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 – Conrado Morlan

Project Management Career Development Model

In today’s constantly changing work environment, project management professionals need to reinvent the way they think about and manage their careers. Traditional approaches to career development proved to be anachronistic based on what organizations need from their associates.

Organizations are adopting a new approach: the alignment of projects with the organization’s strategy, which will use projects as enablers to achieve organizational goals. To achieve this project management professionals need to acquire the next generation of PM skills (Triangle of Talent) and ensure their contributions will benefit the organization. Organizations are finding most project management professionals know what they need to do to perform well in their current jobs but very few are clear about what is required over the longer term.

The proposed Project Management Career Development Model will enable project management professionals to become opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise.

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