Monthly Meetings Until September
there will be no monthly meetings in July and August, watch
for more information on activities that may occur this summer,
such as networking events.
look forward to returning to our normal schedule this fall.
Member Orientation/ Happy Hour scheduled for June 23
23 - 5:30 - 8 pm
is excited to host its first in-person happy hour of 2021
at the beautiful Lakeshore Park in Novi, MI. This month’s
event, Wednesday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m., has several events
in one. First, will be networking followed by a brief orientation
for new chapter members. We conclude the evening by leadership
recognizing our volunteers, from 2019-2021, who give so
much to our community for their contributions. A light
meal will be available. $5 for members and non-members to
What Makes a Project Manager an Effective Leader?
25 - 9 am - 12 pm
Project Manager has to be expert in three areas: the technical
aspects of the job, business strategy, and leadership. Leadership
is a big part of the job and is integral in managing stakeholder
expectations, leading without authority, managing risk,
delivering under tight deadlines, managing stress, communicating
with team members, key stakeholders, and team building.
will discuss three things you can do right now to be an
effective leader as a Project Manager:
communication with your team and stakeholders, Emails,
or issue resolution Throughout the course of any project,
it’s common for scope, budget, resource allocation,
and other miscellaneous issues to arise. It is the role
of the project manager to ensure that these issues are
resolved effectively in order to keep the project on track.
Building A good project manager will do more than simply
manage the steps of a project. They will also manage their
team in order to keep them productive and happy. A part
of this should include team-building exercises designed
to boost morale, particularly after challenging weeks
or phases of the project. Organizing a weekly lunch or
happy hour is one such example.
all have one thing that inhibits us from Doing these things
well. Register today so you can learn what gets in the way
so you can be an effective leader.
internationally look to Spencer as an enthusiastic, insightful
source for counsel and advice on developing productive and
focused corporate cultures. Spencer is able to draw upon
his 28 years of executive experience to reenergize seasoned
and emerging professionals and increase organizational effectiveness.
He inspires change, to develop: a powerful culture, effective
communication, high performing teams and engagement.
is the President of Altium Leadership. He has previously
been the CEO of a leadership development company and Vice
President of a NASDAQ company, which developed IMAX theaters
in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations
such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio
City Productions, Disney Films and more. He has been speaking
professionally since 2009. He spoke at 64 events in 2019.
He has been speaking and presenting at PMI chapter development
conferences since 2010 and has been a regular speaker at
the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) North America
Conference, since 2014. He is consistently one of the highest
rated speakers for the yearlong, PMI Leadership Institute
Master Class (LIMC) since 2015.
Panel: The Success OF IPD Projects
29 - 4:30-6 pm
Project Delivery was developed as a solution to construction
projects’ adversarial relationships, low rates of
productivity, high rates of inefficiency and rework, frequent
disputes, and lack of innovation, resulting in too many
projects that cost too much and take too long to build.
Management Professionals are proficient in Integration Management
for different aspects of a project. The PMBoK Framework
is applicable to any type of project, but when it comes
to Integrated Project Delivery, there are contractual, psychological,
and business management skills needed to successfully carry
out the management of a quality end product that mixes Team
Culture, Owner Business Objectives, and Contractor’s
you heard what the new PMP exam for 2021 looks like?
you took the PMP exam years ago or have yet to take it, it’s
worth knowing what the new exam for 2021 is like. The new PMP
exam is comprised of:
questions (the previous exam was 200), there are still some
pilot questions that are not scored.
minutes to complete the exam.
material from PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (Yes, it is still
valid. The seventh edition exam is not expected until 2022.)
additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based
tests. Breaks are optional.
are a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching
(i.e. “drag and drop”), hotspot (i.e. “click
on a chart”) and limited fill-in-the-blank.
of the questions are Agile related. These can also include conflict
management, motivation issues, scrum ceremonies, team roles,
comparing Predictive vs. Agile, leadership styles, and Minimum
more about the new PMP exam
Manager Musings on PM Paradigm Shifts
by Dr. Bill Moylan
in ancient history [circa 1991], the bestselling book in business
circles was Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information
Technology by Don Tapscott and Art Caston. The book’s
premise of old, unresponsive bureaucratic organizations needing
to reinvent themselves to deal with the upcoming volatile, open,
global business environment of the 1990’s. The Paradigm
Shift was music to this newly certified PMP’s ears.
For the previous decade, my professional PM work efforts in three
distinctly different industries [petrochemical facility construction,
academia, automotive] attempted to leverage computer information
systems to address these business issues with mixed results. The
new era of information technology enabling the transition to the
new enterprise and business success purported by the authors became
my roadmap and mantra. Read
the complete article.
Volunteer for June 2021
Spotlight Volunteer for June 2021 is Mr. Kent Potts. Kent was
overwhelmingly selected by his colleagues, leadership, and report
staff. Kent is well-deserving to receive this powerful notoriety
as he embodies the volunteer spirit of mentoring, sharing, teaching,
learning, with humor and excellence. Kent’s leadership has
a warm embrace that everybody is somebody in a volunteer role
within PMIGL. This action should be embodied within the role description
as Kent’s quality with his volunteer role description. Kent’s
credentials, calmness, attention to detail makes him the perfect
candidate for this award! Read
more about Kent.
the list of new
members who joined in May.
23 - 6-7 pm
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view our Sponsor