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Project Management Excellence Summit

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    • August 5–7, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Washington, DC The 2009 Improve Efficiency, Eliminate Waste and Promote Transparency You Will Learn How To: • Effectively Manage Projects On Time and Within Budget under Obama Administration Guidelines • Gain Organizational Transparency to Identify and Solve Problems Early • Implement the Latest Methodologies in Project Management • Measure and Master the Skills Needed for Project Success • Improve Processes to Keep up With Aggressive Government Timetables In Association with: Earn up to 17 PDUs www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence 1 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence ®
    • The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Agenda-at-a-Glance Who Day 1: August 5, 2009 Should Attend: 8:30 Pre-Conference Preparation Registration 9:00 WORKSHOP A: WORKSHOP B: Project Management in Government: Develop Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification and Execute an Effective Project Plan • Project Managers 12:00 Lunch Break 1:00 Workshop A Continued Workshop B Continued • Program Managers 4:00 Pre-Conference Adjourns • PMPs Day 2: August 6, 2009 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast • Portfolio Directors 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Transform your Department by using Project Management and Process Improvement Methodologies • Program Directors 10:00 Break & Refreshments TRACK A: Project Management for Results TRACK B: Process Improvement • IT Directors 10:15 Control Your Project Scope by Accurately Align Process Improvement Initiatives to Improve Defining Requirements and Transform Services • PMO Directors 11:15 Manage Multiple Projects with Fewer Resources Utilize Tools and Techniques to Optimize Your Process Improvement Deployment 12:15 Lunch Break • Team leaders 1:15 Earned Value Management (EVM) Comes Alive Implement Process Improvement and Innovative Strategies to Increase Efficiency • Project Support Staff 2:30 Break & Refreshments 2:45 Utilize Key Performance Measures to Manage your Projects • Acquisition and 4:00 Day 1 Adjourns Procurement Officials Day 3: August 7, 2009 • Anyone involved in Process 8:30 Continental Breakfast Improvement 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Create a Process Improvement and Project Management Culture in Your Office Today 10:00 Break & Refreshments TRACK A: Project Management for Results TRACK B: Process Improvement 10:15 Improve Leadership and Interpersonal Skills to Identify Project Risk That Can Impede Process Reduce Project Risk Improvement Initiatives 11:15 Manage Geographically Dispersed Teams Implement Effective Project Selection Strategies for Process Improvement Initiatives 12:15 Lunch Break 1:15 Build Project Portfolio Management Drive Process Improvement through Effective Competencies in Government Project Portfolio Management Planning 2:30 Break & Refreshments 2:45 CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Effectively Define Accurate Metrics to Measure Project Results 4:00 Day 2 Adjourns 2 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence
    • The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday August 5th, 2009 Pre-Conference Seminars are practical, supplementary application sessions which incorporate and review tools, techniques and methods presented during the event. Participants will obtain a further understanding of how to use newly acquired tools and cutting-edge strategies to improve project management and process improvement. Through group exercises and scenario- based learning, you’ll walk away with the expertise and resources needed for immediate and practical application. Enrollment space is limited, so registered today to reserve your place. 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 Workshop A: Workshop B: Project Management in Government: Develop and Lean Six Sigma Pre-Conference White Belt Certification Execute an Effective Project Plan Our one day intensive White Belt Certification program is a basic course allowing corporate executives to understand the underlying Project Management is a systematic process and must be concepts, methods and tools needed for Lean Six Sigma deployment. understood before one can effectively lead a project team. These individuals will gain a solid understanding of the Lean Six Technical competence and good intentions are not enough to Sigma methodology and how it can be applied to various projects. finish a project on time, within budget and satisfying customer Attendees will learn how to utilize the key tools and techniques requirements. Projects need to be well defined, systematically needed for a Lean Six Sigma deployment. Each attendee will be planned, diligently managed during execution and effectively required to take a 30 minute examination at the conclusion of closed out to ensure customer satisfaction and build on our existing the course to make sure they have a working knowledge of the knowledge base. information provided. After completion of the course, they will receive This workshop will help set the stage for the conference content you their Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification. will be hearing for the following two days. In addition to providing Key Learning Objectives: an overview of the step-by-step process for defining and planning a project, it will also identify numerous enterprise challenges which • Understand the history and background of Lean Six Sigma are resolved by detailed bottoms-up planning. • Evaluate the core concepts of Lean and Six Sigma Key Learning Objectives: • Maximize your understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology (focus on DMAIC – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) • Define and plan major government projects • Hear how to develop a project charter • Track and manage projects with greater accuracy • Learn how to identify non-value added steps in your processes • Define project goals and successfully complete project • Develop the skills needed to manage the culture change requirements • Understand how to use data property to effectively measures, • Remain within project scope analyze, improve and control performance • Manage and report project data and enhance performance • Evaluate Voice of the Customer (VOC) techniques • Examine the Cost of Poor Quality (CPQ) • Learn key data collection strategies • Receive basic statistics, graphical analysis and Statistical Process Control (SPC) training 12:00 Lunch Break 1:00 Workshop A & B Continue 4:00 3 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence Pre-Conference Workshops Adjourns
    • The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Day One: Thursday August 6, 2009 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Transform your Department by using Project Management and Process Improvement Methodologies In difficult economic times, organizations need to figure out how to do more with less. Government agencies are facing decreasing budgets but they are still being asked to produce more and increase quality. With increased funding on the way from the Recovery Act, in order to meet agency goals some organizations have used various process improvement techniques and successful project management practices and have experienced dramatic results. During this keynote address you will learn how to successfully begin putting into practice these various tool sets. 10:00 Break & Refreshments 10:15 Track A: Project Management for Results Track B: Process Improvement Control Project Scope by Accurately Align Process Improvement Initiatives to Improve Defining Requirements and Transform Services • Define project requirements in order to meet stakeholder needs • Integrate Process Improvement Initiatives into your overarching strategic plan • Gain critical tips for drafting a project scope statement describing project boundaries, requirements, constraints and assumptions • Develop strategies and objectives for a successful deployment • Explore different project situations and discover which • Make your process improvement initiative a critical part of you requirements gathering techniques work best for those situations long-term strategic plan 11:15 Track A: Project Management for Results Track B: Process Improvement Manage Multiple Projects with Fewer Resources Utilize Tools and Techniques to Optimize Your Process Improvement Deployment • Effectively manage multiple projects with decreasing resources • Reduce project cycle time and increase project success rates with • Discover when to end failing projects long before they drain new process tools your budget • Manage and monitor agency deployments in order to • Design solutions to save failing projects in your agency increase productivity • Develop a consistent and successful process format 12:15 Lunch Break 4 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence 4
    • The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Day One, Continued: Thursday August 6, 2009 1:15 Track A: Project Management for Results Track B: Process Improvement Earned Value Management (EVM) Comes Alive Implement Process Improvement and Innovative Strategies to Increase Efficiency • Learn basic earned value concepts and strategies • Streamline processes with innovative solutions to achieve process • Understand how EVM provides powerful information about improvement in service, office, and government environments your project. • Craft different strategies to reduce costs and increase • Strategically apply performance metrics to predict end outcomes. process efficiency • Develop process improvement trends within your workplace 2:30 Break and Refreshments 2:45 CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Utilize Key Performance Measures to Manage your Projects In light of the recent economic downturn, all employees have to do more work with less. That includes lower budgets, reduced staff and less time to handle an increasing work load. There are performance measures that can be used to effectively manage your projects during these difficulty conditions and increase project success. During this closing keynote you will learn how to make the most of performance measures in order to enhance agency results and streamline production processes. 4:00 Day 1 Adjourns In House Training One of the more popular vehicles for accessing the Institute’s educational offerings is the delivery of on-site trainings and management facilitations. Bringing a training or facilitation in-house gives you the opportunity to customize a program that addresses your exact challenges and provides a more personal learning experience, while virtually eliminating travel expenses. Whether you require training for a small group or for an organizational-wide initiative, the advanced learning methods employed by The Performance Institute (PI) will create an intimate training atmosphere that maximizes knowledge transfer to enhance the talent within your organization. CUSTOMIZATION AREAS OF EXPERTISE We realize that not all obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the- On-site delivery of single courses, certification programs and entire packages of shelf solution”. While many training providers will offer you some variation of specialized courses are available in the following areas: their standard training, PI’s subject matter experts will work with you and your • Strategic Planning team to examine your programs and determine your exact areas of need. The • Performance Measurement • Performance-Based Contracting identification of real life examples will create a learning atmosphere that resonates • Project Management • Performance Reporting with participants and provides immediate return on your training investment. • Lean Six Sigma • Program Evaluation Using interactive exercises that employ actual projects or scenarios from your • Workforce Management • Administrative Management organization, instructors can address specific challenges and align the curriculum • Performance-Based Budgeting • Leadership and Change of each session to your objectives. While the majority of on-site trainings are For more information about in-house training options available to focused on smaller groups, PI also has the ability to accommodate organizational- you, please contact Tara Shuert at 703-894-0481 x 223 or email wide training initiatives. Utilizing multiple instructors, PI has the capacity to deliver her at Shuert@PerformanceWeb.org. courses to groups of up to 300 participants per day. 5 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence 5
    • The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Day Two: Friday, August 7, 2009 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Create a Process Improvement and Project Management Culture in Your Office Today Developing commitment and buy-in to the project and process improvement mentality within your office workforce is imperative to promoting, encouraging and sustaining successful projects. Learning effective methods for dealing with change resistant colleagues and senior leadership will help keep your agency on the right path towards success. During this keynote you will learn how to craft various strategies for creating and executing change initiatives within your department. 10:00 Break & Refreshments 10:15 Track A: Project Management for Results Track B: Process Improvement Improve Leadership and Interpersonal Skills to Identify Project Risk That Can Impede Process Reduce Project Risk Improvement Initiatives • Set realistic team expectations, goals and deadlines and even • Determine and prioritize risks that threaten project performance exceed them • Construct strategies to overcome or mitigate risks • Improve performance and reduce risk within the project team • Evaluate potential impact on cost, efficiency and • Understand why the role of senior management can sometimes performance goals contribute to risk and how to best avoid it 11:15 Track A: Project Management for Results Track B: Process Improvement Manage Geographically Dispersed Teams Implement Effective Project Selection Strategies for Process Improvement Initiatives • Identify problems and consequences involved with managing geographically disperse projects • Understand the methods and techniques you will need for effective project selection • Set up a virtual plan to keep projects on track • Evaluate potential failure points and learn how to prevent them • Evaluate the effectiveness of managing projects teams from a from becoming a reality remote location • Walk through the entire project identification and selection process 12:15 Lunch Break 6 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence
    • The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Day Two, Continued: Friday, August 7, 2009 1:15 Track A: Project Management for Results Track B: Process Improvement Build Project Portfolio Management Competencies Drive Process Improvement through Effective Project in Government Portfolio Management Planning • Understand the various definitions and models of portfolio • Build a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns your agencies management efforts, strategies and initiatives • Improve your decision making process in order to increase the • Deliver better information for improved decision making, to speed of project delivery increase the speed of new products or services • Discover how portfolio management can be used to improve your • Evaluate different project portfolio scenarios for the proper agencies effectiveness prioritization of tasks 2:30 Break and Refreshments 2:45 CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Effectively Defining Accurate Metrics to Measure Project Results Being able to implement the necessary metrics is essential in order to keep your projects on schedule and within budget. Learning to maximize your ROI with structural oversight and quality assurance management for all your project needs will lead to project success which is vital during these fiscally difficult times. During this closing keynote you will discover how to implement effective process improvement techniques in your agency. 4:00 Day 2 Adjourns Sponsorship Opportunities As a conference and training provider, The Performance Institute is an expert in bringing together leaders to share and discuss best practices and innovations. We connect decision-makers with respected solution providers. The Institute offers four different pre-designed sponsorship packages: • Event Co-Sponsor • Session Sponsor • Luncheon Sponsor • Exhibit Booth Sponsor For more information on sponsorships or to get started, contact Jessica Ward at 703-894-0481 x 215 or Ward@PerformanceWeb.org 7 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence
    • The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Logistics & Registration REGISTRATION 1. ONLINE at www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence VENUE & HOTEL 2. VIA FAX to 703-894-0482 3. VIA PHONE to 703-894-0481 Project Management Excellence Summit will be hosted at The Performance Institute’s training center in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of 4. VIA MAIL to 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Sixth Floor the D.C. Metro. A public parking garage is located inside of the building for $10/day. Arlington, VA 22201 Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided for delegates on each day. ❍ Yes! Register me for the 2009 Summit on Project Management and Conference Address: Hotel Address: Process Improvement Excellence The Performance Institute Training Center Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott 1515 N. Courthouse Rd. 1533 Clarendon Blvd. ❍ Please call me. I am interested in a special Group Discount Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22209 for my team Arlington, VA 22201 703-528-2222 | www.courtyardarlingtonrosslyn.com A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott at Delegate Information the prevailing rate of $165.00 until July 6, 2009. Please call the hotel directly and reference code “Project Management Excellence Summit” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. Please ask Name Title the hotel about a complimentary shuttle that is also available for your convenience. Office Organization TUITION & GROUP DISCOUNTS Public Private Address $999 $1099 Two Day Conference $599 $699 White Belt Certification $499 $599 Project Management Workshop City State Zip The Performance Institute offers reduced tuition to groups of three or more. For more information please contact Melvin Hall at 703-894-0481 or email him at Hall@ManagementWeb.org. Telephone Fax PDUS Email PMI Registered Education Provider PDUs: 17 (Eleven for the two day conference, six for the Payment Information Project Management Workshop) ® Training Form/Purchase Order The Performance Institute has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P), The Performance Institute Check (accepted by mail only) has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria. “PMI” and the PMI logo are service and Credit Card trademarks registered in the United States and other nations; “PMP” is a certification mark registered in the United States and other nations; “PMBOK” and “CAPM” are trademarks registered in the United States and other nations by the Project Management Institute, Inc., which is not affiliated with The Performance Institute. Credit Card Number Expiration Date Name on Card 3 Digit Card verification # Cancellation Policy Quality Assurance For live events: The Performance Institute will provide a The Performance Institute strives to provide you with the full refund less $399 administration fee for cancellations most productive and effective educational experience four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs within possible. If after completing the course you feel there is Billing Zip Code two weeks prior to conference start date, no refund will be some way we can improve, please write your comments issued. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel on the evaluation form provided upon your arrival. Should prior to the event will be charged the entire registration fee. you feel dissatisfied with your learning experience and wish to request a credit or refund, please submit it in writing no Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute For webinars: The Performance Institute will provide a full Priority Code: T329-WEB later than 10 business days after the end of the training to: refund less $50 administrative fee for cancellations four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs within two The Performance Institute: Quality Assurance weeks prior to conference start date, no refund will be issued. 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 600 Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the Arlington, VA 22201 meeting will be charged the entire registration fee. Discounts Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any All the cancellation requests need to be made online Your event, some speaker changes or topic changes may occur discount. confirmation email contains links to modify or cancel in the program. The Performance Institute is not responsible • Any discounts offered whether by The Performance Institute (including team discounts) must also require payment at the registrations. Please note that the cancellation is not final for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a comparable time of registration. until you receive a written confirmation. speaker is located to participate in the program. • All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. Payment must be secured prior to the conference. If payment If for any reason The Performance Institute decides to cancel • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively is not received by the conference start date, a method of this conference, The Performance Institute accepts no respon- 8 www.PerformanceWeb.org/Excellence payment must be presented at the time of registration in order sibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by to guarantee your participation at the event. registrants, including delegates, sponsors and guests.