ASQ Section 0511 November 2011 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Amphora Restaurant

Herndon, VA

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Good to Great Process Improvement

Gerard Dache

Gerard Dache is an accomplished consultant and advisor. His areas of expertise are CMMi and ISO consulting.

Gerard Dache

Short Narrative/Description:

In his bestselling book“Good to Great”, Jim Collins describes the drivers that propel some organizations to soar above their competitors. He compared “great” companies that outperformed their “good” competitors by 56 fold. In fact, if you would have invested $1 in the “good to great” companies in 1965, you could have pocketed $471 in 2000. Process Improvement (PI) professionals routinely talk about the benefits or process improvements and doing things better, faster and cheaper. During this presentation, the principles common to great organization will be compared and contrasted to 30 actual CMMI based process improvement programs.

Speaker Background:

Gerard Dache has over 20 years of management, process improvement and information technology experience. He is an SEI Authorized High Maturity Lead Appraiser for CMMI and an authorized SCAMPI Class B & C Team Lead. He is ITIL Foundation Certified and has extensive knowledge of process improvement standards including CMMI, ISO 9001 and ITIL. He has an extensive background in telecommunications, LAN/WAN, full lifecycle system development (hardware & software), e-commerce, network engineering, network installations and network operations. His business experience includes planning, business development, marketing, proposal development, staffing, training, financial management and customer relations. Mr. Dache also has 13 years of military service in the Army and has had numerous responsibilities including company commander, logistics, intelligence, mobilization and various command and staff assignments.



To register for this dinner meeting and presentation at the reduced rate complete our on-line registration form by Friday 11 November 2011. Cost for dinner is $25.00 per person if reservations are made by the deadline, $30 if otherwise. To register for the section meeting program with or without dinner please use our on line reservation form. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. If your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 - Amphora, Herndon, VA

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