Executing Project Management At Boeing (Offsite)

Time: Friday, Sept 15, 9-11am 

PDUs: Ways of Working - 2


Join us at Boeing Helena for the following tours.  The focus will be the application of the right techniques, at the right time, to achieve successful outcomes in project management and operational efficiency.

Tour 1: (30 Min) Integrated Project Management.  This tour focuses on the integration of project management across multiple new projects.  It demonstrates how resources, both human and facility-related, are coordinated to ensure successful project execution.  The tour emphasizes the importance of effective stakeholder management.

Tour 2: (30 Min) Work Statement Management.  The emphasis is on planning, developing, and communicating work statements effectively.  Clear work statements are crucial for setting expectations and ensuring the successful execution of projects.  The tour provides insights into best practices for work statement management.

Tour 3: (30 Min) Boeing Production System.  The Boeing Production System is a methodology that fosters operational excellence and aims to deliver results with first-time quality.  This tour explores how lean principles are integrated into the production system.  Project managers will learn about the discipline required to operate with excellence and achieve high-quality outcomes.

Tour 4: (30 Min) Facilities Project Management.  Focuses on project management for capital and expense projects related to facilities.  It demonstrates how a systematic approach ensures efficiency, safety, and compliance in managing such projects.  Project managers will gain insights into the processes and practices involved in facilities project management.

Clean The World (Social Good Activity)

Time: Friday, Sept 15, 3-5pm 

PDUs: 2



Responsibility without Authority: Influencing Change

Speaker: Kurt Swenson

Time: Friday, Sept 15, 1-3pm 

PDUs: Power Skills - 1, Business Acumen - 1

Description: There’s nothing more frustrating than having the responsibility to implement and manage an organizational change while feeling like you have no positional authority to influence outcomes and behaviors. The focus of most projects seems to be gaining “buy-in” and “selling” ideas rather than deploying meaningful influence and strategic change strategies. In this two-hour session, the audience will re-examine how they conceptualize change management, using proven influence tactics that are tied to the psychological needs of the very people you need to influence. In this session, participants will:

  • Explore the human psychological factors of change and transition.
  • Assess adoption trends to influence resistance and complacency.
  • Navigate the “Change Curve” using 3 simple strategies.
  • Examine the unconscious and conscious aspect of persuasion.
  • Deploy the P.U.R.E. Influence Model® to diagnose the underlying fears that interfere with agreement, consensus, and commitment.

Professional Head Shots

Time: Saturday, Sept 16, 8:00-9:30am 

Would you like a new professional head shot for your LinkedIn profile or website?  PMI Montana has you covered!  Shannon Conrad Photography will be on-site taking individual photographs on Saturday morning during the registration / check-in period / networking period.  Photos will be delivered digitally following the event, and the price is included in your event registration. 

Annual Chapter Meeting

Speakers: PMI Montana Board

Time: Saturday, Sept 16, 9:30-10am 

PDUs: 1

Description: PMI Montana Chapter board will present the state of our chapter.  Each Vice President will present updates for their role and the goals they've committed to in our strategic planning session.

Culture Is Key

Speaker: Mark Willmarth

Time: Saturday, Sept 16, 10-11am 

PDUs: Business Acumen - 1

Description: Every organization has a culture.  It either creates itself or you create it.  If you want to know your culture, ask any new employee “How do things work around here?”  They have likely asked that question and learned what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, regardless of what is posted on your wall!  How do we create the culture we want?  Learn how to define your culture and then drive that throughout the rest of the organization.  Using examples from other organizations, we will discuss and explore what that can look like for you.

Know Me, Know You - Activity Card Game

Speaker: Mark Willmarth

Time: Saturday, Sept 16, 11am-12pm 

PDUs: Power Skills - 1

Description: Using a simple but powerful and engaging card game, this workshop helps individuals focus in on one of four distinct personality types that fits them.  Through a fun, “get up and move around” activity, participants will learn the different characteristics of each type and how it impacts a group’s ability to get things accomplished.  We will discuss the fallacy of the “difficult person” and learn to appreciate how different perspectives help us make better decisions.  Participants will have an opportunity to discuss how to communicate and work more effectively with different types of people.


Speaker: Sherry Winn

Time: Saturday, Sept 16, 1:30pm-3:30pm 

PDUs: Power Skills - 2

Description: See Part 1 and Part 2 below

Part 1: Unleash The Winner Within You

Leadership is not just about managing people or tasks.  Leadership is about inspiring others, setting a vision, and empowering them to achieve greatness.  To achieve those goals, you must unleash your inner winner.
Your inner winner is that voice inside you that tells you to push yourself further, to never give up, and always strive for the gold medal.  Your inner winner is the part of you that believes in your abilities and trusts that you can achieve any goal.
When you unleash the winner within you, you become unstoppable.  You believe in a vision and inspire others to do the same. You become a role model, a mentor, and a coach for those around you.  You lead by example, creating an Olympic-level culture.
After this program you will be able to:
  • Enhance your creative potential by overcoming psychological obstacles and perplexing barriers that prevent you from Olympic-level leadership.
  • Adopt a fierce mindset, relentlessly pursue your dreams, and hold true to your purpose with unwavering determination.
  • Increase your self-confidence by overcoming self-doubt and negative self-talk so that self-imposed obstacles are eliminated.
  • Identify and focus clearly on your priorities to eradicate wasted time and effort.
  • Understand the strategies and habits of Olympic-minded leaders that cultivate more wins.
  • Winning  Leadership:  Conversations That Build Teams

Part 2: Are The Words That You Are Speaking, Speaking You?

This winning based program is designed to improve attitudes and habitual workplace culture while developing and maintaining authentic relationships between leadership and team members.  In this session your organization will learn how essential it is to create an environment that fosters trust, loyalty, and mutual success.
Strengthen the backbone of your business, communicate more effectively and collaborate with your workflow teams achieving shared objectives meeting important deadlines in a shorter time.
Your team members will emphasize individual values, encourage others to reach their full potential with enthusiasm and passion, and demonstrate a commitment that builds unshakeable confidence after attending this game changing presentation.
After this program you will be able to:
  • Develop strong relationships between managers and employees which is essential for creating a positive workplace culture.
  • Demonstrate confidence in team members to foster trust and open communication.
  • Provide all team members the opportunity to contribute, encouraging collaboration and creativity amongst teams.
  • Create an inclusive environment where all team members feel heard, valued, and supported.
  • Establish an atmosphere of trust which leads to higher engagement levels, improved job satisfaction, and increased productivity in the workplace overall.