Professional Development Day 2017 - Registration Now Open
Registration is now for PMI-GLC's 3rd Annual Professional Development Day which will be held on Friday, October 20 from 8 am to 5 pm. This year's theme is "Agile for Practitioners and Agile PMO." Michael Nir, Transformation Inspiration Expert and Lean Agile Coach, has been tapped to keynote PDD 2017. The morning session will focus on Best Practices and Agile Scrum "tools of the trade" and the afternoon session, PMO value enabling - effective, streamlined delivery and selection and prioritization. PMI® certification holders will earn eight Technical PDUs. Register today and take advtange of early registration pricing!
PMI-GLC Members May Attend June 19 INCOSE Chapter Meeting at a Reduced Cost
One major effort of the INCOSE alliance with MIT and PMI has been to develop a book incorporating research our organizations have supported over the past three years focused on the integration of systems engineering and project/program management practices. In addition to research, alliance members contributed knowledge of the field, existing tools and standards, and a wealth of practical experience. Thanks to generous contributions by many INCOSE members, as well as our alliance colleagues at PMI and MIT, this important new work is now becoming available to the world. Download the flyer to learn more.
Annual Golf Outing - It's That Time of Year!
Fun Networking Opportunity - Volunteers Are Needed!
Tee off at 7:30am
Scramble Style – All Skill Levels Welcome
Contests and Prizes!!!
$75 PMI-GLC Member
$280 Member Foursome
$320 Non-Member Foursome
No Monthly Meetings in July and August
We're taking some "vacay" this summer. No monthly meetings in July and August.
PMP Certification Exam Prep Course
A four-day, Instructor led, on-ground, PMP® exam preparation course designed to meet the training needs of those wishing to prepare for PMI’s PMP® Certification Exam.
The objective of this course is to help the participants gain a level of competency required to pass the PMP® certification exam through a review of the concepts and terminology covered in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Participants will earn 35 hours of education toward PMI’s exam prerequisite.
Training is based on the PMP Exam Prep text book by Joseph Phillips (Fifth edition of PMBOK). Includes the Joseph Phillips text book, practice questions and quizzes.
The courses are led by PMP® certified experts working in the field of project management.
Troy, MI Course Dates
July 1, 8, 15, 22
PMI Members - $700
Non-Members - $750
Moylan’s Mulligans on Communications & Leadership
Becoming a Great PM Communicator – With the Support of Your Local Toastmasters Club
This month, Dr. Bill and I decided to share the benefits of joining a Toastmasters club for improving your communication and leadership skills.
In 2013, the PMI Pulse of the Profession study revealed that the most crucial success factor in project management was effective communications to all stakeholders. That fact is still true today. In addition to a comprehensive communications plan, a PM needs good communication skills to insure project success. Participating in Toastmasters is an excellent way to achieve that goal.
Toastmasters was started in 1905 by Ralph C. Smedley, to help young men at the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) learn how to speak, conduct meetings, and more. Today, the organization is known as Toastmasters International. It has 345,000 members and 15,900 clubs in 142 countries.
Benefits to Joining a Toastmasters Club Include:
• Learning to communicate to 5, 55 or 555 people effectively
• Learning to give and receive constructive feedback to and from team members or family members
• Learning to think quickly on your feet when put on the spot with unanticipated questions
• Building confidence through practice
• Developing leadership skills by taking on meeting or officer roles
To Get Started in Toastmasters:
• Visit www.Toastmasters.org and click on “Find a Club” to find a club near you.
• Connect with the contact person listed for the club, to inform them that you would like to visit.
• Visit as many clubs as you like to find the one that fits your needs.
• Joining dues are $45 every 6 months to Toastmasters International. Club dues vary.
Key Elements of a Typical Toastmasters Club Meeting:
• The assigned roles (i.e. timer, grammarian, speaker, evaluator) are reviewed.
• Impromptu speaking is practiced with “Table Topics.”
• Prepared speeches are given by 2-4 members who use the Communications Manuals as a guide. Speeches are typically 5-7 minutes.
• Evaluators provide constructive feedback to the speakers.
• A timer’s report is given.
• The grammarian relays any misuse of grammar and the number of filler words (ah, um, like, you know, so) used by the members.
It’s a great way to learn from others and to teach others. You will receive an award designation for every 10 speeches you complete. A letter regarding your award can also be sent to your employer. We encourage you to join a Toastmasters club today. You will be amazed by the progress you make in your communication and leadership skills and your project success!
Lisa Harvey Roach, PMP, ACB, CL
PMI-GLC Ambassador to Toastmasters
New Book Available - "Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering"
One major effort of the INCOSE alliance with MIT and PMI has been to develop a book incorporating research our organizations have supported over the past three years focused on the integration of systems engineering and project/program management practices. In addition to research, alliance members contributed knowledge of the field, existing tools and standards, and a wealth of practical experience. Thanks to generous contributions by many INCOSE members, as well as our alliance colleagues at PMI and MIT, this important new work is now becoming available to the world.
(Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering will be available very soon through the INCOSE and PMI bookstores. Members can purchase the book at a discount, check the website for detailed pricing and availability information.)
Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering offers a valuable resource for anyone involved in developmental effort, and presents a framework for understanding how these elements combine to improve programs throughout their life-cycle. It uses case studies and acknowledged best practices to show the practical, real world application of the framework. A key contribution of this book is practical guidance on tools, processes, capabilities and structures that enable effective integration between program management and systems engineering.
Please join as the lead representatives from each alliance organization introduce the background behind this work, overview the contents, and share their vision for opportunities that the book creates. Read more about the authors.
Welcome New Chapter Members Who Joined in May
|Jay Lodge, Jr.
Aaran Marie Nelson
Robert Schmidt, II, P.E.