PMI-RSSC June IN-PERSON Chapter Meeting with Aldean Jakeman
Your ability to quickly identify and surface any “fantasy-reality gaps” that may hinder a project’s success is critical. Your role is to ground others and yourself in the realities of a project. Honesty (surfacing risks and delivering bad news early) ensures that harsh realities are understood and appreciated by everyone. This appreciation permits educated choices to help ensure a successful project outcome.
This presentation explores the topic of bridging fantasy-reality gaps as a project manager:
- Role of Grounding Others in Reality
- Why Fantasy is Needed in Projects
- Common Project Sponsor Fantasy-Reality Gaps
- Common Functional Manager Fantasy-Reality Gaps
- Common Project Manager Fantasy-Reality Gaps
- Tips for Bridging Gaps including the Role of Leveraging Minority Character Strengths
Aldean is a senior project manager at Information Services Corporation (ISC), a provider of registry and information management services for public data and records. She has an extensive background in organizational change management, facilitation and process modeling, business coaching and project management.
Aldean strives to connect and engage teams to get projects done. In her role as Senior Project Manager, she oversees corporate integration projects as well as other strategic initiatives while integrating coaching and change management skills in her projects. Her collaborative approach welcomes clients’ feedback and empowers them to cultivate the best in themselves to commit to projects and to one another.
Her passion for learning has led to 2 degrees (Hons BSc Biochemistry and B.A. with bilingual mention), a publication, and 14 certifications (in change management, change leadership, coaching, project management, business process management, IT service management and Scrum framework). She is an active member of ASQ, ICF, ACMP and local PMI organizations.
Her current educational pursuit: “Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Training.”
Her personal motto: “Knowledge shared is knowledge squared.”