Welcome to episode 25 of The Everyday PM Podcast where I spotlight Donna Gregorio, published author of The Successful Project Manager: Practical Guidance from Lessons Learned.
Donna Gregorio, a veteran of corporate IT project management, published author, college grad school instructor, and well-respected conference speaker. Donna’s own journey to excellence has been fueled with a passion for empowering students and experts. Today she manages the PM/BA department in IT and guides her teams through a high-stress, constant change, and fast-paced environment that is now commonplace. Donna shows each audience how to reconnect with tools in addressing challenges, what matters most, so they can achieve positive results. Having presented in front of classrooms of 20-50 and conference presentations of 50-100+, Donna demonstrates style, grace, comfort, and is able to explain complex technical issues in an interesting way. She helps organizations disrupt “change as usual” through a practical and repeatable framework, transforming their culture from surviving change to growing through change. Donna earned certifications in PMP, PMP-Agile, CBAP, ITIL and Agile Scrum Master/Product Owner. She holds a BS in Computer Science and Math from Tufts University and an MS in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.
The Successful Project Manager provides practical guidance from hard-earned lessons learned. For the last 30+ years, Gregorio has been focused on driving IT projects to success and teaching graduate students how to manage projects. When teaching students, their interest piques when they hear stories and the techniques applied in moving activities from project rescue to preventing project mishaps.
Learn how to:
· Drive project success with better techniques for course corrections
· Avoid challenges that occur at every project stage while managing diverse teams
· Achieve positive results, and the confidence to take on today’s innovative projects
This book is based on practical material that presents complex use cases, highlights what went wrong, and reviews the tools you should apply to address the challenges that arise. The book offers a practical approach to understanding project management and most importantly the work you need to do be a successful project manager.
What do you think of Donna's journey? Do you share a similar experience? Purchase the book on Amazon! Definitely reach out to Donna to chat more about her personal and professional experiences. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
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