M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings—Project Managers: Our Time Has Come!


About the Program

Are you ready for the Project Economy? Do you have the skills you need to turn ideas into reality? Are you able to successfully lead teams under pressure to produce business value? Can you do this and relax enough to sleep at night? The new PMP® exam content includes a significant amount of agile, and yes, we are still going to need the basics. Traditional project management works when properly applied. An agile mindset can and should be applied to any project environment regardless of the development life cycle!

The focus on agility, resilience and leadership will continue to emerge as agile has now become more than a lifecycle - when successfully implemented agility is a way of life. The Project Economy is here, and it requires a high-level of engagement from all stakeholders. Our focus is changing from process groups and knowledge areas to People, Process, and the Business Environment.

Join us for this presentation where we will review the recent changes and current evolution taking place within the project management industry to help you stay current and differentiate between fact and fashion when it comes to project management techniques. As President Lincoln (and Peter Drucker) said: “The best way to predict the future is to create it”.

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 The M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings

PMIWDC holds a free monthly brown bag meeting at the US Department of Agriculture. These meetings are free, and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Event Details

Date & Time

20 September 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1.00 Technical