May meeting

    May 24, 2018
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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    Las Haciendas Mexican Restaurant
    1020 NASA Road One @ Gulf Freeway
    Webster, TX 77598
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         Walter A. Viali, PMP


       Why Gen. George Armstrong Custer Should Have Been a PMP – Revisiting the Battle of the Little Bighorn with the PMBOK® Guide.  (Technical PM .5 and Leadership .5)

    George Armstrong Custer is one of American history’s most mythical and controversial characters. His short, illustrious and tempestuous career is part of the American legend.  From his early successes in the Civil War, which made him the youngest general in American history, to his death at the Little Bighorn River, George A. Custer’s flamboyant personal style and forceful personality garnered the attention of his era.  How did Custer manage time, scope, resources, risk at the Little Bighorn?  What did he do wrong?  Was he a magnetic, fearless leader or a shameless glory seeker?  Even today the debate continues.  This presentation will revisit the battle of the Little Bighorn from a Project Management perspective (the PMI PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas).


    Walter is a Project Management and Project Management Office (PMO) Management Consultant, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a varied background in different industries, which has included several domestic and international assignments.  He is the co-author of the book titled “Accelerating Change with Organizational Project Management: The New Paradigm for Change”, published at the end of 2013.  Walter was a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) for many years and has extensive knowledge and experience in Strategic Business Planning, Business Reengineering, Information Systems Planning, Portfolio Management, Process and Project Management, Project Management Office (PMO) implementation and Joint Application Development (JAD) session leading (approximately 5,000 hours of facilitation in the U.S., Europe and Asia in all phases of planning, application development, process redesign and problem solving).  He has significant experience in Process and Project Management assessments based on the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (SEI CMM) and PMI’s Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3).  Walter is also a project management and business analysis instructor for the University Of Houston system.  He has been quoted in several trade journals and books over the years and has published articles on Business Reengineering and Information Technology issues. 




    $20.00 PMI CLG Member Attendee

    $25.00 Non-PMI CLG Member Attendee