Higher Education CoP: Public Sector vs. Private Sector Project Management


The differences in culture and focus are the leading reason why government projects differ from their private sector counterparts. Understanding the cultural differences—and how they impact project success—can help project managers moving from the private sector into the public sector (and vice versa) make a more successful transition.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will learn about and have the opportunity afterward to discuss key ​​similarities and differences of managing projects in Public vs Private Sectors​,​ such as:

·       Frameworks

·       Protocols & Practices

·       Movitivations

·       Consequences of Failure

·       Culture & Politics

·       Process vs Outcome


About the Speaker: Michael R. Wood

Over the last 30 years Michael Wood  has led individual and complex portfolios of process improvement, enterprise effectiveness and IT related projects.  His rich understanding of business process improvement, financial management, cross-functional stakeholder facilitation, SDLC, rules based applications, data modeling and management/business analysis along with his experience as a CIO gives him a unique perspective into helping organizations to deliver sustainable value to stakeholders.

For the past 17 years I have served as the Subject Matter Expert on Business Process Improvement and IT Strategy for PMI’s www.projectmanagement.com, the world’s largest Project Management content portal.  In that capacity, he is considered a major influencer.

Throughout his career Michael has served as a partner in 2 CPA firms, a CIO of a $ billion corporation, a university professor and a CEO. 

His pathfinding and groundbreaking work in the field of business process improvement has yielded the Helix Methodology, the only integrated lean business process improvement, requirements discovery and SDLC in the world today.

Since 2000 Michael has been a contributing author at www.projectmanagement.com (a PMI company) where his body of work spans hundreds of articles, presentations and videos.


·       [6:30-6:45pm] Attendees log into Skype meeting.  Attendees will be placed in Virtual Lobby.

·       [6:50-6:55pm] Roll Call

·       [6:55 -7:00pm] Greetings and Introduction of Speaker

·       [7:00-8:00pm] Speaker Presentation

·       [8:00-8:15pm] Q&A, closing remarks, networking   



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Event Details

Event Date 06-19-2018 6:30 pm
Event End Date 06-19-2018 8:15 pm
Registration Start Date 06-04-2018 12:00 am
Registered 17
Available place 58
Cut off date 06-19-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price FREE for all NCPMI members and non-members
Speaker Michael Wood
Number Hours 1.0
Technical PDU Hours 0.5
Strategy PDU Hours 0.5
Location Online Skype Business Meeting
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