Friday, September 9, 2011

Speaker Spotlight: Terri Dickson, PMP

Leading up to the Project World and World Congress for Business Analysts conference, we're featuring the outstanding bios of some of our speakers. Today let's take a look at Terri Dickson, PMP, Program Manager, External Mandates & Compliance Implementation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Owings Mills, MD.

A Project Management Professional since 2005, Terri has over 10 years of project management experience combined with 20+ years of experience in Information Technology, Health Care Insurance and Government contracts. In 2009, she accepted a position that took her from managing large scale projects with daily face-to-face team contact to a totally virtual team environment – literally overnight.

Terri will be presenting "Soft Skills in a Virtual Team Environment" on Wednesday November 16th 2011 in the From Project Manager to Project Leader track at Project World. You’ve mastered the art of soft skills with your team. You’re able to recognize every nuance of body language and team interaction and now your next assignment is managing a totally virtual team. What now?

Transitioning your soft skills to an environment without face-to-face contact can be daunting. Learn how to leverage your soft skills and communication skills to become an effective virtual team leader.

In this session you will explore:
• Transitioning soft skills from a face-to-face to a virtual team environment
• How to be an effective virtual Team Leader
• Tips and Tools for effective (and clear) communications and how to avoid the pitfalls that occur in a virtual environment

Learn more about Project World and the World Congress for Business Analysts by downloading the brochure here. Readers of our blog receive an exclusive 15% discount off the standard registration rate with code PW11BLOG. Register here.

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