Home  >  ASQ Washington, DC &...  >  Events  >  Events & Networking  >  Event Archives  >  May 2011 Section 509...     Printable Version Tell a friend

May 2011 Section 509 General Meeting  

Sir Walter Releigh Inn Restaurant
6323 Greenbelt Road
College Park, Maryland  20886
(301) 474-3420

click here

May 19, 2011    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Washington, DC and Maryland Metro

Section 509


Geoffrey Withnell


 Presentation on


"Agile Six Sigma Project Management"


Thursday, May 19, 2010


 Sir Walter Raleigh Restaurant
6323 Greenbelt Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740


Registration & Networking: 6:00 p.m

General Announcements: 8:00 p.m     

Program: 8:15 p.m

Dinner: 7:00 p.m 

Adjourn: 9:15 p.m

 The cost is $25.00 for members and students or $35.00 for non-members.

Please register through our website at General Meeting Registration - May 2011 or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or . 


Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all �No shows� at The Sir Walter Raleigh Inn Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair Mrs. Michele Withnell at to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!


Program Summary:

Agile is a very iterative adaptive methodology.  Classic Six Sigma is though DMAIC, very process oriented, using specific steps through to the defined goal. Can these two methods, which seem to be contradictory, be used together?  Learn how to combine the adaptive power of Agile, with the discipline of Six Sigma.


Speaker Biography:  

Geoff Withnell is currently as a Quality System Subject Matter Expert for Dynamics Research Corporation, working in a Department of Defense assignment.  He started in the Quality profession forty years ago in March 1969 as a document control and configuration management clerk in USMC aviation.  Along the way, he has been an inspector, quality auditor, quality supervisor, quality engineer, quality manager, master black belt, consultant, and at one company, held the position of �our quality guy�.  Mr. Withnell has worked in the defense, aerospace, biomedical, manufacturing and service industries, and has served on the boards of five ASQ sections.  He is the moderator for the ASQ Quality Management and Government Divisions discussion boards, serves on the Society�s liaison committee to the Project management Institute, and is Publicity Chair for Section 509.  He is a Senior Member of ASQ and holds certifications from ASQ as Quality Engineer; Quality Auditor; Six Sigma Black Belt; Manager, Quality/Organizational Excellence, Software Quality Engineer, and Pharmaceutical GMP Practitioner.  He is also certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. He has delivered papers to the American Association of Blood Banks, and the Israel Quality Society on Quality Management, and numerous Section and SIG meetings





Take I-495 Exit 23 to MD 201/Kenilworth Ave South towards Bladensburg/Greenbelt

Take the Exit toward MD 193/Greenbelt Rd

Make a sharp left at Edmonston Rd

Turn right at Greenbelt Rd

Make a u-turn at 63rd Avenue

Restaurant is on the right.