Handling Difficult Project Situations
All projects run into difficulties and some troubling situations can be very challenging for the project team to address. Issues with sponsors, clients, subcontractors, management and other stakeholders related to requirements, funding, resources, scope changes and other factors can arise, adding stress and turmoil to any effort. Learn what the common project challenges are and what the PM and team can do to handle these situations effectively. Also learn how to lessen the probability that these troubling situations will surface on your projects. The content of this seminar is the experiences of the speaker in over 40 years of experience in working with 100s of projects that have faced difficult situations.
The attendee will learn:
• What are Common Difficult Situations Projects Face
• What to Do If These Challenges Arise
• How To Avoid These Difficulties Before They Surface
About the instructor:
Mark Waldof has 44 years of industry experience in systems engineering, project and program management, system design, electrical design, software development, systems integration and test, marketing and proposals, legal support, subcontracts management and organizational process developments. During the last 20 years of his industry experience, Mark worked to develop and implement organization assessments, processes, training courses and related infrastructure in both technical and management areas. Mark has provided services to a wide range of large Fortune 50 and 500 corporations, medium and small businesses, state and federal government agencies, academic institutions and non-profits. NASA, Stanford, Sandia Labs, Naval Post Graduate Schools, Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Target, CHS are some example clients. Mark has also worked with international governments and industry in Japan, Taiwan and Europe. Mark is retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation where he held numerous positions including the corporate focal point for project management processes, assessments, development and training. Other positions included leading the Corporate Technical Learning Council which worked, in part, to coordinate the development of skills based learning curriculums for over 70,000 engineers. Mark’s experience includes a past adjunct professor position at the graduate level at the University of St. Thomas, CSIS Dept. and a current position with the University of Minnesota, CCE. Today Mark provides management consulting services to a wide range of commercial and government clients, domestic and international. At the University of Minnesota, Mark develops and conducts project management, systems engineering and other courseware. He has worked with the State of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota to build a systems engineering partnership with Lockheed Martin and works with local school districts in Minnesota to provide foundational science and math course materials. Mark provides management consulting volunteer services for non-profits including the National Marrow Donor Program in Minneapolis. Mark is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering Program and has completed numerous other areas of study.
This webinar qualifies for the following PDUs:
1.00 PMP, 1.00 PgMP
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