17Oct2012
April 17, 2007 Somerset Marriott
Managing Project Tradeoffs
PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-17042007
Program Title: "Managing Project Tradeoffs" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Anita Dhir, President, Mehira Enterprises

Managing tradeoffs is the hallmark of a successful project manager.  'What is important for my project' - an important question that the project manager must answer when making decisions.  The ability to balance stakeholders needs while assessing stakeholder tolerance levels provides a project manager with the framework to discern acceptable versus non-acceptable risks.  Too often, project managers are not aware of the tradeoffs that they need to consider while making decisions.  Furthermore, they do not recognize the factors that should be taken into account while defining the project direction and approach. In this session, we will discuss and explore: 

          How to deliver quality at reduced costs 
          How to improve customer satisfaction while maximizing your project ROI 
          How to control your project process and resources without micromanaging 

Anita Dhir is the President of Medhira Enterprises, which provides training and consulting services in project management and operational best practices.  She has over fourteen years of experience in managing projects and implementing organizational best practices in financial services, IT, automotive, defense, and telecommunications industries.  She has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Deutsche Bank, EDS (General Motors Account), General Dynamics, and NASA. Ms. Dhir is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and has successfully planned and implemented project office, training, and process improvement strategies for organizations to achieve Software Engineering Institute (SEI)’s Capability Maturity Model Levels 2 and 3.

Ms. Dhir has served on the PMI/NYC Chapter Board from 1998 to 2003 and managed the Career Development Network Program for two years.  Currently, she is the Director of Professional Development at PMI Westchester.  At NYU and LIU, she is the advisor for the Project Management Certification program and teaches project management courses as well.  Her class offerings include “Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Review” and “Managing Projects using MS Project”.  She has degrees in Computer Engineering and Physics. 

Anita's handout can be downloaded.

Networking Program:

Topic: The Effective Elevator Pitch
The Networking Group Teaches networking, exposes Opportunities and then lets you Practice.   Rene McGee will present the elements of Effective Elevator Pitches, and facilitate an analysis and deconstruction/reconstruction of several individual introductions to improve their effectiveness.  Rene is an entrepreneur who routinely volunteers his observations, insights and network connections to the associates of several career transition groups in northern NJ, including the Career Network Group which he hosts in Basking Ridge.  Please bring your business cards.

Updated: 01Jun09