Events Featuring Matthew Weaver
Matthew Weaver, who specializes in PMP exam prep, CAPM exam prep, project management training, Microsoft Project, and LinkedIn instruction, coaching, and consulting, is a frequent presenter to professional and educational groups on topics that include project management, professional development, and business networking.
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- June 17, 2013-Downtown DC Luncheon Series: PMBOK 5th Edition vs. ISO/IEC/IEEE 21500. Sponsored by the PMI PMIWDC and PMI SSC chapters through their joint group M2D2. The new PMBOK 5th Edition aligns with the new ISO/IEC/IEEE 21500 standard. Great, what does that really mean? Do we do something different tomorrow than we did yesterday? Matthew gives a real-world assessment of the simplicity and the complexity of the changes by comparing the new PMBOK Guide and 21500 standards. In particular, he will address what, if anything, we should consider doing differently.
- May 15, 2013-FOSE 2013 (National Convention; Educational Session sponsored by PMI): Accurate Requirements Could Be Your Key to Project Success. The effectiveness of how your organization documents customer requirements at the early stages of a project can determine the success or failure of your project. Study successful approaches for accurately eliciting, documenting and validating your customer’s expectations. Learn how to engage your customer throughout the project so they become your partner in ensuring you deliver what your customer wants.
- April 18, 2013-Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA): Workforce Learning Series: Making implementation of PMP Best Practices Affordable. By necessity or otherwise, many companies and individuals continually look to improve or simply fix their project practices. In this effort, adopting best practices, such as the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), can be a solution or a nightmare. A common process can be simple or become so rigid and cumbersome as to be defeat the best efforts of any team. Matthew Weaver will discuss several approaches and techniques to project-oriented process improvement, which offer success in determining the best practices needed and introducing them in a manner that ensures success. He will give special attention to the varied needs of small and large projects and organizations, suggesting a one-size-fits-all approach is practical, necessary, efficient, and affordable.
- April 16, 2013-PMIWDC Chapter Monthly Meeting PM Tools Event: Embracing change through simple change control. Sponsored by the PMI PMIWDC chapter. Bring change control up in most work conversations and you get an almost unanimous groan. Everyone has horror stories about change control, few have anything good to say about it. Matthew Weaver will re-introduce change control, show how it is our best friend, can be efficient and complementary to our projects, and really is a necessity for every project manager and team.
- January 2013-Project Weavers Webinar: Understanding and Using Earned Value. A two-hour offering detailed review of earned value, including examples and practice exercises. This live webinar covers why and when to use earned value, how to use it, and what you might do based on what earned value tells you about the health of your project. With an eye on the PMP and CAPM certification exams, we will review the formulas and together practice using them in several examples.
- January 2013-Project Weavers Webinar: Create All-In-One Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), WBS Dictionary, and Responsibility Matrix”. Give us an hour and Mathew Weaver will weave a story about creating a single Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), WBS Dictionary, and Responsibility Assignment Matrix (Responsibility Matrix or RAM). Not only that, but Matthew will show you their value so that you will not only want to use them in your projects, but will insist on them.
- November 14, 2012-Fairview Park Luncheons: Leveraging LinkedIn for professional and business networking. Sponsored by the PMI PMIWDC chapter. Do you use LinkedIn? Have you found new work, found a new customer, shared or learned new information, or established an effective presence on LinkedIn? If not, then you need to attend this content-packed presentation on using LinkedIn. Matthew Weaver will cover both the basics and some valuable approaches and techniques to gain meaningful return from this great professional-oriented social media tool.
- October 24, 2012-Washington Circle Luncheons: Establishing Positive Stakeholder Roles in Your Project. Your stakeholders can make or break your project, make work pleasant or a nightmare. Matthew Weaver will discuss strategies to identify and engage stakeholders in positive roles with the achievable goal of making them part of your project, rather than observers, potentially at odds with the project.
- July 16, 2012-Downtown DC Luncheon Series: Create Actionable Plans. Sponsored by M2D2, a joint group of the PMI PMIWDC and PMI SSC chapters. Do you find challenge in writing an actionable plan? Do you or your project sponsor and management find “We will communicate with stakeholders periodically to keep them informed of project.” insufficient detail in your communication plan? This presentation will offer some simple guidance and five easy steps to creating actionable plans. Our focus will be on the Project Management Plan and its many subsidiary plans. Reference will be given to the PMBOK Guide and ISO/IEC/IEEE 16326 (which is the standard applicable to those using ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207 or 15288). Audience is anyone responsible for writing, reviewing, or approving project management plans for any type of project.
- May 15, 2012 for PMI PMIWDC chapter at their monthly meeting. PM Tools Workshop: Cheaper, Faster, and Smarter Begins With Your Requirements. Get rid of your Requirements Specification, banish Microsoft Word from anyone documenting requirements, use the right tools, and get smart about your requirements. Matthew Weaver will give everyone cause to jump straight to their Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) as the single-source solution to documenting, controlling, and reporting project requirements. Realize incredible savings by using the right tool and getting smart about why you document a requirement and where you depend upon it throughout the project life cycle.
- November 14, 2011 for PMI PMIWDC and PMI SSC chapters through their joint group M2D2. Downtown DC Luncheon Series: Using WBS to Establish Best Practices. A complete Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is critical to project success and an important tool in establishing and implementing best practices in any project. This discussion aims to refocus or introduce project managers to the continuing value of the WBS. Matthew will briefly review the basic pieces of the WBS, WBS Dictionary, and WBS Work Package, then show how to apply this while following common best practices in the PMBOK, IEEE standards and guidelines, CMMI, and ISO-9001. He will show participants how to secure measurable and traceable results that will improve project quality and success.
- Canceled for lack of registrants. August 22, 2011 for Performance Institute conference on Practical Strategies for Organizational-Wide Project Management Training: Do More with Less: Learn How to Manage Projects with Fewer Resources. Effectively manage multiple projects with decreasing resources, Discover how to improve productivity through just-in-time resource assignments, and Better utilize your dwindling resources.
- August 15, 2011 for PMI PMIWDC and PMI SSC chapters through their joint group M2D2. Downtown DC Luncheon Series: Six Sigma 101. Review basic Six Sigma principles, identify how they apply to project management, and learn how to implement them today. In considering the role of Six Sigma in your projects, you do not need to wait for an expert or get your certification first. In Six Sigma 101 Matthew provides an engaging introduction to core Six Sigma principles that apply to every day project management. Matthew will share tips and techniques to empower you to start using and gaining value from Six Sigma immediately.
- August 10, 2011 for Bank of America and American Project Management. Presentation: Building Networks with LinkedIn. Focuses on how to leverage LinkedIn to build your network. It includes discussion of groups, searches, how to increase your invite reach, and ways to leverage your LinkedIn connections.
- Canceled for lack of registrants. July 27, 2011 for Performance Institute at Lean Six Sigma for IT Conference. Planned keynote speaker with topic: Leveraging Lean Six Sigma to Maximize IT Efficiency and Effectiveness. Many companies are now faced with consolidations and market share growth opportunities if they can improve their operations quickly to free up cash and move forward faster. The proven model for deploying a successful process improvement initiative is to drive it from the top down. Listen to an industry-recognized leader in process improvement and project management as they discuss best practices for Six Sigma deployment in your IT department and how you can sustain the gains and achieve maximum ROI.
- Canceled. July 14, 2012 for Bank of America and American Project Management. Presentation: Six Sigma in Common English. Focuses on sharing an overview of Six Sigma without the technical terminology that might otherwise complicate understanding this valuable best practice.
- June 23, 2011 for Kaplan University StuPM CoP. Presentation: Recovering a Failing Project (a follow-up). What is a failing project, what does it take to turn around a failing project, and approach and first steps.
- June 22, 2011 for PMI PMIWDC chapter. Washington Circle Luncheons: Creating a Meaningful Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Review the purpose, objectives, and value of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), understand the difference between project and solution WBS, and learn how to create a meaningful WBS. A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the foundation of any project schedule. Creating a meaningful WBS separates actionable project schedules from simple to-do lists. While every project manager should already use a WBS as part of their schedule creation, Matthew re-introduces WBS as a meaningful, value-added tool in organizing your project schedule, defining project and solution tasks and activities, and establishing ownership and measurable definitions of complete.
- June 22, 2011 for Bank of America and American Project Management. Presentation: Leveraging LinkedIn to Develop New Business. Discuss the methods and best practices to utilize this new social network resource to develop new customers for your business. Bring your laptops and notepads for a rare opportunity to learn about expanding into the future of marketing your business.
- May 27, 2011 for Bank of America and American Project Management. Presentation: Leveraging LinkedIn to Develop New Business. Discuss the methods and best practices to utilize this new social network resource to develop new customers for your business. Bring your laptops and notepads for a rare opportunity to learn about expanding into the future of marketing your business.
- May 19, 2011 for Kaplan University StuPM CoP. Presentation: Recovering a Failing Project. What is a failing project, what does it take to turn around a failing project, and approach and first steps.
- May 19, 2011 for Bank of America and American Project Management. Presentation: Agile, Scrum, and Waterfall, what’s a company to do? Discuss the ins and outs of Agile, Scrum, and traditional project management using waterfall. Bring an open mind or your list of questions for a rare opportunity to learn about these three. At this event we will cover: What is Agile, Scrum, and Waterfall, Determine if you need to change and why, Learn how to find the right solution, and Develop a plan of action
- May 4, 2011 for American Project Management. Presentation: Current Project and Development Practices. Discuss current practices; available approaches using traditional, Agile, and Scrum practices; and finding the right solution.
- April 19, 2011 for American Project Management. Seminar: Learn How to Use and Leverage LinkedIn. This half-day seminar will focus on using and leveraging LinkedIn successfully for business networking, talent searches, and job searches. The seminar will cover both the basics and some valuable approaches and techniques to gain meaningful return from this great professional-oriented social media tool.
- April 14, 2011 for Performance Institute at PMO conference in Orlando. Design a PMO to Maximize the Customer Experience. Focus on how the PMO can stimulate relationships with the customers, Establish effective communications that will help achieve organization success, and Learn how a PMO can be built to create customer satisfaction.