-Madison’s School of Business, a licensed psychologist, and invited speaker for numerous PMI events. His mission is making sure project management is done right so that it adds significant business value to organizations.  His presentation, “Valuable Applied Lessons Learned From Working with Stakeholders” will reveal stakeholder management lessons that will help you improve your success with projects.!

This presentation is based on lessons learned from 12 successful project managers and their strategies for effectively working with stakeholders so that project deliverables produce desired business results. Hear about:
• Defining each stakeholder’s responsibility and accountability
• Developing productive working relationships with stakeholders
• Using an effective stakeholder management process
• Managing stakeholder’s expectations and interests

• Handling long-range planning
• Optimizing Estimating Accuracy 
• Managing budgets, forecasts, and progress reporting

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