Jason Traquair

Presentation 1 of 2: Using an Integrated Value Approach in Cross-Agency Collaboration to Ensure Mission Success

Abstract: Learn how you can turn strategy into action and work to achieve improvements to portfolio and program outcomes while improving strategic communication and alignment of projects. The Marketing & Regulatory Programs (MRP) Mission Area in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is piloting the Integrated Value Network (IVN) to drive intra-agency and cross-agency collaboration. This joint effort between USDA and several agencies presents a case study of this work and includes lessons learned, current progress, and future vision.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)

Presentation 2 of 2: Cross-Agency Collaboration to Ensure Mission Success

Abstract: The value of collaborating with program and project managers (P/PMs) from across the federal government to share best practices and lessons learned is immeasurable and has become a critically important tool in the toolbox. Many federal P/PMs continue to work in either a hybrid or completely remote work environment. Having the capability to contact a federal peer P/PM for resources, guidance, and wisdom that—for whatever reason—we cannot obtain from our leadership chain is undeniably valuable.

During this session we will discuss collaboration thoughts, ideas, and resources to better position you to achieve mission success.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)

Biography: Jason Traquair joined the USDA in November of 2019. He is responsible for the success of all acquisition programs within his focus area (Mission Area) and is accountable for assuring the Mission Area complies with the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA). Before joining USDA, he worked as a Project Manager for both the General Services Administration (GSA) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on several non-IT projects and initiatives. Jason served on active duty in the Army as a Paralegal for the Judge Advocate General Corps.