Baseline Newsletter September 2020

Chapter Update

PMIGL Provides Research Guidelines & Resources

PMIGL has developed Research Guidelines that provide details necessary for developing a research proposal that meets the rigors of a scientifically valid study. It provides the necessary details for the recruitment of participants, collection of data, protecting individual privacy, avoiding conflicts of interest, data security, and whom to contact for support on the development of appropriate research design. It also provides guidelines for publishing in the Project Management Journal as well as other pertinent information that will assist in publishing your results. The Manifesto also provides links to resources that may be helpful in developing a research topic and getting published. In addition, PMI Great Lakes has individuals that you can contact for assistance in developing your proposal and getting it published. Learn more.

Project Management Skills for Life Workshop - A Virtual Event for kids Ages 13-19

Mathew-Mini.jpgPMIGL Academic Outreach Director Minimol Mathew, held an engaging virtual workshop for Students from age 13- 19 in 2 sessions on August 15 and August 22. The workshop focused on aspects of project leadership and project management skills. Students learned the tools and techniques using a 5-phase project management process that has been proven necessary for successfully completing assignments and projects. The program explains how to create a project plan to identify the tasks needed to accomplish the overall objective, manage time and resources efficiently, and how to communicate with other team members and stakeholders effectively. Workshop attendees left with increased confidence, knowledge and tools to get any type of project get started right and complete successfully.

PMIGL Recognizes Volunteers

Kent Potts, PMIGL Director, Volunteer Management met with volunteers to distribute volunteer recognition gifts and certificates. Pictured left-to-right: Patrick Cavanaugh, Manager, Member Retention; Hariharan Ramaswamy, Director, Contracts; Kent Potts, Director, Volunteer Management


Monthly Meeting 

October Monthly Meeting - Virtual 

October 19 - 6-7 pm

From Project Management to Vice President with Tom Keuten
Taking on the role of Project Manager is an accomplishment all on its own. At some point, you were identified as someone that is well organized, communicates well and demonstrates leadership capabilities. Then becoming a successful Project Manager is an even bigger accomplishment. You’ve shown you can make a positive impact on your organization and deliver results. This in itself can be a very rewarding career with lots of variety and challenges. PMs are rarely bored. But what if you want to take your career in a different direction, and move up in an organization? This Presentation will talk about things to look out for on your journey and take advantage of that can lead to your next role.

Keuten,Tom.jpgTom Keuten serves as a Vice President for Rightpoint, an experience agency. Our programs deliver digital transformation through strategy, design, technology and change management. He previously worked for Capgemini, Pariveda and BDO, and has lead projects for great brands like Marathon Petroleum, General Motors, Amwy, Ford, DTE Energy, and many others. Tom has supported PMI for years, achieving PMP certification, working on the PMBOK Guide, leading the 2nd version of the OPM3 Model and managing Corporate Outreach in Great Lakes. He taught project management and PMO classes in the US, Europe and Asia. He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame after earning a bachelor’s from Central Michigan University.


Professional Development Opportunities

Virtual Breakfast Meeting “Mind Maps" with Lisa Harvey Roach, PMP

September 23 - 7-8 am

You will learn techniques that will enhance your communication, creativity, learning and thinking skills, all keys to becoming a peak performer! The topic is Mind Mapping which is a whole-brain tool that allows you to use your brain more effectively and efficiently. It is a method of using pictures, colors, and key words to help you organize your thoughts and execute your vision. Attend this session, facilitated by Lisa Harvey Roach, PMP and certified Idea/Mind Mapping Instructor to unlock the hidden potential in you!


Quality in Project Controls Panel Discussion

September 29 - 4:30 - 5:30 pm

 As Construction Project Managers we know that Scope Management without a proper Construction (Resource) Plan is impossible. All project-related activities are derived from a Construction plan (CP) and must always be generated first, or as PMPs know it as a Project Management Plan. In a collaborative team, the way CP is communicated is through a Schedule and it serves as a vehicle for work structure decisions to be communicated from the GC to the subcontractors. As the project becomes more complex, the quality of this planning is diminished and usually requires more resources such as the bigger Project Engineering Department to perform all the required Project Controls.

2020 PMP® Prep Classes

Saturdays, October 10,  17, 24 and November 7 - 7:30 am - 5 pm

Register for the September PMP® Exam Prep sessions. This will be available online classes for $795 for PMIGLC members, $895 PMI members, and $995 for non-members.


Virtal Happy Hour - and It's Free!

October 14 - 6 - 7:30 pm

Take a much needed & deserved mid-week break and join your PMIGL friends and colleagues for a virtual event in the comfort of your own home! We plan to play three rounds of Crowdpurr Trivia including one round of Project-Management related trivia questions.


PMIGL 2020 Virtual Symposium "Unlimited Potential"

October 30 - 8 am - 5 pm

After careful consideration, PMIGL has decided to host the 2020 Symposium virtually in light of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and governmental mandates. Our overall concern for the safety of everyone involved is an overriding priority and we are mitigating unnecessary risks. We remain committed to offering you a world-class virtual educational event on Friday, October 30. 

The PMIGL 2020 Symposium’s opening and closing keynote speaker will be the dynamic Marcelino Sanchez speaking on "Clarity, Inquiry, and Appreciation: Power Strategies to Unlock Your Potential and That of Others."



Moylan's Mulligans

Turning Unplanned Change into a Time to Enhance your Career
The Coronavirus pandemic has been an unplanned change. While there are many opinions on what could have, should have been handled differently the fact remains that we’re still discovering the change impact on our world. Read the complete article.

Military Outreach

PMIGL Military Outreach Expanding

Did you know, PMIGL has a Military Outreach team, led by director Mike Callahan? Here's what the team accomplished in August. Interested in learning more and getting involved? Contact Mike Callahan

PMI® News

PMI Virtual Experience Series – The World: Our Global Impact

Join us for this groundbreaking new virtual series designed to Inspire, Inform, Engage, and Entertain, and yes certification holders you can earn some valuable PDUs. You’ll gain insights from project pros around the world and get inspired by global voices. Connect with us monthly to get the tools, ideas, and inspiration you need to make a reality. Sign up today.

Welcome New Members

View the list of new members who joined in August.

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