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Project Management Tools Conference 2009

  1. 1. Project Management Institute ® Delaware Valley Chapter Building professionalism in project management.™ Sixth Annual Project Management Tools Conference 2009 Presented by The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute Lead Sponsor November 7, 2009 Clarion Park Ridge Conference Center Conference Guide
  2. 2. Project Management Tools Conference 2009 Welcome The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute welcomes you to a tour of the latest tools and approaches for project management. The Chapter is an advocate for project management excellence and the profession promoting lifelong learning in the field. The Delaware Valley Chapter supports the largest community of project management practitioners, trainers, organizations, consultants, and educators in our region. Enjoy the Conference! We look forward to meeting you and hearing your feedback. Daniel P. Bharadwaj, MBA, PMP Steven E. Young, PMP Chapter Board Sponsor Conference Chairperson For more information visit the PMI-DVC web site at Page 3 / Schedule 4 / Conference Floor Layout 5 / Lead Sponsor—Keller Graduate School of Management 6 – 8 / Speakers Program 6 / Andy Crowe 7 / Lisa DiTullio Guide 8 / Lois Zells 9 – 16 / Panel Discussions & Breakout Sessions Contents 9 / Social Media 10 / Agile Project Management & SCRUM 11 / Ten Ways My Hobby Made me a Better Project Manager 11 / Using Mind Maps to Prepare for the PMP Exam 12 / IP System 3 – Web Based Resource Management & Primavera 13 / CV Projects – Lessons Learned 14 / Program Management Tied to Project Stage Gate Processes 14 / An Introduction to SharePoint & Project Management 15 / Best Practices & PMBoK Updates 15 / PMBoK Guide, Standards, & More 16 / Project Widgets – MS Project 2010 17 – 18 / Seminar Day Training Partners 17 / Global Knowledge 18 / Penn State University 2 19 / PMI Delaware Valley Chapter 19 / PDU Information
  3. 3. Conference Schedule 8:00 AM Registration Today’s conference includes three speakers, 8:30 Andy Crowe three breakout sessions and Alpha Project Manager lunch. Keynote Speaker Each speaker will present in Main Ballroom the Valley Forge Ballroom for all conference 9:30 Break attendees. Attendees should select 9:45 three of the breakout Breakout Session 1 presentations to attend, each is approximately 60 minutes and presented fully at every session time slot. 10:45 Break Attendees may select any breakout presentation. 11:00 Seating is on a first come, Breakout Session 2 first serve basis. We ask that you minimize moving between vendors 12:00 Noon Lunch while presentations are in Main Ballroom progress. Lisa DiTullio Lunch: At Noon, please Lessons Learned: return to the main ballroom We Won’t Be Fooled Again promptly so that the program can continue. Lunchtime Speaker Main Ballroom Panel Discussions 1:45 Social Media Discussion Breakout Session 3 Conducted only during Breakout Session 1 2:45 Break Agile/SCRUM Discussion Conducted only during 3:00 Lois Zells Breakout Session 2 Pitfalls of Iterative Development Closing Speaker Main Ballroom 4:00 PM Conference Concludes 3
  4. 4. Conference Floor Layout PMI PMBoK Guide, Standards, & More Fourth Floor Montgomery Women IP System 3: Speakers SharePoint & CV Projects: Web Based Resource Valley Forge Project Mgmt. Lessons Learned Mgmt & Primavera Phones Ballroom Men 9 5 3 1 Elevators Concierge monitors Phones Women Stairs 8 7 6 4 2 Independence Men Freedom Ballroom II & III My Hobby & MS Project & Mind Mapping & Becoming a Preview of 2010 PMP Exam Better Proj. Mgr. Panel Discussions 9:45AM Social Media 11:00AM Agile/SCRUM Best Practices & Prog. Mgmt Tied to PMBoK Updates Project Stage Gate Processes Thank You to Associated Printing & Graphics for always meeting our printing and production needs — . Thank You to for always creating great logo items for the conference from padfolios and water bottles to shirts and duffle bags. 4
  5. 5. Keller has now received PMI GAC Accreditation for FOUR unique degree programs. KELLER HAS THE RIGHT PMmix: Your Professional Edge in Project Management MBA: Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Project Management DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management MPM: Master of Project Management degree is a longstanding leader in graduate project management education. Supporting this level of commitment to MISM: Master of Information Systems Management degree educational excellence, PMI®’s Global Accreditation Center with a concentration in Project Management has recently awarded international accreditation to four MNCM: Master of Network & Communications Management Keller graduate and two DeVry University undergraduate degree with a concentration in Project Management degree programs. GCPM: Graduate Certificate in Project Management* Our high-quality degree programs, taught by accomplished, credentialed professors, emphasize real-world concepts for UNDERGRADUATE ACCREDITED DEGREES: immediate application. Add more power to your career with Project Management BSBA: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree credentials. Attend classes with unparalleled flexibility— with a concentration in Project Management onsite at one of 90+ locations, online for 24/7 learning, BSTM: Bachelor of Science in Technical Management degree or choose the right PMmix that fits. with a concentration in Project Management *Graduate Certificate in Project Management is not included in the GAC accreditation. PMI and the PMI Global Accreditation Center are registered marks of the Project Call us at Management Institute, Inc. 877.993.8833 Program availability varies by location. In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. or visit our website: © 2009 DeVry University. All rights reserved. ONSITE ONLINE ON COURSE
  6. 6. Lunchtime Speaker Lisa DiTullio Lessons Learned: We Won’t Be Fooled Again Measuring project success goes beyond hitting project end dates. It requires an honest post-mortem on the project portfolio as a whole. Assessing portfolio results allows organizations to identify what went well and what missed the mark. If done correctly, Lessons Learned prevents organizations from repeating the same mistakes over and over again. In this session, you'll learn process tips on how to effectively conduct a retrospective review, so you will never be fooled again. The two key areas of focus to be successful include answering a set of questions: 1. Did we launch the "right" set of projects? Did the project best support our goals? Did we meet our business outcomes? How does this information help inform us for next year's planning? 2. Did we manage projects "right"? Did we manage each project successfully? Did projects end on time? Can we improve in our project management practices to manage project more efficiently? About Lisa DiTullio Lisa's a leading force in project and business management. She is the principal of Lisa DiTullio & Associates, LLC, a practice dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency, enabling organization to improve decision-making, instill accountability and enhance communications. She is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular blogger for the Silicon ValleyPM and ProjectConnections sites, and a contributor to PM Network Magazine. She's also the author of Simple Solutions: How "Enterprise Project Management" Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Journey from Near Collapse to #1. Her second book, Project Team Dynamics: Increased Speed, Enhanced Performance is due out early next year. Lisa is a recognized international speaker and trainer in her field. Scores of organizations — from college campuses to governmental agencies to Fortune 100 companies have gained from Lisa's insights and tell-it-like-it-is keynotes and programs. Audience members and workshop participants leave educated, engaged, and energized — armed with actionable practices for immediate success. As past director of the project management office (PMO) at Boston-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Lisa was a core member of the turnaround team for an organization that went from being placed in State-supervised receivership to being the #1 Health Plan in America on the U.S. News & World Report/ NCQA America's Best Health Plans four years in a row. 15 Lily Pond Lane I Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025 Tel: (617) 842-8037 I Fax: (339) 200-3003 I 7
  7. 7. Closing Speaker Lois Zells Pitfalls of RAD, Agile/XP, and Other Forms of Iterative Development Planning, defining, and building systems is always a challenging undertaking. Lois leverages her broad experience to discuss the many pitfalls of iterative development approaches and discusses… ♦ Best Practices in iterative development and project management ♦ Major contributors to iterative project failure and how to avoid them ♦ Is pure iterative the way to go? About Lois Zells Lois Zells is an international author, lecturer, and business consultant, specializing in software engineering consulting. She is the co-founder and past co-chair of PMI’s IS SIG, a past co-chair of the PMI General SIG Council and a PMI Woman of the Year (1993). Because of her widely-acknowledged expertise, it is not unusual for her to be called upon to serve as an expert witness in software project failure litigations. Ms. Zells is the author of, and consultant in, a number of popular management workshops on strategic planning, project management, total quality management, strategic systems planning, process maturity assessments, methodologies and techniques, business processes-engineering, and other related topics. She also wrote the best seller, Managing Software Projects, and has published many articles in the major periodicals of the industry. She is the developer of the Total Quality Management seminar series "Software Excellence Through Total Quality Management," and her most popular seminar series is the totally-integrated, three-tier learning program on software engineering project management called "Successful Projects: The Common Sense Approach." Ms. Zells is a frequent consultant to several software tools vendors and has worked with many major companies to improve their software engineering processes and project environments and to enable them to consistently and successfully complete high-quality projects. She graduated summa cum laude in data processing management from the University of Baltimore (Maryland, USA), and studied for her master’s degree in computer sciences at Johns Hopkins University. 1800 S PCH, #54; Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 316-2810 8
  8. 8. Panel Discussion Social Media Panel Discussions are only presented once. This Panel will begin at 9:45 in the Independence Ball Room across from the main Ball Room. Join local and national thought leaders for a panel discussion about leveraging Social Media as a communication and “connecting” tool for Project Managers. Hear how tools such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn should have a place in our Project Management toolkits and our careers. Moderator: Rick Alcantara — (@jerseycoach) Rick Alcantara is the award-winning founder and principal of Tara Communications LLC. He is an expert in employee communications, strategic planning, research and online communications. Rick has worked with organizations of all sizes across various industries, including: AstraZeneca, Exelon Energy, CIGNA, Subaru of America, Washington Mutual, American Airlines, Public Relations Society of America, Volunteers of America, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, John Templeton Foundation, City of Woodbury and others. He is a two-time national committee co-chair for PRSA, past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of PRSA, and is involved in many other professional organizations. Valeria Maltoni — (@conversationage) Valeria Maltoni is a professional marketer with 20 years of real-world corporate experience across a broad array of mid-to-large sized companies, 10 of which online. Hands-on work at a Fortune 500 technology company, a technology start-up, in health care, chemical manufacturing, risk management consulting, and the non-profit sector have provided her with a wealth of experience and insights. Now Valeria applies that knowledge to helping businesses understand how customers and communities have changed marketing, public relations, and communications - and how to build value in this new environment. She specializes in marketing communications, customer dialogue, and brand management. Beth Harte — (@bethharte) Beth Harte is a marketer, blogger, speaker, communicator, thinker, connector (people & dots), adjunct professor and Community Manager for MarketingProfs. Beth started her marketing and communications career many moons ago when companies barely had e-mail and websites. She experienced Web 1.0 first hand, which was followed by a mad dash towards integrated marketing communications and SEO/SEM. Beth is actively engaged in the social media conversation speaks at industry conferences and events about marketing, public relations and social media. Beth is also an adjunct professor at Immaculata University. Duncan Alney – (@firebelly) As President & Chief Social Media Strategist of Firebelly Marketing, Duncan Alney is focused on configuring Internet marketing strategies to support overall branding objectives. He leads the Firebelly “social media consulting team” to help clients build emotional relationships and build value for both brands and their constituents. Duncan has worked in the brand communications field for 17 years and has experience working in and collaborating with a variety of organizations and industries. He holds degrees from Hanover College, USA and St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, India. When he’s not running Firebelly, Duncan is an avid traveler, chaser of food experiences, photographer and film maker. His two short films have both taken top honors at the IMAX Really Big Short Film Festival and been screened at the Indianapolis International Film Festival. He’s completed 5 marathons and several triathlons. 9
  9. 9. Panel Discussion Agile Project Management with Scrum Panel Discussions are only presented once. This Panel will begin at 11:00AM in the Independence Ball Room across from the main Ball Room. This discussion will focus on the adoption of Agile with Scrum within a corporate environment. Three panelists will have ten minutes to discuss their Agile with Scrum experience for a total of 30 minutes. This will be followed by a fifteen minute panel discussion. The final fifteen minutes will be an open question and answer period. Moderator: Richard S. Kornstedt, PMP, CSM Mr. Kornstedt has been a member of PMI since 2005 and involved with the Delaware Valley chapter ever since. He first volunteered and managed the PMP Awareness event and simultaneously worked with the Tools Conference Team. The 2009 Tools Conference will be the third Tools conference he has been involved with. Richard is currently the Mid-Atlantic Regional Project Management Lead at CA, an Enterprise Software provider. His highest priority initiative at CA is evangelizing and adopting Agile Project Management with Scrum. Cathy L Nanovic, PMP Recently, Cathy filled the role of Senior Manager, Back Office Systems PMO at Music Choice, a digital content publisher for the cable TV industry. Earlier this year Music Choice undertook the conversion of their Engineering/IT development area to Agile/Scrum. Basically new to Agile and Scrum, Cathy spent the last 6 months in the trenches with the troops working out the details of implementation, tailoring it to meet Music Choice's specific needs and coaching developers and managers. She has 35 years experience in IT development and project management. Daniel J. Gullo, PMP, CSM, CSP Mr. Gullo has over twenty years of IT project management experience with more than five years of experience managing and implementing Scrum for large scale enterprises. A seasoned programmer and QA engineer, Daniel has dedicated the majority of his career to continuous process improvement, delivery of quality products and services, and overall customer satisfaction. He currently manages the Enterprise Architecture Program at Project Management Institute (PMI). Panelist: William F. Nazzaro, MSCS, CSM Mr. Nazzaro has twenty years experience successfully delivering enterprise software solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Bill has provided unparalleled services in Agile SCRUM, XP, TDD, Iterative PM, and user stories. His down to earth speaking style has brought him to numerous conferences where he has provided in-depth discussions on Agility, Iterative PM, RUP and Requirements. 10
  10. 10. Breakout Sessions 10 Ways My Hobby Made me a Better Project Manager Randy Bennett Training dollars are among the first to be cut in economic hard times. That is espe- cially true when the training covers the key ingredients to success as a project man- ager: The "Soft Skills." However, with a slight shift in your mindset, you can pull your own professional development of these key skills from the most unlikely places. Randy’s hobby is being an official at sports car races. It is about as far from the clean, air-conditioned offices we work in, but he still uncovered 10 solid reminders to boost the soft skills of project management. In this presentation he will share those lessons. A project manager for 20+ years, Randy is currently employed in the DataSafe product line of Fiserv, Inc. His experience includes a wide variety of industries – con- sumer packaged goods, financial services, pharmaceutical – with some stops along the way as an owner of a consulting firm, and serving as COO of a home ser- vices start-up. He has presented at several PMI Congresses, and is a practitioner- faculty member of the University of Phoenix Online. He holds the PMP certification and is a Certified ScrumMaster and signatory of the Agile Manifesto. Within PMI, he has worked on the original and second edition of the OPM3. He is a Registered Corporate Coach from the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. Using Mind Maps to Prepare for the PMP Exam Jim Deiner This session will present a different approach to preparing for the PMP exam. The speaker will introduce the visual tool, mind mapping, explaining how to construct maps, both manually and using one of the popular software tools. He will then walk through how he used mind maps (and other visual tools) to prepare for the PMP exam. Finally, Jim will show how mind mapping can be used to support various pro- ject management activities, including Project Dashboards, Brainstorming, Presenta- tions and general integration of various forms of information. Jim Deiner has directed and managed projects for 20 years, with experience in both IT and Research & Development. He has worked in the pharmaceutical, logis- tics and financial services industries, and supported virtually every business func- tion. Currently he is a project manager in early R&D for Centocor, Inc. Mr. Deiner holds an MBA and BS Engineering from Cornell University. He is certified a Project Management Professional, and a Six Sigma Green Belt. 11
  11. 11. simplifying Project Management S O F T WA R E S O L U T I O N S PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AVA I L A B L E S O L U T I O N S T H AT W O R K F O R Y O U R BUSINESS. P LA N N I N G A ND S CHE DULI N G Primavera P6® enables you to effectively manage and prioritize Web-based Resourse Management with We are the Oracle Primavera Authorized projects and resources across your organization. Oracle Primavera Representative in the PA, NJ and DE area R I S K A N A LY S IS Join us during one of the breakout sessions providing software sales, training and Primavera Risk Analysis® is a full life cycle cost and schedule where we will be presenting the latest releases implementation services to our customers. As risk analytics solution for Primavera and Microsoft Project. of Oracle Primavera’s project portfolio the authorized representative of Primavera in C ON T R A C T MA NA GE ME N T Primavera Contract Management® is a document management software solutions. Specifically, this region, we will help you choose a management, job cost and project controls solution that will we will be presenting on a topic important to Primavera project management solution that is increase construction project management efficiency and every project manager. The presentation right for your organization. Our goal is to speed, while reducing schedule delays and risk. entitled, Web-based Resource Management become your trusted advisor and to ensure IP System 3 has created a strategic alliance with Rutgers with Oracle Primavera, will focus on quick that your choice becomes a competitive Unversity to develop a Dual Project Management Certificate Program. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority analytics using dashboards, centralized advantage not technology liability. has recognized this alliance in a recent success story posted to resource pools, working with resource teams, their website. Unemployed professionals who've been displaced as their industries downsize can now apply for a New Jersey State Department of Labor and Workforce Development creating role teams, managing allocation, IP System 3 "dislocated worker" retraining grant to enroll in this Rutgers an oracle primavera authorized staffing resource requests and project University professional development program. Representives representative from Rutgers University will be available to answer your workspaces. questions. 200 Federal Street Suite 212, Camden, New Jersey 08103 Tel 609.299.1585 Fax 609.228.1017 WWW.IPSYS-3.COM
  12. 12. What Have We Really Learned From Lessons Learned? Come to this revealing breakout session from CV Projects… Many of us don't conduct lessons learned sessions, and when we do, the document usually gets lost and others don't get to learn from your valuable experiences. Hear a discussion about challenges we all face with lessons learned, and how we might do better. Then see how you can easily organize lessons and other vital project information, for ALL projects, with a knowledge and learning system - so you truly learn from past lessons and experiences. • A humorous look at why lessons learned can a challenge • Techniques to encourage participation and solicit input • Typical methods to capture and share results • An example using CV Projects for a simple and unique approach to capture, categorize, and instantly access lessons learned plus the complete history of your project, and the entire portfolio of projects Finally a simple and affordable system to organize and manage your projects Built for YOU, the Project Manager CV Projects is an online project management • Project management best practices, system, perfect for one or a group of project based on industry standards managers. Quickly start and run your • Integrated into one Project Management projects with a portfolio, dashboard, risks, console, accessible anywhere issues, changes, lessons, performance charts, • Good for an independent project schedule import, automated status reports manager, or a small PMO just by pushing buttons, search across all • Quickly get all your projects and project projects. And, it’s affordable for anyone. managers using a common process Discount rates available for • All in an easy-to-use web-based system PMI Delaware Valley Chapter Join our breakout presentation, or stop by for a Demo and PMI-DVC Discount Codes Email: For more information or to register, visit our web site
  13. 13. Program Management tied to Project Stage Gate Approval Processes Ken Fulmer This presentation will show the integration of many concepts used to link portfolio/ program management with specific project management, and to the SDLC (software development life cycle) in a more unified approach. It will also discuss how to be flexible in using agile, packaged software and waterfall based methods for code construction to deliver project products. The premise is that the initial phases are essentially the same, and that the progressive elaboration of all require- ments, and all deliverables are based on factors such as project size, complexity, strategy. This is intended for an intermediate to advanced senior project manager to deal specifically with business projects that use information technology as part of the total business outcome management for the project. Ken Fulmer is currently the CEO and Principal consultant at Information Workplace Solutions. He is focused on solutions to Business Process and core collaboration and business intelligence projects for Financial, industrial and energy companies. Ken was previously the CTO of Sunoco where he managed technology and planning as well as the PMO. He developed the techniques presented in this session while at Sunoco and provides examples of how to handle difficult situations. He holds a bachelors degree from LaSalle University, and an MBA from Clarion University. An Introduction to SharePoint & Project Management John Senk This session will review the basics of Microsoft SharePoint, its features, and approaches for using it to manage projects of all sizes. Users without technical experience will see how to create sites and use the many SharePoint tools to address everyday project management needs such as creating document repositories, project calendars, issue logs, and memo libraries. John will share lessons learned from real-life experiences and guide attendees in planning a site and getting started. Mr. Senk has twenty five years of experience managing and directing IT development, operations, and delivering PMO services for State and Local Government, Pharmaceutical, Electric Utility, Manufacturing, and Banking industries. He focuses on Project Management (including managing significant system development efforts, setting up and maintaining Program Management Offices, and providing Project Management Training) and Quality Assurance/ Quality (including Independent Verification and Validation, establishing Standards, QA/QC Processes and Reports. He has successfully managed (delivering on time and budget – while meeting the needs of the client) dozens of mission critical systems. He has successfully provided rigorous QA/QC on critical system projects. 14
  14. 14. Best Practices & PMBoK Updates Frank R. Walker, P.Eng., PMP Frank will give a brief overview of the new PMBoK Guide and some real-life examples. New management tools are much more powerful than most people realize. Everyone can now do what only companies like NASA, Fluor-Daniel, and Bechtel could do on the mainframe twenty-five years ago. These new tools and litigation changed the contracting process dramatically. Owners and consultants can now use such methods as fast track PM and multiple primes to align contractor and owner goals and to complete projects much faster than ever before. Now we are managing portfolios of projects rather than large single projects. The most suc- cessful companies are sorting their projects into multiple Tiers and using Total Float to bor- row resources from Tier 3 projects to keep Tier 1 projects on schedule. Resource leveling at the Portfolio level, “managing by exception” just the activities that are close to critical and behind schedule and new risk management techniques have raised the bar once again. Frank is president of TWG Project Management, LLC. TWG supports clients through all stages of the program or project life cycle. He has worked for 40 years on many unique and chal- lenging projects worldwide for many different industries and public agencies. He is adept in all the aspects of project management. Specialties include, team planning, fast-track pro- ject management, management by exception using earned value, litigation avoidance and mediation. He also helps implement PM Offices. His seminars on PM, PMP certification & PM software are in demand, worldwide. He has given classes to more than 9,000 people. Frank has lived long-term in Sydney, Vancouver, BC, Turkey (where he was found equal to a donkey by a Turkish magistrate), Seattle, and Dallas. He currently lives in Washington Crossing, PA. He is proud to have PMP Certificate # 289 which he earned in 1989. PMBoK Guide, Standards, & More Kristin Vitello, CAPM, PMI's Standards Project Specialist for the PMBOK® Guide. Fourth Edition and Elaine Lazar, MA, MA, AStd., Standards Project Specialist, will be presenting a high level overview of the changes to the PMBOK® Guide, Fourth Edition. Standards currently in print and under development will also be highlighted. There will be an opportunity to have your questions answered on the subjects like volunteering for PMI, earning PDUs, the exposure draft process followed by all PMI Standards, and more! Some topics include: ♦ PMI Foundational Standards ♦ Harmonization of PMI's Foundational Standards ♦ Top 10 changes from the Third Edition to the Fourth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide ♦ Chapter by Chapter Overview ♦ PMI published translations Kristin can be reached at PMI's Global Operations Center at 15
  15. 15. Exclusive Microsoft Project 2010 preview today! Ira Brown, the founder and president of • The ability to synchronize your project with a Project Widgets and a recognized Microsoft SharePoint task list Project expert, will be providing a “first look” • Top down summary tasks and manually today at Microsoft Project 2010. There are scheduled tasks many exciting new features and innovations in • A Timeline view that displays selected phases, this product, scheduled to become available tasks, or milestones on a visual timeline sometime during the first half of 2010. Today’s breakout sessions will demonstrate many of • The Team Planner, a visual resource these new features, including: assignment planning tool that allows you to view and manipulate assignments through a • The new “ribbon” style menu interface, first drag & drop interface introduced by Microsoft in Office 2007 Don’t miss these exciting and informative breakout sessions! If you can imagine it, we can build it! Project Widgets, among the leading experts in Microsoft Project and Project Server, provides the consulting, training, and customization services you need to ensure a successful Microsoft Project implementation for your organization. Project Widgets products and services can help you extend Microsoft Project through the creation of dashboards, wizards, and automated status reports. Introducing Knowledge Widgets... The best thing to happen to Microsoft Project since the Gantt Chart. Knowledge Widgets allows you to easily integrate and deploy your organization’s methodologies into Microsoft Project. As you click on a task, the Project Guide pane will automatically display the task’s methodology content, such as best practices and procedures. Knowledge Widgets adds a bottom pane to Microsoft Project to display all of the documents and templates associated with the selected task in the project. Web: Email: Corp: 302.439.3414
  16. 16. PMI ® Project Management Institute Delaware Valley Chapter Delaware Monthly Dinner Meetings The chapter holds monthly dinner meetings that include a speaker and Valley earn PDU credits. For more information visit the PMI-DVC web site at Get Involved! Welcome to the Sixth Annual PMI-DVC Project Management Tools Conference. Our chapter has been dedicated to providing an annual event for our members, educational in nature, to enhance the careers of our project managers. Volunteer teams use their own creativity to develop the venue and prepare conferences such as this one. The success of these teams inspires us, as a chapter, to produce more results by way of projects and events using volunteer teams and we now have many teams actively working on important events. As project managers, we all know the value of a strong team. As a chapter and as the Chairperson for this event, we could not have asked for a better team to develop this conference. Their dedication, creativity, and professionalism has been overwhelming and this event is the result. I thank this year’s team for their efforts and for the privilege to work with them. Several members have been participating in this event for four or more years. Don’t be surprised when we tell you that volunteering for a chapter project is very rewarding. On behalf of the team, we hope you enjoy the conference this year as we were delighted to present it to you. Also, “thank you” to the many who have continued to attend each year! Sincerely, Steven Young, Conference Chairperson PDU Registration The Project Management Tools Conference & Seminar Day 2009 is a Category 3 activity. You can receive up to 7 PDUs for attendance at all presentations on Saturday and an additional 7 PDU for attending a seminar on Friday. Log on to and look for the option to View PDUs. You must have your ID and password. Register your PDUs using Provider ID C005 (PMI-DVC) and Course PMI-DVC Project Management Tools Conference & Seminar Day 2009, ID# PMTOOL09. Enter the number of PDUs based on your participation in the conference. Keep your conference materials for audit purposes. See the conference website for additional instructions. 19
  17. 17. Welcome from the PMI-DVC Conference Team We hope you enjoy the conference. The conference team has invested a lot of time over the past months to bring this event together for the PMI-DVC members and the community. Thank you to the vendors, speakers and all who have participated and contributed to the success of the chapter’s event. Steven E. Young, PMP Dayal Nagasuru, PMP Conference Chairperson Project Manager, Serco Inc. Vice President, Mathtech, Inc. Frank S. Nestore, PMP Ellen L. Boneski Archer Partner, PPT Consulting IT Project Manager United BioSource Corporation Daniel P. Bharadwaj, MBA, PMP Chapter Board Sponsor M. JoAnn Berger, PMP Tools Conference 2009 Program Manager Avaya Professional Services Pat Brown Administrator, PMI-DVC Mary E. Edwards Oracle Applications Program Management John Klein Consulting Chief Technology Officer Klein Consulting Group, LLC Richard Kornstedt, PMP Senior Project Manager, CA Inc. William A. McKelvey, Jr. PMP Senior Manager, Federal Services Group Deloitte Consulting LLP