The Kansas Project Management Summit is back in 2023! Join higher education and government project management professionals who have come together, organized professional development sessions, collaborated on various topics, presented both in-person and virtual content, and shared experiences and lessons learned. This year's focus is on Kansas Trends in Project Management and will be presented in an all-virtual format!


Post-Summit Artifacts

Don't lose track of any of your Summit take-aways! Below are a collection of Summit resources. Thank you to our presentors and volunteers for making it happen!!


Summit Agenda

This year's summit was planned for Thursday, November 2nd, from 8:30 to 12PM CT and was designed to take advantage of multiple short topics, gathering the group in one larger session. See above for session resource and artifacts!



Let's set the tone and rules of engagement for the day!


10 mins

Summit MCs (Nate Scherman and Ed Puckett)

Change Management Communications in Project Management (Keynote)

Challenging the paradigm around traditional project communications – opportunities for project managers to set the tone for effective change management.


50 mins

Sarah Rock and Rebecca Lahann (University of Kansas Health System)

Project Change Communications Toolkit (Workshop)

Apply a basic toolkit for developing and delivering effective change communications to a sample project. Materials provided; bring your own project!


30 mins

Sarah Rock and Rebecca Lahann (University of Kansas Health System)

Summit Break

Let's take a few minutes to ourselves!


15 mins

Summit MCs (Nate Scherman and Ed Puckett)

Kansas IT Project Management Approval and Reporting Requirements

Discussion of changes to Kansas statutory requirements for IT project management approval and reporting. Kansas has moved from a cost threshold to a business risk assessment to determine IT project reportability. This change effects all agencies from all three branches of government.


30 mins

Sara Spinks (Director, Kansas Information Technology Office)

PMOs Guiding
Project Managers

Project Management Offices continue to find better ways to add value to their organization, including training and coaching project managers, establishing effective and efficient processes that match a project’s size, complexity, impact to end users, and risk.


30 mins

Anita Barrett (Wichita State University)

The Wild World of Estimating

Join together to explore the wildest of all regions, Agile Project Management, as we watch Kurt face the estimation beast head on! CAUTION: a portion of this presentation is fully immersive and requires you to interact with the beast!


30 mins

Kurt Zoglmann (Kansas State University)

Wrap-up and Networking

Let's wrap this up and make some connections!


15 mins

Summit MCs (Nate Scherman and Ed Puckett)


How to Claim PDUs

All of the sessions presented at the Kansas Project Management Summit 2023 should be "claimable" for PDUs via the site. By leveraging the information provided in the agenda section of this site, you should have all of the information you need to report PDUs by following the PMI published steps on the "Ways to Earn Education PDUs" page:

  • Login to your PMI account via
  • Under "PDUs", select "Report PDUs"
  • Select "Course or Training"
  • Enter the following information
    • Provider: Kansas Project Management Summit
    • Course: Kansas Trends in Project Management
    • Description: (paste the agenda into the text box)
    • Date: 11/2/2023
    • URL: (paste the page URL)
    • Contact Person: Adam Petrea (
    • PDUs Claimed: 1 Ways of Working, 1.5 Power Skills, .5 Business Acumen (3 PDUs total)
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