Meeting/Event Information

    PMI North: November

    November 14, 2017
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Campioni Italian Restaurant
    13850 Cutten Road
    Houston, TX 77069
    http://www.campioni-restaurant.com/
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    PMI North Meeting

    Pre Meeting:
    Don R. James, PMP
    Lone Star College

    International experience in successful implementation, deployment, QA/QC, and support of energy industry application products. Skills, knowledge, and experience in product and project management of the life cycle and QA/QC of application software for organizations that implement continuous product and process improvement. Project Manager and requirements consultant for worldwide Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing initiatives.

    Specialties:

    •Project Management instructor, coach, and mentor.
    •Product Development Manager with skills, knowledge, and experience in requirements analysis through usability.
    •Senior Application Architect with skills, knowledge, and experience in managing requirements development.
    •Senior Software Process Manager with skills, knowledge, and experience in project management.
    •QA/QC Manager experienced in QAI, PMI, ISO9000, SEI CMM, SEL COTS.

    Topic Description:  50 Years of Project Management – Lessons Learned
    This Session Qualifies for:
      Leadership  
         
    Dinner Meeting: 
    Keith Henson
    Williams
     
    Keith Henson, PMP, is a Project Manager that is dedicated to the advancement of the profession. His experience on projects spans several industries including, automotive, food & beverage, medical, power, oil & gas. His education includes a Construction Apprenticeship, Bachelors Science in Organizational Leadership, and Masters of Science in Project Management. He earned his PMP in 2004. Additionally, he has completed Project Management and Business postgraduate courses from international universities, including Manchester University, UK; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia; Drucker School of Management, Claremont, California.

    He has been active in PMI and served as the Manager of Programs for the Anchorage, Alaska Chapter. Additionally, he served on the facility staff at the University of Alaska, Masters of Project Management Program, as a seminar instructor and guest lecture. He has also been active in the Construction Industry Institute, where he recently served on Research Committee RT-305 Project Complexity. His teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate, seminars and courses.

    His professional passion is executing complex brownfield and short cycle projects for oil and gas facilities. He has executed brownfield projects in upstream, midstream, and downstream facilities. His greatest professional accomplishment was being a leader in the development of a “Project Operations Interface Team” methodology and structure for a large multi-national oil and gas firm in Alaska. This Project Operations Interface Team concept is currently being used as a global model.
    Keith Henson lives in Katy, Texas and enjoys fishing with his wife, Tina and dog, Trudy. He highly enjoys mentoring and teaching others in the craft of Project Management. He currently is employed for a leading midstream gas company, as a Senior Project Manager, executing complex brownfield projects in south Texas and Pennsylvania facilities.
    Mahmood Khayatian
    Mahmood Khayatian, P Eng., PMP, is a visual leader who is dedicated to the advancement of the project management. He has a vast experience on delivery of short-cycle project portfolios in Oil & Gas industry as well as developing best processes and practices to effectively deliver those portfolios. In recent years, his focus has been on developing the idea of lean management and continues improvement to reduce the project cycle time and improve the schedule and cost performances.

    His professional passion is executing complex brownfield projects for offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities. He has executed brownfield projects in upstream, midstream, and downstream facilities. One of his greatest professional accomplishment was being a leader in the development of “Integrated Planning Sessions” methodology for a large multi-national oil and gas firm in Texas. By developing and implementing this process, project readiness of the portfolio has been increased to over 94% in last few years. As a visual leader, he has also taken lead in developing and using Visual Board Portfolio (VPB) in executing small brownfield project portfolio.

    He is a Canadian Professional Mechanical Engineer and earned his PMP in 2008. Additionally, he completed Masters of Project Management Program in Washington University along other project management and leadership courses.

    Mahmood lives on the South Texas coast and enjoys spending time with his wife, Vida and kids, Ryan and Ronica. He highly enjoys mentoring and teaching others in the craft of Project Management. He is currently employed for a leading energy company, as a Senior Project Manager, executing complex brownfield projects in offshore Gulf of Mexico.

    Topic Description:  Lean Thinking and Analytical Concept in Project Management

    Lean thinking and analytical driven approach in project management can add huge value in safety, quality, cost, and, timing of every project regardless of scope, size and complexity. These concepts can be used almost everywhere, for instance baseball teams (much like projects) used to be run on gut feeling rather than data. By applying analytical measures, Astros were able to win the world series. To measure and improve the effectiveness of lean thinking, analytical tools are great benefits to project teams.

    This Session Qualifies for:
    Technical    

     

    Meeting Agenda:
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm     Pre-dinner Speaker Presentation

    6:30 pm to 7:00 pm     Networking, Dinner Opens, Chapter Announcements
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm     Dinner Speaker Presentation


    Professional Development Units (PDU) for PMI certified professionals:

    The introduction of the updated CCR system, has resulted in a much simpler procedure for claiming PDUs.             As before, there are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. Each PMI Houston meeting with a 1-hour presentation, on a PM Talent Triangle topic, equals 1 PDU. (The category for each presentation will be indicated on the web-site)  This includes dinner meetings, pre-dinner meetings and meetings at any of PMI Houston's satellite venues.  If you attended both pre-dinner and dinner presentations, please submit 2 PDU claims following the process below for each presentation event.

    Procedure for getting PDU credit for PMI® Houston’s meetings towards the recertification of your PMI credential (PMP, PgMP, etc.):

    1. Go to www.pmi.org and log in using your pmi.org Username and Password.
    2. Select myPMI and click on “Report PDUs”
    3. Click on “Organization Meetings” and fill in the form.
    4. Organization Host " PMI Houston "
    5. Title  “Chapter Meeting”
    6. Meeting Number (Optional)  C012 (zero)
    7. Date Started Use Calendar to complete
    8. Date Completed Use Calendar to complete
    9. PDUs claimed - Enter 1, under the relevant category of the Talent Triangle. (Each 1 hr. presentation equals 1 PDU)
    10. Review the data entered, if correct click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
    11. Click Submit

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