Upcoming Events

2017 Annual Professional Development Day

October 20, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Detroit Marriott Troy
200 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
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PDD: Agile for Practitioners & Agile PMO

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November 2017 Monthly Meeting

November 13, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Hilton Garden Inn
26000 American Dr
Southfield, MI 48034
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November 2017 Monthly Meeting

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PMI Great Lakes Chapter – Scholarship Award 2017 

ScholarshipPhoto (L to R): VP Finance Gil Rollins, VP Outreach Bill Moylan, Erkan Boztas, Chapter President Thagu Vivek, VP Administration Rajesh Sivakumar, VP Marketing Paul West, Director of Meetings Jill Vidosh

October 9, 2017

The PMI Great Lakes Chapter Executive Committee was pleased to present the 2017 Academic Scholarship Award to Erkan Boztas at the October 9th monthly meeting.

As a recipient of the award, Erkan received a check for $2000 from the PMI Educational Foundation, sponsored by the PMI Great Lakes Chapter.

Erkan is a current student at Eastern Michigan University, pursuing his graduate degree in Construction Management and intends on taking his PMP test as soon as he is able. In his essay, Erkan mentions the importance Project Management in a “Global Economy”… “The skills required to be a strong project manager have changed significantly over the past several years, as the rate of technological change has continued to increase, the amount of uncertainly that a project manager must deal with has increased as well.”

During his acceptance of this prestigious award, Erkan mentioned he will “Forever be grateful to PMI Great Lakes Chapter for providing him with this honor and opportunity”.

The PMI Great Lakes Chapter Executive committee congratulates Erkan on this award and wishes him the best for a bright future.

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Project Management 101 Skills for Life Workshop for West Bloomfield FTC and FLL Robotic Team

The Project Management Institute Great Lakes Chapter Academic Outreach Director Minimol Mathew, and her team JoAnn Jachyra and Grace Williams, held an engaging workshop for West Bloomfield School District FTC and FLL robotic teams on Saturday, 16th at West Bloomfield High School. West Bloomfield Community Education hosted the event. The workshop focused on aspects of project leadership and project management skills. Students learned the tools and techniques using a 5-phase project management process that have been proven necessary for successfully completing assignments and projects. The program explains how to create a plan to identify the tasks needed to accomplish the overall objective, manage time and resources efficiently, and communicate with other team members and stakeholders effectively. This course is perfect for all FLL, FTC and FRC team members. Workshop attendees left with increased confidence, knowledge and tools to get any type of project started right and completed successfully.


3rd Annual Professional Development Day
"Agile for Practitioners and Agile PMO" 

Friday, October 20, 2017 ⋅ 8 AM – 5 PM 

Michael Nir - Transformation Inspiration Expert, Lean Agile Coach; empowers organizations to deliver results  

With over sixteen years of experience Michael has been leading change at global organizations in diverse industries: Intel Corp, Philips Healthcare, United Healthcare, Volvo, JPMorgan Chase, Citi and others. Committed to sustained results as well as the journey, Michael balances a passion for creativity and innovation alongside tested proven approaches for solution delivery. Michael inspires people and teams to change, cognitively and emotionally, building on enthusiasm from climbing the hill AND reaching the top.  

Key Learning  

  • Morning Session: Best Practices and Agile Scrum "Tools of the Trade"

  • Afternoon Session: PMO Value Enabling - Effective, Streamlined Delivery and
    Selection and Prioritization

PMI-GLC Members: $200
Members of Other Chapters/National PMI: $200 (member ID required)
Non-Members: $250