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September 2019

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PMIGLC Hits 2000 Member Mark!

The PMI® Great Lakes Chapter just recently reached 2,000 members and we would like to thank all our Chapter Members for your support. 

This is an important milestone for the chapter as we celebrate PMI’s 50th anniversary and our chapters 40th.  A special thank you to all our volunteers who continue to serve our members with great dedication. We also welcome and encourage our members to get involved and consider becoming a volunteer. There is also an upcoming election for three VP positions in the new year and nominations are open until September 15th, for more information email elections@pmiglc.org.

You may have noticed that we are throwing a party to celebrate both anniversaries and you’re invited! It’s a free event, we have many things planned for it and yes, there will be cake! If you have never attended a PMIGLC event, please use your PMI account to register and join us on the 16th of October. We are looking forward to celebrating with you.

Sean McConnell, PMP

President, PMI Great Lakes Chapter

PMIGLC Sponsored Academic Scholarship Awarded to Shanise E. Bell

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Shanise E. Bell, MBA, PMP, is this year's recipient of a PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) scholarship sponsored by PMIGLC. Shanise is currently the Director of Business Transformation at Health Alliance Plan. In her role, she is responsible for leading HAP’s project managers, continuous improvement resources, and corporate trainers. Shanise has over 13 years of experience in Project Management and Delivery. Congratulations, Shanise! View her complete bio.

Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum

Monthly Dinner Meeting

October 14 ⋅ 5 pm - 8 pm

Speaker: Rich Weller

Artificial Intelligence (AI) used to only appear in cool science fiction movies, but if any of the recent television commercials or social media posts are any indication – AI is our new reality. There is no doubt, digital disruption is real. It has been cycling through industries at an ever-increasing pace. The project management profession will not be immune to the impacts of AI. So rather than fear the change, project managers should embrace the change. Insight, processes and techniques will be shared in this presentation for navigating the transformation towards a “Smart PMO”.

 

 

Professional Development Opportunities

PMIGLC Happy Hour

September 18 ⋅ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Eat, Drink & Mingle!

Take a much needed & deserved mid-week break and join your PMIGLC friends and colleagues for appetizers and cocktails at Granite City Food & Brewery in Detroit at the Renaissance Center.

Note: there is a $5 fee for parking, so the event price has been reduced to cover this.

PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes in Southfield

Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 ⋅ 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.

Join Us as we Celebrate PMI's 50th and PMIGLC's 40th Anniversaries!

October 16 ⋅ 5:30 pm - 9 pm

In addition to an anniversary celebration, we'll also be providing opportunities to enhance your career:

  • Career Counseling provided by Purposeful Pursuits Nonprofit Enterprise
  • A professional headshot for your resume or social media presence
  • Expert review of your Linkedin profile
  • Recruiters who may just have the right new job for you

2019 Annual Professional Development Day

October 25 ⋅ 8 am - 5 pm

Due to the High Volume of Registrations, we have Decided to Extend our Early Bird Pricing!

"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 help you uncover different approaches to launch or even expand Agility within your organization.

 

 

Communications

Moylan’s Mulligans for September 2019

7 Ways to Boost Your Productivity – Part 1

Have you ever wished you had more time in a day to get things done? Well, you are not alone!

As a certified Idea/Mind Mapping Instructor and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), I am always sharing tools and techniques to help individuals and teams achieve their goals.

In this article, “7 Ways to Boost Your Productivity,” I share proven methods you can apply immediately to impact your success at work and home.

Continue reading the article

 

PMI® Global Conference is Less Than One Month Away - Register Today!

This year marks PMI’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate, Global Conference will feature a series of live TED talks applauding the achievements of professionals in a constantly disrupted world. That’s on top of our usual combination of cutting-edge education, networking and fun – including PMI’s annual Awards Gala and dinner.. Click here to learn more.

 

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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