Next SoCal IASA Meeting - Best Practices for Estimating Your Projects 07/21/2012
The next SoCal IASA chapter meeting will be Thursday June 21, 2012 at Rancho Santiago Community College District, 2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, pizza and networking 6:30 pm. Meeting cost is $5 to help us cover the cost of food and beverages. RSVP by emailing to Mike Vincent if you plan to attend.
Are you afraid of making estimates? You are not alone! Do you know why making quality estimates AND tracking actuals is so important? Can you really estimate how long a football game will be? Learn the importance of accurate estimating and how that skill will help you define and manage your customer’s expectations. Discover the difference between ‘ideal time’ and ‘elapsed time’ and why your estimates need to encompass both. Join others in learning the anatomy of an estimate and lean techniques to make your life easier. Come learn some great tips you can begin using your first day back on the job.
Michael is Vice President of Development at PDSA, Inc. and brings over 32 years of Information Technology experience to bear at his position. Prior to joining the PDSA team, Michael was the Director of Information Technology at the Long Beach division of Boeing. He was responsible for all aspects of computing – strategic planning, architecture, application lifecycle, asset management, and outsource management – where he managed a budget of over $90 million dollars and 140+ people. Michael’s responsibilities at PDSA are to manage all projects and personnel while ensuring quality services are delivered on time and on budget to our valued clients. He has been instrumental in defining and executing a solid internal business and engineering process to ensure quality services. Michael also has been an instructor at UCLA and University of California, Irvine's extension program since 1985. He instructs or has instructed the following courses: Microsoft.NET, Advanced Visual Basic, and Relational/Distributed Database Management and Design. Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from UCLA, and has published several articles on database management, SQL Server and Visual Basic. He has also spoken at industry conferences, such as Advisor’s DevCon and Informant Conferences on Microsoft Technologies and best practices.