PM Point Of View #51. Knowledge into Practice Part 1: Leadership


“Turning Knowledge Into Practice” was the title of the 2018 symposium hosted by University of Maryland’s Project Center for Excellence. For this episode, we feature the track on Leadership and Conflict. Five presenters are featured, covering these topics “Breaking Rules: A Rulebook for Improving Your Performance”; “Managing Teams with Servant Leadership”; “Conflict Resolution Practices for the 21st Century”; “Practical Methods for Successful Change Adoption”; and “Eight Steps to lasting Change that Works Every Time.”

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About the Speaker

Bob McGannon specializes in strategic program and portfolio management and has helped set up project management offices on three different continents. He has 25 years of IT, project management, and project analysis experience, 18 of those years with the IBM Corporation. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery measurement and quality, business analysis, and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe, and recently worked in Australia on a consulting engagement with Medicare in Canberra.

Joseph (Joe) D. Launi has over 30 years of experience and has worked tirelessly to develop a solid reputation for delivering successful projects and improving project management competency. He is a proven project management executive with progressive experience encompassing project management office (PMO) leadership; development and management of PMO policies, best practices and methodologies; development and presentation of project management training; implementation of project management software solutions; information technology project and program oversight; research and development into motivation and morale building programs; and profit and loss management of various consulting practice areas.

Pamela Davis-Ghavami is a Washingtonian with 29 years of federal service in the Information Technology field. She has a BBA from the University of the District of Columbia in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems Science, a Masters in Information Technology and Project Management from Capella University and is PMP certified. She enjoys learning new things about technology, sharing her knowledge with anyone who will listen, being an active member in her Toastmaster club and moving to the top of the adder of her Montgomery County Tennis league club.

Aimee Richcreek Baxter has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years as a Project Manager and Technology Trainer. She has been a certified PMP since 2000. Currently, Aimee works at Macalester College, as Financial System Specialist, bringing technology solutions to the Business Services Office and the Macalester Community it serves. She utilizes her PMP skills every day from small tasks to larger campus-wide projects.

Myles Miller is a multi-national CEO, two-time Best Selling Author and Radio Host of “Myles of SUCCESS”,  with over 30 years’ experience in the project management field, across multiple industries including retail, defense, state and federal government, international countries and hospitality. Myles has a BS in Business Management from Penn State University and a MBA from La Salle University in International Business Management and recently acquired his PhD from Baylor University.