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Location: Normandie Farm Restaurant, Potomac MD
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Showcase Topic: Leading with Authenticity

Presentation Synopsis: Leading with Authenticity provides a high-level Introduction and Overview of what it means to lead with a deep sense of purpose and the highest integrity. The audience will gain an understanding of the differences between leading and leading with authenticity. Dr. Lee will discuss what it took to lead successfully 10 years ago and what is required today--people in today's organizations want their leaders to be authentic and seldom give their loyalty to those who are not. Dr. Lee will challenge participants to review their past experiences with leading in order to learn from them. Authentic leaders are needed to run today's organizations...leaders who create healthy organizations that last for generations and attract the very best people.

Presenter: Dr. Clara B. Lee (DM, PMP, CPC)

Dr. Clara B. Lee is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience supporting multimillion-dollar programs. Her background includes managing 50+ member teams in support of Department of Defense (DoD), federal civilian, and non-profit initiatives. Dr. Lee is a subject matter expert on leadership strategies and has presented to the PMIWDC chapter as well as to corporations and local government groups

Discussion will begin at 5:30pm preceding the monthly PMI dinner program and last about 45-50 minutes. We will meet in the patio room at Normandie Farm (look for signs on the way in)

Please grab a refreshing drink from the bar and join the discussion!

(0.75 PDU - Leadership provided for verified attendance)
Date: 10/03/2018 05:30 PM
Location: Normandie Farm Restaurant, Potomac MD
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Topic: DIY Risk Management: Practical Tools to Use When There is No Risk Expert on the Team

Presenters: Ms. Mary Kay Pedigo, PMP, CPA, PMI-RMP, SSGB, CTT+
Presenter Website: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/bits/pmp_certification.html

Presenter Bio: Mary Kay has practiced project management as an employee or consultant for more than 20 years at various organizations: Comsat, Montgomery College, DISA (DoD), Montgomery County
Government, Prudential Mortgage, NIST, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others. She founded NetMasters, Inc. in 1993, expanded it, and then sold the project management and computer services business. She learned that risk management is crucial in starting or expanding businesses and in projects. She credits risk management and financial expertise with her successes in business and project management.

Eight years ago, she helped to start the Montgomery College School of Project Management and continues to develop and teach courses there, including the newly released PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® prep course. Although Mary Kay no longer leads projects from cradle-to-grave, she continues to consult on projects, in areas of risk, finance, and stakeholder management. Mary Kay has volunteered with the Silver Spring chapter of PMI® (PMI-SSC), Project Management Day of Service (PMDOS), and supports the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF). A little-known fact is that she
worked with Chapter VP of Education Dr. Scott Chen to establish a relationship with The Montgomery College School of Project Management, to host the recent symposium (with the one thing members love to hear... free parking!!).

Presentation Abstract: It can be difficult to persuade executives to invest time and money in risk management. They may think that being “ready for anything” is cheaper and sounds more “cutting-edge” and “responsive”. No one wants to waste money and possibly delay or terminate the project by identifying and planning for threats. Consider this: “There is a way to quantitatively prove the value ($$) of project management, and risk management in particular!”. You will learn to prove that using the Risk Register Template provided.

What if you could spend a small amount of time with the right people, to eliminate or significantly
decrease threats to the project? Even an hour two of risk management can significantly improve the
chances of completing on time and within budget. If you could avoid the two or three most costly problems on your project, would that be worth an hour or two of risk planning?

The best way to demonstrate the value of risk management is to reach back into the organization’s
history and discuss one or two big failures that could have been handled much better with planning.
Reminding stakeholders of one or two epic project failures from historical records (OPA) hits them where they live. Explain how a little risk management and response planning could have saved those projects. Project managers even have an acronym for it: “WIIFM” (What’s In It For Me)! It is the best way I know to reach an audience and facilitate change.

You will receive the template for a simple, yet fully functional Project Risk Register, and a hands- on tutorial on how to use it.

Location: Normandie Farm Potomac MD
Our Meeting agenda is as follows:

5:15 to 6:30 PM Informal Social/Networking - A cash bar will be available ; Complimentary Project Showcase (Separate Registration is recommended)
6:30 to 7:45 PM Dinner
7:45 to 8:00 PM Announcements and Introductions
8:00 to 9:00 PM Presentation by Ms. Pedigo

MENU
1 - Chicken Piccata with Capers, Citrus Drizzle
2 - Capelini d' Angelo with Roasted Vegetables & Garlic, Virgin Olive Oil
3 - Escalope of Veal w/Wild Mushrooms, Madeira Drizzle
4 – Special Request

Dinner also includes:
Cream of Potato and Leek Soup
Green Beans and Rice (for entrees 1 and 3)
Hot Lava Brownie with Pistachio Gelato for dessert

NOTICE: The cost for dinner is $30 for PMI Montgomery County, MD Chapter members and $40 for non-members & guests. The cost of the dinner will be the same regardless if you pay in advance online or in person at the door.

Please make your online reservation no later than 5:00 PM Sunday , September 30th, 2018 as the registration system will be taken offline at that point in order to prepare for the 10/3/18 meeting.
Date: 10/03/2018 06:30 PM
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring MD
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7 PDUs (Talent Triangle Breakdown: 3 Strategy, 2 Leadership and 2 Technical)

4 featured Speakers and 2 breakout sessions throughout the Whole Day#1 Program

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

7:00 AM: Volunteer Call to action - Setup
8:00 AM: Registration open (Complimentary Breakfast)
8:30 AM: Welcome [M]
a. Charlie Geis, Chapter President; David Dise, Director, DGS, Scott Chen, VP Education, Kassa Seyoum, VP Programs
b. Remarks from representatives for CMUC, CUA, Montgomery College
c. Remarks on 15 Year PMIMC Celebration and Project Management profession
8:40-9:00 AM: David Dise, Montgomery County Executive (“Smart Growth Strategic Plan Implementation”) [M]
9:00-10:00 AM: Speaker: Dr. Ken O'Connell "Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a Pavement Management System"
10:00 - 10:15 AM: Break
10:15 - 11:05 AM: Leadership Techniques "How 3D Printing Enables Agility in Multi-Functional Projects"
11:05 - 12:00 PM: Breakout Session #1
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch (Complimentary)
1:00-2:30 PM: Speaker: Lee Lambert "Tools a Successful PM Can and Should Use: No Theory – Just Facts "
2:30 - 3:30 PM: Breakout Session #2
3:30 PM: Speaker: Scott Payne, "PMBoK V6"
4:15 - 4:30 PM: Brief closing announcements
**SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 14th , NLT 5 PM, or earlier if SOLD OUT (max capacity: 400 attendees)

Free for PMI-MC Chapter members; $150 for non-members and guests

*Complimentary Breakfast (including coffee service) and Lunch will be provided*

Date: 10/17/2018 08:00 AM
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring MD
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7 PDUs (Talent Triangle Breakdown: 3 Strategy, 2 Leadership and 2 Technical)

4 featured Speakers and 2 breakout sessions throughout the Whole Day#2 Program

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

7:00 AM: Volunteer Call to action - Setup
8:00 AM: Registration open (complimentary light breakfast)
8:30 AM: Welcome
a. Charlie Geis, Chapter President
b. David Dise, Director, DGS
c. Scott Chen, VP Education, Kassa Seyoum, VP Programs
8:35-9:00 AM: Tim Gilday, General Dynamics IT (“Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology”)
9:00-10:00 AM: Speaker: Dr. Michael Wolfson "Tolerating Risk: A Federal Research Grant Perspective"
10:00 - 10:15 AM: Break
10:15 - 11:05 AM: Catholic University "Analytics based project cost estimating processes and techniques "
11:05 - 12:00 PM: Breakout Session #1
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch (Complimentary)
1:00-2:30 PM: Speaker: Dr. Josef Martens
2:30 - 3:30 PM: Breakout Session #2
3:30 PM: Speaker: Joe Launi, "PMBoK V6"
4:15 - 4:30 PM: Brief closing announcements
**SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 14th , NLT 5 PM, or earlier if SOLD OUT (max capacity: 400 attendees)

Free for PMI-MC Chapter members; $150 for non-members and guests

*Complimentary Breakfast (including coffee service) and Lunch will be provided*

Date: 10/18/2018 08:00 AM

  

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