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When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Conference A&B
Twenty Toronto Street
20 Toronto Street
Toronto, Ontario  M5C 2B8
Presenter: Perry McLeod

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How often have you heard people brag about what great multi-taskers’ they are? Perhaps you have made the same boast yourself. You might even have heard that members of “Gen-Y” are natural multi-tasks’ having lived their whole lives continually switching their attention from texting to “Facebooking” to watching TV—all supposedly without missing a beat.

We even see training classes designed to teach managers how best to multi-task their staff; the implication being that asking someone to focus on a single task through to completion has now become ridiculously old-fashioned for, if not downright heretical to, the new world order. Don’t believe it!” Your brain did not evolve this cognitive function.

Join coach, speaker, educator, and thought leader Perry J. McLeod as he takes you through the science and dangers of multi-tasking. Watch as Perry illustrates a few simple equations and behaviours that will move you to a more Agile way of working, in any project environment. Even the dreaded Waterfall!

Participants will create a simple Excel spreadsheet for more discrete task management. Tablets and laptops are welcome (access to outlets not provided).

Perry McLeod is a Senior Management Consultant, Facilitator, and Educator with over twenty-five years of experience in business analysis, workshops and facilitation, agile adoption, process re-engineering, project management, business and systems modeling, strategic alignment, mentoring and training. Perry's professional experience includes delivering industry-recognized best practices and standards for some of North America's most successful companies across many sectors, including banking and finance, agriculture, supply chain, consumer products, software design, insurance and payment processing.

Perry's disciplined approach to teaching starts with the premise that his participants are equal partners in the learning experience.  As a servant leader, Perry begins by developing a custom running case that is specific to the learner's background.  Using positive language, real-world examples, humor and passion, he creates an environment of trust and credibility.  Perry's enthusiasm is unmatched, and he firmly believes that learning is a biological imperative that allows participants to take advantage of their propensity to tell stories, find meaning and be social.

Perry has a unique passion for business and is an active believer that effective communication along with a deep understanding of behavioral and organizational psychology is the foundation for all endeavors both professional and personal. 
Perry is deeply involved in the development of business analysis and project management. He has served as past Vice President of Education for the International Institute of Business Analysis, Toronto Chapter and an Advisory Board Member for Business Analysis World Project Management World. Perry is currently the Chair for the Business Analysis Community, Project Management Institute, Toronto Chapter. Perry was also a contributor to the development of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) V2.0. 
Perry has developed requirements elicitation and analysis models and written courses for and taught at most of the major universities across Canada including the University of Toronto, York University's Schulich School of Business, Sheridan and Seneca colleges. Perry has also written dedicated courses for clients including; TELUS, CIBC, Deloitte, John Hancock, Governments of British Colombia, Ontario, and Canada, Rogers Communications, Manulife Insurance, Shoppers Drug Mart, and the Toronto Dominion Bank.

In his forthcoming ("The Complete Guide to Requirements Management Using the REPAC® Framework™", J. Ross Publishing, 2018, book Perry discusses his communication framework REPAC; an in-depth treatise designed to help project teams center their efforts on stakeholder's needs and what is required to fulfill them, ontologically. Seen through the lenses of poetic naturalism, organizational and behavioral psychology, propositional logic, and communication theory, Perry uniquely argues that all discussions require the right context, focus, perspective, and depth of analysis to build a point-of-view language-set from which atomic, unambiguous imperatives emerge. 
Perry holds the following certifications, CBAP®, PMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-ACP®, SMC®, and is currently working towards his Masters in Education.


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Registration, Opening Remarks, News, Next Events Networking and Light Refreshments
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Event presentation:
   - Agile Skills I Can Use: Task and Time Management
   - Discussion and Questions
8:30 to 8:35: Closing Remarks, News, Next Events

Fees: Subject to HST
PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) - $20.00
Non Members and Guests - $30.00

1.5 (Strategic and Business Management)


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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