Southern New England Chapter of PMI

SNEC PM Conference & Workshops 2017 - Workshop Descriptions


Repeating SNEC's Successful Half-Day Workshop Offerings!

Tuesday Morning - April 25, 2017 - 8:00AM to 12:00PM



We've listened to your feedback about providing more in depth work sessions and are pleased to announce that we will again be offering four different half-day workshops on Tuesday, April 25th.  This is the morning immediately following our popular all-day PM Conference.  You can attend a Workshop by itself or combine with the PM Conference to maximize your learning while minimizing your financial investment. PMP's and other credential holders earn 4.0 PDU for attending a Workshop.

Registration and a Networking Breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The workshops will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

Below is a detail level view of this year's Workshop offerings:

Click on one of the following to jump directly to that Workshop Description or Speaker Bio:



Alan Mallory
Age of Agile: A Hybrid Approach to Agile Project Management

Workshop Abstract:

Throughout this interactive workshop, participants will explore various elements of agility and related Agile methodologies from a unique perspective that encourages innovative thinking and application of Agile techniques. It is based on a hybrid approach to Agile project management which combines Agile practices with traditional waterfall methodologies. The material builds on the Project Everest framework presented during Alan's breakout session and is a more in-depth analysis of the fundamentals of Agile project management and following an iterative and adaptive approach. Through short group discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will explore elements from each of the PMI domains for Agile projects and will gain a better understanding of the governing principals and knowledge that support an Agile approach to project management.

Attendees can earn 4.0 PDUs - Technical category (PMP, PgMP, ACP)
Subject: Build


Speaker Biography:
Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and professional development coach who is passionate about leadership and living life to the absolute fullest! He graduated from Queen's University and has worked all over the world as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the field of custom machine design. His love for innovation is complimented by his true passion: Working with people to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take. Alan has always had a keen interest in discovering what drives us to do what we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.

Alan is also an avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys many different activities. In the spring of 2008, he and his family set a world record after an incredible self-guided expedition on Mount Everest



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Anthony Reed
Managing Difficult Projects and People

Workshop Abstract:

When was the last time that you worked on a project under perfect conditions? That's to say that there were no constraints, such as:

  • Resources (Human, Material, and Money/Budget)
  • Time
  • Scope

All of the unlimited resources were available at your beckoned call. You had more monetary resources (budget) than you could spend. You had so many people (human resources) clambering to get on the project that you had to turn people away. And all of your materials, such as software and hardware, arrived on time, was installed without any problems, and was ready to run out of the box. There were no delivery dates or deadlines. And the project scope/requirements never changed because scope creep never occurred. Or you were able to change the deadline to correspond with scope changes.

Chances are great, that you worked on projects that went through the "perfect storm." You faced resource problems. Too little money was allocated, the money evaporated too quickly, or the budget was cut for more important projects. Hardware was delivered late and there were problems with installing the software. And you either didn't have enough people, the right people weren't available, and/or you experienced turnover of key people during the project. Furthermore, you faced the quagmire of an unmovable deadline and a movable scope. For the most part, we must manage projects during the perfect storm.

Attendees can earn 4.0 PDUs - Leadership category
Subject: Build, Advance


Speaker Biography:
Anthony Reed is an international IT executive with over 25 years of experience and an international, history-making, 128-time marathoner. He has written for Computer World and Runner's World. He also served on the board of directors for the Oracle Applications Users Group and Running USA.

Anthony's running clothes and other artifacts are with Washington DC's Smithsonian Institute and a four-hour video recording of his life story is in the U.S. Library of Congress.



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Belinda Fremouw
Emotional Intelligence: The Most Powerful Project Management Tool

Workshop Abstract:

As project managers take on increasingly strategic roles within organizations, their ability to leverage emotionally intelligent capabilities is even more crucial. While PMs are often managing without authority, their ability to drive change, motivate their teams, and accomplish extreme project goals is definitively linked to their emotional intelligence (EI). While IQ cannot be easily developed, EI can! This high-impact and entertaining workshop will provide PMs with the tools to understand their current EI, identify their gaps and goals as it relates to EI and develop an action plan to rapidly increase that EI.

Attendees can earn 4.0 PDUs - 2.0 PDU - Leadership, 0.5 PDU - Strategic and Business Management, 1.5 PDU - Technical (PMP, PgMP
Subject: Advance


Speaker Biography:
A globally recognized expert in project management and PMI certifications, Belinda Fremouw is an in-demand keynote speaker, author and educator on all topics project management. She is the founder of Passionate Project Management and the first woman in the world to achieve the original five PMI credentials.



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Marie Bankuti
Getting the Attention of the C-Suite

Workshop Abstract:

The right Senior Executive can make an immediate decision to sponsor, make or break your project. He or she can create a budget where there was none, rally resources around an initiative, or unblock a decision that has been stalled by lower level managers. These senior relationships are critical to success, but they are also harder than ever to develop. Just the thought of gaining access to a C-Level Executive can be an intimidating prospect.

Attendees can earn 4.0 PDUs - 2.0 PDU - Leadership, 2.0 PDU - Strategic and Business Management
Subject: Build, Advance


Speaker Biography:
Marie Bankuti is an accomplished, certified leadership & team coach, trainer, speaker, consultant and Project Management Professional who has built her 35+ year career on a commitment to excellence, integrity, and continuous learning. Her passion is helping leaders and teams bring their very best to their work, while creating engaged and productive working relationships.



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Note: Workshop Events are subject to cancellation if minimum required participation is not achieved.