Lessons learned in managing joint Chinese and American project teams

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Event Date
Start At : Friday, June 17, 2011 - 11:30am
End At : Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:00pm

Lessons learned in managing joint Chinese and American project teams


Tim Porter
Assistant Professor, George Mason University

Free Program - No Cost to Attend

Location and Date

Friday, June 17, 2011 

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA 22042

Costs and Attendance Requirements

There is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

The Noblis cafeteria, on the same floor, will be open andavailable for you to purchase lunch and bring into the auditorium.

The event will be held at Noblis – Directions to the meeting can be found here at www.noblis.org

Note forNon-US Citizens:

For security reasons, attendees who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents (resident card holders) must register at least 5 days in advance of the event and must provide a valid passport upon entry to the facility. 

Non-US citizens are welcome to attend, but must request an escort on the registration form.

Please contact Richard Swerdlow with any questions regarding this event.

About the Program

Lessons learned in managing joint Chinese and American project teams

In this presentation Professor Porter will address specific cross-cultural issues as they relate to project management in a multi-cultural (Chinese and American) environment. He will present suggested strategies for dealing with such issues. The issues discussed will be relevant to multi-cultural projects ranging from domestically performed to offshore projects including cooperation with offshore providers. The speaker will integrate lessons learned in more than 15 years of managing multi-national, multi-cultural projects.

About the Speaker

Tim Porter

Tim Porter joined the faculty of George Mason University in July 2010 where he is Assistant Professor in the School of Management teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of operations management, project and program management, and strategic planning and portfolio management. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Porter lived in China where he was involved in a variety of activities. For more than 6 years he was a consultant and later General Manager for Global Services at a prominent Chinese software company and played a key role in expanding business outside of China. He was responsible for implementing industry best practices throughout the company to support global operations for clients in the United States, Europe and Asia. For 3 years, he was a professor of software engineering and project management at one of China’s top universities. Mr. Porter is a student of Chinese culture and business practices, and speaks Mandarin.

Prior to living in China he worked at Science Applications International for nearly 20 years, where his responsibilities ranged from programmer to Corporate Vice President with responsibility for major programs. His project portfolio at SAIC included many international projects in a variety of countries including Turkey, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

Past Fairview Park Programs

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