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IMC NCR:  Rock the PMBOK ®  - The Ultimate Guide to Managing Consulting Projects

Successful consultants use the vocabulary, standards, norms, methods, processes, and practices of project management to produce excellence in their consulting projects.

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012
6:00 to 9:00 pm (networking at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:45 pm)
Where: Melrose Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Contact: Raymond Suarez

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Rock the PMBOK ®
The Ultimate Guide to
Managing Consulting Projects  

 Presentation Files
An Evening With J. Kendall Lott, PMP, MPIA

 Now, you did it.  You landed your biggest consulting project yet.  Suddenly, you have more staff, more
work, more revenue – along with more results to deliver, more budgets to manage, and more deadlines
to meet.  How can you do it all?  The PMBOK ®  Guide to the rescue!
The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (The
PMBOK ®  Guide) establishes a global vocabulary, standards, norms, methods, processes, and practices to
produce excellence in managing projects.  Many top consultants rely on the PMBOK ®  Guide and the rigor
it provides to their projects.  Numerous IMC Certified Management Consultants (CMCs ® ) are also PMI
Certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs ® ).
 Our September session provides an overview of the PMBOK ®  Guide and it’s applications to the types of
projects consultants perform.  We’ll explore how The Guide can improve scheduling, budgeting, quality,
and profitability on your consulting projects.  We will journey through The PMBOK ®  Guide’s five process
groups and nine knowledge areas.  You’ll learn how leveraging its competencies, tools, and techniques
can deliver for you more and better consulting projects. 
The IMC USA Competency Framework for Certified Management Consultants ®  codifies the knowledge,
skills, and behaviors that define successful management consulting, and forms the basis for IMC USA’s
CMC ®  qualification.  Project management is one of the fundamental competencies in The Framework.  
The PMBOK ®  Guide puts The Framework into action by leading you through:
  • Scoping requirements (a well defined scope of work; realistic objectives and deliverables; client-owned solutions)
  • Planning and managing your engagement (work allocation; project schedule and accountability;reporting and communications)
  • Managing your client interface (contractual agreements; operating within terms of the engagement;managing stakeholder expectations)
  • Ensuring quality of deliverables (monitoring and measuring client satisfaction)
  • Managing risk (identifying and communicating issues that impact success; managing project changes)
  • Managing project disengagement (the disengagement plan; predicting potential areas of deficit;drawing the project to a close with client ownership of deliverables). 
 We hope you will join us for networking, dinner, and our topic for the evening.
About Our Speaker:

J. Kendall Lott, PMP, MPIA is CEO and President of M Squared Strategies, Inc.,  a Washington, DC based management consulting firm providing support to government clients.  Kendall has provided senior executives and managers at the
U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy, Defense Logistics Agency, and the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council, with strategic planning, budget formulation, facilitation, organizational design, and
communications services.  

A seasoned consultant and management professional, Kendall has served agencies that include the U.S.
Peace Corps, U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Justice, OMB, and INS.  His consulting career has focused on modernizing and transforming information technology in the public sector.  Kendall has
managed multi-cultural teams in India, Malaysia, and Jordan, and domestic and international projects
requiring program management, project integration, change management, and business process
engineering expertise.
J. Kendall Lott holds a Masters of Pacific International Affairs from the University of California-San Diego,
and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University.  He is a graduate of
the Presidential Management Fellowship Program, a former officer and current Director of the
Washington, DC PMI Chapter, a certified PMP ® , and a PMP ®  certification instructor.
To enhance awareness of local resources that strengthen our consulting performance and professional
prospects, Darla Howard Ramirez, President of PMIWDC, will also be available along with Kendall to
address your questions about PMI at the conclusion of his presentation.


Remember that our new starting time (as of April 2012) is now 6 pm instead of 5:30 pm. Parking is available on the street after 6:30 pm in most places but off-street parking is available at:

  • Colonial Parking Lot #165, 3 Washington Circle (enter on 23rd St); 7am-9pm
  • PMI, 2300 'M' St. NW, (enter on 24th St), 6 am-12 midnight
  • Colonial Parking Lot #292, 2300 'N' St NW, 7am-11pm 

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