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Essential Business Skills for Project Managers

Strategic & Business


Attend this presentation and learn how to improve your business case skills and expand your role to include business manager. A project manager who also has business skills and takes the initiative to work with the client in defining and managing the project business case greatly increases their value to the client. This talk will delve into some key concepts in establishing and managing the business case including how to define and handle qualitative and quantitative benefits. Another key topic covered in this presentation is establishing project and product success criteria. In addition, value achievement best practices will be discussed, which is ensuring benefits are realized after project completion.

This presentation will start by reviewing the common reasons organizations carry out projects. The time value of money will then be covered, along with financial analysis techniques including Net Present Value (NPV), Return on Investment (ROI), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback. Examples will be presented using a simple Excel workbook. This workbook will be made available to attendees of this presentation.


Joe-Lucas.jpg Joe Lukas

Joe Lukas has been involved in project management for over 35 years. His work experience spans engineering, manufacturing, construction, project controls, estimating, contracting and project, program and portfolio management. His projects experience includes information systems, product development, construction and manufacturing.

Joe joined PMI in 1986 and has held many Chapter Board positions in Rochester, NY including two terms as President. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Cost Professional. Joe has over 50 published articles on project management topics, and is a frequent guest speaker for companies and organizations across the country. Joe teaches and consults on project management topics and interpersonal skills.

Meeting Info:

Zoom meeting details will be provided in the invoice email upon registration. 



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Type of category: Virtual

Type of activity: Strategic & Business

Date: March 2nd, 2021

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Double click me!Members: Free

Non members: $5.00