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December 2009
December 2009

Tue. 15 Dec, 2009

Portland PMI - Project Inception (Tue. 15 Dec, 2009 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable Avoiding project failure entails more than applying processes to a project. This presentation focuses on a number of techniques, learned while recovering red projects, to improve the chances of their success. It introduces the concept of Guidance Teams that get involved with the project at the customer’s inception and follows the project and team through to project completion. The presentation covers: The concept and responsibilities of a Guidance Team;Involvement at the customer's inception of the project;Setting customer expectations early;Ensuring the right team is involved to meet expectations; Methods to ensure a smooth transition as changes occur;Areas that cause projects problems. It focuses on the customer relationship. This method is very effective in controlling expectations and ensuring the project stay on course. At the end of the presentation, the attendee will understand benefits of early involvement with the customer as well as processes to implement to avert project failure.

Thu. 17 Dec, 2009

Portland Nike Roundtable - People or Prcess (Thu. 17 Dec, 2009 7:30 am - 8:30 am)

People or Process, as the name implies, looks directly at the role of people versus process in a project’s success or failure. The focus on process is a needed component, but does not obviate the need to manage people.  Unfortunately, the trend over the last fifteen years has been to focus on process and reduce the project to a checklist of tasks.  This has created a culture that neglects the value of a manager with people skills. This presentation uses case studies and class interaction to underscore the how people make or break the project. Attendees learn the importance of working closer with the people on the project by looking at four areas: The Project Manager; Project Inception; Project Methodology; Technical team members. By the end of the presentation, attendees will understand the importance of balancing people and process and where to focus their efforts. The benefit of being more involved with the inner workings of the project will be evident.

Fri. 25 Dec, 2009

PMI Vancouver Roundtable (Fri. 25 Dec, 2009 7:15 am - 8:20 am)

PMI's Roundtable held for members and non-members at the Clark County PUD Community Room. Check the PMI Portland site (http://pmi-portland.org/events/meetings/roundtables.htm) for last minute changes.

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