PDC 2015 Seminar List


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PDC 2015 Seminars


This years Seminar list.

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Mind over Matter

  Lisa DiTullio Capacity: 25

An avalanche of emails. Too many meetings. Competing deadlines. Conflicting personalities. Managing projects in an increasingly complicated and ambiguous world is highly complex and extremely stressful. This one-day workshop will help you work smarter, be more focused and productive, stay cool under pressure and perhaps help you live longer. Bridging the latest advances in neuroscience with the study of high performance, this workshop introduces practical approaches to help you work and lead more mindfully and deliver projects more successfully. In this workshop, participants will learn how to increase resilience and improve productivity by:

  • Boosting emotional intelligence
  • Improving focus and concentration
  • Enhancing stress tolerance and impulse control
  • Facing change with greater ease
  • Building coping skills

Leading - think outside the box

  Mike Marco Capacity: 25

Success in today’s competitive marketplace is directly linked to recognizing new ideas that have the ability to yield great opportunities, then making these opportunities a reality.. The seminar will teach you how to recognize and extract good profitable ideas within your team. The focus is on tools and techniques that will stimulate your team to cultivate the culture of collaboration and innovation for the future success of your organization.

  • Seminar Outline
    • Culture Of Innovation
    • Innovation and Organization
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Strategic, Tactical and Operation Goals
    • Innovation vs. Creativity
    • Value vs. Waste Ideas
    • Leading the Smart People
    • Kano’ Model and Paradox
    • Capture Your Innovation (Tools and Techniques)
  • Product Box
  • Score Cards
  • Minimal Marketable Feature
  • Value Analysis
  • Capacity Vs. Innovation
  • ROI o Project Prioritization
  • Design Thinking Process
  • Branching – Execution of an Innovation
  • Risk and Resistance
  • Communication, Too Little or Too Much
  • Team and Innovation
  • Release to Market
  • Performance Evaluation

Project Governance

  Bhavin Mehta Capacity: 25


Globally, organizations – whether public or private, large or small - are adopting Project Governance practices because of the role of Project Management as a strategic asset and important contributor to economic success. Proper Governance in project management practises can represent a core driver of cost savings for major business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Governance can enable the automation of key processes resulting in efficiencies, effectiveness and business agility. Organizations that apply Best Practices can be the cornerstone of new business strategies and models, thereby increasing competitiveness and enabling innovation.


This one-day course provides an introduction to Project Governance, and examines the need, value and benefits of governance to any organization that runs effective projects and programs. The course delivers introductory training, for individuals whose role requires them to have a high level understanding of governance, critical success factors for implementation and a familiarity with the wide range of frameworks, standards and methodologies in use.


This interactive workshop has several objectives. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of Governance in project environment
  • Identify the key requirements for getting started with Project Governance and processes within their organization and projects.
  • List the benefits of sound Project Governance approach to your organization.
  • Define Governance types and Governance approaches and compare them with what is available in the marketplace.
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these methodologies and how each can fit in to an overall Governance framework.
  • Explain the importance of Governance to projects.

Do more with less

  NK Shrivastava Capacity: 25

Description: What does it take to deliver a project successfully — on time, on budget, exceeding expectations? If you are skipping over crucial project management processes, your project is likely to hit unanticipated roadblocks and dead ends. On the flip side, overly complex or unnecessary processes waste time, annoy teammates, and clog the works. So, where is the sweet spot?

For many project managers, finding the path to project success can be like navigating a complex maze—full of wrong turns and dead ends. This is particularly the case for new PMs, PMs who are managing projects without guidance from an established Project Management Office (PMO), or new PMOs. This course provides you a guide to help get you up and out of the maze and on the right path.

Key Learning Objectives: After completing this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Bring home the concept of doing more with less.
  • Apply Lean concepts to cut down on wasteful processes.
  • Apply best practices using templates and avoid pitfalls.
  • Get the most out of each critical project management process.

Organizational and People Change Management

  Dr Wael Ramadan Capacity: 25

About the Program

Selecting the right project through well-disciplined portfolio management and effective project execution and using project management best practices is only part of the recipe for success. As companies mature in project management by implementing PMOs, portfolio management and developing more certified project managers, they begin to realize a major gap in the process: successful implementation happens through committed users.

Realizing the true business benefits promised by the business cases of corporate projects is through the people who ultimately have to buy in, use the new product or process, and make it produce the desired results. This can only be measured after the project is completed and product is integrated into a company’s operations – in other words, during its life cycle. The degree of success in realizing these benefits depends on how effective the project is in paving the way for the users to adopt and use the product. In this workshop, we examine a comprehensive process for Organization and People Change Management (OPCM) and how it integrates into the five project management process groups.

What You Will Learn You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify where and how OPCM activities should be integrated within the full project life cycle
  • Explain key change management principles and their application to the discipline of project management
  • Recognize human responses to change and how to mitigate their impact
  • Demonstrate capacity assessment using the DICE analysis model including interpretation of results and required next steps
  • Explain how to identify and build OPCM activities into the project WBS in the planning phase
  • Articulate project manager role requirements regarding OPCM ©2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc. 31
  • Describe the two minimum communication messages required in all change management endeavors
  • Identify and neutralize typical barriers to effective change implementation

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