January 09, 2020

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Hampton Inn and Suites Williamsburg Square

1955 Waddle Road

State College, PA 16803



5:30 - 6:45 - Meet and Greet with and Network Discussion

    Satellite update and networking discussion - Plans for 2020.

    With light dinner refreshments

    1 PDU

6:45 - Chapter Announcements

7:00-8:00 - Main Chapter Presentation Streamed


Pittsburgh Presentation:

It Starts With a List!  How to Jump-Start your Project AND your Success!

You as project manager have just been assigned a project.  Now what?!  The inputs you get at project start-up are seldom on a silver platter.  The greatest need for your communication and clarification abilities often comes right when being handed a new project, when you know the least!  This is your best shot at showcasing your ability to pull together the needs, mobilize a team and set them marching to a common goal, in full view of the stakeholders.  From Paul’s 20 years of project experience, he’ll teach you some proven techniques for reigning in the scattered cats at project start-up to ensure a smooth ride to project success. 

1.0 Technical PDU



Paul Baumgartner Bio:

Paul has established himself as a reputable regional speaker on numerous PM topics.  Unlike a professional consultant/trainer, Paul works in the field of project and program management, and often draws thought-provoking and humorous conclusions from the “trenches” of where he works.  Paul has started several highly-visible projects over the past few years, most of which were in recovery mode. Throughout his 18-year career, Paul has given memorable talks at both the Cincinnati and Dayton Summits, PMI chapters and his employers.  Paul taught project management for Xavier University, Boston University and the University of Phoenix.  He writes professionally for ProjectManagement.com.  Paul’s dedication as a practitioner to the profession started decades ago, when he became one of the first 10,000 people to earn his PMP.