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The Fundamentals of Managing Projects

Presenter: Mary Beth Imbarrato, PMP, CSM, SPP, CMS, MBI Consulting, LLC

Are your days filled with juggling projects, staff, customers, and your "day job?" Do you need some help engaging your teams, staff, and colleagues in various activities related to your projects? Do you need to improve communication with staff, colleagues, management, vendors and business partners?

Project management is the activity of planning, organizing, and managing tasks and people to achieve the specific goals of a project. This webinar will provide an introduction to the foundational skills associated with structured project-management programs and the effective use of tools and techniques to help manage project activities.

Attending this webinar will help you to:

  • Understand the project lifecycle and a basic framework for project efforts
  • Identify and manage project goals, objectives, and risks
  • Determine success criteria and quality standards
  • Introduce initiation techniques for a successful project launch
  • Mary Beth Imbarrato has over 25 years of experience in project management, change management, performance management, and risk. Her experience includes managing a wide-range of project efforts in various market segments including finance, global risk, telecommunications, IT, publishing, health care, non-profit, state and federal agencies, and energy. Other efforts include helping clients establish best practices through process improvement assessments which identify efficiencies and increase effectiveness in an effort to support continuous improvement plans.

    As a Certified Strategic Planning Professional (SPP) Mary Beth has been working with New York State and Federal agencies to establish standards for strategic planning programs in an effort to design effective and sustainable strategic plans. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (2013). Mary Beth is also an elected member of the Upstate New York PMI Chapter Board of Directors and serves as the VP of Marketing as well as the Director of Sponsorship Program. She is also a member of the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) and the Capital Region Chapter of the Association of Talent Development (CRATD) and recently established the Capital Region PM's Meetup group to help further the project management profession locally with new and aspiring Project Managers.

    Mary Beth is an experienced presenter at conferences, annual meetings and business forums. She has also taught project management at community colleges and is a published author in academic and professional journals.