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International Project Management Day [Toronto, Nov. 7, 2019]

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YWCA Toronto

87 Elm Street

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This year's 9th annual 1-day mini-conference takes place on Thursday, November 7. It is just one way that our sponsors give back to the PM community. The nominal $25 cost helps to cover catering (lunch and snacks are included!). And, yes, you can earn up to 6 PDUs, CEUs and other professional recertification credits for attending! For more information visit ipmd.ca

This year's speakers include:

Organizational Agility: Using Project Teams as a Lever for Cultural Change
Presented by: Carolynne Fletcher-Wintrip

In an environment of continuous and disruptive change, people and organizations need to be more flexible and quick to adapt – in other words, “agile.” In most cases, this requires a shift in culture requiring change at both the individual and team levels. This shift towards organizational agility makes organizations more resilient, improving performance in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous marketplace. Learn what organizational agility is and how project teams can help establish this through broader cultural transformation.

If a Project is a Project, Why are Construction & IT Projects so Different?
Presented by: Michael Lemiski

Understanding the factors that differentiate project types can help prepare a project manager for success, even in unfamiliar territory. To illustrate this concept, this presentation will examine two project types (construction and IT projects) to identify some significant differences and a few similarities and how they result in different project management challenges. Presenter Michael Lemiski shares tips and techniques he has used to manage these challenges over many different types of projects.

The Next Evolution of Project Management: Sustainability
Presented by: Peter Milsom

Though not generally well understood and appreciated in the Americas, in Europe and Asia-
Pacific sustainability is a key social, business and government focus. With 30% - 40% of the world’s GDP spent on projects, Canadians are leaving money on the table by not understanding what sustainability is and how it can be used to reduce project risks and costs and maximize the asset’s lifecycle benefits. This presentation will provide a summary of sustainability and how projects can incorporate leading practices into their change initiatives for greater stakeholder benefits.

Program Management in a Matrixed Environment
Presented by: Don Wallar

Many organizations have organized themselves under the matrix model, wherein people have multiple “bosses” for different purposes: their personal manager, a business unit lead, a project or initiative manager, a quality assurance manager, etc. With potentially conflicting directives, how does one manage a large, complex program within this environment? Join Don Wallar in this interactive session as he discusses a practical approach to establishing and managing project teams in the various types of matrix environments and how enterprise project management software tools help solve some common matrix environment issues.


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