March 2024 Dinner Event: Project Management for Federal Program Managers (Continued)

Business Acumen

A continued exploration of Project Management for Federal Program Managers, building on insights from our Feb. Lunch & Learn with Eric Fielding. Eric delves deeper breaking down and discussing the main considerations and best practices when utilizing PMP practices for government project and program management. He will explain why the PMP framework is essential for government, and how it is slightly adjusted to align with government standards and regulations. He will detail how risk mitigation and scope management have a special emphasis because of the use of tax payer dollars. In addition, procurement management will be explained in detail for all those in attendance, so that procedures from the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR) are understood and closely followed when projects are initiated, managed and closed-out. He will compare and contrast the FAC-PM government competency model with the competency model of the Project Management Institute. This hard hitting and informative presentation will show once and for all how project management in the federal sector is essential for effective management of public resources!



Eric Fielding, MBA, PMP, CPTD, is a seasoned Talent Development Expert and Project Manager with a 16-year career as a Senior Government Official. Holding certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), Eric specializes in talent strategy, program management, organizational development, and performance consulting. His achievements include leading innovative training programs and earning a position on the Transportation Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee for Brevard County, showcasing his commitment to community involvement and strategic leadership. In his recent role as the Training Program Advisor at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington DC, Eric managed diverse talent management solutions, overseeing 400+ training programs as a Contracting Officers Representative and project manager using proven PMP skills. He successfully transitioned the agency's talent development to a virtual format during the Covid pandemic and later to a hybrid teaching model for 30 programs. Eric's scholarly paper, "The National Transportation Safety Board: A Model for Systemic Risk Management," presented at the Journal of Investment Management (JOIM) conference, earned him the prestigious Harry M Markowitz Award. With an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Eric combines academic excellence with practical experience, making him a dynamic leader in talent development and project management.

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Type of category: Dinner Meeting

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: March 21st, 2024

Hour: 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Registration close date: March 21st, 2024 at 9:00PM

# of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $35.00

Non members and Guests: $40.00


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Melbourne, FL, 32940

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