E31 Darrell Gardner and Steven Fullmer Project Management Soft Skills
Do you have an interest in the Soft Skills of Project Management? This is a can’t miss episode as we hear Steve and Darrell discuss a wide range of topics which dig deep into the soft skills which help us make decisions, work through change, understand how we think and interact with our teams.
Steve leads us in an abbreviated master class on social intelligence and human thinking and interaction. We discuss the chaos of change, survive vs thrive, decision making, and the power of purpose. He shares that who we are and how we interact isn’t random and that understanding ourselves and teams helps us deliver better through Project Management.
Darrell shares his personal story and how his own journey has been impacted by this examination of social intelligence. We learn how to take vision to action and utilize Project Management and PMO leadership to execute on initiatives.
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PMO In A Box, Inc. is a company focused on helping organizations (Large or Small) create, fix, manage their Program Management office. We offer a suite of People, Processes, and Tools to help any company successfully implement a Program to manage their projects. Whether they have their own tools and are just looking for help to define and implement a process wrapped around them, or creating a complete package based around our People, Process and Tools.
Darrell Gardner has over 30 years of experience deploying and maintaining practical and enduring IT solutions, specifically with data center implementations and associated systems migrations. As a former CTO, VP, Director of IT and Principle IT Infrastructure consultant, Darrell has significant experience in the transitional challenges of moving a data center and the applications that live there. A Web Connection MVP, Darrell has spoken on topics regarding Server Operations/Security, Time Management for the IT Professional, and Data Center Health and Process.
Currently Darrell is Founder & CEO PMO In A Box, Inc. A Consultant and Program Manager/Director with vast knowledge around Data Center Consolidation. Darrell has helped many companies implement Data Center Change including St. Joseph’s Health System, Broadcom, Toyota (TMS and TFS), Herbalife, Reliance Steel, Ingram Micro and Sempra Energy.
Darrell has spoken at many different venues, including topics regarding Program and Project Management, PMO establishment, Server Operations/Security, Time Management for the IT Professional, and Data Center Health and Process.
Darrell has spoken at The Green Data Center Conference, Data Center World (8 times), HostingCon, AFCOM Chapter Meetings, PMI Chapter meetings and West Wind Users Conferences.
Darrell received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of Georgia, while competing as an Elite Gymnast on their Gymnastics team until 1986.
Blue Sphere Solutions was founded by Steven Fullmer to aid customers to Organize the Chaos of Technological Change. In the process of supporting technological and engineering advances, Blue Sphere Solutions has evolved to become a leader in the development of project management including instruction, facilitation, strategic development, and tactical implementations.
Change adoption is typically as much a matter of perception and inclusion as it is technology introduction, process change, and systems integration. A wholistic approach coordinating service, understanding and technical delivery enables a sustainable solution.
Steven Fullmer is President and Chief Technology Officer for Blue Sphere Solutions, and a Staff Instructor focusing in project management course development and instruction for Interface Technical Training for whom he has authored more than two dozen project management and technology courses and video series. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Professional Business Analysis certifications from Project Management Institute, an MBA in services marketing, and is certified as a Change Intelligence Professional.
He has been an engineer and principle architect for Honeywell and NEC super computers; a systems architect, security officer and cryptographic system manager for First Interstate/Wells Fargo Bank; and a primary contributor to the development of Internet technologies for AG Communication Systems/Lucent Technologies as a subject matter expert in the development Voice over IP development and a broad range of Internet related technologies as a lead architect or project manager. As an author and public speaker, Steve focuses on topics related to project management and social psychology – the sciences that help clients and students to adopt successful change strategies.
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