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Project Management at the Frederick National Lab

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s Project Management Office (PMO) resides within the Contract Planning, Administration, & Operations Directorate. The PMO maintains and implements state-of-the-art tools, templates, standards, processes, procedures, and FNL-wide training programs that include pharmaceutical and biotech industry best practices for managing projects.

Delivering Bad News in a Good Way

with Lee R. Lambert
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
8:30am - 4:30pm
ATRF Auditorium
8 PDUs

Join Lee to begin to understand the tools and techniques we use to convert mountains of project management data into useful information. This program emphasizes the preparation and delivery of the vital decision support information. Methods for developing and presenting the KEY outputs generated by using sound project management concepts to the organizational decision maker will be focus.

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Attendees will learn approaches and techniques for developing and presenting information in a way that the decision maker thoroughly understands what is being communicated and comprehends why it is important that the decisions are based upon the truth being provided by the PM process and the PM professional. After all, it is what it is!

The information coming out of the PM process is clearly valuable. The ability to determine what it says and to communicate it in an easy to understand, yet comprehensive, way to the decision maker is PRICELESS!

- Introduction
- Reviewing Data Types
- Converting PM Data to Information
- Identifying the most Vital Information
- Creating Graphical Story Boards
- Predicting the Future—Based on the Past
- Preparing a Useful Variance Analysis Report
- Incorporating the Dashboard Concept
- Recognizing that NO decision is a decision
- Conclusion/Review

At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:
- Cut through the “crap” and get to the facts
- Separate Data from Decision Support Information
- Create Graphical and Column Reports that are easy to use
- Extrapolate history to articulate the reality of the future—EARLY
- Deliver All News (Good or Bad) in a Good Way
- Have a positive influence on decisions/ outcomes
- Enhance your value to the organization

Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO
Lee Lambert takes the saying; "been there, done that, got the T-shirt" to new heights in project management training, by incorporating a pragmatic perspective and a unique use of personal analogies to help bring the subject matter to life. No other Project Management educator can contend with his uncanny technical knowledge, material content and refreshing delivery - not to mention his humorous, engaging, CommonSense™ style that has mesmerized more than 40,000 students in 21 countries. Lee has been an honored and distinguished member of the project management community since 1968 and was part of the original team that formulated and implemented the PMP Certification Program. He is recognized as one of the most effective project management educators in the world.

Project Management Mechanics - The Work Breakdown Structure

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Noon – 1PM
Building 549, Conference Room B (note location)

This session will focus on building the “perfect” work package and ensuring that it minimizes rework and confusion when delegated to other parties. The session will highlight the need for consistency and the direct control that individuals have in creating a “bulletproof” WBS. For those who don’t do conventional project management, the session also focuses on how to delegate work effectively by creating discrete, achievable, goals through superior definition techniques.

Negotiation Skills and Engagement Practices

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Noon – 1PM
Building 549, Café

This session is designed to address basic negotiation skills and provide attendees with tips and techniques for effective communication during the negotiation process.

PM Calendar: Local PMI Chapter Meetings

Quote of the Day

A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.
Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

Mark Your Calendar

PMI Global Congress 2014 - North America
Phoenix, Arizona
October 26-28, 2014

More information will be posted in 2014!

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Congratulations to Evelyn Obot of the Clinical Monitoring Research Program for earning her PMP certification!