Meeting/Event Information

    Energy Corridor: Quality - Why is it so Critical for the Energy Industry?

    September 27, 2017
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Microsoft Technology Center
    750 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 1000 - 10th Floor
    Houston, TX 77024

    PMI Energy Corridor Meeting

    Pre-Meeting: Project Managers as Change Leaders
    Pre-Meeting Presented by: 

    JD Jacob

    JD Jacob is an accomplished organizational change management consultant with experience in technology services and energy. He started his career in change management at Prosci, and now brings his passion for change to the work of program and project management.

    JD holds a BA in English from Colorado State University. He is a certified Prosci practitioner, CAPM® and SAFe. When not advising companies on their change journey, JD can often be found enjoying the outdoors or singing with his barbershop quartet.

    Topic Description:
    We’ve all been on projects that contain a high component of change management. Projects that deliver some kind of technology solution, a reorganization or implementation of a new business strategy create huge people impacts that project managers need to face head on. Sometimes PMs will have an Organizational Change Management specialist on the team, while at other times a PM will need to lead the charge balancing time between delivering the project and managing the change impacts to the host organization.
    This Session Qualifies for: 
    Dinner Meeting: “Quality – Why is it so Critical for the Energy Industry?”
    Mark Hood

    Mark is a former Supply Chain Director, Apache Corporation. At Apache, Mark was responsible for leading the Supply Chain activities of one of the largest US Independent Upstream Oil & Gas companies. Prior to joining Apache, he held Senior Supply Chain positions at Marathon Oil, PwC, IBM Consulting, Mobil Corporation, Aminoil, W-K-M Industries and Petroleum Helicopters.

    Mark is currently running his own consulting firm, MGH Consulting, specializing in Supply Chain issues, markets and leading practices. Mark has over 39 years of industry and consulting experience working with upstream and downstream Oil & Gas operators and service companies. Case examples of work he has led have been used at the Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College and in Timothy M. Laseter’s book “Balanced Sourcing” (Josey-Bass Publishers).

    Topic Description:

    This session is actually a sequel and follow-up to the great Panel discussion we had last May.  In this session, Mark Hood will discuss three topics:

    -          Personnel training: how to maintain human capital in this economic environment

    -          Project quality vs. corporate quality: how to combine them, how are they conflicting

    -          Quality defining a company: how much clients care about your company’s QA, or are they just looking at a good final product at the least possible price?

    Be sure and bring your questions for Mark as well as for your fellow Energy Industry colleagues.

    This Session Qualifies for: 

    Parking is available in the garage attached to the building for a discounted fee or there is a garage across the street that is free.  

    Meeting Agenda:
    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm     Check in and Registration
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm     Pre-Meeting Speaker Presentation

    5:30 pm to 6:00 pm     Interval - Snacks and soft drinks will be provided
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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.

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    5. Title  “Chapter Meeting”
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    $10.00 Member - Dinner Meeting

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