the President’s Desk
fellow PMIGL Members!!
you all enjoyed the last long weekend of summer over Labor
Day. Kids are heading back to school and we are cautiously
trying to get back to the "old normal".
annual golf outing on August 28th at Sanctuary Lake Golf
Course was a BIG HIT, with over 60 golfers! It was a wonderful
feeling to meet and golf with our members after two years.
We had fantastic weather in the morning, which turned very
hot towards the end of the round. Overall, everybody enjoyed
good food, nice weather, an excellent round of golf and
above all, had a very nice time together with fellow members,
whom they were meeting after a long time. On behalf of the
entire Board, a big "thank you" to all our sponsors, volunteers
and participants. Read
Golf Outing Returns as a Big Hit!
hosted its 6th annual golf outing on Saturday, August 28
at the beautiful Sanctuary Lake Golf Course in Troy. Turnout
was great, with 60 golfers participating out of the 62 who
registered. Platinum sponsor DTE, gold sponsor Intellibee
and event sponsors Blue Chip Talent and Strategic Staffing
Solutions helped to make the outing a wonderful event.
Shawn McLeod, Tim Moilanen and Steve Pellegrom from team
Blue Chip Talent took first place. The ‘Closest to
the Pin’ winners were Michelle Phillips and Cinco
Frances. Longest drive contests were won by Carla Patrick-Fagan
and Rajesh Sivakumar. Many raffle prizes were given away
and the money raised offset the event’s costs.
thanks to our committee members who helped to make this
a great event: Synthia Adams, Patrick Cavanaugh, Sheila
Dugeon, D’onna Dean, Sandesh Gandhi, Murthy Guduguntla,
Justin McAvoy, Erica Nunes, Michele Patera, Carla Patrick-Fagan,
Surya Prakash and Brian Roy.
is Looking for the Next Generation of Volunteers
chapter has launched an exciting new Next Gen Volunteer
Program to enroll PMs in volunteer activities. Review the
flyer for details on the benefits and contact to get involved.
promote PMIGL. Follow us on Facebook,
and share our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities
as you see posted. You never know what door that may open!
Driving PM Peak Performance
24 - 8-11 am
PM Peak Performance: Relationship Strategies to
Maximize Influence, Build Consensus and Drive Results
in a World of Constant Change
Successful project management involves the
ability to harness and leverage the power and potential
of available resources, knowledge and support. This
session is a complete strategy to accelerate project
success and positively impact career advancement.
is a required skill in today’s matrix-oriented
corporate environment. It is the critical success factor
that underlies every successful relationship, both in
business and in life.
highly interactive session addresses the most common
networking myths and supplies practical, proven success
strategies to impact and accelerate the relationship
specializes in helping professionals increase results
by improving their ability to develop and leverage relationships.
For the last twenty-plus years, he has been coaching
business, corporate and sales professionals to achieve
client list includes Project Management Institute, Association
for Service Quality (ASQ), APICS Alcatel-Lucent, Dell,
Sun Microsystems, Staples, RBC Royal Bank, Fannie Mae,
Ball State University and the University of Ottawa’s
Telfer Executive MBA program.
Michael has done extensive research on, and is a specialist
in, utilizing networking as a professional competency.
His most unique characteristic is that he has built
his company from an idea to a sixfigure speaking
and consulting practice annually using networking as
his sole marketing strategy.
Panel: PMPs Applying LEAN Methodology To Projects
28 - 4:30-6:30 pm
our September 2021 discussion panel, LCI Michigan and
PMI Great Lakes Chapter will host a panel of industry
leaders to elaborate on their challenges and share best
practices and success stories in applying LEAN Methodology
to their Projects and Organizations. PMI will offer its
perspective on how PMI Philosophy and adopting the PMBoK
framework would facilitate and champion a successful implementation
of LEAN tools and methods.
to our endorsing sponsors, this event is free of charge,
complimentary to our guests and the CQM community. However,
there are limited Zoom Participation spots available,
so please register early. More information to follow
18 - 6-7 pm
the Power of Lean Innovation
2020 was a year of incredible change.
and employees are still adjusting to new ways of working. We
are utilizing new digital tools and finding ways drive success
despite the challenges the global pandemic has brought us.
are increasingly attempting to add value whilst simultaneously
cutting cost. Businesses, realizing that change cannot be imposed
from the outside, are looking inward to harness innovations
within their workforce. As such, existing processes, people,
and tools need realignment to these new business strategies
and ways of working.
help and skills as consultants and project managers are needed
now more than ever! But how? Have you heard of Lean Innovation?
you know about Lean and Innovation as separate constructs; you
might even be familiar with Six Sigma.
Innovation is an approach to facilitating value stream mapping
and rapid improvement cycles within an organization. The methodology
blends the three disciplines of Design Thinking, Lean Start-up
and Agile at Scale into one construct. It integrates the needs
of the people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements
for business success into one scalable framework. All to enable
your teams to get more value out of your work.
Recker is Principal Consultant and Senior Team Lead at Mi-GSO|
Pcubed. She has been a Project Management professional for the
last 8 years focusing primarily in the Information Technology
(IT), Financial Services, and Automotive Manufacturing sectors.
She enjoys helping people and solving problems; especially growing
and developing other PM consultants. Breanna loves working for
Mi-GSO|Pcubed as they are truly a global company that seeks
diversity of thought and experience and happily shares knowledge
to bring the best solutions to our customers. Click here
to check out Breanna's introduction video.
is the Time to Get Your PMP, PMP-ACP, DASM, or CAPM Certifications
number of PMIGL members going for their PMP, PMP-ACP, DASM, or
CAPM certifications continues to grow. As you may recall, PMIGL
recently partnered with Peak Business Management for PMI exam
certification courses. With this partnership, our members receive
a significant discount on PMP, PMI-ACP, DASM, and CAPM exam preparation
classes (up to $200 or more in savings!!!). The best part is that
Peak offers several live virtual classes per month that fit any
schedule (days, evenings, weekends, or boot camps) with instructors
and students from around the country. Read
Principled Project Manager - Negotiating for Win-Win-Win
by Dr. Bill Moylan, PMP
of the most important skills of the savvy Project Manager is the
ability to negotiate the best outcome that satisfies the needs
of all stakeholders. Reaching the consensus agreement may require
compromises between the parties to meet or exceed the necessary
project goals while building and maintaining important relationships
among the project stakeholders.
Principled Project Manager follows the twelve principles detailed
in PMI’s recently updated Guide to the Project Management
Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide - 7th edition, 2021), These
12 Project principles serve as the PM’s compass, road map
and mantra in preparing, executing and controlling their negotiation
scenarios. In particular, the first four principles of 1) being
a diligent, respectful, and caring steward, 2) creating a collaborative
project team environment, 3) effectively engaging with stakeholders,
and 4) focusing on value. [The complete list of the 12 Project
Principles is included at the end of this article.] Read
the complete article.
Prakash is a Principal Project Management Professional with Ally
Financial, headquartered in Detroit. Surya has years of experience
in Project Management, with companies such as KPMG, PwC, GM, and
the City of Detroit.
immigrated from India in 1989 with his wife Suneeta. Together they
have raised their children in Michigan. In his spare time, Surya
enjoys running and has participated in several half marathons. Surya
is very active in his community, such as serving as treasurer on
the Deerbrook Subdivision board, membership with the Asian Middle
Eastern Employee Resource group and has raised funds for many charities. Learn
more about Surya.
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