NEW!! February Bowie Meeting

5:00-6:00 pm: Registration
6:00-7:00 pm: Meeting & Presentation
7:00-9:00 pm: Networking

Main Presentation:

Title: The Dark Arts of Project Management

Speaker: Joe Perzel

Successful journey from start to finish of a project is not linear, clean, forecastable or easy.  Your interest is to deliver the project on time, on budget with a smile on everyone’s face, but others have conflicting interests. 

Armed with your System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), a planning tool of your choice and the innocence that always comes at the start of a project you think you are set to go.  Then the plan that you have worked so hard to perfect shows a flaw, falls behind schedule or budget, gets amended or completely thrown out altogether.  How do you minimize these occurrences and provide the best chance to survive the project intact?

This presentation will start with the Top 10 Keys to Success which include Communicate, Communicate, Communicate; Managing Change and Expectations; Pace, Perfection and Price – pick 3?  We will then discuss how to become a Master Magician covering topics such as Winning at Politics; Control outcomes through Influence; Communicate & Motivate and why you need to Market the Project.

While it takes less than 8 hours to learn how to use a tool to manage a project it takes a lifetime to learn the art of successfully running a project.  This presentation will focus on the Soft-side of project management, having fun with the topic and using audience participation and exercises to share the community’s intelligence.


About the Speaker:


Joe Perzel has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity.  He has a background in multiple industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, government, non-profit, K12 and higher education, audit and compliance, manufacturing and agri-business.  Presently Joe is Partner JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC.  He has also held leadership positions at Cargill, MN Workers Compensation Insurers Agency, Thomson Reuters and International Multifoods.


Meeting Location:

Wegmans Fireside Room
9001 McHugh Drive, Lanham, Maryland, 20706

Enter the supermarket on the left.


Professional Development Units:
Quantity: 1 PDU

CCR PDU Category:
.5 - Leadership

.5 - Strategic and Business Management

Registration Information:
Regular Price: $30

Pre-register and pay online during the early bird registration period to receive a $5 discount on registration

Early bird registration ends at midnight on Monday, February 12. Online registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, February 13.

Benefits of registering in advance

  1. You receive a discount on registration if you register early enough
  2. You can pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal account (only cash or check accepted at the door)

Cancellation Policy
There are no transfers or refunds for no shows. If you contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sunday before registration closes, you can receive a full refund. If you contact programs after Sunday and before registration closes on Tuesday, you can request a transfer to another dinner meeting.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-15-2018 5:00 pm
Event End Date 02-15-2018 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-02-2018 3:00 pm
Cut off date 02-14-2018
Individual Price $30 ($25 for early bird registration)
Location Wegman’s Fireside Room
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