Portland, OR — Cadence Management Corporation President & CEO, John Patton and Don White, Professor of Industrial Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA will jointly present their paper titled, “Closing the Strategic Vision/Implementation Gap for Competitive Advantage.” The paper will be presented in the Future of Project Management Track on Tuesday, 8 October, 2002 at 8:00 AM at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

The paper is the result of two years of field research with company CEOs and strategic planning directors. Investigates the link between a strategic plan and projects that are in the current operating environment.

Cadence will also exhibit at Booth # 626 where ProjectMaster 3.5 software will be featured in 15 minute presentations every hour on the hour. The focus for ProjectMaster is project planning and communications to management and team members. At the end of each presentation, each attendee will receive a 30-day evaluation copy of ProjectMaster. The Cadence team will be on hand to discuss how the Cadence Make a Difference methodology can accelerate project success. In addition, the booth will feature two drawings for a Project Manager’s Toolkit which includes one hour of consulting with a Cadence consultant—a $750 value.

About Dr. Don White: Dr. Don White is Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA. His education includes both engineering ( B.S.M.E. U.C. Berkeley and Ph.D. Systems Engineering Case Western Reserve University) and business (M.B.A. Pepperdine University). Dr. White’s has 19 years industry experience (both engineering and management) with: Pacific Telesis, ARCO, Exxon, Bell Labs, and Lawrence National Labs (strategic planning and implementation, project management, product development, marketing/manufacturing/financial operations). At Cal Poly, his research interests have included: new product development, integrated change management, economic decision making, strategic management, and project management.

About John Patton: President & CEO of Cadence Management Corporation

John’s leadership in the development and dissemination of state-of-the-art project management techniques has established him as one of the industry’s leading “change masters.” His career has encompassed every aspect of project management, from strategic planning to construction and product introductions. John’s recent assignments include training in Japan as well as course delivery and consulting in Spanish to Latin American companies.

Together, Don White and John Patton have extensive professional experience in strategic planning, project implementation, project portfolio management, and related industry practices. Collaboratively, they have conducted several project management research studies, have co-authored more than 20 associated papers presented at conferences and have individually authored other related papers presented at key conferences.

About Cadence Management Corporation

For over 25 years, Portland, Oregon-based Cadence Management Corporation has delivered formal project management training, consulting services, and supporting project tools to leading companies and project managers around the world. Today, organizations count on Cadence to provide structure and discipline to projects, to help them deliver more with less. From Locomotives to PCs, financial services to medical equipment, spacecraft to coffee, Cadence is in the products and services that touch the world every day. Cadence Management Corporation: Connecting people worldwide and transforming businesses through project management.

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