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David Schwantes

DSchwantesDavid Schwantes is the founder and charter member of PMI Washington DC Chapter Shenandoah Valley Local Community, and has served as the Local Community Chair since 2012.

David is a seasoned Project Manager with over 13 years Small Business Management, and 15 years Project Management, Program Management and Financial Management expertise to clients in both Public and Private sectors. He has been a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2009, is a Scrum Alliance

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and earned an MBA from George Mason University.

After 14 years with IBM Global Business Services managing mainly software development and IT Infrastructure projects, David is now Principal Consultant for PM Strategies in Winchester, VA.


Attend David’s Session

Principles of Project Management for Any Organization

This session will begin with some highlighted industry statistics from the Project Management Institute (PMI) “2019 Pulse of the Profession”.  Presenters David Schwantes and Chris Grassmuck, who each hold the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from PMI, will provide a brief overview of project management, based on PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and identify some common “projects in disguise”.  Dave and Chris will then discuss the value of employing project management principles while managing projects, and identify the five PM maturity levels organizations progress through. The presenters will conclude with four important elements for any organization (large or small, profit or non-profit) to initiate or enhance project management principles.