PM Point of View: "2 Houses Come Together: ASQ and PMI"

“2 Houses Come Together: ASQ and PMI” .

Marcus Parker, President of the Silver Spring Chapter of PMI and board member of the Baltimore chapter of ASQ discusses the relationship of the two approaches to producing business results, and how the institutions can be working together.

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About the Speakers

Marcus Parker

PMI Silver Spring Chapter
President
Marcus Parker is a Program Manager and Business Process Improvement professional with 15 years of experience. His experience has allowed him to hold engineering and senior project management roles for several world class companies which include Xerox, Ciena, and Home Depot. He is currently a Program Manager at the Department of Defense. Marcus is a proud alumnus of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. In 1998 he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and in 2002 he completed a Master of Science degree with concentrations in Product Development and Technology Management. He has published several articles in Department of Defense publications on Business Process Improvement using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies. Marcus serves as President of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Silver Spring Maryland Chapter which has 600 plus members. He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Quality (ASQ), Baltimore Maryland Chapter. He is also an adjunct Professor at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. where he teach project management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since 2009, he has also trained over 175 certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) in the Baltimore – Washington metro area.

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