Breakfast Roundtable: Project Management Essentials

27 Feb 2024 - 7:30am
Project Management Essentials
PDU Category: 
Power Skills

Ed's presentation file:
Session recording:

Project managers often find themselves in a position of responsibility without control. They don’t own the resources or the budget, have little or no influence over scope and timeframe, and all of that subject to change midstream with the winds of politics and economics.

PM literature is filled with advice on how build or influence teams, display leadership, encourage team work, resolve issues, manage risk, manage difficult people, manage meetings, how to report status….

This will be a little different. First let’s talk about how to get control of the politics. Then we’ll talk about the other essential components of a project and how to control them.

Ed Mahler

Ed Mahler, PMP is President of the Project Administration Institute, Inc. (PAI), an international consulting firm specializing in high-visibility Microsoft Project scheduling services and training for the corporate world since 1992. Clients have included Xylem Inc, Pepsi-Cola North America, Benjamin Moore Paint, Avon Global Innovation Operations, ConAgra Foods, Goldman Sachs Group, IBM Global Services, Instinet Corporation, Grubb & Ellis, Lucent Technologies, IBM Corp, and World Bank.

Prior to 1992 Ed served with IBM as a systems engineer and project manager on NYC international customer accounts and as project manager and consultant on IBM internal projects.

Ed was Vice President of Programs for the New York City PMI chapter from 1993 to 2000, founder of the PMI Westchester chapter in 2002, and its president to 2008.

Ed has presented at PMIW, PMINYC, the New Jersey chapter and PMI Symposiums and Congresses. Other organization conference presentations include PM COS (Project Management College of Scheduling), Construction CPM, AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) and IPMA (International Project Management Association).

Ed lives in Larchmont, NY and sails on Long Island Sound.

Event Location: 

Virtual, via Zoom - Zoom meeting link will be included in registration confirmation e-mail


Free for PMI Westchester Chapter members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is required; registration closes Monday, 26 Feb 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
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