PMI Chicagoland Chapter Dinner Event May 14, 2014 and Annual Business Meeting

May 14, 2014
5:30 PM CDT to 9:00 PM CDT
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Meridian Banquets
1701 W Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


PRESENTATION: Value Based Project Selection and Prioritization

James Brown

ABSTRACT: Many project managers and other professionals exist in an environment where “everything” is considered top priority. Can that really be true? Can everything really be top priority? What are the consequences of everything being top priority?

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The most effective organizations ensure valuable resources are focused on the most valuable projects. Selecting and prioritizing projects based on company and organizational values provides focus, clarity and direction. While the benefits may be self-evident, the challenge is that organizational values are often conflicting and achieving one objective can be at the expense of another.

Additionally, how a company achieves “buy in” from the many project stakeholders in the selection and prioritization process can minimize the negative political gamesmanship that often takes place later when buy in is not achieved. Can the process of “buy in” to the prioritization process be as important as the outcome? 


1. Recognize the importance of value based decision making

 2. Understand why the Analytic Hierarchy Process is superior to other methods           

 3. Realize why most weighting systems are invalid

 4. Comprehend the fundamental structure of the Analytic Hierarchy Process

 Online Registration closes at 6.00 p.m on 11th May 2014.

No Walk-ins allowed for this event !

BIO – Dr. James Brown

 James T. Brown Ph.D., president of SEBA® Solutions Inc., a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, has provided project management training for dozens of companies nationally and internationally. He has sixteen years of NASA experience that includes “hands on” experience as a team member, project manager and serving in executive level organizational leadership roles.

He has served as a subject matter expert for a leading project software vendor and is the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill. He also provides project management training online and has been published in numerous project management publications including PM Network,PE MagazinePMI Community PostProjects@Work,The Systems Thinker and PM World Today.

As a recognized authority in project management, he is a frequently invited keynote speaker on project management and leadership.

Dr. Brown has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received numerous awards including “Engineer of the Year” from the Cape Canaveral Technical Societies and is a recipient of the “NASA Public Service Medal” for exceptional contributions to NASA’s mission.

He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the National Speakers Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Florida’s Technological Research and Development Authority.

James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

PMI Chicagoland Professional Association Fair

( For more information regarding this Fair please directly contact  David Omelka, Director, Professional Association Outreach at )

A Free Event, Open to Members and Non-Members, held prior to the May Chapter Dinner Meeting; 4:30 – 6:30pm

  Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with representatives from other professional associations in a Trade Show environment outside the Dinner Meeting Hall. Learn what these associations have to offer you to advance your career, expand you areas of experience and value to your company in today’s competitive market. Gain access to information, networks and best practices which can improve your ability to handle job responsibilities which fall outside of your area of core competency and open the door to new career paths.

 You will also have an opportunity to win an iPad Mini for visiting with Fair exhibitors!

 Disclosure: Photo & videographer will be on premises to take pictures and/or record the presentation.


$55.00 Non-PMI Chicagoland Chapter Member

$40.00 PMI Chicagoland Chapter Member