PMI Downtown Meeting - Synchronizing PMBOK with Stage-Gate Processes

    February 15, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Experis
    1001 Fannin Street Suite 4550
    Houston, TX 77002
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    PMI Downtown Meeting Venue:  February

    Chris DelGardo, PMP
    Knowledge Formation

    Chris DelGardo, PMP is the president of Knowledge Formation in Houston, TX. Chris has over 26 years in management, including 18 years in project management and business process development.

    Chris started in small projects – managing a few internal software projects within Dell Computer. 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.

    For 12 years, Chris consulted for major capital projects in the energy sector 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, etc.

    Chris has conducted project management training and PMI courses since 2007, he has spoken at several industry conferences, and volunteers his time at PMI Houston as a presenter & as the Director of Programs West.

    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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    Agenda:
    5:00 - 5:30 pm Networking
    5:30 - 6:30 pm Program


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