PMI Tulsa Presents the 2013 Professional Development Day
Rescheduled for Friday, August 2, 2013
7:30 am to 5:00 pm | Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa South
Morning Session with Bill Fournet: "Zero Dark Thirty: How Project Management Killed Osama bin Laden"
8:00am to 11:30am
In 2011, with short notice, Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) was deployed on a mission to kill Osama bin Laden. This elite fighting force was the frontline force in Operation Neptune Spear--made famous through the film Zero Dark Thirty and the book No Easy Day. So, what does project management have to do with the SEALs? At all levels in the operation--from the SEAL Team and the flight crews to the White House and CIA, there was strategic and tactical planning and execution of scope, schedule, and roles & responsibilities. Come to this session to learn interactively how this moment in history can improve your project management capability.
Through a mix of activities, film clips, and techniques, Bill will show you new way to lead your project teams, manage your risks and assumptions better and apply lessons immediately. You will learn how to evolve your project management capability to become more agile and adaptive to the ever-changing business needs in a disciplined organization. These techniques may be applied to small and large projects in various types of applications--IT, engineering, manufacturing, and business change.
Understand how to bring discipline to an undisciplined organization
Learn how to apply agile techniques without losing control
Sharpen your communication skills to provide clarity, conciseness, and urgency
Quickly identify and assess project risks and assumptions
Afternoon Session with Chuck Tryon: "Project-Centric Knowledge Management"
12:30pm to 4:00pm
For many organizations, the entry into Knowledge Management (KM) seems to be an all or nothing experience. They are commonly delivered the message that the unarguable value of a KM initiative requires millions of dollar,s large organizations and an investment in sophisticated repository projects.
While there are examples in the workplace of companies who have been successful with this strategy, most become disillusioned with limited tangible value for these investments. They are fully aware of the growing knowledge gap in the organization, but the pain out-weights the gain.
Beginning in 2005, Chuck Tryon began proposing a KM strategy that is fueled instead by the natural projects performed by any health organization. This approach recognizes that projects are the most significant users of existing knowledge along with being tremendous knowledge producers. Before this approach to KM becomes reality, however, Project Managers and Project Team members must recognize and embrace their role as knowledge asset custodians.
In this presentation, KM researcher and author, Chuck Tryon, explores the key processes that are defined in his new book, Managing Organizational Knowledge. Specific project activities are aligned with each of these processes. This provides you with specific activities that can be added to project plans that support tangible Knowledge Management objectives.
Enterprise-wide KM implementations remain valuable, however, they remain healthier when supported by a project-centric approach.