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)

For additional information contact the Project Management Program at (972) 883-2656.

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Additional Information – John T. Cole

Reaching the Finish Line – Surviving a Career in Project Management

Many things have changed over the past 10 to 20 years: Economies have changed, the way companies do business has changed, careers have changed. Even within the Project Management job family, the way the PMs approach their careers has had to change. Today, with all the changes affecting businesses, even being able to keep a job is not guaranteed. Depending on what challenges each person faces determines if a Project Manager is able to approach his or her career as a normal project: just keeping up with all the issues and deadlines, or if they have to approach their career as a troubled project: having to make drastic changes just to get it back on track.

In this presentation, the career choices within the Project Management job family will be put into perspective. Things change fast in our industry and things are changing the way people progress up in the PM ranks. Because of the ever changing business environment, finding a job and keeping a job within the Project Management job family is not easy. Project Managers need to be flexible in the way they plan out their careers. They have to be more strategic in the choices they make within their career which will hopefully enable them to make it to the finish line and retirement.

View Previous Presentations

John T. Cole

Reaching the Finish Line – Surviving a Career in Project Management

Bob Vandehey

Scrum: The Ups and Downs

Dale J. Albrecht, MBA, SPHR

Why? The Task That’s Not on Your WBS

Ira Barash

Agile/Scrum with XP and Kanban In Same Project

Jason Benfield

Stop Being Difficult. How to Deal with Challenging Stakeholders

Prakash Tuladar

Are You Agile Or Are You Doing Agile?

Carl Youngberg

Make Yourself Matter

Shami Dugal, Hon. B. Math, MPA

Project Orchestration

Andrea Nicholas, MBA, PMP

The Future U.S. Workforce: A Perfect Storm

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

Hiding Reality…

Gary Rechtfertig, PMP — March 20, 2012

Emotional Intelligence

Gary Rechtfertig from Naveen Jindal School of MGMT on Vimeo.

Karen Saloman — January 17, 2012

Diversity Dismantled

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