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September 2017 Dinner Meeting - 2 Topics, 2 Speakers, 2 PDU's

Topic 1: Successful Project Management in a Low Authority Environment

(1 PDU "Leadership" Category)

Speakers: Jan and Joe Lukas 

Description: A frequent complaint by project managers is that they do not have the ‘authority’ to do their job. Project managers are expected to elicit top performance from all members of the project team, often in an environment of high responsibility and low authority, coupled with the use of borrowed resources in a matrix organizational structure. This presentation will strengthen your ability to effectively work with project teams and other stakeholders to achieve project success without formal authority. This talk will explore the difference between a leader and manager, the role of emotional intelligence, and how personality styles impact the application of leadership and management. This presentation will explain the sources of power available to all project managers, along with tips for getting results with limited authority. Specific project situations will be examined, along with suggested methods for obtaining the necessary results in a low authority environment. Finally, this talk will discuss the role of conflict management, and how to make it work for you in an environment of low authority.



Topic 2: Top 10 Mistakes Made in Managing Risks

(1 PDU "Technical" Category)


Speaker: Joe Lukas 


Description: Unfortunately, many people doing risk management do not fully understand basic risk concepts and therefore utilize incorrect techniques in preparing and implementing risk management plans. The presenter has reviewed and critiqued client risk management process and procedures, along with risk management plans for projects, and the same mistakes reoccur on a regular basis. Based on these reviews, this talk will present the top ten mistakes people make in dealing with risks, and how these mistakes greatly reduce the value of risk management. This presentation will also discuss effective risk techniques that should be used, along with a simple procedure for preparing and implementing risk management plans. If you think you know how to deal with project risks, come to this session to see if you are making any of these common errors. You may be surprised!


Joe Lukas: Joe Lukas has been involved in project management for over 35 years. His work experience spans engineering, manufacturing, construction, project controls, estimating, contracting and project, program and portfolio management. His projects experience includes information systems, product development, construction and manufacturing. Joe joined PMI in 1986 and has held many Chapter Board positions in Rochester, NY including two terms as President. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Cost Professional. Joe has over 50 published articles on project management topics, and is a frequent guest speaker for companies and organizations across the country. Joe teaches and consults on project management topics and interpersonal skills.


Jan Lukas: Janice has over 20 years of project management experience in research, software development, and training. She has been an instructor for project management classes specializing in communications and resource management. Janice has taught numerous project management courses including a graduate project management class at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Janice is currently a senior project administrator at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ, and also develops customized project management courses for clients. She holds a Masters Degree in Education and has taught at the secondary, collegiate, and post-graduate levels. 

Event Properties

Event Date 09-18-2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 09-18-2017 8:45 pm
Registered 28
Cut off date 09-17-2017 11:55 pm
Individual Price $40.00
Embassy Suites - Baymeadows
9300 Baymeadows Rd
Embassy Suites - Baymeadows
$40.00 47
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