PM in the AM Breakfast (Alpharetta) - 190515

05-15-2019 7:30 am -9:00 am

We are bringing back PM in the AM in Alpharetta!  Join us at J. Christopher's as we start the day off right with a thought-provoking presentation.  Come order off the menu and network with your PM and community peers.




Healthcare Forum - 190515

05-15-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Customer Success Journey in Healthcare Technology Projects"

presented by Rupa Pradhan, GE Healthcare

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2019. 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.



Customer success is like the mandala, the circle of life! A continuous journey. There are a lot of players in this journey from the end users, makers, regulators, sellers, providers, listeners, problem-solvers, forward-thinkers and givers. All players are connected by a common thread called a relationship based on collaboration, trust and transparency. Who runs this thread across all the players? I would like to share my experience managing customer readiness project management in Healthcare Technology solutions Upgrades and Implementations projects.  A well planned and thoughtful readiness checklist, close and continuous collaboration, listening and circling back to the tribe can make this a happy journey – Customer Success!


Entertainment Forum - 190516

05-16-2019 6:00 pm -7:45 pm

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




Agile Forum - 190521

05-21-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"PM Spotter Guide Approach"
presented by Steve Kraus, Primerica

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.                                                      


You have a new project that you've been assigned to kick off. One of the most important questions for you and your sponsor to address is 'what approach will we use to manage this project?' -- Agile? Waterfall? Something in between? A PM Approach Spotter's Guide can help. This Spotter's Guide is a simple tool for evaluating the project's characteristics against the different approaches available to pick the best approach for your specific project, but also identify risk factors associated with that choice that will need to be mitigated should you take that approach.

The purpose of this session is to share a sample Spotter's Guide so that you can begin recognizing and improving your choices as a project manager. We will walk through the Guide so that you understand how it works. Then, we will step through the process for walking through the Guide with your sponsor so that you can jointly align on the right choice and discuss risk mitigations to be addressed.


Governance Forum - 190522

05-22-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"How to get the Program/Project Management job or the employee you want!"

Presented by Tom Mallory, MBA, Partner of Acadia Associates and Cary Green, Managing Partner of Twelve Oaks Advisors

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.



The Atlanta job market is hot! Program and Project managers are in great demand but roles and responsibilities are ever changing, especially in the world of IT and software development. Finding your next role or the best person for your program/project team can be challenging.

Tom and Cary will be leading an interactive discussion on the best ways to start a job search for yourself or for the people you need for your program or project team. They will share the secrets of how best to work with recruiters and what you can do to make yourself a valuable prospective to employers as a program or project manager.



PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 190523

05-23-2019 6:15 pm -8:00 pm

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.


Technology Forum - 190528

05-28-2019 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

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.




Managing Difficult Projects and People - 2019802

06-08-2019 8:30 am -5:00 pm


Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Location: Hilton Suites Atlanta Perimeter, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

Earn 7 PDUs!

When was the last time that you worked on a project under perfect conditions? That’s to say that there were no constraints, such as

* Resources (Human, Material, and Money/Budget)

* Time

* Scope

All of the unlimited resources were available at your beckoned call. You had more monetary resources (budget) than you could spend. You had so many people (human resources) clambering to get on the project that you had to turn people away. And all of your materials, such as software and hardware, arrived on time, was installed without any problems, and was ready to run out of the box. There were no delivery dates or deadlines. And the project scope/requirements never changed because scope creep never occurred. Or you were able to change the deadline to correspond with scope changes.

Chances are great, that you worked on projects that went through the “perfect storm.” You faced resource problems. Too little money was allocated. The money evaporated too quickly. Or the budget was cut for more important projects. Hardware was delivered late and there were problems with installing the software. And you either didn’t have enough people, the right people weren’t available, and/or you experienced turnover of key people during the project. Furthermore, you faced the quagmire of an unmovable deadline and a movable scope. For the most part, we must manage projects during the perfect storm.

This presentation is based on over twenty-five years of first-hand, project management experiences. This includes fifteen years of upgrading and implementing Oracle applications on high profile, multi-million dollar, and/or international projects. The projects were for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, quasi-governmental, and governmental agencies.

Sometimes, our ship capsized during the storm (i.e. the project was abandoned). Other times, we sailed through the storm and survived (i.e. the project was in trouble, but we recovered and it was implemented on time). And we even sailed around the storm and had the perfect project. A $12 million project was completed for $2.6 million.

NOTE: The first 15 registrants will receive a copy of The Achievement Equation: Your Formula for Success (second edition) by Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP ($14.95 value).




Clinical Research Forum - 190613

06-13-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

The PMI Atlanta announced a new forum in 2018 - Clinical Research Forum. Join us in Marietta!




PMI Certification Exam Prep Course for the PMP - 2019704

07-29-2019 9:00 am - 08-01-2019 5:00 pm

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019 - Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm, with an hour for lunch
Location: In-Person - DeVry University – Cobb-Galleria Center, 100 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Earn 35 PDUs!

This 4 day course provides a comprehensive review of the PMBOK areas covered in the PMI Project Management Professional Exam. It includes 28 hours of classroom instruction (7 hours per day) as well as at least 7 hours of non-classroom assignments and activity (ex... homework to include sample test taking, reading assignments, etc.).

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!