September 13, 2012
5:30 to 8:30
2001 Point West Way
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Presentation 1: Philip Patrick, Leadership from the Bottom
As a leader of project teams for over 20 years I have watched colleagues in a diversity of organizations – large and small – generate countless promising ideas that eventually fade into oblivion. Several of these organizations are either no longer in existence or have lost their position among market leaders. Unlike two and three decades ago, organizations in the 21st century employ more and more knowledge workers in increasingly complex tasks, and in many instances, with the best perspective on how to improve the operation of the organization.
Rather than approaching organizational change from an executive management perspective, this presentation discusses how fiercely competitive forces require leadership from the bottom of the organization chart; that is, strategies and action plans created by the multitude of individual contributors, project managers, and other non-executives. At a healthcare IT organization, executive management approved a fully-staffed, multi-year project that saved the organization tens of millions of dollars. As my proposal progressed through various stages of management, transferable concepts came to light along the way, including common pitfalls, deliverables, artifacts, and lessons learned.
- Provides a frontline perspective on how individual contributors, project managers, and other non-executives lead change in a fast-paced, fiercely competitive, 21-century organization
- Real-life experiences on common pitfalls, deliverables, and artifacts enabling a PM to take action and advance a change project proposal through management approvals to management delight
- Describes how best to advance projects to aid executive management in achieving organizational goals
Presentation 2: Gopal Kapur, Bag Of Life project
A key tenet of PMISVC is to help its members provide community service through the contribution of time, talent, and funds and to build relationships with non-profit and charitable organizations. The BagOfLife™, which provides four highly nutritious, tasty, and easy to prepare meals free of cost to local low income families, is a befitting program for community service. Mr. Kapur will describe the process to create a successful community service project.
Menu: Dinner Served: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
BBQ Dinner Buffet
Tossed Greens with Assorted Dressings
Coleslaw with Golden Raisins
BBQ St. Louis Style Ribs
Western-Style Baked Beans with Apple Wood Smoked Bacon
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Cornbread and Buttermilk Biscuits served with Honey Butter
Dessert Only - Chef's Choice
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea
Phil Patrick - Consultant Specialist, Architecture, Information Mgmt & Innovation Kaiser Permanente Information Technology
Phil Patrick has over 20 years experience in project/program management, business intelligence infrastructure, carrier and enterprise network strategy, and business planning. Phil currently leads a business intelligence infrastructure team at Kaiser Permanente. He started his career as Member Technical Staff at Telcordia and has held positions in Engineering, Services, and Business Development at Motorola, Globalstar and SS8 Networks. Phil managed a consulting business where some of his major projects included expanding a legacy network to a nationwide VoIP network for a CLEC, recovering lost billing revenue for AT&T, and planning and strategy for peer-to-peer VoIP-PBX startup.
Phil has presented around the world on various subjects related to program management, mobile communications, VoIP, and satellite communications. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and a BS in Computer Engineering from Howard University. Phil is also PMP and ITILv3 Foundation certified.
Phil can reached through his blog at www.leadfromthebottom.blogspot.com
Gopal K. Kapur, founder and president of the Center for Project Management www.center4pm.com, consults, writes and educates in both the public and private sector as a noted authority on business and project management. Mr. Kapur has been developing innovative strategies for providing management solutions to organizations of all sizes and disciplines, which not only help meet the challenges of today’s business landscape, but address the changes imperative to organizational longevity.
Through consultation at every level of an organization, Mr. Kapur empowers individuals to achieve optimum performance. Mr. Kapur’s unique rapport with all echelons of corporate players, from the CEO to the end user, has armed him with the insight necessary to provide practical solutions to a wide variety of management problems. Many Fortune 500 companies have adopted Kapur’s highly successful Project Process Architecture which provides a practical strategy for managing portfolios, programs, and projects to success.
He has lectured at Harvard University, Commonwealth Club, the National Press Club, University of California (Berkeley, Riverside, and Davis), and The Brookings Institution. His keynote addresses and speeches have won him prestigious awards, both in the United States and abroad. He was honored as “Best Speaker” at Harvard Kennedy School, PMI conferences (San Diego, Vancouver, and Toronto), and Technology Leadership Conferences.
His highly acclaimed third book, “Project Management for Information, Technology, Business, and Certification,” was published by Prentice Hall. He also authored two computer-programming textbooks (IBM 360 Assembler Language Programming, John Wiley & Sons, Programming in Standard COBOL, SRA, Inc.). Mr. Kapur’s articles have appeared in publications worldwide. His white papers and research are utilized by Gartner Group, Forrester Group, CIO magazine, CIO Insight, and Computerworld. He has recorded several segments of Gartner Group’s Talking Technology including the highly popular Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management, and the CXO radio. Mr. Kapur authored the monthly column, ProjectExpert, for CIO Decisions.
Mr. Kapur graduated summa cum laude (Gold Medal) with a diploma in Civil Engineering from Thapar University, Patiala, India. He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for his contributions to education by the President of India. Mr. Kapur is a member of the Harvard Policy Group, Project Management Institute, Rotary Club, and served as a trustee for the Charles Babbage Foundation.
Ten years ago he and his wife Darlene created Light1Candle, a program that supports the operation of a girls’ orphanage and education scholarships for bright deserving children in Patiala, Punjab, India. His hobby is cooking, which he uses to raise funds for various charities. His food columns appear in three California newspapers. He and his wife are the creators of an innovative green living program www.familygreensurvival.com. He can be reached at