At this year’s conference, we will have three tracks running simultaneously: Business Analysis, Project Management Fundamentals, and Project Management Advanced Topics. We are in need of individuals willing to share their talents and enthusiasm for the subject matter at this year’s conference. As you contemplate the topic you would like to address, please consider one of the following ideas that our conference planning committee came up with or a variation on the idea:

  1. Business Analysis Topics, such as:

    • Skills all BA’s need (such as process mapping, requirements, etc.)

    • What is the role of a Business Analyst

    • Determining, Documenting, and Managing Requirements

    • How BA’s and PM’s can work together

    • BA Certification the how and why
  1. Project Management Fundamentals, such as:

    • Scope, Schedule or Cost Management 

    • Risk Management

    • How to Keep Current on PDUs

    • Procurement Management

    • Stakeholder Management

    • How to Remain Calm During Stressful Times 
  1. Project Management Advanced Topics, such as:

    • Best Practices using an agile methodology

    • How to Leverage Diversity on Project Teams

    • Why Change and Communication is Important

    • The Value of Accountability and Ethical Behavior in PM

    • Why Volunteer? What Opportunities are Available?

    • Managing Disruptions and still being successful

    • Innovation

    • Recent Projects: Lessons Learned/Best Practices

    • Challenging situations in Project Management and how to effectively deal with them

The breakout sessions will be 50 minutes each, and we plan to have 5 sessions. Those who present are allowed to attend the conference for free and attend other workshops and keynote presentations.

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please submit the following to pdc2019@pmiwv.org:

  1. Name, Title, Contact Information

  2. Topic with description

  3. Any equipment you may need for your presentation

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