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April 2018 Chapter Meeting

April 12, 2018
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
http://www.okhistory.org/historycenter/
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Topic: Win the Battle Before it Begins: How to Maximize the First 21 Days of any Project

Speaker: Sarah Gallagher

Topic Description: The ink isn’t even dry on your Project Charter—but what if the seeds of project destruction have already been sown? The odds are not in our favor. PMI® reports that nearly 15% of projects are deemed failures, while nearly a third don’t achieve their original business objectives.* Under the sheer weight of project initiation and planning activities, it’s all too easy to get distracted from the key objectives that can help you win the battle before it begins. After years of helping companies “unstick” troubled projects, Sara Gallagher knows that the first 21 days are critical. Learn how you can leverage them to beat the odds!

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why the first 21 days are critical to a project’s long-term resilience
  • The most common mistakes that project managers make in the first 21 days and, more importantly, how to correct for them
  • The critical objectives that must be achieved early related to project framing, planning, and infrastructure—and how to achieve them

About The Speaker: Sara Gallagher is a Senior Consultant at The Persimmon Group specializing in capital management, strategic portfolio delivery, and organizational effectiveness. Sara travels internationally speaking and training on project management and organizational effectiveness.

Sara’s philosophy of project management involves “leading projects with both sides of the brain,” on the premise that even very technical projects require innovation, strategic thinking, and relationship savvy to execute. Her consulting career has focused on high-stakes, transformational projects including industrial mega-projects, software implementations, and strategy deployments. 

In her engaging programs, Sara integrates evidence-based management insights with a healthy dose of contrarianism to test what we think we know about a subject matter.

Prior to joining Persimmon, Sara served as the senior project manager for a network of privately-owned career colleges dedicated to the training and retraining of thousands of adults each year. A graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA, Sara has also studied at the American University in Cairo. She is a Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified Project Management Professional (PMP

A special note on meals: Due to contract requirements with the Oklahoma History Center's (OHC) preferred catering vendor, outside food is not permitted to be brought into meetings. 

Option A: Purchase lunch with your registration. The lunch option is $10 for sandwich boxes and $12 for salad boxes

Sandwich Boxes are served with a bag of Lay’s potato chips, fresh fruit medley, and gourmet cookies

  • Turkey, Avocado & Bacon served on ciabatta with sweet onion aioli
  • Southwest Turkey Wrap on jalapeno cheddar tortilla with spicy diablo sauce
  • Chicken Salad Veronique Croissant
  • Garden Grilled Veggie Wrap on spinach tortilla with pesto aioli & provolone cheese
  • Cobb Salad Wrap with grilled chicken, bacon, blue cheese, avocado, tomato & egg

Salad Boxes are served with bread & assorted cookies

  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with parmesan, grape tomatoes & kalamata olives with Caesar dressing
  • Chef's Salad with ham, turkey, hard boiled egg, tomato, carrot, cucumber & romaine lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Cobb Salad on mixed greens with chicken, tomato, blue cheese, egg, bacon & avocado with ranch dressing.

Option B: Vist the Winnie Mae Cafe located on the 3rd floor of the Oklahoma History Center. You can place a to-go order and bring your food into the meeting.  You may want to arrive early as wait times are unpredictable.

Please Note Refund Policy: There is no refund on food orders after 12 pm on the Monday before the event.   

Livestream

When possible, we continue to offer this service when you can't attend in person.  We prefer to have you join us in person, but if you are unable, you may register to view the meeting streamed live on computer or mobile device.

Live Webcast Registration Instructions: 

1. Please, DO NOT register on this web page.

2. Please visit pmiokclive.cleeng.com to register.

3. The cost for this service is $15, and you will be able to access the content anytime after the meeting as VOD (video on demand).

4. For those who register to view online, you will self-report your PDU claim with PMI.

Disclaimer:

Project Management Institute, Oklahoma City Chapter (PMI OKC) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at an event sponsored by PMI OKC, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. PMI OKC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by PMI OKC including but not limited to social media, brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.

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By participating in a PMI OKC event or by failing to notify PMI OKC, in writing, your desire to not have your photograph used by PMI OKC, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify PMI OKC from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

Any person or organization not affiliated with PMI OKC may not use, copy, alter or modify PMI OKC photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from PMI OKC.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

 

Tickets

$10.00 Non-member Ticket

$8.00 Member Ticket

Project Management Institute, Oklahoma City Chapter (PMI OKC) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by PMI OKC, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. PMI OKC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by PMI OKC including but not limited to: social media, brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.

A person attending a PMI OKC event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact PMI OKC Communications at Rachel.Keen@PMIOKC.org, in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. PMI OKC will use the photo for identification purposes and will hold it in confidence.

By participating in a PMI OKC event or by failing to notify PMI OKC, in writing, your desire to not have your photograph used by PMI OKC, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify PMI OKC from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

Any person or organization not affiliated with PMI OKC may not use, copy, alter or modify PMI OKC photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from PMI OKC.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!