Baseline Newsletter March 2022

From the President’s Desk...

Gusmano,Jerry-Med_Res.jpgSpring is in the air! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get out of the house and do some things. 

One thing we can do together is meet up in Novi at the famed Suburban Collection Showplace on April 22 for our Annual Symposium!! Early bird pricing is about to end, so if you’re thinking of coming don’t delay. Click here to register and take advantage of the lower pricing while it lasts. 

Keep an eye out for a NEW section on our website called Professional Development, coming your way in April 2022. It’s currently under construction, but it will be your new source for training, PDUs, events, and certification tips and tricks. We’re excited to bring this to our membership as a source of real value for our profession. I’d also like to add, if you find a good article or have an idea for content, please submit it to Asha Subramanian, our VP of Professional Development. Read on.  

We're Looking for Volunteers

PMIGL is always looking for members who want to be more involved with the chapter. This is a great way to support the growth of the chapter and earn valuable PDUs for re-certification. We are currently in need of volunteers for a number of committee projects in progress. Our current openings include the following:

  • Director, Contracts
  • Manager, Symposium
  • Manager, Speaker Packets and Contracts
  • Manager, Speaker Procurement
If you are interested in helping out on one of our committee projects, please fill out the Chapter Volunteer Information Form and send it to our Director of Volunteer Program and you will be put in touch with the committee chair.
Job Openings
Looking for a new career opportunity? PMIGL has you covered! Check out new postings here.

Upcoming Events

Quarterly Construction Quality Management Panel Discussion
March 29 - 12 - 1:30 pm PT

This month's topic is Benefits & Challenges to Digitally Transform our Project Management Information System (PMIS) for Better Quality Management.


Happy Hour/New Member Orientation/Volunteer Recognition
April 6 - 5:30 - 8 pm

HappyHour2022.jpgPMIGL hosts its first happy hour of 2022 at Escape in Troy. Included in the festivities is our new member orientation along with volunteer recognition to recognize both new members joining PMIGL and our volunteers who give so much of their time and energy to the success of our chapter. Only $10 for members and non-members to attend.


April Monthly Meeting 
April 11 - 6-7 pm

The April monthly meeting has been scheduled. Check back for more information as we get closer to the date.

Spring Symposium
April 22 - 8 am - 5 pm

We’re excited to get back together and enjoy some great speakers, networking with fellow members, and interaction with our sponsors. Our Opening AND Closing Keynote speaker is the electrifying Niel Magsombol. You won’t forget him anytime soon!

Stay Up to Date with PMIGL

Help promote PMIGL by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and share our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities as you see posted. You never know what door may open! 

Professional Development Opportunities

Get your PMP, CAPM, DASM or PMI-ACP Certification

Now Registering for Exam Prep Classes in February & March

Already Certified? Please Share With Your Colleagues!

peakbusmgt.pngPrepare to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)®, Distinguished Agile Scrum Master (DASM)®, or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam with our comprehensive training courses! 

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is one of the top-paying certifications in the United States, and project managers who complete this certification earn 20% more than those without.  

In this training course, you’ll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP® and CAPM®exams. Concentrating on exam content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools, practice questions, study aids, and post-learning resources all using Project Management Institute (PMI) terminology. Earn 35 contact hours upon completion. Our instructors will work with you closely to ensure that you are ready to successfully pass the exam.

To see upcoming classes and obtain the discount, go here.

Volunteer Spotlight

Gil Rollins

GilRollinsvolspotlight.jpegGilbert Rollins (Gil) graduated from General Motors Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Let’s talk about old-school genius. Immediately after graduation, Gilbert went into the new field of data processing, when computers were powered with vacuum tubes. He was involved in the design, development, and implementation of GM’s first internal numerical control system, INCA. Gil knew nothing about Project Management. While at EDS, Gil joined PMI and GL on November 4, 1996, and volunteered with the Membership team where he helped with the first all-member survey of GL, a skillset he brought from GM and EDS. Learn more about Gil.


PM Musings

The Principled Project Manager - Negotiating Tactics
by Dr. Bill Moylan, PMP

My PM Musings articles from September and then December 2021 continued my series of articles addressing one of the most important skills of the savvy Project Manager -- the ability to negotiate the best outcome that satisfies the needs of all stakeholders for Win-Win-Win. As noted in the September article, reaching consensus requires compromises between the parties to meet or exceed the necessary project goals while building and maintaining important relationships among the project stakeholders. In December, negotiation strategies for the Principled Project Manager noted the importance of the first five minutes of the negotiation, the need to stay objective and impersonal, using “I” statements to keep the focus on how you feel, and focus on interests. Read the complete article.

Welcome New Members & Congratulations on Milestone Anniversaries

Congratulations to members on their milestone anniversaries this month. Thank you for your valued membership and continued support! Special recognition goes to Larry Lacombe and Jeffrey Ray – 25+ years and Shelli Lynn Deems and Abraham Valdez – 20 years.

Also, welcome to our new members who joined in February.

Chapter Sustained Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? There are many opportunities for event and sustained sponsorships, but they fill quickly! For more information, view our Sponsor Information Packet.

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