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Effective Project Management Through Proactive Action Management

July 27, 2016

CLU Westlake Entrepreneurship Center, Room 113
31416 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Project management is a methodical approach to planning and guiding project processes from start to finish. According to the Project Management Institute, the processes are guided through five stages: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Actions are the lowest common denominator in Project Management.  Effective, proactive, and collaborative management of project actions increases the likelihood of meeting project technical, cost, and schedule goals. Various types of actions (action item, issue, risk, opportunity, and lessons learned) will be defined along with the stages required for process maturity (CMMI). Integration of project management processes with action oriented processes and lessons learned will be addressed. A web-based collaborative tool will be demonstrated that enhances maturity of the processes and increases the likelihood of meeting project performance objectives (cost, schedule, technical).

About the Speakers
Vahe Jabagchourian
is a Software Applications Developer. He holds a BS Computer Engineering from UC Irvine and an MS Computer Engineering from CSUN.  Post-graduation Vahe pursued further studies in software development leading to strong interest and orientation in developing web applications for business and project management. He has developed a web based Project Management application to help organizations effectively track and manage Action Items, Issues, and Lessons Learned.  

Harry Jabagchourian holds a BSEE from Yerevan Polytech, Armenia, MS System Science from UCSB, and MBA from Pepperdine University. He has served the commercial, defense, and aerospace industries on projects such as satellite communications, heart defibrillators, Space Shuttle, and Space Station. His range of responsibilities include power system design, systems engineering, integrated product and process development (IPPD), project risk management, and program management best practices. Harry has been a frequent speaker at Biomedical, Department of Defense, NASA, and Project Management Institute (PMI) conferences.