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Enterprise Agility - Is it Leadership Science or Leadership Magic?


September 8, 2018 Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00 PM


 Innoworld, 940 Stewart Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Last date for On-line Registration:  
Early Bird - 8/26/2018
Regular - 9/02/2018


Enterprise Agility - Is it Leadership Science or Leadership Magic? 

We are living in what is perhaps the most turbulent era of change that the free market has ever seen.

Change is measured in days, not months or years any longer. The Third Wave of the Digital Age is radically transforming how goods and services are conceived, manufactured, delivered, and supported. Brick and mortar domination of commerce, education, information, connection, and entertainment is ending; by 2040, it is estimated that 80% of all human activity in these areas will be through digital platforms. The PMI Talent Triangle demonstrates the need for Strategic, Business Acumen and Technical Skills. This is a significant leap in knowledge and experience and completely changes the expectations for someone in the PPPM Profession. How do you lead your organization succesfully into this future?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Determine your Leadership Style and how that aligns with the needs of Enterprise Agility
  • Define the cultural norms needed to ensure sustainability of business strategy and transformation
  • Define leadership success metrics (beyond leader characteristics) needed to ensure successful enterprise agility and transformation.
  • Learn how to employ three trajectories that are critical to success in the Third Wave of the Digital Age: Innovation, Connection, and Integrity.
  • See how the “Transformational Project Leadership” model can be utilized to guide Enterprise Agility – Business Strategy and Transformation

In addition, we work with participants to answer key questions that TPL poses:

  • What are the implications for your business of this Third Wave Digital Tsunami that is already inundating the world of commerce?
  • What must you know - not just to manage more and more complex projects, but to avoid being swept away into the debris field of non-competitive and obsolete organizations because you are not Digital Age fluent, but refused to adapt, improvise, and overcome?
  • What are your vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and pain points?
  • What are your strengths which can be leveraged to compete effectively as the Third Wave rolls into the next decade?

About the Instructors: 

Cheryl Walker Waite

Dr. Walker Waite has nearly a quarter century of project management experience, spanning nearly a dozen nations and 11 different industries across North America and Europe.  She is a leader in the field of global change initiatives, managing major international projects and guiding government, academia and corporate organizations toward sustainable performance. Among her multibillion-dollar global project clients are Saab, Nortel, Discovery, Bechtel, Pasteur Merieux Connaught, Astra Zeneca, USAID, ABC/Disney, MTVN, IBM, ONCOR and NJDOT.  Dr. Walker Waite also serves as a professor in project management graduate programs at the University of Wisconsin and City University, Seattle, WA.

CJ Walker Waite is one of the longest serving PMI volunteer leaders, having held PMI voluntary leadership roles since 1991. She is serving as a Director of the International PMI Board of Directors (2013–2015).  Formerly she served on the PMI Board Volunteer Advisory Committee (2009–2012), first as a member and then as Committee Chair (2011–2012). She was the president of the PMI Washington, DC (WDC) Chapter, following her tenures as Executive Vice President and vice president for certification and education (8 years). She was the first regional advocate for PMI Region Five and was recognized multiple times by the PMI WDC Chapter for outstanding service.

Since 1991, Dr. Walker Waite has been a featured workshop leader/presenter at 8 PMI symposiums and multiple business forums. She authored numerous publications, including, “Sustainability of Performance for Technology Innovator Firms in Business Environments Exhibiting Turbulence,” “The Cross-Applicability of PM: A Vehicle for Org Transition in the Implementation of Multi-Media Business Communications Platforms” and, “Changing the Organizational Culture.”  She is currently co-authoring both a book with her husband, Alan, The Hidden Hand of Project Management and a text, Transformational Project Management..

Dr. Walker Waite earned her MBA in international business at George Washington University, and took her PhD in organizational behavior and development, strategic innovation and entrepreneurship. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) ® credential and is a graduate of the 2002 PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class.  She has lived and worked overseas and speaks German, French and Spanish, and began her career as an FM Radio disc jockey and television news producer.


Alan Waite, M.A., CEC is CEO of the Praxis Corporation, and Executive Director of the Phoenix Rising Praxis Foundation, a non-profit organization. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Project Management at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s School of Continuing Education corporate programOver a span of 30 years, Alan has served as a business executive, HR/Payroll manager, public service legislative/business analyst, life and corporate coach, educator, author, and courtroom trial consultant.He was Board Chairman and Senior Vice-President for NVS Technologies, Inc., an environmental corporation that marketed waste-to-energy and bio-remedial technologies. NVS Technologies worked with Texaco, Sandia National Laboratories, NAFTA, and the State of California to clean toxic waste sites across California and Northern Mexico. He was also the Executive Vice President of Pallas Productions, Inc., a California-based music Production Company.In addition, Alan has served on the board of directors for several public interest advocacy groups, including Trans-Atlantic Environmental, Inc., and the Timao Educational Foundation, both 501(c) 3 organizations.

Alan is co-designer of the groundbreaking Transformational Project Management (TPL) methodology and developed the Integrity-Centered Decision-Making (ICDM) model for executive leadership problem-solving.Holding a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Political Science, he has an M.A. in Modern European History and a certification from the International Coaching Federation. Author and researcher of historical topics ranging from western American history to the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (June 2015 WWII History Magazine), his first book, Hats: How Felt Can Save America is available on and at Barnes and Noble. Look for his upcoming article on the JFK assassination featuring new, recently discovered information, which will be published in the November 2018 issue of a well-known national historical magazine.


Project Management Education Hours: 

Earn 7 PDUs (Leadership - 7)

Meeting Leader: Sagar Amancherla

Program Agenda:

Please note the door will be locked at 8:55 AM, so plan to arrive early.

08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking

09:00 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:45 PM - Workshop Resumes

5:00 PM – Adjourn


Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees should indicate whether they want a vegetarian meal during the registration.

Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird:  PMISV member: $140     Non-PMISV member: $190

Regular:  PMISV member: $190   Non-PMISV member:  $240

At-the-Door Registration:  No walk-ins allowed. Please register for the course online in advance 


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.

  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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Event Properties

Event Date 09-08-2018
Event End Date 09-08-2018
Registration Start Date 06-12-2018
Cut off date 09-02-2018
Original Price $240.00
Discounted Price $190.00 (Until 08-26-2018)
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