Asheville Community March Meeting

March 19, 2019
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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WCU - Biltmore Park Campus
28 Schneck Parkway Suite 344
Asheville, NC 28803

Project Management for the Public Sector

Presented by: Robert Wright

As a project manager that may work with local, state, or federal government agencies there are key issues, definitions, coordination needs and processes that when known can help you avoid pitfalls, duplication and errors of omission when working on Government projects. To better equip you to work with government agencies, learn what unique topics and considerations government project managers need to know and why.

While this presentation will use primarily federal government examples, many of the topics addressed apply equally to government agencies at local and state levels. Project management methods and terms for government organizations can be dictated by contracting regulations, legislative mandates, military considerations, human factors requirements, and agency and departmental coordination needs. The Department of Defense and several other agencies do not use Project Management Institute materials. Concepts and definitions are similar but not exact. Explore with us what the federal government uses for project management, why the Project Management Book of Knowledge has a Government Extension and what you need to know to successfully manage a government project.


Dr. Wright is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with extensive experience in medium to large software application projects. Dr. Wright is the president of Wright Management and Consulting Group, a VA certified small business. He has managed many multi-million dollar software projects during his career. His most recent engagement was leading a $10 million project and mentoring a team of 12 military, government and contractor personnel on project management tools and methodologies. Dr. Wright’s experience includes the use of project management methods to manage the development and use of commercial cell phone technology and applications in government emergency management and military operations. He has also led independent research to develop courses of action and recommendations for decision makers at C-Suite / Joint Staff levels. Dr. Wright has published articles and presented at professional symposia on many project management topics over the years. He has taught project management boot camps for the PMP credential, as well as classes on MS Project. He is active in the Metrolina Chapter mentoring program.

PDU Category:Leadership

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Community Chapter Meeting 

As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting.

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam.

The sessions are open to all.


$10.00 Member Registration

$12.00 Guest Ticket

$5.00 Student Ticket

$5.00 Active Duty Military Ticket