Upcoming Events

Leading THE Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Agilist Certification)

March 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Henry, Autograph Collection
Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Leading THE Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Agilist Certification)

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Networking Event

March 22, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Granite City Northville
39603 Traditions Drive
Northville, MI 48168
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Join us for a networking event at Granite City in Northville!

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2018 Spring Symposium

April 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Suburban Collection Showplace - Diamond Center
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374
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2018 Spring Symposium

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March 2018 Print

Chapter Update

17th Annual Spring Symposium - Register Today!

Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity in a World of Change 

Friday, April 20, 2018 • 8 AM - 5 PM 
The Suburban Showcase, Novi, MI

PMI® PMPs Earn 8 PDUs  

We are back with our 17th Annual Spring Symposium! Each year we have grown and improve with our professionals in mind!  

The PMIGLC 2018 Spring Symposium “Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity in a World of Change” is an educational and networking forum that provides a platform for the best minds in academia and industry to share the latest developments and advancements in the field of project management. The offerings this year include keynote speaker and a choice of presentations covering various topics. Previous Symposiums have been highly successful sold out events with management practitioners attending from numerous Midwestern states and Canada. 

The Spring Symposium will be held April 20 from 8 AM to 5 PM at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.    


Group discounts are available for groups of 6+ attendees from the same company. Please contact meetings@meeting-coordinators.com for registration details.  

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Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum

April Monthly Meeting

Registration for the April event will close on Friday, March 30th before the event. Please keep this in mind as online registration will close a week earlier than normal. 

Monthly Meeting Topic:  Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change

We find varying types of leadership models that rely on power position, manipulation and cohersion.  In order to achieve great success in the world today, the mindset of a great leader needs to be both mission centered and other focused.  Today we will explore a leadership model that focuses on the goal with neglecting those who are actually getting the job done.  Ultimate achievement includes mission accomplishment, unity of purpose, all around support, encouragement, and shared successes.  

This talk will focus on the characteristics of the modern day leader, why this approach can be transformative, and how the ultimate benefit will be the people and community, positively impacted. 

Speaker: Lee Barnes Jr

Mr. Lee Barnes is responsible for strategic leadership, business development and project execution for Ricardo’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles US business.   As Director Mr. Barnes develops strategic partnerships to provide new technology, including Ricardo Agent Drive, which leverages agent based modelling methodologies for developing and verification of autonomous vehicles (AV), advanced algorithms development for AV motion control and system engineering and integration services for AV vehicle demonstration.

Mr. Barnes has over twenty years of automotive experience with various OEMs, tier one suppliers and startup companies, including: General Motors, United Technologies and Onkyo America. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tuskegee University, and a Master’s Degree in the same field of study from Case Western Reserve University.


Registration/Networking: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner Served: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attendees will receive 1.0 PDUs for this event.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Leading THE Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Agilist Certification)  - March 19-20

What is the Scaled Agile Framework?
The Scaled Agile Framework (or SAFe) is a guide to aligning Agile development throughout an organization. Most organizations focus their Agile development efforts at the team level, first starting with a pilot team and later transitioning individual teams one at a time. Unfortunately, this method fails to fully integrate each team's efforts with the larger stakeholder need. The Scaled Agile Framework gives you proven techniques to align these teams to work at the larger program level, and ultimately how to align multiple programs into a portfolio that maximizes shareholder value.

In this SAFe Certification Course You will learn:

  • How to lead an enterprise Agile transformation;
  • To apply Lean thinking techniques at the Team, Program and Portfolio levels;
  • To apply Lean, Agile and Product Development Flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market and quality;
  • How to infuse Agile into your entire organization – not just your IT department;
  • How to create Agile Release Trains that align the efforts of Agile and non-Agile teams to create greater stakeholder value;
  • To encourage collaboration across all the layers of your organization to enable teams to deliver complex cross-functional features in 10-12 week increment;
  • To improve the communication and focus of your organization’s Agile implementation

Networking Event - March 22

Join us for a networking event at Granite City in Northville!

A taco bar will be provided along with one drink ticket (beer or wine). A cash bar will also be available.

Bring your business card to be entered into our raffle!

Hope to see you there!

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Moylan’s Mulligans 

Bringing Project Management into the School Transformation Conversation

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation [PMI-EF] is actively engaged in bringing project management to K-12 education. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning [P21] is one of PMI-EF’s partners in their extensive Project Learning Network. P21 has published a comprehensive report on this topic of bringing PM into our educational systems and schools, which PMI members will find of interest.

Bringing Project Management into the School Transformation Conversation was created by P21 to provide project managers and other professionals with the knowledge and resources necessary to participate in conversations about educational transformation in their communities.

It offers strategies for integrating project management into secondary school curricula, identifying stakeholders who can support these efforts, and determining the community resources necessary for school transformation. It also features project management and project-based learning resources for educators as well as highlights exemplary programs, schools and school districts across the country.

Those who are looking for further information after reviewing this resource may want to review the companion resources developed by P21:

For complete details and a copy of the complete report, go to: https://pmief.org/library/resources/bringing-project-management-into-the-school-transformation-conversationhttps://pmief.org/library/resources/bringing-project-management-into-the-school-transformation-conversation

If you are interested in volunteering on the PMI Great Lakes Chapter efforts and initiatives to bring PM into K-12 Education, please contact Dr. Bill Moylan, VP-Outreach, at vp.outreach@pmiglc.net.

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PMI® News

PMXPO 2018
Join us Thursday, March 22 for PMXPO 2018! ProjectManagement.com is once again excited to bring you its annual virtual conference and exhibition—the 11th edition of its successful show! We broke our attendance record again last year, and want you to join us as we start our second decade of the largest virtual event in project management! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, it's your opportunity to learn, network with thousands of your peers, earn PDUs and a badge, and broaden your perspective on project management—all from the comfort of your home or office. And best of all, it’s all free! 

Are You Ready for Exam Changes?
Updates are planned for later this year to five certifications. That means time is running out to take our current exams. Reserve your exam date soon. Learn more.

Checkout the Webinars Offered on ProjectManagement.com
Register for live and play on-demand webinars on projectmanagement.com.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Chapter Members Who Joined in February

Doug Bandol
Kenneth Bering
Balasubramanyam Bhanuprakash
Clement Brown
Alma Carr
Lazina Carter
Randy Christenhusz
Maria Christian
Carlton Clyburn
Joseph Cox
Alicia Cummings
James Dunne
Syeda Fatmi
Geraldine Galinet
Orlando Gibson
anthony green
Patricia Hamilton
Jim Hankins
Melissa Harrald
Andrew Hermetet
Steve Jackinsky
Stacy Jacobs
Tracie Jones
Shalom Joseph

Ronald Kieler
Aubrey Knapp
Lori Kujbida
Randall Kulhanek
David LaMontagne
Marian Mahoney
Kimyetta McClellan
Pushpak Mineni
William Miros
Thomas Moody
Jennifer Pardonnet
Reginald Patterson
Anthony Price
Pritam Rupnawar
Inge Rush
Ravinder Saini
Charlotte Scales
Joseph Scanlon
Russell Smith
Kirstie Staelens
Christian Trub
Annapoorani Vivek
Twana Walters
Kim Yeip
Tony Zink

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