Highlights of speakers from our 2018 Project Management Symposium are being featured in (3) three PM Point of View Podcasts, “the Podcast that looks at project management from all the angles.” UMD’s Project Management Center for Excellence has teamed with host Kendall Lott to produce these podcasts to share and engage the key knowledge and practice from the 2018 Symposium’s lineup of talented speakers.
The first podcast, “Turning Knowledge into Practice, Part 1: Leadership and Conflict,” was released in June 2018 and features (5) five speakers from the People in Projects track. The speakers and their presentation topics that are featured are listed below, along with links to their presentation that was delivered at the 2018 Project Management Symposium.
- Aimee Baxter, Practical Methods for Successful Change Adoption (photo below)
- Pamela Davis-Ghavami, Conflict Resolution Practices for the 21st Century (photo above)
- Joseph Launi, Managing Teams from Servant Leadership (photo below)
- Bob McGannon, Breaking Rules: A Rulebook for Improving Your Performance
- Myles Miller, Eight Steps to Lasting Change that Works Every Time
As part of the June 2018 podcast, Host Kendall Lott interviewed John Cable, Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence and host of the Symposium. Mr. Cable indicated that the 2018 symposium was “the best yet.” There were 430 registered participants which was a 24% growth over last year’s event. He stated “our goal was to have an interdisciplinary event that would be interesting to people from many different walks of life; the only common denominator is project management.”
Symposium participants include project managers from a variety of different types of organizations: federal, state and local government; academia; private consultants; not-for-profit agencies; university faculty and students; industry associations; and construction management firms. “We are getting a real hybrid of people coming from different work environments,” stated Mr. Cable, “and that’s the goal because we have so much that we can learn from one another. I think that is one of the reasons that the energy level is really high at the end of the second day (of the event). Each year (our program) becomes more robust. We listen to the PM community and we really try to understand what are the current topics they are interested in and we try to respond to that.” When Kendall Lott asked why he started the symposium, Mr. Cable stated, “to provide outreach to the project management community and to bring academics and practitioners together to share information and ideas. Blending practice and academia together feeds our slogan Turning Knowledge into Practice.”
The second podcast, “Turning Knowledge into Practice, Part 2: Agile,” was released in August 2018 and features (7) seven speakers from the Symposium’s Agile & IT track. The speakers and their presentation topics that are featured are listed below, along with links to their presentation that was delivered at the 2018 Project Management Symposium.
- Jeff Dalton, Agility for Leaders – Learning to Teach in a World that is Rejecting Hierarchy
- Jason Dunn, Breaking Bad: Deciding When to Save a Project and When to Shut it Down
- Sean Eddings, The Traffic Fallacy
- Bruce Gay, Design Thinking & Project Management
- John Johnson and Christopher Harris, Earned Capabilities Management (ECM) Meets FIRE – A Framework for Rapid Acquisition
- Susan Parente, Agile Quantitative Risk Analysis
The third podcast, “Turning Knowledge into Practice, Part 3: Construction,” was released in November 2018 and features (8) eight session speakers from the Symposium’s Construction/BIM track plus two featured speakers. The speakers and their presentation topics that are featured are listed below, along with links to their presentation that was delivered at the 2018 Project Management Symposium.
- Ryan Anderson and Sara Collins, Evolving Expectations for Construction Project Managers and Employers
- Mark Bodner and Lance Coburn, Information Matters a presentation based upon a White Paper entitled The State of Project Management Today – Revolutionizing the Construction Industry through the Adoption of Technology
- Saurabh Gangwar, Impact of Technology on Project Management in the Design and Construction Industry
- Jeff Gravatte, Technological Advances in Managing Design and Construction Projects
- Omoniyi Ladipo, Mairav Mintz, and Christopher Payne, Your Schedule Says Your Project Will Finish on Time. . . Is that All it is Really Telling You?
- Michael Schlegel, Is the Construction Industry Ripe for Disruption?
Be sure to tune in and listen. Each podcast is one hour in length and you can earn 1 PDU just for listening. There are several ways to access the podcasts.
- Download it from iTunes and TuneIn, check under PM Point of View or the PM Podcast Network.
- Stream from the PMI WDC website:
Posted by Kathy Frankle on July 16, 2018