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PM in the AM Breakfast (Alpharetta) - 190320

03-20-2019 7:30 am -9:00 am

"Valuable Perspectives: Everyone Has One"
presented by Deborah Lanham

We are bringing back PM in the AM in Alpharetta! Our theme this series is "Teamwork: None of Us is as Smart as All of Us".

Join us at J. Christopher's as we start the day off right with a thought-provoking presentation.  Order off the menu and network with your PM and community peers.


As American culture continues to shift demographically business leaders are taking a closer look at how effective their Diversity & Inclusion  Lanham-Deborahefforts have been. Deborah will discuss why it is important to approach this topic understanding the business opportunity and a way to motivate and maximize talent to its fullest potential.  She will share her experience building diverse teams and the value it brought to her own productivity.  You will also learn why it is so important to identify your strengths so that you will seek to artfully collaborate with those who bring a different perspective.

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Healthcare Forum - 190320

03-20-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Change is guaranteed, Don't Look Away!"

Presented by Charles Johnson, Change Leader, Business Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Business Development

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.


‘May we live in interesting times' paraphrasing a Chinese philosopher. Intended as a curse - I see opportunity and exciting times in healthcare Johnson-Charlesand business. Today we have the possibility to revolutionize these fields in ways we could have never predicted. Now we have the tech to integrate using IoT infrastructure with Big Data / AI analytics, technology like wearables, robotic process automation (RPA), Imaging and DNA Genetics, complete medical histories and robotic surgery making variability almost zero, and defects, a thing of the past. I had a vision to move from reporting to business intelligence - Data to Knowledge to Wisdom to Action became the mission.

Technology now allows us to be game changers again. What if:

  • Pharmaceutical testing trials never end - real time efficacy results are integrated with patient treatment.
  • 3D imaging integrated with robotic surgery eliminates variability and human error while decreasing the risk of infections and recovery.
  • "UBER" health care delivery - an AI powered app through a smart device diagnosis illness comparing a database of billions of outcomes instantly and dispatches prescriptions or tests to your location in a manner of minutes.
  • Treatment outcomes are measured and modified real time. Dr. Experience will no longer be a variable. It will be based on millions of outcomes. As data grows, the results will be in a state of constant improvement.
  • Devices like wearables will integrate with DNA + lifestyle + nutrition to reduce illness and promote healthy happy lifestyles seamlessly.

Indeed! WE DO live in interesting times and I could not be more excited.

This discussion will be on change management, the consequences of not asking the right questions, and having a general discussion about how technology will impact each of us.


Entertainment Forum - 190321

03-21-2019 6:00 pm -7:45 pm

"Don’t Get Lost In Translation"

Presented by Jamaal Broome, Senior Manager-Business Operations/Turner International

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


Modern technology has changed how people pass content, forever.  And media companies like Turner/Turner International now pass data and content across the globe. BroomeJamaal Jamaal will be discussing how to deliver data products across globally distributed teams for Turner International, a multinational entertainment conglomerate. 


PMI Certification Exam Prep Course for the PMP - 2019703

03-25-2019 9:00 am - 03-28-2019 5:00 pm

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 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.).


Auto & Transportation Forum - 190325

03-25-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"MARTA’s Long Term Vision & Strategy of Managing Capital Projects"

Presented by Fred Rucker

The PMI Atlanta announces a new forum in 2019 - Auto & Transportation Forum. The Auto & Transportation forum provides the project management professionals working in automotive, transportation and ancillaries to share knowledge of how they employ the principles of project management.


MARTA's expansion will include 17 projects such as 22 miles of light rail, 14 miles of bus rapid transit and 26 miles of arterial rapid transit. The More MARTA plan, offical name of the expansion, calls for $570 million to help fund transit along about 15 miles of the 22-mile Beltline loop. Light rail along the Clifton Corridor gets $250 million, with another $100 million contigent upon securing "full local funding" for the project.


Technology Forum - 190326

03-26-2019 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

"Telling a Data Story with Visualization"

Presented by Rachel Stuve, Gouse Shaik and Laura Visconti

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.


People are inundated with ever growing amounts of data. How to understand it and being able to communicate the meaning effectively will determine the true value of the data and the business intelligence that can thus be understood and turned into sucessful decisions.

We will explore examples of BAD visuals from popular sources that tell a misleading story. You will find out the major mistakes that people make in designing reports so that you can avoid these pitfalls.

Attendees will learn how to best display their information to make a greater impact to their customers and management, ways to optimize their reports and dashboards to improve the effectiveness of their message and best practices for design and communication so you can be a visualization leader!





Governance Forum - 190327

03-27-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"How to Govern When There Is No Governance: Agile XP"

Presented by Joe Sisto, Director for Software Development, Nexient

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.


Agile Methodologies leave governance processes as an open topic. You can implement some basic oversight over data, architecture, releases and programs that keep the speed of Agile, while reducing overhead with some additions to Agile XP.

Many people believe that Agile and Governance are mutually exclusive terms.   However, there are places in Agile Methodologies, where Sisto-JoeGovernance adds value. 

This session describes some processes that can be put into place for portfolio review, architecture, data and code maintenance and support processes… We also cover the topic of Governance and Agile in general to see what areas can be improved in in the future. 


PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 190328

03-28-2019 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.


Four Essential PM Skills You Won't Learn from the PMBOK® Guide - 2019901

03-29-2019 8:30 am - 03-30-2019 5:00 pm

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Northpoint Executive Suites – 11175 Cicero Drive, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30022Nadia2

Earn 16 PDUs!

This course will cover four half-day topics: Managing Project Issues, Organization and Project Leadership Skills, Negotiating for Success, Recovering Troubled Projects.


Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 190409

04-09-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Construction Project Management & the Renovation of John F. Kennedy Park"

Presented by Arnie Silverman, President and CEO, Sliverman Construction Program Management and Brett Daniels Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta Superbowl Committee

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.


Construction is an inherently a complex endeavor. Successful delivery requires a well-crafted management plan, a disciplined approach to carrying it out, and effective leadership of the program/project team. A Construction Project Management professional can help identify specific Sliverman-A-Daniels-Bneeds, mobilize appropriate staff and manage implementation.

The renovation of John F. Kennedy Park located in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhood was a transformational project completed in a matter of months. This project was made possible by a $2.4 million grant supported by funding from the NFL Foundation, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and others.

Silverman Construction Program Management (Silverman CPM) was engaged to serve as Program Manager and Owner’s Representative for the renovation to ensure the Design-Build project finished on time and on budget. Since this was the Legacy project for the Super Bowl, it was critical that the project, which got off to a late start, be completed by Super Bowl week. As with every project, there were unforeseen circumstances and weather events that required creative solutions to prepare the park for the ribbon cutting event.  The amount of rain during the construction was a major impediment.

Arnie Silverman, CEO of Silverman CPM and Brett Daniels, COO of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, will discuss the details of the renovation, successes of the project team, and lessons learned.

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