Chapter Meeting - Adaptive Project Management

Date: 
13 Jan 2015 - 6:00pm
Place: 
The Royal Palace
Agenda: 

6:00 | Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:45 | Announcements, Introduction of Program
7:00 | Guest Speaker or Internal Program (1 PDU)
8:00 | Participants network and/or participate in SIGs
8:15 | PMO SIG, Quality SIG programs (1 PDU)

Topic: 
Adaptive Project Management

Today's knowledge work based projects are fundamentally more subject to variability and unpredictability than those from traditional manufacturing and product engineering environments. This has significant implications for the approaches used by the Project Management and Lean Six Sigma disciplines. Our common purposes are to achieve the transformation of multiple inputs into solutions that meet our client's needs.
In this presentation, John Muka shares applicable and provocative insights from his development of "Adaptive Lean Six Sigma". John will also offer insights from Menlo innovations in Ann Arbor, the company described in the book "Joy, inc.” by Rich Sheridan. John will share his insights garnered from what is described as "some of the most innovative and effective applications of an adaptive approach to project management in the United States."

Speaker: 
John Muka, Ph.D

John Muka founded AptoLean Adaptive Work Design with the intent to make Six Sigma more understandable and more doable as a practice. His approach focuses on changing the "facts on the ground" to eliminate delays, reduce waste and prevent defects with both immediate and long term impact to key financial and process performance measures. As a Certified Master Black Belt, John has
trained over 1,500 Green Belts and Black Belts in his career. John has an engaging style based on working shoulder to shoulder with Process owners and their staff that ignites a passion for improvement and success. Dr. Muka provides services to a broad range of clients in heaithcare, engineering, service businesses and government agencies.

Fees: 

$20 for Westchester Chapter Members
$30 for Non-Westchester Chapter Members.

Location (Address): 

The Royal Palace,
77 Knollwood Rd
Greenburgh, NY
(in Greenburgh Shopping Plaza, next to Cinema 100)

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