Monthly Luncheon – May 4: Facilitative Project Management, Transforming Vision Into Sustainable Results

SAME Fort Worth Post Luncheon Meeting, Monday May 4, 2015

PROGRAM:  Facilitative Project Management, Transforming Vision Into Sustainable Results

SPEAKER: John Bartkus, PMP, CPF

Join SAME Fort Worth on Monday, May 4th, 2015 for a joint meeting with the Fort Worth Chapter of the Project Management Institute (www.fwpmi.org).   John Bartkus, former President of the Fort Worth Chapter of PMI, will lead an active overview of Facilitative Project Management.

What differentiates Great Project Managers?

Lots of people manage projects.  In fact, to some degree, we all do – whether it’s in our title or not.

How do we drive Successful Projects – ones that achieve sustainable results?

Our speaker, John Bartkus, will share insights on what happens when you bring facilitative skills to the project management party, and how the approach influences the long-term sustainability of project success.

  • What is a successful project?  (Recipe exposed for the not-so-secret sauce.)
  • What makes sustainable agreements and results elusive?
    aka: “Projects would be so much easier if it weren’t for all the people involved !”
  • Project Manager vs Facilitator – what’s the difference and where can they be combined?
  • Facilitation for PM’s in the real world – practical take-aways
    aka: “Enough theory, how do you actually do that facilitation thing?”
  • Specific techniques to create sustainable agreements and results

John Bartkus, Principal Project Director of Pensivia, LLC, is a program management consultant with a passion to lead and facilitate organizational performance improvement.  He provides leadership, facilitation and consulting expertise in process improvement and project management. His 20+ years in project management cross a variety of industries, including transportation, software, healthcare, architecture & engineering, and non-profit, and disciplines such as marketing, sales, operations, IT, and consulting – working with companies such as British Airways, SITA, Jacobs Engineering, Carter & Burgess, Freese and Nichols, Moye Consulting, DFW Airport, and the American Heart Association.  John has specific experience in Project Portfolio Management, Decision Management, Business Intelligence, Client Relationship Management, and Project Management Office (PMO) implementations. His expertise is in bringing diverse business stakeholders together with technology experts to deliver tangible business value.

John is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) with the International Association of Facilitators. His formal education includes a Bachelor’s in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement. He is the past president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Project Management Institute which, during his tenure, earned global recognition with four straight years of awards – including PMI Chapter of the Year twice (out of 270 chapters world-wide).  John also earned the prestigious PMI Chapter Leader of the Year Award.

RSVP to Angie by 04/29 at noon: amccullough@cmjengr.com (pay at the door or pay on the home page by following either the young member paypal link or the regular member paypal link…please still RSVP to Angie)



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