PMI OVOC Banner Updated-1

The road to success in project management goes well beyond the Gantt chart. People, Process, Product and Presence represent the 4 P’s of success in project management. The 2014 PMI OVOC conference will provide project and program management professionals, stakeholders, PMO offices, researchers and students industry leading coverage on in depth topics covering the 4 P’s of project success.

Gantt chart invention credit goes to Mr. Henry Gantt, the American mechanical engineer who popularized the concept in 1915. However the first known Gantt charts were developed in 1886 by Karol Adamiecki as Harmonograms. A fitting word as harmony in project management requires Gantt, but goes well beyond Gantt.

The first P is people and without good people projects cannot have success. These people need to be engaged, skilled, and motivated and working towards a common goal. The best people alone do not mean projects are successful. Process is the second P of success and great process should be optimized and mitigate risk. Having the best processes even with the best people does not guarantee success. The third P is product and this involves not only creating great products but creating relevant products. Even with fantastic people, best in class processes and world leading products success also requires products being noticed. Presence is the 4th P of success.

Whether conceiving, initiating, planning or executing projects the four Ps of success should all be considered critical. Topics in this year’s conference take projects beyond Gantt, and focus on the four P’s of success.

Event Details

The conference and workshop days will provide project management professionals with the opportunity to learn from seasoned experts, share knowledge with their peers and grow as project managers.

PMI OVOC Symposium attracts various national and international professionals, provides you with new skills, gives you opportunities to network with distinguished peers, and take back to your organizations innovative, hands-on information that can push your project office to new levels of performance.

What's Included:

  • Two inspiring keynote speakers
  • A program filled with over a dozen professional speakers.
  • Up to 20 registered PDUs for certified PMP's
  • Delicious buffet style meals and coffee breaks.
  • Networking with fellow project managers and PMI OVOC members.
  • Various door prizes and gift bags

Keynote Speakers:

PDUs Included:

  • Attendees, who are PMPs, will receive 1 PDU for each of hour of programming, based on attendance to a maximum of 20 PDUs.
  • If you are a current member of PMI OVOC, your PDUs will automatically be registered for you.

Meals Included:

October 14-15, 2014 Symposium meals include:

  • Buffet Style Breakfast
  • Morning Coffee Break
  • Working Lunch and Beverages
  • Afternoon Coffee Break

October 16, 2014 Workshops meal includes:

  • Morning Coffee Break
  • Working Lunch and Beverages
  • Afternoon Coffee Break


October 14-16, 2014, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Symposium: October 14-15, 2014
  • Workshops: October 16, 2014


The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre at the Hampton Inn Hotel (previously the Hampton Inn & Conference Centre)

The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 4S3
Local Parking Complimentary


Online Registration is now open.  Click here to see fee scale.


To request a refund, you must send an email to no later than 12:00PM EST, on the Friday October 10, 2014. A $75.00 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. Substitute names will be excepted up to October 10, 2014. Please email to make name change.

 PMI Register1


Need more Symposium info?  Click on a link below.
HOME SCHEDULE Keynote Ron Tite Keynote Lt. General Andrew Leslie The Sponsors
The Speakers The Workshops Become a Sponsor Pricing Venue The Team