Session Details – June 14

Project Management Track (8 PDUs)

Effective Styles for Managing Conflict

Every project involves people. Since all project team members and stakeholders have their own perspectives about the projects in which they are engaged, they also have their own agendas, not all of which are commensurate with each other or the project’s objectives. Project members and stakeholders also may have their own behavioral eccentricities. The varying individual agendas and behaviors inevitably lead to conflicts with which project managers must be able to deal during the course of a project. This session will discuss effective engagement styles for ensuring acceptable outcomes to these conflicts.
Speaker: Steve Leyborne

Applied Project Analytics: Role of Enterprise Wide PPM Tools in Project & Program Management

We will explore advances in PPM tools and technology and role they play in the project environment. We will start with the fundamentals – What are projects, programs and portfolios? Then we will provide a quick primer in data analytics and decision making. Finally, we will discuss the role that enterprise wide tools can play by providing us with a holistic view of our projects, programs, and portfolios.
Speaker: Richard Maltzman

Project Management in the Government Roundtable

The panel will discuss the role of project managers in local, state, and federal government agencies. It will also examine the interface between government project managers and the private industry project managers with whom they interface.This roundtable will provide an excellent opportunity for active interaction between the roundtable and the attendees
Speakers: Ginny Greiman and Panelists

Techniques for Project Managers in the Government

The large amount of regulations around project governance and conduct requires specific techniques for those managing government projects. This session will introduce some common techniques and practices that can help the government PMthe most frequently used techniques and give attendees a chance to use them.
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PM’s in the Defense industry The large recent increase in the US defense budget brings with it an increase in the need for project managers in the defense industry. The types of projects to be managed include those such as new weapons systems, advanced cyber security, and others. This session will discuss which government agencies are seeking project managers and the skills that these managers will need to pursue such jobs.
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PMP Preparation Workshop.See details in workshop page.

Agile Project Management Track (8 PDUs)

Agile – The Challenges

How Agile Can Fail in your organization. For instance, can the product owner close to the team become too successful for his or her own good? Stakeholders higher up in the organization might feel threatened. How do we handle it?How about team members? They are empowered. Can a team“drunk”in it’s own power become less good at“stakeholderengagement”? We will review the“badparts” of agile.

Design Thinking & Project Management -7th

Design Thinking has emerged as a major trend for how innovative organizations and teams are approaching problem-solving. Is Design Thinking another business fad? Or is it a useful tool that PMs and BAs can employ in a more flexible, discovery-driven world? This presentation explores the intersection between Design Thinking and Project Management and identifies the pitfalls and benefits of incorporating design on projects.The presentation will include case studies to show concretely how to integrate design methods and Design Thinking into projects with lessons learned and unique outcomes. At the conclusion the presentation, participants should be able to describe the benefits of incorporating design methodologies on projects for increased customer alignment and business impact. Presenter: Bruce Gay, Sr. Program Manager, UPMC Enterprises(HealthCare)

SAFe and the Lego exercise 

According the Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe®)authors, this agile approach helps-inschedule-businessesaddress challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for multiple Agile teams. Scalable and configurable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt it to its own business needs. It supports smaller-scale solutions employing 50 – 125 practitioners, as well as complex systems that require thousands of people.(Readmore at: https://www.scaledagileframework.com/what-is-safe/) During this session you will get a brief overview of Agile through a hands-on, multi-team, full-cycle, product-oriented Scrum simulation. Organized into Agile teams, you will learn what it means to build an iterative and modular product and experience hands-on some key concepts of Agile: backlogs, story point estimations, sprinting, demos & retrospectives.
Presenter :Raj Heda  

Design Thinking & Project Management -7th

Design Thinking has emerged as a major trend for how innovative organizations and teams are approaching problem-solving. Is Design Thinking another business fad? Or is it a useful tool that PMs and BAs can employ in a more flexible, discovery-driven world? This presentation explores the intersection between Design Thinking and Project Management and identifies the pitfalls and benefits of incorporating design on projects.The presentation will include case studies to show concretely how to integrate design methods and Design Thinking into projects with lessons learned and unique outcomes. At the conclusion the presentation, participants should be able to describe the benefits of incorporating design methodologies on projects for increased customer alignment and business impact. Presenter: Bruce Gay, Sr. Program Manager, UPMC Enterprises(HealthCare)

SAFe and the Lego exercise 

According the Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe®)authors, this agile approach helps-inschedule-businessesaddress challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for multiple Agile teams. Scalable and configurable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt it to its own business needs. It supports smaller-scale solutions employing 50 – 125 practitioners, as well as complex systems that require thousands of people.(Readmore at: https://www.scaledagileframework.com/what-is-safe/) During this session you will get a brief overview of Agile through a hands-on, multi-team, full-cycle, product-oriented Scrum simulation. Organized into Agile teams, you will learn what it means to build an iterative and modular product and experience hands-on some key concepts of Agile: backlogs, story point estimations, sprinting, demos & retrospectives.
Presenter :Raj Heda