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Enhancing Project Management by Leveraging Lean Principles

Date: Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dinner
           6:00 - 8:00 PM - Keynote
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, 791 West Georgia St. (Pavilion)

Cost: $45 Members (must login to receive member discount)
  $60 Non-Members
  $70 Late Registration (Late Registration fee starts on Oct 15) SOLD OUT


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Salad: Arugula Salad, Shaved Beets, Ricotta Salata, Orange, Sherry Reduction
Main: Seared Salmon, Warm Cauliflower and Quinoa, Tabbouleh, Herb Vinaigrette

Dessert: Coffee-Tini, Salt and Pepper Caramel, White Chocolate Spiked Mousse, Salted Hazelnut Crumble


2 PDUs available - 2 Technical PDUs


About this session

Lean is one of the most popular process optimization methodologies that has been successfully used by many organizations across multiple industries to generate break through level process improvements for over 3 decades.

Lean tools and techniques are simple to understand and can be applied cost-effectively to a wide variety of business contexts including Waterfall and Agile project management.

By taking a customer centric value driven approach to process optimization, Lean strives to remove non-value added activities from business processes.

This presentation will explore how Lean tools and techniques can be leveraged to enhance project execution across multiple areas in both Waterfall and Agile project management environments including PMOs.

An interactive exercise aimed at giving the audience a chance to experience the benefits of applying Lean in a project management context will also be featured.

Using Lean Six Sigma's structured approach, Clent has deployed high yielding projects across multiple industries.



Zakir Ahamed and Clent Marquez


Clent Marquez

Clent has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, lean six sigma, project management, process development and improvement in a high volume high mix highly automated and manual manufacturing environment including MRO (Aerospace Maintenance Repair and Overhaul), retail and logistics.

A certified Workplace Training Facilitator and Train the Trainer, Clent has facilitated lean six sigma training to over 400 individuals across different industries in Asia and Canada.

Clent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a certified Six Sigma Associate Master Black Belt.

Using Lean Six Sigma's structured approach, Clent has deployed high yielding projects across multiple industries.


ZakirWith over 15+ years of international experience in a variety of industries, Zakir has held a number of senior management and consulting roles in project management, process improvement, operations and marketing.

Zakir is the co-founder of Smart Learn Inc., which provides a number of accredited certification courses in Lean Six Sigma, Project Management and Scrum, he is also Manager Business Process Improvement at Best Buy Canada, where he is responsible for driving process efficiency across multiple business areas.

Zakir is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from Warwick Business School, UK.



Event Properties

Event Date 10-18-2017 5:00 pm
Event End Date 10-18-2017 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-17-2017 9:00 am
Cut off date 10-17-2017 1:00 pm
Individual Price $60.00
Late Fee $10.00(From 10-17-2017)
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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