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Join ASQ Chicago at Medieval Times – November 8th 🗓 🗺

ASQ Chicago Section Event
November 8th, 2017 at
Medieval Times

The Chicago section of ASQ invites members, family, friends and neighboring sections, to their Medieval Times “Dinner and Tournament”.

  • Epic Battles of Steel and Steed
  • Witness a Battle of Steed
  • Witness a Battle of Champions
  • Your Knight Awaits You!

Beyond The Strength…

ASQ Members will be issued 0.6 RUs for this Event!

Video from our last event at Medieval Times

See the view from the Red & Yellow (ASQ Chicago) Section as the valiant knights joust in the tournament.

Posted by ASQ Chicago Section 1201 on Friday, November 15, 2013


Showtime: Wednesday, November 8th @ 7:30 PM
Arrive Early for Check-In and Seating!


Medieval Times
2001 N Roselle Road
Schaumburg IL. 60195
Phone: 847-882-1496


Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages.

Vegetarian meals available upon request… Includes hummus, warm pita bread, carrot and celery sticks, three-bean stew with fire roasted tomato and brown rice, fresh fruit or Italian ice, coffee and two rounds of select beverages.

Special Discounted Price:

  • $40 after October 30th
  • All attendees must register online!
  • Registration closes Monday November 6th!

Questions: 224-221-7354

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Registration is Closed

November General Meeting 🗓 🗺

Wednesday, November 9th


Effective Scoping and Execution of Business Process Efforts in Major System Implementations


White Eagle Banquets
6839 Milwaukee Ave
Niles IL 60714
(847) 647-0660


  • Pre-Dinner Session: ~ 6.00pm
  • Dinner: ~ 7.00pm
  • Post Dinner Session: ~ 8.00pm
  • Adjourn: ~ 9.00pm

Dinner menu:

Chicken breast limone
Broccoli, carrots & cauliflower
Roasted Red potatoes
Dessert – Dark Chocolate mousse

Effective Scoping and Execution of BPI Efforts in a Major System Implementation

Business process redesign and improvement in the context of implementing a packaged application / ERP Solution: How to leverage the Process Classification Framework to scope and estimate the relative effort of process redesign work.

Our client, a prominent voluntary benefits insurance provider was undertaking a major transformational initiative to replace their policy administration system which serves as the underpinning to many critical business processes across their enterprise.  When laying out the implementation plan it became clear that there was a gap in estimation and planning around required business process re-design work.  The executive leadership team was very concerned that the business was not simply “re-paving the cow-path” and porting potentially broken or non-optimized business processes onto their new technical platform.

Centric engaged the Client’s PMO team and leveraged APQC’s PCF to identify key process areas that would be impacted and the degree or level (e.g., level 4, and level 5) to which processes needed to be re-designed.  This initial process inventory served as the foundation for our estimation efforts in which we estimated the level of effort in hours for each level 4 and 5 process that needed to be redesigned and required future state documentation. One of the most significant outcomes of this estimation efforts was that we had rational, objective estimates tied to a defined inventory of level 4 and 5 process areas that needed work.  This was coupled with a rational bottom up estimate of the activities and work required to complete an average level 4 and 5 process redesign. Great objective justification to understand the scale of business process redesign work that was initially missed.

Finally, we would like to focus on the nuances of doing business process design in the context of system implementation work.  Most significantly, in this type of design work, we are starting with an understanding of the existing out-of-the box system interaction diagrams and work-flows and then doing current state analysis and more importantly, future state design within the constraints of technology solution.


25590c1Mark Buchynski leads Centric’s Business Consulting Practice in Chicago.  He is an energetic, results-driven, executive with 20+ years of professional experience working hands-on with fortune 500 corporations, growth organizations and start-ups in addressing their critical business priorities. Mark specializes in helping organizations build-out their process capabilities and transform their operations.

Mark has led many business consulting initiatives by focusing on critical drivers of initiative adoption: effective expectation setting, communication management, stakeholder engagement, organizational collaboration and consensus building.


Registration is Closed

Cost for Dinner is: $30.00

Remember, anyone can attend the meeting at no charge. There is a charge to have dinner.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Programs

November General Meeting 🗓 🗺

ASQ Chicago Section – General Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In recognition of the upcoming Veteran’s Day, ASQ Chicago Section 1201 is offering free registration to the November 11th General Meeting to all ASQ member Veterans.  Veterans please state name, rank, serial number and branch at the registration desk.  When registering online below, use the Guest option.


Manzo’s Banquets
1571 South Elmhurst Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM

Topic: “Recovery and Restoration of the Confederate Submarine, The Hunley.”

Pre-Dinner – 6:00 PM:

Section 1201 Announcements
Eric Jakubowski, ASQ Chicago Section Chair, will lead the honoring of the Section’s Veterans and Veterans at large.

Post Dinner Meeting – 8:00 PM:

Stuart Kleven, a Quality Engineer and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) expert will highlight NDT methods used and the progress of the work being performed before and during the restoration of the Confederate Submarine, The Hunley!

H%20L%20Hunley%20MockupThe Confederacy, during the Civil War, was one of the first to use a submarine in naval warfare. The Hunley was pressed into action to break the Union blockade of Charleston harbor. It sank during a battle and was recently recovered over 130 years later. Nondestructive testing was used to evaluate the structure prior to and during restoration. The work on the Hunley has been the focus of several National Geographic TV specials and magazine articles. A made for TV movie also re-created the events of the Hunley a couple years ago. For additional information see The FRIENDS of The HUNLEY.

Dinner Menu – Family Style
$30 for Members / $35 for Non-Members

  • Soup: Vegetarian Minestrone
  • Tossed Dinner Salad with choice of dressings
  • London broil of Beef
  • Oven Roasted Chicken
  • Egg Plant Parmesan & Cheese Ravioli
  • Vegetables Medley
  • Roasted Baby Red Potatoes
  • Desert: Spumoni
  • Beverages: Coffee, Tea


Stuart Kleven, Quality Engineer at Alloyweld Inspection Company, Bensenville, Illinois

Stuart Kleven is a quality engineer at Alloyweld Inspection Company, a nondestructive testing laboratory, metal finishing and welding shop. He is an ASNT Level 3 in four test methods as well as an AWS CWI (American Welding Society, Certified Weld Inspector). He has almost 40 years of experience in nondestructive testing in the commercial laboratory, welding and fabrication, forging and nuclear power industries. Currently, he serves on the ASTM (American Society For Testing and Materials) E7 committee for radiography, liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection. He is also on the board for the local Chicago Section of ASNT (American Society For nondestructive Testing).

Linkedin Profile: Stuart Kleven