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PM Case study: A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Factory

Topic: 

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Factory

Speaker: 

Wayne Goulding, PMP President @ PMI Silicon Valley Chapter 

Fee: $10 /person

An engaging story of  a middle age engineer’s awakening to the world of project management, in the early years of Silicon Valley layoffs. His involvement in the creation of PMI-Silicon Valley Chapter and his contributions to 16+ years of its operation, plus the leadership challenges and lessons learned along the way. The story concludes with a recent PM engagement to vertically integrate a company’s operations, from the horizontal norm for the industry, by creating a factory in Tijuana, Mexico. The company had no staff with manufacturing or supply chain experience, but ten years of business experience in the promotional products industry. Plan to join Wayne for an insightful thoughts and experiences in leadership and how affiliation with PMI can create a stable professional identity.

Wayne Goulding, PMP, is an accomplishment-driven individual, who seeks new and innovative ideas for meeting business challenges. Well known for creating highly collaborative teams and use of situational management in the pursuit of success. Has an excellent reputation within the Silicon Valley project community for his knowledge and leadership. Currently the President of PMI-Silicon Valley Chapter, serving 12+ years on its Board of Directors, and twice recognized as volunteer of the year. Educationally he has BS Mechanical Engineering, MS Mechanical Engineering, MBA, certificate in Program/Project Management and an advanced degree from the school of hard knocks.


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  • Michael B.

    Just a bit too much...

    June 23, 2014

  • barbara s.

    Wayne, it will be good to see you again! Our chapter wouldn't exist without all your help 10 yrs ago. Of course, I always enjoyed my time at the SV chapter before we started the Monterey Bay chapter. I like where you got your advanced degree :)

    June 9, 2014

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