September M2D2 Luncheon - Phil Obi - "Requirement Engineering and Quality Management"

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Event Date

"Requirement Engineering and Quality Management"

A Marriage of Necessity in Project Management


Phil Obi
Reliability Engineer, WMATA

Registration and Cost

The M2D2 Event is free of charge and open to all interested PMs. However, preregistration is required


Monday, September 21st, 2009, 11:30am to 1:00pm


USDA Cafeteria Conference Room
US Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250
(Driving Directions)

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station

Photo ID is required to enter the facility

About the Program

Requirement Engineering and Quality Management
A Marriage of Necessity in Project Management

Quality by its definition, is a characteristics of a given product; the level to which a product satisfies customer’s requirements or expectation.

With this definition, it is clear that quality means nothing without the requirements for it to satisfy.

The questions are: Quality, requirements which one comes first? Which one is more important?

In answering the question of which one comes first, I should say requirements. But on the issue of which one is more important, I say tell me.  In a sense let us discuss and debate about it?  

Before we journey through that debate, let us say what requirement engineering is first. After that we talk about how requirements help or perturb quality. Then we highlight the comfort of aligning requirements to achieve needed quality in projects.

About the Speaker

Phil Obi has held many positions of increased responsibilities in Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil and rose to the position of Aviation Superintendent. While in ExxonMobil he worked on the ISO certification of lube plant and aviation operations. He served also as an internal auditor ensuring the adherence of procedures, standards, and policies. Phil also worked as a quality officer for Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA).  In this position, he conducted many quality inspections and audits.

At present, Phil is a Reliability Engineer at WMATA focusing on managing reliability improvement projects for Automatic Fare Collection System, Communications, and Shop and Materials Services. In this capacity, Phil established and inspired teams towards achieving organizational goals and missions.

He has a bachelor degree in chemical engineering at Federal University of Technology Owerri(FUTO) , and a master degree in software engineering from University of Maryland University College.


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