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IMC SoCal - Orange County Chapter Breakfast, February 2010
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When: Thursday, February 11, 2010
7:00-9:00 AM
Where: Mimi's Cafe
4030 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, California  92604
United States
Contact: Harald Weiss

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Don't miss our February 11, 2010 Orange County Breakfast!

Ten Principles for Successful
Consulting Engagements
 By Mike Beard, Managing Partner,
Value Based Project Management LLC.
    Thursday, February 11, Mimi's Café, Irvine, 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Many consulting engagements start off which high expectations, but then experience problems, and all parties wonder what happened. This does not have to be the case. Problems will not occur when sound project management principles are followed. These are applicable to all consulting engagements regardless of type, size or duration.

Join us at our February  IMC Orange County Breakfast as Mike Beard, PMP ITIL, shows us what we consultants need to know about project management to better manage consulting engagements, set realistic client expectations, and eliminate waste and misunderstandings.

Topics covered will include:

  • Ten universal program management principles
  • How to set realistic expectations for consulting engagement
  • How to track and communicate engagement progress
  • How to manage project risk and cover your assets
  • Project management toolkit for consultants
  • And a lot more...

This will not only be a great learning experience for consultants regardless of specialty, but also an opportunity for you to network with consultants and other self-employed professionals in the Greater Orange County area. Be prepared to share how how you are managing your engagements and are keeping your clients apprised.

Mike Beard, Managing Partner, Value Based Project Mgt LLC

Mike Beard, PMP, Managing Partner of Value Based Project Management LLC, has been working in project management since 1985. At McDonnell Douglas, he was responsible for programs up to $100M in labor effort and five years in length. As a project management consultant since 2000, he has served private companies, local county and city governments, and Department of Defense contractors. He is the current President of the Association of Professional Consultants (APC), is active in several professional associations, serves on advisory boards, is a member of the Editorial Board of Projects at Work Magazine, and teaches project management courses at Cerritos College. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), and holds a BS degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Low Pricing, Good Location, Easy Parking: Mimi's Café in Irvine!

Mimi's Café is located at 4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604, at the southwest corner of Culver & Barranca, 1-1/2 miles north on Culver from I-405. Driving north on Culver, turn right on Barranca, then into Mimi's free parking lot. You will love our private meeting room with big windows. Pricing has been reduced to $15 for non-members.

  • Place: Mimi's Cafe, 4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010 (2nd Thursday of the month)
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $10 for IMC members, $15 for non-members. This includes any choice from the IMC hot breakfast menu, tax and tip included.
  • RSVP: Via email to

About IMC OC

IMC OC is a Southern California chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA), the national accrediting organization for management consultants. In addition to providing a wide range of benefits to management consultants, IMC awards the world-recognized CMC (Certified Management Consultant) certification mark.


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