Presented By: Susan Daniels
Are you fully aware of all of the benefits PMI offers? Join us for a presentation and discussion about the array of resources and opportunities PMI provides its members to strengthen their knowledge, skills and career advancement.
Facilitated by Susan Daniels, MBA PMP
VP of Programs| PMI-NEFL
Come enjoy a festive evening of light-hearted networking with our members. Besides bringing your business cards and sense of humor,... We encourage you to bring your spouse, co-workers, mentees and students to join in. One does not have to be a member to participate in our chapter events. The evening will feature an array of ice-breakers and networking games to keep the conversation and laughter rolling. Come strenghten existing connections and create new ones for a prosperous new year!
Ernie Baker, PMP and PRINCE2 Practioner
President of Start to Finish PM, Inc.
Project Managers are really “Expectation Managers”. Come explore a new approach to the project manager's job, and ways of gaining commitment and accountability for project deliverables. We will talk about the problems with managing expectations and review tools and techiques to make our jobs easier.
The objective of the second presentation is to clarify the difference between risk managment and issue management, and explore the best practices, tools and mindset to make us more effective at both jobs.
Presented By: Laura Paton MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, CSM
IIBA Chair/Author BABOK Guide v3
If you are a Business Analyst (BA) or engage with Business Analysts in your role, this event is for you! The focus of the presentation is to strengthen the bridge of communication and understanding between Business Analysts and Project Managers. Learn how to leverage BA practices/resources, and strengthen the accuracy of your project baselines as a result.
You do not want to miss this month’s meeting! We are hosting award-winning futurist and best-selling author Thornton May, a dynamic and engaging personality that you are sure to enjoy. His last visit to our chapter 2 years ago was the most highly rated and highly attended meeting that year. You will take home invaluable insights and actionable information. Be sure to attend the February 20 meeting! Register now to save your spot!
The Impact of Revolutionary Change on Project Managers & Project Management
Every aspect of human existence, every vertical market, and every functional discipline is experiencing revolutionary change. In the 1990’s we “reengineered” and “webified”. In the aughts [2000-2009] we “mobilized”. In the first half of the second decade of the 21st century we “datified”. In 2017 we deal with the impacts of machine learning and conversational A.I. [e.g., Alexa, Google Home, Cortana and Siri]. Award-winning futurist and best-selling author Thornton May will explore what all this change means for project managers and project management.
What Good is Strategy if you can’t implement it? Strategy is fundamental to the success and sustainability of any organization for the following reasons: understanding your company and your industry, growing in a changing world and creating a vision and direction for the whole organization. When you get that strategy, you need to implement it to reap those benefits the strategy is supposed to yield. Depending upon the survey you read, between 60 and 70% of strategies fail. There are three reasons strategy fails to execute; Company initiatives don’t align with strategy, Company processes don’t align with strategy and Employees and stakeholder fail to engage. But there is a way. There are 5 Essential Steps to Successful Strategy Implementation we’ll discuss.
Conflict in organizations arises from a variety of factors including organizational restructuring and change, a globally diverse workforce, high pace multi-channel communication, the use of cross-functional teams, and differences in personality and leadership style.
The objective of this session is to give attendees a toolkit of practices so they can improve the quality of the requirements development and requirements management processes in their organization.
This session includes two parts: