PMIWDC Fair Lakes Luncheon | Driving Projects with Dynamic Dashboards


About the Program

Join us for networking between 11:45 and noon prior to our presentation "Driving Projects with Dynamic Dashboards" which starts at noon.

Dashboards have been with us since ancient times! The original purpose was to prevent a carriage or chariot operator from being ‘dashed’ by rocks and mud kicked back by horses’ hooves. As carriages changed to cars, dashboards morphed into instrument panels. The original purpose of providing driver protection moved to more modern conveniences such as windshields and fenders. When implemented effectively, project dashboards are more than an instrument panel. They provide protection by enabling project managers to quickly assess real-time data, derive information from that data, and then communicate the right information at the right time to the right people. This is the very essence of project success! We invite you to join Lisa and Dave for a brief exploration into the world of Project Management Dashboards. We will review some design and decision basics for the initial dashboard design as well as reviewing the top names in dashboard software. The presentation will include a short hands-on activity and an overview of free templates available to PMI members.

Attendees will:

  • Be able to use a template to design a basic Project Management dashboard
  • Understand the difference between data collection and information transfer
  • Use dashboard information to drive project results while fostering joy within your teams

About the Speakers

David B. Newman and Lisa Hammer are co-founders and principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC. Specializing in leadership and project management training and consulting, their public speaking experience has been expanded to include workshops at PMI’s SeminarsWorld®. While often asked to intervene in challenging scenarios, they always try to inject positivity and happiness into the environment and look to reduce stress for employees while driving results for all stakeholders.

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David Newman

David B. Newman has over 30 years of experience, and holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has a diversified background in engineering and product development, is a certified trainer for leadership seminars, and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high-performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.

Audiences eagerly engage with David’s interactive presentation style. Through a mix of personal experience, hands-on activities and touches of PMBOK® Guide formality, David’s workshops are entertaining and educational. His passion and humor make his workshops fun while his focus on results drives attendees to reach for practical solutions to real challenges.

David has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

Lisa Hammer

Lisa Hammer has more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management and staff development for both large and small firms. She has managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Her executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.

Lisa continues to be a Project Management practitioner, working with clients to improve their ability to execute against demanding deliverables in dynamic environments. Her client base includes many state and local agencies, non-profits and as well as public and private companies. Lisa understands that people who are satisfied with their employment experience are more engaged, which leads to improved quality, productivity and happiness. Her passion for professionalism shines through in her presentations on a wide range of project management topics. Using her broad and in-depth field experience she not only stands behind her training, she expects success!

Lisa has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.

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About Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Event Details

Date & Time

3 May 2022

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


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