PMI California Central Valley Chapter

April '22 Remote Chapter Meeting: HOW TO USE THE LANGUAGE OF METRICS

April '22 Remote Chapter Meeting: HOW TO USE THE LANGUAGE OF METRICS

Why are performance metrics critical for PMs? Metrics create transparency, accountability, and efficiency because they relay information in a way that everyone can understand. In the information age, we’re surrounded by data—it has never been more important to differentiate between valuable info and noise. The problem is that most people don’t understand how to use information effectively. Information overload causes overthinking, too many decisions, and creates confusion within an organization. After researching project management in over 2,000+ test-projects, Dr. Dean has found the secret to increasing productivity of departments tenfold.
In this session the Dr. Dean will share the latest, groundbreaking research in project management. Attendees will learn to speak the language of metrics to simplify project information so all stakeholders can understand the value procurement and project management.


Learning Objectives:
▪ Learn how to use performance metrics to ensure buy-in at all levels of an organization.
▪ Learn how to increase productivity by 10X
▪ Learn how to efficiently display information
▪ Learn how to mitigate risk and change orders on projects
▪ Learn how to create transparency on projects

Speaker Biography

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow
Director, Adjunct Professor, Professional Engineer
Adjunct Professor at SKEMA Business School
Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG)
CIB W117 Performance Measurement in Construction

World renowned researcher in best value. Dr. Dean has developed a “hands off” approach to
managing contractors or vendors in any industry. His concept is contrary to the traditional project
management model. It reduces the transactions of every participant and forces a "win-win"
relationship. His program educates and assists partners in becoming a more efficient organization
through measurement, accountability and transparency. He is the creator of the Best Value Approach
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Dr. Kashiwagi has presented at 130+ national and international, and 100+ conference meetings. He
has been in the industry for 25+ years researching and developing a project management technology
that has been tested 2000+ times totaling $6.6 Billion ($4.4 Billion in construction projects and $2.2B
in non-construction projects) with a 98% success rate since 1994 in 7 different countries and 32
states. It is the most licensed technology at Arizona State University with 60 licenses. Dr. Kashiwagi
has published 270+ publications and journal papers on his research. His many achievements include
2012 Dutch Sourcing Award for best overall procurement effort and operational excellence, 2011
Silver Award from NASPO, and 2009 Excellence Educator Award for his numerous accomplishments in
education and research (established Best Value programs at six universities around the world). He is
a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award due to the establishment of a state-of-the-art procurement
process and project management research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa.
Dean’s groundbreaking research in project management has been integrated in graduate programs
around the world. He continues to educate and prepare the next generation of professionals at the
project management graduate program at the SKEMA Business School in Lille, France. He is
responsible for changing the way the Netherlands government purchases and manages services in
their country (first tests were on 1.5B Euros infrastructure project). Dr. Dean was a previous Project
Engineer for the US Air Force during his 14 years of military service. He is married to his beautiful
wife, Judy Kashiwagi, and is the father of 8 children.

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS (See the speaker in action):
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Event Properties

Event Date 04-20-2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-20-2022 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-01-2022
Capacity 200
Cut off date 04-20-2022 7:00 pm
Individual Price USD10.00
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
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