Spring 2019 Professional Development Day

April 23, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

PMI Austin Chapter
Spring 2019 Professional Development Day
Leading at the Speed of Change: The Evolution of Project Management 

2019 Spring PDD

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

Registration is open! REGISTRATION CLOSES SATURDAY, APRIL 20 AT NOON. There will be no onsite registrations.
Ask about our student and military discounts.

Menu: TBA. Vegetarian and Gluten-free options available

Please join the Austin PMI Chapter as we present our Spring PDD entitled Leading at the Speed of Change: The Evolution of Project Management. Thought leaders will share their insights on the latest developments and advancements in the field of project management through two keynotes and six workshops.  Invest now in an experience that will drive you to update your skills and empower you to lead your own teams at the speed of change.


Spring 2019 PDD Schedule


Alan Mallory, MA, BSc, PMP, PE, PEng

Project Everest: Hybrid Agile Strategies for Reaching New Heights in Project Management
1.5 Technical PDUs

Built around the two years of planning and two months of climbing that went into making the project of reaching the summit of Mount Everest a reality for Alan and three other members of his immediate family. It is an engaging visual and educational journey with project management tools, strategies, and examples that attendees can put into action to make positive changes in their professional and personal lives.

Alana M. Hill, PMP
What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change
2 Leadership PDUs

We learned in science that change needs a catalyst, but what about in life? In this inspiring program about what catalyzed her own changes, Alana demonstrates how purpose and passion can reinforce your personal, family, and career goals. Through engaging activities, she will take the audience on a journey to discover their passions, talents, and path. They will be moved to establish their” WHY” while gaining key insight into objective- setting and priorities. This interactive program will leave you with immediate steps to move you forward. Leading change…the Ms. Engineer Way.

Tina Behers
Doing a transformation is like planning a wedding and a divorce….at the same time!
2 Technical PDUs

We’ll discuss how planning your agile transformation is like planning your wedding while getting a divorce at the same time! Planning your wedding is often the most exciting, terrifying and busy time of one’s life. A million details to attend and just when you think you’ve got the seating chart figured out, BAM! Aunt Edna finally RSVPs! Imagine doing this while completing your divorce, possibly the most frustrating, emotional and stressful time of one’s life. Thousands of details to attend, years of cohabitation, rules, understandings and wedding china to parse out, purge and realign. Bring your funny bone to this informative, satirical, fun session! You may just take-home Aunt Edna’s pearls!

Anthony Ally
Four Reasons Project Managers Are Underpaid and What You Can do to Fix it

2 Strategic and Business Management PDUs

Learn why 99.9% of what you think you know about career development is probably needing a revolutionary new approach in 2019. Build on the skills that Global business development strategists utilize to add much more value in 1 to 4 hours than average workers do in a lifetime! The Breakthrough Strategic Anthony Ally reveals a secret model that has led many project managers to dramatic career breakthroughs in as little as 40 days. Come for a hands-on workshop where you will learn the 2% you need to uncover why project managers are often underpaid and what specific plan you can put in motion to change that, even if you have been passed for promotions for decades! No matter how good you are at your job, unless you can powerfully differentiate your value from a CXO perspective, you are not going to go beyond incremental promotions at best. Find out how to change that once and for all! * Discover how a project manager charges 10-15 times what she used to charge and why clients are more than happy to hire her above cheaper options! * Identify the Unique Marketing Disruptors that can transform your connections in as little as 3 to 30 seconds! * Find out how a Geek turned around a layoff notice to a quadruple level promotion! * Learn of those who are getting multiple promotions per year rather than continue to do what you’ve always done! If you want to connect to CXOs as peers, gain new understanding of your value from a corporate perspective and how to purposefully communicate your value without coming across as pushy or salezy... then this is the most important workshop that will impact your professional gains for life!

Anthony Ally
From Overwhelmed to In Control in 10 Minutes

1.5 Strategic and Business Management PDUs

10 Minutes to go from overwhelmed with new technological and cultural changes to focus on how to deliver unprecedented corporate breakthroughs with less resources and faster than you’ve ever done! Some Executives and Managers who’ve applied The Agape model have delivered as high as 22 Times greater results, quadrupled growth, increased gains in new markets, and outperformed competitors who are still trying to find out how to ‘manage change’! By the end of the keynote, you will know how to:

  • Focus on the right 2% scope to give your company, your department and your client higher returns in less time than you ever thought possible!
  • Develop deeper senior level executive connections internally and externally with 4th level benefits!
  • Gain 8X results in 120 days by focusing on your customized 2% Daily Strategic Objective
  • Build greater cross-departmental harmony whether you have direct reporting relationships or not
  • Inspire higher performing results interconnecting 4 dimensions of success
  • Attract higher level clients who not only gain more from working with you but also are more than willing to pay you more for it
  • Recruit and Inspire higher caliber people in competitive environment
  • Build higher performing culture that energize executives, managers and employees at all levels


Alan Mallory, MA, BSc, PMP, PE, PEng
Emotional Intelligence for Managing Diverse and Complex Teams
2 Leadership PDU

This interactive session focuses on internal challenges that hold leaders and teams back and how to overcome these challenges. Alan’s philosophy of life revolves around living proactively rather than reactively and he has infused his proactive approach into the tools, strategies, discussions and activities that he shares throughout his engaging program on emotional intelligence for project managers. This session is quite interactive and concludes with a group activity involving ropes, knots and other climbing equipment.

Tina Behers
Tipping Point for Change: Explore 4 Key Reasons for Companies Undertaking a Lean Agile Transformation
2 Technical PDUs

Gladwell defined a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, threshold or boiling point”. In this talk we explore 4 key reasons for companies undertaking a lean agile transformation. Learn how to identify the different triggers and the first steps to take for each trigger event. Keep your funny bone handy – you’ll need it.

  • Mandated by Leadership
  • Burning platform (or services)
  • Proactive engaged leadership
  • Culture


Wale Elegbede
Leading Complex Projects in Age of Change and Disruption
2 Strategic and Business Management PDUs

In a world where strategic, operational and project decisions need to be made faster, and new ways of working such as Agile, Design Thinking, DevOps, Artificial Intelligence and breakthroughs in Regenerative Medicine are occurring, it is imperative that your team, project management processes, organizational culture, and tools are ready to successfully execute projects. In this session, Wale Elegbede will share how your organization, PMO, and team can thrive and deliver business value. There are lots of talks about the need to bridge the gap between strategy and execution, and in this session, Wale will share an effective way of how you can bridge this gap. Wale will also talk about Servant Leadership and how can apply this leadership philosophy to ensure your projects are successful in today’s every changing world.


Alan MalloryAlan Mallory, MA, BSc, PMP, PE, PEng, is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and project management. A graduate from Queen’s University, he has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager for custom machine design projects. Living and working abroad has given Alan the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity and successfully adapt to different organizational structures. Alan holds a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a masters in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, in the spring of 2008 Alan embarked on the journey of a lifetime: to attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Along with three members of his immediate family, Alan climbed through some of the most challenging yet exciting conditions imaginable and set a world record when all four of them set foot on the summit. The expedition involved two years of planning and two months of climbing through immense challenges, but they were able to overcome these obstacles through strategic planning, healthy team dynamics, self-awareness and perseverance. Alan delivers a number of exciting presentations and training programs designed to help individuals, team members and organizations reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take in order to achieve breakthrough performance.

Anthony AllyExecutives and managers rely on Anthony Ally to dramatically increase their profitable growth with unprecedented breakthrough strategies! He is uniquely qualified to understand business drivers and connect with advanced technologists! As one of the world’s cutting-edge technologists, he used to assume sales was someone else’s ‘job’ but when he solved ‘technical’ problems by uniting technologists with the highest objectives of other departments, he noticed how much higher value the company could deliver for clients.

Interestingly, Anthony was the Geek who couldn’t sell! He failed to close over 150 times until he uncovered ethical persuasion powers to not only land his 1st sale, but soon became the top sales rep in 4 states. He developed strategies and inspired organizations to double and quadruple their sales. After leading smaller companies to close their 1st multimillion-dollar contracts, he opened doors to 200 global contracts for multibillion-dollar corporations in 4 months! He also deployed some of the 1st technology breakthroughs for global technology leaders such as Microsoft & IBM.

His unique leadership model empowers technologists and engineers to form strategic business partnerships that ethically persuade through 4th level benefit focus. Additionally, PMI members especially appreciate how he transformed many project managers’ careers, helping them to achieve lifelong desired promotions that had eluded them for years. His unusual Agape Model include ‘Burn your resume 1st strategy’ and promoting clients to CEO roles! To enable more executives and managers to gain dramatic breakthroughs, he delivers keynotes for about 40 corporate and management events per year.

Tina BehersTina Behers unique background spanning over 25 years of successful experiences in Transformation & Organizational Development, Business Process Management, Program & Project Management and Corporate Strategy. The organizations that Tina has worked for have gained considerably from her ability to assess organizational needs, then quickly develop both strategic and tactical solutions, creating highly functional teams, and leading them to successful achievement of their goals. She can both strategize at the highest executive level, and to function at a hands-on level with ease. Tina’s track record of success has gained her the reputation of being a high-achieving, capable leader both domestically and internationally.   Tina leads Solution Architecture & Delivery at AgileCraft and provides expertise in strategic delivery management to improve implementations, enable faster adoption and allow our customers to capture the full value of agile at scale quickly. Tina is a 30-year Navy wife, mother of two and has nine wonderfully imperfect amazing grandchildren.

Wale ElegbedeWale Elegbede is PMO Manager at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine where he provides guidance and oversees the project management office and project portfolio management efforts across the enterprise. Mayo Clinic is a very large non-profit organization with over 64,000 workers spread across its major campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2016,2017 and 2018, Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals. The report showed Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country. Mr. Elegbede will share some examples of project of innovative and complex projects that he and his team help deliver at Mayo Clinic.


Alana HillAlana M. Hill, PMP, is international change leadership expert, inspiring professionals to lead change in their lives and their organizations. She is a passionate energy industry veteran who has paved the way for women leaders behind her. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) in talent development provides real-world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in uncertainty. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world! She is an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker, appealing to audiences of various types and sizes. Alana makes a lasting impact at conferences, corporations, retreats, schools and churches, delivering high-energy, principle-based content. Her programs will move you to overcome adversity, build resilience, and convey empathy. She is the author of What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change where she guides her readers to discover how purpose and passion can impact their leadership at home and at work. With over 20 years of corporate leadership and training expertise, Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development; and she promotes behavior styles and conflict resolution techniques to improve team dynamics and performance. Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way”. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small technology firms, churches, and non-profits. Her adaptability makes her an asset across the professional spectrum. Before establishing 2Hill Consulting Services in 2006, Alana enjoyed a colorful career with Schlumberger advancing from a Field Engineer to a Program Manager. In her tenure with the oilfield services giant, she not only managed multiple technology implementations, she also learned to drive an 18-wheeler! Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has numerous accomplishments in talent development.


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