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Fairfield County (Stamford) Breakfast Meeting - June 2017

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Thursday, June 15, 2017, 07:30am - 08:45am

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
333 Ludlow Street (One Star Point)
Stamford, CT 06902
(click here for directions)

7:30 - 7:45am  Networking, Opening Remarks
7:45 - 8:45am  Presentation and Discussion

Note: Breakfast is available for purchase at the on-site cafeteria.

Costs: Pre-Register At the Door
SNEC Members Free Free
Non-SNEC Members $10 $10
Note: Members must LOGIN to website prior to registering to obtain their $10 discount
Registration closes:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Midnight

In Association with:

Starwood Hotels and Resorts


Sponsored by:

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The PM for this event is:
Kathy Slater
Phone: 203-964-4604
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PMI's 2017 Pulse of the Profession®

Organizations are making progress. They are experiencing more success with implementing strategic initiatives and for the first time in the last five years of Pulse of the Profession® research, project success rates are rising. More projects are meeting original goals and business intent and being completed within budget. There’s a 20 percent decline in dollars wasted due to project failures.

That’s the finding of PMI’s annual global survey of project, program and portfolio managers that charts the major trends in project management.

What Pulse has shown in the past still holds true: when proven practices are implemented, projects are more successful. At the same time, the definition of success is evolving. Traditional measures of scope, time, and cost are no longer sufficient, and the ability of projects to deliver what they set out to do — the expected benefits — is just as important. So, for the first time, when determining project success, PMI looked at levels of benefits realization maturity in addition to the traditional measures.

In this facilitated discussion, we’ll take a look at PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession® to further understand these findings and how benefits realization maturity is used in our respective organizations.

It is recommended that attendees pre-read this year’s Pulse of the Profession® prior to the session


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PDU Info: You will need to record and self-report your PDU's for this activity. Following the guidelines of the new CCR program and the PMI Talent Triangle®, the PDU's for this course can be applied as follows:

1.0 PDU - Strategic & Business Management


Mary Frances Gorgas Mary Frances Gorgas, PMP is an innovative solutions leader and visionary with proven capabilities in project management, process improvement and business analysis. Her educational background in Psychology and Computer Science enables her to uniquely integrate the needs of business stakeholders and technology professionals. Regarded as a creative thinker, problem solver and motivator she loves engaging with people and helping create solutions to solve their needs.

A volunteer with the Project Management Institute since 2006, Mary Frances has served in various leadership capacities throughout the Southern New England Chapter and is currently SNEC-PMI's VP/COO and oversees Volunteer recruitment, engagement and recognition. She also is one of 35 global participants selected for PMI’s 2017 Leadership Institute Master Class.



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