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Downtown LA | Optimizing Execution to Accelerate Projects and to Maximize Value

Strategic Business Management

Project plans frequently fall apart during execution. With changes in work scope, time & resources required to perform tasks, it is very difficult to schedule daily tasks across projects and resource groups to meet project goals, including ROI maximization.

We will discuss a new approach for unifying project teams and stakeholders at all levels, for enhancing the flow of productive work, and for aggregating risk for much higher portfolio reliability and for increasing the Return on Investment. Proven results from complex projects will be presented. Applicability of this approach for entertainment and smaller construction projects will also be discussed. How new technology enables us to be much more proactive will be highlighted to avoid costly re-baselining and to manage the unexpected. Principles of High Reliability Organizations will also be summarized with examples from Project Management.

About the Speaker (Bio)

speaker-inozu-baha.jpgBaha Inozu, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sharp Focus Inc. He is an outcome-driven Senior Executive and Thought Leader with more than 28 years of experience. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Bovard College of USC at its MS in Project Management Program. His areas of expertise include process improvements, risk management, HRO (High Reliability Organization), project management, portfolio management, operational excellence, operations management, strategic planning, change management, and business strategy. He is a co-author of "Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma and Constraints Management" (2011) and co-author of the new book “High Reliability for a Highly Unreliable World: Preparing for Code Blue through Daily Operations in Healthcare” (2018). He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Theory of Constraints Jonah. He managed executive initiatives to customize and facilitate sustainable process improvements.


  • 6:30  pm - 7:00 pm  - Networking
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Meeting
  • Light refreshments and appetizers will be served 


  • Non-member: $10
  • Member:  $5 
  • Student: $5

Location & Parking

Rossier School of Education
Waite Phillip Hall 
3470 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
HOURLY PARKING (up to 4 hours) - nearest hourly parking is at the USC Hotel Parking Structure (Figueroa Parking) 1st floor or McCarthy Way Parking off of Figueroa and McCarthy Way. 


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Postponement / Cancellation

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This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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Type of activity: Professional Development

Date: November 12th, 2019

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

PDUs: 1.0


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00

Students: $5.00


Rossier School of Education

3470 Trousdale Parkway Room B27 - Basement Level

Los Angeles, CA, 90089

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