Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free ConfCall 4/15"The Project Manager as Coach: Unforgettable Lessons in Leadership”(PM Best Practices)

What: FREE PM Lessons Learned conference call

Topic: "The Project Manager as Coach: Unforgettable Lessons in Leadership

Presenter: Jim De Piante, PMP

Hosted by: Henry Will IV, PMP; founder

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9 PM (Eastern US) (GMT-5)

Where: Conference Dial-in: (712) 432-0175, Access Code: 767 616#

Presentation: Prior to the call, the presentation will appear on the PM Lessons Learned group in Yahoo Groups (note: it may not be posted until just before the call). The directions to obtain the presentation are at - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled "Files and Presentations" to see directions for obtaining the presentation.

Abstract of the presentation:
Jim De Piante got tricked into becoming a youth soccer coach. Though relatively inexperienced as a player, for 14 years he was extraordinarily successful as a youth soccer coach because of his ability to lead teams.

Jim joined IBM as a software engineer after serving as a flight crewman in the US Navy and after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Florida in Computer Information Systems.

He has led development projects in hardware, software, architecture, and eBusiness development, having done work for the IBM Product Divisions, IBM Global Services and He has recently returned to the US from an assignment in IBM Italy. He is presently managing the Jeopardy Challenge project for IBM Research.

Jim is an internationally acclaimed project management practitioner, trainer and speaker. He is an Executive Project manager who holds IBM's highest PM certification, that of Executive Level Manager. Jim is also certified as an intermediate youth soccer coach and regional youth soccer referee.

On Thursday, he will tell us about his experiences as a youth soccer coach and leader.

About the Conference Call:
Conference call participation is free and questions are encouraged. Long distance charges may apply depending on your carrier - some cell phone companies allow free long distance after certain times in the evenings.

Conference Dial-in: (712) 432-0175, Access Code: 767 616# Project Managers helping Project Managers to make a difference!

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