Measuring Success in Project Management: Pain Points You Need to Know and Avoid
The key to a successful project management lies in careful planning to prevent cost overruns, manage project changes, control resources and paying attention to schedule. This session provides a guide for creating a comprehensive requirements list for a project scope, addresses the pitfalls of an incomplete list of requirements, and reviews best practices for avoiding typical costly errors in project management. Review examples of actual projects in treasury and finance that demonstrate the basic concepts of project management, defines the appropriate expected outcomes once a project is complete, and to measuring success from business case to “go-live.”
Steve Phillips, Asst. Treasurer, AZZ Incorporated
Taking The Numb Out of Numbers
Accounting is a foreign language to those outside of the finance and treasury departments. And, if you’re like most finance and treasury professionals, your delivery of complex financial information is putting your clients, customers and associates to sleep on a regular basis. Attend this session to learn how to use the power of financial storytelling, data visualization and PowerPoint to create interesting presentations that allow you to connect with your audience.
Peter Margaritis, CEO, The Accidental Accountant
A Picture is Worth $3 Billion: Applications for Data Visualization
The treasury team at Miami-Dade County Public Schools built data visualizations to assist in managing its $3 billion debt portfolio, inform the school district’s stakeholders, and make decisions about when to issue or refinance debt. Attendees gain actionable tips to develop and tailor data visualizations to help them tell the best – and right – story for their organizations.
Tony Vu, Treasurer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Fulfill Your Potential and Beyond: A Path for Career Success
Get out of your comfort zone and start taking action that leads to the path of professional and personal success. Active participation in the many opportunities around you increases confidence and motivation, and provides you with the chance to practice and develop skills you never knew you had. Through examples and related stories, attendees learn actionable strategies for advancing their careers and driving personal growth.
John Engeman, VP and Treasurer, National General Insurance
Coaching ROI: A Path for Creating High-Performing Teams
Incorporating coaching into a professional development plan improves the organization from the inside out, improving the performance and satisfaction of both individuals and teams. In this session, attendees discover how coaching in a home services company resulted in increased sales and higher margins while maintaining an honest, fulfilled workforce. And, hear the firsthand account of an FP&A practitioner at a large teaching hospital who used the skills acquired through coaching to create buy-in regarding expense reductions while creating personal fulfillment.
Michael Cauley, Director of Instruction | Principal, Lipscomb University | Goal Design, LLC
Diane Gilbert, CPA, FP&A, Director, Budgeting & Forecasting, Vanderbilt Medical Center
Monitoring Your Work-Life Pulse
Treasury and finance positions are by nature "high stress". Stress affects our minds and bodies in ways that we know, and quite possibly in ways that have not yet been discovered. Stress happens. But the question is – How do we cope with it? Learn how you can re-package your reactions to the daily stresses - and in so doing, minimize its negative impacts. Attendees obtain effective tools to help you manage daily pressures, hone in on the keys to doing your best work, practice exit/return strategies and enable positive engagement in the workplace to achieve work/life equilibrium.
Cheryl Thomas, Senior Analyst-Indirect Tax, Caterpillar, Inc.
Sherry Thomas, Accountant, City of Peoria