PMI-NEW presents an afternoon with Scott Carbonara, aka, the Leadership Therapist, who served as chief-of-staff of a multi-billion-dollar corporation--overseeing teams that managed many large-scale projects. Today, he consults on change management through large technology implementations and other transitions—and he has spoken and trained dozens of PMI groups across the country. His focus is not on the technical aspects of Project Management, but rather on the interpersonal skills that are necessary to turn good PM into a great one. And the application of those skills can make or break project success. Joining Scott will be Albert Selker, a former senior executive/ executive business lead (sponsor) overseeing multi-million-dollar projects.
You won't want to miss this half-day event being held at beautiful SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI. Look for more information soon on the topics Scott will be addressing!
“The Future of Project Management“ - Scott Carbonara
A seasoned project manager once said that when he started in the field, the most important tools required were Post It Notes and a good memory! A lot has changed since then: technologies, applications, education, training, certifications, etc. The tools keep changing, which can make staying current challenging. Beyond the tools, the PM discipline keeps seeing an increase in the importance of the so-called “soft skills”, things like communication, relationship building, and emotional intelligence.
At this session, participants will learn:
- Where PM has been and, more importantly, where the discipline is heading;
- What senior executives and sponsors want from a PM; and
- The current state of “soft skills” in PM (and IT in general)
- How to improve interpersonal skills to maximize project results—and why doing so is crucial to project success.
Scott’s website: www.LeadershipTherapist.com
“Becoming Agile” – Gary Wunrow
The current movement toward Agile in the IT industry started more than 20 years ago and has reached an overall high level of general acceptance and popularity. Many organizations, teams and projects have adopted one or more of the published methods that fall under the “Agile” umbrella and can declare that they are “doing” Agile. After 20 years most of us still struggle with the transformations necessary to declare that our teams, organizations or projects have “become” Agile. While there is benefit enough to justify “doing” agile, the full benefits we attribute to Agile can only be realized by “becoming” Agile. In this session, we will briefly discuss Team and Scaled Agile concepts and then explore the underlying transformations and related challenges that need to be addressed in the journey to Becoming Agile. As we move through the discussion we will touch on the role of Project Management in an agile environment and what we can do as Project Managers to enable and support an Agile transformation.
Gary Wunrow, Director – IT Project Delivery, Sentry Insurance. Mr. Wunrow has worked in IT for 23 years and has been involved with the Project Management Office at Sentry Insurance for the last 14 years. Gary holds multiple project management and agile certifications and is active in both the Agile and Project Management communities participating in user groups, working as an agile trainer/coach, and speaking at industry events.
You won't want to miss this half-day event being held at beautiful SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI.
Date: November 15, 2017
- Registration – 12:30 pm
- Sessions – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
- Cocktails and Networking – 4:30 to 6:00 pm
601 N. Michigan Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481