Project Management Essentials at MAUVSA Advance Conference

I recently presented a project management workshop at the MAUVSA Advance Conference (MAC). I spoke to a roughly 50 college students from schools in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. I focused the presentation around iterative project management and the Deming cycle (plan-do-check-act). I found many student organizations still subscribe to the traditional approach to project management where there’s a much larger upfront planning effort and long or non-existent feedback loops. To help drive home the advantages of PDCA, we played the airplane game taken from Jeff Sutherland’s book, “The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.”