San Bruno Roundtable March 2015
- Shari's Restaurant & Pies, San Bruno CA
In today’s world of information overload, and choice overload, a novel approach is required to make better decisions.
Informed Decisions – The Paradox
In the past, and even today, most people make decisions based on gut-feel, common-sense, intuition, experience, etc. But something has changed. We are confronted with information overload, and choice overload. This new paradigm demands that Project Managers adopt a new approach to making optimal decisions.
More information, better decisions? Not true! In the absence of sufficient information, we can easily defend a bad decision. They will say, “we had to make a quick decision, based on what information we had”. But, if we have all the relevant information, we cannot blame anyone for a sub-optimal decision, but ourselves.
The unspoken truth is – because Managers do not know how to deal with information overload (the absence of a process) many take the easy way out, and avoid the quest for information.
We value information & choice! We show how the PM can use a structured process to make the optimum decision.
By attending this event, Professionals will be able to:
This workshop has been delivered at the following PMI Chapters: Houston; Silicon Valley (twice); Scottsdale; Phoenix, Sri Lanka, and previously at SFBAC.
It has received glowing reviews. SFBAC Chapter members will have a rare opportunity to learn about these new techniques.
Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Session
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Snack
3:10 PM - 5:30 PM Session and Surveys
About Dr. Errol Wirasinghe :
Dr. Wirasinghe is the author of the book “The Art of Making Decisions” and also the developer of the XpertUS Decision Support System. He is presently an adjunct at the University of Houston’s MBA program (Decision-Making). He has carved out a niche as a “decision-maker” and a “creative-thinker”, to shatter the myth and math of decision-making.
As a young man, he started life as a trainee mechanic in an Engineering workshop, and went on to graduate as Valedictorian from Teesside University, U.K. specializing in Mechanical Engineering. Subsequently he obtained his Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics.
As an Oil & Gas industry specialist and a University Professor, he has published papers on topics relating to Management, Engineering and Economics.
He has lived, worked and trained professionals in Asia, Mid-East, Europe, North America and South America. He spent 11 years in Venezuela, working for Petroleos de Venezuela, and the University of Zulia, where he lectured in Spanish. He has a thorough understanding of diverse cultures and values.
Dr. Wirasinghe is the only person in the world that offers a complete suite of products in decision-making:
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