|Program Number: C020-18102011
Program Title: "Peace Through Project Management"
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
The meeting slides can be downloaded.
|Ronald J. Krukowski
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
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
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.
- gain practical
insights, tools and techniques to enhance your project management interpersonal
- learn thoughts
and tactics to create more peaceful projects and work environments
Topic: Interview War Stories
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.
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.