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Sunday, October 7 • 10:30am - 11:45am
#411 Putting Customers at the Center of Your Projects

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Companies like to say that they are building products or services that are desired by their customers. However, as project managers, we know a dirty secret—our projects frequently miss the mark on delivering value to our customers. Join this session to learn how to position your customers at the center of projects. We will present customer-centric tools and methods borrowed from design thinking and Lean Six Sigma and engage participants with hands-on exercises.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the benefits of tools leveraged from other project methodologies to make your projects more customer-centric;
(2) demonstrate the value that design thinking and Lean Six Sigma principles can bring in adding to your professional value proposition.

Speakers
avatar for Vince Mirabelli, PMP

Vince Mirabelli, PMP

Principal, Global Project Synergy Group
Vincent Mirabelli has a very simple philosophy in his approach to business: There's always room for improvement. And he strongly believes that "that's the way it's always been done" are the seven deadliest words in business today. As an agent of change, he is always seeking to understand... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Gay, PMP

Bruce Gay, PMP

Senior Program Manager, UPMC Enterprises
Bruce W. Gay, PMP, has over 20 years of experience managing programs and customer relationships across healthcare IT, telecommunications, and military/defense industries. Currently a senior program manager at UPMC Enterprises (the commercialization arm of the University of Pittsburgh... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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