Dinner Meeting - 200309

Join us for our bi-monthly dinner meeting! Earn up to 2 PDU while building your professional network, viewing new products and services, and enjoying dinner. Earn 1 PDU for attending the Professional Development session and 1 PDU for the Dinner Meeting Keynote Presentation.

Newcomers Meeting - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

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. 

Professional Development - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

"Project and Portfolio Best Practices and the Tools Needed to Excel" presented by James Watson, McKesson

Keynote Presentation - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Presented by David Lawhorn, David Speaks International

Professional Development Presentation Details

Improving your PM maturity score requires a top down strategy and a bottom up governance structure. Stop building processes for the snowflake projects. Instead, standardize your structure and add in an effective tool kit to help automate and communicate your portfolio.

In this session, you will learn two best practices to help make you a better project managers: End-to-End Governance and Smartsheet Management. Uncover the tools that are must-haves to leading successful undertakings. And learn them from one of the most respected leaders in the discipline,

This presentation covers the complete PMI Talent Triangle: leadership, strategic and business management, and technical project management.. Register and reserve your space now!

Professional Development Speaker Biography

James-Watson-Head-shotJames Watson has more than 15 years experience leading project and portfolio organizations around the world. He has led PMO transformations at Walmart Corporate for both IT and business PMO’s and is currently leading the business PMO transformation for McKesson corporate finance and accounting as the Sr. Director of Strategic Execution.

A strong advocate for transparency and accountability, James has implemented governance best practices and cutting-edge tools to dramatically increase probabilities of success and reduced overhead and confusion.

James recently move to the Atlanta area with is wife and 5 children. He has traveled all over the world for both business and pleasure, but his most favorite place to visit is Disney World; where he has spent more than 150 days of happiness with his family.

Keynote Presentation

Everything you want, every dream you crave, depends on two things: 1. Performance, and 2. Execution Join PMI Atlanta for a fully interactive, game-changing evening as motivational speaker David Lawhorn forever changes how you view performance and execution. You may be so close to your dream, plan or goal, but you can’t seem to get over that last hump or obstacle. In this power-packed session, you will learn the three critical dynamics that will take you from looking at your dreams to living them. Don’t let this year come and go with your true potential still locked inside of you. Mark your calendar and invest in an evening of development that will pay benefits for the rest of your life. See you at the event!

Keynote Presenter Biography

David-Lawhorn-picAs a speaker and trainer, David Lawhorn has an appeal that transcends age, race, culture, and occupation. He is recognized as “the” authority in foundation-based elite performance and execution, and is a powerful speaker, coach and trainer.

David is the product of an amazing life story and a phenomenal career in sales and marketing. His goal is to have every attendee leave his workshops with the PERFORMANCE and EXECUTION DYNAMICS of a Giant.

David is the president and CEO of David Speaks International, a THINK TANK based Elite Performance Strategies Mind Shift company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He has worked with GIANTS like Macy's, Easy Spirit, Car Max, Terminix, Siemens, Career Builder and now visits PMI Atlanta to introduce you to his proven technique that can get your to the next level.

David’s anticipated book, Walking Like A Giant, is complete and will be available this Spring. The book will focus on his signature system Core Dynamics, which provides the basis for laying the foundation of a Giant, the PERFORMANCE and EXECUTION foundation that allows you to transform the impossible to the possible. Learn more at Giantspeaks.com


Monday, March 9, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:30pm


ROAM Innovative Workplace, 1151 Hammond Dr #240, Atlanta, GA 30346


Please Note:  Early Bird Registration through Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:59pm.   

**Effective immediately - We will no longer be accepting cash/checks for walk-ins**










Meeting content, presenters, and location are subject change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations.

Logging PDUs

Professional Development Session: 1 PDU, Strategic and Business Management
Keynote Presentation: 1 PDU, Leadership

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

Event Properties

Event Date 03-09-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-09-2020 8:30 pm
Registered 24
Cut off date 03-09-2020 8:00 pm
Late Fee Amount $2.00 From Date
Location Roam Innovative Workspace

Member Benefits

PMI Atlanta, made up of over 4,000 members, is located in a large geographic area serving project managers all over North Georgia and metro Atlanta.

Not a member? Apply Today!