Understanding the Big Picture – The Forgotten Phase of Strategic Project Management – Craig Stevens

The forgotten phase of strategic project management is the back-story to how we got to the project in the first place. Join us as Craig explains his interconnected business models that make up the strategy part of change implementation found in his soon to be released book The Forgotten Phase of Strategic Project Management. Craig’s approach incorporates the organization’s mission, goals, and strategy; ethics; systems thinking; change management; and project management. During this presentation Craig will sets the stage for the next three presentations on change management and Strategic Project Management.

Craig Stevens has been a Management, Industrial, and Systems Engineer for over 30 years. Currently he is the Manager for the Process Improvement Program for HCA Physician Services, where the CIPp Team is developing the CPI/Lean/Six Sigma program for about 600 practices. He is also the president of Westbrook Stevens, LLC; an Author; and a Visual Artist.

Before HCA, he worked as a consultant for over 100 different organizations in 25 states including (US DOD, US DOE, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Westinghouse, DuPont, etc.). Craig has worked in every layer of an organization and in several industries (Healthcare, Government, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Hospitality, Scientific Research, Energy, Waste Management and Environmental Restoration, Not-For-Profits, and Construction). He was the Chief Engineer and Quality Manager for PRAGMATICS, INC. (8a), Program Manager for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and was the Mechanical Engineer SME in solar and electric power, explosives, and general engineering for U.S. doe, Office of Scientific, and Technical Information (OSTI).

Craig is the Author of the Geronimo Stone series and is writing a book on Strategic Project Management for Gower Publishing in London. Currently he teaches Project Management and Business Analysis at Belmont University and  has written many papers on management subjects and served as adjunct faculty for Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Phoenix, Nashville State Tech, and UT Knoxville as a TA. He was also a trainer/facilitator of Project Management for the American Management Association International (AMAI) and Padgett Thompson. He has taught graduate and undergraduate classes and workshops in Strategic Implementation, Innovation and R&D, Operations Management, Project Management, Change Management, Manufacturing Management, Strategic Management, General Management Principles, Systems Management, Statistics, Customer Service, Engineering Economy, and Human Factors Engineering.

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