Engineering Leadership SIG: Lean Project Management - Practical Advice



  • TITLE: Lean Project Management - Practical Advice from Real World Experience

    SPEAKER: Ed McGavin

    About the Speaker: Ed is currently a Managing Director at Fountainhead Consulting, where he supports transformations in supply chain, operations and product development organizations. Ed's a dynamic speaker - both intelligent and dynamic. Don't miss this!

    Details of talk: 

    Ed will be sharing a Lean Project Management approach he successfully deployed as a consultant and also a R&D VP at Coloplast, a Danish medical device company. Similar in principle to the Agile development approach, it is highly visual, collaborative and intense.

    Snack and Beverage Sponsor: UCSC Extension Silicon Valley Project Management Programment Program

    UCSC Extension Silicon Valley’s renowned Project Management program is the region’s only credential fully recognized by the American Academy of Project Management. It offers the latest methods, tailored to the demands of Silicon Valley industries, with skill-based, practical instruction taught by recognized experts in the field. The PPM certificate can be completed in 12 months or less, and fully prepares you for the PMP certification exam, or to pursue the Master Project Manager credential. Select courses are also recognized for master's degree credit. The entire program is available at our convenient Santa Clara location and online. Learn more at

    ONGOING MANAGEMENT SPONSOR: Project Connections is our EL SIG Management Sponsor. is dedicated to practically and affordably supporting individuals as they do their jobs day-to-day and helping them grow their management abilities and careers. We also provide management development and support resources to organizations, through group subscriptions, methodology content licenses, on-demand virtual training programs, virtual coaching, and more - all to help managers improve how critical project work gets done, and to help grow the capabilities of everyone on their staffs and teams.

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    6:15 - 7:00 Early arrival recommended!
    6:30 - 7:00 Registration / Checkin
    6:30 - 7:00 Enjoy wine, beer, cheese, fruit, snacks, pizza, soda and networking
    6:31 - 6:59 Engineering Leadership Peer-2-Peer Roundtable
    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and opening announcements
    7:10 - 8:25 Keynote and Q&A
    8:25 - 8:30 Closing announcements
    8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking and followup Q&A
    8:45 - 8:50 Clean up - please leave the room beautiful
    8:50 - 9:00 Clear the room & have a safe trip home!



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