The Dark Arts of Project Management: Influence and Politics

Joe Perzel, Program Manager

The successful journey of a project from start to finish is not linear, clean, forecastable or easy. Your interest is to deliver the project on time, on budget and with a smile on everyone’s face, but others have conflicting interests. How do you minimize these occurrences and provide the best chance to survive the project intact? This presentation will focus on the soft-side of project management, using audience participation and exercises to share the community’s intelligence.

About Joe Perzel: Joe has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity. He has a background in multiple industries such as healthcare, insurance, finance, government, manufacturing, non-profit and education. Presently Joe is President, JPerzel Inc. and a Program Manager at Surescripts LLC. Previously he has held leadership positions at Cargill, Thomson Reuters, MN Workers Compensation Bureau and International Multifoods.
Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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