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April 2017 Monthly Meeting

April 10, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098
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Registration: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pM
Networking Forum Presentation: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinner Served: 6:30 pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Monthly Meeting Topic:  Change Hurts 

Most projects we manage and lead today require a large degree of change for the project team and the people impacted by the project.  Learn why this change can be very diffcult for all the indviduals involved and how you can successfully lead projects and teams through the change process.

Speaker:  Bill Artzberger, PMP, LSSBB

Bill is a partner at the Lean Learning Center.  He specializes in Lean Manufacturing, Innovation, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.

He has over twenty-five years’ experience in real-world senior management, including CIO, VP, President and CEO. He has worked with thousands of individuals from the boardroom to the shop floor, in virtually all sectors of industry.   Bill holds two patents and brings extensive project management, lean manufacturing, and information technology experience to The Lean Learning Center.  He has been published dozens of times and is a co-author of the top selling Lean book “Driving Operational Excellence” and author of “Powering the Lean Enterprise”.

He has successfully implemented lean improvement projects in dozens of companies throughout the world. Bill is an expert in the usage of lean techniques such as value stream mapping, error proofing, quick changeover, kiazens, kanban systems, 5 S, and visual pull systems. He has taught hundreds of lean process classes and is an expert at driving large scale operational change programs.

Bill earned his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a major in management and a minor in marketing. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BA) from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan with a major in Information Systems and a minor in finance. He also holds an Associate of Applied Science degree (AS) from Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan with a major in systems analysis. Bill is ITIL Certified, a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Monthly Forum Topic: Managing Complexity:  Applying a Systems Approach for Improved Project Performance

Advancements in business, technology, and engineering create an ongoing challenge for Project and Program Managers. The complexity and difficulty of our work increases as the complexity and interdepenence of the systems we produce and use increases. In 2011 the PMI-INCOSE-MIT Alliance was formed to explore how the practices of project/program management and systems engineering could be integrated and alligned toward achieving better project outcomes.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization, founded in 1990, to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems.

The Systems Engineering (SE) perspective is based on systems thinking. Systems thinking is a unique perspective on reality—a perspective that sharpens our awareness of wholes and how the parts within those wholes interrelate. This presentation develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. 

This presentation provides an overview of systems engineering, INCOSE, and the PMI-INCOSE-MIT Alliance. Attendees will learn about applying a systems approach to project/program management, and how this can result in better project performance.

Speaker: Jack Stein

Jack Stein is a Systems Engineer, INCOSE Assistant Director, Americas Sector (Great Lakes Region), Co-Chair of the INCOSE Risk Management WG, and member of the INCOSE-PMI Alliance Team. He is also a Past-President of the INCOSE Michigan Chapter. Mr. Stein has over 30 years of engineering program experience in the Automotive and Medical Device industries, and has served as a U.S. technical expert developing numerous international (ISO, SAE, ZVEI) standards. He has been an INCOSE member since 2000, and active as an INCOSE volunteer at the local, regional, and international levels since 2006.

Attendees will receive 2.0 PDUs for this event.

Note: There will be a "speaker only" option for those only listening to the speaker (dinner not included). These attendees will receive 1.0 PDU and should arrive by 7:15 pm for announcements. 

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$40.00 PMI-GLC Member - Full Meeting
$35.00 Earlybird rate before April 5

$45.00 Non-Member - Full Dinner Meeting
$40.00 Earlybird rate before April 5

$20.00 PMI-GLC Member - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)

$25.00 Non-Member - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)

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Managing Change with Lean