PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Governance Forum (Virtual) - 210428

Governance Forum (Virtual) - 210428

"Building a Convincing Business Case"
presented by Peter J. Sherman, Managing Partner of Riverwood Associates, LLC.

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.


Project Management professionals are expected to use financial data in their daily decisions to drive their business. But many managers have not been trained how to recognize different types of costs and benefits, how to calculate return on investment, or put a business case together. Don't let your fear of finance get in the way of your success. In this interactive webinar, Peter Sherman will guide you how to identify the types of costs, benefits, read a P&L, and prepare a convincing Business Case.

Prior to the webinar, attendees complete a short online Test Your Knowledge Business Case Skills assessment. During the webinar, we’ll review the questions.

Webinar also includes accompanying article in SCMNow Magazine, Q2 2020.

Biography Sherman-Peter

Peter J. Sherman is Managing Partner of Riverwood Associates, LLC - a Lean Six Sigma training and consulting company based in Atlanta. Peter brings more than 25 years of experience successfully leading process improvement programs in the U.S. and international (Japan, Mexico, El Salvador, India, Philippines, and Czech Republic). He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, and ASCM Certified Supply Chain Professional.
From 2010-14, Peter served as Director of Process Excellence for Cbeyond Communications, a publicly traded, $500M revenue telecommunications provider, based in Atlanta, GA. Previously, Peter was a Master Black Belt with AT&T’s Product Development Group for 10 years.

Peter began his career in Japan as a visiting M.I.T. scholar in 1986-87. There he worked with Dr. Edwards Deming, the noted American Quality expert and learned Japanese quality practices, including the Toyota Production System and Kaizen. Peter served as Lead Instructor at Emory University's Six Sigma Program in Atlanta from 2008-11. From 2010-11, Peter served on the iSixSigma Editorial Advisory Board. He has authored 75 articles on Lean, Six Sigma and quality. Peter is currently the author of the Association for Supply Chain Management SCMNow Magazine’s Operational Excellence column. Peter also serves on the American Society for Quality’s Quality Progress Magazine Expert Answers panel.

Peter holds a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida (honors); a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and an MBA from Georgia State University. Since 2014, Peter has held various positions with the ASQ Atlanta Section including Section Chair, Section Chair-Elect, and Program Chair.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM 



You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.    


PMI Atlanta Member: $8.00.
Non-Member: $10.00

Meeting content, presenter, and location are subject to change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations.  

Logging PDUs

Earn 1 PDU
Talent Triangle Category: Technical Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 04-28-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar

Member Benefits

PMI Atlanta, made up of over 5,000 members, is located in a large geographic area serving project managers all over North Georgia and metro Atlanta.

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