Cabarrus Virtual Meeting - "PM's Guide to Managing Chaos", Speaker: Jennifer Baker
Topic: PM's Guide to Managing Chaos
Presenter: Jennifer Baker
Description: Chaos theory explains a discernable phenomenon in project management and cost engineering such as the unpredictable nature of cost estimates, profitability, linear analysis, and long range planning. Chaos also explains why analysis often fails to deliver the right goods in project management. A multitude of small changes take place in the project system that project managers are often unable to isolate and track determine their precise influence on associated activities which inevitably divert a project off its planned track. Integrating project management technology into the workflow is one way organizations can help reduce the amount of stress teams experience day-to-day. Not only does that help employees work more efficiently, it also helps lessen chaos in the workplace. Recognize that chaos is a normal state in nature and in organizations. Instead of letting the whirlwind of project planning take you down, practice these simple project management tips to make order of your pr
- Understand how the use of Project Management technologies can reduce chaos and stress and increase efficiency in the workplace
- Identify techniques to reduce the stress of project planning and maintain order of the project
Presenter Bio: Jennifer Baker, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, SSMBB, BRMP, SAFe-SA and ITIL certified manager with significant experience in delivering both complex technical infrastructure projects and strategic business development programs on time and within budget. PMO and Portfolio Manager with extended experience in governance and support of projects and programs. Jennifer has been a member of PMI-Metrolina for 9 years and has served as chapter President and VP or Program and various other roles. Jennifer is currently a Region Mentor and Emeritus Board member of PMI-Metrolina. Jennifer is currently a Portfolio Manager with TIAA and Assistant Professor at University of Southern California.
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