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"Project Management for the Federal Government", Speaker: Dr. Robert Wright, West Region (Asheville & Fayetteville) Virtual Meeting

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Project Management for the Federal Government


Description and Learning Objectives: 

As a project manager that may work with local, state, or federal government agencies there are key issues, definitions, coordination and processes that when known can help you avoid pitfalls, duplication and errors of omission when working on Government projects. To better equip you to work with government agencies, learn what unique topics and considerations government project managers need to know and why. Many of the topics addressed in this presentation apply to government agencies at local, state and federal levels. Project management for government organizations have unique methods and issues resulting from state and Federal contracting regulations. At the federal level, congressional mandates, military considerations, human factors requirements, agency specific and departmental coordination requirements also dictate different methods and terms than what is in the Project Management Book of Knowledge. The Department of Defense and several other agencies do not use Project Management Institute materials. Concepts and definitions are similar but not exact. Explore with us what the Federal Government uses for project management methods, definitions, tools, why does the Project Management Book of Knowledge have a Government Extension and what do you need to know to successfully manage a government project?


Speaker:  Dr. Robert Wright



Speaker Bio:

Dr. Wright is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with extensive experience in medium to large software application projects. Dr. Wright is the president of Wright Management and Consulting Group, a VA certified small business. He has managed many multi-million dollar software projects during his career. His most recent engagement was leading a $10 million project and mentoring a team of 12 military, government and contractor personnel on project management tools and methodologies. Dr. Wright’s recent experience includes the use of project management methods to manage the development and use of commercial cell phone technology and applications in government emergency management and military operations. He has also led independent research to develop courses of action and recommendations for decision makers at Joint Staff levels. Dr. Wright has published articles and presented at professional symposia on many project management topics over the years. He has taught project management boot camps for the PMP credential, as well as classes on MS Project. Dr Wright retired from the Army after 32 years of service.


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Type of category: Asheville

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: November 23rd, 2022

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $20.00

Students: $10.00