Projects are vehicles for change. The whole point is to add value to your organization and/or your stakeholders. With this in mind, PMs are increasingly charged with keeping an eye on the greater strategic goals of the organization. In this episode, three experts/authors discuss the teachings of their books, and how PMs can (and should) exert their influence to enhance the effectiveness and competitive stance of their organization. Featuring Gregg Brown, author of Ready…Set…Change Again; April K. Mills, author of Everyone is a Change Agent; and Dana Brownlee, author of The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up.
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Gregg Brown is a best-selling author, inspiring speaker and award-winning expert in the fields of leadership, resilience and change. Creating great audience experiences and giving people practical tools to make their work lives better continues to guide Gregg in his work. He has over 25 years of experience speaking at hundreds of conferences, seminars, and retreats as well as for Fortune 500 clients and a wide array of industries including financial, insurance, retail, public and not-for-profit sectors.
April Mills is an engineer by training and a change agent by passion. As Intel’s Director of IT Transformation, she brings cutting-edge, inspirational change thinking to Intel’s global workforce. April’s career began as civilian nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy, before she launched her successful blog and consulting company, Engine-for-Change. For nearly 20 years, she’s been a thought leader in process improvement, project management, program leadership, and change acceleration. In 2016, April published her first book, “Everyone is a Change Agent: A Guide to the Change Agent Essentials.”
Dana Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters, an Atlanta based corporate training company, in 2003, after years working as a business strategy consultant with top IT firms. An energetic and innovative speaker and trainer, Dana has presented to PMI audiences worldwide, and across the U.S. She has been interviewed by (or published in) CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Redbook, Working Mother, Forbes.com, and and more. Her first book “The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches” was published in February, 2019.