August Chapter Meeting


August 11, 2020
4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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Online Meeting Only


Hello PMI-CIC Members,

To enable social distancing among members, PMI-CIC will conduct the August Chapter meeting as an ONLINE only meeting.

The meeting link will be emailed to all the registered participants a day before the meeting date. If you are registered and did not receive an email with the login information even on the day of the August chapter meeting date, please send an email to [email protected]

Thank you.

Online Meeting.

A new project management (PM) model has been developed at Arizona State University. It is being introduced to the PM community at the SKEMA Business School PM Graduate Program at Lille, France. The model replaces the traditional PM role of managing, directing and controlling to identifying and utilizing expertise in projects. It goes far beyond Agile PM in flexibility, risk minimization, and overall performance. The results have been shown in Pilot testing with a 90% decrease in an effort by client organizations, 98% customer satisfaction and has led to 1% vendor cost and time deviation rate. The model utilizes performance information that is simple and observable. It applies to construction, IT projects, and any long-term service. In this session, Dr. Kashiwagi will demonstrate how traditional management approaches create more risk by relying on trust and relationships. The presentation will present case studies with results of a $70M construction project, $2.5M IT project, and a recycling service

 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the most recent research in project management.

  • Learn the impact of the new PM model.

  • Learn how to deliver projects with 50% effort with high performance.

  • Learn how to minimize vendor change orders to less than 1%.

  • Learn how to increase the utilization of expertise


About the Presenter:

Dr. Kashiwagi is a thought leader in the areas of education, leadership development, procurement, and supply chain management. He received his PhD from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the area of Supply Chain Management. His research led him to co-develop the Best Value Approach, a revolutionary and international renowned approach to business. Their groundbreaking model is the most licensed technology out of Arizona State University in the past 20 years (62 licenses) and has been tested on over 2,000 projects valued over $6 billion in services, with a 98% success rating (on time, within budget, and client highly satisfied), and savings of 10-30% on all project costs.

Dr. Kashiwagi also managed the expansion of the best value approach program throughout the world at six different universities. He has tested the BVA on over 1000 projects. He is responsible for research done with the State of Oklahoma, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and the US Army Medical command, where he produced significant results of cost savings, increased efficiency and improved quality to the services provided. His groundbreaking research on the Best Value Approach [PM model for the future] was integrated into a PM graduate program and put into practice at Arizona State University for outsourcing food services. The results at ASU led to an investment of $100 million, which was a first of its kind, and the vendor is still surpassing their milestone goals for the University.

The global success of the Best Value Approach inspired Dr. Jacob to author the No-Influence Leadership Model, a radical approach to teaching leadership skills to students and professionals. This unique methodology emphasizes that effective leadership is about understanding and aligning expertise without attempting to change or influence others. This leadership model led Dr. Kashiwagi to create the Leadership Society of Arizona (LSA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on helping high school students to be successful. Using his professional and educational experience, he has taught this approach to over 8,000 management professionals, 1,500 college students, and 1,200 high school students. He has personally mentored over 150 students helping them use the No-Influence Leadership Model to develop lucrative careers and overcome personal instability (substance abuse, family trauma, depression, severe anxiety etc.).

Today, Dr. Kashiwagi continues to champion programs to advance the fields of project management, and procurement by presenting to large groups, inspiring young people, giving back to the community and publishing books. His most recent book “In Search for Truth” has gone to sell hundreds of copies and help professionals, parents, and students all over the world

Meeting Locations:

Online Meeting

Meeting Details:

PDUs: 1.0 (Leadership)

Pre-registration Expires: Preceding day of the presentation

Cancellation Policy: RSVPs may be cancelled by 5:00 p.m. Thursday before the event. Cancellations after this time are treated as no-shows and will be invoiced. Send cancellations to VP of Professional Development.

Substitution Policy: Substitutions will be allowed. Alternate Attendee will need to notify the registration desk at the meeting as to who he/she is replacing.

NOTE: Webinar registrants will receive online invite the day before the event. Those using employer issued machines at home and connecting via VPN may need to use phone for audio.

Meeting Agenda and Times: 

  • Login - 4.45 PM        
  • Announcements - 5:00 PM
  • Presentation - 5:15 PM




$10.00 PMI-CIC Member - Speaker Only

$15.00 Non Member - Speaker Only