PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Tools and Methods for Managing Program Logistics

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Tools and Methods for Managing Program Logistics

Last Date for On-line Registration is 7/09

 PM Insights Sunnyvale 

Tools and Methods for Managing Program Logistics  

When:   Wed July 11th 2018, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where:  Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom - 550 E. Remington Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94085


Does your Program Plan include combinations of some of these? Chips, Boards, Chassis, Racks, ASICs? Allocations, BOM, Suppliers, Builds? Firmware, Drivers, Kernel, Datapath, Management, Application? Development, Supply Chain, Ops, Field Support? Bringup, Test, Merge, Integration, Qual, SQA, Compliance? Schedule, Budget, Actuals, Reporting? Agile software on phased hardware? How well does your plan adapt to changes to requirements, ASICs, configurations, allocations, schedule, budget, lead times, supplier delivery, and test failure?

If some of those apply, you may have a problem on your hands. How well do your GANTT/Schedule, Allocations, BOM, Build Plan, Supply Chain, Budget/Actuals plans connect with each other and handle change? This session will overview architecture for quantitative planning using Excel, Access, Project and Visio in ways you probably are not yet using. The methods and tools described give the Program Manager leverage to quantitatively plan and manage the program across involved organizations, while paying attention to program issues and including schedule and finances ultimately to meet program business objectives.


You will learn

  •  Overview of Architecture for Quantitative Management of program logistics integrating the following tools and skills.
  • Using Excel Structured Tables with INDEX/MATCH, SUMIF, and MS Access QUERY/JOIN.
  • Building quantified program plans using Structured Tables for Allocation, Supply Chain, Build Plans, development BOM, and CAPEX.
  • Connecting MS Project GANTT schedule data to drive quantified program plans.
  • Reporting Program Plans and Actuals using the tools above to drive Pivot Tables and Charts, Power BI, and plan visualizations using MS Visio Pro.

These tools are shown in the context of programs described above but are applicable to many problems requiring quantitative management.

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About the Presenter:









Richard Bixler 

Positions in Development Management and Program Management including Tandem Computers, Microsoft Xbox, Cisco Telepresence, and Dell/EMC/DSSD. Products include Tandem NonStop systems Storage and Networking, Microsoft Xbox 360 chips, Cisco IX5000 Telepresence, DSSD Enterprise Flash storage. Program Management including EE/ME/FW/SW spanning Chips/Boards/Chassis/Racks. Technical and quantitative orientation. BSEE UC Berkeley.

Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM

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Program Agenda:

5:30 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:15 PM - Featured Speaker

8:30 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 07-11-2018
Event End Date 07-11-2018
Registration Start Date 04-23-2018
Cut off date 07-09-2018
Individual Price Login for member discount.
Location Sunnyvale Community Center, Ballroom
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