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Project Management Workgroup

Work Breakdown Structures
The Foundation for Project Management Excellence

September 17, 2015
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
(2:00 pm Check-In)
NYS Forum Training Room
24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY 12205

Also available via Webinar

Session Overview

The NYS Forum Project Management Work Group is pleased to announce that the guest speaker at their September community of practice will be the co-author of Work Breakdown Structures: The Foundation for Project Management Excellence, Robert T. Fried. You are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from this seasoned project management veteran and work breakdown structures (WBS) expert. Broaden your understanding of the one tool that is foundational to the practice of project management - the work breakdown structure - as he shares not only the fundamentals of the WBS, but lessons on its practical application. You will hear and be able to ask questions regarding areas such as use of the WBS for quality, risk, resource and communication planning; the WBS as a basis for procurement and financial planning; the WBS in the executing, monitoring and controlling of project phases; and more. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. This is one event you won't want to miss!

Guest Speaker:

Robert T. Fried, PMP
Robert T. Fried, PMP, is a Program Manager at CA Technologies, one of the world's leading independent, enterprise management software companies. Prior to joining CA Technologies, he co-founded Minton Solutions, a New Jersey based project management consultancy. Before that Mr. Fried spent 15 years working at Fujitsu Consulting, AT&T, and NCR Corporation

Mr. Fried is a speaker, author, consultant, trainer, coach & mentor, and an industry certified program & project manager with global experience in a wide range of industries. Mr. Fried has extensive experience managing complex business transformations, information technology solutions, and process & methodology development and re-engineering programs. He is an experienced Program/Project Recovery specialist having turned around many programs and projects for a variety of different companies.

Mr. Fried has published many papers and in 2008 released his first book, Work Breakdown Structures, the Foundation for Project Management Excellence. He has delivered numerous presentations on project management related topics including Work Breakdown Structures & Scope Management, Project Planning & Control, Project Recovery, Project Management Skills Gap Assessments, and PM Career Development. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), attained PMP certification in 1995 and PgMP certification in 2009.

As a PMI volunteer, Mr. Fried was a core team member and content team lead for the development of the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures - Second Edition, a PMI global standard. He has also held several positions on the PMI Troubled Projects Specific Interest Group (TP SIG) Board of Directors including Vice President of Professional Development and Director at Large.

He holds a Master Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University and a B.A. from Clark University.