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14
Nov
2019

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 191114

11-14-2019 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.

19
Nov
2019

Agile Forum - 191119

11-19-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15.00

PMI Agile End of Year Networking Session

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.                                                       

Presentation

The PMI Atlanta Agile Forum would like to invite you to the end of the year networking event where past speakers from 2019 and beyond would join attendees for professional comradery and great place to expand your network which helps with your net worth.

During the event, attendees will be able to enjoy light refreshments, interact during speed networking sessions, hear about current trends in the market from past speakers, engage with like-minded professionals, and participate in fun exercises that you can incorporate during your end of year closure reports, holiday gatherings and beyond. Come and celebrate with the Agile Forum celebrates 2019 year and looking forward to 2020 year ahead.

Bring yourself and a friend to the event, and of course your LinkedIn App, as we celebrate what has occurred during 2019 and what is to come in 2020 with you along for the ride!

New Venue Address Below:

Matrix Resources Inc., 400 Perimeter Terraces, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30346

20
Nov
2019

Joint Healthcare/Technology Forum - 191120

11-20-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

Agile Transformation in a Waterfall World

presented by Paul Varnedoe, North Highland Consulting

Join us for the Joint PMI Atlanta Healthcare and Technology Forum held at Philips Healthcare in Alpharetta. Take the opportunity to cross-networking among both forums attendees.  

Presentation DetailsVarnedoe-Paul

The PM role in an Agile Transformation:
• What happens to the PM role when a company moves to Agile?
• How do companies handle this change?
• What’s the role of leadership in this transformation?
• What is the action plan to minimize waste and maximize returns?

21
Nov
2019

Entertainment Forum - 191121

11-21-2019 6:00 pm -7:45 pm
$13.00

Producing a Film in 48 Hours
presented by Kyle Steinike, Clay Randel, and Jason Sheedy, Independent Film Producers, Filmmakers, Directors, Writers

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

Presentation

Project Management is critical to any successful film production. Now compress the deadline to 48 hours. This is the story of how Atlanta's 1st Place Winner did it.

09
Dec
2019

PMI Atlanta Holiday Celebration - 191209

12-09-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$35.00

Happy-HolidaysJoin your fellow PMs in celebration of a job well done in 2018 and more to come in 2019!

Connect with your peers and leaders at PMI Atlanta's Annual Holiday Celebration! It's been a busy year.  Relax and network - review our accomplishments in 2019 and what we have planned.

Although the evening will be full of networking opportunity, we will also recognize the Leadership Team and Executive Board, while introducing our 2020 initiatives. 

This is a great opportunity for them to take some time and get to know more about the PMI Atlanta Chapter, meet and network with our membership and sponsors in an awesome venue.

10
Dec
2019

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 191210

12-10-2019 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$13.00

"Full-Scale Virtual Reality: The Future of Contract Bidding"

presented by Macrae Cain,CEO, The Digital Media House

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.

PresentationCain-Macrae

In this session you will learn how the emerging technology of immersive, interactive, full-scale virtual reality will affect the architectural design, estimating and construction in the future. It is the next step in better communication with the client during the design process, efficient sub-consultant coordination, and problem-solving during the QA/QC process.

Contractors will learn how a full scale walk-through virtual reality model will help them develop better, quantity take-offs, cost estimates and effective coordination between subcontractors. A VR model turns the process of reading 2-D plans on-site to seeing the finished product in all its phases in a real-time full scale. Full-scale VR walkthroughs cross all language barriers and will revolutionize communication between clients, architects, engineers, contractors and code inspectors.

 

13
Dec
2019

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 191213

12-13-2019 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.

24
Jan
2020

Delivering Successful Projects …Every Time - 2019606

01-24-2020 8:30 am - 01-25-2020 4:30 pm
$795.00

Date: Friday, January 24-25, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Hilton Garden Inn-Atlanta-Perimeter Center at 1501 Lake Hearn Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319

Although many successful project management practitioners are “accidental project managers,” successful projects should not be “accidental.” By utilizing major contributors to project success and avoiding the leading causes of project failure, project success should be predictable and repeatable, instead of a hit-and-miss occurrence.

What are the most important project management skills for delivering successful projects every time?  As a starting point, project management practitioners should focus on developing skills from the PMI Talent Triangle: technical project management skills, strategic and business management skills, and leadership skills. They should also emphasize and apply principles from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). However, not all processes can be applied to every project at every organization. The successful project manager recognizes the need to adapt practices from the PMBOK® Guide to individual initiatives within their own organization’s process and culture.

Research studies have identified the reasons for project failure and reasons for project success. PMI’s Pulse Research identifies a number of key factors affecting project outcomes. For example, 47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management. To address this, it’s critical for organizations to implement standardized requirements management processes in collaboration with stakeholders. There is also the need to develop a formal (agile/traditional) project management methodology, implement standardized tools and infrastructure through a strategic Program Management Office (PMO), and ensure executive management support for projects. PMI’s Pulse research also shows that having an actively engaged executive sponsors is the top driver of project success. These critical success factors, when implemented and achieved in collaboration with stakeholders, can lead to consistent delivery of successful projects.

This workshop describes an approach to ensure consistent delivery of successful projects by focusing on major contributors to project success: effective requirements management, a strategic PMO that implements standardized (agile and/or traditional) project/program/portfolio management, and executive management sponsor engagement.

Earn 16 PDUs (8 Technical PDUs + 8 Strategic PDUs) with 14 (classroom) hours and pre-seminar reading assignments. Take advantage of discounted rates for PMI members. 

Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 and snacks refreshments will be served for afternoon break.

This seminar has been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SA for PMI SeminarsWorld as a two-day seminar.

Agile Final

AEC Forum Final v2 

Entertainment Final v2 

Governance Final

 

Healthcare Final

Technology Final

 

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