Applied Project Management Forum
The Applied Project Management Forum is a bimonthly speaker event sponsored by the UT Dallas Project Management Program. It was formed to facilitate ongoing education for project managers on topics that are relevant in today’s business world. Speakers from both the business and academic communities share their experiences and insights.
The APM Forum is held on the third Tuesday of the odd months.
This event earns 1 PDU (Professional Development Unit)
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The Future US Workforce: A Perfect Storm
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Andrea Nicholas, PMP
Andrea Nicholas will share the main points of five years of intensive research on the future of the US workforce. Included in this presentation, is an examination of the three converging factors currently in motion that are expected to culminate in a widespread professional talent shortage, as well as the deductive societal and economic effects expected to ensue from the forecasted labor force deficit. Additionally, based upon a compilation of data from numerous government entities, corporations representing various industries and independent research firms, trends predicted to impact employees from the board room to the mail room for the next 15+ years will be reviewed. Though it will be revealed that offshoring is not the silver bullet executives once believed it would be, viable human capital solutions will be addressed and a plausible argument made for the ways in which the field of project management and its practitioners can assist in filling the impending leadership talent vacuum.
Andrea Nicholas is a Managing Partner at Optimize, a management consulting, staffing and training firm with offices in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Nicholas has over 20 years of experience leading organizational performance improvement efforts focused on achieving sustainable results for small to Fortune 500 firms, and applies her passion for excellence and practicality in her responsibilities as leader of the management and technology practices at Optimize. A published author and invited guest speaker, Ms. Nicholas possesses a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dallas and is PMP and Lean Six Sigma certified.
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Maureen Townsend, PMP-March 19, 2013
Effective Team Communication: The Human Connection
Vince Yaugher, PMP-January 15, 2013
Breaking the “Bad Boss” Cycle: Leadership Excellence in PM
Dave Berry, PMP — November 20, 2012
Is It The Same Red Project; “Deja Vue All Over Again”?
Huma Sohrwardy, PMP — July 17, 2012
Project Portfolio Management Implementation
Fred Richards — May 15, 2012
Gary Rechtfertig, PMP — March 20, 2012
Karen Saloman — January 17, 2012
Valerie Pelan — November 15, 2011
Project Managers, Is Your Personal Brand Working for You?
Ron Wichter — September 20, 2011
Portfolio Management: Are you letting yourself be constrained by
the economy or can you do something about it? That is the question!
Peter Burns — July 19, 2011
Effective Project Leadership in a Multi-Generational Environment
Debbie Mrazek — May 17, 2011
Project Management Challenges: Proven Cash Producing Sales Processes
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