February Chapter Meeting (Virtual) - The Public Relations of Project Management
6:30-7:00 pm - Networking
7:00-7:15 pm - Chapter Announcements
7:15-8:00 pm - Speaker Presentation
One of the most important responsibilities project managers have is communication. Good project managers spend 90% of their time communicating. In order to keep projects or engagements funded, successful PMs must continually “market” the positive benefits and achievements of projects – even if approved. As the primary project ambassador and evangelist, the Project Manager must never take the sponsor’s good will for granted. It becomes imperative to maintain the passion and enthusiasm for the goals and objectives of the project through constant impactful communication.
Most people think of communication in terms of status reports and presentations. Effective project managers learn to turn routine status meetings into opportunities to market the project’s progress. This presentation will reveal tips on how to elevate communication plans to public relations campaigns.
About Our Speaker:
Speaker - Cindy VanderSleen
Cindy Vandersleen has over 35 years progressive experience as an executive IT leader and project management professional. During her corporate tenure she was responsible for delivery and support of business applications, establishing organizational project management processes, and achieved success with many high profile enterprise implementations. Prior to her semi-retirement in 2015, she served in her most recent position as Director, Project Management Office for Young Presidents Organization. Cindy holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Texas Christian University. She is also a certified PMP. She has taught project management courses, has volunteered with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, and served as a past President of the PMI Fort Worth Chapter.
** Attendees must register and pay online by 6pm on Thursday February 22nd (day of the event).
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