Although many successful project management practitioners are “accidental project managers,” successful projects should not be “accidental.” By utilizing major contributors to project success and avoiding the leading causes of project failure, project success should be predictable and repeatable, instead of a hit-and-miss occurrence.
What are the most important project management skills for delivering successful projects every time? As a starting point, project management practitioners should focus on developing skills from the PMI Talent Triangle: technical project management skills, strategic and business management skills, and leadership skills. They should also emphasize and apply principles from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). However, not all processes can be applied to every project at every organization. The successful project manager recognizes the need to adapt practices from the PMBOK® Guide to individual initiatives within their own organization’s process and culture.
Research studies have identified the reasons for project failure and reasons for project success. PMI’s Pulse Research identifies a number of key factors affecting project outcomes. For example, 47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management. To address this, it’s critical for organizations to implement standardized requirements management processes in collaboration with stakeholders. There is also the need to develop a formal (agile/traditional) project management methodology, implement standardized tools and infrastructure through a strategic Program Management Office (PMO), and ensure executive management support for projects. PMI’s Pulse research also shows that having an actively engaged executive sponsors is the top driver of project success. These critical success factors, when implemented and achieved in collaboration with stakeholders, can lead to consistent delivery of successful projects.
This workshop describes an approach to ensure consistent delivery of successful projects by focusing on major contributors to project success: effective requirements management, a strategic PMO that implements standardized (agile and/or traditional) project/program/portfolio management, and executive management sponsor engagement.
Earn 16 PDUs (8 Technical PDUs + 8 Strategic PDUs) with 14 (classroom) hours and pre-seminar reading assignments. Take advantage of discounted rates for PMI members.
Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 and snacks refreshments will be served for afternoon break.
This seminar has been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SA for PMI SeminarsWorld as a two-day seminar.
2. Learn how Requirement Processes can be utilized to address project failures/problems and improve project success
3. Utilize Requirement Management processes in improving organizational performance
4. Utilize formal project development/management methodologies
5. Understand the benefits of Agile Project Management over traditional project management methodologies
6. Utilize the PMO to implement standard enterprise-level program/project management and standardized tools and infrastructure
7. Explore ways to gain executive management support and get sustained executive commitment
8. Learn an approach for consistent delivery of successful projects
Who should attend:
1. Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Business Analysts who have responsibility to run projects and/or develop project management processes, requirements management processes, formal enterprise-level project development/management methodologies.
2. Program Managers, Program Management Office (PMO) Managers/Directors, responsible for implementing projects, interested in establishing standard project/program management processes.
3. PM Consultants interested in understanding the benefits and challenges in delivering successful projects consistently, utilizing Requirements Management Processes in improving customer satisfaction, project performance and the organizational performance.
4. Project management practitioners interested in developing project management strategies and in utilizing project management process inputs, tools, techniques and outputs in a project environment.
Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SA
Victoria Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SA served as Director, PMI Board of Directors (2014 – 2016). She is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter (NCPMI), having served in various board member positions for several years. She also was a member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group. She currently serves as NCPMI VP Programs.
Ms. Kumar’s professional career includes project development management with IBM Canada Laboratory, and PMO program management for organizations in both the private and public sectors.
Ms. Kumar has served the North Carolina State Government for several years as Project Management Office (PMO) Program Manager / Senior Project Manager with the NC Office of the State Controller and the NC Department of Transportation, managing large-scale government information technology programs and projects and participating with the state’s Enterprise PMO in the IT governance process as a statewide approver for statewide IT projects and programs.
She also served as Sr. Program Manager with AIG United Guaranty leading the EPMO in its Enterprise Agile transformation effort. She currently serves as Principal Project Portfolio Analyst at Red Hat, Inc., where she recently led the implementation of CA PPM, a leading Project Portfolio Management solution.
She has travelled worldwide, presenting on leadership development and project management in seminars and conferences. She published several conference papers as part of PMI global congress proceedings, including
Ms. Kumar holds master’s degrees in pure mathematics and in computer science from University of Waterloo (Canada), where she has also earned PhD credits in management science. She has a master's certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University. She is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), an Agile Certified Practitioner, a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a SAFe 4 Agilist.
Please see Ms. Kumar on Linkedin
Date: Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$595 --- PMI Atlanta Chapter Member (discount rate)
$795 --- Non-member (standard rate)
*** Early Bird Discount Through January 8, 2020 ***
$545 --- PMI Atlanta Chapter Member (discount rate)
$745 --- Non-member (standard rate)
PMP/PgMP: 16 / PMI-ACP: 8 / PMI-SP: 8 / PMI-RMP: 8 / PMI-PBA: 8
Technical: 8 / Leadership: 0 / Strategic and Business Management: 8
Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Center
6110 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
RSVP: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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 additional information on the event, please call 919-924-1013.
|Event Date||01-24-2020 8:30 am|
|Event End Date||01-25-2020 4:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||11-08-2019 5:35 pm|
|Cut off date||01-22-2020 11:55 pm|
|Location||Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Center|