Tag Archives: meeting

Section Meeting: Agile Project Management Best Practices

Photo: Anu Chandrasekhar
Anu Chandrasekhar

Agile project management is a recursive and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for information technology, product/ service development, engineering projects in a highly nimble, end user focused and interactive manner. Agile methods came into existence in response to challenges experienced in more sequential forms of project organization/ management. In the Agile method, small portions of the deliverables are completed within each work sequence/ delivery cycle and the work product is progressively improved within an overall iterative life cycle where deliverables are submitted in stages. Agile is popular in technology projects where the project may be complex and where end users may experience difficulty defining long term requirements
without being able to view and interact with progressive prototypes. The incremental, iterative work sequences referred to above are commonly known as sprints in agile software development.

Continue reading Section Meeting: Agile Project Management Best Practices

Setction Meeting: New Regulations for Managing Risk and Clinical Issues Aimed at the design of Medical Device

Many of us work in a regulated environment.  Very recently the medical devices have come under the scrutiny of the Health Authorities. Please attend this meeting to find out what happened, what is being done about it and how pertinent regulation have been changed. Many of you probably don’t know what a medical device is.  Believe or not a felt tipped pen would be considered a medical device if a surgeon uses it to draw on a patient to indicate an incision point.  Come to this meeting and be educated as to new ideas and trends .

Presented by:  Nancy J. Sperling, MS QA/RA, Green Belt and CQA

Continue reading Setction Meeting: New Regulations for Managing Risk and Clinical Issues Aimed at the design of Medical Device

2018 Annual Section Awards and Recognition Dinner

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section will be hosting it’s annual Holiday/Awards Dinner to recognize and thank those individuals who have worked so hard to plan and implement the Section’s events over the past year. Please come and join the celebration

Date: Saturday December 1st at 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange, NJ (MapIt)

Registration: Deadline for registration is November 26th

March 2019 Section Meeting: Implications of Automation and Artificial Intelligence for Improving Quality and Productivity

Please join us this month for an high level overview of using Artificial Intelligence in Insurance and Legal Industries lead by Faheem Munshi. Some practical business use cases will be reviewed which has or currently is improving quality/productivity and reducing risks across the organization. Also, top ethical issues in artificial intelligence such as biasness, job and data security will be discussed.

Presented By: Faheem MunshiPhoto: Faheem Munshi

  • Accomplished Manager and Leader with more than 12 years of experience in Process Improvement,
    Operational Excellence, Agile IT Project Management, Process Automation, Quality in Manufacturing & Finance industries.
  • Currently, Assistant Vice President in Process Excellence in AIG driving the strategy for implementing process automation, artificial intelligence solutions for AIG Global Legal Department.
  • Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Black Belt

Continue reading March 2019 Section Meeting: Implications of Automation and Artificial Intelligence for Improving Quality and Productivity

November 2018 Section Meeting: Smart, Feedback Controlled, On-demand Manufacturing Systems To Enable Zero-defect Production

Smart, Feedback Controlled, On-demand Manufacturing Systems To Enable Zero-defect Production:
2018 Fall Mini Ott ASQ NJIT Quality Conference

Following this ASQ tradition, this Fall we are pleased to take our attendees to the new NJIT Makerspace, a $11.6 million hi-tech facility. During this even we’ll focus on how companies should focus on their digital quality transformation journey supported by smart feedback controlled manufacturing and fabrication systems to enable zero-defect / outstanding quality production. A very exciting topic, that can save huge amounts for any organization! The quality methods, tools and practical examples presented are applicable to almost any factory, organization / business.

In the first half of the program we’ll visit our new Makerspacer laboratory at NJIT to explain and demonstrate how smart, feedback controlled, on-demand manufacturing and fabrication systems can enable zero-defect production results.

In the second half of the program we’ll join another laboratory to perform our Quality Analysis and Modeling Methods Using Lean Six-sigma Statistical Tools by Paul G Ranky and his students.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 11/13/2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: This will take place in the NJIT GITC building, room 2305. Newark, NJ
Continue reading November 2018 Section Meeting: Smart, Feedback Controlled, On-demand Manufacturing Systems To Enable Zero-defect Production

October 2018 Section Meeting: Quality Aspects as Artificial Intelligence Progresses

Beginning with a thought exercise on robots, we will consider aspects of intelligence we have come to expect from automation. Given two clear technology trajectories and certain potential technical disruptors, we’ll consider the time-distance to a horizon beyond which we cannot see clearly. Next is the hard part: what defines the intelligence quality? Assuming artificial intelligence (AI) is a bundled set of responses to stimuli and query, a personality will emerge. What kinds of personalities are we going to specify in upcoming technology? Who will corporations entrust to set the tolerances for mission assurance parameters and establish risk registers? This talk will make the case that because of AI’s shortening of the time-horizon in technology, leadership positions will transition from engineers to liberal arts majors.

Presented By: Dr. Beth Kujan, PMP, LEED AP BD+C

Beth Kujan – Dr. Kujan is a classically trained materials scientist and an engineering project manager. She currently works at NJIT on a grant to support talent networks in Life Sciences, Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction and Utilities by providing specialized data analysis and information on technology trends. Prior to NJIT, she served as VP Market development for ARL Designs LLC, an advanced materials startup company. Dr. Kujan secured $1M+ in grants and paid evaluations from potential customers. Like many engineers in NJ, Dr. Kujan is an alumna of Bell Labs Murray Hill. She was a founding board member of Green Vision, Inc. a 501c3 hiring an autistic workforce.

Dr. Kujan earned her PhD in Materials Science from Cornell University and her BS from MIT. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. Dr. Kujan currently freelances as a project manager and/or subject matter expert.

Continue reading October 2018 Section Meeting: Quality Aspects as Artificial Intelligence Progresses

September 2018 Section Meeting: Branding For Landing

Are you over thinking how to get that job?

Did you know there are essentially two steps to getting a job?

What does it take to stand out in the world of work?

Everyone has a personal brand. The question is, does your brand accurately represent who you are? It serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to a weak one. In this session, Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, shares how to create a strong, compelling brand that will have companies wanting you for the position.

Companies spend millions every year building their brands. They are carefully crafted and vigorously defended. You need to put the same effort into your brand.

Looking at the job search process, hiring managers and human resource officials determine evaluate you quickly and based on few inputs. The good news is you have the opportunity to stand out.

Delivering your brand clearly and consistently is just as important, but first you need to understand what a brand is and isn’t. Alex explores “branding” and the art of creating a distinct brand for yourself. He will share which variables are most often used by Human Resources determining whether to call you in for an interview or not.

So whether you want to learn how create your own brand, become known in a new career field, or attract interviews, it may boil down to the quality of your brand.

During this event, you will:

  • Look at the concept of brand is (and isn’t)
  • Explore what it takes to build your awesome brand
  • Learn what it takes to be the candidate
  • Be taught how to position yourself to hear “Yes. It’s you we want.”
  • Examine determinants of your brand
  • Gain valuable insights to landing a job and doing the “happy dance”

Continue reading September 2018 Section Meeting: Branding For Landing