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.
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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.
This presentation will have value for public sector project managers, project management office directors, public sector executives, and consultants in the public sector.
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.
There has been an exceptional amount written, presented and discussed around the topic of portfolio management. Some of it is theoretical, some of it is useful and some of it is contradictory. For the executive or manager trying to make sense of portfolio management, a reasonable understanding of what it is and how to make it work is critical. Mark Mullaly provides an exploration of the world of portfolio management - both what has been done, and what is emerging as new trends and perspectives.
This session focuses on trade-offs between organizational/project efficiency vs. effectiveness. Many organizations confuse the two concepts not realizing that an overly focused effort to run the business efficiently can all-too-often erode how effective the organization is at delivering value to stakeholders. The same is especially true when it comes to achieving project success. Is efficiency overrated? Join Michael Wood in this session and decide for yourself.
We live in an uncertain world of tricky projects and programs. For most of us, this means ambiguous requirements, disinterested stakeholders and even teams dispersed around the globe. In this complex and messy world, we're still expected to deliver. This means managing risks, both positive and negative. But too often, risk management in projects is a boring bolt-on, rather than a fundamental part of ensuring successful delivery, and is of little value. In this presentation, we'll look at how you can engage other people to identify, own and manage risks on your project or program.
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.
This presentation will review the concept of Agile Leadership as it is described in the Agile Manifesto, within the context of well-known leadership concepts and methods to solve problems that project leaders face on a day to day basis. It is more than simply removing impediments or driving tasks to completion, but rather managing and embracing the tension of being both leader and servant, task master and coach, and mentor and mentee depending on the situation.
Project managers have no shortage of certification choices -- multiple certifying bodies offering multiple certifications each. How do you choose the right one for you? Do you simply follow the crowd, or would you do better to stand out from the rest? Is one qualification enough or do you need several? Should you be a generalist or a specialist? In this presentation, Andy Jordan tries to disentangle the jumble of letters and offer some practical advice.