19 Techniques for Managing People who do not Report to You

Presented by Connie Plowman

January 21, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm
Red Lion Hotel Eugene (read more about the location, opens in a new window)

In October 2009, this topic was presented by Connie Plowman at the PMI North America Global Congress in Orlando, FL.  It was the first session offered at the Congress, and the only session “sold out” in its time-slot. 

About the Topic

This presentation outlines 19 key techniques for managing people who don’t report to you, laying a foundation for management success even in the most complex of team environments.

You will learn to build relationships with difficult team members, and to turn challenging relationships into productive ones. You will learn key techniques to problem solving that focus on successful outcomes -- not intermediate obstacles. You will learn to manage work more efficiently, focusing on quick deliverables and breaking down work accordingly. Finally, you will learn to create support through understanding, and show the team how their support will help you all to deliver bottom line results.

This fast-paced session is designed for all levels of project managers -- from small teams to complex, across complicated project environments. These 19 techniques will help you to focus on your strengths and rally the support you need to get your projects done.   Join us for this interactive learning experience!

About the Presenter

CONNIE PLOWMAN, PMP, is Chief Operating Officer for Cadence Management Corporation (www.cadencemc.com), an international project management training and consulting firm.  Cadence is honored to receive the PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award for 2009.

Connie started with Cadence in 1988, after a successful career with IBM in employee, customer and executive education.  At Cadence, Connie is a corporate officer responsible for management of day-to-day activities of the corporation, reporting directly to the CEO.  She is a member of the Cadence Leadership Team supporting the organization’s mission and strategy, contributing to the planning, organizational development and direction of the business.  Working with Cadence’s worldwide customers, Connie has the opportunity of talking daily with global clients about their project management needs and challenges.  She has over 20 years working in the project management profession.

Connie is a graduate from Portland State University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.  Connie is an active volunteer leader in PMI, and has held various board positions, including Chapter President for PMI-Portland and Region 1 Component Mentor.  She currently volunteers as a global team member for PMI’s Leadership Institute Advisory Group.


  • 6:00 - Welcome & Agenda Overview
  • 6:05 - Dinner & Networking
  • 6:30 - Announcements
  • 6:45 - Presentation
  • 8:00 - Meeting Close

Registration Fees

Fees Pre-Registration
(Midnight of last Monday prior to meeting)
Member $10 $15
Nonmember $15