June 2017 Dinner Meeting: Product Focused Project Management

June 15, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Dr
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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Speaker Biography
Curt Raschke has been a product development thought leader, innovative project manager and business process change agent for several global high technology companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He also teaches an Executive MBA course on “Effective New Product Introduction” at the UT Dallas Center for Intelligent Supply Networks on how to use innovative supply chain product introductions as the basis for sustainable competitive advantage. Curt founded the UT Dallas Applied Project Management Forum in 2004 and has been a member of the UT Dallas Project Management Symposium planning team for all eleven years of its existence. He has a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics with PMP and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.

Keynote Synopsis
With all the emphasis on Project Management processes and process improvement, it can be easy to forget that the purpose of any project is to “… create a unique product or service.” As a result, Project Management discussions too frequently revolve more around which process is best, how to optimize the process steps, how to be more agile, how to scale the process to the enterprise, etc. rather than how to best create the optimum product and service to meet the customer and end user needs.

While process implementation and process improvement are important, they should be treated as the means to the end and not the end itself. This presentation will discuss several well-known Project Management “Sacred Cows” and show in each case how focusing on product business attributes, particularly the degree of required innovation, can help streamline project planning, optimize project benefit realization and strengthen project portfolio management. Examples will be given of how the product focused project management concepts were used to facilitate the successful deployment of enterprise PMO structures across 12 global business units within a $14B electronic company with very different markets, customers and business models.

Schedule

5:30-6:45 Registration 
5:30-6:30 
     - Fireside Room: Blue Dot/Green Dot (Job Seekers/Job Offerers networking) 
     - Open Area:  Standup Networking, Library, Book Review program, Sponsors and other tables 
6:00-6:30 Free Leadership Forums or New Member Orientation
6:30-7:00 Table Networking and Dinner
7:00-7:30 Welcome and Announcements
7:30-8:30 Presentation* 

* As a courtesy to our speakers and guests, admission to the meeting is prohibited after 7 pm sharp. Refunds will not be provided.

Professional Portraits
Frank Zaber of Franklin Photography will be offering Professional Portraits at a significantly reduced rate to help you keep your business profile fresh. 5-6:00 pm. Please register here to sign up and reserve your portrait sitting.

Vegetarian Meals
If you would like a vegetarian meal, please place your order by Thursday the week before the dinner meeting.  Vegetarian meals may not be an available option the day of the event or if you register at the door.

Cancellations and Refund Policy:  
Full refunds will be granted if request is submitted before the defined early bird deadline identified for the event. Partial refunds of 50% of the course registration fee will be refunded if the cancellation request is received after the early bird deadline but prior to the day of delivery for the event. Please refer to the Refund and Cancellation Policy for additional information.

PDU
PMI Dallas Chapter Dinner meetings are 1.5-PDU events per PMI CCR guidelines. For instructions on how to claim your PDUs for this event, please go to Reporting PDUs for 1-2 PDU meetings or events.

Photo Release
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I understand the PMI Dallas Chapter or its representatives may take photographs of attendees at the above identified event. I agree that the PMI Dallas Chapter may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. (Note: "If I do not wish to be photographed, I understand it is my responsibility to notify the photographer on site at the event.")

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Questions
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Tickets

$45.00 Non-Members and Guests
$35.00 Earlybird rate before June 12

$45.00 PMI Dallas Chapter Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before June 12

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