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Career Development | USC Bovard College Lecture Series: Change Management

Strategy = Business Acumen

Welcome to Change Management!

Successful project, program, and portfolio execution require far more than merely adhering to better practices (i.e. the recipe). It requires creating effective cultures (i.e. the chefs) that execute those practices leading to more consistent performance. Attendees will learn how to enact organizational change inspiring cultures that achieve more consistent performance.


  1. Context: Contemplative Questions
  2. A Bit about Me
  3. It’s Not About the Recipe
  4. Sub-optimal Culture
  5. (3) Real World Exhibits
  6. The Challenge: We Are All Unique
  7. A Recipe for Change 8 Q & A

About the speaker


Stan Lewis brings 25 years of experience successfully leading large-scale projects, programs, and portfolios across four continents for domestic and international interests. His background in program management began in the 1990s at the Howard Hughes-founded Hughes Aircraft Company. Stan has successfully led DoD and DHS subsystem programs for land, sea, air, and space domains for Hughes Aircraft, Raytheon, DRS, and Northrop Grumman, respectively. He has also successfully led commercial projects, programs, and portfolios with internationally dispersed teams, including production in Mexico and China. Stan’s expertise as a practitioner and consultant has included automotive, information technology, tech, aviation, defense, manufacturing, transportation, and start-up spaces. He has provided advisory to programs to $68B in size.

Stan founded and currently manages The Project Edge, LLC, a project management consulting firm created with the intent of improving the performance of projects and programs which have increasingly become the implementation mechanisms of choice for sovereignties and the private sector around the globe. He has served on the Board of Directors for both the United States Corporate Athletics Association and the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club. He is an active member of Oxford Entrepreneurs and a Lifetime Member of Oxford Union.

Stan is certified by the Project Management Institute and holds a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and an MSc in major programme management from Oxford University Saïd Business School, and he has completed the Program on Negotiation (PON) for senior executives at Harvard Law School.


1 PDU in the Strategic Category


  • $5 PMI Los Angeles Members
  • $10 Non-Members
  • Free for Students-Please email careerdev@pmi-la.org for the student discount code.

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Online.  Meeting participation information will be emailed with your registration confirmation. This event will be recorded.

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Type of category: Public Events (Programs, Career Dev and Membership Public Events)

Type of activity: Strategy = Business Acumen

Date: January 22nd, 2022

Hour: 10:00AM to 11:00AM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00

Students: Free