PMI Northeast Florida Chapter

August 2018 Newsletter


In this issue:

We Want Your Feedback |  August Cocktail & Learn Recap | August Dinner Meeting Recap | September Dinner Meeting |  September Workshop | Our Sponsor

Chapter Dinner Meeting Survey

dinner meeting2The PMI-NEFL has been hosting monthly dinner meetings for several years. We want to take this opportunity to check in with our membership (that means you!) and collect your feedback via a quick survey to determine if we should consider making changes to the way we engage with our members on a regular basis. Please provide your feedback so that we can help improve your experience as a member of PMI-NEFL. 

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August 15th Cocktail & Learn Recap

20180815 184709 resizedWe had a fantastic turnout for our Cocktail & Learn session that was held on Weds. 8/15 at Intuition Ale Works. Our VP of Corporate Alliances, Susan Daniels, MBA, PMP, gave an insightful and engaging overview of the certification offerings available from PMI and how they can align with and augment your career goals.

There was also a lot of great networking, conversation, delicious apps provided by Black Sheep and of course, some awesome beer from Intuition! Special thanks to our PMI-NEFL member and volunteer, Joanna Jackoby, for her hard work in putting together this great event! 



August 20th Chapter Dinner Meeting

20180820 200520Managing Complex Construction Projects 

We want to thank John Briesemeister for providing expert advice and insight related to construction project management. John's experience comes from having successfully worked in the field on various large, complex construction projects for the past thirty years. In 2016, John was awarded the Donald S. Barrie Award in Construction Management at the PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America in San Diego, California, from the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) for a paper he wrote and submitted, which was entitled, “Construction Execution Plan Alignment for Successful Construction Projects.”

Mr. Briesemeister shared strategies from his book, as well as fascinating anectodes and stories from his 30+ years managing construction projects around the globe. And in keeping with the construction theme, hardhats were worn (pictured at right). 

John's book, Managing Complex Construction Projects, is available for purchase from Amazon. 

September 17th Chapter Dinner Meeting

Making a Great Product (2 PDUs)

Many believe a great project or a great product is one that is completed on-time, within budget, and with high quality.  Still others will tell you that a great product must provide value to the customer, even exceeding expectations, and somehow change the user’s life for the better. By either definition, how many companies are making truly great products?  

Join us on Monday, Sept. 17th for our next Chapter Dinner Meeting featuring David A. Risler to learn more about "Making a Great Product". 

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September PM Development Day: Sept. 28th

Root Cause Analysis for Project Management: Closing the Loop on Risk Management (7 PDU's)

Presented by Duke Okes, ASQ

Regardless of how well the project manager and team develop requirements, processes to meet them, and systems for measuring performance, things will go wrong.  This workshop will clarify the differences in approach for several situations. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply some of the learning to their own project experiences.

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Want to learn a little more about Duke Okes' workshop? Check out this short video:

Cost for the workshop is $279 for members who register by 9/22. 

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 Thank you to our sponsor, Nova Southeaster University - Jacksonville Campus!

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 Welcome New Chapter Members!

Greig Wright
Nicholaus Mercado
Chris Morgan
Rikiese King
Rachel Smith
Stephanie Dvoroznak
Nancy Mclaren
Cynthia Sesnick
Consuela Betts
Melissa Erickson
Brandon Ness
Harah Day
Abhay Trivedi
Rhonda Livingston
Julie Barker
Heather  Ockenhouse
Kevin Patrick
Doug Wilds
John Casey Ayers
Alison Lowry
Leonard Fritz

 Congratulations -  New Certifications!

Eric Schlotzer  - PMP
Shilpa Mailkody  - PMP

 Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!

Melanie Johnson
Charles Blumberg
Gauri Gupta
Rodger Belcher
Buck Cassidy
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