PM Insights Foster City Virtual Meeting: Managing Innovation in a Project World

Business Acumen

PM Insights Foster City -

Managing Innovation in a Project World


When: Wed, Oct 25, 2023 6:00pm-8:00pm Pacific Time

WhereVirtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader on the Same Day of event. Zoom meeting link will be emailed to the email address provided during event registration, so please make sure to enter correct email address. For the people who have multiple email accounts, please make sure to check the email account used during registration. Thank you!)

Last Date for On-line Registration is Tue, Oct 24, 2023





As project professionals we continually leading strategic efforts to improve our organization’s ability to deliver our goods or services. Most of the efforts require creative innovative thinking and the ability to manage cultural change to be successful and avoid the landmines always present in our world. This presentation will discuss the need for innovation and how to instill it in your projects strategic along with how to plan for and deliver culture change management.

This session is designed to spur creative thinking from the audience on how they can lead others to innovate in their project world, providing leadership and forethought to generate an environment for a successful project outcome. I will utilize presentation content, interactive exercises and real-life examples to emphasize the key points throughout the session.




Understanding the need and making the case for innovation

Why and how Organizational Change Management (OCM) must be part of an innovative effort

Skills required for success: Bottom-up vs. top-down; Team involvement; Promoting the cause, Communication Musts, Sales and Negotiations

Effectively using influence and Politics, The Spheres of Influence and Stakeholder management tips

Typical barriers or roadblocks that can hinder innovation


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About the Instructor:



Joe Perzel

Joe Perzel has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity. He has a background in multiple industries such as healthcare, insurance, finance, government, manufacturing, non-profit and education. Presently Joe is Partner JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC. Previously he has held leadership positions at Cargill, Thomson Reuters, MN Workers Compensation Bureau and International Multifoods.

Joe has been speaking since 2002 on topics ranging from project leadership, management, strategy, negotiations/sales. He has presented keynotes, chapter meetings and workshops internationally to multiple corporate, government and non-profit organizations, over 20 PMI chapters, PMBA Conferences, PMI Global and Region 2, BBC (Building Business Capability) conference, International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) chapters, local and global Society for Quality (ASQ), Project Summit*BusinessAnalyst World (PMBA), International Project Management Assoc. (IPMA) and the PMO Impact Summit.


Meeting Leader: Greg Hood

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PDU Info: Business Acumen, 2.0 PDUs

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PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00

Non-Members: $5.00

Veterans: FREE (Contact Meeting Leader for discount code.)


Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Type of category: PM Insight Foster City

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: October 25th, 2023

Hour: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Registration close date: October 24th, 2023 at 11:55PM

# of PDUs: 2


Students: $5.00

Members: $5.00

Non members and Guests: $5.00