June 2013 Chapter Meeting

    June 12, 2013
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Double Tree Hotel, Azalea Conference Room
    5069 Sanderlin Avenue
    Memphis, , TN 38117
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    Demystifying the PMBOK Planning Processes – Simplifying the Linkages - Dr Bill Carswell,  Ph.D., PMP

    Presentation Description ( Aligns with New PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition)

     Making sense of the PMBOK planning processes is often intimidating to a project manager.  With all the different knowledge areas and process groups, it's sometimes feels like the project manager is being asked to do the impossible task of creating order out of chaos. This presentation outlines the linkages between the processes, showing a step-by-step relationship between project initiation and establishing scope, schedule, budget and other planning elements. In addition to demystifying the linkages, this presentation also provides a few tips, techniques and templates for executing some of the key processes. 


    Dr Bill Carswell

    About Dr Bill Carswell

    While Dr. Bill Carswell is an adjunct professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the bulk of his career was spent at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as a Sr. Research Scientist and project manager. He got his Ph.D. at UAH in the field of microgravity crystal growth. He originally went to UAH to pursue his childhood dream of building experiments that fly in space and he considers himself fortunate to have lived that dream as he and his team built and flew four crystal growth experiments that flew on the space shuttle.

     As NASA scaled back its microgravity program, Dr. Carswell decided to transition to industry and, in July 2006, earned his PMP. He has since worked on new commercial product develop programs and as a contractor to NASA, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security on sensor development, border security, and renewable energy programs. He has been technical director, systems engineer, business development director, project manager and director of programs. One of his favorite programs took him halfway around the world to Jordan for 6 months.

     With Embry Riddle he teaches and develops courses for their undergraduate and masters programs in project management. He is also putting together a non-academic professional development program with an emphasis on practical, applied project management techniques. In addition to teaching at Embry Riddle he is currently engaged as a project management consultant with the International Lunar Observatory Association building a telescope to land on the moon in 2015.


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