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2012 BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Average to Awesome:
Taking Your Project Management Skills and Career to the Next Level

Project managers need to focus not only on the science of project management (managing to budget and schedule), but also on the art of project management (leadership, stakeholder partnership, judgment) to move to the next level. This session will discuss ways to develop and master the most critical skills for becoming a superstar project manager, and then a noted personal development and career coach will share strategies for building and promoting your personal brand to supercharge your career.

Balancing Project Constraints

Need help with your specific project issues? Attend this interactive session where highly experienced project managers share their experience and expertise on how to solve project challenges. No presentation, no prepared agenda - just open, honest dialogue where you can ask the questions you need answered.

Customer Delight!

Project professionals from World Wide Technology share their successful project delivery model -Customer Delight! It's WWT's brand, not just a concept. Whether you perform projects within an organization or for external customers, this session will give you valuable insight into how to organize your projects for maximum end user satisfaction.

Effective Meeting Management

Become a meeting management pro! Learn key strategies, tools, and techniques that will allow you to plan and facilitate effective meetings that achieve results.

Leveraging SharePoint for Project, Program, and Portfolio Management

Document and worksheet templates stored on a network drive or the Project Manager's PC or laptop are..."so yesterday" (in more ways than one). This session will explore how SharePoint, off-the-shelf, with a little customization through SharePoint Designer, and with readily-available third party web parts, can be leveraged to not only help address the communication challenge, but also improve coordination, compliance, and control for projects, programs, and portfolios.

Mission Critical: Team Building

After wasting decades of time and billions of dollars, NASA learned the hard way … team building is for smart people. Using NASA case studies to illustrate best practices, our "team" will discuss how to create high-performance teams to compete and succeed in today's business environment.

PM Trends That Sizzle!

What will the project management leaders be doing in the future? Find out whether or not buzzwords like Agile, Collaboration, Scrum, Change Agent will become future best practices.

Project Politics: Games People Play

You may recognize the "games" panelists discuss as all too familiar. Walk away from this session armed with effective strategies on how to effectively navigate these games and "take home the gold".

Stop The Inmates From Taking Over The Asylum:
How to Successfully Manage Multiple Vendors

To deliver unique skills - and to remain competitive - the new norm is for companies to rely on multiple outside vendors. Though this approach clearly has value, it can also foster chaos and competition if not carefully managed. This session will explore the challenges of multi-sourcing, and provide leading best practices to address them.