Adapt, Adopt, and Accomplish for Project Management Success with Lisa Hammer and David Newman

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Explain the best practices of project management so these methods can be immediately applied to improve project success.
  • Practice the interpersonal and soft skills required to successfully navigate and negotiate project management and resource utilization goals.
  • Describe the effective use of analytics in project management, identify best practices in business analytics, and utilize business analysis tools in day-to-day work. 


It is an exciting time to be a project manager! The evolution of development life cycles—from predictive-style scheduling to dynamic, adaptive approaches—provide us with the tools we need to be successful in any environment.

Achieving and maintaining that success requires the integration of tools and methods with processes and skills as well as a working understanding of your project development environment. Even then, a careful application of interpersonal skills along with a certain finesse will be required to propel you and your team to greater achievements.

This training will help you understand the differences among myriad approaches to project management so you can select the life cycle right for your next project in your environment. Through interactive exercises, you will gain experience in the application of methods and principles immediately applicable to solving ongoing project management challenges. Through discussions with experienced project managers, you will be able to untangle the complex web of interpersonal behaviors that may impede your progress. Most importantly, you will come away enthused and excited to take your project team to the next level!

Capstone Project: We will provide suggestions, as well as take suggestions from attendees. We will also create the project management plan and artifacts necessary to execute the project. The project will include multiple aspects of project management.

Artifacts should include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Project charter
    • Statement of work (SOW) and definition of done (DoD)
    • Risks
    • Assumptions
    • Resources
    • Exclusions
    • Project kill criteria
  • Project management plan
    • Benefits management plan
    • Life cycle selection
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Communications management plan



    • Leadership, Management, Project Management
      • Servant leadership
      • Mentoring, delegating, and coaching
      • Managing uncertainty and risk
    • The Hard Skills Are Easy
      • Scheduling
      • Estimating
      • Budgeting
    • The Soft Skills Are Hard!
      • Collaborative communication strategies
      • Difficult conversations and constructive criticism
      • Engagement, satisfaction, and happiness
    • The Human Side of Estimating, Budgeting, and Scheduling
      • Uncertainty in estimating
      • Negotiating for project success
      • Critical path scheduling
    • Learning the Life Cycles
      • Predictive
      • Iterative
      • Adaptive
    • Putting It All Together
      • A project management process
      • Chartering and reporting
      • Closing

The training was extremely interesting and informative. I loved the interactive approach with the breakout rooms and the handouts. I would definitely recommend this class.

Instructors were outstanding! They know their topic and presented it well; would take another course with them.

I learned so many new skills that I will actually be able to take back and put into practice. The small group setting was excellent for learning and having conversations with the other attendees.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-RMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PfMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 14 0 14.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Lisa Hammer DASSM, PMP

Lisa Hammer, DASSM, PMP, is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in project management and leadership development. She is an engaging and entertaining presenter with over 30 years of experience in project management and staff development for both large and small firms.

Lisa 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, and 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, and non-profits, 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, but she also expects success!



David B. Newman, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, DASSM, PMP, GPM-b, SHRM-SCP/SPHR, ITIL, is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in project management and leadership development. Along with his PMI credentials, he holds a master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has also earned two senior human resources credentials from the Society of Human Resources. His unending curiosity has led to a number of leadership-related micro-credentials and certifications in Green Project Management as well as the ethics and application of generative Artificial Intelligence within our profession.

David has a diversified background in engineering and product development 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 seminars are entertaining and educational. His passion and humor makes them fun while his focus on results drives attendees to reach for practical solutions to real challenges.

Training Information

23 - 24 September 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 12 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 12 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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