October Rancho Cucamonga Dinner Meeting: Everything I Needed to Know about Project Management I Learned in a Cockpit

October Rancho Cucamonga Dinner Meeting: Everything I Needed to Know about Project Management I Learned in a Cockpit

October 10, 2017
5:30 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT

Antonino's Ristorante Italiano
7945 N Vineyard Ave D-7
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Presentation Title: Make Can’t Miss Business and Technology Project Decisions

Presented by: Ray W. Stratton, PMP, EVP Commercial, Instrument Rated Pilot

PDU Category: Leadership

PDUs Awarded: 2

In a national survey, nearly 2,000 project managers reported that only 47 percent of their projects met their goals and only one-third said their projects are often completed on time and on budget. If pilots flew aircraft like we run projects, no one would ever fly. Yet every day millions of people fly for work or pleasure and flights arrive on time almost 80 percent of the time, delayed mainly by weather. Airline travel is also the safest form of long-distance travel. If you flew every day of your life, you have less than a 1 percent chance of being in a fatal accident.

We have been flying for just over 100 years, but project management has been around since the building of The Pyramids and The Great Wall. How can we be so good at flying, and so bad at project management? As both a pilot and former project manager, I’ll share some hard-won lessons from flying can be applied to project management as well. What piloting techniques will make you a better project manager?

 Speaker Biography: 

Mr. Ray Stratton, PMP, EVP, is founder and president of Management Technologies, an Earned Value Management Training and Consulting firm. He provides his clients EVM training, ANSI 748 Process Engineering, Third Party EVM assessments, and application of EVM to their projects and programs. He has taught Earned Value Management to US and foreign governmental agencies, educational institutions, and commercial and defense companies as well. He is the author of “The Earned Value Management Maturity Model®”, published by Management Concepts, and Ray Stratton’s “Earned Value Professional (EVP) Exam Study Guide”. Ray is also the editor of the monthly “The EVM Newsletter™”. His flexible and tailored EVMS approach has provided small to medium-sized projects rapid, low cost, ANSI 748 EVMS implementations by exploiting existing project controls processes and tools.

Ray has over 25 years of experience as a Software Program Manager with a major aerospace defense firm. While there he managed the development of Radar, Communication, and Command and Control Systems. He retired from the Naval Air Reserve with the rank of Captain. He last commanded an Engineering Unit that supported a variety of studies and projects on behalf of the Naval Air Systems Command, laboratories, and ranges. When not involved with clients, Ray volunteers his time piloting his aircraft for Angel Flight West in the transport of financially needy medical patients from distant rural locations to urban specialized treatment centers.


  • 5:30-6:00 Check-In
  • 5:30-6:15 Upcoming Event Loop
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 6:15-6:45 Dinner Meeting Deck
  • 6:45-7:00 Break & Speaker Presentation Setup
  • 7:00-7:50 Speaker Presentation (Part 1)
  • 7:50-8:00 Break
  • 8:00-8:50 Speaker Presentation (Part 2)
  • 8:50-9:00 Wrap-Up & Raffle
  • 9:00-9:30 Networking


$30.00 PMI CIE Member

$35.00 Non-Member

$15.00 Presentation Only / Student (no dinner)

$15.00 Presentation Only

Event Properties

Event Date 10-10-2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 10-10-2017 9:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00

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