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Apr 27    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lightening Talks from the Trenches

 Presented by

Ms. Janet Cook, PMP

Ms. Kristine Hejna, McKENNA PRINCIPALS


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

6:00 - 6:30 PM – Networking and Pizza

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Program

7:30 – 7:45 PM – LSS SIG Announcements

There is no cost to attend this event

Lightening Talks from the Trenches is modeled after the TED talk, a short, powerful talk under 18 minutes, used to spread ideas, insights, and life lessons learned on just about any topic related to lean and six sigma in the professional arena.

Ms. Janet Geduldig Cook holds a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, M.A. degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University, and a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Maryland. She's worked in the public and private sectors as a case manager, store manager and project manager. At a University of Maryland language research center, she conducted meta-analyses of creativity research and developed content of a divergent thinking test used by the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. She loves sharing ways to increase workplace creativity and work satisfaction.


She will be speaking on The Creative Edge--Unleashing and Applying Your Innate Creativity.

Ms. Kristine Hejna majored in math and still likes math and likes to study. She also has an MBA and a batch of professional certifications, including ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt. She has been working more as a Master Black Belt recently and wants to offer some ideas to help out with the measure and math part of process improvement.

She will be speaking on Measuring when something is hard to Quantify.

Dr. Danny Moore is an information systems engineer with the MITRE Corporation’s Center of Connected Government. His dissertation was on the topic of whether a big data strategy makes a difference in the adoption of this technology in the federal agencies.

He has been with the MITRE Corporation for six years having done trusted advisor work for DOD, IRS, VA, CMS/HHS (including Medicare and FDA). He is working on a fifth degree in healthcare and his wife hopes that it will be his last.

He also has a number of professional certifications in project management and process improvement that include lean and six sigma (that includes Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt).  His career spans over 30+ years with Rockwell Collins, United Airlines, Thermo Fisher, Agilent Technologies, Compaq Computer, and Baker Hughes and has traveled throughout Europe, China, Singapore and Japan.      

He will be speaking on his recent Healthcare Trip to Nicaragua 2016.

April Flyer here.

                                                 Locations and Registration

The presenters will be at the TEQCorner location with the presentation teleconferenced remotely.


1616 Anderson Road McLean, Virginia 22102

Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)

(See map for directions to TEQCORNER, www.teqcorner.com)



 Teleconferencing Instructions


Join Our Meeting via WEBEX

Join by Phone:

 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code: 808 843 390

Join online meeting



Registration: Webpage: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/38891

 Please register by noon on Tuesday, April 26 to better facilitate the creation of up to date meeting documentation and the refreshments ordering process.


For registration problems or further information contact James Patsis at [email protected] or Danny Moore / Kristine Hejna at [email protected]


LSS SIG Chairperson (509): Mr. James Patsis

 LSS SIG Chairperson (511): Mr. Danny Moore / Ms. Kristine Hejna

 LSS SIG Committee: Rhonda Farrell, Ron Kelley

Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509), ASQ Northern Virginia Section (511), with marketing support by the IEEE Computer Society (DC & NoVA).

 See our web page: https://asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/197/pid/197. We meet every month, with locations varying in 2016, per the event calendar.

 Next month, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016