APMI August 2017 Monthly Meeting and Presentation

August 30, 2017
5:00 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Norris Convention Center
618 NW Loop 410, Suite #207
San Antonio, TX 78216

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Monthly Chapter Meeting – 1.5 PDUs (Technical)

Monthly Chapter Meeting Prices:

  • $30 for members (pre-registered)
  • $40 for non-members (pre-registered)
  • $45 at the door


TITLE:  Managing Complicated Projects and Engaging Stakeholders from Hell! 
            By:  Dr. Benjamin C. Anyacho, DMin, MBA, PMP

DATE: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

OVERVIEW:  In this interactive, innovative and action-packed waterfall and agile (WAGILE) session, participants will learn how to effectively engage all stakeholders, especially the most complicated and problematic ones, using the some of the best research in persuasion science, leadership and management. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  All APMI Members and Guests

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:  How to integrate buy-in of key stakeholders into all five domains of project management, understand the role of Logic V's Politics in managing stakeholders and forensic analysis of difficult stakeholders, know the project manager's authority by strategically keeping up the fight and embracing when to say NO.


Dr. Benjamin C. Anyacho, DMin, MBA, PMP

Benjamin is a quintessential project manager and technocrat. He is charismatic, extremely passionate about PMP, with over 20 years of result-driven leadership experience in managing complex and multinational programs/projects. He has mentored/coached hundreds of small businesses, NGOs, PMs, and leaders; a 'value-adder' and a Harbinger of excellence whose innovations and leadership have led to the creation of strategic plans that increased sales and volunteerism by over 400% in businesses and non-profit organizations, respectively.

Currently, he is the President-elect, PMI Austin chapter. As the immediate past VP of Marketing, PMI Austin chapter, Benjamin pioneered, developed and led the marketing team to create a winning brand, doubled the chapter’s online presence and sponsor engagement, increased public relations, sponsorship, job opportunities, and created a strong marketing infrastructure for PMI Austin. Through radical social media campaigns, 2016 Spring PDS attendance was doubled. He convened a successful Knowledge Exchange luncheon pilot of about 100 CIOs and PMO leaders in Austin.

As a senior Project manager at the Strategic Planning Division of the Texas DOT—an agency of 12,000 employees, he is a leader in operational excellence and rapid process improvement—one of his projects saved the agency over $11 million dollars. He has developed robust organizational enablers that improved efficiencies by more than 45%.  Exceeded executive expectations and received an executive certificate of “achievement for maintaining a high standard of excellence” in project management in 2016. He has become a resource to PMO organizations in central Texas as he has provided them with project management mentorship and consultancy. Benjamin conducts portfolio strategic alignment and optimization—leads enterprise-wide cultural shifts.  He led the agency-wide project team that included PMO in the standardization of PM tools and Templates, and the establishment of Organizational Process Assets (OPA).

In 2015, he received an honorary doctorate degree in leadership from Juliana King University, Houston and is a board of trustee member; leading the university’s Guild of Honors, they increased the university doctoral enrollment by 60% in 2016. He is the author of Bold, Fresh Wine: A Cry for Sustainable Transformation and has presented at conferences of all sizes around the world. Benjamin is a certified PMP®, has BSc. in Banking & Finance, and BBA; obtained MBA, Global Business Concentration from Saint Edward’s University, Austin, TX, and has lived in Austin area with his wife and two children for 18 years.

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