Event Profile

Advanced Project Planning, Organization, and Execution - CANCELLED

April 21 — 22, 2020
DoubleTree City Center - Spokane
322 N. Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201 
Not available
This event has a fee


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Any utility employee looking for advanced instruction for organizing and/or managing projects.

Course Overview:

This course provides a fully interactive deep dive into several typically problematic project management topics and introduces change-driven project management.

Course Topics:

  • How to uncover and effectively mitigate risks
    • How deep should you go?
    • What risk tolerance should be accepted?
    • How often should you reconsider risks?
    • What is the best way to mitigate risks?
  • How to handle the difficult stakeholder
    • How do you effectively redirect stakeholders that display anger, frustration, or extreme enthusiasm?
    • How do you overcome stakeholder non-compliance?
    • How do you work with stakeholders that display passive-aggressive behavior?
    • How do you dance with stakeholders that swing their political ax?
    • How do you use dependencies to your advantage or figure out how to eliminate them?
    • How do you up your team's ability to accurately estimate and schedule work?
    • Learn the basics for Agile Scrum and Lean Kanban, two change-driven project methodologies.

Course Instructor:

Ron Sarazin, Olympic Performance

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-9600

Room rate: $139 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 19, 2020, to secure this rate. Call reservations at 1-800-757-6131 and ask for the Advanced Project Planning, Organization and Execution group rate, or use the following link to book online: Advanced Project Planning.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 3/21/2020): $770
Utility Member Standard: $845

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 3/21/2020): $1,155
Associate Member Standard: $1,230

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/21/2020): $2,310
Non-member Standard: $2,385

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

No session information available at this time.

Ron Sarazin
Organization: Olympic Performance, Inc.

Track information is not available at this time.