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