Multi-Chapter Webinar: "A Rapid Review of the ‘Best Practice’ CRITICAL PATH Method" with Dr. Kenneth Smith, PMP

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Topic: MULTI-CHAPTER WEBINAR: "A Rapid Review of the ‘Best Practice’ CRITICAL PATH Method" with Dr. Kenneth Smith, PMP

Plus enhancements for Project Scheduling, Monitoring & Evaluation

Time: June, 20, 2024 01:00PM - 02:00PM Hawaii Time

Host Chapter: PMI-HI

This event is limited to the first 100 attendees.  

Session Description:
In this session, we'll explore: review Best Practices for using Critical Path method, plus enhancements for Project Scheduling, Monitoring, and Evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

Participants, current & future practitioners will:

  1. Appreciate the underlying concepts and enduring Essential Elements of the iconic Critical Path Method ‘Roadmap’ for Planning, Scheduling & Monitoring Projects
  2. Utilize the template (provided) to correct a common and frequently-observed -- but erroneous --scheduling practice
  3. Adopt the recommended graphic time-scaled networking and milestone features -- to enhance visual schedule comprehension, performance monitoring & management, and
  4. Motivate IT specialists to upgrade &/or supplement pertinent extant PM software -- by incorporating a time-scaled networking graphic -- to facilitate user comprehension.

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Smith, PMP

Ken is a retired senior foreign service officer -- management & evaluation specialist, project manager, and in-house facilitator/trainer of the US Agency for International Development (USAID); where he assisted host country governments in many countries plan, monitor and evaluate projects in various technical sectors.  Intermittently, he was also a team leader &/or team member to conduct project, program & and country-level portfolio analyses and evaluations.  [Concurrently, Ken had an active dual career as Air Force ready-reservist in Asia (Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines) as well as the Washington D.C. area.  He retired as a ‘bird’ colonel]. 

After USAID retirement, Ken was a consultant for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank Group, various UN Agencies as well as USAID; a course designer & facilitator for the Mekong Institute in Thailand, Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, and the PMI®-Philippines Chapter.

Ken earned his Doctorate from George Mason University (GMU), Virginia, in Public Administration (Monitoring & Evaluation); a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Diploma in Systematic Policy Analysis from MIT’s Center for Advanced Engineering Study (CAES); and BA & MA degrees from the University of Connecticut in Government & International Relations. 

A member of both PMI Honolulu & Philippine Chapters, Ken is a frequent contributor to the Project Management World Journal (PMWJ) and the author of Project Management PRAXIS: A Treasure Trove of Practical Innovations to Classic Tools and Techniques for Planning, Monitoring & Evaluating Projects, Programs and Portfolios for “Quick and Easy” application by Project Management Practitioners.  (Available from Amazon.)


Event Information:  Webinar joining information will be provided with your registration confirmation.

PMI Talent Triangle: 

This webinar qualifies for 1 Ways of Working PDU to be reported by PMIHI for attending chapter members (no self-reporting needed).

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Refunds/Cancellation Policy: 

Apologies, there are no refunds for this event. Should a cancellation occur despite our best efforts to prevent it, we will reschedule when possible or if not possible, then provide paid registrants access to a subsequent webinar. 

What is a Multi-Chapter Meeting/Webinar? 

This is a program formed in 2023 in collaboration with PMI-LA and other chapters to pool resources and share the burden of putting on virtual PDU webinars. As of this writing, PMI-HI plans to add this to our existing programing, not replace our usual luncheon event.  For more about Multi-Chapter Meetings/Webinars, click the read more.


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Type of category: Webinar

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: June 20th, 2024

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Students: $5.00

Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00