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    Southwest Meeting: Synchronizing PMBOK with Stage-Gate Processes

    March 15, 2017
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Schlumberger - Sugar Land Campus
    210 Schlumberger Drive
    Sugar Land, TX 77478

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    PMI Southwest Meeting Venue:

    Chris DelGardo
    Advanced Project Solutions

    Chris DelGardo, PMP is a Senior Project Management Consultant for Advanced Project Solutions in Sugar Land, TX.  Chris has over 25 years in management, including 17 years of project management experience and business process development. 

    Chris’ project experience started in small projects – managing a few internal software projects within Dell Computer where he worked as an analyst.  Later, he moved on to Waste Management, as the Project Manager responsible for the execution stage of the WasteRoute Project in the Midwest and Canada groups.  His teams were responsible for the logistics optimization of the entire fleet of vehicles across a geographically dispersed region.  Chris remained with WM until the project was completed in 2005.

    For the past 11+ years, Chris has consulted for major capital projects ranging from $10 million to $40+ billion across six continents. Key areas of expertise include probabilistic cost and schedule risk analysis, project execution planning, project framing, corporate project management system training, value improving practices, and facilitation of various technical or business reviews of projects in the energy sector.

    Chris has conducted training classes for PMI Western Australia Chapter, has been a member of the Singapore PMI Chapter, and is now a proud member of the PMI Houston Chapter.

    Topic Description:  Synchronizing PMBOK with Stage-Gate Processes

    The PMBOK teaches us that projects have five steps:  Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing.  However, many companies use stage-gate processes to manage their projects, such as:  Appraise, Concept Selection, Concept Definition, and Execution.

    At the heart of the stage gate process is the decision point at the end of each stage, each one with the potential for the project to be killed before moving to the next phase.  This aspect is not as evident in the PMBOK process, so how do we integrate the PMBOK learnings into the stage gate process?

    This session will help bridge this gap for newer project practitioners who may not be able to see the relationship between the process described in the PMBOK and the stage-gate process they have to work with in their careers.


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    Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus
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