Established September, 1992
Next Meeting Topic
Learn how to apply the latest business thinking about "three sigma" quality and "six sigma" manufacturing to your projects by using the breakthrough concept of Five Sigma project management. Building on the PMBOK Guide and the "critical chain," Five Sigma project management creates a new approach that weaves together the latest thinking about "common cause" and "special cause" variations in systems that are projects. Five Sigma project planning blends sophisticated estimating into a robust schedule and budget, then adds the best in product quality and risk management. This is the approach for the 21st century manager of a technical project.
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About the Speaker
John M. Nevison is a founding principal of Oak Associates, Inc.
He is the author of six books and numerous articles on computing and project management. His "classic," Executive Computing, was published by Addison-Wesley in 1980. John Wiley published his latest work, "Multiple Project Management: Responding to the Challenge," in Project Management for Business Professionals in 2001. His works have been translated into Swedish, Italian, French, and Japanese. He is the primary author of Oak's new program, "Five Sigma Project Management."
During the course of his business career he has built and sold a business, managed projects, managed project managers, and served as both an internal and an external management consultant to Fortune 100 companies. He has been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, and his comments have appeared in U.S. News and World Report, Time, and Science. He is a past president of the Mass Bay Chapter of the Project Management Institute, a past chair of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mr. Nevison is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College.
He can be reached at www.oakinc.com,