January 19, 2010 Dolce Basking Ridge
Creating Committed Project Teams in Uncertain Times
PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-19012010
Program Title: "Creating Committed Project Teams in Uncertain Times" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter
Adam Josephs, Partner at Celerity Consulting Group, LLC. 

This presentation will focus on creating resilient teams that define and deliver projects in the face of major shocks to their organizations, markets and business plans.  There is a critical need to map new business goals to the tactical decision making and risk management on projects. 

Like most risks that projects face, success or failure is determined by what the team does early in the project.  Adam Josephs will identify specific actions and guiding principals that have proven very useful on technology projects.  Specific tools to jump start multi-national project teams in areas such as product development and IT will be discussed.

Adam Josephs is a Partner at Celerity Consulting Group, LLC.  He has managed engineering projects and product organizations for over 10 years at Apple Computer, Microsoft and a variety of Internet startups.  He has lectured and consulted on product development strategy and accelerating technology projects in startup and established companies around the world.  Adam has taught the subject at New York University, University of California at Berkeley and such industry conferences as Project Management International (PMI) and Management Roundtable.  He is a graduate of Stanford University and makes his home in New York City where he enjoys wine and Shakespeare and playing rugby.

The meeting slides can be downloaded. (Adam's and the scholarship information).

Networking Program:

Topic: Managing the First Impression

Whether you are meeting a new boss, changing jobs or looking for your next promotion, managing the impression you make and how you come across to others often determines your success or failure. Seemingly small things often make a big difference in interactions with others. We all have our own unique style of communicating with others. 

Linda Trignano of Trignano Coaching & Consulting, LLC identified some of the subtle yet important ways we all communicate and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage in making the best impression you possibly can.