Project Management Chicago Chapter Hosts “Managing Difficult Projects & People Workshop” on June 10

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Since 1969, about 70% of IT projects have failed. Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP, a 25-year international project manager and history-making 128-time marathoner, shows simple, no cost techniques to reverse this trend.

CHICAGOMay 18, 2016PRLogDate: Friday, June 10, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: University of Phoenix – Chicago Campus 203 N LaSalle St, Room 1342, Chicago, IL 60601

To register, visit

http://pmi-chicagoland.org/ meetinginfo.php? id=319&ts=1459…

The first five paid attendees will receive a copy of Anthony’s latest 208-page book, Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success (second edition).

New to managing projects? Need new techniques to motivate your team? Want to get some practical knowledge quickly? Interested in techniques you can put to work Monday morning? Looking for proven techniques to make your methodology work?

Whatever your situation, this is the event for you! He shows you how his teams implemented a $ 12 million international project for ONLY $ 2.6 million and a 27-month project in ONLY 9 months!!!

When was the last time that you worked on a project under perfect conditions? That’s to say, there were no constraints, such as

– Resources (Human, Material, and Money/Budget)
– Time
– Scope

All of the unlimited resources were available at your beckoned call. You had more monetary resources (budget) than you could spend. You had so many people (human resources) clambering to get on the project that you had to turn people away. And all of your materials, such as software and hardware, arrived on time, was installed without any problems, and was ready to run out of the box. There were no delivery dates or deadlines. And the project scope/requirements never changed because scope creep never occurred. Or you were able to change the deadline to correspond with scope changes.

Chances are great, that you worked on projects that went through the “perfect storm.” You faced the quagmire of a mutinous crew, an unmovable deadline, and a movable scope. Sometimes, our ship capsized during the storm (i.e., the project was abandoned). Other times, we sailed through the storm and survived (i.e., the project was in trouble, but we recovered and it was successful). And we even sailed around the storm and had the perfect project.

We examined what happened, why, and how we could prevent it. This included learning how to

– Address budget and schedule problems
– Gain control over and stop project creep
– Manage problem resources (i.e., vendors, contractors, and employees)
– Identify and cost justify project risks and contingencies
– Manage the stakeholder anxiety and expectations
– Keep the staff motivated during the project

During this seminar, you’ll learn the tips on how to regain control of wayward projects and how to prevent problems from occurring.

Workshop Comments

• Instructor gave real world examples and possible solutions. I’m taking back solutions I can use right away.
• Held my attention for seven hours. Good job! Great humor.
• The discussion around flanking was the most helpful immediate take away.
• Liked ideas on how to educate executives and project team members about project management. Very innovative.
• Very useful material presented in an organized manner.
• Very relevant. Good with real-world solutions.
• Extensive subject matter was very beneficial. Great presentation materials to drive home topics.
• Enjoyed discussions about narcissism and dealing with victims.
• He’s obviously very experienced & provided many excellent examples for the points the seminar makes.
• This could easily be a two-day seminar.
• The topics were relevant to the work I do today.

Instructor’s Bio – www.Reed-CPA.com

He has spoken at over 120 national and international business, leadership, supply chain planning, project management, accounting, and IT conferences. He has five books and over fifty articles published. The articles have appeared in ComputerWorld, Datamation, Career Focus, and Runner’s World magazines. His latest 208-page book (second edition), Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success, focuses on individual and team building.

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