May 2015 Special Chapter Meeting

Date:  May 20, 2015
Time: 5:30pm
Fee:  $45 for Chapter Member, Pre-Registered & Pre-Paid ($55 at the door)
    $55 for Non-Member, Pre-Registered & Pre-Paid ($65 at the door)
    $35 for veterans and full-time students, Pre-Register and show a valid ID at the door ($45 at the door with valid ID if not pre-registered)

Notes: 1. Registration is limited to 100 participants, 2. Registration cutoff is Sunday (05/17/15), at midnight and 3. Late registrants will pay the door fee.

Location Has Been Changed To: The Lauren Kristy Paddle Wheeler, Bayshore Marina, NY

Presenter’s Name: Emad Aziz

Topic:  Rescuing Troubled Projects: A Step-by-Step Guide

Rescuing a troubled project should be the jewel in any project manager’s crown. This step-by-step guide uses a methodical approach based on a careful combination of some of the tools addressed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) and the PRINCE 2 standards. The approach is based on treating the troubled project as though it was a new one; going through all five phases of initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and close out, and using an “Issues-breakdown-structure” instead of the regular WBS. The tools alone are never enough. This presentation also looks at the human aspects of rescuing a troubled project: motivating the team and re-building their shattered morale, managing stakeholder expectations, and adjusting project communications and conflict management. After a 200% schedule overrun, and a 280% cost overrun, the presenter was able to rescue a project using the techniques in this guide, will they work for you?

Presenter’s Bio:
With experiences in managing programs and projects of over 10 billion USD in the sectors of Oil & Gas, Business, IT, Construction, Banking, Politics, Government, Healthcare, and Economic Development, Emad has accumulated a rich pool of knowledge and experience that he utilizes to enable organizations to transform their strategic directives into tangible results and harness their anticipated benefits. Emad specializes in management of complex programs and rescuing troubled projects, as well as the setup, alignment and operation of Program Management Offices PMOs.

Emad continues to hold various volunteer positions including being a 2013 Evaluator of submissions for Project Management Institute (PMI®) Professional Awards for Individual Recognition, The Community Manager for the PMI® Information Technology and Telecommunications Community of Practice (IT & Telecom CoP) a Steering Committee member and the Chairman of the Consultancy, Training, and Development Committee of the Egyptian Junior Business Association (EJB), and a board member of the Agency for the Development and Empowerment of Women (ADEW). Formerly, Emad was a board member of the PMI MENA Chapter, and the Regional Manager of PMI® IT and Telecommunication SIG.

Emad actively participates in outreach by sharing best practices, global standards, and lessons learnt through being featured in various articles for publications such as the PM Network (PMI®) and speaking engagements, including but not limited to PMI Global Congresses in North America and EMEA. He is also the founder of the annual ‘Projects to the Point (P2P) Conference and Exhibition’

Emad has won many awards for outstanding project delivery and has also been featured in Marquis’ Who is Who in the World in recognition for his achievements in Project Management. In 2008, Emad facilitated the first ever agreement between PMI® and a government - The Government of Egypt.

5:30-6:30PM: -    Dinner Buffet
                       -    Networking
                       -    Learn about chapter volunteering opportunities
6:30-6:45PM: -    Cast off and cruise the Great South Bay
                       -    Introductions and Chapter Business
6:45-7:45PM: Main Lecture
8:00PM: Wrap-up & enjoy the cruise
9:30PM: Dock back at Bayshore Marina



The menu will include:
•    Crisp Vegetable Crudités
•    Assorted Cheeses with Crackers and Fruit
•    Mixed Green Salad with Choice of 3 Dressings
•    Chicken Parmesan
•    Potatoes Au Gratin
•    Crab Cakes
•    Glazed Carrots
•    Loin of Pork Carving with Gravy and Applesauce
•    Assorted Breads and Rolls
•    Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Fruit
•    Coffee and Tea
•    Cash Bar (soft beverages are free)

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