Judy Balaban, PMP
Senior Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield
Judy Balaban is Senior Managing Director of Projects, Process and Quality Assurance within the Global IT organization at Cushman & Wakefield Inc. Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm with 227 offices in 59 countries and more than 15,000 employees. The firm offers a complete range of services within four primary disciplines: Transaction Services, Capital Markets, Client Solutions and Consulting Services.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Judy was Vice President of Infrastructure Services Management and the Project & Process Management Office for the Realogy Franchise Group. Realogy is a global provider of real estate and relocation services - it is the franchisor of six of the most recognized brands in the real estate industry: Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate®, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA® and Sotheby’s International Realty®.
Previously, Judy was Director of the Project Management Office for Dow Jones & Company, publisher of business and financial news. It was her organization’s charter to continually improve Dow Jones’ project execution capabilities by establishing, refining and implementing best-in-practice project management methodology and business processes within the Information Technology department and external business departments.
Judy supported the establishment of the AT&T Project Management Center of Excellence. There she promoted cutting edge techniques in project/program communications and implemented globally accepted project management standards and processes. Judy also represented AT&T on a special assignment for the Salt Lake Olympic Committee at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Judy has held various strategic assignments on large scale corporate initiatives within AT&T, Telcordia Technologies (formerly called Bell Communications Research) and as an independent consultant. In her role as an active member and Board Member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Information Management, PMI and on the Board of Directors for the PMI-NJ Chapter, Judy’s contributions have been a steady and valuable resource to the IT and project management communities. Judy makes it a point to continually contribute to in her profession with presentations at conferences and seminars regularly.
Lead The Change
In an increasingly complex environment, mergers, acquisitions and new strategies force companies and organizations to change and adapt with ever increasing complexity and agility. If these strategies are not implemented correctly, serious consequences not only to the organization, as well as individuals may occur that directly or indirectly negate any positive gains first envisioned by the change.
This session will look at several examples of organizations in the midst of addressing these issues and challenges, and identify an effective approach of how to implement change with the greatest opportunity for success. It may not be a matter of proving out the necessary strategy or change with analysis or data - it can be much simpler, yet deeper than what you may think. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to implement change as a process and with examples shared from real life.
PMP: Not a Destination. Journeys of the Master Project Manager™
As in all industries, there are individuals in the discipline of Project Management who are far superior in their abilities than the rest of the profession. These are the Master Project Managers™ - those individuals who understand the science and art of Project Management. Through the use of real life situations, not theoretical abstract, I will look at what enables these Project Managers to achieve far superior results with similar challenges. With the audience, I will explore how to apply the lessons of the Master Project Managers.
With more than 15 years of experience in Project Management in some of the largest and most successful companies in the world, I will leverage my experience with such Master Project Managers to illustrate the challenges they have surmounted and identify how they have succeeded where others have failed. I will examine the principles and techniques these Master Project Managers use to deal with everyday issues and problems.