Tech Session 2018-02 (Cebu)

Technical Session 2018-02 (Cebu)

We are pleased to announce Technical Session 2018-02 to be held in Cebu is now available for registration!

This Technical Session will discuss Organizational Project Management and Value and Benefits Realization Management.  We continue with a half-day, Saturday session, involving two dynamic and informative speakers!  See below detailed information.  Earn 2 PDUs, network with other project managers, and enjoy a great snack buffet … a most productive way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
What:    PMI Philippines Chapter - Vis/Min Region
              Technical Session 2018-02
When:   Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2:00pm-6:00pm
               An afternoon snack buffet is included
Where:   Harold’s Hotel-Emerald A Conference Room
               C. Rosal Street, Cebu City, Philippines
               Click here for hotel website and directions
               Phone: +63 917 711 8828
               (free indoor hotel parking with adjacent overflow lot)
               *For those attendees needing hotel accommodations, book your room directly with Harold’s Hotel.  Mention your attendance at the PMI Tech Session for the special corporate rate.

Cost:     Php 500.00 for Chapter Members
               Php1,500.00 for Non-Members
               (to become a member immediately, click here)
Register: Simply send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and wait to receive payment instructions.

PDUs:   For attendees with PMI credentials, attending this session will earn you two PDUs and will automatically be applied directly with PMI.

Tech Session Agenda:
1:00pm - 1:30pm ..... Registration / Networking - Lobby area outside Conference Room
1:30pm – 2:00pm ....  Doors to the Conference Room open / Program Begins at 2:00pm
2:00pm - 2:10pm ..... Introduction - Joe Rey, Associate Director, PMI Philippines Chapter-Vis/Min Region
2:10pm – 3:10pm ..... Amando Radomes, Jr. - Systems Thinking In Organizational Project Management
3:10pm – 3:20pm ..... (TBA)
3:20pm – 4:00pm ..... Break / Afternoon Snack Buffet / Networking
4:00pm – 4:15pm ..... (TBA)
4:15pm – 5:15pm ..... Pablo Yambot - Improving Business Results- Value & Benefits Realization Mgmt
5:15pm – 5:45pm ..... Closing – Joe Rey
5:45pm – 6:00pm ..... Group picture taking

About the Speakers


DEPUTY PROJECT DIRECTOR – Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc.
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR – Dept. of Industrial Engineering, USC & USJ-Recoletos

TOPIC:  Systems Thinking In Organizational Project Management: Addressing Project Complexity and Bounded Rationality Through Enhanced Mental Models and Improved Quality of Decisions.
SYNOPSIS:  Given that organizational project management framework is used to align portfolios, programs, and projects with business strategies, decision makers are challenged to overcome the prevalence of various issues the project phases or lifecycle. Ambiguity becomes even more pronounced at the program and portfolio levels due to bounded rationality, which is the premise that a decision maker’s rationality is limited by the quantity and quality of information available on any decision point. Such analytical complexity may be addressed by complementing the conventional project management planning tools with systems thinking, the discipline that traces its origin with the creation of the field of system dynamics (SD).  SD provides a macro-perspective in analyzing the behavior of complex systems over time. What roles does SD play in augmenting the currently established body of knowledge in the project management profession? How can portfolio, program, and project managers take advantage of this top-down dynamic analytical approach? With the availability of two modeling techniques, causal-loop diagram and stock-and-flow diagram, SD can help decision makers enhance their mental models and, consequently, improve the quality of their decisions.

PROFILE:  Arjay is responsible for the management of both interdependent process transformation projects and Oracle Retail program at  his company’s supply chain network technology optimization portfolio. He champions the application of various lean enterprise tools and methodologies including the Six Sigma define, measure, analyze, improve, and control (DMAIC) model.  He has partnered with supply chain stakeholders to champion business process reengineering and integration initiatives and by implementing breakthrough improvements across key business areas on strategic sourcing, allocation, and replenishment optimization aspects of the retail value chain. He has also provided consultancy work on operations analysis with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

EDUCATION:  Academic Exchange Program, National University of Colombia, Medellin, Colombia 2013, Erasmus Mundus European Master Program in System Dynamics, Distinction (Bene Meritum) 2011-13, MSc in Business Administration Radboud University Nijmegen The Netherlands 2013, MSc in System Dynamics New University of Lisbon Portugal 2012, MPhil in System Dynamics University of Bergen Norway 2011 and BSc in Industrial Engineering, Distinction (Cum Laude), USC 2003-08. He has completed extensive research projects at USC and USJR as well as for other educational institutions globally and written several publications on a wide range of topics including tourism, environmental issues, renewable energy, management, and fertility rates.


FACULTY (Part-time) – Ateneo de Manila University

TOPIC:  Improving Business Results- Value and Benefits Realization Management

SYNOPSIS:  When benefits realization management is part of a disciplined approach to project management, performance increases. Yet, very few organizations have a formal Benefits Realization Management of Value Realization framework in-place. The speaker will discuss:

  • How to gain, deliver and sustain the value that projects deliver.
  • Project managers' role in ensuring that an organization’s expected benefits are delivered
  • Do the outcomes and outputs of your projects continue to produce value after the projects have ended and the ongoing work has transitioned to the business unit?



  • PMI (2016). The Strategic Impact of Projects: Identify benefits to drive business results.
  • PMI (2016). Delivering Value: Focus on benefits during project execution.
  • PMI (2016).  Beyond the Project: Sustain benefits to optimize business value.
  • PMI (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th ed.
  • Wiley, IIL (2014). Kerzner, H. Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence
  • Axelos (2017). Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2.

PROFILE:  Pablo has 22 years of project, program, portfolio management (P3M) & IT service management (ITSM) experience. He has effectively applied best practices in global operations, projects and is a seasoned trainer, providing coaching and mentoring in ITSM, PPM (incl. a PHP 4Bn portfolio), Business Intelligence & Analytics. Pablo is internationally recognized for his work. Pabs is featured in the Department of Science & Technology Science Education Institute’s 25th anniversary recognition & book of outstanding scholars. He is the founding president of IT Service Management Forum Philippines and has worked extensively with itSMF International, government agencies, members to help raise the competitiveness of the Philippine IT industry. Pabs has advised DOST Engineering Research and Development for Technology ICT track. He is a regular trainer and speaker with PMI Philippines and is currently part-time faculty at the Ateneo School of Science and Engineering. Key achievements include:

  • Winner in Excellence in Improvement and Innovation, 2013 Shared Services Outsourcing Network; Procter & Gamble (P&G) “Always On” Program
  • Finalist , 2013 Fairfax Business Media IT Excellence Awards, Best IT Governance; P&G
  • Finalist 2013 International ICT Awards Philippines, Quality Program of the Year; P&G
  • Winner, 2014 Ideaspace Technology Startup Competition: MyChild Applications
  • Project Manager, PSHS Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab); 1st in NCR, 2nd in the Phils.
  • Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST SEI) distinguished alumni scholars (2012- 25th Anniversary, DOST SEI)
  • Philippine Team member, Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (1990), Australian Mathematics Competition (1990, 1991)
  • Multiple International P&G internal awards: IT operations, projects, capability building
  • 3-time National Milo Marathon Finalist; Competitive soccer player (Atletico Manila, Iligan Archangels, P&G United), cyclist (Team Clean Haul), & Randonneur.

EDUCATION:  BS Mechanical Engineer, 1995, DOST- SEI Scholar.  College of Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2nd highest GPA in BS ME batch.  Faculty, DISCS, SOSE, Ateneo, Guest lecturer, CS Dept., UP Diliman.

For any questions, please contact:

Joe Rey, Associate Director, PMI Philippines Chapter-Visayas/Mindanao, +63 920 982 6101, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-15-2018
Event End Date 09-15-2018