“Presentation Goal:  To provide the audience with an understanding of the role of Six Sigma in relation to Project Management”

June14th, 2012

I.Introduction:  Setting the Stage for Success


II.What is Six Sigma?

  • A “Discovery-based” methodology (scientific method)
  • Design for Six Sigma


III.What is Project Management?


  • A “Delivery – based” methodology


IV. Six Sigma and Project Management is the “perfect marriage!”


V.Six Sigma as “Fact-based common sense”


VI.Tools to help the Project Manager


  • Ongoing baseline and Performance Measures
  • Straight-talk
  • Exit Strategy
  • Before and after measures showing statistically relevant impact
  • Fact driven $ impact analysis
  • Voice of the Customer/Critical to Quality
  • VOC to CTQ to Requirements 


VII.Tying Six Sigma into every project;  Project with guaranteed results!

Key Note Speaker Bio:


Phillip C. Reinke



After 30 years of successful organizational transformation and performance improvement in Fortune 100 companies such as General Electric, First Data Corporation, Western Union, BankOne/First of Chicago, National City Bank and Kaplan Higher Education, Phil set out to share his experience with a broader audience of companies that could not afford to fully deploy the highly demanded and much needed, Six Sigma culture. 

Over the course of 15 years he developed and refined the next generation of organizational improvement methodologies which he called “DMADD. ”DMADD stands for Define/Measure/Analyze/Develop/Deliver and it is quickly being recognized as the Six Sigma of the 21st Century.  To support his methodology, he became a “SBG Best-selling” author with books like “Pinewood-Winning by the Rules” and “The New Brass Ring – Process Improvement for the 21st Century”.  His books are staged to bring organizations large and small into the 21st century.  He has also published “My Mentor-Direction to 21st Century Leadership.”  This book has been called the “Success book of the 21st century” helping not only organizational leaders, but anyone who has higher aspirations.   

Phil is one of GE’s original 30 Six Sigma Master Black Belts.  He specifically led the transformation of GE Capital division, which to this day is recognized as the pinnacle of process improvement deployments.  Following GE, he moved to CSX Transportation (one of the major railroads) and successfully deployed an organization-wide Six Sigma Program.  Moving to First Data Corporation he deployed Six Sigma across many of their organizations.  He challenged himself to deploy Process Improvement in areas that have never attempted it before, such as Sales and Marketing.  As a result of the improvement efforts, First Data was positioned for “privatization” by KKR.  During that time, he also deployed Six Sigma in Western Union, successfully addressing a significant risk with money and wire fraud.  The effort saved literally millions of dollars monthly!  He also was part of the team that positioned Western Union for a “spin-off” from First Data Corporation and successfully participated in its return as a publically traded corporation on the NYSE.  From there he moved to Kaplan Higher Education and worked to deploy a process Improvement program in an arena never before attempted: academics.  In his first year, he and his team generated more than $40 million in bottom line savings.

Phil currently teaches Six Sigma certification courses for Key Performance/Florida Atlantic University. He is also a Professional Public Speaker serving as the Keynote speaker to the Florida Council of Independent Schools.  He was recently recognized as the “Educator of the Year” for Student Success. 

Phil is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a Head Coach of two, Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball teams.  He is also a prolific blogger, posting articles to 6 different blogs with topics on Personal Success, Leadership, 21st Century Philosophy (he is globally recognized for his 21st century philosophical concept “Quantum Obligation”), Physics and Process Improvement. 

He is a father of 6 and he and his wife Lori are South Florida residents.


Dr. Michael Provitera

Mastering Self-Motivation

Creating a Vision and Mission for Yourself

Dr. Michael J. Provitera is an associate professor of organizational behavior at Barry University, Miami, Florida (USA) and a motivational expert. He is the author of the book titled “Mastering Self-Motivation: Preparing Yourself for Personal Excellence.”

Dr. Provitera’s current research pertains to motivation, management education, and leadership. In addition, he runs seminars and courses on management, leadership, and motivation with his company Motivational Leadership Training. In addition to his newly published book, he has more than 23 peer-reviewed publications and a few magazine articles. He is a certified leadership trainer in the Situational Leadership Model created by Dr. Paul Hersey in Escondido, California.

Dr. Provitera is a member of the Academy of Management where each year he presents his research, runs doctoral student consortiums, and chairs and facilitates sessions.

His experience consists of fifteen years in the corporate sector as an executive on Wall Street at various firms such as Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers. His education consists of the following:

  • B.S. in marketing with a minor in economics at the City University of New York in 1985.
  • M.B.A. in finance from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens, New York In 1989.
  • D. B. A. (Doctorate of Business Administration) in management from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2000.

Dr. Provitera will present a motivational keynote presentation that will highlight his book “Mastering Self-Motivation” as he takes us through a journey from Motivating and Leading ourselves to reinventing ourselves.

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South Florida PMI Dinner Event: Six Sigma in relation to Project Management

June 14, 2012 5:00 PM  – 9:00 PM

The Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Dinner Registration
Member  $29.00
Non-Member $39.00

Platinum Level/PM Tools Sponsorship
sponsor $1,500.00

Silver Level Sponsorship
sponsor $250.00

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