April 20th Professional Development Dinner Meeting

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Post-Dinner Keynote Speaker:  Fabrice Bouchereau (Main Room I/J/K)

Presentation:  LEANing on Project Managers and Agile

Presentation Slides click here: Leaning On Agile

How to apply Project Management and Agile tools and techniques to Lean and Quality project across industries.

Introduction

The job market has historically favored individuals who focused on single fields for entire careers.  In the last few years, there has been ever increasing pressure on businesses to improve their bottom lines with fewer employees.  This has resulted in the rise of cross-trained multi-purpose employees who perform a variety of functions and tasks once reserved for career specialist.

As companies are streamlined, traditional silos are torn down.  Quality leaders are now frequently asked to execute projects in a broad range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, textiles, transportation, oil & gas and banking.

In this new competitive space, customers expect short term engagements and immediate results.  As Quality leaders, we must discover how to repurpose Agile project management tools and transform ourselves into Innovative Facilitators and Change Agents who thrive in the modern workplace. 

Session Goal:

The goal of this session is to highlight how AGILE and Waterfall Project Management concepts can be:

  • leveraged to lead Continuous Improvement and Innovation Initiatives
  • adapted and applied to lean, quality and Innovation projects across a variety of industries

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Pre-Dinner Tutorial 1 Speaker:  Arron Angle

Presentation:  Is Your BBQ© Working

Presentation Slides

 

Overview

  • Identify the constituents of a Behavior Based Quality (BBQ) culture.
  • Identify why they are important to achieve sustainable results of financial improvement that impact a company’s bottom line.
  • Show how to achieve a culture of BBQ even when the upper tier of management may not be fully engaged in a cultural referendum.

First, I’m not talking about what you cook on. I’m talking about Behavior Based Quality (BBQ). Part of the challenge of Behavior Based Quality is that this is so far from the way people think in a work environment that they often just don’t get it. Let’s take a different approach and consider the issue from a different perspective. What about Quality of life? We think of the Quality of our food, drinking water, air, service, entertainment and just about every aspect of our life that directly affects us. Most of us take actions to improve poor Quality in our non-work environment. Why not at work? Perhaps you don’t feel empowered to make changes. Perhaps you tried but didn’t get the results or support you were hoping for. That’s a sign that the BBQ is not working. A culture of behavior based Quality is led from the top and cascaded down into the organization so that every employee understands the cultural imperative and participates equally. 

 

Pre-Dinner Tutorial 2 Speaker:  TBD (Room E/F)

Presentation:  TBD

 

Schedule:

5:00 - 7:00pm Registration

5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner Tutorial Presentation(s)

6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner

7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements

7:15 - 8:30pm Post-Dinner Main Presentation

 

DINNER MENU:  

Entree 1:  Mesquite-Grilled Beef Tenderloin Kabob

Entree 2:  Charcoal-Grilled Vegetable Kabob (vegetarian)

Entree 3:  Charcoal-Grilled Mediteranean Chicken Kabob

ALL ENTREES COME WITH: Green Beans Amandine, Tossed green salad, Brownies,

Coffee (Decaf), Water, Sweet Tea, and Unsweet Tea

 

As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner meetings are open to the public and are no charge.  There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend, or to purchase a meal.  Online pre-registration closes on Tuesdays at 11:45pm before the event.  If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 (only $5 more).

Speaker Keynote Speaker: : Fabrice Bouchereau
Fabrice is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Fabrice founded and manages ProcessZen Consulting.  His mission is to help you facilitate, improve and transform organization to get the most out you existing ...

Fabrice is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami.


Fabrice founded and manages ProcessZen Consulting.  His mission is to help you facilitate, improve and transform organization to get the most out you existing systems, processes & resources to achieve optimal levels of satisfaction for stakeholders, employees and customers. 


In 18 years of domestic and international Industrial engineering and continuous improvement experience, Fabrice has contributed to the transformation of organizations in a broad range of industries including: medical devices, bio-science, textiles, consumer goods, transportation, healthcare and oil & gas. 


Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, he has trained lean, quality & project management professionals in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America.


His publication “Kaizen Kanban” presents a visual facilitation approach that leverages fundamental quality and lean tools to compile prioritized project pipelines for organizations.


He frequently presents at conferences where he emphasizes the importance of adapting fundamental tools, improvement approaches and mindsets to meet today’s innovation, quality and project management challenges.


Fabrice holds the following certifications:



  • PMI Certified PMP and Agile Practitioner

  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

  • ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

Full Description
Speaker Tutorial 1 Speaker: Arron Angle
Mr. Angle has a rich background in industries ranging from high-tech commercial and consumer electronics, network communications, to light and heavy manufacturing in the energy sector. He is a proven leader skilled in Quality, Lean Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, Project Management, New Product Introductions and financial control in rapid growth and ...

Mr. Angle has a rich background in industries ranging from high-tech commercial and consumer electronics, network communications, to light and heavy manufacturing in the energy sector.


He is a proven leader skilled in Quality, Lean Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, Project Management, New Product Introductions and financial control in rapid growth and mature businesses.


His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technologies with a Master’s degree in Systems Management. The combination provides a unique perspective of the integration of supporting system processes that bring about profitable results.


This background has allowed him to develop his critical thinking skills to understand an organization’s strengths and weaknesses; identify external threats and opportunities; define and adopt strategies to changing conditions while developing initiatives to achieve sustainable organizational goals and objectives.


Mr. Angle coaches and mentors cross-functional teams to achieve exceptional rather than expected results by bringing dynamic solutions to management that provide positive impact to a company’s bottom line through engaging and coaching company teams to look beyond the quick, often not sustainable, tactical fix to prevention based strategic initiatives to achieve long term sustainable results.


For more information contact:


Arron S. Angle


aangle1@comcast.net


936-520-6291


 

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Organizer Donna O'Kelley

When?

Thu, April 20, 2017
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007