Conference Program Schedule

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM On-site Registration - foyer Grand Ballroom 3rd Level
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Prefunction area Grand Ballroom 3rd level
  310 D - PD 310 E - PM 310 F - PM O&G 320 A - PgM 320 B - Agile 320 C - S/W Tools
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 1st breakout session Rick Gillis "Highlights of the Mechanics of Job Search" Lisa DiTullio "Lessons Learned: We Won't Be Fooled Again" Tom Sheives & Yvonne Kish "Agile Scrum for Process Improvement Projects" Rick Morris "Making Emotional Conversations Unemotional" Robbie Mac Iver "Stairway to Agility: An Agile Adoption Path" UMT - Tony Castronovo "Application Portfolio Management Fundamentals with Microsoft Project Server 2010"
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 2nd breakout session James DelMonte "How to Develop a Successful Hiring Process and Avoid Litigation" Rachel Paulson "Passive Aggressive Behavior" Tony Johnson "Applying Program & Portfolio Management" Joe Lukas "Top 10 Mistakes Made in Managing Project Risks" Robbie Mac Iver "In Hindsight: The Art of Agile Retrospection" EPM Architects - Tony Zink "Managing Resource Workloads With Microsoft Project Server"
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Vendor Expo in Grand Ballroom A & B - support our Sponsors & Vendors, drawings for a variety of prizes
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 3rd breakout session Toastmasters: "Meet Effective Project Communicators" Kevin Cullen "Taming the Elephant in the Room" Cheryl Chartier, VP Mkt & Proposals - Foster Wheeler "Project Management and Living the Life of a Corporate Athlete" Tom Sheives & Yvonne Kish: "Change Management unstuck!" Bryan Campbell "Agile Programs and Portfolios"
EPM Architects - Tony Zink "Self-Serve Excel Reporting in Project Server"
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - potential to earn 1.5 PDUs Luncheon Keynote - Traci Duez "Ask and You Shall Achieve" - Grand Ballroom C
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Vendor Expo in Grand Ballroom A & B - support our Sponsors & Vendors, drawings for a variety of prizes
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 4th breakout session Janeice Weinand "Leadership Communication: The Key to Implementing Change" Tony Johnson "Requirements Are Not Enough: Applying the WBS"
Cecilia Rose "The Edge of Change: Will You Jump or Fly?" Lisa DiTullio "PMO Prosperity: What to Know, Do and Think About" Eddie Merla "The Agile Minded Professional - 7 Habits to Agility Success" Microsoft & UMT-Victor Richardson, PMP "Project Desktop 2010: What's New and How Project Managers are Using it Today"
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 5th Open network session Carla Fair-Wright "Free Online Project Management Resources - How to Find Them and How to Use Them" Project Management Open Forum - panel of speakers will respond to question from the audience

PMO Open Forum - panel of speakers will respond to questions from the audience
Sanjiv Augustine "The Case for Agile" PM S/W Tools Open Forum with reps from EPM Architects, Microsoft and UMT to respond to questions from the audience
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Meet the Speakers Reception - Vendor Expo in Grand Ballroom A & B - support our Sponsors & Vendors, drawings for a variety of prizes
Thursday, June 9, 2011
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM On-site Registration - foyer Grand Ballroom 3rd Level
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Prefunction area Grand Ballroom 3rd level
  310 D - PD 310 E - PM 310 F - PM O&G 320 A - PgM 320 B - Agile 320 C - S/W Tools
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 1st breakout session Rick Gillis "Highlights of the Mechanics of Job Search" Joe Lukas "Successful Project Management in a Low Authority Environment" Denise Mannix  "Disciplined Execution" (Weatherford Director Organizational Development & Human Resources Global Supply Chain) Cecilia Rose "The Edge of Change: Will You Jump or Fly?" Sanjiv Augustine "Risk Management with Agile" UMT - Andrew Lavinsky "Project Portfolio Management with Project Server 2010"
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 2nd breakout session Rachel Paulson "Passive Aggressive Behavior" Gary Richardson, PhD PMP - U of H "A Critical Chain View of Project Management in a High Change Environment" EcoSys - "Energy and Utilities Project Cost Management" Katie Mehnert & Jennifer Emerson - Shell Oil "Sustainable Projects: Making Them Stick" Sanjiv Augustine "The Agile PMO" EPM Architects - Tony Zink "Microsoft Project Scheduling Tips and Best Practices"
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Annual Job Fair - meet with recruiters from various companies and agencies throughout the Houston region - Prefunction of Grand Ballroom area
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Vendor Expo in Grand Ballroom A & B - support our Sponsors & Vendors, drawings for a variety of prizes
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 3rd breakout session Toastmasters: "Meet Effective Project Communicators"
Traci Duez: "Bringing Infinite Value to Project Management" Ron Hopkins - Shell Oil "Stakeholder Relationships and Leadership:  The Critical Role These Two Play in Project Management" Tony Johnson "Applying Program & Portfolio Management"
Eddie Merla "Be a Product Owner Like Steve Jobs" Microsoft & UMT-Victor Richardson, PMP "Project Desktop 2010: What's New and How Project Managers are Using it Today"
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - potential to earn 1.5 PDUs Luncheon Keynote - Rick Morris "Stop Playing Games" - Ballroom C
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Vendor Expo in Grand Ballroom A & B - support our Sponsors & Vendors, drawings for a variety of prizes
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 4th breakout session Carla Fair-Wright "PMP Exam: From Distress to Success - 15 Exceptional Study Techniques for Passing the PMP Exam Janeice Weinand "Solving the Communication Paradox" EcoSys - "Oil & Gas Project Cost Management" Katie Menhert - Shell Oil "Inspiring Team Dynamics: Creating Global O&G Project Cultures" Bryan Campbell "Agile Programs and Portfolios" UMT - Andrew Lavinsky "Best Practices in Implementing Enterprise Project Management Tools"
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - potential to earn 1.0 PDU 5th Open network session Kevin Cullen "Managing Resistence Effectively: Your Pathway to Success" Maha Balakrishman & Prof. Jamison Kovach - University of Houston "Framework for Reducing IT System Downtime in Small-Medium Size Firms  
Agile Open Forum - panel of speakers will respond to questions from the audience
PM S/W Tools Open Forum with reps from EPM, Microsoft and UMT to repond to questions from the audience
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Conference Closing & Grand Prize Drawings - Prefunction area