17Oct2012
October 21, 2008 Pines Manor, Edison
Suppose We Took Project Staff Utilization Seriously

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-21102008
Program Title: "Suppose We Took Project Staff Utilization Seriously" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Bob Zeh
The presentation’s theme and content is based upon business accounting metrics which focuses on direct and indirect costs.  They are both fairly dry  topics in work venues other than manufacturing and construction.  Yet, optimum staff utilization is a true cornerstone of the project management discipline.  This applies to all project managers.  PMs need to know where there is available capacity to pursue additional projects.  It is critical for PMs in the project trenches to pay attention to staff utilization.  Project leaders and program administrators can contribute greatly to accomplish this goal.  During the presentation, Robert Zeh will include information about practices and ideas on how to include/implement project staff utilization measures. 

Robert Zeh, PMP, formerly Director – AT&T School of Business, Brussels (supporting Europe, the Mid East and Africa) and has over 15 years experience as a PM practitioner, trainer and consultant.  He has provided intermediate and advanced Project Leadership consultative services to GE, Lockheed-Martin, CSC, Perot Systems, NASA, NORTEL, Merck, Prudential, Citibank, Turkish Air Force and the Royal Bank of Canada.  Awarded the US Navy Achievement medal for his support of its maintenance and material management MIS program, he is an active member of PMI and a past VP of the New Jersey Chapter.

The handout can be downloaded.

Networking Program:

Topic:  Networking Practice - Elevator Speeches
This year PMI NJ Networking sessions will alternate between speaker presentations and networking practice.  This month in Edison we will have a brief presentation about "elevator speeches", and then a practice session where attendees can network and practice these critical brief introductions. 
 

                                                                              
 

Updated: 22May09