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Joint Event - PM Standards: What's New and Why It Matters
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When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: KPMG - Room 46010/46011/46012
333 Bay Street
Suite 4600
toronto, Ontario  M5H 2S5
Presenter: Waffa Karkukly; George Jucan

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Joint GTIS Branch + Government Community Event
 PM Standards: What's New and Why It Matters

In the interconnected world of the 21st century, the only option is to adapt or perish. Companies operating in their own bubble are destined to follow the path of dinosaurs. They may be big and powerful today, but unless they can adapt and interoperate with others their future is not promising.

With more and more projects involving multiple organizations, consistent project management across the entire initiative is more than a competitive advantage; it is a mandatory condition for success. Keeping up with PMI and ISO standards changes is a crucial part of this adaptation process.

This session will summarize everything you need to know about the recent changes in the PMBOK 6th edition and the family of ISO standards for project management, and their impact on your company, and your project, programme and portfolio management practice.

(1) Dr. Waffa Karkukly, PMP, ACP, CMP

Waffa is the owner and Managing Director for Global PMO Solutions, Inc. as well as the owner of online training company “self teach university”. 

During her career, she has been involved in leading strategic organizational change programs to connect strategy and delivery.  Dr. Karkukly has managed the improvement of projects, programs and portfolios and every aspect of PMO setup, implementation and sustainability for fortune 100 and startups across various industry sectors. 
Waffa has a PhD in Strategic Program and Project Management and Masters’ Degree in Information Technology. Waffa has been the Certificate Lead Developer for the Business Information Technology Management (BITM) certificate course at School of Continuing Studies at University of Toronto. She teaches courses ranging from foundations of project management to advanced program and portfolio management, as well as has her own courses taught at various GTA institutes and online.  Waffa is a published author of two books on PMO. Her book the PMO lifecycle - setup, implementation, and sustainability is U of T course reference book.  
She is a regular speaker in the project management circuit and brings wealth of industry experience in addition to her academic accreditations and experience.

(2) George Jucan, MSC, PMP, MPM 
George Jucan is well known in the project management community as a successful management consultant focused on enabling organizational efficiency through project, programme and portfolio management. He is a captivating speaker at public events, motivating trainer and author of high-impact articles. 
His career includes methodology definition and capability assessment, business reengineering and organizational restructuring, projects audit and recovery, as well as hands-on management of projects - many of them winning provincial and national awards, and/or were profiled in specialty magazines. 
A renowned expert in standards and methodologies, George is currently leading the Canadian Standards Mirror Committee at International Organization of Standardization (ISO) for the establishment of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management family of standards. He also had leadership positions for PMBOK® Guide 6th, 5th and 4th Edition, PMCDF - 2nd Edition, and Government Extension to PMBOK® Guide - 3rd Edition. 

5:30 - 6:00 pm - Event Registration, Networking and Light Dinner
6:00 pm – Evet starts
7:00 pm – Break
7:20 pm – Event Continues
7:10 pm - Questions Panel
8:40 pm – Wrap up and Networking

Fees: (subject to HST)
PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) – $30.00
Non-Members and Guests – $40.00

Webstream Registration Closed
PMI Toronto Members - $15.00
Non-Members and Guests - $20.00

PDUs: 2.5 (2.0 Technical, 0.5 Leadership)


Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm, 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome. Please let us know by 12:00 noon the day before the event of the person you wish to substitute by emailing

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