Portland, OR — Cadence Management Corporation celebrates 25 years of project management innovation this week with International Methodology Update 2008. Representatives from Cadence partners around the world come together in Portland to address the challenges of modern project management, and to push the Cadence methodology forward.

“Each year, we have an opportunity to share best practices in global project management. This year, attendees come from eight countries and speak five different languages,” said Cadence president John Patton. “This meeting represents our continued commitment to the evolution of the project management profession and the Cadence role in delivering formal project management results today.”

Internationally renowned storyteller and communication specialist Max Dixon opens the session with a keynote presentation on the art of storytelling. His session, “A Worksheet for Building Compelling Stories for Adult Education”, highlights the importance of clear and compelling communication in the learning environment.

Author and speaker Claudia Baca delivers an update on the best practice standard for project, program and portfolio management, OPM3. It is entitled “OPM3 Workshop for Project Management Consultants–a natural, evolutionary path for implementing 450 best practices for project results”.

“Getting project processes right is a critical success factor,” says Patton. “At the core of the Cadence methodology is an integrated approach to project management that drives organizations to build the right project environment in the organization you are supporting. Claudia Baca is a leading voice in OPM3 and supports and extends our position in the field brilliantly.”

International Methodology Update is held May 28-31, 2008 in Portland, Oregon. Representatives in attendance include Cadence Seminar Leaders from the United States, as well as Cadence Global Solution Providers Grupo Sinergia, S.A. (Costa Rica); Zaber (Mexico); E+PMC (Chile); Fujitsu (Japan); NIOW Management Training (Netherlands); Collex, Oy (Finland); and CSSC, Inc. (United States).

About Cadence Management Corporation

For over 25 years, Portland, Oregon-based Cadence Management Corporation has delivered formal project management training, consulting services, and supporting project tools to leading companies and project managers around the world. Today, organizations count on Cadence to provide structure and discipline to projects, to help them deliver more with less. From Locomotives to PCs, financial services to medical equipment, spacecraft to coffee, Cadence is in the products and services that touch the world every day. Cadence Management Corporation: Connecting people worldwide and transforming businesses through project management.

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