PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Events

08
Mar
2021

Chapter (Virtual) Meeting: How the Project Manager Thrives in the Gig Economy - 210308

03-08-2021 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Webinar
$10.00

Join us for our virtual March Chapter Meeting! You will have the opportunity to learn more about the Atlanta Chapter in the Newcomers Meeting prior to our Keynote Presentation. 

Newcomers Meeting - 5:30pm - 6:15pm

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. 

Keynote Presentation - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Nir"How the Project Manager Thrives in the Gig Economy" presented by Michael Nir, Sapir Consulting

With the impact of COVID-19 still upon us, the gig economy is accelerating. Project managers have not been left out of this trend. Many such professionals have found that contract work as PMs is flexible, lucrative and rewarding.

In this talk, you will explore critical skills needed to thrive in the gig economy. Attendees will also receive free resources to assist in their journey, such as the “BOLDeR© Imagine Blue Ocean ,” a resource developed by the presenter with practical tips to get you ready for work.

Why is this knowledge important to you?

One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from full-time work. Both employers and workers are pursuing alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts. Where the two sides meet is where we find the gig economy. And among those participating in the gig economy are experienced nurses, project managers, scrum masters, agile coaches, engineers and marketing consultants.

Sign up today for the presentation to learn answers to:

  • What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
  • What does it take to thrive in the Covid19 gig economy?
  • How can you prepare for gig economy employment? 
09
Mar
2021

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (Virtual) Forum - 210309

03-09-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

"Managing Delivery for Machine Learning Products"
presented by Zorina Alliata, Sr. Global Machine Learning Strategist at Amazon

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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The last few years have seen a meteoric rise in disciplines related to using and exploring large quantities of data (Big Data), such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. A part of the Artificial Intelligence domain, Machine Learning took hold in many corporations and started impacting the business outcomes. In turn, Project Managers are suddenly facing a different type of project they are asked to manage: The Machine Learning project.

This presentation is addressed to experienced Project Managers who want to understand how to manage Machine Learning projects, what are the specific challenges they will face, and what are some best practices to help them successfully deliver business value.

Presentation Outline:
 - Short Intro to Machine Learning for Project Managers
 - Managing the Machine Learning Project: A Unique Challenge
 - Managing the Machine Learning Portfolio
 - Delivering Value Fast using Agile and Agile at Scale

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.  

11
Mar
2021

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters (Virtual) Meeting - 210311

03-11-2021 6:15 pm -8:00 pm
Webinar
$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.

16
Mar
2021

Agile (Virtual) Forum - 210316

03-16-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

"Leading Agile Transformations by aligning everyone on a 3-step approach"
presented by Maximilian "Max" Ekesi, Whole Foods (Amazon subsidiary) / Enterprise Agile Coach

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.            

PresentationEkesi-Max

We live in a world that is changing faster than ever before due to continuous technological disruption! Companies and individuals need to adapt to this rate of change and prepare for it to accelerate. For those of us that leverage Agile to continuously adapt and deliver value - we always search for better ways to serve and lead people through Agile transformations. Transformations usually require changes to people, processes, and tools - which has always been overwhelming and complex to whomever is required to change.

This session will focus on a simple 3-step Agile Transformation approach that Max has been perfecting for years…

Session topics:
• Why be Agile?
• 3-Step Agile Transformation Approach (with supporting case studies)
• Call to Action!

This will be an opportunity to learn from experiences, expertise, and common goals focused around transforming the way we work in an ever-changing world.

17
Mar
2021

Healthcare (Virtual) Forum - 210317

03-17-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

"Regenerative Medicine, Growing Pains, and Extra-large Coffees: Raising a Start-Up"

presented by Ann Y Hoang of StimLabs, Inc.

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2021. 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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Where do you begin with a biotech/medical device start-up? What are the strategies and resources to build a  leading,  innovating, and healthy business?

In this presentation, Ann will take you through the growing pains within her field of Regenerative Medicine - the 60-70+ hour work weeks, and all the extra-large coffees/teas, she’s contributed to growing this biotech from Startup to Mid-sized infrastructure in five years and still going.

18
Mar
2021

Entertainment (Virtual) Forum - 210318

03-18-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

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

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23
Mar
2021

Technology (Virtual) Forum - 210323

03-23-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

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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24
Mar
2021

Governance Forum (Virtual) - 210324

03-24-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

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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Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.    

25
Mar
2021

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters (Virtual) Meeting - 210325

03-25-2021 6:15 pm -8:00 pm
Webinar
$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.

26
Mar
2021

Agile Project Management: From Scrum to Scaled Agile and Disciplined Agile (Virtual) - 210226

03-26-2021 8:30 am - 03-27-2021 4:30 pm
WebEx Virtual Class
$745.00

What is Agile Project Management?  Why is Agile Project Management becoming the chosen approach by innovative organizations in delivering high quality products to the market faster.

Agile Scrum methods work very effectively for innovative agile teams. Many organizations devise “hybrid” agile frameworks including Scrum practices plus additional agile practices that work for them.  What is Agile Scrum or hybrid Agile framework?

When the organization launches dozens or hundreds of agile teams throughout the enterprise, a majority of the business units of the enterprise need to operate in an Enterprise Agile environment.  The organization needs to scale up agile to improve the corporate performance and execute organizational strategy. 

In August 2019 PMI acquired Disciplined Agile. What is Disciplined Agile (DA)?  The DA toolkit is the world’s only comprehensive agile body of knowledge (BOK) that provides straightforward and practical guidance to help individuals, teams and organizations optimize their traditional or agile practices, customize any method or framework -- such as traditional, Scrum, or SAFe® – to drive outcomes that differentiate them from their competitors.

This seminar covers Agile Project Management as utilized by Scrum teams, as well as by Enterprise Agile teams, when there are dozens or hundreds of agile teams throughout the organization. Agile practices and methodologies are utilized to optimize individual team performance, as well as corporate performance and execute organizational strategy.  The Disciplined Agile toolkit will be introduced as a guide for continuous improvement of agile methods and practices and help participants in choosing their new (agile) way of working, customizing their agile methodology in order to optimize their organizational performance in executing organizational strategy.

Disciplined Agile comes with a certification roadmap for PMI members along with agile training to help project practitioners and PMI members attain and maintain the DA certifications.  This seminar will also cover DA training and certifications and why/how project professionals should create their own DA certification roadmap.  

In closing, the seminar describes the future of project management in an Agile world.

This seminar has been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM, CDAI, CSM, CSPO, ICP-ACC, SAFeAgilist for various PMI Chapter Professional Development Symposia.

Member Benefits

PMI Atlanta, made up of over 5,000 members, is located in a large geographic area serving project managers all over North Georgia and metro Atlanta.

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