Baseline Newsletter May 2022
Spring Symposium Presentation Videos Now Available

VideoonDemand.jpgThank you to everyone who attended this year's Spring Symposium. We received very positive feedback about this year's event. 

All Symposium presentations have been recorded and are available on-demand from PMIGL's YouTube channel. An email containing a link to access the videos has been sent to the email address you used when registering for the event. 

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:

  • 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.

Checkout the Job Board

PMIGL has received a number of new job postings lately. View the postings here.


Upcoming Events

May Quarterly Breakfast Meeting
May 26 - 7-8 am 

Are you a Project Parent? – Project Parenting, an Approach to Managing Teams
While a servant-leader is a servant first and begins with a natural feeling to serve, a ‘parent-manager’ is a parent first and begins with a natural sense of nurture. While we often bring Project Management principles into our family scene to help us better organize and address issues, let us spend some time recognizing the valuable “lessons learned” from our home ground that can be plowed back into our workplace. Never was the role of a mentor, a coach, an empathetic “parent” collaborator felt more than in the recent years of uncertainty.

Speaker: Asha Subramanian
Subramanian,Asha-2022ed_2.jpgAsha is a highly motivated and culturally-sensitive team player, with 20+ years’ experience in leading and delivering global IT projects. She has worked in major multi-national corporations and is grateful for the exposure and lessons she continues to learn. A Certified Project Management Professional and an Agile Certified Practitioner, Asha believes in giving back to the professional community. She volunteers at the local PMI – Great Lakes Chapter and has served the Chapter Board in many positions. She currently works for General Motors as the Senior Program Manager - Cadillac Digital Business Innovations.


June Monthly Meeting
June 13 - 6-7 pm

Check back for more information as we get closer to the date. 


June Happy Hour/New Member Orientation
June 15 - 5:30-8 pm 

PMIGL will host its next Happy Hour and New Member Orientation at Lakeshore Park in Novi. The event begins at 5:30 pm and includes a light meal, networking, and a new member orientation to welcome new members who have not attended a new member orientation. The cost is $5 for members and non-members to attend.


Seminar - 2022 Change: Understand, Address & Implement
June 24 - 8 am - 12 pm (breakfast at 7 am)
Expertise in leading business implementation and operational efficiency
Discussing the impact of transformation and why strong Change Management is key. We must have adaptive workstreams and current industry pivots to compete!

Speaker: Douglas Smith, Product Owner - Ford
Smith,Douglas2022.jpgDoug Smith has expertise in leading implementation of business systems to increase operational efficiency, productivity, availability, customer satisfaction, and revenue while supporting attainment of defined business objectives. He has a broad background and experience in all aspects of business systems analysis, systems deployment and integration, business solutions implementation, optimization of: applications, solutions, processes, training, transformation, IT operations, program management including Enterprise Value focused projects.


Quarterly Construction Quality Management Panel Discussion
June 28 - 3-4:30 pm

Construction Quality Management Community of Practice (CQM) holds a quarterly meeting the last Tuesday of each quarter to discuss topics that would benefit our community in improving their processes and procedures for better quality management using the latest best practices shared by our members. This quarter's topic is Newest Technology Trends in Remote Construction Quality Management.


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 May through August

Already Certified? Please Share With Your Colleagues!

Prepare 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.


PM Musings

The Six Skills for Success
by Lisa Harvey Roach, PMP

A recent article in the Forbes Advisor listed the essential skills for project managers. Here are the top six. See if you agree. 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! 

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

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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