PerzelThe Dark Arts of Project Management: Influence and Politics

Speaker: Joe Perzel

Successful journey from start to finish of a project is not linear, clean, forecastable or easy. Your interest is to deliver the project on time, on budget with a smile on everyone’s face, but others have conflicting interests.  

Armed with your System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and a planning tool of your choice, you think you are set to go. Then the plan that you have worked so hard to perfect shows a flaw, falls behind schedule or budget, is amended or completely thrown out altogether. How do you minimize these occurrences and provide the best chance to survive the project intact?

This presentation will start with the Top 10 Keys to Success which include Communicate, Communicate, Communicate; Managing Change and Expectations; Pace, Perfection and Price – pick 3? We will then discuss how to become a Master Magician covering topics such as Winning at Politics; Control outcomes through Influence; Communicate & Motivate and why you need to Market the Project.

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Date: 04/10/2018
Liberty Hall Banquet & Conference Center
800 Eisenhower Dr.
Kimberly, WI 54136
On-site Dinner Schedule
  • Arrival and Social Networking 5:30 PM
  • Orientation 5:30 PM
  • Dinner 6:00 PM
  • Speaker 7:00 PM
  • Closing 8:00 PM
Webcast Schedule:
  • Webcast site opens at 6:30 PM
  • Business Meeting starts at 6:40pm and ends approximately at 6:55pm
  • Speaker’s Presentation starts at 7pm and ends approximately at 8pm


Speaker: Joe Perzel


Bio: Joe Perzel has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity. He has a background in multiple industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, government, non-profit, K12 and higher education, audit and compliance, manufacturing and agri-business. Presently Joe is Partner JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC. He has also held leadership positions at Cargill, MN Workers Compensation Insurers Agency, Thomson Reuters and International Multifoods.

Joe has been presenting since 2002 on topics ranging from project management, leadership, strategy, sales, career management and entrepreneurship. Most recently he has been the keynote at the Rochester CTC Leadership conference, Manitoba PMI PDD, Central Arkansas PDD, as well as presented to PMI-MN, PMI International, PMI (Atlanta, Delaware Valley, Dallas, Heartland, Mile High), IIBA, MN State Symposium, St Cloud State University and the University of St Thomas.



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