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PMIGLC 2020 Election - Electronic Ballot has been SentOn September 23, you should have received an email with a link to the PMIGLC 2020 Election electronic ballot. This was sent to all chapter members. If you have not yet voted for the three open board positions, please do so as our election ends on Tuesday, October 15.PMIGLC Recognized for Chapter Member SatisfactionDuring the PMI annual Leadership Institute Meeting, the Great Lakes Chapter was recognized for a Chapter Member Satisfaction result score of 76%. We are grateful for this award and we will continue to strive for 100%. We would like to thank our many volunteers some of which are pictured below and all our 2,000+ chapter members.  

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Sean McConnell, BA PMP

President, PMI Great Lakes Chapter 

Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum

Monthly Dinner Meeting

November 18 ⋅ 5 pm - 8 pm

More details to be announced soon!

Professional Development Opportunities

2019 Annual Professional Development Day

October 25 ⋅ 8 am - 5 pm

"Crossing the Bridge Between Waterfall and Agile"

Presentation: Agile Management Coaching: Effective Delegation & Coaching Skills For Busy Leaders

Transformation, innovation, and rapid change is the new normal for most businesses today. In order to keep up, many businesses have adopted Agile methodologies from IT and applied them to HR and management practices. It has become a strategic necessity for managers to develop talent quickly and be responsive to market demands.

Gain understanding and experience of how to coach and manage direct reports around challenging behavioral issues. Learn the art of giving and receiving feedback for improvement. Participants will learn the responsibility of delegation. Help increase engagement in team members through empowering them to learn and grow in their positions. Avoid taking on the responsibilities of your team and learn why this is a challenge for many leaders. You will have the opportunity to practice these skills in response to common behavioral situations in a safe environment, which will give you the confidence to increase your effectiveness immediately.

Presentation: Crossing the Bridge … From Waterfall to Agile

How can your business survive the next 5, 10 or 20 years? Can you continue delivering products and services (i.e. waterfall) as you did in the past? How does Agility impact your business? These are big questions that organizations across the world are addressing with the understanding that change is inevitable. This hands-on workshop will explore some of the mechanics of Agility and how it applies to different kinds of industries. Participants will explore ways to help them become more confident how Agility best applies for their companies.

Whether you are new to Agile or already in the middle of your Agile journey, this session helps you uncover different approaches to launch or even expand Agility within your organization.

PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes in Southfield

Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30 ⋅ 8 am - 4 pm

A four-day, Instructor led, classroom setting PMP® exam preparation course designed to meet the training needs of those wishing to prepare for PMI’s PMP® or CAPM® Certification Exams

The objective of this course is to help participants gain a level of competency required to pass the PMP® and CAPM® certification exam through a review of the concepts and terminology covered in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

  • Participants will earn 35 hours of education toward PMI’s exam prerequisite.
  • Training is based on the PMP Exam Prep textbook by Joseph Phillips 4th Edition (Based on the Sixth edition of PMBOK).
  • Includes the Joseph Phillips textbook, practice questions and quizzes.

The courses are led by PMP® certified experts working in the field of project management.

Construction Panel Discussion on Quality Management

November 19 ⋅ 7:45 - 9:15 am 

“Quality Management for Business Success by a PMP”

This year PMIGLC Corporate Outreach focused on Greater Detroit Area’s Construction Companies.  Dr. Hani Emari, PMP is the Director of Corporate Outreach for PMIGLC.  He has reached out to many of his colleagues and counterparts to advocate the use of PMI Philosophy and PMBOK framework to enhance their Project Management efforts.  The feedback so far is positive on how PMIGLC membership and association helps our businesses.  The PMI Outreach team members have shared their experience and knowledge with Corporate Executives.   The outcome of the discussions is to continue building a significant, Construction Community at PMIGLC and to host Panel Discussion and Construction Executive Round Table (CERT) events to discuss major challenges faced by the industry and to share Lessons Learned in a collaborative and friendly environment.      

It is no surprise to any corporate executive, that excellence in quality retains customers and brings new ones.  However, Quality Management in Construction is far more important than just business profitability.  For sustainable business success and growth, continuous improvement through a Total Quality Management approach is the key to manage scope, risks, safety, productivity, efficiency, and elimination of rework.    

In this panel discussion Dr. Emari will present his recent experience as Project Quality Manager in L.S. Brinker for two of DTE Energy’s projects, managed in association with Barton Malow.  He will demonstrate the Quality Management System (developed by benchmarking from DTE AWP, US Army Corps of Engineering CQM, and the PMI Construction Practice Guide)x. 

The panelists from Wayne State’s Construction Management Program, DTE Energy, Walbridge, Barton Malow, and SME will critique the system and offer their lessons learned and suggestions for improvement.  The outcome of the meeting will be published as PMIGLC Construction Quality Management - Lessons Learned and will be made available for all members to use. 

Communications

Moylan’s Mulligans for October 2019



7 Ways to Boost Your Productivity – Part 2

Did you have a chance to read the Moylan’s Mulligans article for September? If not, you should do so. I discussed 3 of 7 Ways to Boost Your Productivity. In this article I will discuss the remaining four ways. All seven are shown on the attached Mind Map.

Continue reading the article

PMI® News

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How PMI Enables New Ways of Working

Key accomplishments: Increased Globalization, Expanded Digitization, and Unprecedented Two-Way Communication with Stakeholders Previewing PMI's Path to become an "association of associations" “Power the Project Economy”

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Volunteer Spotlight

In This Month's Spotlight - Minimol Mathew

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The Volunteer Spotlight reveals the dynamic leadership skills in PMIGLC. Our June, 2019 spotlight volunteer is Minimol Mathew affectionately known as Mini. In 2010, Mini became a member of PMIGLC after successfully receiving her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Since 2012, Mini has served as PMIGLC’s Director of Academic Outreach group. Mini earned a Master’s degree in Physics from Cochin University of Science & Technology, India. She transitioned her career into Information Technology (IT).

Mini has integrated project management initiatives into educational boundaries throughout Michigan. During Mini’s 15+ years of IT experience and talent she has created workshops for universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations. Mini’s current High School Project initiative is to implement digital badges! (Good Luck) Mini has established PMO offices, and currently she is a Manager for the EPMO Office at Little Caesars Enterprises/Ilitch Holdings.

Mini believes her active volunteerism, networking events and professional development in leadership has made her an assertive leader, coach and mentor. Mini feels that her professional and personal life is enhanced when she gives back to the community. It also allows her to learn about different cultures, meet new people, and share her talents.

PMIGLC is recognized as a national powerhouse within our community. PMIGLC volunteers united as one vessel to successfully host the 2019 Spring Symposium and 2019 LIM (Leadership Institute Meeting) in back to back weekends. We have talented, strong volunteer leaders who create an environment where each volunteer feels empowered to work together for a common goal to meet the purpose of the event and our colleagues.

Congratulations Minimol Mathew, you meet all the qualifications to be PMIGLC’s Volunteer Spotlight woman of the month.

The Volunteer Spotlight reveals the dynamic leadership skills in PMIGLC. Our June, 2019 spotlight volunteer is Minimol Mathew affectionately known as Mini. In 2010, Mini became a member of PMIGLC after successfully receiving her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Since 2012, Mini has served as PMIGLC’s Director of Academic Outreach group. Mini earned a Master’s degree in Physics from Cochin University of Science & Technology, India. She transitioned her career into Information Technology (IT).

Mini has integrated project management initiatives into educational boundaries throughout Michigan. During Mini’s 15+ years of IT experience and talent she has created workshops for universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations. Mini’s current High School Project initiative is to implement digital badges! (Good Luck) Mini has established PMO offices, and currently she is a Manager for the EPMO Office at Little Caesars Enterprises/Ilitch Holdings.

Mini believes her active volunteerism, networking events and professional development in leadership has made her an assertive leader, coach and mentor. Mini feels that her professional and personal life is enhanced when she gives back to the community. It also allows her to learn about different cultures, meet new people, and share her talents.

PMIGLC is recognized as a national powerhouse within our community. PMIGLC volunteers united as one vessel to successfully host the 2019 Spring Symposium and 2019 LIM (Leadership Institute Meeting) in back to back weekends. We have talented, strong volunteer leaders who create an environment where each volunteer feels empowered to work together for a common goal to meet the purpose of the event and our colleagues.

Congratulations Minimol Mathew, you meet all the qualifications to be PMIGLC’s Volunteer Spotlight woman of the month. You Rock!

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