2013 Conference

Stakeholder Management


Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up Managing Down Succeeding All Around
Roberta Chinsky Matuson
video • slides

The FIST (Fast, Inexpensive, Simple, Tiny) Approach to Project Management
Lt. Col. Daniel B Ward, USAF
video • slides

Managed Agile Development—Making Agile Work for Your Business
Chuck Cobb

Stakeholder Management in the New PMBOK Standard
Vijay Kanabar
video • slides

Student Research Papers 
video (skip ahead to to 2:02:00)

PatientSite Enrollments and Utilization
Amy Goldman

Understanding the PMI PgMP© Credential
Valdery Moura

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Tanya Zlatleva

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Dean ad interim of Metropolitan College & Extended Education

Dr. Zlatleva holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Computer Science. Her research interests include computational modeling of visual perception, parallel and distributed processing, and pattern recognition. Dr. Zlatleva was instrumental in developing the information security curriculum that led to Boston University’s designation as a Center for Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency. In addition, she is an expert in online course delivery and development. Zlateva is currently the Director of the Boston University Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS). In 2010, the RISCS team secured two $3 million grants from the National Science Foundation. The funds will support two major research projects in the field of IT: “Securing the Open Softphone” and “Towards Trustworthy Interactions in the Cloud.”

Roberta Chinsky Matuson

President, Matuson Consulting 

Roberta Chinsky Matuson is the president of Matuson Consulting, a firm which leads companies through growth and innovation challenges, and helps clients make their workforce more productive, profitable, and committed. In her acclaimed book, Suddenly in Charge – Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around , Ms. Matuson provides managers with the insight  and savvy needed to become a respective and effective leader, and also empowers employees at all levels of the org chart to manage their work relationships to their advantage and succeed. A dynamic, engaging, and entertaining speaker, she draws from her industry experience – which includes an unexpected leap into the executive suite at 24 – to motivate, inspire, and challenge her audience.

Lt Col Dan B Ward, USAF

Chief of Acquisition Innovation, United States Air Force

Lt.Col. Dan Ward is an Air Force Acquisitions officer and a champion of  military acquisitions reform. He has published many journal articles – and even a comic book – on the subject, and proposes a new, lean approach to project management: FIST (Fast, Inexpensive, Simple,Tiny). Inspired by NASA’s 1990s “Faster, Better, Cheaper” (FBC) initiative, FIST offers program and project managers a toolkit of practices and principles based on speed, thrift, simplicity , and restraint to deliver timely, effective, and affordable solutions. Lt.Col. Ward holds degrees in systems engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering management. His upcoming book on FIST will be published by HarperCollins in 2014.

Chuck Cobb

Breakthrough Solutions, Inc.

Chuck Cobb is an expert Agile Project/Program Manager with a broad base of experience in many areas of Business Systems Analysis and Software Development and specializes in helping companies develop more effective enterprise-level agile implementations.  A recognized thought leader in developing agile project management practices, he has recently published a new book: Managed Agile Development: Making Agile Work for Your Business. Mr.Cobb has been a guest speaker at numerous PMI, Agile, and executive-level events, and for more than 15 years he has worked with many companies on developing and improving software development processes. He is the author of two books on Agile Project Management, two books on business excellence and systems analysis, and holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering and an MBA.

Dr. Vijay Kanabar, PMP

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Administrative Sciences; Director of Project Management Programs

Dr. Kanabar has unique expertise spanning both business practices and computer science. A certified Project Management Professional, he has advised numerous organizations on training and technology needs, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Staples, United Way, and Fidelity Investments. Dr. Kanabar is an internationally published scholar and is recognized by local and national media as an authority on IT project management, electronic commerce, and information security.

Dr. Stephen A. Leybourne

Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on improvised work in project management, Dr. Leybourne’s research activities focus on the use and abuse of improvisational working practices, particularly in project-based work, and the location of project management within the wider academic landscape. A well-known lecturer in human resource studies, innovation, and project and change management, Dr. Leybourne has presented at conferences such as the PMI® Research Conference and the Academy of Management, winning a “best paper” award at AoM2006 in Atlanta. He has been a leading manager for several international banking institutions and is secretary of the Organizational Transformation, Change and Development Special Interest Group at the British Academy of Management. Leybourne has published in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Change Management, the International Journal of Management Concepts & Philosophy, and the two leading project management journals in the field, the International Journal of Project Management and the Project Management Journal.


PMI Massbay Chapter

Boston University Metropolitan College

UTC 2013 Award Winner