Satellite Meeting - November 2018: Communication Turbocharged: What I learned from spies and landscape artists


What do spies, landscape artists and project leaders have in common? Come to the PMI NC satellite meeting and find out. The Landscape artists and spies follow certain steps as if their life depends on them; the steps can be useful for us in project management. These steps incorporated early in your communication approach can turbocharge your performance and can help you exceed your peers. The more complex the project is, the more effective you can become. “Up” your communication game by slightly modifying your approach to your project communication tasks.

The presentation will include:

  • What is common between project managers and spies
  • Why you should practice what “they” practice
  • An activity to solidify our learning

Learning Objectives:

List (and incorporate) two steps from the professions of spying and landscaping into your project communication practice.

Speaker’s Bio:  Niraj Kumar, PMP, MBA







About the Speaker: 

Niraj Kumar currently serves as Director of Business Engineering at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana, leading a team of managers, engineers, and analysts. Previously, Niraj led sales enablement initiatives at Rackspace, a cloud computing and IT hosting company. He has enjoyed an accomplished career in the Health Care and IT industries, serving in various management positions in manufacturing, supply chain, project management, business analysis, and product development.

Niraj is passionate about business turnaround and entrepreneurship. He has consistently created compelling vision, reduced turnover, and increased team productivity in his leadership roles. He regularly speaks to managers, engineers, and students, sharing his expertise in business leadership, communication, and project execution.

Niraj earned an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. Niraj also holds Project Management Professional, Strategic Organizational Leadership, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificates.

Satellite Meeting Agenda

5:00 PM        Check-in at Reception (Security) Desk

                     Be prepared to present your NCPMI ID badge or a photo ID)

5:15 PM        Networking, Refreshments

5:55 PM        Meeting Start

6:00 PM        Featured Presentation

7:15 PM        Meeting Closing

7:30 PM        Meeting End

Event Details

Event Date 11-15-2018 5:00 pm
Event End Date 11-15-2018 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 09-23-2018 12:00 pm
Registered 24
Available place 46
Cut off date 11-13-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Niraj Kumar, BS Civil, PMP, MBA
Number Hours 1.5
Leadership PDU Hours 1.5
Location Cisco Campus - Building 3, First Floor, The Vault Conference Room
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