Principles of Project Management: Fundamentals of Success
When: October 28, 2021
Time: 08:30 AM To 12:00 PM


Los Angeles County Management Council


“Principles of Project Management: Fundamentals of Success"

Thursday, October 28, 2021 

8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Utilizing principles of project management is key to establishing efficient organizational performance. As a growing and trending field, project management continues to play a critical role in ensuring projects are carefully planned, aligned, and piloted with Departmental strategic goals in mind while effectively reducing potential risks, costs, and increasing overall success rates. This seminar will explore concepts in project management from the lens of one of the largest County Departments to provide an overview of the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology designed to enhance project outcomes and support the longevity of process improvements through data analysis.   

Participants will:

  • Gain focused insight into the core LSS methodology, also known as DMAIC
  • Learn an overview on how to apply the key concepts and essential tools that help make data driven decisions
  • Explore shared examples of completed projects within Los Angeles County Departments of how the LSS methodology can be utilized in the Public Sector
  • Receive valuable insights of project management principles from the perspective of the Department of Public Social Services

Keynote Speaker:

Antonia Jiménez, Director

Department of Public Social Services

Antonia Jiménez was appointed on September 25, 2018, to serve as Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS).  With nearly 14,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $4 billion, DPSS is the largest social services agency in the nation, providing services to over 3.7 million low-income residents.  Antonia also served as the Chief Deputy for DPSS, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Children and Families’ Well-Being Cluster.

She has over 30 years of extensive experience as a senior executive in the private and public sector, specifically within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for Massachusetts where she designed and directed a $2.4 billion reform effort.  She served as the Special Assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts and Chief Financial Officer for Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Education.

She also worked as a Senior Manager for Deloitte Consulting, undertaking major projects in New York City, Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare, and Solano County’s Health and Human Services Department.

Antonia earned a Bachelor of Science from Emmanuel College and has attended Senior Executive Programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Massachusetts Technical Institute (MIT).

 Alexander Ogunji

Quality Assurance Manager/Lean Six Sigma Program Director

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Alex Ogunji has been tenaciously seeking to transform LA County’s process improvement culture since 2012. His efforts began at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) where he was integrated into the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Program. Alex earned a Master Black Belt from his active collaboration with DCFS on the Foster Parent Approval Process Project.

As the LSS Program Director, he developed and implemented a unique organizational structure that includes specific roles that are designed and intended to develop leaders and LSS project management skills at various levels of authority. As part of these initiatives, Alex also led the development of the Countywide LSS Green Belt Project Management Training, adapting LSS practices and methods for Public Sector utilization.

In 2019, Alex organized the first Countywide Continuous Improvement Summit to bring awareness to the LSS Project Management Methodology. During that same year, the LSS Program at RR/CC received the Gold Eagle Award for their collaboration on the Moving Families from the Hotline to the Helpline Project, a Black Belt certified project. Since the implementation of this project, DCFS has continued to deliver enhanced prevention and support services to the children and families of Los Angeles County.


Seminar Information

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online Only via WebEx

Seminar Questions: Arpi Zadoorian via email at or Sarah Rivanis at via email at


Registration Information 

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Cost: $0 (Free for Members)

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