April Chapter Meeting: Embracing the Automation Mindset

Ways of Working


The Automation Mindset presentation introduces a new way of thinking about project management, highlighting the rise of automation and AI. It emphasizes that these technologies streamline processes by using information, reducing the need for extensive human involvement. Mastery in this area requires understanding the core principles behind AI, not just its deployment.

During the presentation, attendees learn three key pillars: natural laws, observation, and structure. By understanding natural laws, they simplify complex situations into manageable information. Through careful observation, they learn to spot patterns and make quick, informed decisions. Structure helps create efficient frameworks, minimizing errors and redundancies in project delivery.

By adopting this mindset, project managers can transform their approach and achieve outcomes beyond traditional methods. They gain clarity and precision to navigate modern business challenges, driving innovation and success for their organizations. Ultimately, the presentation serves as a catalyst for transformation, empowering attendees to harness the full potential of automation and AI in project management.

This month's presenter is Dr. Jacob Kashiwagi, a thought leader in the areas of education, leadership development, procurement, and supply chain management. He received his PhD from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the area of Supply Chain Management. His research led him to co-develop the Best Value Approach, a revolutionary and internationally renowned approach to business. Their groundbreaking model is the most licensed technology out of Arizona State University in the past 20 years (62 licenses) and has been tested on over 2,000 projects valued over $6 billion in services, with a 98% success rating (on time, within budget, and client highly satisfied), and savings of 10-30% on all project costs.

The global success of the Best Value Approach inspired Dr. Jacob to author the No-Influence Leadership Model, a radical approach to teaching leadership skills to students and professionals. This unique methodology emphasizes that effective leadership is about understanding and aligning expertise without attempting to change or influence others. This leadership model led Dr. Kashiwagi to create the Leadership Society of Arizona (LSA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on helping high school students to be successful. Using his professional and educational experience, he has taught this approach to over 8,000 management professionals, 1,500 college students, and 1,200 high school students. He has personally mentored over 150 students, helping them use the NoInfluence Leadership Model to develop lucrative careers and overcome personal instability (substance abuse, family trauma, depression, severe anxiety, etc.).

Today, Dr. Kashiwagi continues to champion programs to advance the fields of project management, procurement, and leadership development by presenting to large groups, inspiring young people, giving back to the community, and publishing books. He is a two-time Amazon best-selling author of In Search of Truth and No-Influence Mentoring.

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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: April 18th, 2024

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Registration close date: April 18th, 2024 at 6:30PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: $10.00

Non members and Guests: $15.00