Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Anatomy of PW&WCBA

Did you attend PW&WCBA this year? If so, you may recall conference producer Rachel McDonald opening up the first main day with this presentation breaking down the makeup of the PW&WCBA community, if not give it a look now:

PW&WCBA Opening presentation 2012 from Michelle LeBlanc

This year's event featured: 
A more global focus than ever before
Content you can trust including all new keynotes & illustrations of complex project execution
24+ hours of (structured) networking

Attendees hailed from industries from Aerospace to Tourism and everything in between

55% of attendees self-identified at Project Management Professionals &30% identified as Business Analysts.

We can't wait to see how it will grow and change for 2013!

We'll be publishing insights from attendees of this year's PW&WCBA event over the next several weeks. Would you like to share your thoughts? Email them to Michelle LeBlanc at

Monday, October 1, 2012

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: ProjectWorld® & World Congress for Business Analysts® On-Demand Web Seminar Series


Papers are being accepted on a rolling basis, we suggest you submit your proposal as early as possible. The Institute for International Research (IIR) is currently seeking experienced facilitators and consultants to present virtually as part of our ongoing year-round education series for our ProjectWorld® & World Congress for Business Analysts® attendees.

About this unique event:
PW&WCBA is the industry's year round resource for project, program and portfolio managers and business analysts who wish to move beyond the fundamentals and learn leadership, strategy and enterprise-wide information in order to be more valuable for their organization.

Who and what are we looking for?

We are seeking experienced corporate practitioners, consultants, industry experts or solutions providers to lead a web seminar, 60 minute presentation inclusive of Q&A, to share new approaches and techniques our attendees can implement immediately. Web seminars will take place from October - December 2012. Priority will be given to proposals that highlight NEW case studies on pushing beyond the PMBOK and BABOK, presenting new skills, techniques and best practices for today's PM and BA worlds.

We expect our speakers to move beyond the fundamentals.

Presentation Topic Areas include, but are not limited to:

• Agile Methodology
• Managing Stakeholders Expectations
• Collaboration
• Enterprise Business Analyst Responsibilities
• Mind Mapping
• Enterprise Business Analyst Integration in the Business
• Facilitation Skills - PowerPoint & Story Writing
• Critical Chain
• Managing Virtual Teams
• What a BA Needs to Know About IT
• Portfolio Management
• Moving from a Manager to a Leader
• Motivating Teams & Increasing Team Performance
• Building an Excellence Center
• Risk Management
• Enterprise Architecture

BONUS: In addition to the exposure and honor of being part of our "on-demand" web seminar series, you will also receive FREE admission to the 2013 PW&WCBA conference ($3,000+ value).


For consideration, please e-mail with the following information by Friday, October 26, 2012:
• Proposed speaker name, job title, and company name
• Contact information including address, telephone and e-mail
• Title of Presentation (one line, benefit focused)
• A brief summary of content to be delivered (no more than 75 words), followed by 3 bullet points of what the audience will gain from your presentation (key audience takeaways)
• Short bio of speaker (50-75 words)
• Speaker's high resolution headshot (optional)

Additional Details:
• Commercialism and self-promotion are NOT permitted or tolerated. If this happens, you will NOT be invited to return, your complimentary pass to PW&WCBA 2013 will be revoked and your web seminar will not be a part of our "on-demand" library.

Thank you for your interest in PW&WCBA. Please visit for more information.