PMI North Carolina Chapter

Chapter Meeting – May 2020: Latest PM Research- Moving Beyond Agile Project Management

Chapter Meeting – May 2020: Latest PM Research- Moving Beyond Agile Project Management

Non-Members $25, Members $10, Volunteers $0. No refunds will be provided.  


A new project management (PM) model has been developed at Arizona State University. It is being introduced to the PM community at the SKEMA Business School PM Graduate Program at Lille, France. The model replaces the traditional PM role of managing, directing and controlling to identifying and utilizing expertise in projects. It goes far beyond Agile PM in flexibility, risk minimization, and overall performance. The results have been shown in Pilot testing with a 90% decrease in effort by client organizations, 98% customer satisfaction and has led to 1% vendor cost and time deviation rate. The model utilizes performance information that is simple and observable. It applies to construction, IT projects, and any long-term service. In this session, Dr. Dean will demonstrate how traditional management approaches create more risk by relying on trust and relationships. The presentation will present case studies with results of a $70M construction project, $2.5M IT project, and a recycling service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the most recent research in project management.
  • Learn the impact of the new PM model.
  • Learn how to deliver projects with 50% effort with high performance.
  • Learn how to minimize vendor change orders to less than 1%.
  • Learn how to increase the utilization of expertise.

Speaker: Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow Director, Adjunct Professor, Professional Engineer

Speaker Dean

About the Speaker:

World renowned researcher in best value. Dr. Dean has developed a “hands off” approach to managing contractors or vendors in any industry. His concept is contrary to the traditional project management model. It reduces the transactions of every participant and forces a "win-win" relationship. His program educates and assists partners in becoming a more efficient organization through measurement, accountability and transparency. He is the creator of the Best Value Approach (BVA).

Dr. Kashiwagi has presented at 130+ national and international, and 100+ conference meetings. He has been in the industry for 25+ years researching and developing a project management technology that has been tested 2000+ times totaling $6.6 Billion ($4.4 Billion in construction projects and $2.2B in non-construction projects) with a 98% success rate since 1994 in 7 different countries and 32 states. It is the most licensed technology at Arizona State University with 60 licenses. Dr. Kashiwagi has published 270+ publications and journal papers on his research. His many achievements include 2012 Dutch Sourcing Award for best overall procurement effort and operational excellence, 2011 Silver Award from NASPO, and 2009 Excellence Educator Award for his numerous accomplishments in education and research (established Best Value programs at six universities around the world). He is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award due to the establishment of a state-of-the-art procurement process and project management research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa.

Dean’s groundbreaking research in project management has been integrated in graduate programs around the world. He continues to educate and prepare the next generation of professionals at the project management graduate program at the SKEMA Business School in Lille, France. He is responsible for changing the way the Netherlands government purchases and manages services in their country (first tests were on 1.5B Euros infrastructure project). Dr. Dean was a previous Project Engineer for the US Air Force during his 14 years of military service. He is married to his beautiful wife, Judy Kashiwagi, and is the father of 8 children.

Meeting Agenda

5:30 - 6:00 PM Virtual Networking Session (You won’t want to miss this!)


7:00 - 7:15 PM Q&A/Close

7:15 - 7:30 PM More Virtual Networking


Event Details

Event Date 05-21-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 05-21-2020 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-06-2020
Registered 199
Available place 101
Cut off date 05-21-2020 2:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.0
No. of Technical PDUs 0.5
Location Virtual Meeting – Conferencing details will be distributed prior to the meeting
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