October 11 - Monthly Flagship Meeting

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10/11/2018 - Thursday, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott, Culver City
PLEASE NOTE CULVER CITY LOCATION
Speaker: Dr. Rick Hefner
Topic: Organizational Project Management: What Really Works

speaker hefner rickIn today's increasingly competitive global environment, organizations are constantly seeking ways to improve their capabilities and performance. They adopt strategies for delivering maximum value to their stakeholders, ensuring continued business growth, and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage in their chosen markets.

Project management is key to this goal and requires alignment to the enterprise’s strategic goals. This is accomplished through a system of portfolio management, program management, and project management, termed Organizational Project Management (OPM).

This presentation will describe proven approaches for achieving strategic organizational goals through project management. Case studies and best practice examples will be provided, along with a framework for judging an organization’s OPM effectiveness. The material will be useful for project managers who want to support organizational strategies, members of a project management office (PMO), and anyone who seeks to maximize organizational performance.

 

About the Speaker

Dr. Rick Hefner is the Program Director for Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education, which designs and delivers customized professional training to technology-driven organizations. He has over 40 years of experience in software and systems development, research, and management, and has served in industrial, academic, and government positions.

Dr. Hefner has worked with numerous companies including AeroVironment, Applied Physics Laboratory, Applied Materials, Ares Management, Boeing, DRS Technologies, Halliburton, Herbalife, Honeywell, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, John Deere, L-3 WESCAM, Maytag, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, Pacific Bell, Raytheon, Schlumberger, Southern California Edison, St. Jude Medical, Toshiba, TRW, U.S. Navy, and Xerox.

Dr. Hefner is credited with over 200 publications and presentations and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He earned his PhD from UCLA and his MS and BS from Purdue University.

 

Event Sponsorship

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?

  • Market your company's products and services to 50-90 Flagship meeting attendees!
  • Display your company’s logo on the PMI-LA website for 3-4 weeks before the event!
  • Your company’s information will be on the PMI-LA event details page!
  • Your company’s information will be included in the weekly PMI-LA eBlast!
  • Your sponsorship includes dinner at the meeting, a table at the event, networking time, and 5 mins speaking time.

Please contact programs@pmi-la.org

 

PDUs

  • 1.5 PDU in Strategic and Business Management

 

Event Cost

(PMI-LA members must log into the PMI-LA website prior to registration to receive the member discounts)

Early-Bird Registration through Tuesday, October 9th, 2018; 11:59 pm PST
$30 - PMI-LA Members
$35 - Non-Members

Beginning Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
$35 - PMI-LA Members
$40 - Non-Members

At the Door:
$35 - PMI-LA Members
$40 - Non-Members

 

Meeting Agenda

5:30 to 7:00 PM - Registration, Networking and Food
7:00 to 7:30 PM - Chapter Announcements
7:30 to 8:30 PM - Speaker Presentation
8:30 to 9:00 PM - Open Networking

 

Dinner Menu

  • Caesar Salad
  • Baby Greens Salad
  • London Broil
  • Vegetarian Lasagna
  • Butter Garlic Rice
  • Haricort Vert with Mushroom
  • Strawberry Cake OR Fresh Sliced Fruit
  • Iced Tea/Hot Tea/Coffee
  • Cash Bar

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE (AT COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT)

Location Information

Courtyard by Marriott
6333 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
2nd Floor, Studio Ballroom

Free parking at the Courtyard Marriott. Validate parking ticket at the registration desk.

 

Cancellations

Registration can be canceled up until the Tuesday before the event with a $1 cancellation fee. You may also allow a friend or colleague to attend the meeting in your place. Because we owe the venue a guaranteed number by that Tuesday, any last minute cancellations are non-refundable. Should there be extenuating circumstances, please contact the board at BoD@pmi-la.org with the request and reason for cancellation.

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.

 

Help Us Improve the Culver City Flagship Meetings
Suggestions for improving the Culver City Flagship Meetings are appreciated. Please let us know if there are topics you would like presented and/or discussed. If you are interested in volunteering for the flagship chapter meetings, please contact us! We have multiple positions available!!

 

Questions/Suggestions/Volunteer Inquiries:
Contact  Main.Meeting@pmi-la.org

 



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