Real World Quality Management

Real World Quality Management

Debunking Myths and Practical Tips for Optimizing Project Quality


Yvette Rivers, PMP

Cirdan Group, Inc.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Café Montmartre
1625 Washington Plaza
Lake Anne Village Center Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:00 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program

PMIWDC Members $30
Non-Members: $30
*Lunch will be served 

Quality management is too frequently an elusive, misunderstood, and poorly performed project management practice. Despite the best intentions of project teams, the common failure to define and implement realistic and effective quality management processes and standards inevitably leads to project outcomes that fail to meet business needs. This luncheon presentation will highlight real world quality management lessons learned, including common myths and mistakes as well as practical tips for ensuring project quality in a feasible and efficient manner.

Special Instructions: 

Directions to get to the Cafe:
From 495 Take Dulles Toll Road West to Wiehle Ave. Exit. Turn right on Wiehle. Go approx. 1 1/2 miles and turn left on Baron Cameron. The next traffic light is Village Rd. Turn left on Village Rd. At the stop sign (1/2 block), look left and you’ll see a sign for Lake Anne Village Center and the parking lot entrance. When you get into the parking lot, it may seem wrong because you’ll be looking at the back of brick buildings. Park and walk into the Plaza. Cafe Montmartre is on your left.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Yvette Rivers, PMP

Cirdan Group, Inc.

Yvette Rivers is Director of the IV&V and Project Management Practice at Cirdan Group, Inc., a Maryland-based management consulting firm that specializes in project management consulting, independent verification and validation (IV&V), and PMO services.  She is a PMI-certified PMP with over 14 years of experience in project management, IV&V, program management, quality assurance, and risk management.  

She has provided consulting services for federal, state, and local governments such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of the Interior, and the State of Maryland, as well as Fortune 500 companies such as ExxonMobil and DuPont.   Since starting at Cirdan Group in 2007, she has primarily worked on performing IV&V assessments for State of Maryland major information technology development projects.  

Ms. Rivers holds a B.A. in Sociology with Psychology from Yale University and an M.B.A from George Washington University.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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