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7:30 - 8:30 Check-in

Sarah Maxwell

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8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast Keynote (Survey)

The Evolving Role of Project Managers and PMI

The world is changing, and projects are more important than ever. Project managers are being asked to support and lead their organizations through times of immense change, people without project knowledge are being asked to lead projects, and organizations are becoming more socially responsible. How do we build the plane while flying it?

The Project Management Institute saw the need to evolve back in 2017, and has been working behind the scenes to become the PMI that people who run projects need it to be. Come learn why we’ve changed, where we’re going, and how we will continue to be the source for project managers of the future.

Strategic & Business (1 PDU)

Derek Beck

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9:45 - 10:45 Morning Session 2A (Survey)

Overview and Benefits of Disciplined Agile

In this presentation, we will answer some of the most common questions related to Disciplined Agile:

What is it?

How is it different from SAFe?

How is it different from the PMI -ACP certification?

How does it benefit the practice of project management?

Technical Track (1 PDU)

Rex Holmlin

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9:45 - 10:45 Morning Session 2C (Survey)

A3 Project Management

Developed by the Toyota Motor Company, A3 project management reduces key aspects of any project to one 11 x 17 piece of paper. The A3 is at the heart of Toyota’s continuous improvement approach and provides a method for everyone in an organization to become a problem solver. A3 project management is particularly useful for process improvement projects or for someone managing a number of smaller projects. It is equally helpful for the manager responsible for a team of people that each have multiple smaller projects. Attendees will learn both the format and procedure for developing an A3 report. You will be able to put this tool to work in your organization immediately.

Technical Track (1 PDU)

Dr. Cynthia J. Young

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9:45 - 12:00 Morning Workshop (Survey)

Upping Your Communication Management Game Using Human-Centric Knowledge Management

In this workshop, participants will explore methods of human-centric knowledge management to create a communication plan that will improve project communication with their teams, their organizations, and their customers.

Technical Track (2 PDUs)

Bob Pizzini

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9:45 - 12:00 iFly Excursion (2 hours) (Survey)

What Today's Workforce Values Most

This presentation examines the six factors that matter most to today’s mainly millennial workforce and how leaders can successfully hire and retain talent in a workforce that plans on changing jobs every 2 years or so.

Leadership Track (2 PDUs)

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11:00 - 12:00 Connect Strategy to Outcomes - A Game-changing End-to-Strategy Execution Framework for your Organization and PMO


Morten Sorensen

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Get invaluable insight to the complete End-to-End Strategy Execution Framework and see how you can provide visibility and establish clear linkage between business strategy, goals, execution, and related outcomes. Connecting these 5 critical processes is a game-changing opportunity for your PMO and organization.

We will review the most critical and often overlooked areas in Strategy Execution and show exactly how we can decompose high-level strategic goals into investment goals, measurable scope, project benefits and portfolio components that we can address and execute.

Specifically, we will address the following critical areas: Goal Setting, Portfolio Planning, Execution Constraints/Capacity, Benefit Realization Management Methods, Organizational Change Management, Portfolio Governance.

We will walk through each element carefully and through examples discuss how PMOs can expand into valuable areas in the needed End-to-End process.

Strategic and Business Track (1PDU)

Ryan Haag

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11:00 - 12:00 Morning Session 2A (Survey)

Flame Sprays and Mole Whacking: Effective Project Communication in Today’s Ever-changing World

Communication has always been challenging. Technological advances have made communicating easier, but has only served to cover over the larger problem of not planning communication.

During this presentation, Ryan will discuss the science behind communication channels, why organizations should plan communications, and how to mentor staff members to increase their communication skills.

Strategic & Business Track (1 PDU)

Sean Heritage

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12:15 - 1:45 Lunch Keynote (Survey)

Inspiring Change From Within

Project Management is changing as a profession. The Project Management Institute is changing as an organization. How might Project Managers inspire organizational, behavioral, and cultural change from within their team?

Leadership Track (1 PDU)

Dr. Heather Williamson

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2:00 - 3:00 Afternoon Session 2B (Survey)

Magnetic Trust: How Project Managers Get Extraordinary Results During The Delivery Process

Magnetic Trust: How Project Managers Get Extraordinary Results During The Delivery Process. When project managers need to manage a change process, having trust of the team members is key to achieve project success. Dr. Heather Williamson shows the positive impact of what can happen when team members trust their project managers, such as improvement in speed, cost, quality, innovation, team effectiveness and competitiveness. She also shares the negative behaviors (what NOT to do) that breakdown team trust and leads to increased time to market, damaged client relationships, higher project costs and ineffective communication. These 8 simple Trust building strategies are key to both project and business success.

Leadership Track (1PDU)

Jennifer Fowler

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2:00 - 3:00 Afternoon Session 2A (Survey)

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

Put your mask on before helping others (like you are on an airplane) 😊:

Have you PERSONALLY taken any behavior assessments to better understand YOURSELF? Great tools in this area are: Myers Briggs, DiSC Profile, Gallup’s StrengthsFinders (CliftonStrengths)… and many more. YOU are the best investment that you have! I strongly encourage you to take the time to study not only the way you perceive yourself… but, how others perceive you. And, take inventory of your verifiable behavior strengths… along with the behavior opportunities you may have. Leaders come in all forms. And, for some - it’s very natural to regularly recognize other people. Whereas others (and this is not a bad thing) – it’s not necessarily natural to provide recognition. What we do in the Project Management field – in short – we drive change! How do you effectively communicate change and lead teams? One size does not fit all. Let’s explore ways to use simple techniques to better influence teams in every organization to reach awesome outcomes!

Leadership Track (1 PDU)

Wes Burwell

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2:00 - 3:00 Afternoon Session 2C (Survey)

Job Hunting - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Strategic & Business Track (1 PDU)

Cindy Lewis

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2:00 - 4:15 Afternoon Workshop (Survey)

Project Manager, Microsoft Tools, And Their Uses

Microsoft continues to add solutions to their 365 offering which focus on productivity, collaboration, task management, and project management. These solutions are available to government, military, and business subscribers. Given how busy project managers are, you don’t have time to discover what is new. This session is designed to give you a “jump start” into the top Microsoft 365 solutions including those targeted for project management. If you are looking for tips to be more effective, automate work, and be able to design your own solutions, this session is for you. Some of the solutions that will be covered include Power Automate, Project Online, Project for the Web, Planner, Power Apps, PowerPoint, Teams, Power BI, and more. Be ready to watch and learn from our presenter, Cindy Lewis, who spends everyday with these solutions. As an added benefit, this session will provide time for the audience to share their own experiences.

TBD Track (2 PDUs)

Maxwell Owolade


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3:15 - 4:15 Afternoon Session 2A (Survey)

Artificial Intelligence – How Project Management will Drive Machine Learning Enterprise-wide Integration

In recent times, Artificial Intelligence, popularly referred to as AI, has become part of daily conversation among business leaders. Huge capital is currently being invested and plan to implement is currently in the pipeline. The question is clear; the current project managers will be responsible to implement this technology enterprise-wide. How prepared are the current IT PM’s and how can they help play the usual role of the change agent. This presentation will shed light on basic concepts around artificial intelligence and focuses on machine learning and provide guidance on how every project manager should be ready to lead the implementation.

Technical Track (1 PDU)

Michael Simone

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3:15 - 4:15 Afternoon Session 2B (Survey)

What is Your Dream?

The story of a Changemaker - turning ideas into reality. From the humble beginnings of asking a stranger a simple question of "What is Your Dream?" to building an organization that brings life-changing necessities to villages in Togo, West Africa.

Leadership Track (1 PDU)

Mike Price

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3:15 - 4:15 Afternoon Session 2C (Survey)

Evolving The Value Proposition of PMO

Sentara health has been rapidly growing over the past 5 years. To support this growth more rigor around ensuring resources are linked directly to organizational strategy has been necessary. From creating a centralized IT project management office, to now resource planning aligned to a long range financial forecast, Sentara IT is able to more effectively support exponential organization growth.

Strategic & Business Track (1 PDU)

4:15 - 6:00 Reception

Networking and Closing Reception

Summary of a Changemaker; Chapter Business; Networking

Strategic & Business (2 PDUs)

Serving Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktails