PMI Chicagoland Chapter January 13 2021 Monthly Meeting


January 13, 2021
6:00 PM CST - 7:30 PM CST
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                                           Adam Tidwell

Applying Document and Debate Culture to Projects

Presentation Abstract:

Document and Debate Culture focuses on good thinking through writing. Used to develop a long-term strategic plan, a more detailed operating plan, or an individual project, the writing process can align projects to priorities, facilitate debate, provide clear project objectives, create greater stakeholder support, and realize strategic benefits. These tools can be used by project managers, PMOs, and teams in strategic, annual, and operations planning. The result is better execution, and increased benefits realization.

This session takes a look at the principles behind Document and Debate Culture, best practices, challenges, and real-world experiences for delivering on projects and strategic objectives.

Participants Will:
In this keynote, participants will walk away having learned and understanding: 
• Define the documents, processes, and mechanisms of the document and debate culture to facilitate better thinking about projects.
• How to develop an effective process for utilizing documents to improve project success.
• Real-world results of building a Document & Debate culture for projects.


Adam Tidwell is the Senior Manager for Project Management in the IT department at Western Governors University, the world’s largest online competency-based university. He leads project management, strategic planning, process improvement, and reporting for the department. Adam has worked in project management, change management, process improvement, consulting, and gets excited about building Project Management Offices from the ground up. Adam teaches Project Management for the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and has served in volunteer positions with the Project Management Institute’s Northern Utah Chapter, including President. He is also a member of the 2020 Leadership Institute’s Master Class.

Adam has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems. He is a certified Project Management Professional, Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master, Prosci certified change management practitioner, and a Prosci change management trainer.

PMI Triangle Talent Category  
Strategic & Business Management

Registration will end at 3 pm on the day of the event, 1/13/2021.

This will be a Zoom Meeting. Be sure to check the link provided to you upon registration to ensure you can access the meeting one or more days before the day of the meeting. 

For additional information, please contact [email protected].


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