31Dec2011
October18, 2011 Parsippany Hilton

Peace Through Project Management

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-18102011
Program Title: "Peace Through Project Management
PDUs: 1.5
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)

The meeting slides can be downloaded.
 
Ronald J.  Krukowski 
 
Project managers often find themselves in contentious, hostile situations and need ways to restore peace and productivity in their teams.  But what is peace? And why should we, as project managers be concerned?  How can we define it in an operationally meaningful way?   What are the actions and behaviors project managers can do to make an impact – on people and projects?

Ron’s presentation includes interactive discussion, “real life” stories, and eye-opening examples to answer the questions:
  • "Can project managers really have an impact on peace?” 
  • “What’s in it for me?”  
You will:
  • gain practical insights, tools and techniques to enhance your project management interpersonal skills
  • learn thoughts and tactics to create more peaceful projects and work environments
Ron Krukowski has been involved in project management for over 20 years.  Ron began his career as a computer programmer, was promoted to project manager and progressed through various management levels.  Ron achieved Vice President Director while at Merrill Lynch managing Mutual Funds, Money Funds and Insurance Technology Groups.  In 2001, after a 15 year career, Ron utilized his management, business and technology expertise to begin his own Management Consulting Practice (e-Techknowledge, Inc.) Ron has proven leadership skills in implementing strategic information technology and business transformation initiatives, setting up and managing enterprise wide PMOs and has chaired numerous technology and process improvement committees.  Ron has a degree in Computer Science.  He earned his PMP certification and joined the PMINJ chapter in 2007.  Ron is currently President of e-Techknowledge, Inc.  specializing in management consulting.

Networking Program:

TopicInterview War Stories

An interactive session to share interview experiences.  Bring and share your interview war stories, good and bad, and learn from the interview experiences your fellow PMs have had.  Tough questions, inappropriate questions, typical questions – whatever is going on in today’s evolving interview environment.  Phone interviews, first interviews, group interviews, web conference interviews – bring and share your experiences, and learn what worked and what didn’t to help your peers land that ideal job.

PMO LCI:

Topic"Knowledge Share" Session

The “Knowledge Share” session organized by NJ PMO LCI will discuss the importance and art of program kick-off meetings.  “Setting up the Program Kick-off Meeting” will feature guest speaker Bill Perkins, PMP, PgMP from MetLife.  The goal of the session is to gain an understanding of the messages that must be shared and communicated to the program team and to gain a roadmap / template for setting up and running effective program kick-off meetings. 

Bill Perkins is an Enterprise Program Leader at MetLife who is working as a program manager in the Enterprise Program Implementation Management Office (PIMO) on the firm’s large, strategic initiatives.  Bill has spent his 25-year professional career in the insurance industry starting with group underwriting and sales, and then finding his home in quality and program management.  He has a B.A from Dartmouth College and is a certified PMP, PgMP.