Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP Leads March 23, "Managing Difficult Projects & People Seminar" in Baltimore

Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP, a 25-year international project manager and history-making international marathoner, will lead the “Managing Difficult Projects & People” workshop on March 23 for the PMI Baltimore Chapter
By: Anthony R. Reed CPA PC
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BALTIMORE - Feb. 18, 2016 - PRLog -- Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Check In: 7:30 AM. Class: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Loyola University Maryland, Timonium Graduate Center, 2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093

To receive the discount codes, visit the PMI Baltimore Chapter for registration information at

The first ten paid attendees will receive a copy of Anthony's latest 208-page book, Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success (second edition).

New to managing projects? Need new techniques to motivate your team? Want to get some practical knowledge quickly? Interested in techniques you can put to work Monday morning? Looking for proven techniques to make your methodology work?

Whatever your situation, this is the event for you! He shows you how his teams implemented a $12 million international project for ONLY $2.6 million and a 27-month project in ONLY 9 months!!!

When was the last time that you worked on a project under perfect conditions? That’s to say, there were no constraints, such as

- Resources (Human, Material, and Money/Budget)

- Time

- Scope

All of the unlimited resources were available at your beckoned call. You had more monetary resources (budget) than you could spend. You had so many people (human resources) clambering to get on the project that you had to turn people away. And all of your materials, such as software and hardware, arrived on time, was installed without any problems, and was ready to run out of the box. There were no delivery dates or deadlines. And the project scope/requirements never changed because scope creep never occurred. Or you were able to change the deadline to correspond with scope changes.

Chances are great, that you worked on projects that went through the “perfect storm.” You faced the quagmire of a mutinous crew, an unmovable deadline, and a movable scope. Sometimes, our ship capsized during the storm (i.e. the project was abandoned). Other times, we sailed through the storm and survived (i.e. the project was in trouble, but we recovered and it was successful). And we even sailed around the storm and had the perfect project.

We examined what happened, why, and how we could prevent it. This included learning how to

- Address budget and schedule problems
- Gain control over and stopping project creep
- Manage problem resources (i.e. vendors, contractors, and employees)
- Identify and cost justifying project risks and contingencies
- Manage the stakeholder anxiety and expectations
- Keep the staff motivated during the project

During this seminar, you’ll learn the tips on how to regain control of wayward projects and how to prevent problems from occurring.

Workshop Comments

• Instructor gave real world examples and possible solutions. I’m taking back solutions I can use right away.
• Held my attention for seven hours. Good job! Great humor.
• The discussion around flanking was the most helpful immediate take away.
• Liked ideas on how to educate executives and project team members about project management. Very innovative.
• Very useful material presented in an organized manner.
• Very relevant. Good with real-world solutions.
• Extensive subject matter was very beneficial. Great presentation materials to drive home topics.
• Enjoyed discussions about narcissism and dealing with victims.
• He’s obviously very experienced & provided many excellent examples for the points the seminar makes.
• This could easily be a two day seminar.
• The topics were relevant to the work I do today.

Instructor's Bio -

Mr. Reed is an IT professional with over twenty-five years in management and executive positions for various Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and large consulting firms. Some of the firms included Texas Instruments, Siemens, Motel 6, Ernst & Young, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The responsibilities included managing multi-million dollar departmental budgets and staffing blends of international, multi-generational, multi-cultural employees and consultants.

He’s been interviewed on television, radio, and webcast programs and featured in the business, travel, and sports sections of major newspapers and publications across the country. This includes the PMI Today, Dallas Morning News, Runner’s World, Southern Living, Ebony, and the Journal of Accountancy.

He holds two graduate degrees and two undergraduate degrees. He’s also taught collegiate business management, IT, accounting, and project management courses. He’s served on the Board of Directors for the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Ft. Worth’s Jubilee Theatre, the Dallas White Rock Marathon, Running USA, and various local and international not-for-profit organizations.

He has spoken at over 120 national and international business, leadership, supply chain planning, project management, accounting, and IT conferences. He has five books and over fifty articles published. The articles have appeared in ComputerWorld, Datamation, Career Focus, and Runner’s World magazines. His latest 208-page book (second edition), Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success, focuses on individual and team building.

As a Certified Running Coach, he completed 125 marathons (26.2 miles/42.2K). He’s one of about 50 people in the world, who completed the marathon hat trick. He completed (1) over 100 marathons on (2) all seven continents and (3) in 50 States. This included the frigid Antarctica, Kenya’s dangerous Lewa SafriCom, and China’s Great Wall Marathons. Subsequently, his journeys were chronicled in his book, Running Shoes Are Cheaper Than Insulin: Marathon Adventures On All Seven Continents.

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