Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

This power-packed 60 minutes will include ten 5-minute training "packets", each covering one of the 10 practices that need to be in place to truly excel as project managers. In his engaging, storytelling way, Carl Pritchard comes back to Apex Systems with this "best of" presentation, highlighting the do's and don'ts of everything from WBS to tickler files and contract management. You will walk out this guidance with how to create better customer expectations, how to ensure others in a meeting verbalize their agreement, and how to avoid contract and communication "train wrecks" with your vendors, clients, project teams, etc.

Speaker Carl Pritchard

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management, LLC.  He is a recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics. As an author and researcher, he has published 10 books, including his 2024 release, The Stage Four Project.  In 2019, the Project Management Institute (Global) awarded him the coveted "Best of the Best/Person of the Year" award in project management, making him the 23rd recipient of the award since its inception in 1998.  His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®.  He lives in the mountains of Maryland, with his lovely wife, Nancy. 

Reflection Questions (including for any team discussions):

  1. What were your 1-2 biggest takeaways?
  2. What was your favorite PM fundamental that Carl shared and why? 
  3. How can we ensure effective communication (i.e. meetings, communication channels/tools, accountability, and transparency)?
  4. What are 1-2 obstacles we face around effective PM? How can we mitigate and overcome?
  5. What key performance indicators (KPIs) do we or should we track to measure project success? 

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