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IMC DFW Management Consultants Forum (student) - Accelerated Projects - Apr 11, 2011
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When: April 11, 2011
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Collins Center at SMU Cox
3150 Binkley Ave
Dallas, Texas  75205
United States
Contact: Ken Langley

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Monday, April 11, 2011
Lon Roberts, Ph.D.
Lon Roberts, Ph.D.
Principal Partner - Roberts & Roberts Associates

Dr. Lon Roberts is a principal partner and senior consultant for Roberts & Roberts Associates, where he is in demand as a keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant. He has held positions ranging from nuclear engineering specialist, college professor, systems engineer, program manager, to consortium director.
His expertise in project cycle time compression stems from research and experience in overhauling business processes to achieve "orders of magnitude” improvement, coupled with practical experience as a systems engineer and project manager.
In addition to a forthcoming book titled Leading Accelerated Projects, Dr. Roberts has authored numerous articles and four books—his latest titled SPC for Right-Brain Thinkers: Process Control for Non-Statisticians—and a Quality Press bestseller titled Process Reengineering: The Key to Achieving Breakthrough Success.
He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University. He has also studied at the University of Dallas and the College of William and Mary.

Leading Accelerated Projects


Matching Today's Accelerated Requirements

  • Are deadlines for deliverables keeping you awake at night?
  • If so, does the cure for your insomnia consist of doing more of the same?
  • Or, is there a killer app that will allow you to point-and-click your way to instant results?

If the answers to these questions are: "Yes,” "No,” and "No,” this presentation will challenge you to consider novel solutions to the "rapid results” conundrum — solutions that will benefit you and your clients.

In this presentation, Dr. Lon Roberts will share insights he has learned from the past 15 years of research and experience in making accelerated projects a reality.

How are you managing your consulting deliverables? Are you matching today's requirements for Fast, Cheap and Over-delivery?

– Or –

Are you wondering how you will accomplish all of the client's requirements in half the time?

At the heart of his approach are 8 Acceleration Opportunity Levers™ that, if exploited, are the basis for achieving significant improvements in project cycle time. You will come away with a fresh perspective on what works, what doesn't work, and why.

You will also learn:

  • Why accelerated projects matter to you and your clients
  • What realities are responsible for shaping the accelerated projects philosophy
  • What a "systems approach” to accelerating projects means in practical terms
  • Why the elusive "Leadership Lever” is critical, but is often overlooked
  • What specific interventions are required of the leader of an accelerated project
  • How "crisis-mode acceleration” differs from "planned acceleration”

 Join us for an unparalleled conversation with an expert who has seen it all and has been privy to the opinions of clients you most want to impress!

As an added bonus, Mr. Heckman will give away ten copies of his book Boardroom Selling: Proven Strategies for Selling to Decision Makers.

Plan to attend and bring a colleague or client.

Network, enjoy the informal interchange with professional colleagues, and come prepared to challenge the speaker with your probing questions.

Agenda and Reservations

Member Spotlight

The member spotlight allows us to get to know other IMC members a little better. At each meeting a member will be invited to speak for a couple of minutes.



Networking & Buffet:

6:00 - 7:00 pm


7:00 - 8:00 pm


Free (paid by the SMU Cox School of Business) to students of the SMU Cox EMBA, FMBA or PMBA programs.


Use the Binkley parking garage.  Parking map and information




Ken Langley

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