Project Management Institute

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


Topics: Leadership Development | Complexity | Agile

It is an exciting time to be a project manager! The evolution of development life cycles from traditional waterfall style scheduling to the dynamic methods of agile provide us with the tools we need to be successful in any environment.

To achieve and maintain 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 and greater achievements.

This course will help you understand the differences between the myriad approaches to project management so that you can select the life cycle that is right for your next project in your environment. Through interactive exercises you will gain experience in the application of methods and principles that are immediately applicable to solve on-going project management challenges. Through discussions with experienced project managers you will be able to untangle the complex web of interpersonal behaviors that may be impeding your progress and most importantly, you will come away enthused and excited to take your project team to the next level!

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What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand and explain the current best practices of project management so that these methods can be immediately applied to improve project success.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the interpersonal and soft skills required to successfully navigate and negotiate project management and resource utilization goals.
  • Engage in discussions that are supported with hands-on activities, culminating in a capstone project providing real-time experience with learned skills and techniques.
  • Acquire insight into the effective use of analytics in project management, learn best practices in business analytics, and acquire business analytic tools to use in their day-to-day work.

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®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 12 2 0 14.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 4 2 0 6.00
PMI-SP 4 2 0 6.00
PMI-RMP 0 2 0 2.00
PfMP 0 2 0 2.00
PMI-PBA 0 2 0 2.00
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*Please note that the asterisked row above applies to all PMI Agile certifications, this includes DASM, DASSM, DAVSC and DAC.

Seminar Instructor(s)


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, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.

Providing training both internally at organizations as well as developing and delivering the Project Management Continuing Education curriculum at Frederick Community College has provided her the opportunity to help people at all levels of their career to prepare for working in a dynamic and complex environment.

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!



David B. Newman, DASM, PMI-ACP, DASSM, PMP, CSM, SPHR, 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 as well as the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)® credential.

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.

Course Information

2 Days
13 - 14 October 2021


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 30 August)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 30 August)
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