Wed, 28 Nov, MicroTech’s Program Manager, Jarred Martus, is the keynote speaker at the Project Management Institute (PMI) luncheon being held at the Mon Ami Gabi classic French Bistro in Reston, Virginia. The topic, “Reach Back / Push Forward: Improving communication between organizations and PM’s,” will focus on the challenges field Project Managers (PMs) have while trying to communicate with their organization’s headquarters.
With over 10 years of experience in the IT field as a Systems and Network Administrator in and out of the Marines, Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed, Martus is responsible for multiple DoD and Federal IT contracts at MicroTech. He is a member of AFCEA, PMI and holds several certifications to include PMP, ITIL®, MCITP, and CCDA.
Martus’ talk is part of the PMI’s Washington DC Chapter Reston Luncheon series. PMIWDC hosts professional development courses and workshops, with monthly meetings and news updates in the field.
At MicroTech, Martus explained, PMs know they can contact their corporate office or project management office (PMO) if they need any help or additional information. By having PMs reach back to their appropriate helpers, they can quickly obtain marketing collateral, written assistance, and any additional products or services needed, Martus said.
The second part of his talk will deal with the other end of the partnership. Not only should PMs ask for assistance, but PMOs and corporate offices should have an ample supply of information to provide to their field PMs. It is always better to come prepared, Martus said, good and relevant collateral is a great tool to promote your company in the ways of philanthropy, contract awards, and products, services, and solutions.
The Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) was formed to serve the networking and education needs of Washington DC metropolitan area residents, which includes Northern Virginia and Maryland.
With monthly meetings, professional development offerings (such as certification review courses), periodic workshops, and a monthly newsletter, the PMIWDC chapter strives to promote the profession of Project Management by and for its members, provide opportunities for project management education and the professional development of its members, and provide a framework for professional networking and social interaction among its members.
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