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gantthead is once again excited to be bringing you our annual virtual conference and exhibition on Thursday, May 20, 2010. It's your opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and gain valuable knowledge all from the comfort of your home, office-or home office.

PMXPO 2010 is a fantastic way to get the trade show experience without all the trade show expense. You'll have the same interaction with experts, peers and solution providers, the same educational opportunities and the same professional networking capability, all within typical work hours, and all completely free.

This conference addresses the specific needs of project executives and aspiring executives, charged with managing project offices, program offices and project portfolios of organizations big and small. In five sessions-plus an exciting keynote presentation-we'll offer overviews of common PPM and PMO issues with valuable take-away materials, including templates, checklists, project plans and presentations that you can modify and use in your own practice.

Get all of this, without the hassles of travel, wardrobe and sore feet that come with the typical trade show experience. You won't be getting the pens, squishy stress balls and keychains that you pick up at a live conference, but you will get hand-outs that you can use, like product demonstrations and other special offers from vendors at their virtual booths.

Registration is free, so take a minute now and make sure you don't miss out on what promises to be one of the highest-value conference experiences in project management this year.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: MAKING THE DONUTS
Steve Bodow, Head Writer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

PMXPO 2010 Keynote Presentation: Making the Donuts

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Steve Bodow is Head Writer for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the acclaimed Comedy Central news parody. Since joining TDS in 2002, Steve has won four Emmys, two Television Critics Awards, and a Peabody. He was also a writer for the Daily Show's #1 best-selling America: The Book.


SESSIONS

Project Negotiations: Deal Yourself a Winning Hand!
Joe Lukas, PMP, Vice President, PM Centers USA

PMXPO 2010 Project Negotiations: Deal Yourself a Winning Hand!

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This webcast will present the top ten mistakes made in conducting project negotiations, along with techniques that can be utilized to avoid these mistakes. Negotiating process best practices covering pre-meeting preparation, the negotiation session and post-meeting activities will also be discussed. This talk will help you understand when to hold your position, when to fold (compromise), when to walk away and when to run.


Improving PM Competency with Social Media
Andrew Makar, PMP, gantthead SME, PPM


Hyper-Productive Agile
Ryan Shriver, Managing Consultant, Dominion Digital

PMXPO 2010 Hyper-Productive Agile

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Attend this webinar to learn the secrets of hyper-productive agile teams including specific practices your teams can adopt to become hyper-productive themselves.


The NEW Public Sector PMO: Strategic Positioning For Real Results
Tim Jaques, PMP,
Jonathan Weinstein, PMP

PMXPO 2010 Standing Up the Public Sector PMO

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This presentation will have value for public sector project managers, project management office directors, public sector executives, and consultants in the public sector.


Project Portfolio Management: Views from the Trenches
Mark Wybraniec, IT Director, Johnson and Johnson
Mike Gosnear, PMO Director, MGM Mirage
San Retna, VP IT Effectiveness, Safeway Inc.

PMXPO 2010 Project Portfolio Management – Views From the Trenches

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PPM leaders from three leading organizations - including AAA and Safeway - share first hand perspectives and lessons learned from their PPM journeys. Hear the drivers for their initiatives, what challenges they encountered, the results against their expectations, and key best practices they would recommend to other PPM leaders. This panel will be highly interactive, with continuous Q&A from the audience. Bring along your questions!