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21
May
2019

Agile Forum - 190521

05-21-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15.00

"PM Spotter Guide Approach"
presented by Steve Kraus, Primerica

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.                                                      

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PM APPROACH SPOTTER'S GUIDE
You have a new project that you've been assigned to kick off. One of the most important questions for you and your sponsor to address is 'what approach will we use to manage this project?' -- Agile? Waterfall? Something in between? A PM Approach Spotter's Guide can help. This Spotter's Guide is a simple tool for evaluating the project's characteristics against the different approaches available to pick the best approach for your specific project, but also identify risk factors associated with that choice that will need to be mitigated should you take that approach.

The purpose of this session is to share a sample Spotter's Guide so that you can begin recognizing and improving your choices as a project manager. We will walk through the Guide so that you understand how it works. Then, we will step through the process for walking through the Guide with your sponsor so that you can jointly align on the right choice and discuss risk mitigations to be addressed.

22
May
2019

Governance Forum - 190522

05-22-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15.00

"How to get the Program/Project Management job or the employee you want!"

Presented by Tom Mallory, MBA, Partner of Acadia Associates and Cary Green, Managing Partner of Twelve Oaks Advisors

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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The Atlanta job market is hot! Program and Project managers are in great demand but roles and responsibilities are ever changing, especially in the world of IT and software development. Finding your next role or the best person for your program/project team can be challenging.

Tom and Cary will be leading an interactive discussion on the best ways to start a job search for yourself or for the people you need for your program or project team. They will share the secrets of how best to work with recruiters and what you can do to make yourself a valuable prospective to employers as a program or project manager.

 

28
May
2019

Technology Forum - 190528

05-28-2019 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
$13.00

Current Landscape in Data and coming Trends

presented by Steve Lysik, Senior Systems Engineer at YellowBrick     

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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What you need to understand to manage large and mid-size data projects. Be prepared for where this exciting area is headed.

• Current data warehousing landscape

• Modern data warehouse architecture

• Trends in data warehousing

 

30
May
2019

Open House - PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 190530

05-30-2019 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.

Join us for our Open House with a $3 discount - TMOpenHouse

08
Jun
2019

Managing Difficult Projects and People - 2019802

06-08-2019 8:30 am -5:00 pm
$495.00

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Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Location: Hilton Suites Atlanta Perimeter, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

Earn 7 PDUs!

When was the last time that you worked on a project under perfect conditions? That’s to say that there were no constraints, such as

* Resources (Human, Material, and Money/Budget)

* Time

* Scope

All of the unlimited resources were available at your beckoned call. You had more monetary resources (budget) than you could spend. You had so many people (human resources) clambering to get on the project that you had to turn people away. And all of your materials, such as software and hardware, arrived on time, was installed without any problems, and was ready to run out of the box. There were no delivery dates or deadlines. And the project scope/requirements never changed because scope creep never occurred. Or you were able to change the deadline to correspond with scope changes.

Chances are great, that you worked on projects that went through the “perfect storm.” You faced resource problems. Too little money was allocated. The money evaporated too quickly. Or the budget was cut for more important projects. Hardware was delivered late and there were problems with installing the software. And you either didn’t have enough people, the right people weren’t available, and/or you experienced turnover of key people during the project. Furthermore, you faced the quagmire of an unmovable deadline and a movable scope. For the most part, we must manage projects during the perfect storm.

This presentation is based on over twenty-five years of first-hand, project management experiences. This includes fifteen years of upgrading and implementing Oracle applications on high profile, multi-million dollar, and/or international projects. The projects were for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, quasi-governmental, and governmental agencies.

Sometimes, our ship capsized during the storm (i.e. the project was abandoned). Other times, we sailed through the storm and survived (i.e. the project was in trouble, but we recovered and it was implemented on time). And we even sailed around the storm and had the perfect project. A $12 million project was completed for $2.6 million.

NOTE: The first 15 registrants will receive a copy of The Achievement Equation: Your Formula for Success (second edition) by Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP ($14.95 value).

 

 

11
Jun
2019

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 190611

06-11-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

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.

Presentation

TBA

13
Jun
2019

Clinical Research Forum - 190613

06-13-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

Defining and Streamlining IRB Review of Reportable Events: A practical approach and Project Management Approach for Optimum Holistic Wellness

presented by Sarah Marie Huban, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Director of Research Administration and Dr. Makeba Moring, Doctor of Holistic Health

The PMI Atlanta announced a new forum in 2018 - Clinical Research Forum. Join us in Marietta!

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Defining and Streamlining IRB Review of Reportable Events: A Practical Approach
A review the regulatory requirements for IRB review of important events in research and anticipate the audience will be able to draw informed conclusions that reflect an understanding of event reporting by the end of the presentation.

A Project Management Approach for Optimum Holistic Wellness
Communities around the world, especially in the eastern hemisphere of the planet have managed for millenniums to incorporate Holistic Health as a lifestyle. Ironically in the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the art of wellness as a lifestyle has become loss within the last century. This presentation will highlight statistically where we are in our physical and planetary health and how we may bridge the gap between technology, western lifestyle and Holistic healing and lifestyle by incorporating practical and simple Project management principles. Our Health is our greatest wealth. Companies invest large sums of money for major information technology projects, we have the option to invest large amounts of human capital and human efforts in our most important assets… Our Human and Planetary Health and Wellness!

13
Jun
2019

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters - 190613

06-13-2019 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.

18
Jun
2019

Agile Forum - 190618

06-18-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

“The Odd Couple: Marrying Agile and Waterfall”
presented by Dr. Kathi Middleton, Momentum Education Services

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.                                                      

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The need to adapt business processes and innovate faster while remaining competitive has resulted in many companies beginning to use a hybrid model of both agile and waterfall methodologies. The primary difference in the methodologies is waterfall takes a phased approach compared to the iterative approach of agile. In this seminar you will learn the following:

• Why companies are moving to a hybrid model of Agile of Waterfall.
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Agile Methodology.
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Waterfall Methodology.
• Effective strategies of using a hybrid methodology approach to implementation.
• Merging the Metrics: How to measure progress and success.

Please submit any questions you may already have in the Speaker Question box on the registration website.

19
Jun
2019

Healthcare Forum - 190619

06-19-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2019. 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.

Presentation

TBA

Agile Final

AEC Forum Final v2 

Entertainment Final v2 

Governance Final

 

Healthcare Final

Technology Final

 

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