Baseline Newsletter September 2022
2022 Membership Appreciation, Job Fair & New Member Orientation
October 18 - 4:30 - 6:30 pm

MemberAppreciation.jpgPMIGL is planning a special event to show our appreciation for our members who have chosen to join and be a part of our chapter. We know that our growth is, in part, due to your choosing us and we would like to express our thanks to you. 

Cost is only $10 for members and non-members. Paid PMIGL members who attend will be reimbursed the $10 fee after the event. Non-members will not be reimbursed, but will be invited to a happy hour event at no cost. Learn more and register.

Spring Symposium Presentation Videos Available On Demand

Ondemandvidoes.jpgAll Symposium presentations have been recorded and are available on demand. Symposium registrants will have access to these sessions through December 31, 2022. Please self-report the PDUs for viewing the additional on demand sessions. The PDU code will be displayed at the end of each session.

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 Contracts
  • Manager, Military Outreach
If you are interested in helping with 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

PMI Certifications and the Basics of Disciplined Agile™
September 20 - 7-8 pm

FREE PDU Event! PMIGL members are invited to join the trainers from Peak, an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute for this special event. Earn 1.0 PDU and unlock a PDU library for a total of 10 free PDUs! 
Learn about one of the most in-demand certifications in project management today, the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)® and the Disciplined Agile certification journey.

Quarterly Breakfast Meeting
September 23 - 7-8 am
People Management for Improved Performance – New Thoughts and Ideas
We’re experiencing a time of plenty – higher inflation, higher expectations, and higher attrition. Project Managers, responsible for overseeing the delivery of value, have a daunting task of managing the uncertainty created due to this dynamic. Understanding and leveraging fresh perspectives on how to build, engage, and manage teams will help mitigate that risk. 
  1. Be receptive to new ways of managing people
  2. Focus on strengths
  3. Fit matters 
Speaker: Anand Tiwary
AnandTiwary.jpgAnand Tiwary is a leader with over 30 years of relevant experience building and managing teams with a passion for driving key transformation and innovation leveraging IT.

Quarterly Construction Quality Management Panel Discussion
September 27 - 3-4:30 pm

Construction Quality Management Community of Practice holds a quarterly meeting every 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. 

Our theme for 2022 is Digital Transformation for Construction 4.0 and for the third quarterly meeting in September, we will invite guests to speak on the topic of Digital Twins for a Construction 4.0 Quality Management.

For our September 2022 event, Managers from Unity Technologies will present their Digital Twin Solutions to improve Construction Project Quality for our AEC Industry. 

CQM events are free and open to all professionals and students.


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 Day 2022

Agile in the Age of Digital Synergies: Scaling Agile & Agile Transformation
October 28 - 7 am - 4 pm, Carpe Diem Banquet Hall in Southfield

In these times of high VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, learning about scaling the team’s success to the organization is VITAL!

Keynote Speaker: Michael Nir, PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe SPC, M.SC. Industrial Engineering

MichaelNir.jpgMichael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is an enterprise lean agile devops expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation. His Masters in Engineering, certification in Project Management and training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. The author of ten books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean Agile management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries such as: Intel, Philips Healthcare, United Healthcare, DnB, Volvo, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Unilever and many others. He is masterful at connecting the dots between human behavior, business systems and work environment to drive highly productive teams and lead individuals to communicate effectively.


Volunteer Spotlight

PMIGL Volunteer Spotlight, Marie Lee

Lee,Marie-Med_Res.jpgEvery quarter I have the privilege of telling a great story. I would like to introduce Marie Lee. She is a Manager of Access Care Technology in Virtual Care at Henry Ford Health System. Marie deploys telehealth programs throughout the health system. Her career started with Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 2007 as the Training Coordinator for the Contact Center, the centralized appointment scheduling hub for 600 system’s providers. Marie was engaged with the project team related to the electronic medical record system, Epic, with a project scope of 3 years and $300M. Learn more about Marie.


PM Musings

A Project Manager’s View of the Value and the Costs of Higher Education
by William A Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University

Ask any parent of a university student about the spiraling costs of higher education – be ready to duck for cover. College costs seem out of control while the value of a college degree seems increasingly dubious. My perspective on this topic may come across as biased and self-serving. However, my longtime association with higher education [tenured professor, adjunct instructor, and employee] is tempered by my lifelong career in project management. 

In this article, I will offer my Project Manager view of the value and the costs of Higher Education. My commentary follows an adage of Henry Ford II [aka Hank the Deuce] – no apologies, no excuses. 
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 August!

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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