Baseline Newsletter April 2020

Chapter Update

PMIGLC is Sponsoring an Academic Scholarship up to US $2,500

In order to be considered eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited two-year associate's degree, four year bachelor's degree, or master's, or doctoral program. This scholarship will be granted for work toward an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in project management or a related field benefiting from project management, with the following order of priority:

  • A member of the PMI Great Lakes Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, stepchildren and grandchildren) attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university.
  • An individual living in Michigan or surrounding states (Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota or Wisconsin) attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere.
  • Any individual attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program in USA.

Learn more about the scholarship criteria.

Monthly Meeting 

May Monthly Meeting - Virtual

May 11 - 6-7 pm

If you are like most people, you dislike going into that meeting when you have to be the bearer of bad news: That your scope, schedule or budget has slipped. Or have an uneasy feeling in your stomach when you have to face a tough sponsor or customer to negotiate concessions. You look around you and can see some people can do this effortlessly, and wonder why you were not blessed so.

Professional Development Opportunities

Free Webinar "Leading Virtual Teams with the NO LIMITS Approach"

April 30 - 6 - 7:30 pm 

The Internet and the practice of outsourcing work have been the main ingredients for the use of virtual distributed teams.

No longer can a project team always be co-located in order to improve expediting a project! After years of experience with virtual groups and teams, Dr. Moylan will demonstrate a range of positive techniques and tools to keep a virtual team on track, on schedule and on budget. The techniques shown will range from the use of enterprise-wide impact tools to subtle interpersonal strategies that a project manager may use to have a successful virtual and/or distributed team project.

To reinforce these concepts for presentation participants, the authors will be using a N.O. L.I.M.I.T.S. approach to the material which includes:

  • Nurturing: Bringing team members up to speed, Encouraging Excellence
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Keeping team members engaged, Stopping the Second-Class Status of a Virtual Project
  • Leadership: Sharing Responsibility, Keeping Control
  • Interests: Understanding the Needs of the Team Members, Aligning Expertise with the Project
  • Mind Reading: Laying Out Everything Ahead of Time, Brainstorming to Brainstorm
  • Individualized Recognition & Attention: Pay Close Attention to Team Members Actions, Timeliness
  • Tools: Internet Sites, Intranet Sites, Enterprise / Commercial, Free/Low Cost
    Subject Matter Experts: Their Role, Their Value
  • Leading virtual teams is a very important skill for the modern project manager to master, a scenario and role that all EMU students will very likely encounter. In today’s COVID-19 charged environment, everyone is now in the virtual team setting and can benefit from taking a NO LIMITS approach.

2020 PMP® Prep Classes

Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23 and June 6 - 7:30 am - 5 pm

A four-day, instructor led, classroom setting PMP® exam preparation course designed to meet the training needs of those wishing to prepare for PMI’s PMP®or CAPM® certification exams. 

The objective of this course is to help participants gain a level of competency required to pass the PMP® and CAPM® certification exam through a review of the concepts and terminology covered in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). View more details and the 2020 schedule.


PMIGLC Happy Hour

May 20 - 6-7:30 pm 

happyhour.jpgDo you need an "Ice-O-lation break?" Join us for PMIGLC's first virtual happy hour! Although we are separated by social-distancing, we would like to break from the isolation and celebrate with our first virtual PMIGLC Ice-O-lation happy hour. In honor of the Cinco de Mayo month, why not have your leftover tacos from Tuesday, apps of guac and salsa, tortilla chips or your favorite bar food. Don’t forget your favorite beverage!


Annual Golf Outing 

August 22 - 7:30 am registration 

Golf_Outing2019.jpgThe Annual Golf Outing is tentatively planned for Saturday, August 22 at Sylvan Glen Golf Course in Troy. Click register for more details on cost and schedule.



Moylan's Mulligans

Using Organizational Change Management to Improve Adoption and Success of Projects
As project professionals, we are in the business of change. Helping to prepare people for change does not have to be confusing and hard. Identifying the change and helping those involved to get ready not only increases success, but it also adds to the bottom line as our change is adopted more quickly. Read on.

PMI® News

Important Changes to PMP Exam & ATP Program Timeline

PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Our Crisis Task Force is monitoring the situation arising from coronavirus (COVID-19) daily. We are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our customers, and meet their needs. As a result, we made the following important decisions:

  • Extending the current PMP exam to December 31, 2020 and delaying the launch of the new PMP exam until January 2, 2021
  • Automatically extending all candidates’ exam eligibility (for all certifications - not just the PMP) through January 18, 2021
  • Delaying the opening of our Authorized Training Partner program application, originally scheduled for March 19, 2020

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the new members who joined in March. 

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