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PMXPO 2013

April 25th, 2013 | Online


Keynote: The $100,000 Lesson: Business Lessons from the World of Blackjack
Jeffrey Ma

Hear about Ma's success in a keynote filled with unforgettable stories and lessons applicable to project managers in any field. Everyone will walk away a winner!



Session 1: 21st Century PM - Equipping Managers for the Challenge
by Ian Whittingham, PMP, Program Manager, Thomson Reuters

To look into the future--more often than not--you must first look back. But if we are to do that and look ahead to envision what the future of project management might look like 10, 20 or even 100 years from now, looking at how the past envisioned the future may help point us in the right direction and show us where that journey into the future is headed. So what did the future look like, in the past?


Session 2: Maximizing the PMO - Practical Tips and Real-Life Best Practices
Mike Tressler, Senior Project Manager, Elevations Credit Union
This presentation is all about adding value, both real and perceived, to your organization.


Session 3: Expanding the Enterprise - How Agile and Traditional Teams Work Together
Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, Owner, Davis Consulting
Here’s how we expand agile philosophies throughout the entire enterprise using both agile and traditional teams.


Session 4: IT Strategy - Project Management for the Minimalist
by Ty Kiisel,

Regardless of the tool you use, your preference for Scrum or Waterfall, there are three things every project management solution needs: a prioritized backlog of potential projects; a centralized location for inbounding, evaluating and accepting or rejecting new work; and a way to involve the team in realistic resource planning. If your solution doesn't do these three things, you might be running in circles.


PMXPO 2013 - Hiring Roulette: Why Managers Prefer Certified PMs
by Patti Gilchrist, PMP,

Organizations are focusing on individuals with project management certifications to increase their odds of picking the right candidate to lead their most critical projects.


"Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking."

- Steve Allen