How to Deliver a Quality Annual Conference

Chapter Best Practices Sessions
Denise Baker, PMI North Carolina

Using the 5 phases from PMBOK, we will outline how our past success can help other chapters host a great PDD. We start with Initiating — recognizing that a project or phase should begin and committing to do so. We then spend most of our time in Planning — devising and maintaining a workable scheme to accomplish the business need that the project was undertaken to address. Controlling is quite im-portant with a team of volunteers — ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress and taking corrective action when necessary. And let's not forget Executing the actual event — coordinating resources and people to carry out the plan. Lastly, we do spend time on Closing — bringing it to an orderly end so that all involved can celebrate and start the process all over again for the next year.

Friday, March 20 | 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM

Denise Baker

An active member of PMI since 2009, she has served in various volunteer roles as Director of Programs, VP Programs, Annual Conference Core Team Member, Director at Large and currently VP Professional Development. She is also active in NCPMI Project Leaders Toastmasters, holding the position of VP Public Relations.