Project Management

PM Point of View #74. Seizing Opportunity

By PMI Washington, DC Chapter, Janet Burns, Dr. Thomas P. Galvin, and Frank P. Saladis
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An effective Project Manager can't be stuck in a pre-established plan. You have to be able to re-route in response to current circumstances and developments. To make good decisions, you must have a complete understanding of the organization's culture, as well as the broader strategic purpose behind the project.

In this episode, three experienced PMs discuss effective communications strategies, the benefits of establishing a PMO (Project Management Office) within an organization, and the Indispensable Project Manager.

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About the Speakers

Janet Burns, PMP

Janet Burns, PMP, has been in the project management field for over 20 years. She is president of JB Worldwide, a project management consulting and training firm, specializing in PMO development and maturity improvement. Janet was named to the PMI Power 50, a list of 50 prolific leaders in project management, and is currently serving as President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of PMI. 

Dr. Thomas P. Galvin

Dr. Thomas P. Galvin is Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at the U.S. Army War College and a retired U.S. Army colonel. While in the military, Dr. Galvin served ten years as special assistant to the commander of several senior military commands in Bosnia and Germany. His duties included speechwriting and strategic communication and special projects officer.

Frank P. Saladis

Frank P. Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow, is the Owner/Founder of Blue Marble Enterprizes Inc. and Project Imaginers, and provides training and consulting internationally. He is the author of 12 published books and over 160 project management articles. He is the Originator/Founder of International Project Management Day. He was PMI's 2006 Person of the Year, and served as President of the New York City PMI chapter from 1991-2001, He received the prestigious “PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2015.  

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