Managing Difficult Projects and People - 2019802

Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:30am to 5:00pm

Earn 7 PDUs!

When was the last time that you worked on a project under perfect conditions? That’s to say that there were no constraints, such as

* Resources (Human, Material, and Money/Budget)

* Time

* Scope

All of the unlimited resources were available at your beckoned call. You had more monetary resources (budget) than you could spend. You had so many people (human resources) clambering to get on the project that you had to turn people away. And all of your materials, such as software and hardware, arrived on time, was installed without any problems, and was ready to run out of the box. There were no delivery dates or deadlines. And the project scope/requirements never changed because scope creep never occurred. Or you were able to change the deadline to correspond with scope changes.

Chances are great, that you worked on projects that went through the “perfect storm.” You faced resource problems. Too little money was allocated. The money evaporated too quickly. Or the budget was cut for more important projects. Hardware was delivered late and there were problems with installing the software. And you either didn’t have enough people, the right people weren’t available, and/or you experienced turnover of key people during the project. Furthermore, you faced the quagmire of an unmovable deadline and a movable scope. For the most part, we must manage projects during the perfect storm.

This presentation is based on over twenty-five years of first-hand, project management experiences. This includes fifteen years of upgrading and implementing Oracle applications on high profile, multi-million dollar, and/or international projects. The projects were for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, quasi-governmental, and governmental agencies.

Sometimes, our ship capsized during the storm (i.e. the project was abandoned). Other times, we sailed through the storm and survived (i.e. the project was in trouble, but we recovered and it was implemented on time). And

we even sailed around the storm and had the perfect project. A $12 million project was completed for $2.6 million.

NOTE: The first 15 registrants will receive a copy of The Achievement Equation: Your Formula for Success (second edition) by Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP ($14.95 value).

Course objectives:

* Educate the stakeholders (and team members) about project management and constraints

* Address budget and schedule problems

* Gain control over and stopping project creep

* Manage problem resources (i.e. vendors, contractors, and employees)

* Identify and cost justifying project risks and contingencies

* Renegotiate the project constraints

* Manage the stakeholder anxiety and expectations

* Keep the staff motivated during the project

Instructor Anthony R. Reed, CPA, PMP 


Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP is an IT professional with over twenty-five years in management and executive positions for various Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and large consulting firms. Some of the firms included Texas Instruments, Siemens, Motel 6, Ernst & Young, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The responsibilities included managing multi-million dollar departmental budgets and staffing blends of international, multi-generational, multi-cultural employees and consultants. He’s also a hall of fame marathoner and certified distance running coach.

He’s been interviewed on television, radio, and webcast programs and featured in the business, travel, and sports sections of major newspapers and publications across the country. This includes the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ESPN’s Undefeated, PMI Today, Dallas Morning News, Runner’s World, Southern Living, Ebony, and the Journal of Accountancy.

He holds two graduate degrees and two undergraduate degrees. He’s also taught collegiate business management, IT, accounting, and project management courses. He’s served on the Board of Directors for the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Ft. Worth’s Jubilee Theatre, the Dallas (White Rock) Marathon, Running USA, and various local and international not-for-profit organizations.

He has spoken at over 100 national and international business, leadership, supply chain planning, project management, accounting, and IT conferences. He has five books and over fifty articles published. The articles have appeared in ComputerWorld, Datamation, Career Focus, and Runner’s World magazines. His book, entitled Finding the I in TEAM: Better Team Building Through Individual Building, focuses on building stronger team members. His latest book is Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success.

As a Certified Running Coach, he completed over 100 marathons (26.2 miles/42.2K). He’s one of about 50 people in the world, who completed the marathon hat trick. He completed (1) over 100 marathons on (2) all seven continents and (3) in 50 States. This included the frigid Antarctica, Kenya’s dangerous Lewa SafriCom, and China’s Great Wall Marathons. (By comparison, over 2,500 people have reached Mt. Everest’s summit, including over 500 in one year.) Subsequently, his journeys were chronicled in his book, Running Shoes Are Cheaper Than Insulin: Marathon Adventures On All Seven Continents.



$ 365 --- PMI Atlanta Chapter Member (discount rate)
$ 495 --- Non-member (standard rate)

PDUs Earned

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical: 0; Leadership: 5; Strategic: 2


Northpoint Executive Suites, 11175 Cicero Drive, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Please note that walk-ins on the same day as class are not allowed. Registration must be completed on-line in advance of RSVP date provided in course description. 

* For information on the event, please contact Certification & Education PMP Seminar Chair at email or leave a voicemail message at 678-468-5308.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-08-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 06-08-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-07-2019 7:45 am
Registered 1
Cut off date 06-06-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price $495.00
Location Northpoint Executive Suites Alpharetta

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