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Upcoming Events


Agile Forum - 190416

04-16-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

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.                                                      




PM in the AM Breakfast (Alpharetta) - 190417

04-17-2019 7:30 am -9:00 am

We are bringing back PM in the AM in Alpharetta!  Join us at J. Christopher's as we start the day off right with a thought-provoking presentation.  Come with coffee in hand or order off the menu and network with your PM and community peers.




Healthcare Forum - 190417

04-17-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Global Health Eye on Africa: Challenges and Opportunities"

Presented by Senait Kebede International Health Consultancy, LLC

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.


As the world becomes more inter-connected, Global health issues dominate the health agenda driving scientific research and innovations to design interventions. There is growing partnership and collaboration across agencies, institutions and countries with the aim to prevent and control diseases and improve health and well being not at national level and beyond geographic boards. Despite the growing evidence for which treatment, diagnostic and preventive measures are needed, there remains disparity in access and utilization of these interventions within countries and across the continents in the world. This session will highlight global health issues, perspectives, challenges and opportunities with a focus on Africa.


Entertainment Forum - 190418

04-18-2019 6:00 pm -7:45 pm

The PMI Atlanta Entertainment Forum is focused on expanding knowledge and appreciation of Project Management and its benefits in unconventional fields by providing informational, educational, and networking events for individuals in various roles in the entertainment industry. 

Entertainment Industry = those businesses involved in providing entertainment
• Media – film, television, radio, theater
• Music
• Sports
• Fine arts
• Digital - Gaming




Get More things Done – Improve your Personal Productivity: Networking Event - 190418

04-18-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Get More things Done – Improve your Personal Productivity"
presented by Aaron Kanne, Director of Implementation Services at Care Logistics, A Jackson Healthcare

Join us for the April Networking event at ROAM Galleria.  Featuring an extended networking session with peers and PMI Atlanta leaders, this event also provides a presentation to improve your project management and professional skills.

Presentation Details

Kanne-Aaron-3Getting things done, especially the right things, is hard. No one ever taught us in school how to manage our time and our tasks, and many of us have had to learn the hard way. Luckily, there are methods and tools out there that can instantly enhance your personal productivity, and I'd like to share how I've applied the principles of the Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy to my team using a tool called ToDoist.

You will leave with:

  • A practical understanding of the Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy and how to get started applying it
  • An opportunity to apply the concepts real time to get more productive quickly
  • An understanding of how I’ve applied the concepts using a software tool called ToDoist

Technology Forum - 190423

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

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.




Governance Forum - 190424

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

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.




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

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

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!


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.


PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 190425

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

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.


2019 Project Management Day of Service for PM

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.


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


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

Agile Final

AEC Forum Final v2 

Entertainment Final v2 

Governance Final


Healthcare Final

Technology Final


Chapter News

  • "Backlog Planning Exercise" January Agile Forum Summary

    Written By Jacqlyn Shelton On January 15, 2019, the Agile Forum of Atlanta presented the "Backlog Planning Exercise" led by Rob Phillips (Principal Solutions Architect/AgileCraft) and Sara Phillips (CSM, PMP, PE, and Project Manager). The purpose for the "Backlog Planning Exercise" was to generate and rank topics for the 2019 Agile Forum Event Calendar. The backlog process began with the formation five self-managed brainstorming groups. Each person in the group generated an idea about their...

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  • PMI Atlanta Introduces Partnership with ROAM Innovative Workplace

    Your PMI Atlanta Chapter Leaders entered 2019 with determination and focus. Much has been accomplished in the first four weeks of the year. One of our accomplishments was to pilot our January Dinner Meeting at a new venue – ROAM Innovative Workspace. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive: our members enjoyed the more relaxed, fresh environment and the additional freedom to networking. In response to your feedback, we are proud to announce: PMI Atlanta’s partnership with ROAM Innovative...

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