2019 PDD Speakers / Sessions Details
Opening Keynote Speaker 8:30-9:30AM @ MPR3
The Age of Engage: How to Create Engagement
CREATE engagement. This session walks the talk: it not only discusses engagement but also demonstrates how to create it at work and in your life. In the 90’s, engagement was a fuzzy, feel good term that really meant very little. Flash forward to 2019 and, luckily, things have changed. Engagement can be measured and the results are staggering. Data from Gallup, Harvard, 2018 Global Trends in Engagement etc, is showing us how a little focus on engagement can turbocharge bottom- line results, whether those results are increased productivity, increased profit, better communication, stronger team bonds, Discover how to be more engaging better learning and retention etc... and harness this power for improved creativity, productivity, Engagement is the secret sauce that makes your work and life magic. Participants will walk away with tangible tools that will inspire them to and bottom-line results at work and in your life.
Closing Keynote Speaker 4:30-5:30pm @ MPR1
Life is Meant to be Fun!
Jamie Champagne CBAP, PMI-PBA, PMP
Passionate Business Analysis Professional Speaker and Trainer and Surfer
Life is meant to be fun! You should be having fun when you do things! If you’re not having fun, then why even do these things? “Fun”, “Innovative”, “Creative”, “Entertaining” – these are all things we look for in our leaders, teammates and fellow collaborators, yet, rarely do we see job descriptions, duties or work place expectations ever mention these adjectives when describing the functions and approaches they expect their teams to take. So how do you build “fun” into the daily grind? How can you be innovative and lead from the middle or below? What elements can you introduce so that you and your teams look forward to the work in front of you? Or how about just a little perspective so you can feel good about yourself? Join us as Jamie Champagne takes us through a new lens of how to consider our approach to work, community, family and life. See where fun is all around us and gain the key concepts you can use to immediately find enjoyment in where the world takes you. Leaders will learn fresh perspectives to gain trust and engage their teams while future leaders and those even starting their careers can learn how their own thoughts and ideas can be brought into the workplace and applied for greatness! All attendees will be exposed to how to get comfortable with actually enjoying what you do and those you work with through the chaos of actions that swirl around us daily.
Breakout Session 9:45-10:45AM @ MPR3
The Future Project Manager
Certified PgMP®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-PBA® with extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and international
PMI and the project management profession are changing, including the role of today’s project manager. This was reflected in the changes in the 6th edition of the PMBOK Guide, making the role align more with the legs of the Talent Triangle.
Breakout Session 9:45-10:45AM @ MPR2
Let's Avoid Stupid Questions! How to ask questions that make you look good (and get things done!)!
Jamie Champagne, CBAP, PMI-PBA, PMP
Passionate Business Analysis Professional Speaker and Trainer and Surfer
“Time is short” is an understatement! When you have a precious few seconds to understand what the other person needs (not just wants!) and must then even faster process the request and respond, any questions you ask must be on point and direct towards accomplishing the goal. When your stakeholder hands something over to you, do you hesitate to ask questions because you think it makes you look stupid? Are you really sure that you know what he or she is asking for? Have you ever thought you were doing the right thing to find out you wasted all kinds of time? Asking the right question is far better for your reputation, for your time management, and for you than asking no questions or asking the wrong question. That makes sense of course, but how do you learn to ask the right questions? In this session Jamie will walk through how to ask good questions that drive to giving you everything you need to know to quickly be effective in almost any situations. No longer do you need to leave meetings more confused than when you entered the room! Let’s eliminate the back-and-forth between a request and getting the answer from your boss! Could you imagine getting rid of half of your phone call follow-ups or a third of your email inquiries just because we changed how we asked our questions? Even better – we have more time to get things done! We’ll have some fun with real-world application and examples to help you help others! What better group than to practice with other administrative professionals so you can take these tips right back to the office and use them! Who knows, you might even try it on your friends and family?!
Breakout Session 9:45-10:45AM @ MPR1
Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement: A Tragedy in Three Acts
Trainer, Speaker, and Author of 'The 1 Page Project'
"To be (better), or not to be (better)... Any company that wants to grow, innovate and continuously perfect their products, processes, or services needs to be engaged in consistently evaluating the way they do business. After all, we’ve seen what happens when an organization’s process falters or breaks down; a sponsor pulls out of supporting an initiative, a customer’s outrage goes viral (which is particularly relevant given the current state of the internet,) and for exchange listed companies, your market share may drop, leaving you in a precarious position with shareholders (or for public companies, you face rising administrative, reactionary costs to deal with an influx of negative sentiment). After all, a business is only as good as their projects and processes allow, which is why you must be relentless in your pursuit of ways to enhance, improve, streamline, standardize or overhaul certain parts of your projects and processes, as needed. In short, if you are a business owner or a project leader, you need to shape your work around a culture than enables continuous success. But how can you do that? Where would you even start? With Act 1, of course. Alas, In "Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement: A Tragedy in Three Acts", we'll examine some of the do's, the don'ts, and the "you did what's!" learned over the course of my career helping organizations develop cultures of continuous improvement. And because this is not just about executing projects, but about all the other "stuff" that comes along with that, you probably shouldn't expect a happy ending. I mean, there's "tragedy" in the session title, so not exactly a spoiler. Which also means it'll be brutally honest, and probably a lot of fun.
Breakout Session 10:50-11:50AM @ MPR3
Exploring LOE: Leveraging OurEmployees Through Level of Effort
PMI Honolulu Director; Statewide Program Manager, Blue Zones Project; HPU Adjunct Faculty
Have you ever considered the diversity of your company, your department, or your team; not only their skills or experience, but also work abilities and styles? As project managers, we often develop our schedules and tasks based off of our own experiences and expectations; or that of a subject-matter-expert. What this does is constrains our resources to meet our expectation of work production. When employees cannot meet the PM's expectations of progress and performance, they get frustrated, feel stressed, and sometimes become unmotivated. Each employee in the workplace has different abilities, which influences their task execution. Some may need time to process and work through the details, while others can jump right in. Although each employee executes differently they all end up with the same outcome within the expected duration. By leveraging Level Of Effort, project managers can better align schedule expectations with each employee's work ability that is on the project team. Thus, achieving project success while leveraging employee diversity. In this hands-on workshop, PMs will reenergize their use of LOE by looking at different benefits and approaches that can improve projects and project team effectiveness.
Breakout Session 10:50-11:50AM @ MPR2
Change My Mind: Engaging the Resister
Cori Chang & Heidi Neidhardt
OCM Lead and OCM Specialist, State of Hawaii
Are you experiencing push back or a lack of support on your project? We will discuss the nature of resistance, identify the root of resistance, how to turn opposition to engagement, and how to use tools to target your change strategy. This interactive session will help you identify resisters to change their mind and gain their buy-in.
Breakout Session 10:50-11:50AM @MPR1
You are Your Greatest Asset: Financial Advice for the Future
Senior Portfolio Advisor, Merrill Lynch
This session will focus on implementing a disciplined goals based planning process to increase the likelihood of success to optimize yourself as your greatest asset.
Breakout Session 1:00-2:00PM @ MPR3
Influencing Your Team Throughout the Project Life Cycle
Motivational Speaker, Trainer and Founder of Life IQ
Project management is essentially people management...managing people managing a project. And homo sapiens come to the table with different personalities, perspectives, and motivations. But there are proven hacks and techniques to deal with the inherent variabilities of human behavior to ensure effective lifecycle and performance management. We will walk through a case study of a masterful project manager and how he influenced peak performance throughout the project, highlighting the key motivational and informational needs at the initiation, planning, execution, and closure phases.
Breakout Session 1:00-2:00PM @ MPR2
My Journey from Waterfall Requirements to User Stories (And Acceptance Criteria)
Senior Business Analyst
As a business analysis we often work on waterfall projects eliciting and document vast amount of requirements in a Business Requirement Document. What happens when your company or project decide to go agile/scrum. In this presentation we will discuss user stories what makes a good user story, how to use user stories with the scrum team, and how to use non-user stories. Learning Objectives: 1. How to write simple user stories to explain a products need from the customers perspective 2. What non-user stories 3. Understand how and why user stories and acceptance criteria are used together
Breakout Session 1:00-2:00PM @ MPR1
Planning for Emotional Intelligence
Motivational Speaker & Owner at All About Authenticity
Emotions get us every time. We all feel emotions. It’s what we do after we experience them that defines us. Learn how to practice strategies to better your self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management from a former project manager and expert in the field. Emotional intelligence is a critical factor to move you, your teams, and your life forward. Do you want to have a positive influence on your work and life? By paying attention to your emotional intelligence, you will see real changes in your relationships with colleagues and the people whom you serve. You will come away from this session with a variety of strategies to apply in your day-to-day life for self-enrichment. This presentation will be interactive with question/answer, activities, self-work, and idea-sharing. We will close the session by identifying one strategy you will want to put into practice immediately!
Breakout Session 2:10-3:10PM @ MPR3
Organizational Development & Change (ODC) Primer
Teacher, Counselor, Leader, Trainer, and Organizational Development and Change Consultant
This session will provide a general overview of Organizational Development and the process followed by some work with a diagnostic tool (a key part of the process), a little hands on with a change management tool/model, and a wrap up. This session will answer the following questions: • What is ODC and how does it work? • Project management and ODC • Activity – Diagnosing your organization using the congruence model • Activity – Lewin’s Force Field Analysis – Identifying the barriers and drivers for change • Activity – Transition from FFA to Lewin’s 3-Step U-M-R Model for leading change • Wrap-up and questions
Breakout Session 2:10-3:10PM @ MPR2
Evolution of Business Analysis
Senior Business Analyst with more than 20 years experience in Business Management
Our business environment is changing and the skills and competencies of the business analysis professional need to change to accommodate these changes. While the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge remains our core, additional hard and soft skills are needed for the professional to evolve and expand their role while providing more leadership and successful outcomes to the organizations that we serve. Learning points: 1) Conceptualize the evolution of the business analysis profession 2) Understand the shift between operational to strategic priorities 3) Learn about the hard and soft skills required in the digital age
Breakout Session 2:10-3:10PM @ MPR1
What Did Our Brains Just Say? The Neuroscience of Expert PM Conversations
Certified PM, Coach, Laughter Leader, and Communication Nerd
Have you ever said something to someone that unintentionally upset, or even offended, them? Even with the best intentions, our words sometimes have unintended impacts on colleagues, teams, and even stakeholders. So, how do you recover from the disconnection and deliver value after that happens? This session provides one solution to that problem: Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®). C-IQ is a neuroscience framework for recovering from unintentional impacts and building trust in communication. During a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing all parties involved. These influences are unconscious, however, we can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts. That knowledge is key to building relationships with intention and having effective conversations around challenging topics. This session introduces easy-to-use tools for engaging in effective, connected conversation with clients, peers, and team members. By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Navigate difficult and crucial conversations using neuroscience • Learn three levels of conversation and how to use them for specific outcomes • Overcome blind spots that negatively impact trust • Apply neuroscience to restore positive relationships following a disconnection
Breakout Session 3:20-4:20PM @ MPR3
One-Page Project Management
Christine Rose, MPM
Mentor, Trainer, Project Manager, Author, and Business Owner, Ko'olau Rose Business Training and Consulting LLC
Once they know and understand all the details of project management, many Project Managers find themselves overwhelmed by the daunting task of applying every single process and template to projects that may not warrant such in-depth efforts, for a variety of reasons. There is a way to scale the PM process up or down depending on your company's needs, which I have dubbed OP2M...One Page Project Management. Learn the 7 steps it takes to get to OP2M, starting with this: the answer to just about everything is REQUIREMENTS.
Breakout Session 3:20-4:20PM @ MPR2
Craig Richer, CBAP
Business / Systems Analyst
In this presentation I will discuss what requirements traceability is and how it can deliver value to your organization. Whether you are a project manager, business analyst, or operation support staff, understanding where your requirements come from and how they are related together will help deliver project success.
Breakout Session 3:20-4:20PM @ MPR1
Modern Collaboration with Microsoft Teams
Cloud Technical Expert