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International Project Management Day [Toronto, Nov. 1, 2018]

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North York Memorial Community Hall

5110 Yonge St.

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Toronto, ON M2N 5V7

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This 1-day mini-conference takes place on the first Thursday of November each year. It is just one way that Procept and the other sponsors give back to the PM community in gratitude for helping to make Procept a success. And, yes, you can earn up to 6 PDUs, CEUs and other professional recertification credits for attending!

(3.5 Leadership, 1 Technical, 1.5 strategy)

AGENDA
8:15 - 9:00am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15am
Welcome & President’s Message – Kevin Aguanno

9:15 -10:15am
Start with Success! – Reg Scotland
1 PDU: Technical
In the Project Initiation Phase, perils and pitfalls can lead to downstream difficulties as a project progresses. Learn how to avoid these and how effective Initiation can set up your project for overall success. Initiation is an opportunity to confirm a project is ready to move forward, including: Ensuring that the Business Case is still valid; identifying the sponsors, both formal and informal; confirming the project manager’s roles and responsibilities; identifying and engaging stakeholders; obtaining approval of the Project Charter.

10:15 - 10:25am
Break & Networking

10:25 - 10:45am
PM Paper Competition Group #1

10:45 - 11:45am
Setting the Ground Work: Working in and Leading a Virtual Team – Deborah Fletcher
1 PDU: Leadership
Virtual teams are no longer individuals living in remote areas. Virtual teams can be those in the building next door or even the office across the hallway. Making and managing the transition from traditional models of organizational operations to a virtual environment requires a strong foundation of trust, communication, and camaraderie; all capabilities this session will teach you. Participants in this workshop will learn how to communicate effectively within a virtual team setting and build a cohesive team that best facilitates communication and collaboration among virtual team members.

11:45 - 12:00pm
Break & Networking

12:00 - 12:20pm
PM Paper Competition Student Presentation Group #2

12:20 - 1:00pm
Lunch (included!) & Networking

1:00 - 2:00pm
Everything I Learned About Leadership is From Volunteering – Peter Monkhouse
1 PDU: Leadership
How do you become a good leader? PMI has recognized leadership as one of the three dimensions of the project management talent triangle, and PMI’s research is showing leadership skills are important for project success. Certainly, there are tools and techniques that you can learn in classes that help develop your leadership skills, but nothing beats being able to practice the skills. In this session, Peter will share his thoughts, based on over 25 years of volunteering, on key leadership skills that you can develop through volunteering and how you can transfer these skills to your professional career.

2:00 - 2:15pm
Break & Networking

2:15 - 3:15pm
Why are PMO’s Failing? – David Donaldson
1 PDU: Strategy
25% of PMOs fail in their first year. This rate of failure continues in years two and three, leaving 75% of PMOs closed after just three years (Duddy & Perry, 2010). Too often, PMOs focus on process, defining success as on-time and on-budget. By so doing, they become regulators, enforcing strict methodologies and reporting, a tactic that continues to prove itself ineffective. If we want to improve our track record, we need to shift our focus to providing value. When a project is delivered on time, on budget and to spec, but the resulting product or process is not embraced by its users, the project has failed to deliver value. This interactive session will look at Change Management strategies that can be employed, at both the PMO and PM levels, to help ensure that value is delivered and projects are successful.

3:15 - 3:40pm
PM Paper Competition Group #3
2 PDU's: 1.5 Leadership, 0.5 Strategy

3:40 - 3:45pm

Break & Networking

3:45 - 4:00pm
Awards & Wrap-up

SPONSORSInternational PM Day Sponsors

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