IEEE Houston Consultants Network Meeting: Principles of Project Management

Next general meeting for Houston Consultants Network will be January 25th (Thursday) 5:30 pm!

IEEE Houston Consultant Network members, IEEE Members, interested parties, students and guests are all welcome!  Please RSVP to tgcooper@sbcglobal.net.

Agenda
5:30 PM – Networking
5:45 PM – Brief announcements, introduction of speaker
6:00 PM – Presentation followed by Q and A
7:15 PM – Adjourn and exit the building.

Location
Clayton Library Center at 5300 Caroline St.
The Houston Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this meeting.  The library has a parking lot with free parking.  The meeting will be held in the Carriage House.  Map below shows location of the library and photo showing the carriage house and parking area.

Presentation
The presentation will provide an overview of some of the good practices of project management, such as processes, inputs and outputs, along with tools and techniques used in managing projects.

Speaker
Jill Almaguer, PE, PMP
Sales Account Manager, NordStar Group, LLC
Jill Almaguer is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. She provides leadership and project management to coordinate suppliers to deliver contract requirements on time and on budget while meeting or exceeding customer expectations for quality results. While working at HP for 20 years, she led a number of technical project teams implementing a broad range of projects from $10 million of medical electronics for the new Brooke Army Medical Center built in San Antonio to nationwide high-speed telecommunications network monitoring systems. She also led a software application engineering team for implementation of semi-conductor design software and was director of development for a­ RFID asset tracking system. At HP, she taught quality process improvement methods to over 600 employees in the southern US as part of the Voice of the Customer project implementation. In 2004, Mrs. Almaguer became an adjunct faculty member at DeVry University where she taught a variety of business and project management undergraduate courses. Professor Almaguer also provided project management and consulting services to clients such as BP Gulf of Mexico division for a major ERP conversion project. Jill co-authored a study guide for the Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician exam published by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. A presenter at numerous national and regional conferences for Society of Women Engineers and Project Management Institute, Jill brings a breadth of experience from program management of an Emerging Technology Fund grant to project portfolio management for one of the largest public integrated healthcare delivery systems in Texas. She has a BS in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Houston Baptist University. Jill recently served as Chairman for the City of Bellaire Board of Adjustment. She currently serves on the board of the Federation of Houston Professional Women, and Texas A&M University Biomedical Engineering External Technical A­dvisory board. She is current chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Society Houston Industry Chapter and past president of Association of IT Professionals in Houston.

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