Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at Normandie Farm Restaurant, Potomac, MD 

Topic: “The Strategic Project Manager

Presenter: Lisa Hammer & David Newman (Co-Owners of Leadership Techniques) 

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Presentation Abstract:  (worth 1 PDU – Talent Triangle – Strategic and Business Management)

Presentation Abstract: Congratulations! You are a Project Manager! Whether this is your first project, or you are seasoned with a successful history of getting things done, you know that your ability to maneuver around the obstacles is dependent on the relationship between your project goals and the value of your results to the organization. It is critically important to understand the business impact of your decisions.

The project manager who can quickly comprehend and communicate the business value of the project elevates themselves in the eyes of management. They can provide the information needed for decision making at the strategic level.

This discussion will focus on the business perspective of project management and some of the tools used to measure success in this area. By harmonizing your project goals with stakeholder expectations, you will lead your teams to greater and greater success!

Presenter Bio: David B. Newman and Lisa Hammer are co-founders and principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC. Specializing in leadership and project management training and consulting, their public speaking experience has been expanded to include workshops at PMI’s SeminarsWorld®. While often asked to intervene in challenging scenarios, they always try to inject positivity and happiness into the environment and look to reduce stress for employees while driving results for all stakeholders.

David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPHR, ITIL
David B. Newman has over 30 years of experience and holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has a diversified background in engineering and product development, is a certified trainer for leadership seminars, and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high-performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.
Audiences eagerly engage with David’s interactive presentation style. Through a mix of personal experience, hands-on activities and touches of PMBOK® Guide formality, David’s workshops are entertaining and educational. His passion and humor make his workshops fun while his focus on results drives attendees to reach for practical solutions to real challenges.

Lisa Hammer, PMP
Lisa Hammer has more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management and staff development for both large and small firms. She has managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Her executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
Lisa continues to be a Project Management practitioner, working with clients to improve their ability to execute against demanding deliverables in dynamic environments. Her client base includes many state and local agencies, non-profits and as well as public and private companies. Lisa understands that people who are satisfied with their employment experience are more engaged, which leads to improved quality, productivity and happiness. Her passion for professionalism shines through in her presentations on a wide range of project management topics. Using her broad and in-depth field experience she not only stands behind her training, she expects success!

Both Lisa & David have been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

Location: Normandie Farm, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854


Social hour starts @ 5:00 pm, 
Dinner Service begins @ 6:30pm, 
Leadership Techniques’s Presentation - 7:50pm 
Program concludes @ 9:00pm

1 - Chicken Piccata with Capers, Citrus Drizzle 
2 - Capelini d' Angelo with Roasted Vegetables & Garlic, Virgin Olive Oil 
3 - Grilled Filet of Atlantic Salmon, Sauce Béarnaise 
4 – Special Request 

Dinner also includes: 
Cream of Potato and Leek Soup 
Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes (for entrees 1 and 3) 
Hot Lava Brownie with Pistachio Gelato for dessert

NOTICE: The cost for dinner is $30 for PMI Montgomery County, MD Chapter members and $40 for non-members & guests. The cost of the dinner will be the same regardless if you pay in advance online or in person at the door. 

Please make your online reservation no later than 5:00 PM Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 as the registration system will be taken offline at that point in order to prepare for the 2/6/19 meeting. 




As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMP Handbook found on PMI.org.

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