PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Events

21
Sep
2020

Chapter Virtual Meeting: "Technology Delivery in a DevOps Organization: The role of an evolving PMO" - 200921

09-21-2020 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Webinar
$10.00

"Technology Delivery in a DevOps Organization: The role of an evolving PMO" presented by Elizabeth Coffey, Executive Director at Cox Communications

Presentation

Elizabeth-Coffey---HeadshotTechnology Delivery organizations have been adapting their PMOs to actively seek ways to improve overall organizational performance and ways to communicate performance improvements through the use of new technologies and flexible operating models.  In this talk, you will hear about Cox’s journey in achieving an evolved PMO within a DevOps environment.

22
Sep
2020

Technology (Virtual) Forum - 200922

09-22-2020 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

"The Criticality of Solid Project Management throughout the Data Science Process"
presented by: Beverly Wright, Chief Analytics Strategist

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

"The Criticality of Solid Project Management throughout the Data Science Process"

- The relationship between data science and project management
- Nuances of data scientists that make the project management process particularly challenging
- How to best collaborate with highly technical projects and team members

23
Sep
2020

Governance Forum (Virtual) - 200923

09-23-2020 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

"Turning your PMO into a Lean Portfolio Management Organization"
presented by Jean Dahl, Practice Lead

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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Adding Lean and Agile ways of working to the delivery mix of 21st century organization requires changes to many of the PMO’s processes, such as in how strategic planning, funding, intake, governance, and oversight capabilities are performed. And, more times than not, these new ways of working must coexist with the more traditional or waterfall method of delivery that is already in use. A multimodal, “fit for purpose” delivery mechanism must be built using Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) capabilities, to ensure the organization is delivering on its strategic objectives. In this session, we will discuss how legacy PMOs must undergo a modernization process to embrace Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) capabilities to ensure the amount of Variability, Uncertainty, Change, and Ambiguity (VUCA) is taken into consideration when determining the best delivery method. Then, be able to effectively move the work to the right delivery teams, while providing the appropriate level of oversight, governance, and reporting necessary to understand and monitor the flow of work to produce value through achieving it business outcomes.

 By attending this session, participants will be able to:

 1. Explain the changes that must be made in your organization’s operating and funding model at both the enterprise and business unit levels to support the fast, flexible flow of work that achieves agility or the ability to rapidly respond to change
2. Reexamine your key PMO processes and retrofit them to include Lean and Agile ways of working in support of Lean Portfolio Management best practices
3. Shift your PMO from an order taker to a trusted advisor by changing its role to strategic partner

 Please join us for an informative and interactive session on turning your PMO into a Lean mean portfolio machine!

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.    

24
Sep
2020

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters (Virtual) Meeting - 200924

09-24-2020 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.

06
Oct
2020

The Virtual World: How a Global Pandemic Has Changed the Way We Do Business - 2020906

10-06-2020 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Webinar

Description

As the COVID-19 crisis spread to a global pandemic many businesses were forced to make a shift to a purely virtual landscape. This unprecedented mass shift forced leaders to scramble in an attempt to find solutions to the new challenges in communicating with their employees, keeping them engaged, and holding them accountable to ensure business could continue as usual. Natalie Steck, CEO of Viewpath, is a natural leader and has navigated challenging roles in large and small firms with a focus on sales, marketing, talent management, and leadership. In this webinar, she shares her experience, challenges, best practices, and helpful tips on how to best lead virtual teams.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Improve your ability to increase engagement and accountability, and navigate change in a more effective manner. Communication strategies will also be improved.

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for project managers and current and aspiring leaders.

BiographyNatalie-Steck

Natalie Steck, who is originally from Melbourne Australia but now resides in Seattle Washington and presides over Viewpath, a project management SaaS company. She is a natural leader and has navigated challenging roles in large and small firms with a focus on Sales, marketing, talent management and leadership. Natalie loves people, public speaking and problem solving. Fun facts - she is a qualified personal trainer and nutritional therapist and has competed in natural amateur body building. She would also like to compete one day in MasterChef.

When

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where                                                                                                         

Webinar

Note: You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.

Fees

For chapter members and for non-members - Free   

PMI Atlanta Member:  $ 0
Non-Member: $ 0

Earn 1 PDU

Leadership: 1 

PDUs can be claimed here.
For detailed instructions, please visit the CCRS User Guide.

 

08
Oct
2020

Career Series (Virtual): "Got the Interview! What Now?"

10-08-2020 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Webinar
$10.00

Connecting the PM Community with Potential Employers in a Virtual Setting

 

Please plan to join us for our 4th virtual event in our Career Series!  

 

"Got the Interview! What Now?" presented by Nicole Plaisted and Travis Almy of TRC Professional Solutions

Almy-ThomasNicole-Plaisted-HeadshotTune in to learn from industry experts on how to develop a strategy when applying to jobs and how to prepare for interviews in the “new” Normal. We will be discussing everything from Phone, onsite, and video interviews. Like most things in business, having a strategy and plan ahead of time will get you better results. Nicole and Travis of TRC Professional Solutions will share their combined 25 years of experience in Staffing to help you land your dream job!

08
Oct
2020

PMI Atlanta Toastmasters (Virtual) Meeting - 201008

10-08-2020 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.

13
Oct
2020

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (Virtual) Forum - 201013

10-13-2020 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

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 Details

TBA

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.  

15
Oct
2020

Clinical Research (Virtual) Forum - 201015

10-15-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Webinar
$10.00

The Clinical Research Forum provides value to the PMI Atlanta community by regularly discussing the various aspects of clinical trial projects with special focus on the need to anticipate, understand, and implement detailed project management activities in a proactive manner for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry.

Presentation Details 

TBA

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.  

20
Oct
2020

Agile (Virtual) Forum - 201020

10-20-2020 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Webinar
$10.00

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

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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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