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I’ll be speaking at the Cedar Rapids PMI on Oct 20

I’m very much looking forward to speaking at the Eastern Iowa chapter of the PMI in Cedar Rapids during their Professional Development Day event on Friday, October 20th.  We’ll be talking about how to increase resource capacity; one of my favorite topics.

For those who are attending the event, please make sure to say hello.  For those interested in the PMI Eastern Iowa event, visit

It’s time to visit the Twin Cities

minneapolis.jpgNext week I’ll have the pleasure of visiting the Minneapolis/St-Paul area to speak at the Minnesota chapter of the PMI as they host their Professional Development Days event.  I’ve been asked to speak on two subjects and I’m only too happy to do so.  On Wednesday, September 14th I’ll be talking about Creating Business Prioritization for Projects and Portfolios where we’ll discuss how creating priorities for our projects is more about understanding our business imperatives than it is about getting the right fields filled out in a software form.  On Thursday, September 15th I’ll be talking about the Agile method of managing projects but not from a software development perspective.  My paper Agile is not just for IT is all about how many Agile techniques are good for all projects and how non-IT project managers can adapt the aspects of Agile methodology that makes sense for them.

HMS Software is a sponsor of the event and we will be showing off the just-released TimeControl 7 in its first public appearance.

If you’re going to the Professional Development Days even if you’re not in my presentations, please make a point of saying hello.  I’ll be easy to find near the TimeControl booth on Thursday.

To find out more about the Minneapolis PMI’s Professional Development days, go to:

To find out more about TimeControl 7, visit:

See our President at PMI

pmi_logo HMS Software’s President, Chris Vandersluis will be speaking once again at the Project Management Institute’s Global Congress.  This year it’s in Phoenix Arizona at the end of October.  Mr. Vandersluis’s topic this year is “Applying Agile Methodology to non-software Enterprise Projects”. 

If you will be attending the 2014 Global Congress, you will find information on the agenda and Mr. Vandersluis’ presentation at: PMI® Global Congress 2014—North America.

Speaking Engagements on track for 2012

I’ve been making more of an effort to make myself available for speaking engagements in the project management community.  In January I had the privilege of addressing the Microsoft Project Users Group members on their global call and talked about how to create an EPM deployment plan for Microsoft Project Server.  I had a great evening also at the PMI Maine chapter in Portland, ME talking about some of the challenges in deploying enterprise project management.

I’m trying to keep the calendar here on EPM Guidance up to date.  You can click on the Calendar at any time to see upcoming speaking engagements and, if you are interested in getting me onto your association’s schedule, you can visit my Speaker’s site at

Upcoming talks on the agenda include:

Feb 21: PMI in Syracuse, NY
Topic: Apply Business Analysis to Project System Requirements projects

Feb 28: McGill Webinar
Topic: Extending Project Management to the organization

April 24: Oracle Application Users Group – Collaborate12
Topic: Apply best timesheet practices to increase resource capacity without hiring