July 2018 meeting

    July 26, 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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    Dr. Dennis Sherman retired from Boeing in 2014 with over 32 years of project management experience working on major aerospace programs including the B-1B bomber, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station.  Dennis began teaching at various institutions of higher learning in 2013.  He has taught project management courses at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.  He also instructed industrial engineering and quality management courses.  Dr. Sherman currently is an adjunct professor at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide campus teaching graduate and undergraduate project management.  In 2017, Dr. Sherman accepted an adjunct lecturer position at the University of Houston main campus where he teaches graduate-level project management courses for the College of Technology.  Dr. Sherman is an active member of the PMI having served various board positions in the Clear Lake Galveston Chapter.  He attained his PMP certification in 2003 which is still active.  Dr. Sherman is also a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and currently serves as the education chair for the local Bay Area section.  He recently attained the Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) from the ASQ.  

    Dr. Sherman is also a veteran retiring from the Air Force Reserve as a Senior Master Sergeant with 26 years as a flight engineer supervisor on C-141 Starlifter aircraft.  He is a campaign veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

    His educational background consists of a PhD in Organization and Management, Master of Science in Engineering Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.   



    PMI shows quality management as a process within the suite of processes in the PMBOK.  ASQ shows project management as a process within the suite of processes in the QBOK.   This presents a dichotomy of two disciplines that should be integrated.  Quality management and project management should be inextricably intertwined - much the same way that risk management is now being integrated within all the processes of the PMBOK.

    The aim of my discussion is to convince fellow project managers of the need to think quality from first conception of a project to the deliverable product or service.

    I intend to provide a brief introduction to the background and then have some interactive workshop activities that will be entertaining and eye-opening.  The ultimate goal of my workshop is to generate interest in the topic.  I also hope to stimulate interest in quality management and introduce some upcoming research I am working on in collaboration with a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


    $20.00 PMI CLG Member Attendee

    $25.00 Non-PMI CLG Member Attendee