Southern New England Chapter of PMI

SNEC PM Conference 2008 - Speaker Presentations

The presentations for the SNEC-PMI Project Conference 2008 are available by clicking on the session names below.  If you attended the conference, you will have received an email to the address you used at registration that provides the specific username and password you need to use to retrieve the presentations.

Please note the following

  1. Unless otherwise noted in the presentation, these are copyrighted works provided as a courtesy by their respective authors.  They are intended for the personal use of conference attendees only and they cannot be re-posted, used for any commercial purpose, or included in part or whole without the express, written permission of the author.
  2. If a session does not have a link, that means we have not yet received the presentation.  Please check back later.  Sessions where the author was not able to share the presentation are noted as No Presentation.
TIME Professional Development Day for Project Managers
7:00 - 8:00 Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast - Ballroom
8:00 - 8:15 Opening Remarks - Ballroom Exhibition Hall Opens
8:15 - 9:25 Opening Keynote Address - Ballroom


The Perfect Storm: Seven Steps to Making the Right Decision Every Time


Captain Larry Brudnicki


9:25 - 9:35 Break

Meeting Room 26-27

Meeting Room 21-23 Meeting Room 11-13 Meeting Room 24-25 Meeting Room 14-15

9:35 - 10:35

Effective Decision Making Teams; Getting to "Yes" or "No" 


 Anneliese Dadras

The Six Unspoken Habits of Highly Effective Program Managers


Jim Foreman

Keeping the Team Whole:
The PM as Facilitator


Dr. Mallary Tytel

Estimation: Why aren’t we getting any better at this?!?!


David Burr

You too, can do Earned Value Management


Chance Reichel

10:35 - 10:55 Break

10:55 - 11:55

Successful Use of Project Initiation


Mark Olivieri

Delivering Project Truth to Decision Makers


Lee Lambert

Integrating the Program Management Life Cycle and the Systems Development Life Cycle in Accelerated Project Efforts

Tom Flynn

Project Management - The Pathway from Ideas to Results, In Any Industry


Michael Zambruski

The Power and Passion of Project Management requires strong Project Leadership Skill


Chance Reichel

11:55 - 1:05 Room 16: Microsoft Lunch & Learn Lunch and Networking - Ballroom

Exhibits - Prefunction Area

Room 17:

IBM Lunch & Learn


1:05 - 2:05

Creating An Effective WBS/Facilitated Teams


Charles Jones

The Role of PM and PMO in Aligning IT & Business


Dr. Gad Selig

Powerful Presentation Skills for PMs


Gilda Bonanno

Case Studies of Large Scale Project Failure, and the Essentials of Project Success


Barry Devitt

ITIL – What is it and Why should I care?


Thorsten Manthey

2:05 - 2:25 Break

2:25 - 3:25

From Panic to Power - Strategies to overcome fear of public speaking


Wayne Botha & Elizabeth Trendowski

Critical Project Team Assessment and Coaching for Successful Kickoff


Mark C. Hall

Managing the Gray Areas


Jerry Manas

Introducing...The Revolutionary Strategic Project Management Maturity Model (SPM3)


Gary R. Heerkens

Six Sigma/Lean, WIIFM?


Dr. Michael Okrent

  Meeting Room 26-27 Meeting Room 21-23 Meeting Room 11-13 Meeting Room 24-25 Meeting Room 14-15
3:25 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:45

Closing Keynote Address - Ballroom


Comedy with a Byte


Greg Schwen

4:45 - 5:00 Closing Remarks - Ballroom
5:00 - 5:30 SNEC Annual Meeting - Room 14-15
5:00 - 7:00  Conference Reception- Pre-Function Area

Program Subject to Change (last revised 21-Mar-2008)

Key to Presentations:

General Sessions
Best Practices
PM Tools
PM Methodologies
Portfolio & Program Management
Rescuing Troubled Projects
Soft Skills