Chapter Events

The San Diego Chapter holds regularly scheduled events. These events offer the opportunity for members and guests to learn about the latest in project management, share and exchange information, network, find job opportunities, and enjoy some refreshments.

PMI North County Roundtable Breakfast - 1 Technical PDU

November 28, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

The MAKE Building
5600 Avenida Encinas, Suite 150
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Complicated and Complex Systems
Group Participation and Discussion led by: Dr. John Wood  

Note: Registration at this venue is limited to 50 attendees. Register now!

Abstract: As the interconnectedness of technology and society continues to expand, project managers are faced with the daunting task of managing thedevelopment of increasingly complicated and complex systems. Luckily, project managers do not have to go about it alone. Systems engineers are uniquely qualified to facilitate the successful realization, operation, support, and retirement of engineered systems. This presentation and discussion will cover the definitions of complicated and complex systems, introduce the field of systems engineering, show the overlap between project life cycles and system life cycles, and conclude with a practical framework for integrating the systems engineering and project management disciplines.

John Wood, PhD, PMP has spent his career pursuing perfection in areas where less-than-perfect performance can be deadly. For more than two decades he has applied his systems engineering and project management expertise to improve performance, reduce costs,and save lives in healthcare, aviation, and defense. Currently, he serves as a system engineering consultant and is the Director of Systems Engineering Education at the California Institute for Performance Management. Dr. Wood holds a BS in electrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a PhD in systems engineering from the George Washington University, and the following certifications: Fundamentals of Value-Based Health Care from Dartmouth College, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from U.C. San Diego, Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute, and SAFe Scrum Master from Scaled Agile.

7:30 am Registration / Meet & Greet
7:45 am Introductions
8:00 am Announcements
8:05 am Roundtable Discussion
8:50 am Networking / Closing
9:00 am Adjourn

Please Note that PMI-SD has a no-refund policy for this event. All event registrations are final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

Please contact with any registration related questions.


$15.00 Member Breakfast & PDU

$5.00 Member Coffee Only & PDU

$15.00 Guest Breakfast & PDU

$5.00 Guest Coffee Only & PDU