||Beth Ouellette – President and Chief Consultant,
The Ouellette Group
This interactive discussion will wander
into some unusual territory – we are going to explore the right side of
your brain! What does this topic have to do with project management you
ask? The right side of the brain is usually associated with creative and
intuitive aspects of our personality while the left-brain is more logical
and ordered. Right-brain personalities like artists and writers are often
associated with missing deadlines and going over budget, which is the antithesis
of project management. But, it is also true, that many project managers
credit their intuition or their creative problem solving ability for their
success in managing through crises and meeting project deadlines. How do
we reconcile the need for both logic and creativity in project management?
The PMBOK presents us with a structured (left-brain) framework for projects,
and we will look at how to integrate the right-brain skills into that framework.
Lots of opportunity will be provided for the audience to test their left
and right brain skills
Ms. Ouellette holds a Finance MBA from
NYU’s Stern School, a BA in Education from Eastern Michigan University,
and an AA in Computer Programming from Greenville Technical College. She
has been an active member of PMI since 2000, obtaining her PMP certification
in 2002. She is actively involved with PMI in a lead position for the Program
and Portfolio Management Standard, released in May 2006. She has been a
speaker on Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Office productivity
and quality improvement, Project Mentoring, Teambuilding and Communications
at Delivering Project Excellence, Women in Technology, and Women in Computing
as well as providing presentations at The CIO Forum, Enterprise Application
Strategy Conference, and IT World Congress. She has been quoted in publications
including Information Week, Computerworld, PC Week and Network World. Additionally,
Ms. Ouellette has hands-on experience in the following industries: finance,
banking, insurance, retail, utility, manufacturing, small business and
the entertainment/luxury industry.
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