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 IPMD2014LogoPMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters are partnering again to bring you the 2nd Annual New Mexico International Project Management Day!

IPMD Sessions, Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time:  7:30 am - 5 pm

Location:  Sandia Resort & Casino

Thank you to our sponsors!

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A Tale of Two Projects RebeccaDickens
Facing the challenges of two very different projects (major aircraft manufacturer and a commercial spaceline company) made Rebecca a better Project Manager. The personalities of both companies required different people skills and the difference in Projects required different Project Management tools and techniques. At the same time, she implemented a PMO, standardizing processes across all projects.

Rebecca Dickens has over 17 years experience managing software projects with organizations including Thomson Reuters, Department of Energy and Ultramain. She has implemented Project Management Offices (PMOs) at these organizations, standardizing and formalizing best practices.
Currently managing projects with Aircraft manufacturers and Airlines to implement an Onboard Electronic Logbook for tracking the maintenance of airplanes. Rebecca also volunteers with the M.A.T.E program at West Mesa High School, mentoring the next generation of Software Project Managers.

pdf Coaching Techniques for Project Managers - Gail Summers Popular

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Coaching Techniques for Project Managers

GailSummersAre you struggling with the “people part” of project management? Perhaps a few coaching techniques will help. In this session, discover:
• The coaching mindset
• How coaching relates to project managers
• A three-step model to help you apply coaching techniques right now
• Tips for managing stakeholders and expectations using coaching techniques

Gail is a professional coach and a consultant with 25 years of experience in government, healthcare and University settings, as well as owning her own small business.
Gail’s coaching focuses on leaders who want to go to the next level and people in transition who want or need to change direction, start over or somehow reinvent themselves. Her clients have included both individuals and corporate clients such as Sandia National Labs, the U.S. Forest Service, Lovelace Health Plan and private industry.
Gail is currently writing a coaching book and will be launching a coaching blog in 2015. She is a certified coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation
Gail also consults on performance improvement, leadership development, safety, strategic planning, and teambuilding activities. She has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Learning & Instructional Technologies.

pdf Dare to Laugh: Using Humor and Laughter to Get the Most from Project Teams - Bill Resnik Popular

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Dare to Laugh: Using Humor and Laughter to Get the Most from Project TeamsBillResnik

Stress, internal strife, and change continually challenge the productivity of project teams. The “Dare to Laugh” presentation discusses:
• Why we laugh
• The physical, mental, and emotional benefits humor and laughter has on a project team
• Benefits to project teams
• Effect of inappropriate humor on a team
Attendees of this presentation will enjoy a fun-filled hour, learning how to use humor effectively to energize, motivate, and de-stress their teams.

Bill Resnik is a veteran Project Manager and a practicing standup comedian. He has presented the “Dare to Laugh” presentation and keynote address at numerous professional conferences since 2004.
He effectively uses the techniques described in the presentation to the benefit of his projects and teams. His humorous and informative presentation, combined with a comedic delivery style will delight conference attendees and motivate them to enliven their projects using simple humor tools.

pdf Five Ways to Improve your Scheduling Culture - Patrick Foley Popular

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Five Ways to Improve your Scheduling Culture

This presentation makes five important points about the world of project scheduling. It is not intended to teach anything about the schedulingPatrickFoley discipline per se but rather it is intended to make the audience aware of several important facts that are sometimes overlooked or take for granted.

Pat is a highly experienced Project Management and Data Specialist skilled in analysing an organization's critical project data requirements, identifying deficiencies, and developing solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and enhancing the value-producing capacities of individual contributors.
As a scheduling expert he has functioned as a team lead, team member, and/or subject matter expert in schedule controls.
Pat holds a BA in International Business from the University of Colorado and a MS in Instructional Technology from California State University


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What we can learn from a honey bee colony about Project Management and Quality. Leon will describe the inner workings of a honey bee colony and link lessons learned from the bees to project management and quality processes.
Leon and his wife, Colette, are sustainable gardeners. They have two bee hives and this year harvested over 70 pounds of honey. They have been bee keepers for 5 years.

Leon is currently the Director of Support Services at TriCore Reference Laboratories.
Leon is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has implemented process improvement in government and commercial settings. He is also a certified PMP and an experienced project manager leading projects for the Department of Defense and Lean Six Sigma process improvement.
He graduated from the National Graduate School with a Masters degree in Quality Systems Management in 2002. Leon served over 20 years in the United States Air Force, where he earned a Master’s degree in Logistics Management and served as a logistics officer.


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Integration of Advanced Distributed Energy Resources

The electric utility industry is seeing an unprecedented increase in distributed generation on a grid that has been designed based on centralized generation. Coupled with this challenge is that resources such as solar photovoltaics can be intermittent and limited to when the sun is shining. PNM is being proactive in its approach to trying to accommodate this new paradigm. PNM has embarked on two innovative projects in Albuquerque New Mexico, one in energy storage and the other a building microgrid project done in collaboration with a Japanese government organization, NEDO. A case study will be presented discussing the efforts, the results, and the logistics required to complete these two world class projects.

Jonathan Hawkins is the Manager of Advanced Technology and Strategy at PNM Resources, an energy holding company based in Albuquerque New Mexico. Jonathan’s team is responsible for research and development of new technologies and the proposal of possible business applications of emerging technologies in support of PNM Resources strategic objectives. Areas of responsibility include “smart grid” technologies and strategy, integration of distributed energy resources; plug in hybrid electric vehicles, and storage technologies.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1994. Jonathan currently sits on the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Research Advisory Committee as well as research program advisor roles for EPRI; and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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pdf Keynote Speech: When Good Projects Do Bad Things - Robert Hanna Popular

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RobertHannaKeynote Opening Speech-When Good Projects Do Bad Things - Robert Hanna

After becoming a successful software project manager, Rob became a turnaround specialist for troubled projects. He will share issues that arise on projects and techniques he has used to resolve them.

Robert Hanna works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by the California Institute of Technology, as the Chief Information Technologist for the Engineering and Science Directorate. He provides strategic input for the laboratory’s IT investments and implementation guidance for projects.
He is also responsible for training and employee development for an organization of over 3500 scientists and engineers. In addition, Robert is a lecturer for the University of Hawaii, teaching project and risk management in the MBA program in the Information Technology Management Department of the Shidler School of Business


pdf Managing Conflict - Ildiko Oravecz Popular

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Managing Conflict

Eighty-five percent of employees deal with conflict to some degree, and in the US 36% of employees deal with conflict “always” or “regularly.” Conflict is stressful—it significantly increases personal stress and decreases employee engagement. Conflict is also costly—it costs employers over $1 billion dollars a year.
Participants will become familiar with the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Model and learn strategies for identifying and using the five conflict modes.
In this session we will:
• Define conflict.
• Describe the conflict handling modes.
• List tools for handling conflict.
• Discuss how to handle different conflict situations.

Ildiko has been providing training and performance solutions to organizations to support their business and organizational strategy for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies, is a Certified Performance Consultant, and is working toward her coaching certification.
Currently working as a coach and consultant, she has worked in non-profit, government and corporate environments and her areas of expertise include design, development, and implementation of various types of learning solutions, facilitation, team building, coaching and project management.
When not coaching or implementing performance solutions, she can be found volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters or fostering dogs for Second Chance Animal Rescue.


pdf Project Management and Strategic Planning - Sally Trigg Popular

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Project Management and Strategic PlanningSallyTrigg1

Project Management and Strategic Planning are inextricably linked, but often the project manager doesn’t completely understand the connection. This presentation will provide the nuts and bolts of strategic planning, go over the often troubled relationship between project management and strategic planning, and provide pointers for the project manager on how make it all work.

Sally is a multi-faceted professional who loves to build systems. Her experience includes work as an attorney, writing / literature instructor, retail manager, technical writer, high school English teacher, marketer, fund-raising executive, project manager, and corporate manager. Sally’s project management experience stretches back over a decade.
Sally recently received Volunteer of the Year recognition from PMI International. She holds a BA, MA, and JD, as well as PMP certification.

pdf Project overview of the Paseo del Norte Interchange Reconstruction Project-Paul Westerheid - Bert Thomas Popular

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Project overview of the Paseo del Norte Interchange Reconstruction Project

Paseo del Norte Interchange Reconstruction Project is one of the largest NMDOT’s recent projects and the state’s highest priority project of the year. The contractor’s design manager and consultant manager will also provide a description of the project management tools and methodology used during the design and construction coordination. They will give an overview of the design management techniques used on the project.

Paul Westerheid is the design manager for Kiewit New Mexico. He has managed the design on several design-build projects including the Coors and I-40 interchange and the Rail Runner extension to Santa Fe.

Albert (Bert) Thomas is a Senior Vice President for Bohannan Huston, Inc. He served as the consultant manager for the design team that worked on Paseo del Norte InterchangeAlbertThomas

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pdf State of New Mexico’s Enterprise Project Management Office- Mike Baca and Darshana Kanabar Popular

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State of New Mexico’s Enterprise Project Management Office

A look back, forward, and within in the State’s Enterprise Project Management Office. Discussion will center on the MikeBacadynamics of PM best practices in the (un)Real-World of Government implementations.
Mike Baca is the Director of the Department of Information Technology’s Enterprise Project Management Office. And Darshana Kanabar is the Deputy.

Mike and Darshana represent the dynamics of IT Project Implementations in State Government. Darshana’s strengths in project management, quality, and process improvement, coupled with Mike’s background and skills in government dynamic and construct, have enabled their EPMO to reach new heights for the state of NM. They are consistently called on to facilitate and ensure successful outcomes in funding requests, contract negotiations, project implementations, compliance. The EPM


pdf The Cost of a Data Breach or This Thing isn't cheap- Mark Fidel Popular

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The Cost of a Data Breach or This Thing isn't cheap

This presentation reviews the critical elements of a data breach and presents a real-world example of the anatomy of a breach. The agenda is:
1. What is a data breach?
2. Categories of Data Breaches
3. Types of Data with which to be concerned
4. Financial Data
5. HIPAA-covered data
6. Intellectual Property
7. Personally Identifiable Data

Mark Fidel, one of CAaNES’ owners and its President, is a New Mexico licensed attorney. Mark began his career selling commercial insurance and then held a series of financial positions at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Intel Corporation.
Mark was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 2002 and became an associate at one of New Mexico's largest law firms, Modrall Sperling, where he specialized in commercial litigation. Mark founded Applied Records Management (ARM) in 2004. ARM is a records management and litigation support consulting firm.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts and Economics degree with a major in Finance from New Mexico State University. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico and his law degree from


pdf Top Five Trends in Project Management - Estevan Gonzales, PMP, MSE Popular

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Top Five Trends in Project ManagementEstevanGonzales

What do executives want in their project management practitioners? You need to keep your skills up to date to remain valuable and relevant to business today.
In this session, you will learn what is changing in the business world and what senior executives desire in their project practitioners. You will also understand the current trends and educate yourself to remain valuable to your companies.
• Learn what is changing in the business world
• Recognize what senior executives desire as new skillsets in their project practitioners
• Understand the top five current trends in project management
• Find out how to educate yourself to remain competitive in the marketplace
• Know the sources for this information so that you can share them

Estevan Gonzales, PMP, MSEE, is a certified Project Management Professional and has electrical engineering degrees from Stanford University and New Mexico State University. His work experience includes work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Motorola, PNM, State of New Mexico and Los Alamos County. Estevan was inducted into Motorola's Scientific and Technical Community. He recently served as project manager for the Community Broadband Network in Los Alamos. He serves on the board of directors for the PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter and Leadership Los Alamos. Estevan and his wife Adi-Risa enjoy traveling and spending time with their three children Adaiah, Asher and Amarisa

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