Taking the Panic out of Projects: What to do When You're Not the PM (with MB Deans)

  • 16 Aug 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • San Ramon Community Center at Central Park


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled

Taking the Panic out of Projects
What to do When You're Not the Project Manager
with MB Deans
You're set to go. Your project has been given the green light. The budget has been allocated, you've lined up the subject matter experts, and you have a work plan. Suddenly, the focus is on you. How will you deliver a quality learning experience on time and within budget-and without a lot of crazy-making stress? Do you have the tools you need to track progress & confidently report status to your sponsors? How will you communicate effectively, and with whom?

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Parking is Free in Front of the Building


In this session, you will learn:

  • The critical metrics of project's success-and the ones you can ignore
  • The AGILE tools and techniques that will help you stay on track
  • How to communicate to stakeholders to keep them engaged
  • Q & A
  • ...and so much more

Space is limited, so register early!

You're invited. Join us! Bring a friend!


About the Presenter:

MB (Mary Beth) Deans

Mary Beth (MB) Deans, founder of MB Deans & Company, has been a consultant for more than 25 years. Her focus has been on program and project management, training, and change management in technology implementations, marketing, sales and channel partner operations. She specializes in projects that are high visibility or at risk for success, where she builds high-performing teams and instills a sensible project management approach. She delivers results that meet business goals, are on time and stay within budget. Clients like Robert Half International, Stanford Healthcare, Blue Shield of California, NTT Data Americas, Kaiser Permanente, and Aruba Networks have all delivered successful projects with her guidance.

MB is also an advisor to start-ups in in the transportation and lifestyle sectors. She has studied and taught tai qi for 25 years. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rutgers College.


The Registration Process

Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

  • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Click on the "Register" button (above left), register, then click "Pay Online" 
  • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Click on the "Register" button and fill out the online registration form. When complete, a "Pay Online" button will appear. You are registered and should receive an email confirmation. It is not necessary to click "Pay Online" if you intend to pay at the door. 
  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $28
    Guest / Non Member Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:15 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting


San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

12501 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583

Directions from 680

  • Take Crow Canyon Blvd East
  • Go Right on Alcosta Blvd (past the school and the fire station)
  • Turn right at the San Ramon Community Center and Park 
  • Parking is free

Directions on GoogleMaps

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

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