17
Oct
2017

10-17-2017 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15.00

"State of the Job Market for Agile PMs – A Recruiter Panel Discussion"

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 Forum will focus on the State of Agile in the job placement marketplace and address issues that are of interest to PMs seeking PM roles.

This will be an interactive session, so please bring your questions on a 3 x 5 card and we will present them to the panel for their consideration. Below are some topics that our Panelist will be prepared to address: 

  • Perspectives on the State of Agile in the PM Job placement marketplace

  • Statistics around PM salaries.  What are "Agile PMs" in Atlanta Metro area worth (per hour, annual salary) and how does it compare nationally

  • Ways to measurably improve your career prospects and earning potential

  • Are there any degrees/certifications that will assist in landing such a role (e.g., CSM, PMI-ACP)? Is there a premium over ‘regular PMs?

  • Are employers looking for certifications, If so, which ones appear to be in high demand and why?

  • What soft skills are most in demand?  What kind of leadership/collaboration skills are companies looking for in Agile PMs?

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18
Oct
2017

10-18-2017 7:30 am -9:00 am
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
$35.00

"Networking Essentials"
presented by Stu Laubenstein, Aspire Consulting

Join us for breakfast at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church for a great start to the day!  You will enjoy networking with peers, a hearty breakfast, and an engaging presentation.

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This energizing presentation will help attendees focus on the importance of networking not just during a job search, but to build a network of ongoing relationships and expert judgment resources. The objectives of this presentation are to help attendees learn how to develop skills for effective networking, create and build a list of contacts, integrate their message into conversations, and influence how the message is delivered. Topics include the goals of networking, types of networking, networking preparation, and leveraging social media and professional organizations to build a network. Come learn how to optimize your networking efforts and build confidence in yourself!

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18
Oct
2017

10-18-2017 6:00 pm

Sellers Smith will mentor the PMI-ACP Study Group starting Wednesday, September 27th. The class will meet on Wednesdays for 8 consecutive weeks from 6pm-8pm.

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18
Oct
2017

10-18-2017 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Philips Healthcare
Philips Healthcare
13560 Morris Road PHA University Room
$15.00

"BRCA1 and Women’s Cancer: Discovery to Personalized Medicine"
presented by Dr. Veena N. Rao, Morehouse School of Medicine / Professor and Director Cancer Biology Program, Department of OB/GYN.

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2017. 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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Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. Majority of young women with BRCA1 mutations have a so-called triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) with an aggressive phenotype. Currently there is no targeted therapy for TNBC. Work ongoing in the lab is geared towards understanding the molecular mechanism of BRCA1 dysfunction in these cancers. We are studying the biological functions of BRCA1 and its disease associated mutant proteins so as to identify the driver mutations that lead to these aggressive cancers.

This work as led to the discovery of a BRCA1 function based assay Patent 8,372,580 the only one in the world that can stratify risk for Triple Negative Breast Cancer development   and can be used to develop drugs for targeted therapy of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a disease which currently has no targeted treatments available.

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18
Oct
2017

10-18-2017 6:00 pm - 12-13-2017 8:00 pm
2180 Lake Blvd NE
2180 Lake Blvd NE
2180 Lake Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA

Theresa Brown will mentor the PMP Study Group starting Wednesday, October 11th to December 13th for PMI Atlanta Members only. The class will meet on Wednesdays for 10 consecutive weeks from 6pm-8pm.

You must attend the first session on October 11th to participate in this study group.

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24
Oct
2017

10-24-2017 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
$13.00

"The Start-Up Project: Initiating" 

presented by  Dayo Ajao RnD Labz, Inc./CEO and Founder

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.

Presentation

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Shouldn’t there be an easy to read blueprint on how to start a successful technology Start up? 

During our October PMI Atlanta Technology Forum will feature a symposium to explore creating a practical projectized paradigm around the formation and management of a successful technology Startup. 

Stage 1: Initiating the Idea! 

The panel will consist of a Venture Capital, Two Startup Founders and a senior Project Manager Expert.  The panel will explore how we can utilize cutting-edge technologies and predictive analytics to continuously assess risks and increase our odds for Startup Success.

During this engaging platform, everyone in attendance will have a voice in shaping the development of the framework.

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25
Oct
2017

10-25-2017 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
$13.00

"PMO Governance Case Studies"
presented by Dan Petell Sr. IT Director, Equifax

The PMI Atlanta Governance Forum has established a premier collaboration and networking experience for Project/Program Managers and those involved with PMOs – to share challenges, trends, leading practices, and thought leadership.

Governance practitioners typically include members from strategic, corporate, and operational management. Attendees will find this forum beneficial and should gain invaluable, just-in-time insight for existing business challenges.

Presentation

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As a follow up to the October 2016 PMI Governance Forum meeting where Dan Petell, Sr. Dir. from Equifax, presented “Know What Value You Are Bringing to the Organization”

This is a follow-on workshop that will focus on a PMO challenge request submitted by one of our Governance Forum Volunteers.  The specific challenge is the formation of a new PMO.

The result of the workshop will be an action plan that is developed through recommendations from the attendees.  To participate in the workshop each attendee will be asked to maintain confidentiality and not repeat specifics outside of the workshop.

The workshop, which will be led by Dan Petell, will be highly interactive:

  • Starts with presentation of the challenge
  • Followed by questions pertaining to the challenge from the attendees
  • A breakout session to create assessments and recommendations to address challenge and achieve higher value
  • Wraps up with the challenge owner committing to further actions

 

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25
Oct
2017

10-25-2017 6:00 pm

Sellers Smith will mentor the PMI-ACP Study Group starting Wednesday, September 27th. The class will meet on Wednesdays for 8 consecutive weeks from 6pm-8pm.

12
25
Oct
2017

10-25-2017 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
The Georgian Club
The Georgian Club
100 Galleria Pkwy SE
$30.00

"Improving Mindfulness"
presented by Dr. Henry M. Carter, H.M. Carter and Associates and Manly Deeds Inc.

Join us for the October Networking event.  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

Carter-HenryLife constantly demands our attention, but when we become fixated on the past or worried about the future, we often miss vital information in our present situations. Cultivating a state where you are consistently aware of your present moment is not impossible, but it takes practice. Nevertheless, by learning to abide in the present, you acquire a sense of perspective that can allow you to learn from the past without it overwhelming you with resentment and regret, and plan for the future without it overwhelming you with anxiety or dejection.

You will leave with:

  • Define mindfulness 
  • Develop techniques to make oneself more attuned to the present moment 
  • Understand the value and utility of one’s emotions 
  • Learn how to identify and counter distorted thinking 
  • Learn how to cultivate genuine positive emotions 
  • Become more fully present in social interactions
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25
Oct
2017

10-25-2017 6:00 pm - 12-13-2017 8:00 pm
2180 Lake Blvd NE
2180 Lake Blvd NE
2180 Lake Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA

Theresa Brown will mentor the PMP Study Group starting Wednesday, October 11th to December 13th for PMI Atlanta Members only. The class will meet on Wednesdays for 10 consecutive weeks from 6pm-8pm.

You must attend the first session on October 11th to participate in this study group.

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