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20
Feb
2020

Networking Event: Risk and Disaster Communications for the Project Management Professional - 200220

02-20-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$30.00

"Risk and Disaster Communications for the Project Management Professional" 
presented by Hannah Booker, PMP

Join us for the February Networking event at ROAM Alpharetta.  Featuring a structured networking activity and an opportunity to chat with peers and PMI Atlanta leaders, this event also provides a presentation to improve your project management and professional skills.

Presentation Details 

Booker-HannahMost projects start with a problem. There is a bad situation and a team is assembled to solve the problem. Other projects meet disaster midstream. In either scenario, project managers need to be adept at handling risk and crisis communications.

The need to manage communications amid risk and disaster is becoming more and more pervasive in this age of cyber treats. Supposed you are on a project when there’s a security breach. Or what if you’re staffed to a project in a disaster recovery area? How about your company stocks crash and you now are going out of business?

How do you talk to the stakeholders? How do you manage your team? How do you manage communications to get the town back up and running?

Who can forget the Atlanta Ice Storm of 2014 that stranded thousands on frozen highways for hours and drew questions for city leaders about the apparent lack of preparedness? This crisis also impacted projects in companies around the city. Learn how to handle communications in a situation like this with out-of-your-seat activities.

26
Feb
2020

Governance Forum - 200226

02-26-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15.00

"Developing Project Managers"      

presented by Karen Crumpton White, Director Enterprise Portfolio Management & LEAD Program  

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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Being a project manager is not just a job pushing schedules, we are leaders in our organizations. This topic will cover how you can create strong leaders who are great project managers. Attendees will learn how to empower teams to launch initiatives aligned to a defined scope, timeline, and cost.

27
Feb
2020

First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment -2020226

02-27-2020 8:30 am - 02-28-2020 4:30 am
$1,049.00

First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment

Thursday February 27, 2020 - Friday February 28, 2020 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with an hour for lunch

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.

27
Feb
2020

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 200227

02-27-2020 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.

09
Mar
2020

PMI-ACP Certification Exam Prep Course - 202037

03-09-2020 9:00 am - 03-11-2020 5:00 am
$1,219.00

Monday, March 9, 2020 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020
9:00am to 5:00pm, with an hour for lunch

This 3 day course provides a comprehensive review of the agile areas covered in the PMI-ACP Exam. It includes 21 hours of classroom instruction (7 hours per day) as well as at least 5 hours of non-classroom assignments and activity (ex… homework to include sample test taking, reading assignments, etc.).

09
Mar
2020

Dinner Meeting - 200309

03-09-2020 6:00 pm -8:30 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.  

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

James-Watson-Head-shot"Project and Portfolio Best Practices and the Tools Needed to Excel" presented by James Watson, McKesson

Improving your PM maturity score requires a top down strategy and a bottom up governance structure. Stop building processes for the snowflake projects. Instead, standardize your structure and add in an effective tool kit to help automate and communicate your portfolio.

In this session, you will learn two best practices to help make you a better project managers: End-to-End Governance and Smartsheet Management. Uncover the tools that are must-haves to leading successful undertakings. And learn them from one of the most respected leaders in the discipline,

This presentation covers the complete PMI Talent Triangle: leadership, strategic and business management, and technical project management.. Register and reserve your space now!

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

David-Lawhorn-picPresented by David Lawhorn, David Speaks International

Everything you want, every dream you crave, depends on two things: 1. Performance, and 2. Execution Join PMI Atlanta for a fully interactive, game-changing evening as motivational speaker David Lawhorn forever changes how you view performance and execution. You may be so close to your dream, plan or goal, but you can’t seem to get over that last hump or obstacle. In this power-packed session, you will learn the three critical dynamics that will take you from looking at your dreams to living them. Don’t let this year come and go with your true potential still locked inside of you. Mark your calendar and invest in an evening of development that will pay benefits for the rest of your life. See you at the event!

10
Mar
2020

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 200310

03-10-2020 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

"Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners"

presented by Greg Ramsey, PE, Director of Public Works & Engineering

 

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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Resting in the suburbs of Atlanta, with a population of just over 43,000 people, Peachtree Corners, Georgia, is not your typical American city of the 21st century. This community is actually on the cutting edge of smart city technology encompassing several major mega trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles just to name a few.

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a 500-acre technology park that provides a first-of-its-kind, real-world testing environment to prove out these technologies – creating realistic conditions that enable robotics, artificial intelligence solutions, autonomous services and countless more use cases to be optimized and ultimately scaled for the suburban and urban landscapes of tomorrow.

Greg Ramsey, PE will discuss the project development, and construction management to reconfigure an existing, decades-old suburban office park road into a Smart-City, Autonomous-Vehicle, Connected-Transportation Living Laboratory. The near-future plans for the project, as well as the technology currently underway and the technology they hope to attract will also be covered.

12
Mar
2020

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 200312

03-12-2020 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.

17
Mar
2020

Agile Forum - 200317

03-17-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

Ask an Agilist: “When will you be done?” How to answer this question to leaders and others!

presented by Ryland Leyton, Sr. Agile Business Analyst  

The Agile Forum meetings offer an opportunity for professional networking and knowledge sharing with other agile practitioners as well as provide a learning environment for professionals interested in learning about agile techniques. Everyone is welcome to participate.            

PresentationLeyton-Ryland

Answering “when will you be done?” to people outside the team – like the C-suite, Directors, and Managers – is often a challenge for teams focused on building software. In Agile situations it can be even more complicated!

Speaking to this group in a way comprehensible for an elevator or a hallway is a core competency for any project manager who wants to retain freedom and funding!

This session takes a walk through explaining the concept of velocity, applies the Agile concept of the “cone of uncertainty”, reviews the value of burn-up and burn-down charts, and then shows you how to provide a clear, simple understandable, and truthful answer about when you’ll be done.

18
Mar
2020

Healthcare Forum - 200318

03-18-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2020. Proposed topics include IT & IT PMO in Healthcare, Healthcare SME/Domain Forums such as Clinical, Laboratory, Research, Tomorrow's Healthcare & Government practices/law, Thought Leadership in Healthcare, and Innovation in Healthcare Technology.

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TBA

Agile Final

AEC Forum Final v2 

Entertainment Final v2 

Governance Final

 

Healthcare Final

Technology Final

 

Chapter News

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    PMI Atlanta's Special Interest Committee recognized volunteers among the Industry Forums teams at their Q4 Retrospective Meeting on January 25, 2020.  Please join us in congratulating: Neil Rivenburgh has supported PMI Atlanta Chapter Special Interest Team by being a volunteer in both the Healthcare and Technology Forums for the past four years. His contributions have primarily focused on the selections of speakers. The quality of his work and the ability to bring exceptional speakers are...

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  • Project Management Day of Service 2020

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  • Chair's Message - January 2020

    Welcome to 2020, we’re excited about entering a new age in project management! As we think of 2020, we remind ourselves not only about PMI's strategic pillars, but we focus on our values. Our values are organic; they are our identity. It defines not only what we will do (networking/training/growth/leadership) - but how and why we do it. So what are our values? Inclusiveness, volunteerism, and servant leadership. One of my mentors recently reminded me that one’s network should never be stagnant -...

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