If you’re in Austin on 8/10, you may want to check out this upcoming event by Dan Patterson of Acumen.  Looks to be quite interesting.

And after that, you can check out some Korean tacos at Chi’Lantro.  I read about them last week, and now am looking for any excuse to make it out to Austin (or to go find a competing outfit here in the Houston area.)

Note that registration closes tonight.  Not sure what the walk in policy is.

From the e-mail….

You are invited to a special meeting jointly sponsored by PMO LIG and Tech LIG.

Description: While the Gantt chart has been one of the mainstream schedule reporting components for many years, it still lacks the ability to provide easy visualization and true insight into project quality and performance. This presentation introduces an alternate technique called project ribbons that provides a means of slicing and dicing schedules and subsequently analyzing them using advanced schedule metrics.
Project ribbon analysis provides value throughout the project lifecycle: it improves the quality of the underlying project schedule; it gives a unique insight and control during execution and helps with project forensics during closeout.
Project ribbon analysis can also be used to optimize and accelerate schedules. Through a case study (World Trade Center re-build project), the approach for such acceleration is demonstrated.

About the Speaker: Dr. Dan Patterson PMP is the founder of Acumen and is a recognized thought leader and visionary within the project management industry. Prior to starting Acumen, Dan was Executive VP at Pertmaster leading the Americas business unit from inception through to acquisition by Primavera. Dan is also responsible for developing a now widely accepted integrated qualitative/quantitative approach to risk analysis through facilitated risk workshops. His depth of knowledge extends well beyond risk into schedule analytics and project optimization.
Dan has a proven track record across multiple industries including A&D, government, energy and EPC. As CEO of Acumen, Dan now places focus on Acumen Fuse, the most advanced & comprehensive project analytics tool available for MS Project, Primavera, Deltek, MS Excel and more…
More information can be found at www.projectacumen.com

Registration: Please register on-line by clicking Register Now! or by visiting the event link on the PMI Austin Chapter website listed to the left on this page.

NOTE: If you have difficulties with completing the on-line registration process, please send an email to PMOLIG@austinpmi.org to register for the event. Cash or check payments will be accepted at the meeting; however, credit card payments can not be accommodated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.