PMI North: "Leveraging the Power of Conflict"

    August 14, 2018
    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: Visual Portfolio Board (VPB)
    Mahmood Khayatian, PMP 

    Mahmood Khayatian, P Eng., PMP, is a visual leader who is dedicated to the advancement of the project management.  He has a vast experience in the 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 with 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:

    Visual Portfolio Board - VPB (Kanban) helps you harness the power of visual information by using sticky notes on a whiteboard to create a “picture” of your work. Seeing how your workflows within your team’s process allows you not only communicate status, but also give and receive context for the work. VPB takes information that typically would be communicated via words and turns it into brain candy.

    VPB has been known and used in manufacturing for a long time. It can be adopted in Portfolio/Project Management as an agile/lean tool to drive efficiency in our day to day work.
    This Session Qualifies for: 
    Strategic    
         
    Dinner Meeting: Leveraging the Power of Conflict
    Kenneth Smith
    Academy Leadership

    Ken Smith is a distinguished graduate from the United States Military Academy class of 1996, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He left the Army as a Major after 12 years as an Infantry officer, including two combat tours. His assignments included the 82nd Airborne and 25th Infantry Divisions. Ken earned the Bronze Star Medal during his service in Iraq and is a Ranger School graduate. He holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

    Ken lives his passion transforming good managers into inspirational leaders. He merges theoretical knowledge with real-world experiences to deliver a unique leadership development experience. He is especially skilled at developing introverts and technical individuals after spending 8 years leading engineering teams in the oil and gas industry. 

    Academy Leadership, a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, is a veteran-owned leadership development team that works with the heads of organizations who experience frustration with aspects of their leadership team’s performance. This could be communication challenges, low motivation, or lack of accountability or difficulty resolving conflict. We develop leaders who deliver results.

    Topic Description:
    This Session Qualifies for:
    Strategic    

     

    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 website)  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”
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