10 January 2018 PMI Chicagoland Chapter Dinner Meeting

January 10, 2018
5:30 PM CST - 8:30 PM CST
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Holiday Inn Countryside William Tell Conf Ctr
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525
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 Michael B Bender, MBA, PMP, CSM

Michael B Bender, MBA, PMP, CSM

The Value Strategist - Talent triangle : Technical

A world-renowned speaker, author, and educator, Michael has trained thousands of executives, leaders, and professionals in subjects ranging from strategic planning and project management, to organizational culture. Michael has written six books as well as multiple articles and white papers. As CEO and lead researcher for The Fatwood Group, a non-profit organization specializing in advancing adult education, Michael has developed innovative techniques for improving adult education and cultural change. Michael began his career as a project manager for high-technology products, including the Hubble Space Telescope, air traffic control systems in Taiwan, the UK, and the US; as well as the US weather radar system.

Topic: The Infinite Resource Pool

Don’t Let an Opportunity Escape!


Every organization strives to get the most out of their resources. We’re all 110% busy executing strategic projects, doing our normal job, handling emergencies… the list goes on. Then, a new opportunity appears. Do we strip already-stretched resources from strategic projects, ignore emergencies, or let the opportunity escape? Or, do we strive to do everything, spreading our resources so thin that we achieve nothing?

Fortunately, there’s s third answer. In this presentation, Mr. Bender offers advanced resource management techniques that any project-savvy organizations can use to adjust their resources, almost at a moment’s notice, to capture the opportunity while continuing your strategic initiatives. You’ll learn how to use common project management practices to set the stage for virtually unlimited expansion. Learn how to evaluate new opportunities to determine their value compared to the existing portfolio. Learn how to capitalize on new ideas regardless of how busy your resources may be.  Based on his book, A Manager’s Guide to Project Management, Mr. Bender demonstrates how you can use commonly-known project management techniques to set the stage for growth. These techniques allow portfolio managers and program managers to adjust resources almost instantly to handle new opportunities or sudden changes in their program or portfolio.  In this presentation, you’ll discover how to employ familiar techniques such as WBS dictionaries, resource leveling, and pre-qualified vendors to stabilize internal resource utilization and capture opportunities like never before.

Key Take-Aways

· Strategic resource management

· Simple project management techniques needed for resource management

· Building an infinite resource pool

If you have questions regarding the Dinner Meeting please email

Registration ends January 7, 2018 @ 11 pm CST

Registration Fees

$40.00 Member Ticket

$55.00 Non-PMI Chicagoland Chapter Member