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May Chapter Meeting

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Topic:  Project Management in the age of Information and Automation

The world is changing rapidly. Information systems, automation and robotics are infiltrating every sector of the supply chain. Project management models are focused on using technology to improve efficiency by forcing PMs to adapt to the new information age. Dr. Dean proposes that PMs can’t compete with computers when it comes to efficiency, instead they should focus on the one skill that cannot be automated: expertise. Experts think less and make fewer decisions. They can describe project outcomes before they happen. Experts understand unique and complex situations that computers can’t. In order to stay relevant, PMs must learn how to identify and utilize expertise. When PMs know how to utilize expertise, it’s easier to mitigate risk, cut costs, and improve project performance.

In this training session, Dr. Dean will introduce attendees to the Best Value Approach, a proven model to finding, hiring, and utilizing experts. Procurement and PM professionals will walk away with a better understanding of best practices for outsourcing work. Contractors and vendors will leave this session understanding how to use automation to improve project efficiency and internal management practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the future of the industry.
  • Learn how to reduce costs by up to 30%,
  • Learn how to increase the value and quality of services received.
  • Learn how the new PM paradigm and how to increase their capability.

 

Learn how to increase their impact on their organization, by minimizing the amount of information that they need to know.

Speaker:  Dr. Dean Kashiwagi

About The Speaker:  

Dr. Dean Kashiwagi is an innovator and a researcher of “cutting edge technology” in the areas of project management, risk management, procurement, and performance information. His accomplishments include:

  • Most prolific researcher that at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University (ASU) with $18M of research funding solely from the private
  • Author of the Information Measurement Theory (IMT), Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS), the Best Value Approach (BVA), and the Performance Information Risk Management System (PIRMS), which has been used in 2,000 tests in 9 different countries delivering $6.6B of services in construction, services and information
  • Responsible for the licensing of the Best Value Approach (BVA) intellectual property (IP) at Arizona State University (ASU), which is the most licensed IP at ASU in the history of ASU [64 licenses].
  • Owner of the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG).
  • Performed research at ASU College of Engineering, at the SKEMA Business School Project Management dBA program, and with the CIB W117 working
  • Creator of Barrett, The Honors College’s most successful and popular class, “Deductive Logic and Leadership”. The principles of the class teach students to minimize thinking, decision making and complexity to increase understanding of reality.

 

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Project Management Institute, Oklahoma City Chapter (PMI OKC) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by PMI OKC, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. PMI OKC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by PMI OKC including but not limited to: social media, brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.

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Any person or organization not affiliated with PMI OKC may not use, copy, alter or modify PMI OKC photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from PMI OKC.

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