Information Systems Security Association, Inland Empire Chapter

Critical Decision Making - Deciding How to Decide

Presented by Mike Beard, Managing Partner, Value Based Project Management LLC, PMP ITIL CLP CSM
on Tuesday, Sept 27, 2011 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Old Spaghetti Factory
11896 Foothill Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

RSVP by Monday, Jun 27 5:00pm to

Crystal Lucero
(909) 537-5099

Speaker Bio

Mike has over 30 years of diverse experience from tactical, management and leadership positions in Fortune 100 corporations. His career and consulting work have spanned Program Management, Manufacturing, Product Support & Logistics, Information Technology, Outsourcing, Procurement and Contracting, and 15 years of Operations in Southeast Asian countries. He provides expert advice in program/project turnarounds, program/project audit-assessments, human resource capacity planning, enterprise risk management, Lean operations, integrated project portfolio management and Program Management Office (PMO) infrastructure.


The ability to make critical decisions is accurately defining a risk or problem, framing risks related to the solutions, handling personal bias, and adherence to governance and process. We have all either made or seen the results when a critical decision is made using the "shotgun" or "ready-fire-aim" approaches. A well defined critical decision making process prevents secondary problems from arising. Critical decisions may be quick or could take months depending on the compliance required for the product or service. Our discussion will focus on a framework to establish an integrated decision making approach in conjunction with a few simple tools.


Students $15 $15
Members $20 $25
Non-Members$25 $30

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