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The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

May 20, 2010    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

“Avoiding the OS Phase® - Quality’s Contribution to Avoiding Failure on Projects”

Presented by

Robert Baim

Thursday, May 20, 2010

At the

The Golden Bull Restaurant
Gaithersburg, MD

Registration & Networking:  6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
General Announcements:  8:00 p.m.
Program:  8:15 p.m.
Adjourn: 9:15 p.m.

The cost is $15.00 for members and students or $25.00 for non-members.

Please register here or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or Arrangements@asq509.org.  Please note:  Meal preferences cannot be guaranteed if one is not registered by Tuesday, April 13, 6:00pm. You may attend the presentation without attending the dinner.

Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all “No shows” at The Golden Bull Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair Mrs. Michele Withnell at Arrangements@asq.org to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!


Program Summary:

Robert Baim is author of the popular project management book entitled, Avoiding the OS Phase®.  In his presentation Bob will discuss the importance of choosing quality management processes and tools with attributes that are simple, credible and most importantly predictive.  He will describe how these Avoidance Attributes can become a foundation for everything we do as quality management professionals. The OS Phase is quickly becoming a standard phrase to describe failures experienced on projects and even those recently experienced on Wall Street and the global financial markets.  The OS Phase is the point in time where everything appears to be going well but then hits the wall.  The OS Phase is that point in a project where the true project status is revealed and the project team is forced to admit that they are in trouble. 


Speaker Biography:   

Bob is an internationally recognized executive consultant, trainer, and author. He divides his time between teaching advanced principles of project management and helping major corporations to actually implement efficient project management processes. He has consulted to numerous Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries including process plant design and construction, software and network development, telecommunications, robotics, automotive, and financial management. Previously Bob held executive positions in information systems and computer operations, total quality management, power plant maintenance, contract management, project control, and business management. Bob served also as adjunct professor with Idaho State University in the field of organizational behavior. Bob is a Civil Engineer, MBA, holds a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and maintains distinction as a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) from the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi).Bob’s global travels include fourteen different countries in the past five years, during which time he spent over 100 days working in India. During his travels he demonstrates the importance of project management and promotes his recent book, Avoiding the OS Phase®.

From Rt. 495. Go N. Rt. I-270 (in Maryland). Take Exit 11 off of I-270 East onto Route 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue). Make the first right at the intersection of Route#355 (Frederick Avenue). Go South on Frederick Avenue 0.5 miles. Make right turn onto Dalamar Street to #7 Dalamar Street.
From the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Frederick Avenue (Rt. 355) (in Maryland). Go North on Frederick Avenue about seven miles. Crossover overpass. Continue North to Dalamar Street, and then turn left onto #7 Dalamar Street. Ample parking is available at restaurant.