February 2020 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Join us on Thursday, February 27th for a Dinner Meeting in Agoura Hills

Topic: How to Achieve Agility while Maximizing Value with High Reliability in Project Management?

Speaker: Bahadir Inozu, Ph.D

We will discuss a new approach that integrates Predictive/Waterfall approach with the Iterative/Agile approach for best value, unifying project teams and stakeholders at all levels, for enhancing the flow of value delivery, and for aggregating risk for much higher portfolio reliability and for increasing the Return on Investment. Applicability of this approach for healthcare, IT, Defense, Telecom and Construction projects will also be discussed with examples. How new technology enables us to be much more proactive will be highlighted to avoid costly re-baselining and to manage the unexpected.

  • We will show how we can improve the following, simultaneously:
  • Speed
  • The rate of project completions
  • The ability to perform sound scope/schedule/cost tradeoffs
  • High Reliability—the ability to hit due dates consistently and very safely
  • Customer / stakeholder intimacy
  • Effective team self-management
  • Flexibility—specifically, on how much iteration will likely yield the least waste from rework.
  • Stress-free project management environment

Principles of High Reliability Organizations will also be summarized with examples from Project Management.


About Bahadir Inozu, Ph.D

Headshot Inozu 2020Baha Inozu, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sharp Focus Inc. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Bovard College of USC at its MS in Project Management Program. He is an outcome-driven Senior Executive and Thought Leader with 30 years of experience. His areas of expertise include process improvements, risk management, HRO (High Reliability Organization), project management, portfolio management, operational excellence, operations management, strategic planning, change management, and business strategy. He is a co-author of "Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma and Constraints Management" (2011) and co-author of “High Reliability for a Highly Unreliable World: Preparing for Code Blue through Daily Operations in Healthcare” (2018). He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Theory of Constraints Jonah. He managed executive initiatives to customize and facilitate sustainable process improvements.



Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Meeting Time: 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (dinner at 6pm)


Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
30100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm     New Member Orientation 
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm     Dinner
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm     Announcements
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm     Break
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm     Raffle/Meeting adjourned

This meeting provides attendees with 2 PDUs.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-27-2020
Event End Date 02-27-2020
Registration Start Date 12-01-2019
Cut off date 02-26-2020
Individual Price Price Varies - Log in for Member Price
Location Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
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