Thursday, December 3, 2015

Free Webinar: The Mental Game of Project Management

Join Lou Russell, CEO/Queen of  RMA, for an upcoming webinar, “The Mental Game of Project Management.”

Russell is a consultant, speaker and author who grows companies by growing their people. She is the author of 7 books including IT Leadership AlchemyLeadership Training ,10 Steps to Successful Project Management and Managing Projects. Through speaking, training and writing, she inspires leadership, project management and team growth. Her upbeat style will give you the passion and tools to improve. Laughing, participating, and challenged, you will learn. 

Register for the webinar here:

Webinar Summary:

Tiger Woods will be remembered as an exceptional golfer.  His legacy may also be that he made a big mistake and never returned back to his greatness – time will tell.  Why do you think he still remains so far from his earlier abilities?  His clubs?  His coach? His health issues? Everyone Russell asks says “it’s all in his head.”  As a very rookie golfer, Russell is fascinated and appalled by the way her mind gets in the way of my game.  She is aware that her mind also gets in the way of her success in life and business, including projects.  She actually speaks more negatively to herself through her self-talk than anyone else has ever spoken to her.  So do you.
In business and organizations all over the world, we jointly agree to certain truths (that are actually lies) including:
·         You must always be in control of a project to succeed
·         It is possible to predict the future accurately if you’re talented
·         Projects are impossible to do on time and on budget with appropriate quality because of all the jerks involved
·         The politics of the organization have no place in a project
·         People should do what they say they are going to do
·         She can personally torture people enough to get a project done

We bet you can pick a couple of these that you believe, in fact, that you make choices based on.  Now that you read them, you may be starting to notice that these ‘truths’ are preventing you from being agile, resilient and collaborative. These are the truths that we pretend to not see. To drive outcomes requires new truth.  In this Reflections with the Masters Series, Russell wants us to all have a conversation:

·         How are our current truths, self-talk and values moving us away from the outcomes we strive to achieve?
·         What are the strategies for noticing my own disconnects before they trigger fear and stress as auto responses?
·         What are the strategies for reframing and distracting our brain to drive success?
·         How does all of this change the way projects are done and increase their success?

Russell is excited about the opportunity to create community virtually to drive hope, energy and joy in all aspects of your life.  Together, we’ll create new truth.  She’s hoping Tiger will create new truth, too.

Save your seat for the webinar:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Business Architecture - The Missing Link and Silent Giant between Strategy and Execution

This is the #1 reason why companies need to start thinking more about bridging the gap between people and technology. Today every project endeavor is unique and we can always sacrifice IT Agility with Business Agility. The reason that Business Architecture (BA) exists is purely due to VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) but most important the evolving dynamics of mitigating project failure early-on. For example, Gartner has reported 75% of projects failed leaving only 25% of projects successful or healthy. Does this mean that they do something different that the rest of us?

Yes, indeed they are embracing concepts of Business Agility beyond the semantics of theory and putting solid bedrock to execution, funding models and strategic investments. This bedrock is called business architecture a silent giant proposed as a solution to building technology like a house with termites that will later on will need to be reassessed for value, scalability and capability to meet strategic business outcomes.

The Project World & World Congress Business Analysis conference will offer opportunities a spice of what BA is and will allow you to inspect and view an interdisciplinary case study for global software implementation using business architecture methodologies and practices.

Resources to Explore

Understanding Business Architecture (Defined, Value, Use, Engage)

Gartner Webinars

Bob The BA - BA Architect Skillset and Recommended Readings

2015 Top Trends in Business Analysis

Transformational Roles

50 Shades of BAs - How to Evolve to Strategic Leadership?

About the Author
Jaleann M. McClurg, MPH, CSM, CHTS-TR
ICD-10 CM AHIMA Approved Trainer
VP, Membership
(404) 849-0573
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) - Greater Atlanta
Twitter: @cre8bitacle

Friday, September 25, 2015

10 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss PW&WCBA in Seattle

ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts is an event for all those needing to take charge, reduce risk and deliver results in a changing work environment. Learn how to elevate your skills, deploy technical innovation and collaborate across functions to become a more effective project manager or business analyst from industry leaders

Here are the top 10 reasons you can't miss PW&WCBA 2015:

1.       Project Portfolio Management - New Secrets Revealed
Barb Hurst, Manager, Project Portfolio, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, will help you uncover secrets on how to plan, communicate and rollout portfolio management as a valuable service in the real world (including the best day/time to present a new idea and influencing the influencers.

2.       Build Your Brand as an Emerging Leader
Uncover the three essential elements of an effective leadership brand and how you can scale up  your brand and advance your career with best practices from Jo Miller, Founding Editor,, CEO, Women's Leadership Coaching, Inc.

3.       Decrease Project Risk
Drive project success through active risk management and get a better understanding of the relationship between project risk management and project success. Plus, Scott Reynolds, VP Senior Technology Project Manager, Bank of America will also share how you can increase your projects probability of success.

4.       Become a Change Leader            
Project Managers will come together with Lou Russell, CEO & Learning Faciiliator, Russell Martin & Associates to experience project collaboration and competition in real time. You'll learn how to complete difficult projects with and in spite of other teams, just like in the real world.

5.       Navigate Your Own Career Journey
A career in project management can take on many paths and is dependent on an individual's goals, interests and limitations. Join Rick Radice, VP, Federal Regulatory Exam Liaison, Prudential Financial as he shares different PM career paths and how to select what's right for you.

6.       Build a Project Management Centre of Excellence
CIBC Bank's Lindsey-Ann DePeri leads you through the journey of creating a CoE for Project Management, including establishing a value proposition, aligning staff and projects into a shared services portfolio, application of best practices and more.

7.       Master Your Presentation Skills
One of last year's top rated speakers, William Greenwald, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist, Windsor Leadership Group, returns to the PW&WCBA with the goal of helping you construct a great story while holding mastery of the stage.

8.       Explore & Analyze Data in 3D
3D data exploration is a new and promising field. Igor Peev, Senior Program Manager, Power Map for Excel, Microsoft Corporation will talk about how interacting and animating the data gives the user additional insights which are not available in the traditional methods of exploration.

9.       Scale Agile to YOUR Organization
Forrester Research examines new roles required to make a transition to Agile, address limitations that require a hybrid approach and talk about shifts that need to be made in budgeting and planning.

10.   Manage the Rate of Change in a Digital Driven Economy
Fredrick Redd, CEO, ASSAI Management Consulting reveals leadership strategies to keep pace with the rate of change that is ideal for leading projects, programs and organizations.

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Join us next month to explore what the future of project management and business analysis will look like. As a valued reader of our blog, you get an exclusive $100 off the current rate with code PW15BL. Register today:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Uncover the Promise of a PM/BA Partnership at PW&WCBA, Save $200 Today!

Earlier this year, ESI's Top 10 Trends in Business Analysis projected that BAs would become the common thread between business objectives and the projects designed to achieve them.*

The challenge, for both project managers and business analysts, now lies in the collaboration between the teams throughout the project phases. Are you prepared to managing complex projects with your peers?
PW&WCBA arms you with the skills you need to work across the project lines.

New Session Just Announced!
Understanding the Role of Business Process Management within Projects
Gurpreet Kanwar, Senior Project Manager, Information Management, NAV Canada

Business process plays an important role in successful project delivery and vice versa. We will identify how business process and project management relate together. We will review:

·         The difference between Project Management and Process Management
·         How projects can help in creating and improving the business processes
·         How Business Process helps projects to align with the organizational strategy
·         How Change Management plays a very important role to institutionalize the business process across the organization
·         How Project Methodology can be used in executing business process
·         Plus, don't miss Kathleen Hass, Principal Consultant, Kathleen Hass & Associates as she explores the New Project Leadership Model: The Promise of the PM/BA Partnership in a Complex World.

Download the brochure for full session details:

$100 Early Registration Savings Expire today, September 11. Plus, as a valued reader of our blog, you get $100 off the current rate – That’s a total of $200 savings: Secure Your Spot & Save:

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Practical Approaches to Change Management from Farm Credit Mid-America

Change is inevitable, that's a fact. And it's never easy. But if there's one thing we can learn in today's project landscape, it's that not adapting to change isn't even an option.

Project timelines are accelerating at an unprecedented pace and you're expected to work with brand new tools and solutions that weren't even available a few years ago - how are you and your teams coping?

PW&WCBA is Your Partner in Advancing Your Change Management Strategies:

Change is Tough: The Alternative is Tougher.  A Case Study on Organization-Wide Change Management Emphasizing Practical Approaches and Lessons Learned

Farm Credit Mid-America's Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution, Chuck Millhollan will lead you through a multi-faceted case study which incorporates strategic portfolio management, the practical application of Lean concepts in a service organization, a complex program impacting every employee in one of the largest associations in the Farm Credit System, and a multi-year change management initiative on the organization's Journey to 2020. Special attention is given to the practical tools and tactics the Farm Credit Mid-America teams have used to enhance delivery and change management.

In addition to Chuck, also hear from:

• Lou Russell, CEO, Learning Faciliator, Russell Martin & Associates on The IT PM as Change Leader
• Myles Miller, CEO & Founder, LeadUp discussing Change Agents - Are You Ready for Change?
• Brunella Lahey, Senior Business Systems Analyst sharing how to Implement Global Solutions at a Fortune 100 Company
• Wayne Kremling, PMP, Senior Project Manager, The Boeing Company revealing Managing Risks, Issues and Opportunities with a Mitigation Burndown
• And much more!

To view the full agenda download it here:

Join us in October and walk away with an action plan to increase your ability to manage projects during times of change. Register today with code PW15BL and receive $100 off current rates!

We hope to see you in Seattle!


The PW&WCBA Team

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Advance Your Career & Increase Your Value at PW&WCBA

Become a more effective project manager or business analyst at ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts this fall. Hear how to elevate your skillset, deploy technical innovation and collaborate across functions at PW&WCBA, designed to deliver the skills and knowledge you need to take charge, reduce risk and deliver results in a changing work environment.

October 21 - 23, 2015
Renaissance Seattle Hotel | Seattle, WA

·         5 Keynote Sessions dedicated to advancing your professional AND personal development (focusing on developing leadership strategies, managing change, building your brand and more)
·         27 hands-on learning sessions led by experts in the project trenches, including Microsoft, Prudential Financial, The Walt Disney Company, Forrester Research, Blue Cross Blue Shield & more)
·         8+ hours to network and learn with your PM & BA peers
·         Access to the PW&WCBA Webinar Series, continuing your education year-round

Download the brochure for the full program:

Plus, Earn Up to 36 PDUs/CDUs in Just 3 Days!

Use code PW15BL for $100 off the current rate. Register today:

Hope to see you this fall!

The PW&WCBA 2015 Team

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Finding the Right Project Management Methodology for You

By: Kazon Robinson

Projects are formulated and produced by organizations to gain profit and expand the organization. Every project formulated, whether it is big or small, needs some form of planning because without planning, a project could result in failure.

Fortunately, there is a way to go about that business of creating an outline for a project - Project Management Methodology (PM).  Today, there are various PM methodologies and author Moira Alexander addresses a few very well in her recent article, “How to Pick a Project Management Methodology”. Specifically, three methodologies that stand out from the rest are Agile, Waterfall, and Scrum.

Agile: Alexander writes, “The Agile Methodology was developed for projects requiring significant flexibility and speed… Agile may be best-suited for projects requiring less control and real-time communication within self-motivated team settings.” So, a possible recommendation would be an open space office where communication is faster paced and thoughts are able to exchange faster.

Waterfall: “Used across many industries, most commonly in software development. Waterfall allows for increased control throughout each phase but can be highly inflexible if scope changes may be anticipated later,” according to Alexander. The Waterfall methodology is used for more complex projects being as there is a need for more control throughout to handle the complexity.

Scrum: Scrum is an agile development framework that is more so used for software development but is now generally used in complex projects.

In addition, there are many other PM Methodologies such as Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), Six Sigma, Crystal, or Feature Driven Development (FDD). This amount of various methodologies helps organizations settle on a certain way of performing a project whether it is complex or simple.

Every methodology works in a business, some work better than in others depending on the situation and if the situation does not always fit the project methodologies framework it can lead to undesirable results. Nevertheless, no project is the “best of the best” and Alexander explains what to look for in a methodology. “When evaluating methodologies, these are only a few of the many factors that should be carefully considered: risks, complexity, constraints, project size, and cost…” Those are some of the factors to consider when looking at different project management methodologies.

In the end, what needs to be focused on is how projects improve or better the whole organization’s objectives. Once you determine the success or failure of those goals, look for the best methodologies that suits your organization’s needs.

About the Author: Kazon Robinson is currently a Marketing Intern at IIR USA and a high school student at All Hallows. Kazon helps oversee and revise the data entry of spreadsheets with information relating to investors, twitter handles, and conferences. He also has experience interacting with other writers from participating in the AH Writers and Authors Club. He has previously worked at Bronxworks Betances Community Center as an Office Assistant where he provided professional service and directions for callers. He can be reached at

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PW&WCBA 2015 Full Program Now Available

The Fusion of Technology & Innovation

We've got news. ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts is coming back to Seattle in 2015! Download the just released brochure here:

As always, PW&WCBA has been designed to deliver the skills and knowledge you need to take charge, reduce risk and deliver results in a changing work environment. Hear how to elevate your skills, deploy technical innovation and collaborate across functions to become a more effective project manager or business analyst from industry leaders including:

·         The Walt Disney Company
·         Clark County NV
·         The Boeing Company
·         Champs Oncology
·         SUNY ITEC
·         Windsor Leadership Group
·         Bank of America
·         Prudential Financial
·         Mutual of Omaha
·         Forrester Research
·         Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
·         Russell Martin & Associates
·         Microsoft
·         Assai Mangement Consulting
·         Women's Leadership Coaching
·         Farm Credit Canada
·         Denab Quality Systems
·         Kathleen Hass & Associates

Download the full 2015 PW&WCBA West Program for the full agenda and speaker lineup:

Join us in October and you'll walk away with tangible lessons to implement immediately upon returning to the office, increasing your value to the organization.

Plus, register by Friday, July 10th and save $300:

The PW&WBCA 2015 Team

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lean Project Management Can Make Or Break Project Success

Though lean project management isn't new, it can make or break the success of your projects. Canadian Blood Services has recently launched a series of Lean strategies into their day-to-day operations resulting in new process efficiencies, improved service for consumers and $125 million in savings.

Hear firsthand how Canadian Blood Services executes large-scale, complex projects, completing them both on-time and within budget. Later this month, join Canadian Blood Services' Todd Campbell, PMP, Project Manager, National Public Cord Blood Bank at ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts as he presents:

Complex Projects: Our Gated Marathon to Save Lives
When the project team at Canadian Blood Services set out to establish a national, public cord blood bank, they knew it would be a long, complex project involving many stakeholders. And, as the marathon progressed, it became clear that any challenge could be overcome, even a mountain.

Learn how the project team collaborated with stakeholders and managed change/expectations, using the phase-gate project model, and yes, even climbed a mountain. The key motivation for building a national, public cord blood bank is to provide stem cell transplant opportunities for both Canadian and international patients, to help save more lives.

Download the brochure to view the complete agenda:

March 23-24, 2015
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Mention code PWEASTBL and save $100 off the current rate:

In addition to Todd's session, hear from PM & BA leaders from PMI, Verizon, Starbucks, Farm Credit Mid-America, Daimler Trucks NA, Associated Bank, Boeing and more.

It's the can't miss event for your project management and business analysis needs. Don’t forget, PW&WCBA EAST delivers 24PDU/CDUs.

All the best,
The PW&WCBA Team

Monday, March 2, 2015

Earn a FREE Pass to PW&WCBA East in Disney World - Become a Guest Blogger

Earn a complimentary all-access pass to ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts East 2015 by serving as a Guest Blogger at the event. As a Guest Blogger, you’ll have access to PW&WCBA's comprehensive agenda attracting the best in insights from around the world, right in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this March.

You'll get a free pass to the annual PW&WCBA event plus exclusive access to a networking community and on-demand webinars, to help you grow and learn throughout the year.
Guest Blogger responsibilities will include submitting one post per week to the PW&WCBA blog between now and the conference and attending specifically assigned sessions at the event and blogging live or same day.

By participating as a Guest Blogger leading up to and at the event, you’ll receive an all-access pass for the entire event, taking place March 23-24, 2015at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. In addition, Guest Bloggers are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Learn more about the event by visiting our website: 

Apply today by sending your name, title, company, short biography and links to your blog or writing samples, along with a few sentences about why we should choose you to be our 2015 Guest Blogger to Amanda Ciccatelli at We will review your submission and contact the chosen Guest Bloggers directly with more details.

All readers of our blog receive an exclusive discount of $100 off the current registration rate with code PWEAST15BL. Register here:

We hope to have you join us in Orlando!

The PW&WBCA Team


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What Does the Digital Economy Mean for PMs & BAs?

The digital driven economy has not only altered the way we manage projects and programs, it has fundamentally changed the way we conduct business across all industries and sectors and the way we live. In today's economy, any project, program or organization whose internal rate of change is slower than the external rate of change will be headed for difficulty.

Project managers and business analysts are our leaders for tomorrow - do you have the skills necessary to Manage the Rate of Change in a Digital Driven Economy?

Fredrick Redd, former Director, Project Management Office, Port Authority & New Jersey will take the stage at PW&WCBA to share the principles and strategies you need to keep pace with the rate of change that is ideal for leading projects, programs and organizations.

March 23-24, 2015
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Plus, check out new sessions from Verizon (Risk Management on the Edge: Tips, Tools & Techniques) and Vertex, Inc. (Process Improvement Insights Gained while Watching Reality Television).

Download the brochure for the updated agenda:

We hope to see you in Orlando as we help you prepare for the digital driven economy.

Register by Friday, February 20th and save $200:

All the best,
The PW&WCBA Team

P.S. - Are you a PMI or IIBA member? You can save an additional 20% off your conference registration. Contact Kacey Anderson at for more information.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Communication and Proactivity Make You a Better Project Manager

Project managers often have the difficult job of dealing with projects having inter-team disputes, being over budget and missing deadlines. However being able to avoid problems and potential pitfalls before they even arise is something that can put the better project managers head and shoulders above the rest.

A recent article by CIO Magazine has pinpointed key areas and scenarios that may arise for project managers and how best to deal with them. The key elements that are prevalent are communication and proactivity. By keeping a stream of communication between manager and team helps to check in on progress in order to make sure problems aren’t a surprise and can keep the team focused and happy. By building a good relationship with the team will create trust and increase productivity, as workers are more likely to put in more effort for a manager they trust and enjoy working with.

Communication with higher management is also key for keeping a strong team; by being pro-active and making sure you know if a key member of your team could be taken away for something else could be the key to keeping them. A good project manager will be able to show facts and data that can back up the need for the member which can be the way to keep them. By showing in data form that without a certain member a project could potentially go over the deadline day or the time and effort to train a new member could push the budget up past the quota creates a much stronger case for keeping the team intact. If the communication with higher management is there it can give time to gather evidence instead of arguing a case with nothing to back up the claims.

The proactivity of pre-empting issues like that can be useful for other potential project setbacks. Communicating with the team and making sure they understand their specific roles and setting a number of mini deadlines will keep the project on track. Setting specific roles for each member keeps the team from potentially overlapping and doing the same thing twice which is inefficient. By setting early smaller deadlines can mean if there are problems along the way they can be dealt with quickly to make sure they overall deadline is kept to.

The final point on communication is that sometimes members may be in different countries or time zones and have difficulty accessing each other’s work. However new technology such as EMC Syncplicity allow members to be able to collaborate easily to share their work with each other to make sure the project keeps flowing.

The project manager is not just there to set schedules and crack the whip; they are there to keep the team together and on course by creating an atmosphere of trust and keeping good inter-team communication. Pro-activity is also critical for anticipating and averting potential difficulties that may arise in the project. These assets are paramount for a project manager to succeed and move forward in their company and gain the trust of peers and management.

About the Author: Harry Kempe, a marketing intern at IIR USA, who works on various aspects of the industry including social media, marketing analysis and media. He is a recent graduate of Newcastle University who previously worked for EMAP Ltd. and WGSN as a marketing assistant on events such as the World Architecture Festival, World Retail Congress and Global Fashion Awards. He can be reached at

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Advance Your PM & BA Skills at PW&WCBA 2015 in Orlando

It's that time of year again, the holidays have passed and we're in the middle of those dreaded winter months. We've got the remedy to get you out of that cold weather rut. 

ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts, the premier conference for advancing collaboration through practice, is back in Orlando this March. Continue your professional and personal development (with the added benefit of warm weather & sun!) with best practices and lessons learned from leading PMs & BAs from Starbucks, The Boeing Company, Daimler Trucks North America, Canadian Blood Services and more.

March 23-24, 2015
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Featured Session:

Redefining a City: Kim Schaefer, Director of Communications, DOWNTOWN PROJECT

Las Vegas is a city that evokes a very specific public perception. By helping to revitalize a Downtown neighborhood that has been in a state of decline for many years, The Downtown Project is helping to redefine the image of the city itself. Rather than a place where what "happens here stays here" the company is working to create an environment of entrepreneurship, learning, collaboration, innovation and creativity that it hopes will inspire communities around the world. Kim Schaefer, Director of Communications, The Downtown Project will share what it takes to not only manage such a project, but also how to lead the various teams in making a new Downtown Las Vegas. 

Join us at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando to advance your collaboration, leadership, and project management & business analysis skills.

Mention code PWEASTBL & Save $100 off the current rate. Register today:

The PW&WCBA Team

Thursday, January 15, 2015

ESI’s Top 10 Project Management Trends of 2015

ESI International, a project management training company, recently released its top 10 trends in project management for 2015. This year’s trends reveal that project managers (PMs) will be impacted by many changes this year including more hybrid environments, an increasing demand for talent management, and a growing need to align project outcomes with organizational strategy.
In 2015, the PM’s role will continue to evolve, according ESI VP of Marketing and Strategic Intelligence Mark Bashrum. Improving interpersonal skills, learning the discipline of strategic execution, and becoming well versed in change management practices should be on every PM’s list of New Year’s resolutions.

“All too often people talk about strategy and execution independently,” said Bashrum. “In the coming year we will see a heightened focus on managing the critical links connecting the two, as more organizations begin to view strategic execution as a core discipline.”

ESI’s top 10 trends for project management include:

Lofty Expectations: PMs need to become adept at managing gaps between the constraints of cloud-based platforms and the business’ expectations.

Out-of-Whack: Talent management within the PM community comes back into focus.

Fuel for the Hybrid: As the pace of change continues to accelerate, hybrid project methods will become the norm.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short: The ability to find and hire top PM talent is dwindling.

Bottom’s Up: Organizations must build bottom-up processes to link project outcomes to organizational strategy.

Ignore Them at Your Own Peril: Project managers will continue to be ignored and not get the coaching and mentoring they are screaming for.

Run!: Project managers continue to sacrifice project transparency as they flee from conflict and avoid difficult conversations.

Change is Coming: The disciplines of change management and project management continue to merge as PMs become responsible for delivering project and business outcomes.

Knocking at the Door: Project management and business strategy better align to the benefit of the organization.

Culture Shock: Organizational culture becomes a bigger consideration in risk management practices.

“The impact on project management is substantial,” he added. “Project managers, who are typically held accountable for delivering project outcomes, will now also be responsible for how those deliverables impact the business. This will require a retooling of their skillsets, but in the end it elevates the PM’s role as a critical enabler of business strategy, and that’s a very good thing for project managers who can make the jump.”

About the Author: Amanda Ciccatelli, Social Media Strategist of the Marketing Division at IIR USA, has a background in digital and print journalism, covering a variety of topics in business strategy, marketing, and technology. Amanda is the Editor at Large for several of IIR’s blogs including Next Big DesignCustomers 1stDigital Impact, STEAM Accelerator and ProjectWorld and World Congress for Business Analysts, and a regular contributor to Front End of Innovation and The Market Research Event,. She previously worked at Technology Marketing Corporation as a Web Editor where she covered breaking news and feature stories in the technology industry. She can be reached at Follow her at @AmandaCicc.

Monday, January 5, 2015

PW&WCBA East Agenda Just Released

Due to overwhelming demand, we're happy to announce ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts will return to the East Coast in March. Join us at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, March 23-24, 2015.

The 2015 program brings you some of the best presentations from the Seattle conference, plus new and exciting best practices and case studies from the project trenches. Designed for all training levels, PW&WCBA boasts a robust agenda and most importantly, delivers tangible lessons you can implement as soon as you return to the office. Plus, new this year, we're leaving sessions open to bring you the latest in project management and business analysis!

March 23-24, 2015
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Download the 2015 agenda here:

As always, PW&WCBA delivers the actionable insights you need:
  • Simplifying Project Management
  • Practical Tools & Tactics to Enhance Delivery & Change Management
  • Strengthening Your Soft Skills & Strategic Leadership
  • Leveraging Visual Thinking in Project Management
  • How to Win at the Game of Office Politics
  • Optimizing Presentation Impact & Stage Presence
  • The True Value of an Agile Process for You & Your Organization
  • Creative Problem Solving

And much more!

Download the agenda for full program details:

Mention code PWEASTLI & Save $100 off the standard rate. Register today:

We hope to see you in Orlando as we accelerate development at the rate of change.

All the best,

The PW&WCBA Team