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  • 1. August 5-7, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Washington, DC 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 Do More With Less and Increase Project Success Rates in Today’s Economy www.ASMIweb.com/Excellence
  • 2. Agenda at-a-Glance The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Day 1: August 5, 2009 8:30 Pre-Conference Preparation Registration 9:00 Workshop A: Project Management in Workshop B: Lean Six Sigma White Government: Develop and Execute an Belt Certification Effective Project Plan 12:00 Lunch Break 1:00 Workshop A Continued Workshop B Continued 4:00 Pre-Conference Adjourns Day 2: August 6, 2009 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 Keynote Address: Transform your Department by using Project Management and Process Improvement Methodologies 10:00 Break & Refreshments 10:15 Align Process and Project Improvement Initiatives to Improve and Transform Organizational Services 11:15 Learn How to Manage Multiple Projects with Fewer Resources 12:15 Lunch Break 1:15 Earned Value Management (EVM) Comes Alive 2:15 Break & Refreshments 2:30 Implement Effective Project Selection Strategies for Process Improvement Initiatives 3:15 Utilize Key Performance Measures to Manage your Projects 4:00 Day 1 Adjourns Who Should Attend: Project Managers PMO Directors Program Managers Team leaders PMPs Project Support Staff Portfolio Directors Acquisition and Procurement Officials Program Directors Anyone involved in Process Improvement IT Directors ASMIweb.com/PMR Page 2
  • 3. Agenda at-a-Glance The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Day 3: August 7, 2009 8:30 Continental Breakfast 9:00 Keynote Address: Create a Process Improvement and Project Management Culture in Your Office Today 10:00 Break & Refreshments 10:15 Improve Leadership and Interpersonal Skills to Reduce Project Risk 11:15 Manage Geographically Dispersed Teams 12:15 Lunch Break 1:15 Drive Process Improvement through Effective Project Portfolio Management Planning 2:15 Break & Refreshments 2:30 Implement Process Improvement and Innovative Strategies to Increase Efficiency 3:15 Closing Keynote Address: Effectively Define Accurate Metrics to Measure Project Results 4:00 Day 2 Adjourns Develop Techniques for Effective Project Planning ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 3
  • 4. Workshops Wednesday, August 5, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Pre-Conference Workshops 8:30 Continental Breakfast & Pre-Conference Certification Registration are practical, supplementary application sessions which 9:00 incorporate and review Workshop A tools, techniques and Project Management in Government: Develop and Execute an Effective methods presented during Project Plan Project Management is a systematic process and must be understood before one can effec- the event. Participants tively lead a project team. Technical competence and good intentions are not enough to fin- will obtain a further ish a project on time, within budget and satisfying customer requirements. Projects need to be well defined, systematically planned, diligently managed during execution and effectively understanding of how to closed out to ensure customer satisfaction and build on our existing knowledge base. use newly acquired tools This workshop will help set the stage for the conference content you will be hearing for the and cutting-edge strategies following two days. In addition to providing an overview of the step-by-step process for defining and planning a project, it will also identify numerous enterprise challenges which are to improve project resolved by detailed bottoms-up planning. management and process Key Learning Objectives: improvement. Through Define and plan major government projects group exercises and Track and manage projects with greater accuracy scenario-based learning, Define project goals and successfully complete project requirements you’ll walk away with the Remain within project scope Manage and report project data and enhance performance expertise and resources needed for immediate and practical application. Enrollment space is limited, so registered today to reserve your place. ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 4
  • 5. Workshops, Continued Wednesday, August 5, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence 9:00 Workshop B “This course Lean Six Sigma Pre-Conference White Belt Certification provided Our one day intensive White Belt Certification program is a basic course allowing corporate executives to understand the underlying concepts, methods and tools needed for Lean Six excellent Sigma deployment. These individuals will gain a solid understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and how it can be applied to various projects. Attendees will learn how to information utilize the key tools and techniques needed for a Lean Six Sigma deployment. Each attendee will be required to take a 30 minute examination at the conclusion of the course to make sure on project they have a working knowledge of the information provided. After completion of the course, they will receive their Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification. management.” Key Learning Objectives: Sherita Mance, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Understand the history and background of Lean Six Sigma Evaluate the core concepts of Lean and Six Sigma Maximize your understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology (focus on DMAIC – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) Hear how to develop a project charter Learn how to identify non-value added steps in your processes Develop the skills needed to manage the culture change Understand how to use data property to effectively measures, analyze, improve and control 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 Charis Grossman Six Sigma Black Belt, Process Improvement LLC 12:00 Lunch Break 1:00 Workshop A & B Continue 4:00 Pre-Conference Workshops Adjourns ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 5
  • 6. Day One Thursday, August 6, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence “I would 8:30 Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast recommend this 9:00 conference to a Keynote Address Transform your Department by using Project Management and Process colleague because Improvement Methodologies the subject In difficult economic times, organizations need to figure out how to do more with less. Gov- ernment agencies are facing decreasing budgets but they are still being asked to produce matter was very 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 tech- informative.” niques and successful project management practices and have experienced dramatic results. During this keynote address you will learn how to successfully begin putting into practice Patricia Poole, these various tool sets. Centers for Disease Control Dr. Frank Anbari Six Sigma Master Black Belt, PMP® George Washington University 10:00 Break & Refreshments 10:15 Align Process and Project Improvement Initiatives to Improve and Transform Organizational Services Integrate Process Improvement Initiatives into your overarching strategic plan Develop strategies and objectives for a successful deployment Make your process improvement initiative a critical part of you long-term strategic plan Dr. Frank Anbari Six Sigma Master Black Belt, PMP® George Washington University 11:15 Learn How to Manage Multiple Projects with Fewer Resources Effectively manage multiple projects with decreasing resources Discover when to end failing projects long before they drain your budget Design solutions to save failing projects in your agency 12:15 Lunch Break ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 6
  • 7. Day One, Continued June 26, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence 1:15 Earned Value Management (EVM) Comes Alive “This was a Learn basic earned value concepts and strategies really good Understand how EVM provides powerful information about your project. Strategically apply performance metrics to predict end outcomes. conference with Johanna Cathleen Myers EVM Director, great speakers Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and practical 2:15 information.” Break and Refreshments Cecilia Fletcher, National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2:30 Implement Effective Project Selection Strategies for Process Improvement Initiatives Understand the methods and techniques you will need for effective project selection Evaluate potential failure points and learn how to prevent them from becoming a reality Walk through the entire project identification and selection process Kelly Roberts IRS 3:15 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 ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 7
  • 8. Day Two Friday, August 7, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence 8:30 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 Improve Leadership and Interpersonal Skills to Reduce Project Risk Set realistic team expectations, goals and deadlines and even exceed them Improve performance and reduce risk within the project team Understand why the role of senior management can sometimes contribute to risk and how to best avoid it Dave Maurer Vice President, Axiom Resource Management, Inc. 11:15 Manage Geographically Dispersed Teams Identify problems and consequences involved with managing geographically dispersed projects Set up a virtual plan to keep projects on track Evaluate the effectiveness of managing projects teams from a remote location Karen Kopf, PMP® Operations Director, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), General Services Administration 12:15 Lunch Break ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 8
  • 9. Day Two, Continued Friday, August 7, 2009 The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence 1:15 Drive Process Improvement through Effective Project Portfolio Management Planning Build a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns your agencies efforts, strategies and initiatives Deliver better information for improved decision making, to increase the speed of new products or services Evaluate different project portfolio scenarios for the proper prioritization of tasks Dr. Richard Beck Director, Planning and Performance Management, U.S. Department of the Interior 2:15 Break and Refreshments 2:30 Implement Process Improvement and Innovative Strategies to Increase Efficiency Streamline processes with innovative solutions to achieve process improvement in service, office, and government environments Craft different strategies to reduce costs and increase process efficiency Develop process improvement trends within your workplace 3:15 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 ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 9
  • 10. In-House Training The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence 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 your department or for an organization-wide initiative, the advanced learning methods employed by the American Strategic Management Institute will create an intimate training atmosphere that maximizes knowledge transfer to enhance the talent within your organization. Customization We realize that not all obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the-shelf solution”. While many training providers will offer you some variation of their standard training, the American Strategic Management Institute’s subject matter experts will work with you and your team to examine your programs and determine your exact areas of need. The identification of real life examples will create a learning atmosphere that resonates with participants while at the same time providing immediate return on your training investment. Using interactive exercises that employ actual projects or scenarios from your organization, instructors can address specific challenges and align the curriculum of each session to your objectives. While the majority of on-site trainings are focused on smaller groups, the American Strategic Management Institute also has the ability to accommodate organizational-wide training initiatives. Utilizing multiple instructors, The Institute has the capacity to deliver courses to groups of up to 300 participants per day. Areas of Expertise On-site delivery of single courses, certification programs and entire packages of specialized courses are available in the following areas: Strategic Planning Performance Measurement Project Management Lean Six Sigma Workforce Management Budgeting and Forecasting Contracting Performance Reporting Program Evaluation Administrative Management Change Management Balanced Scorecard For more information about in-house training options available to you, please contact Jennifer Mueller at 202-739-9619 or Jennifer.Mueller@ASMIweb.com. ASMIweb.com/Excellence Page 10
  • 11. Logistics & Registration The 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence Venue and Hotel: Registration Form Project Management Excellence Summit will be hosted at The Performance Institute’s training center To Register, call 877-992-9522, Fax this Form to: 866-234-0680 or in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse Visit www.ASMIweb.com/Excellence stop on the Orange Line of the D.C. Metro. A public Yes! Register me for the 2009 Summit on Project Management and Process Improvement Excellence parking garage is located inside of the building for $10/day. Continental breakfast and refreshments will Add the White Belt Certification be provided for delegates on each day. Add the Project Management Workshop Please call me. I am interested in a special Group Discount for my team The American Strategic Management Institute Training Center Delegate Information 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 Name Title A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott at the prevailing rate of $165.00 until July 6, 2009. Please Organization Dept. call the hotel directly and reference code “Project Management Excellence Summit” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The hotel Address is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. Please ask the hotel about a complimentary shuttle that is also available for your convenience. City Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott 1533 Clarendon Blvd. State Zip Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: 703-528-2222 www.courtyardarlingtonrosslyn.com Telephone Fax Hotel and travel costs not included in conference tuition. Email Tuition & Group Discounts: Payment Information: Check Purchase Order/Training Form Credit Card Public Private Two Day Conference $999 $1099 Credit Card Number Exp. Date Verification no. White Belt Certification $599 $699 Project Management $499 $599 Name on Card Billing Zip Workshop Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute Priority Code: T329ASMI-WEB For information on group discounts please contact Melvin Hall at 202-739-9630 or email him at Cancellation Policy there is some way we can improve, please write your comments on the Melvin.Hall@ASMIweb.com evaluation form provided upon your arrival. Should you feel dissatisfied For live events: ASMI will provide a full refund less $399 administration fee for cancellations four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs with your learning experience and wish to request a credit or refund, within two weeks prior to conference start date, no refund will be issued. please submit it in writing no later than 10 business days after the end of Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event will be the training to: ASMI: Corporate Headquarters; 805 15th Street NW, 3rd PDUs charged the entire registration fee. Floor; Washington, D.C. 20005 For webinars: ASMI will provide a full refund less $50 administrative fee PMI Registered Education Pro- for cancellations four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the event, some speaker changes or topic changes may occur in the program. ASMI is vider within two weeks prior to conference start date, no refund will be issued. not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a compa- ® PDUs: 17 Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the meeting will rable speaker is located to participate in the program. be charged the entire registration fee. (Eleven for the two day conference, six for the All the cancellation requests need to be made online. Your confirmation If for any reason ASMI decides to cancel this conference, ASMI accepts Project Management Workshop) no responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by The Performance Institute has been reviewed and approved as a email contains links to modify or cancel registrations. Please note that the cancellation is not final until you receive a written confirmation. registrants, including delegates, sponsors and guests. provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P), The Payment must be secured prior to the conference. If payment is not Performance Institute has agreed to abide by PMI established quality received by the conference start date, a method of payment must be Discounts assurance criteria. “PMI” and the PMI logo are service and trademarks presented at the time of registration in order to guarantee your participa- • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration registered in the United States and other nations; “PMP” is a tion at the event. and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount. certification mark registered in the United States and other nations; • Any discounts offered whether by ASMI (including team discounts) “PMBOK” and “CAPM” are trademarks registered in the United Quality Assurance must also require payment at the time of registration. States and other nations by the Project Management Institute, Inc., ASMI strives to provide you with the most productive and effective • All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. which is not affiliated with The Performance Institute. educational experience possible. If after completing the course you feel • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively
  • 12. About ASMI The American Strategic Management Institute (ASMI) is the nation’s leading authority on measurement and management methodologies for improving individual and organizational performance. ASMI’s mission is to identify, study and disseminate the leading strategic management and performance measurement practices pioneered by best-in-class organizations. Through national conferences, in-house training programs, consulting services and on-going research, ASMI helps organizations access cutting-edge expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating business strategies to address their management challenges and improve organizational results. Methodology ASMI gathers and disseminates comprehensive methodologies specifi cally constructed to address today’s complex managerial realities. Through a collection of industry best practices, input from experts in the fi eld and applicable case studies, ASMI has the knowledge and specialized methodologies to help both you and your organization achieve results. Conferences ASMI’s national conferences provide forums for networking and information exchange among experts in their fi elds. Choose from a variety of national events addressing the current and pressing challenges in performance management, human capital management, financial management, project management, process improvement and marketing. Each event brings together experts to share best practices, topical scenarios and personal experiences. Training All of ASMI’s publicly offered courses can be adapted for your offi ce, department or company. In-house training provides a customized, cost-effective vehicle for educating your staff with a hands-on forum facilitating both team building and project planning. Our in-house training programs are focused on performance measurement, strategic communications, process improvement, strategic planning and change management. Consulting In some cases, personal consultation is more useful and cost-effective than an in-house training session. These consultation projects are designed to maximize the efficiency and profi tability of a company or department by training a few key executives or directors. 805 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Ph: 703-894-0920 Fax: 703-894-0482 www.ASMIweb.com