In this issue:
The 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.
We 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!
Managing 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.
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".
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.
Want to learn a little more about Duke Okes' workshop? Check out this short video: https://youtu.be/wTZbSoSuEUY
Cost for the workshop is $279 for members who register by 9/22.
Welcome New Chapter Members!
John Casey Ayers
Congratulations - New Certifications!
Eric Schlotzer - PMP
Shilpa Mailkody - PMP
Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!
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