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Governance Forum - 180725

The Governance Forum provides value to the PMI Atlanta community by offering participants:

Discussion of field-tested best practices, Decisions frameworks to assess culture and apply optimal strategy, Key takeaways to “take to work tomorrow” to maximize realization of value through introduction and standardization of best practices in the oversight and execution of projects, programs, and portfolios.



"Lighten up! How to right-size program management processes to fit your organization" by Lauren Abraham Mahoney, Lubna Memon, Danal Slay from Jabian Consulting

As a project manager within your organization, you participate in project management processes and governance every day. Do these processes ever feel like more of a burden than a tool? Join us to learn how to use process optimization principles to better design project management processes. In this presentation, you will learn key elements of what makes a strong process, and basic elements of process improvement. We will talk about how to apply these principles to facilitate more effective project management.  

Even for organizations that already have good processes in place, governance is key to making sure those processes are followed, and checks are in place along the way to mitigate risks and prevent issues. We will compare process governance to project governance. Are you right-sizing the level of governance that is needed for your project? We will talk about key factors to determine the right level of rigor and governance needed for your organization and how to optimize project management governance. We will use current events examples of how project management processes and governance can drive failure or success.

This will be an interactive presentation to share a process approach to project management and governance. Our aim is to raise your awareness and understanding of process optimization principles and how you can apply them in your role as project manager.





Lauren is a Director with Jabian Consulting with extensive experience in the strategic development and implementation of complex business solutions across a variety of industries. Lauren’s work is primarily focused on taking a process approach to drive strategic operational improvements, managing complex business and IT projects, and driving sustainable change. In other words- making things better, making sure work gets done, making change stick. Lauren is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Lubna is a Senior Manager at Jabian who helps clients achieve business efficiency, growth and sustainable results across the industries of life science, oil & gas, power & utilities, and non-profit. Lubna’s specialties include business transformation, program and project management, business process analysis & design, and change management. Lubna has led multi-million-dollar projects, developed business improvement strategies for billion-dollar brands and effectively identified and leveraged customer insights.

Danal is a Manager at Jabian with expertise in process engineering and optimization. He has broad industry experience across the retail, manufacturing, utilities, aerospace and defense, and automotive industries. He is known to be a results-driven, customer-focused professional with a passion for operations strategy and product management.



Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 


Global Payments

Global Payments, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA (770) 829-8000


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through July 18th
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