Virtual Lunch & Learn: Making the World a Better Place through Project Management
Making the World a Better Place through Project Management!
As project managers, we have unique skills that can help make the world a better place. We know that projects are required to implement change in organizations. However, projects can be used to implement change in society as well. In this presentation, using examples of projects PMWB has supported, Deanna and Peter will focus on three key areas where project managers can help non-profit organizations be successful. The first is project sustainability. Here, the focus is on using project management to ensure the project can be completed and the product of the project will realize benefits. The second is communications and metrics. One of the keys to project success is communication. This is no different in the non-profit world. Deanna and Peter will talk about the need to measure impact and how to communicate it to all stakeholders. The final topic is personal growth, both as a leader and for the project team. By helping a non-profit, not only are you helping the world, but you are also growing your leadership skills and the project management skills of the organization. A win-win. The presentation will wrap up with suggestions on how you can help change the world with your project management skills and knowledge.
Deanna Landers is the Founder and President of Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB), whose mission is to make a positive difference in the world through collaborative and sustainable projects. Deanna currently serves on the board of directors of PMWB and previously served on the board of directors
of IEEE Smart Village, Metro Denver PM Education Foundation, PMI Mile Hi Chapter, and for 6 years on the international board of directors of PMI, leading the board as Chair in 2013. She was previously the Director of Program Management at Charter Communications, responsible for improving the organization's maturity and effectiveness of project, program and portfolio management. Prior to working for Charter, she was with IBM for 11 years, contributing to their award-winning Project Management Center of Excellence, as well as delivering a $350M portfolio of projects. In 2023, Deanna was named a PMI Fellow.
Peter Monkhouse is the co-founder of NewGenP, a training and consulting company. Peter teaches project management courses at the University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University, and Procept Associates. Please is also on the Board of Directors and an active volunteer for Project Managers Without Borders.
As a product owner and entrepreneur, Peter has actively led projects and project managers in education, consulting, engineering, information technology, health, and organizational change for multinational organizations.
Peter has been an active volunteer with PMI for 25 years, including serving on the PMI Board of Directors and Chair of the 2012 PMI Board and the PMI Educational Foundation Board of Directors and Chair of the 2018 PMIEF Board. In 2021, Peter was named a PMI Fellow.
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