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Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals  

Snyder's Willow Grove Restaurant
841 North Hammonds Ferry Road
Linthicum, Maryland  21090

Sep 18, 2012    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This event is being hosted by the 
Quality Assurance Association of Maryland (QAAM)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Project Management & Lean Six Sigma
Presenter: Marcus S. Parker Sr., PMP�, CSM�, LSSBB 
Location: Snyder�s Willow Grove Restaurant
841 North Hammonds Ferry Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks: 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.
Presentation: 9:05 a.m. to 12 noon.
Lunch: Noon   to   1:00 p.m.
Q & A: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
About the Program:
This seminar will provide an introduction to Project Management & Lean Six Sigma which is designed for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of project management and continuous process improvement. The lecture will focus on key tools and techniques that are common between Project Management and Continuous Process Improvement methodologies. Attendees will leave with a fundamental understanding of how to Plan and Execute real world projects. The seminar covers a lot of ground with respect to processes involved in identifying key stakeholders, and steps for creating a winning Project Charter. The course will also provide information on how to achieve the world class standards of PMP� and Lean Six Sigma.
About the Seminar:
This seminar is an interactive educational experience designed to cover the seven steps to completing a winning project Charter, along with a project Supplier-Inputs-Process-Outputs-Customers (SIPOC). The students will learn how to identify and characterize project stakeholder that have a vested interest in their projects.
Key Learning Points:
1. Seven Steps to creating a winning Project Charter
2. Creating a Supplier-Input-Process-Output-Customer (SIPOC) for projects
3. How to create a Stakeholder Salience Model
Attendees will receive templates for completing a Project Charter, SIPOC and Stakeholder Salience model for use on their future projects.
Speaker Biography:
Marcus Parker is a project management and business process improvement consultant with 14 years� experience.  His experience has allowed him to hold engineering and senior project management roles for several world class companies which include Xerox, Ciena, and Camber corporations.  He is currently consulting for the Department of Defense where he is implementing project management and process improvement strategies for defense programs worldwide. Marcus is a proud alumnus of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.  In 1998 he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and in 2002 he completed a Master of Science degree with concentrations in Product Development and Technology Management. He has published several articles in Department of Defense publications on Business Process Improvement using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies. Marcus serves as Vice President of Professional Development for the Project Management Institute, Silver Spring Maryland Chapter.  He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Quality, Baltimore Maryland Chapter. Since 2009 he has also trained over 100 certified Project Management Professionals (PMP�) in the Washington, D.C. metro area.  For the past 10 years he has been happily married to Meta Parker, they reside in Severn, MD and in January 2012 they welcomed their son Marcus Seldon Parker Jr. �MJ� to their family.
Directions: Snyder�s Willow Grove Restaurant
From outer loop of beltway (I-695) heading east:  Take I-695 east to exit 8 (Hammonds Ferry/Nursery Roads).  Snyder�s Restaurant is visible as you exit.  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp.  Take the first right into Snyder�s parking lot.
From inner loop of beltway (I-695) heading west:  Take I �695 west to exit 8 (Nursery Road).  Stay to the right and turn right at the traffic light for Nursery Road.  At second traffic light, turn right onto Hammonds Ferry Road. 
If you would like to attend the September 18, 2012 QAAM meeting, please go to www.qaam.org.   Once on the QAAM website:
  • Click on QAAM meetings
  • Click on meeting registration 
  • Complete the meeting registration form
  • Click send.
If you have questions about the QAAM meeting or would like to register after September 14th, call Susan Burgess at 571-232-0683 or Ann Clarke at 410-750-1926.  Fee for the attendance is $35.00 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.  QAAM does not accept credit cards.  There is no fee if your company has a Corporate Membership and has slots available.  If your company would like information about joining contact any of the QAAM officers.