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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.

Stakeholder Management, Categorization and Communication: The Keys to Successful Projects with Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
ATRF, Auditorium


On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 the CPAD PMO is sponsoring an all-day stakeholder management course. This course will prove to those attending why the PMBOK®, the world standard for project management, has added its first new Knowledge Area in many years (Project Stakeholder Management). This new Knowledge Area process documents how to analyze the current and desired levels of stakeholder engagement and highlights the fact that levels of stakeholder engagement may change according to the project situation and timeframe. In addition to the levels of stakeholder engagement, this new process also identifies the interrelations between stakeholders, including a process that ensures comprehensive identification and listing of new stakeholders, reassessment of current stakeholders and removal of stakeholders no longer involved in the project.

This course will hit on all of these new hot buttons! The project execution environment is a communications mine field and for projects to be successful all participants must learn to weave their way through the myriad challenges posed by dozens of project stakeholders. Stakeholders come in all shapes and sizes. Some are obvious and easily recognized, others are not! This course will teach you how to identify all of the stakeholders, classify them according to the respective stakes and, most importantly, prepare a tailored project communication plan that provides timely and focused project information to the appropriate stakeholders. This new approach will lead to significant improvements in stakeholder communications and result in needed improvement in managing stakeholder expectations.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course attendees will be able to:

• Identify specific project stakeholders based on "stake" and "power type"
• Classify project stakeholders into one of three specific categories
• Evaluate stakeholder expectations-determine "What's in it for them?"
• Use a special Stakeholder Identification template to facilitate stakeholder analysis
• Develop a comprehensive stakeholder communication plan as an aid to managing stakeholder expectations
• Capitalize on stakeholder alignment and the synergy of integrated, cross-functional communications
• Overcome problems traditionally associated with failed Stakeholder communication/management
• Recognize the impact (positive and/or negative) stakeholders can have on the project – assess impact from many angles/perspectives
• Transition Lessons Learned through stakeholder communication to the benefit of future projects

Seating is limited to 30. Please email your interest in attending this seminar to Teresa Stitely at teresa.stitely@nih.gov no later than Monday, April 14, 2014.

Unstick Your Projects: Leadership Principles & Project Management

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
ATRF, Auditorium


On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 the CPAD PMO is sponsoring an all-day project management workshop presented by Leadership Techniques, LLC.

This workshop is designed to address common challenges and issues facing group leaders, managers, and supervisors. We will discuss project management and leadership techniques that will prepare individuals to prepare, track, and report the metrics needed to make sound business decisions. You will learn how to prepare meaningful schedules and be equipped with the tools and skills to provide accurate and timely budget and resource information.

Only by knowing the real-time status of your project can you make fast and effective resource allocation decisions! We will show you how to facilitate efficient and effective meetings and to create an environment that encourages motivation and open communication. Finally, we will address issues and challenges as requested. Simply provide your particular concerns when registering to Teresa Stitely and she will ensure that topic is included in this one day workshop.

The agenda for the day includes the following.

• PMI and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
• Time Management
• Prioritization and Management of the Project Constraints
• Introducing YOU…the PM Superstar!

• Critical Path Method
• Resources and Constraints
• Contingency

• Estimating & Budget Preparation
• Tracking and Reporting
• Earned Value Analysis

• Motivation
• Leading by Example
• Leadership vs. Management
• Conflict Resolution

Communication (Client-Focused)
• Working with Clients
• Negotiation Skills

Communication (Project-Focused)
• Efficient Communications in the Team Environment
• Project Meetings
• Brainstorming
• Keeping Meetings on Track

Seating is limited to 30. Please email your interest in attending this seminar to Teresa Stitely at teresa.stitely@nih.gov no later than Friday, May 23, 2014.

PM Calendar: Local PMI Chapter Meetings

Quote of the Day

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 Marty Sklavos of the HPV Immunology Lab and Braulio Cabral of CBIIT for earning their PMP certifications!