PMI Montgomery County Newsletter

The next dinner meeting is Wednesday, May 4th.

Topic: "The Three R's of Stakeholder Management: the Right Information to the Right People at the Right Time"

Co-Presenters: Lisa Hammer and David Newman (Leadership Techniques)
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Presentation Summary:
The purpose of this presentation is to simplify and summarize the many aspects of stakeholder management and provide project managers with the information needed to create and manage a sustainable stakeholder management plan that will lead to less stress and greater project success! From initial identification of interested parties and individuals to the management and engagement of your stakeholders throughout your project lifecycle, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can absolutely make or break your project.

Project success must be measured in terms of requirements, budgets, schedules...and people! When the project is completed, we need our people to be energized for the next project. We need them to be motivated to stay with the organization! Employee turnover is costly in terms of money and intellectual property. We must recognize our obligations as project managers in this regard. Stakeholder management is critical to the acceptance of your project results while also being a critical component of managing projects to a successful conclusion with respect to clients, sponsors, management, your team and you!

Co-Presenter Bio:
Leadership Techniques, LLC, offers customizable leadership and project management training and consulting targeted to specific audiences. David B. Newman, PMP, and Lisa Hammer, PMP are the principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC.

David B. Newman, PMP, SPHR
David B. Newman, PMP is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, which is a Frederick based small business that offers customizable leadership and project management training and consulting targeted to specific audiences. David is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® with over 30 years of experience. He holds a Master's degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University as well as the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)® credential. He has a diversified background in engineering and product development, is a certified trainer for leadership seminars, and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.

Lisa Hammer, PMP
Lisa Hammer, PMP is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, which is a Frederick based small business that offers customizable leadership and project management training and consulting targeted to specific audiences. Lisa is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® with more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management and staff development for both large and small firms. She has managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Lisa's executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.

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Also, Register Now For Our May Project Showcase:

Topic: “The Risky Business of Assumptions “

Presenter: Ms. Beth Spriggs (PMP) -  Vice President of Technology for the Leadership for Educational Equity organization

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Table Sponsorships Now Available for Monthly Chapter Dinners

After a successful pilot, the Montgomery County Chapter is now offering Table Sponsorships at our monthly dinners at Normandie Farms Restaurant in Potomac, MD. Monthly dinners are held the first Wednesday of the month eight times per year.  

For a full table sponsorship, the cost is $500, and offers 10 seats to be used by guests of the sponsor, regardless of whether or not the guest is a member of the chapter. In addition to the seats at a table, recognition of the support for our chapter by the sponsoring organization will be included in announcements and table signs.

Members and friends of the chapter - in order to make this program a success, please encourage your employer to become a sponsor. You may even be included in their guest list!

To sign up as a sponsor, please contact the VP of Communications by email

Many upcoming training opportunities are available and are located under Education.

PMI-MC Toastmasters Club #1163128: PMPs - See How Fun Earning PDUs can be!
Our Toastmasters Club is sponsored by PMI-MC and is intended for PMPs. We are approved by PMI to issue PDUs. Meetings are at Walter Johnson High School at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Earn 1.5 PDUs per meeting.  For more information see the Toast Masters site.

2016 PM Day of Service Wrap-Up
Our chapter had the highest member participation rate of the 5 local chapters that co-sponsored the event. Our VP of Communications Matt Lowy served as one of the team leads in the PMO, and we greatly appreciate his great representation of the chapter.

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As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMP Handbook found on

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