Upcoming Events

PMP Certification Exam Prep Course - Spring 2017 - TROY

April 01, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Walsh College - Troy Campus
3838 Livernois Road
Troy, MI 48083
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PMP Certification Exam Prep Course

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2017 Spring Symposium

April 28, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Suburban Collection Showplace - Diamond Center
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374
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Mastering Complexity in Project Management

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PMP Certification Exam Prep Course - Spring 2017 - DEARBORN

April 29, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

University of Michigan - Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48218
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PMP Exam Prep Course

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Non - GLC Events

PMI-West Michigan Chapter March 13, 2017 Dinner Meeting

Session 1 Presentation: Value Creation vs. Project Success

Managing our projects to the triple constraint is paramount to project success. However, I would like to suggest that even though these aspects are important to managing the project, they do not create value for the organization. The real value comes from realizing the benefits that are the result of the project.

Session 1 Presenter: Mike Krouse

As the Chief Security Officer for Medical Informatics Engineering, Mike’s paramount concern is safeguarding the protected health information of MIE’s clients. In addition to healthcare, he also has experience in banking as an Information Security Officer and insurance as IT Audit Manager and Director of the Project Management Office.

Within the community, Mike is a the Past President and Region 2 Liaison for the Northeast Indiana Chapter of the PMI, member of InfraGard, ISSA, and Website Chairman for the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He also volunteers his time with Junior Achievement and Real Men Read.

Session 2 Presentation: Convenience, Access, and Community: “Getting Real” with the PMI Talent Triangle

Projects demand different combinations of technical “know-how”, leadership, strategic, and business management expertise. Amy and Dan will share practical project experiences – both rewarding and challenging - in the PM Talent Triangle and discuss how decisions made to apply Triangle competencies (and when) has “really” helped or hindered each project’s success.

Session 2 Presenters: Amy Flick, PMP & Dan McGraw

Amy L. Flick, PMP, is a Principal Owner and Practice Lead at DPT. Amy is a versatile leader with experiences in sales, process assessment, project and portfolio leadership, and developing teams that perform. Amy is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and when she’s not working she enjoys skiing, biking, and hitting the links!

Dan McGraw is a Senior Consultant at DPT. Dan has spent almost 20 years in the Information Technology field specializing in technical project leadership surrounding applications and infrastructure. Dan is an avid cyclist who enjoys mountain biking, road racing and the occasional triathlon.


Attend Session 1 Presentation = 1 PDU

Attend Session 2 Presentation = 1 PDU

Attend both = 2 PDUs


5:10pm - 6:00pm --- Session 1 Presentation Starts

6:00pm - 6:20pm --- Social Networking Time

6:20pm - 7:00pm --- Dinner and Announcements

7:00pm - 8:00pm --- Session 2 Presentation

Registration Closes on Thursday Noon, of the week before our meeting. A late fee will be added after this date.  ***WALK IN REGISTRATION is available the day of at 4:45pm.


PMI-West Michigan Chapter March 17, 2017 Breakfast Meeting

Breakfast Presentation:  How to integrate the PMO process within the Agile Process - a hands-on example from Our Daily Bread Ministries

As a Leader of the PMO and the Global IS team of Our Daily Bread Ministries, Jay Keller is confronted with disconnects between the planning of projects and their delivery.  The challenges are the alignment of the two areas and he will explain how the PMO process and the Agile teams align to get projects done fast and efficient.  

Breakfast Presenter: Jay Keller

Jay J Keller, Vice President Project Management Office, Our Daily Bread Ministries is a veteran in the IT industry with over 35 years of experience. As a Swiss/American citizen, he worked for some of the world's finest companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Sony Corporation. Jay has also a vast experience working in the US, Europe and Asia. Currently Jay is the Global Vice President & CIO as well as the VP of Project Management Office of Our Daily Bread Ministries in Grand Rapids.  Jay also serves as a Board Member and Non-Executive Director, Avaali Solutions Pvt., Bangalore, India; a Board Member, ITMA, Grand Rapids, MI; and a Board Member WMTT, Grand Rapids, MI

 Location: The Women's City Club - 254 East Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. This is located at the corner of Lafayette Ave. SE and East Fulton St.. Click HERE for a map. Additional parking located on the east side of Lafayette Ave. just 75 yards south of East Fulton St.


  • Doors open at 6:45 AM.
  • The breakfast buffet begins promptly at 7 AM
  • After 45 minutes of networking, the program will begin at 7:30 AM and end promptly at 8:30 AM.


A $5 late fee will be added to registrations after 5 PM, Tuesday, March 14th

This is a 1 PDU event. 

WMPMI - Western Michigan Project Management Institute Reverse Career Fair Monday, April 10, 2017


Please help support the students competing in WMPMI's 6th annual THE Project Collegiate Project Management Competition by attending this year's Reverse Career Fair at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville on Monday, April 10, 2017. The Reverse Career Fair provides companies with the opportunity to interview our student competitors who represent the best young project management talent at Western Michigan colleges and universities.  

Attached to this email is the invitation that you may forward to your company's HR manager and other interested parties. There is no cost to attend. Early registrants will receive competition updates, student details, and event logistics.

Registrations must be received and confirmed before April 3rd, 2017.

You may contact me directly with any questions.
Thank you!

Christopher P. Stafford
WMPMI's THE Project 2017
Reverse Career Fair Project Manager

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