13 September PMI Chicagoland Chapter Monthly Dinner Meeting

September 13, 2017
5:30 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Meridian Banquet and Conference Center
1701 Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
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Defining Teams and Cultures That Can Deliver and Thrive Through Disruption       Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski, MBA, PMP, CSM

Your teams will always be subject to disruption.

Create and lead teams that can deliver productively through and despite disruption. Create and maintain an environment that allows teams to rise above disruption’s potential to negatively impact your projects, your objectives, and your organization.

This presentation is based on the concepts developed in Ms. Ziemski’s most recent book, Culture’s Competitive Edge – The Keys to Sustained Organizational Growth. In this presentation, she offers a practical model that demonstrates why ‘silver bullets’ are a myth and building a sound foundation for profitable project teams is a lasting strategy.

You will hear:

• The top 3 reasons that most projects fail

• Key elements of an environment that successfully change your teams’ ability to work together

• Specific actions that you, your management staff and the technologists that execute can take to put this environment in place

• The measurements that demonstrate progress of the organization as teams become more productive

Key Points

• As leaders in the IT community you are uniquely affected by disruption on all levels – from technical to economic to regulatory. This is how you can do more than survive disruption. This is how you can support the whole business better by turning the power of disruption to your advantage.

• Silver bullets only kill one problem. The root causes for team and project troubles are complicated. Solve the problems that cause the troubles to develop team dynamics that are more productive and more profitable.

• Create an environment that can serve as a foundation that creates an open architecture approach for the best project management tools – regardless of approach or origin. Use only what works.


This presentation is offered as an interactive and engaging speech with PowerPoint slides. Handouts are available upon request. There will be exercises allowing participants to cement the new applications and deepen their audience networking opportunities. Approximate length: 60 minutes including questions and open discussions.


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Registration Fees

$40.00 Member Ticket

$55.00 Non-PMI Chicagoland Chapter Member