SEPTEMBER MONTHLY CHAPTER DINNER MEETING

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at Normandie Farm Restaurant, Potomac, MD


Topic: "You Are Here: X Now What?" 

Presenter: Mr. Lee Lambert, PMP, PMI Fellow, CEO Lambert Consulting Group 

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

Presentation Abstract: You may have planned on being a project management professional or
maybe you are what is referred to as an “accidental Project Manager”. How you got here is irrelevant. Where you go from here is critical and essentially up to you. You have control of the transformation process. You alone can determine if you just have a “job” or is project management a “career” choice?

The need for demonstrated performance and the subsequent “value add” cries out to the PM
profession. The PM is expected to make the impossible, possible! The PM is expected to convert groups of matrixed individuals working together into focused high performance teams with sustainable productivity improvement.

You must never forget that becoming a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP) is the beginning, not the end, of your professional journey. You must commit to practicing what the PMP credential preaches. As they say, “Talk is cheap”. Are you among the ranks of those that don’t just talk about it, they “do it”?

Each individual must honestly assess where they are and then work hard formulating and executing a plan to get them where they want to be. Is your personal talent triangle equilateral? Have you achieved balance and competence in your Technical, Leadership and Strategic/Business expertise sufficient to enable you to meet the evolving demands of your profession?

The purpose of a professional development conference is to present opportunities to learn the tools and techniques that will enable you to understand what you can do to sustain a high level of performance and empower your career in project management AND contribute to the success of your organization. Hopefully, you will be attending this presentation for more than the Professional Development Units (PDU) necessary to statistically maintain your credential. Earning PDUs should be secondary to enhancing your value add performance on the job. When you learn you earn!

This presentation will bring it all together. The importance of what the learning opportunities provided, how you must go forward and “prove” you are a PMP every day will be emphasized. Lee R. Lambert, PMI Fellow and one of the Founders of the PMP in the 80s, will drive the points home, while challenging
each and every person to go forward understanding the importance of their job and the reason to constantly practice self improvement, while working toward becoming “all that you can be”!

Nobody ever said project management was easy. But, Lee will demonstrate, using real world examples, why effective project managers are in demand throughout the world. He will confirm how the tools and techniques of the trade are powerful—if used correctly.

Presenter Bio: In the profession of Project Management, Lee R. Lambert, PMP, PMI Fellow has established the standard against which others in the field are measured. Throughout a fast-paced 18 year corporate career with Chicago Bridge & Iron, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, General Electric (Nuclear Reactor Division) and Battelle Memorial Institute--where he worked almost exclusively with engineers and scientists-- he quickly ascended to senior management positions and was responsible for the development and implementation of ground-breaking, sophisticated Enterprise project management processes for Engineering, Medical Diagnostics and Research & Development. In 1981, as a result of his pragmatic application of the PM methodologies, he was invited to be an integral part of the creation of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Program. He is a recipient of the PMI’s Distinguished Contribution Award and was a member of the PMNetwork/PM Journal Editorial Review team for over a decade. He also contributed as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the PMI’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Practice Standard. Educated as a Mechanical Engineer, he is a holder of a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Lambert is a frequent lecturer in the prestigious Washington University’s Executive Roundtable series. His most recent professional recognition was being named one of only 70 PMI Fellows. He also received one of the PMI’s highest honors for his ground breaking applied learning programs: The Professional Development Provider of the Year 2007. As an author of two books and 32 professional papers, no other project management educator/speaker can contend with his uncanny technical knowledge, material content and refreshing and entertaining delivery—his hard-hitting, but humorous style, has mesmerized more than 50,000 students in 23 countries. Lee take the saying; “Been there, done that, got the T-shirt” to a new level.

LocationNormandie Farm, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854

Featured Presentation Attendees: 91

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Resources

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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