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PMXPO: Hall of Keynotes

April 27, 2017 | Online

PMXPO: Hall of Keynote Presentations

It all started in 2008 when we went to Mt. Everest and shared some challenges to help us succeed in our projects. Ten years later, we returned to the world's highest peak for some lessons in leadership—a celebration of a decade-long run of PMXPOs!

In between, we've had an amazing collection of keynote presentations—from a history-making NASA rocket scientist to the producer of an Academy Award-winning documentary, from an NFL champion coach to an Emmy-winning comedy writer, from a gaming genius to consultants on one of network television's most popular shows, from an MIT kingpin to a marvelous comic book veteran...it's been a diverse, fun ride!

All of our keynotes are collected here for your convenience. Revisit a favorite or discover one you missed!

Keynotes

PMXPO 2017: Keynote Presentation: On the Edge: The Art of Leadership

by Alison Levine
April 27, 2017 | 88:22 | Views: 600 | PDUs: 1.50 | Rating: 6.13 / 7

Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude--along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds and a climbing team that's counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There's simply no room for poor judgment—one mistake or misstep can result in an "unrecoverable error."

PMXPO 2016: The Xbox Story: Lessons in Leadership, Strategy & Team Management

by Robbie Bach
April 28, 2016 | 86:07 | Views: 14,659 | PDUs: 1.50 | Rating: 6.32 / 7

Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach is the expert that business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations turn to for insight on strategy, innovation, leadership and people management. In our keynote, he outlines the Xbox saga from garage-shop inception, through crises, to ultimate business success, delving into the strategic process that brought together a group of talented individuals that applied intrapreneurship principles to build a successful consumer business within the larger Microsoft structure.

PMXPO 2015: From Leading a High Performance Team to Landing on Mars

by Adam Steltzner
April 30, 2015 | 75:31 | Views: 9,567 | PDUs: 1.25 | Rating: 6.30 / 7

With a rich and varied background, Adam Steltzner had many of the needed skills to lead the landing team for the Curiosity rover. That said, his team would struggle for almost a decade with design challenges and setbacks.

PMXPO 2014: Keynote Presentation: Unleash Your Inner Superhero

by Bill Rosemann
April 24, 2014 | 75:30 | Views: 4,758 | PDUs: 1.25 | Rating: 5.54 / 7

Inspirational and entertaining, Rosemann gives audiences a rare look inside the world of an iconic brand while dispensing insights into what we can learn from these larger-than-life characters to tap into our own super-human potential in career and life.

PMXPO 2012 Keynote: CSI:Project

by David Berman and Jon Wellner
May 17, 2012 | 74:06 | Views: 2,746 | PDUs: 1.25 | Rating: 5.78 / 7

Few of us run projects that depend on DNA samples or tire tread analysis, but the same research and attention to detail that has made the CSI franchise so wildly successful can translate to better projects for YOU! Series consultants and actors David Berman and Jon Wellner will be on hand at PMXPO 2012 to take you from idea to air-date with night-vision clarity and behind-the-scenes information on how the show is made and how you can apply TV-show solutions to real-world project challenges.

PMXPO 2011 Keynote: The Passionate Project Manager

by Ric O'Barry
May 19, 2011 | 90:48 | Views: 3,931 | PDUs: 1.50 | Rating: 5.75 / 7

Not all projects are life and death...they just seem that way. For Ric O'Barry, founder of The Dolphin Project and producer of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, projects are very much life and death. Not just for his career or the future of his company, but for an entire species of intelligent and beautiful creature who have been exploited and abused for little more than entertainment. Ric has gone to the literal ends of the Earth and pulled together world-class teams from industries as varied as pearl diving and movie effects to find success on his project. In this exclusive presentation, he'll share his thoughts on inspiring others with his own passion and how to keep your project in perspective when your emotions might get in the way of progress.

PMXPO 2010 Keynote Presentation: Making the Donuts

by Steve Bodow
May 20, 2010 | 62:17 | Views: 2,770 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.71 / 7

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.

PMXPO 2009 Keynote: Fourth and Goal: Making the Tough Calls that Make Leaders Successful

by Bill Cowher
May 14, 2009 | 19:50 | Views: 70 | PDUs: | Rating: 5.78 / 7

Every year, as summer fades, 32 organizations kick off the same project with the same goal, but only one can finally achieve it. That's what we call the NFL season, and the ultimate measure of success is that elusive Super Bowl ring. As head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bill Cowher tackled that project 15 times, and he knows how sweet that success can be.

PMXPO 2008 Keynote: Project Management at 29,000 feet

by Russell Brice
May 15, 2008 | 45:44 | Views: 3,583 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.76 / 7

All project managers face challenges that seem insurmountable, but Russell Brice and his team face the world's highest peak. Success for this project team is literally a question of life or death. Hear how Russell has applied his project management experience to conquer Mt. Everest time and time again, and find out how to manage your biggest, scariest, most challenging projects with the same principles.

 

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