Implementing a Project Management Culture
Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.
Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom.
He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity, and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team”, published by McGraw Hill and often accompanied by in-person, facilitated instruction, has helped and continues to help thousands of executives, managers, and team leaders improve performance.
He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss mergers and acquisitions (how to manage and survive them), project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change and other topical business issues. He has served or is currently serving as a board member of the International Association of Facilitators, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and National Speakers Association. Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster’s International Competition speaker. He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist and seminar leader.
Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving multiple corporations as manager and trainer of sales, operations, project management, IT, customer service and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, BayBank (now part of Bank of America), US Health Care and Marriott Corporation. He has assisted these organizations in mergers and acquisitions, facilitating post-merger and acquisition integration, developing project management, sales, customer service, and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.
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As organizations strengthen and mature, the gap between the business objectives and technical solutions tends to widen, the knowledge and skill sets become more specific (and different).
Project Management is a strong bridge between these teams. It may not be an objective to become a "Project Manager" yet every employee in your organization does project management - completing a defined task by a certain time, to a specified quality level. Imagine if every employee took ownership of the tasks that they are undertaking.
The Areas covered during the webinar include
- What exactly is Project Management (PM)?
- What are the three areas of PM to be implemented?
- How can you define the maturity of PM in your organization?
- Where do you start in getting a strong PM culture implemented?
- What are the next steps in transforming your organization?
- What are the next steps to maintaining your personal momentum?
Course Level - Advanced
Who Should Attend
If you are a member of an organization that is realizing the importance of project management in day-to-day activities, this webinar is for you. Leaders at all levels walk away with some immediate actions to put in place to strengthen the teams you are responsible for.
Why Should You Attend
The great thing about Project Management is that it is a differentiator. Whether you are a trainer, software developer, or accountant, with project management you can put a framework around your activities, differentiate yourself from the rest.