Performance Metrics as it applies to the PMBOK

Performance Metrics as it applies to the PMBOK


Mel Schnapper, Ph.D.

Chief Metrics Guru
Mel Schnapper Assoc.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

Event Date
Event Location

USDA Building
12th and Independence Ave SW
Wing 3 - (The Guards will not know about the event. Only tell them you are going to the Cafeteria. The Conference Room is in the back of the Cafeteria.) Washington, DC, 20250

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at and include the name of the event.

The presentation will illustrate how to create; effective (and accurate) qualitative and quantitative performance metrics for ANY PMBOK area. The attendees will be able to describe the steps of 3Ms approach:
• identify potential/actual performance Key Value Areas (KVA)
• measure the proportionate value of these areas and
• create at least one performance objective that describes the results that delivers the value of the KVA.

Special Instructions: 

Event requires registration. 

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station.

Government ID or Photo ID is required to enter the facility.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

Mel Schnapper, Ph.D.

Mel Schnapper Assoc.
Chief Metrics Guru

Mel is a dependent consultant and the founder and past Chair of the Metrics Specific Interest Group (SIG) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a leading expert in the development of metrics for measuring, managing and improving performance. His approach to metrics comes from his training in Organization Behavior (metrics are social products), Linguistics (metrics must have a common meaning amongst those who work together) and corporate project management when he was Quality Manager for Oracle Corporation’s, Global Project Management Service Line. 

His current consulting activity is in the areas of: performance management systems, career development, succession planning, leadership skills, teamwork skills and, of course, measuring the effectiveness of all of these interventions. In addition to his US-based corporate roles as Director of OD/Training for the Quaker Oats Company, Chicago Board Options Exchange, G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals in Chicago, his international consulting activity has been in 26 countries bringing his metrics approach to democratization, government reform and institutional capacity building. And writing his next book on “The Metrics of Relationships”. 

Mel is a native Washingtonian, and, now after ~20 years of living out of a suitcase, he is back home to stay and pursue local/domestic consulting. More about Mel at:

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