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Decision-making – Perils & Remedies

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Decision-making – Perils & Remedies

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
IEEE TEMS Member (Early Bird)
*Must provide IEEE Member number.* Ticket fees partially offset the talk, food, and refreshment service costs.
Oct 26, 2018 $10.00 $0.00
IEEE Member (Early Bird)
*Must provide IEEE Member number.* Ticket fees partially offset the talk, food, and refreshment service costs.
Oct 26, 2018 $12.00 $0.00
General Public (Early Bird)
Ticket fees partially offset the talk, food, and refreshment service costs.
Oct 26, 2018 $15.00 $0.00
IEEE Student Member
*Must provide IEEE Student Member number.* Ticket fees partially offset the talk, food, and refreshment service costs.
Nov 1, 2018 $5.00 $0.00

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Event Details

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Santa Clara Valley / San Francisco / Oakland-East Bay Joint Chapter
(http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/)

National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA

 

AGENDA
6:00 PM: Registration & Informal Networking
6:30 PM: Management Forum / Guided Networking
7:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: After Dinner Presentation
8:45 PM: Adjourn

 

PDU Info for PMI PMPs: 1.5 PDU in Education (OLD CCRS: Category "General Education")

CEU Info for Agilists & Scrum Masters: apply 1.5 hour toward appropriate category

  

Management Forum / Guided Networking:  

Bring your Management Challenge and arrive by 6:30 PM to join this lively Management Forum.  Following the informal networking we have our small group discussions, related to the topic of the dinner talk, or to another topic of interest to each small group.

 

Light Dinner: 
This month we’re continuing with our light dinner format - typically sandwiches, salad, drinks, and cookie or similar light dinner.

 

After Dinner Presentation

Decision-making – Perils & Remedies

How trustworthy is your common sense? Try this multiple-choice common sense test (4 min): http:xpertus.com/dq/index and see if you can score over 60%.

This talk will highlight perils and pitfalls that surround us, as we make decisions, and present techniques for minimizing the impact of inherent sources of errors. We cannot get away from the fact that the decision we make impact our personal and professional lives. Recent advances in the area of decision-making have demonstrated that – in the age of bid data, we cannot rely on commonsense alone, for reaching optimum decisions. This is a unique opportunity for you to:

  1. Understand the perils & pitfalls of decision-making, and,
  2. See how we can reinforce our commonsense with analytical techniques.

Once you gain a thorough understanding of the factors that impact the decisions you make, you will know how to compensate for biases, both internal, and environmental, and use techniques that ensure you arrive at optimal decisions.

SPEAKER: Dr. Errol Wiraisnghe, President, Shanmar Inc.

Dr. Errol Wiraisnghe, spent 37 years are a Research Scientist, Univ. Professor, and Oil & Gas Engineer/Consultant. Then in 2001, changed careers to focus on “Decision-Making” (training and consulting). Among his clients are: Shell Oil Co.; The US Navy; Wal-Mart, Technip, General Dynamics, Applied Materials, AREVA, to name a few. He was honored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers as one of their 2009-10 Distinguish Lecturers. An internationally recognized expert on decision-making, Errol has written two books, developed two software products; and also developed an online course, and conducts classroom workshops all of which addressing the thorny problem of decision-making.

Have questions about Decision-making – Perils & Remedies? Contact IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

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National Instruments
4600 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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