David Kordel

David Kordel

Presentation: Writing the Program and Project Management Level III Narrative (FAC-P/PM) Using the Star Method

Abstract: Writing your FAC-P/PM narrative can be frustrating in order to meet all seven competency areas. To demonstrate such compliance and professional competency, Program and Project Managers need to find a balance between knowledge and practical experience. The STAR method, “Situation, Task, Action, and Results” is the approach that could effectively organize one’s thoughts, helping with clearly defined narratives with actionable results. In this presentation, I will explore the seven competency areas, how to employ the STAR method to prepare for the narrative. I will present and walk through examples for illustrations.

Learning Objective(s): Describe an effective approach and techniques for Federal employees who want to obtain their FAC-P/PM Level III (senior) certification. Discuss areas of challenges and best practices.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Biography: David Kordel is a Senior Project Manager in the Food and Drug Administration. David manages multimillion-dollar contracts and budgets, providing project oversight for Federal compliance and achieving strategic goals. Before becoming a project manager, David was a Lead Management & Program Analyst for laboratory and research programs and served as an FDA Contracting Officer.

David has won multi agency awards in his various roles within FDA. He is recognized for changing the Code of Federal Regulations for the Non-manufacturer rule to increase small business opportunities and represented FDA at the 2012 White House Small Business Administration’s event in Philadelphia.

Prior to FDA, David worked as a Project Specialist for nine years at the World Bank Group. David holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, two master’s certificates in Government Contracting and Project Management from The George Washington University, and a certificate in FDA Pharmacoepidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

He is PMP certified and holds Level III FAC-P/PM, FAC-C & FAC-COR Federal certifications. David has professional memberships with the Project Management Institute (PMI), PMI Montgomery County, MD Chapter, the National Contract Management Association (Member Pro Vita), and the Federal Program and Project Management Community of Practice (FedPM CoP).