PMI Southwest: How Did They Know? Exploring the Strategy Behind Marvel Studios Blockbusters - May

    May 16, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Schlumberger - Sugar Land Campus
    210 Schlumberger Drive
    Sugar Land, TX 77478
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    Alana M Hill, PMP
    2Hill Consulting Services, LLC

    Alana M. Hill, PMP is a passionate speaker, author, and learning consultant at 2Hill Consulting Services. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in energy and talent development provides real?world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in the face of adversity. Her international business expertise shapes her perspective of change leadership and seasons her presentations. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world!

    With over 20 years of cross-functional leadership and training expertise, Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development. She promotes behavior styles and conflict resolution techniques to improve team dynamics and performance. Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way”.  Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small technology companies, churches, and non-profits. Her adaptability makes her an asset across the professional spectrum.

    Before establishing her consultancy in 2006, Alana enjoyed a colorful career with the international technology company Schlumberger advancing from a Field Engineer to a Program Manager. In her tenure with the oilfield services giant, she not only managed multiple technology implementations, she also learned to drive an 18-wheeler!  Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has numerous accomplishments in talent development.

    Topic Description:

    How Did They Know? Exploring the Strategy Behind Marvel Studios Blockbusters

    Have you been asking yourself “how did they know”? How did Marvel Studios have a string of blockbuster hits? This engaging presentation explores the business strategy behind the success of Marvel’s The Avengers and their spin-offs. By delving into their project selection process, you will uncover how integral vision is to the success of your projects, and how it can be applied to any organization.

    In this presentation, you will learn:

    -An overview of Project selection strategy 

    -How important stakeholder management is to strategy

    -How to sell your project to management (hint: ROI!)

    -What to do when the vision changes

    -Bonus: what to say to the Critics
    This Session Qualifies for:
    Strategic    

     
    Location:
    Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus
    Forum Cafe
    210 Schlumberger Drive
    713-234-0550

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