Process Improvement Advice & Best Practices
New Course is offered on “Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance: Applying the Best of Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean” in Washington, DC
In collaboration with BAU International University and Fortezza Consulting, NOVACES is offering a new one day course on an innovative mix of nine proven techniques from multiple leading methods—including Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean—integrated harmoniously to boost performance dramatically. This approach provides leaders in project-centric organizations with a framework for unifying project teams and stakeholders at all levels, for enhancing the flow of productive work, and for aggregating risk for much higher portfolio reliability.
In spite of decades of attempts to improve the performance of project portfolios, survey after survey reports persistently poor results in all project-centric industries across the globe. While some task-level methods such as Agile have helped in some cases, the portfolio-level throughput of reliable project completions remains stubbornly low.
This full-day class session presents an innovative mix of nine proven techniques from multiple leading methods—including Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean—integrated harmoniously to boost performance dramatically. This approach provides leaders in project-centric organizations with a much higher-powered framework for unifying project teams and stakeholders at all levels, for enhancing the flow of productive work, and for aggregating risk for much higher portfolio reliability.
Who Should Attend?
This course is for executives who are on a mission to jack up the performance of their project portfolios, and who are no longer satisfied that established “best practices” are sufficient to achieve their organizations’ business and mission objectives.
The course cuts through the confusion and zealotry of leading improvement approaches, and distills them down to a practical set of specific techniques you can apply for maximum benefit to your project portfolio.
If you seek a carefully designed set of proven, harmoniously integrated techniques engineered to deliver significantly higher performance thresholds–all presented in an applied, focused manner with executive audiences in mind–then this course is for you.
Mike Hannan is CEO and Principal Consultant of Fortezza Consulting. He brings nearly 25 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike is an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. He is also the lead author of the recent book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance (2014). Mr. Hannan has been a Theory of Constraints Jonah since 2011, a PMP-certified PM since 2005, and has Masters degrees in Information Technology and International Affairs.
Bahadir Inozu, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder and Principal of NOVACES, LLC. He is a world-renowned expert in integrating best-of-breed methodologies for superior performance. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Theory of Constraints Jonah. He has more than 20 years of performance-improvement experience in government and the healthcare, maritime, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industries and he has worked with over 40 organizations. He led more than 20 major applied research projects and wrote more than 70 journal articles and conference papers. Previously, he held the positions of Professor and Chairman of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Professor in the Engineering Management Department at the University of New Orleans. He is a co-author of “Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma and Constraints Management” (McGraw-Hill 2011).
When: Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Where: BAU International, 1510 H Street NW, Washington DC, 20005
Government Employees and PMI Members get $100 discount. Government Employees who also have PMI membership get $200 Discount. If you bring your boss, it is free.
8 PDUs for PMI (Category B); lunch is included;
For Registration, please visit: http://www.fortezzaconsulting.com/registration/
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