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23
Apr
2019

Technology Forum - 190423

04-23-2019 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
$15.00

"Elements of Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI)"
Presented by Andreas Burkart, Verint Systems

PMI Atlanta Technology Forum provides an environment for Project Managers to adopt and benefit from the latest technology in their professional life and career. The forum also plans to bring speakers to discuss & share the best practices in technology.

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This presentation we will cover the six key elements of conversational AI in all aspects of Omni channel customer engagements(CX)

We will discuss how human-emulated conversations improve user engagement and solve business challenges. We will touch on differences between natural language understanding and natural language learning. The presentation will cover the basics of a modular vs a monolithic platform for conversational AI. Business aspects include defining and measuring value using AI. The presentation will end with perspectives, experiences, case studies and ROI examples.


24
Apr
2019

Governance Forum - 190424

04-24-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15.00

"Strategic Planning for Non-Profits" Presented by Jeff Hancock, Jabian Consulting/Director

The Governance Forum provides value to the PMI Atlanta community by offering participants:

Discussion of field-tested best practices, Decisions frameworks to assess culture and apply optimal strategy, Key takeaways to “take to work tomorrow” to maximize realization of value through introduction and standardization of best practices in the oversight and execution of projects, programs, and portfolios.

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Strategic planning and roadmaps aren’t just for commercial enterprises. Many of the community organizations you are involved in and certainly national non-profits need a vision for where they are going with practical steps to get there. Come learn how to guide a non-profit through developing a strategic roadmap and what makes the process unique for them. Utilize this skill as a really unique and engaging way to give back!

25
Apr
2019

First Steps towards Agility; Implementing Agile Practices in Waterfall Environments - 2019801

04-25-2019 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$599.00

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Hilton Suites Atlanta Perimeter, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

Earn 8 PDUs!

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Both traditional (Waterfall) methodology and Agile methodology have pros and cons and can be effective ways to structure a project. For teams that are not practicing Agile, there are still Agile practices that can benefit them. Daily standups, retrospectives, and many other key Agile practices and ceremonies can benefit even a Waterfall team. For many, the most arduous part of transitioning to Agile in a waterfall environment happens at the beginning—in the uncertainty of how to put the initiative into motion. 

In this seminar, strategies and best practices to begin incorporating Agile practices are revealed. Real-world experiences working with existing project teams to begin incorporating Agile practices and ceremonies are shared. By initiating practices, teams start to understand Agile principles and mindset and become better prepared to take the next steps on their Agile journey. Specific Agile practices, and how to adapt each one to a traditional environment, are covered.

25
Apr
2019

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 190425

04-25-2019 6:15 pm -8:00 pm
$6.00

If you would like to earn PDUs while improving your communications and leadership skills, this opportunity is for you! PMI Atlanta has teamed up with Toastmasters International to offer you a chance to hone your public speaking, critical listening, and leadership skills in a supportive environment. You will also have an opportunity to practice speaking off-the-cuff, giving and receiving feedback, emceeing a meeting, and many other valuable business skills. Since this club is exclusively for PMI Atlanta members, you will also have an opportunity to develop bonds within the PMI community.

04
May
2019

2019 Project Management Day of Service for PM

05-04-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$10.00

The Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) started as a one-day skilled based event hosted by the Atlanta Chapter in 2018. The new resolution intends to provide nonprofits with pro bono (free, professional) project management services to help them address their most difficult challenges. We do this by bringing together local project managers (PMs) with nonprofits who are working hard to serve their communities. The PMs help the nonprofits to scope and plan projects that allow the nonprofits to do more to serve their communities.

The potential impact is enormous as newly minted project manager, CAPM, undergraduate, and graduate pm students can shadow certified PM during the day of service. We aim to advance the current understanding of PMBOK by exposing students to challenges and obstacles they might encounter as a project manager.

Location

Georgia State University
Student Center
55 Gilmer St SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Time

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8 A.M - 5 P.M.

04
May
2019

2019 Project Management Day of Service for NPO

05-04-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm

The Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) started as a one-day skilled based event hosted by the Atlanta Chapter in 2018. The new resolution intends to provide nonprofits with pro bono (free, professional) project management services to help them address their most difficult challenges. We do this by bringing together local project managers (PMs) with nonprofits who are working hard to serve their communities. The PMs help the nonprofits to scope and plan projects that allow the nonprofits to do more to serve their communities.

The potential impact is enormous as newly minted project manager, CAPM, undergraduate, and graduate pm students can shadow certified PM during the day of service. We aim to advance the current understanding of PMBOK by exposing students to challenges and obstacles they might encounter as a project manager.

Location

Georgia State University
Student Center
55 Gilmer St SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Time

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8 A.M - 5 P.M.

09
May
2019

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters - 190509

05-09-2019 6:15 pm -8:00 pm
$6.00

If you would like to earn PDUs while improving your communications and leadership skills, this opportunity is for you! PMI Atlanta has teamed up with Toastmasters International to offer you a chance to hone your public speaking, critical listening, and leadership skills in a supportive environment. You will also have an opportunity to practice speaking off-the-cuff, giving and receiving feedback, emceeing a meeting, and many other valuable business skills. Since this club is exclusively for PMI Atlanta members, you will also have an opportunity to develop bonds within the PMI community.

10
May
2019

Leadership and Change Management - 2019603

05-10-2019 8:30 am - 05-11-2019 5:00 pm
$794.00

Dates: Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Northpoint Executive Suites – 11175 Cicero Drive, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Earn 16 PDUs!

First 10 registrants get $57.60 OFF with coupon code: First10_2019603

There are many characteristics of a good leader that are difficult to define. Most are skills that are developed over time but how can someone achieve them? This course will explore the qualities of leadership and provide a better understanding of how to develop these skills. This class will demonstrate specific areas that require focus and the different roles and behaviors a leader must have to be successful. As a result, each student can build an action plan, based on their own style, to become a good leader.

13
May
2019

Dinner Meeting - 190513

05-13-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
48.00

Join Us for our bi-monthly dinner meeting! Earn up to 2 PDUs while building your professional network, viewing new products and services, and enjoying dinner.  Earn 1 PDU for attending the Professional Growth event and 1 PDU for attending the dinner meeting.  

Please note the event begins at 6:00pm

Newcomers Meeting - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

If you are a new member to PMI Atlanta, you do not want to miss this opportunity to hear how PMI Atlanta can help you achieve your goals and meet members of the leadership team. 

Professional Development - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

TBA

Keynote Presentation - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

"Agility, Innovation & Project Management in this age of Digital Transformation" presented by Shobhna Raghupathy MS, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist

Raghupathy-ShobhnaDelivering increased customer value is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation strategy and what constitutes “customer value” depends on the industry. The presentation will begin with an interactive discussion on how digital age is transforming business and technology. Although digital transformation will vary widely based on organizations' specific challenges and demands, this presentation will outline the common themes that all business and technology leaders consider. The top 10 trends for digital transformation in 2018 will be presented. The presentation will also share the important digital transformation statistics that the businesses can no longer ignore and how the digital integration and engagement throughout the organization is a priority.

To win in the digital marketplace there is a need for ‘innovation’ and ‘agility’ in this age of converging technologies in the areas of content, computing and communications. In the presentation, we will explore how embracing Agile as a mind-set and a work methodology is important to drive innovation during digital transformation. The changes to leadership and project management for the digital frontier will be presented. Also, we will discuss the principles of AI/Blockchain/IoT and how project/program/portfolio managers can contribute and lead these efforts based on innovation and time-to-market key performance indicators.

14
May
2019

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 190514

05-14-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

"Construction Cost Management: Plan It, Budget It, Build It!"

Presented by Burt Jenkins,CPE, Costing Services Group, Inc. Sr. Cost Analyst

The PMI Atlanta AEC Forum is a focus group that hosts regular events with ranging topics in the architectural, engineering, and construction fields. We will show the importance of solid project management in these related fields of study.

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During this session you will learn what the role & responsibilities of an estimator is on any given project. Why cost management is important? How a cost estimate can be used as a vital project management tool to save time and money through out the project life cycle.

You will see examples of different types of estimate formats showing examples with the final cost vs estimated cost variances.

Agile Final

AEC Forum Final v2 

Entertainment Final v2 

Governance Final

 

Healthcare Final

Technology Final

 

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