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Delivering Successful Projects ...Every Time (10 Technical (PM) PDUs) - 13 October 2017


Date/Time :  Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (ET) includes one-hour lunch break

Location : Moe's Tavern Conference Room – 1st Floor, Building 7, Cisco Systems, Research Triangle Park, NC

7100 Kit Creek Road, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560

Cost:  $199.00 

Continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 AM and pizza will be served at 12:00 PM



Although many successful project management practitioners are “accidental project managers,” successful projects should not be “accidental.” Research studies have identified the reasons for project failure and reasons for project success. By utilizing major contributors to project success and avoiding the leading causes of project failure, project success should be predictable and repeatable, instead of a hit-and-miss occurrence.

This workshop describes a recommended approach to ensure consistent delivery of successful projects by focusing on major contributors to project success, including requirements management processes, formal (agile and/or traditional) project management methodology and standardized tools and infrastructure, and executive management support.

Requirements management is an essential part of the standard for project management. Executive management support can make or break a project! While Agile Project Management processes are being introduced to replace many traditional project management processes resulting in great improvements in project success rates, formal project development/management methodology, and standardized tools and infrastructure continue to help make successful project delivery a repeatable process. These critical success factors, when implemented and achieved in collaboration with stakeholders, can lead to consistent delivery of successful projects.

This seminar has previously been offered by PMI SeminarsWorld and at PMI Global Congress.

Earn: 10 PDUs (Technical (PM) PDUs)!

Earn 10 PDUs for attending a seven-hour (class) session and completing pre-seminar reading assignments. Upon completion of the seminar, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and 10 PDUs will be reported in PMI's CCRS for you so you do not have to report PDUs yourself. You will receive an email from PMI that 10 PDUs have been reported for you. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion with the PDU Program Number for your records and for your use if you prefer to report the PDUs yourself.

Refreshments, including continental breakfast and light lunch (salads/sandwiches), will be served.

This seminar has previously been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, as a two-day seminar.

Comments from participants of previous class:

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course.”

“Great exercises and fabulous facility.”

“Great instructor, delivered content clearly and showed practical value.”

“Great class. Thank you!” – Janis G., ADP

“Thank you for the seminar. It was an informative class and I can definitely take some back to try to improve the project management process at my company.” – Sandy C.

“I think the course was put together nicely -- in a very logical, easy to understand format. It definitely improved my understanding to delivery better projects. Doug is a very personable instructor that relates each topic to a personal experience for better understanding. Love the course. Thanks for a wonderful class. I will look for you in future sessions.” - Cassandra H., ADP

“Lots of basic project information was given; however there were lots of useful tips and tricks. Definitely have information to take back to my company.” – Regina B.

“Thank you. I enjoyed the class.” - Ruth W., CDC

“This really enjoyed this class and feel that it will be beneficial to me in my current role.” – Chris C., Morgan Consultants, Inc.

“The course was informative and engaging. The instructor ensured there was applicable participant interaction. And used real-world examples to reinforce the subject matter.” – Tracy S.

Course objectives:

• Identify the major causes for project failures and understand the reasons for project success

• Learn how Requirement Processes can be utilized to address project failures/problems and improve project success 3. Utilize Requirement Management processes in improving organizational performance

• Utilize formal project development/management methodologies

• Understand the benefits of Agile Project Management over traditional project management methodologies

• Utilize the PMO to implement standard enterprise-level program/project management and standardized tools and infrastructure

• Explore ways to gain executive management support and get sustained executive commitment

• Learn an approach for consistent delivery of successful projects

Who should attend:

• Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Business Analysts who have responsibility to run projects and/or develop project management processes, requirements management processes, formal enterprise-level project development/management methodologies.

• Program Managers, Program Management Office (PMO) Managers/Directors, responsible for implementing projects, interested in establishing standard project/program management processes.

• PM Consultants interested in understanding the benefits and challenges in delivering successful projects consistently, utilizing Requirements Management Processes in improving customer satisfaction, project performance and the organizational performance.

• Project management practitioners interested in developing project management strategies and in utilizing project management process inputs, tools, techniques and outputs in a project environment.

Instructor : Victoria S. Kumar, PMP,

Victoria Kumar served as Project Management Office (PMO) Program Manager / Senior Project Manager for the state of North Carolina Office of the State Controller (NC OSC), where she was responsible for implementing project / portfolio management methodologies and developing governance processes to manage the organization’s portfolio. She represented NC OSC in statewide IT project approval processes as statewide project approver, participating with the state’s Enterprise PMO in the state's IT governance process.

Ms. Kumar’s professional career includes project development management with IBM Canada Laboratory and PMO program management, establishing a PMO and implementing IT governance processes through the PMO, both in the private and public sectors.

Ms. Kumar is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter. She served the chapter in various board member positions in 2003-2007. She also served as member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group in 2010 and 2011. She also served as Director, PMI (Global) Board of Directors (2014 - 2016).

Ms. Kumar has travelled worldwide, presenting in seminars and conferences. She has delivered leadership development and project management seminars to PMI SeminarsWorld and PMI Global Congress participants, including:

• Program and Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders (2012 - 2013)

• Effective Requirements Management (2005 - 2010)

• Delivering Successful Projects ...Every Time (2010)

• Successful Implementation of a PMO (2004 - 2006)

Ms. Kumar published several conference papers as part of PMI global congress proceedings. Her latest paper is on “Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders.”

Ms. Kumar holds master’s degrees in pure mathematics and in computer science from University of Waterloo (Canada), where she has also earned PhD credits in management science. She has a master's certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University. She is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

See Ms. Kumar in Linkedin .   If you have any questions, please email Victoria S. Kumar, PMP (


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