Team Dynamics, The People Side of Project Management

Ed Vallorani

Ed Vallorani, Avanti Improvement Solutions, LLC.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There are many tools that are used to manage projects, and many time, we focus on executing the tools and forget about the people side of the equation. This is a recipe for disaster as the people side of any project is as important, if not more important, than the tools we use. If the people side is not managed properly, the project will fail.

Cultural Dimensions

This presentation will discuss the people side of a project by exploring team dynamics. We will discuss team members, team structure, common pitfalls and how to get your team to a high level of performance. This is an important part of the ASQ Body of Knowledge. As such it is included in the BOK for numerous ASQ certifications.


Ed Vallorani, MIB, CSCP, CMQ/OE, CSSGB

Ed works with organizations to reduce operating costs while improving customer satisfaction. He has worked with diverse industries, focusing his clients’ business processes on serving the customer. As service improves, costs decreases – a win-win for all.

Ed has worked extensively throughout the global supply chain, from auditing suppliers on four continents to working with customer service organizations. He has made internal and external improvements that saved millions.

Ed holds a Master of International Business degree from St. Louis University and a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University. He teaches, European Business Strategy, a master-level course, at St. Louis University.

Ed is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has been named a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) by ASQ. He also holds a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation from APICS.


ASQ St. Louis Section
Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
05:30 PM – 09:00 PM Central


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