Project Management Institute Sponsors PM Track at FOSE 2013

Carey Learnard
Project Management Institute
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Megan Maguire Kelly
Project Management Institute
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Conference includes sessions on change management, requirements management, agile and PMO

VIENNA, VA, 15 May, 2013 — Project Management Institute (PMI), one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession, is partnering with FOSE 2013 on a conference track that will teach project and program managers how to reduce risks and effectively manage projects in the new budget environment. FOSE 2013 opened today at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 

Public entities and their private partners are uniquely challenged with shrinking budgets, tighter regulations and increased public scrutiny in a do-more-with-less economy.  Improving the execution of their programs can help these organizations substantially improve their outcomes through increased efficiency, reduced risk and stronger strategic alignment with organizational goals.  According to PMI’s Pulse of the ProfessionTM report, high-performing organizations—those with 80 percent of projects meeting original goals and business intent—risk 14 times less than low-performing organizations due to the adoption of best practices and standards in project and program management. Those that perform poorly in executing their programs are unnecessarily exposing themselves to significantly higher risk.

The Project Management track at FOSE 2013 features a keynote, workshop and seven sessions dedicated to improving efficiencies and skills, managing risks, agile development and metrics for project managers. Attendees will learn best practices, organizational change models and lean-agile techniques as they hear from agency and industry experts, including:

  • Craig Killough, PMI Vice President of Organization Markets
  • Jan Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Richard Warren, Systems Design and Development Branch Chief (Acting), Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency

Sessions include:

  • Doing More with Less: Efficient Government Through Project Management
  • Project Management Skills for Success
  • Organizational Change Management for Project Managers – Understanding the Impact of the Change we Lead
  • Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
  • Leveraging Best Practices in Risk Management – For Strategic Outcomes
  • Accurate Requirements Could Be Your Key to Project Success
  • The Key to Agile: How Managing for Flow Produces Optimal Results
  • Identifying & Tracking Critical Project Metrics

Following the project management sessions, there will be a half-day workshop exploring the role of Project Management Offices (PMOs) and providing examples of models that track critical projects for federal agencies. The workshop will take place on 16 May, 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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About FOSE
FOSE (Future of Software Engineering), produced by 1105 Media’s Government Events Group, is the premier government technology event that brings together federal, state, local and private sector partners to share the latest innovations and best practices in technology implementation. Focusing on policy, technology and management, FOSE 2013 covers Cybersecurity, Cloud and Virtualization, Mobile Government, Big Data and Business Intelligence as well as Records and Information Management and Project Management. FOSE 2013 will be held May 14-16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more at

About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession.

PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities. Learn more at