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Bill Dannenmaier

William H. (Bill) Dannenmaier, BS, MA, MBA, PMP, has over 30 years of experience as a project manager across industries. He is a sought-after speaker and corporate trainer and has worked in over 20 countries on five continents. He has conducted day-long workshops and chapter meetings for Project Management Institute (PMI®) chapters across the US and in Canada.

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Mr. Dannenmaier has an MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; an MA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and a BS from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Bill graduated from multiple schools as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Bill is certified as an administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI).

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Testimonials:

The content of the class was extremely thorough and interactive, and it felt as though you helped everyone relate to the topics in their own way so all could benefit in the ways they learn best. I also appreciated the opportunity to walk through real-world scenarios with small groups, learn from others, and the templates for project management tools provided were a great feature as well. — Monica Greely, PMP, Software Development Project Manager

Bill’s passion for project management is evident to all of his students, and his courses are a unique experience that should not be missed. Thanks to attending Bill’s project management course, I have been a more effective team member and a valuable addition to some of the highest profile projects within my organization. The techniques and tools that Bill teaches are indispensable in the modern work place, and I count myself as lucky to be one of Bill’s students.  — Brian Gille, Geomechanics Consultant

Bill has the amazing ability of combining entertainment with technical knowledge – you never forget what he teaches! He is truly a unique person that always leaves a legacy whenever he is present. Rather than delivering dry material, Bill puts in the energy to understand his clients’ needs, customize his material, and deliver relevant and interesting training. Furthermore, I have seen him put in the extra 10% to give his students individual attention when they need it. – Andrea Passman, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations

I recently had the pleasure of completing Bill’s CPM class, which consisted of five straight days of eight-hour training sessions. Holding my attention for eight hours straight when doing anything is no easy task, but Bill’s style of training managed to keep me engaged throughout the training week. Bill is a well-traveled and intelligent individual that uses his own personal experiences and knowledge of little-known facts to keep his trainees interested in not only the subject matter, but Bill himself, which is a powerful training technique. – Cody Bayne, Director of Transportation and Customer Supply Chain 

 

Presentation Topics:

At a trainingBelow are a few topics Mr. Dannenmaier has presented at various Project Management Institute (PMI)® Chapter meetings and Professional Development Days (PDD’s), and in other settings as well.

“Bad Apple Management Leadership Lecture”: This talk reports on the latest research in managing difficult people on project teams, their effect on team performances, and organizational responses to bad apples.

“Earned Schedule Management”: This talk introduces a concept, Earned Schedule Management (ESM), that has recently been added to a project manager’s toolkit of techniques for managing expectations and estimates of schedule on active projects.

“Effective Emails – Taming Your Inbox”:  When used appropriately, email is an incredibly useful communication tool. But, many of us feel overwhelmed by the amount of mail that we receive and need to respond to.  However, there are ways to manage your email so that you’re more productive. We’ll explore strategies for doing this, so that you can get on with the real work at hand.

“ISO and PMBOK® Guide Overview”: This talk discusses two project management standards, ISO 21500 and the PMI’s PMBOK® Guide and discusses the differences and similarities between the two standards.

“Monte Carlo – Introduction and Application”: This talk introduces the concept of Monte Carlo simulation modeling that underlies much of risk management and forecasting models. The talk discusses how Monte Carlo simulations are created and provides the participants with a simple Monte Carlo tool as a takeaway from the talk.

“Project Management in a PMI® Context”: This talk introduces the place and context of the Project Management Institute and its impact on the profession and practice of project management.
“Pulse of the Profession Research Results”:  This talk discusses the place of research in the project management discipline and presents the results of the past several years of PMI’s Pulse of the Profession research studies. It then discusses how project managers can apply that research to improving the discipline within their own organizations.

“Risk Management Workshop”: This talk introduces the concept of structured project Risk Management according to the process established by the PMI. The talk introduces the six steps of the PMI risk management process and does a short dive into project risk prioritization using a pairwise comparison tool that is provided to the participants as a takeaway from the talk.

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