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PDU'S Across the Time Zones: What we can learn about Project Management from a honeybee colony

Power Skills

Starts at 6pm MST - What we can learn about Project Management from a honeybee colony

Presented by Leon Spackman, MS, PMP, LSSMBB, Beekeeper   |   Hosted by PMIRGC

Honeybees are amazing insects.  A hive (made up of a queen, drones, and worker bees) is a smooth running organization to accomplish the task of increasing the colony and storying honey and pollen for the winter.  The Hive has many characteristics that apply to Project Management including well defined roles, precision, dedication to the cause, and outstanding communication.  If a PM can set up his project team with the Hive characteristics, projects will be more successful.

About the Speaker:

Leon Spackman is an instructor/consultant/contractor and has many years of experience in process improvement and project management.  Leon is a certified PMP and an experienced project manager leading projects in healthcare, government and Lean Six Sigma process improvement.  He has also been the Director of Logistics and Director of Vendor Relations, managing the supply chain and support contracts for multiple organizations.  Leon is also certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has implemented process improvement and reengineering efforts in government and commercial settings.  Leon served over 20 years in the United States Air Force leading and directing diverse organizations around the world.  While serving as a squadron commander, he significantly improved support to his customers going from the worst to the best aircraft in-commission rates in the Air Force in less than two years.  While in the Air Force, he earned his first master’s degree in Logistics Management and served most of his military career as a logistics officer developing expertise in supply chain, petroleum, and overall logistics management.  In addition, Leon graduated from the National Graduate School with a master’s degree in Quality Systems Management in 2002. Since retiring from the Air Force, Leon has served as a quality manager, a project manager, and Lean Six Sigma process improvement specialist.

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Type of category: Evening Pathways & PDUs

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: June 14th, 2022

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free


Virtual via Zoom