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Chapter Dinner: Multiply Your Impact! The Four Biggest “Force Multiplers” for Project Portfolios
Monday, February 19, 2018
PMI Talent Triangle: 
Strategic and Business Management
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Program Description: 

Whether you’re a master practitioner of project execution or just learning the ropes, you likely understand that speed and reliability are usually powerful drivers of project impact. But few of us are taught much about the discipline of maximizing this impact, as that would require additional techniques designed to help us engineer the most “bang for the buck” possible. Not many of us are taught to think of projects in such ROI terms, as the traditional project-management world has focused more on “delivering within plan,” and the Agile world has focused more on “delivering value frequently,” hoping that these will somehow translate into maximum-impact results. 

Once we focus on how we might maximize the returns on our project portfolio investments, we can apply techniques designed to amplify this impact, and uncover enormous opportunities to multiply it by 2X, 4X, even 10X or more. Imagine the impact you could have if you were able to multiply your project portfolio’s ROI—this session will show you that multiplying your impact in such a dramatic way is feasible, and within your grasp.

Special Instructions: 


5:00 Career Networking Group

5:30 Register, Local Interest Groups (PrCs), Networking 

6:00 New Member Orientation

6:30 Dinner

7:15 Webstream broadcast begins 

7:20 PMI-MN Chapter Business / Intros

7:30 Presentations

8:20 Q & A



Member            $25

Non-Member    $35 

Walk-Ins            $35

Speaker-Only    $10

Webstream        $10

Partner Discount 10% at Registration


Full refunds, less a $10 cancellation fee per registration,

available through February 17.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Mike Hannan is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and innovator of industry-leading techniques to drive unprecedented improvements in project portfolio performance. 
His background in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station. He has managed and consulted on $1B+ project portfolios, achieving as high as “3X” performance improvements. He is also lead author of the best-selling 2014 book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.
In his spare time, Mike serves as CEO of the nonprofit Project Management for Change—organizer of the “PM Day of Service,” the largest PM pro-bono event in the history of humankind. He also serves on advisory boards for two companies.
On the personal side, Mike is a 2015 USA national champion track & field athlete, a happily married father of three upstanding college-age men, and an amateur oenophile.