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PM Insights - Foster City: Decision-making – Perils & Remedies

PM Insights Foster City - 

Decision-making – Perils & Remedies

When:   Tue, Sep 25, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Foster City Recreation Center - Crane Room (please note the change in place / room for this September month), Foster City Recreation Center 650 Shell Boulevard Foster City, CA 94404MAP
Last Date for On-line Registration is Sep 21, 2018

All managers & supervisors have to make decisions; some of which are critical.
Surveys have shown that over 90% of managers have never had any training in decision-making. They rely on gut-feel decisions.
This presentation will highlight the “natural pitfalls” associated with decision-making, and provide guidelines for using analytical techniques to reinforce our common-sense decision-making capabilities.


  • Be convinced, that in today’s world of information overload, common-sense, experience, and intuition is not sufficient.
  • Be convinced, never to make any decision of consequence, without identifying relevant criteria (criteria segregation).
  • Learn how to make an optimum decision, which you can defend.
  • Learn how to conduct a sensitivity analysis (N-1, Analysis), of your decision.
About the Instructor:


Dr. Errol Wirasinghe

Dr. Errol Wirasinghe, Ph.D.; President, Shanmar Inc.
(; 713-304-5796

Book Author:
“The Art of Making Decisions”
“The Decision-maker’s Handbook”

Meeting Leader:  Michael McMorrow 

Contact Meeting Leader 

PDU Info:     1.5 - Category A

PDU claiming instructions  

Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 09-25-2018
Event End Date 09-25-2018
Registration Start Date 09-05-2018
Cut off date 09-21-2018
Individual Price $20.00 (Login for Member discount)
Foster City Recreation Center
650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404, USA
Foster City Recreation Center

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