November 2017 Richmond Dinner Meeting


Strategic Traits: The New Paradigm

(1.5 Strategic & Business Acumen PDUs)


The world of project management is changing rapidly.  More and more the emphasis for project management professionals goes beyond the short term tactical actions taken to keep a project on track.  Now project managers are being ask to identify and analyze the impact of near term decisions on the long term success of their organizations.  In the past, this comprehensive, forward looking approach has been missing from the plethora of responsibilities assigned to the individual project managers.  While implementing a Portfolio Management methodology has helped assess the myriad impacts of the execution of individual projects, the Strategic role of the PM and the attention to the related business management aspects/impacts will ultimately increase the likelihood of success.

This presentation will keep it simple while examining the key components necessary to assure the appropriate attention is given to a project’s Strategic links to the organization’s ability to achieve Strategic Business Objectives.  You will learn how to lead a project team to the promised land of successful projects and consistently contribute maximum value add along the way. 


Our Speaker: Lee R. Lambert, PMP, PMI Fellow


In the profession of Project Management, Lee R. Lambert, PMP has established the standard against which others in the field are measured.   Throughout a fast-Lee Lambertpaced 18 year corporate career with Chicago Bridge & Iron, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, General Electric (Nuclear Reactor Division) and Battelle Memorial Institute--where he worked almost exclusively with engineers and scientists--he quickly ascended to senior management positions and was responsible for the development and implementation of ground-breaking, sophisticated Enterprise project management processes for Engineering, Medical Diagnostics and Research & Development.  In 1981, as a result of his pragmatic application of the PM methodologies, he was invited to be an integral part of the creation of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Program.  He is a recipient of the PMI’s Distinguished Contribution Award and was a member of the PMNetwork/PM Journal Editorial Review team for over a decade.  He also contributed as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the PMI’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Practice Standard.  Educated as a Mechanical Engineer, he is a holder of a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Lambert is a frequent lecturer in the prestigious Washington University’s Executive Roundtable series. His most recent professional recognition was being named one of only 70 PMI Fellows.  He also received one of the PMI’s highest honors for his ground breaking applied learning programs:  The Professional Development Provider of the Year 2007.   As an author of two books and 32 professional papers, no other project management educator/speaker can contend with his uncanny technical knowledge, material content and refreshing and entertaining delivery—his hard-hitting, but humorous style, has mesmerized more than 50,000 students in 23 countries.  Lee take the saying; “Been there, done that, got the T-shirt” to a new level.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017


5:00 pm - Registration; cocktail hour; structured networking/pre-meeting

5:45 pm - Pre-MeetingAnnouncements

6:00 pm - Dinner

6:30 pm - Keynote Presentation

8:00 pm - Closing Remarks

Please be sure to sign-in at the door before the start of the meeting snd we will report your PDUs.

Dinner Fee

Member - $30            Non-member - $45

NOTE - Pre-Registration is Essential - no walk-ins!!

Register by November 8 and receive a $5 early bird discount.

Deadline for registration is 7:00 pm, November 14, 2017  


Holiday Inn I-64 West End

2000 Staples Mill Road

Richmond, Virginia 23230


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