Timm is a co-founder of Ensemble Management Consulting. Since 1994, Timm has been helping complex project teams do what they say they are going to do, leading to faster delivery of higher quality products at lower cost. Many if not most technical projects at Intel Corporation (where Timm worked for 15 years) still begin with a project planning technique Timm helped develop called “Map Day”.
Timm’s work with project teams has been featured in Product Development Best Practices Report and Training Magazine. He has been cited as an expert on performance under pressure in the Wall Street Journal and quoted in many other publications. He was lead developer of the Masters of Technology Management curriculum for the University of Phoenix. real money slots on iphone
Timm’s book No Surprises Project Management: A Proven Early Warning System for Staying on Track (ACT Publishing, 1999) describes in detail the commitment-based approach to product development. He has authored an award winning book on management in general called Making an Impact: Building a Top Performing Organization from the Bottom Up (CEP Press, 2001). He has edited a third book called Getting Results (HRD Press, 1998) and published over 40 articles in a variety of publications. From 1997-2001 Timm had a regular “column” in Performance Improvement Journal. His most recent article is “Motivation 3.0: a User’s Guide” an invited article for Performance Improvement, May 2015 issue.
Timm received his B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University in 1981 and his MEd in Educational Technology from Arizona State University in 1985. He was one of the first to receive the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation. He is Master Trainer of the Chain Gang Simulation for improving individual and team productivity. He is a former Director on the Board of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) where he has been an active member for over 20years.
Timm frequently publishes and presents his work. He has presented or consulted in 20 different countries.
Donna is a certified Executive Coach specializing in executive leadership and team development. She works with executives, leadership teams and high potential employees to support them in achieving their goals and maximizing their effectiveness and fulfillment. Donna brings over 25 years of experience in leadership and organizational development, training, facilitation, strategic planning and quality management.
Donna founded DFD & Associates, a coaching and consulting business, in 1998. As Principal / Owner of DFD & Associates, Donna has successfully worked with all levels of management from C-level through mid-level management in a wide variety of industries and size of companies. Examples of industries Donna has worked in include: the high tech industry (e.g., semi-conductor, network consulting, software and hardware), government sector (education, housing, county government, etc.), industrial hygiene, financial industries, and a multitude of small to large non-profit organizations.
Donna’s coaching programs begin with and focus on well-defined coaching outcomes and their alignment with key business results. Her approach greatly increases her clients’ self-awareness, communication abilities and willingness to take on new practices that lead to the client’s achievement of their full potential in leadership and in life. Donna’s programs include both individual and team coaching that result in: long term excellence and sustainable change, meaningful and measurable or observable results, and, the ability to continue self-growth and development after the completion of the coaching program. In addition to coaching, Donna has facilitated strategic planning processes, succession planning processes, culture change processes, as well as Board and Leadership Retreats for many of her clients.
Donna’s association with Ensemble Management Consulting enables her to support Team Leaders and Project Managers in successfully applying Commitment-Based Project Management processes, tools and leadership skills to achieve successful project and business outcomes.
Prior to starting DFD & Associates, Donna was part of the executive team of a global telecommunications company, AG Communications Systems (now Lucent-Alcatel), leading the Organizational Change and Development function and responsible for changing the entire company to an empowered, team-based organization that was competitive in the marketplace.
Donna holds a Master’s Degree inSocial Psychology from Arizona State University.
For the past 6 years, Mike has worked as an organizational performance consultant to industrial owners and construction contractors to create high performing project delivery teams and zero incident safety cultures. His work has taken him to Korea, Japan, the Middle East, South America and all across the United States.
During his 20 yrs at Intel Corporation, Mike acted as Project and Program Manager for over $2B of capital construction project work, accounting for more than 4 million sq. feet of factory and office space at 4 major corporate sites, overseas and domestic. Project budgets ranged from $500M to $750M. In this environment, multicultural project teams from 25 to 100 people of were his direct responsibility. His last capital project set new records for fastest factory ramp from groundbreaking to first production output. As Program Manager, Mike owned all design, construction and manufacturing tool installation from initial phase of capital funding to factory handover for manufacturing.
Also during his Intel career, Mike integrated “breakthrough systems” (one of the foundations for No Surprises Project Management™) into construction project teams. This methodology created a number of best known methods which enabled Intel to achieve world class “time to money” factory ramp performance during the company’s rapid expansion in the 1990’s. Further, Mike worked as an “in-house consultant” in successful interventions of major construction programs. usa gambling casino locations
Mike also served as Manager of the Corporate Facilities Engineering Group (60 people); a worldwide, multicultural organization supporting Intel manufacturing that developed and set the design criteria for the performance all of Intel’s factories and support facilities.
Co-developed and instructed an in-house project manager training course. Taught Instructor Workshop, Program Management, “Managing at Intel” & others; 20 years of teaching for management and leadership skills training courses for executives and front line supervisors. Received corporate recognition for training excellence.
As an active participant in professional associations, Mike served as Past President of Columbia Pacific Chapter, International Society of Performance Improvement, and presented at the 1994 Conference in Chicago. In 2003 he was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Chevron Corporate Project Construction Conference on how to create high performing safety cultures. In June of 2006 he co-delivered a session paper, “Risk Factors for Construction Injuries” to the American Society of Safety Engineers at their annual conference.
As a retired Captain, US Navy officer and aviator, his 26 yrs of service provided Mike with command experience in the US and the Republic of Korea in joint military exercises. He holds the license of a Registered Professional Engineer, retired, for the State of Oregon.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, from Oregon State University in 1968. In 1992 he earned a Masters Degree in Adult Education (Training/Organizational Development) also from Oregon State University.
Over the past 30-plus years, working independently as a serial entrepreneur as well as a serial intrapreneur within multi-national corporations, Tom has focused on recognizing outstanding new technology opportunities and successfully forming and leading new enterprises. His career has included leadership roles at both Fortune 1000 companies such as Texas Instruments, NCR, Fairchild Semiconductor, Fujitsu and DuPont, and entrepreneurial ventures such as Integrated CMOS Systems, VIA Technologies,Quantum3D, and Anadigm. Tom’s extensive experience and expertise spans business development, sales and marketing, brand management, operations (general management), and manufacturing. He is a Founder and Managing Partner of Endeavor Innovation Partners.
Tom’s earliest successes were at Texas Instruments where he led business development efforts to develop electronic sound generators and controllers for integration into leading consumer electronic products for the toy and game industry. Parker Brothers, Coleco, Milton Bradley and many others introduced products incorporating the TI technology, resulting in revenue growth from zero to over $50 million annually within 3 years. Tom later led efforts to commercialize the first RISC microprocessors, initially at NCR and then at Fairchild, followed by his first entrepreneurial efforts with Integrated CMOS Systems (sold to Toshiba) and VIA Technologies (now a major international IC company in Taiwan). At Fujitsu Microelectronics from 1992 to 1996 Tom initiated efforts to restructure US semiconductor operations, reducing operating costs by more than $20 million while increasing sales from less than $190 million to over $600 million within3 years.
Since 1998, Tom has advised or participated in the formation of more than 25 other high technology start-ups, most recently as President and general manager of DuPont Displays passive matrix polymer OLED displays headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and as interim COO for Anadigm, a field programmable analog array company headquartered in Tempe, AZ. From 2007 to 2010, Tom served as Executive Director for the Society for Information Displays, a professional society dedicated to advancing the state of the art in electronic displays for every product class from televisions to cell phones. Additionally, Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors for Project InVision International and is a trusted advisor to numerous other public and private companies in the displays, semiconductor and software industries.
Tom began his career as a hardware and firmware designer for microprocessor systems and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY.united kingdom online casinos
Ray has been a Project Manager on numerous successful teams over the course of his 35-year career. He hasworked on industrial plants, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and office buildings worldwide for petrochemical, pharmaceutical, primary metals, consumer products, munitions, nuclear fuel, and semiconductor industries. Ray has worked for and with designers, contractors and owners on projects as large as $650M.
While working on construction projects, he has spent considerable time building project teams, planning for success, improving processes and team communication, assuring cultural integration and resolving issues. At Intel Corporation, he co-developed and taught Introduction to Intel Construction for Contractors covering: corporate culture, mission, organization, and manufacturing/construction processes.
At Intel Corporation in the mid-90’s, Ray began to use the Commitment-Based Project Management “Map Day” process. The roll out was implemented with such effective results, that subsequent capital project teams utilized the Map Day process, achieving continuous improvement, and more expedient schedule deliveries at greater and greater cost effectiveness with each successive project.
Ray has worked with Arizona State University’s, CREATE (Construction Research and Education for Advanced TechnologyEnvironments) Program presenting PM seminars, participating in Project CostAnalysis Studies, and mentoring Graduate Students on their research Projects. Ray has also worked with general contractors to complete projects and incorporate new processes to create greater projectefficiency and more satisfied owners.
His association with Ensemble Management Consultingand Commitment-Based Project Management has enabled Ray to consult with many more project teams, offering project experience, knowledge, coaching and mentoring to those who wish to improve their project leadership and management skills.
Ray graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is currently a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Arizona. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, AmericanSociety of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, and the Project Management Institute. slot casino us players
A PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Mr. Solera is a senior project and program management executive with more than 25 years of experience spearheading the development and implementation of successful systems and processes in high technology organizations. Mr. Solera gained his expertise in leadership and management setting up and running multiple project management offices (PMOs) in support of strategic, corporate-wide initiatives. Specifically, Mr. Solera directed and managed Intel’s Year 2000 corporate program as well as Intel’s post-9/11 response initiative. Prior to the Y2K program, Mr. Solera led Intel’s first Agile-like software development program in support of the Intel Inside® Program. After Intel, Mr. Solera joined Symantec Corporation to lead the development and rollout of the SPN initiative (http://www.spn.com), a Software as a Service (SaaS) program to provide backup and recovery, among other services, to small and mid-size businesses. Through his leadership and innovative project acceleration methods, Mr. Solera enabled the IT organization to meet is schedules and supported the on-time launch of SPN. uk bingo sites with deposit bonus
Currently an Agile evangelist and enterprise project executive at Railinc, Mr. Solera also teaches and consults on project acceleration and leadership through Ensemble Management Consulting and his company Solera Associates LLC (http://www.pmlead.com). Mr. Solera teaches through PMI, Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and is a leadership coach for Duke University Fuqua’s School of Business leadership programs.
Mr. Solera holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and a Master in Business Administration from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He extends his reach to the community by being actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America and with the Rotary Club.
Çiğdem Aksu (pronounced Chee-dem) is a Program Development Specialist for the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce where she develops and implements projects and business plans for small and medium size enterprises. She recently set up the Project, Training and Research Center and is also responsible for the “Green Line” Trade Project designed to facilitate trade across the Turkishand Greek border on the Island of Cyprus. Çiğdem delivers training and seminars on project writing and project implementation and has several years of direct one-on-one consulting and coaching experience.
Çiğdem received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in International Relations from Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. In 2006, she was selected and participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program on Small Business Development in the United States. In 2009 she was selected and participated as a “local consultant” in a USAID sponsored program to build the capacity for Commitment-Based Project Management (CBPM) in Northern Cyprus. As a result of that program she is certified to teach and coach CBPM and she continues to do so on a local and International basis.