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November 2019 Monthly Meeting

November 18, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

School Craft College
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
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Healthcare Change Leadership

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November 2019 Monthly Meeting

November 18, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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School Craft College
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
Venue Website
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Healthcare Change Leadership

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Michigan PMI CHapters Working Together! 

"November is Project Management in Michigan”

The five PMI chapter in Michigan met over to summer to discuss how we can work together, share best practices and resources.   Amongst the various initiatives that we started, we also agreed to honor statewide chapter pricing for all events for any member of any Michigan chapter and as a group, we submitted a joint request to the state making November Project Management Month in Michigan.    The state will present the Proclamation to all the Michigan PMI Chapter Presidents on Nov 20th during the Michigan Capital Area Chapter Professional Development Day.

All five Michigan Chapter Board Members – sharing meal together.

Professional Development Day: Recently we held a very successful Professional Development Day "Crossing the Bridge Between Waterfall and Agile" - thanks to everyone who attended this year's PD Day and to our amazing sponsors:  DTE, Judge Group, IIL, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Marvel Technologies, Barton Malow, Tiba-USA.    Special thanks to Jerry Gusmano, Neil Goldman and our new Director of Seminars Beverly Maddox who lead this project to a very successful completion.   Great Job Team!

New Logo: You may have noticed that PMI has released a new global logo; #PMIGLC will soon also have a new logo which we expect to see in December.   The chapter will also be revising our chapter website and we will take the opportunity to rebrand our site with our new logo.   It's an ambitious project with many moving part and per usual, all done by chapter volunteers.   We are always looking for more volunteers; although we have volunteer positions posted online - we will take whatever you are willing to offer and yes, PDU's are provided to volunteers.

First Breakfast Meeting (In Detroit):  You may also noticed that our first ever Breakfast meeting is being offered this month.   We would like to make this a monthly offering, so we can cover more areas of metro Detroit.   The hope is that there is enough of a demand to offer regular breakfast meeting on a monthly basis. 

Sean McConnell, PMP
President Elect
PMI Great Lakes Chapter


 

Celebrating PMI's 50th and PMIGLC's 40th Anniversaries

We would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate PMI’s 50th and our Chapters 40th Anniversary Party in October.   Thanks to everyone who attended including the many chapter members who were attending a #PMIGLC event for the first time.    We were thrilled by the overall turnout (150+) and we hope to see many of you again at our future #PMIGLC events.

The Project Manager who organized the party was JoAnne Jachyra, who is also the Chapter’s Director of Community Outreach.   JoAnne worked tirelessly with minimal notice to pull off an amazing event – which is what happens when you hire a PMP to run a project!   Thank you, JoAnne and everyone on the team who supported our weekly calls (Jeff Adams, Srini Pinnamaneni, LeighAnne Martin, Gia Todd, Nick Beneker, Michele Patera, Steven Ventura, Anthony Amairaj, Gil Rollins, Kent Potts, and Minimol Mathew). 

It was quite a party!   We had a champagne toast, anniversary cake, buffet dinner, PMI 50th anniversary buttons and temporary tattoos.   We also had six recruiting firms on hand including Blue Chip Talent,  GDI InfoTech, Modis, Mi-GSO/PCU3ED, Recruitment Management Consultants (RMC),  Career Coaching provided by Purposeful Pursuits, professional headshots provided by Scott Gidley, linkedin.com advisor Chrissie Wywrot and guest speaker Michael Milutis presented “Finding Your Place in a New, Digital World”.    Not to mention that Gia played some great music throughout the evening.

Thanks to our special guest from the PMI Board of Directors Caterina (Cathy) La Tona Immediate Past Chair at PMI.   Cathy has been a strong supporter of the chapter and has become the official #PMIGLC anniversary cake cutter, we’ve had two cakes this year.   Some of the photos are available online in our photo album at https://pmiglc.org/gallery.php?id=55.


Sean McConnell, PMP
President Elect
PMI Great Lakes Chapter
PMI 50th & PMIGLC Anniversary Party


PMI-MCAC 2019 Professional Development Day - PMIGLC Members Receive Chapter Member Pricing
November 20, 2019 ⋅ Country Club of Lansing

"Projectification; Past, Present and Future of Project Management”

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Checkout the Speaker Lineup - Download a pdf of the Program

This year, our focus is on the Organizational Project Management perspective. Other supporting topics within the PMI Talent TriangleTM (technical, leadership, and strategic and business management) being sought include:

1. Woman leadership in organizational project management
2. Technology changes that allowed progress
3. Major challenges in managing project today
4. Evolution of PM role, past, present and future

PMI® certification holders will earn 8-10 PDUs for attending the entire event. PMI-MCAC will automatically report the PDUs. 

Special Hotel Rate at the Marriott in East Lansing
$109.00/day for a suite. Contact the Marriott directly and mention the PMI-MCAC event.

Learn more and register today!


PMIGLC 2019 Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 PMIGLC Election.  The following people will be serving their terms from 2020-2021:



VP of Administration - Michele Patera



VP of Membership - Surya Prakash



VP of Finance - Brian Roy


Welcome our incoming VPs!



PMIGLC Outreach - Construction Panel Discussion on Quality Management
November 19, 2019 ⋅ 7:45 AM to 9:15 AM
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Wayne State University College of Engineering, Room 1520
5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.
Detroit, MI 48202

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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.      

Topic: “Quality Management for Business Success by a PMP”

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). 


PMIGLC Membership Satisfaction Award

During the PMI Annual Leadership 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.We have a big PMIGLC 40th-anniversary party planned for Oct 16th (Troy, MI) and all PMIGLC Chapter members are invited. This is a free event that includes dinner. If you have never been to a PMIGLC event, this is the one you don’t want to miss.

Sean McConnell, PMP
President PMI Great Lakes Chapter

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Register Now for the FREE PMI® Annual Virtual Student Summit
November 20, 2019

Students are invited to participate in this virtual event on 20 November. This virtual summit offers opportunities for students studying project management (or a related program) to learn and network. Sessions are developed to help students build their technical skills and prepare for their careers as project managers."

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November 2019 Monthly Meeting

November 18, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

School Craft College
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
Venue Website

Healthcare Change Leadership

Read More