Call for Presenters

The NYS Forum Project Management Workgroup is pleased to solicit interested parties for presenters for the following seminar. We leverage the membership of The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable as a resource to draw upon for expertise on the topic at hand. Please forward this to your marketing or communication organization, if you do not have a resource you can recommend.

Session Topic: Creating the Order-of-Magnitude Estimate

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: The NYS Forum, 24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY

IMPORTANT: Please read the information below thoroughly for details regarding how to submit your presenter information, what to present, important dates and rules of engagement.

Mission: The PM COP provides a forum for an interactive exchange of ideas, practices, lessons learned, etc. among project managers in New York government.

Session Description: Presentations which include instruction, examples, case studies and an opportunity for interactive discussion with the audience, that addresses the topic described below.

Topic: There are times when preliminary, top-down estimates are required - e.g. for early project evaluation, to get a project included at the beginning of a budget cycle, or to respond to a request for proposal, etc. To effectively develop such estimates, models need to be created which define the supporting assumptions, risks and contingency factors. Project managers need to know how to identify the information needing to be included in the estimate models and how to create models that effectively communicate all of the factors necessary for sound, reasoned decision making. This session should provide project managers with an understanding of the techniques that will improve their order-of-magnitude estimating skills.

Targeted Audience: Members of the Project Management Community of Practice and other stakeholders in the management of business outcomes.

Presentations must be designed to inform attendees about the session topic and also provide them with practical, actionable information that organizations and end users can apply immediately to their own environments.

We encourage creativity in the presentation topic, in order to increase knowledge about the topic to the end user. In order to maximize the value of the event for attendees, documents such as the session presentation, glossaries, checklists, etc. will be solicited from the presenter for posting to The Forum's web site following the event, for attendees to continue their education about the subject.

All presentations must be vendor neutral. All presentations will be vetted by a group comprising members from The NYS Forum Work Groups hosting this event. Feedback and recommendations regarding final presentation material will be provided by this group.

PLEASE NOTE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND SCHEDULE LISTED BELOW, WHEN CONSIDERING SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL:

Presentation Guidelines - Rules of Engagement

  • Presentation must be made using The NYS Forum's Power Point template.
  • Presentations must be vendor and product neutral.
  • Presenter corporate logo and contact information should appear on the first and last Power Point slides only. Corporate logo must not appear on each individual slide.
  • In order to maximize the value of the event for attendees, documents such as presentations, glossaries, checklists, etc. will be solicited from the presenter for posting to The Forum web site following the event.

Schedule

  • 4/15/2016 - Call for presenters distributed to vending community.
  • 4/28/2016 - Deadline for proposals from vendors.
  • 5/6/2016- Selection/notification of presenters
  • 5/20/2016 - Deadline for first draft of presenter Power Points and related documents. PLEASE NOTE: All Power Point presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum Power Point template available at: http://nysforum.org/committees/leadershiptools/powerpoint.aspx
  • 5/27/2016 - Deadline for final presentation Power Points and related documents. PLEASE NOTE: All Power Point presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum Power Point template available at: http://nysforum.org/committees/leadershiptools/powerpoint.aspx
  • 6/6/2016 - 2:30-4:00 pm. Please plan to arrive a half hour before event begins.