A Historic 50 Year Look at PMI. We will view a previously recorded presentation by Jim Snyder a founder of the PMI Institute and then John Baley will conduct a Q&A after the presentation.
John C. Baley has been in Information Technology for the past 40 years but has currently retired as Data Center Manager for AlaskaUSA, in Glendale. Most of his experience is in the IT Systems Development and Data Center Operations area. He has worked on Projects or Programs for many of the largest Petroleum and Retail companies in the world, such as Shell Oil, Conoco/Phillips, JCPenney, 7-Eleven, CITGO, and Union 76.
John also is a top strategic volunteer for PMI, having been a volunteer for the past fifteen years. He started his volunteer work with the Dallas Chapter of PMI. He was the President from 2004 -2006 as the chapter continued in growth, and lead changes in the Chapter board structure adding positions to meet that growth. He left the Presidency to take on the Region 6 Mentor role for PMI, Region 6 is the South Central North America region containing 20 chapters. He then worked on the PMI Chapter Member Advisory Group for three years followed by the OPMAG for three years. After that, he worked on a special Chapter Awards project while sitting on the Alaska BOD as a Director at Large. He joined the Phoenix Chapter in 2015, was President for 2017-2018, and is currently Past President of the chapter. He also fills a new role as Chapter Mediator for PMI.
John earned his PMP Certification in 2002 and graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas in December of 2007
Mr. Snyder is a founder of the Project Management Institute, Fellow of the Institute, volunteer executive director for 13 years, first president, and past chair of the Board. He continues to be an active participant in the activities of the Institute. He was been awarded the PMI Person of the Year Award and is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. He received the 2010 James J. O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award from the PMI College of Scheduling. Mr. Snyder is a founding member of the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter(DVC), the former PMI Pharmaceuticals Specific Interest Group, and the former PMI College of Scheduling. As a member of the PMI Global Project Action Team (1999 – 2000), he worked to help structure the Institute to meet the challenges of 2000 and beyond. He served as a member of the Publications Board of the Institute. The James R. Snyder Knowledge and Wisdom Center at PMI Global Operations Center is named in his honor. He has served as a member of the PMI Educational Foundation Board of Directors and in January of 2006, he was recognized as Chairman Emeritus of the Educational Foundation. The PMIEF Student Paper Award is named in his honor. Mr. Snyder served as PMI’s project manager for the construction of the first PMI World Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA. The building was completed and occupied on schedule and on budget. He was also the project manager for the second office building constructed in mid-2000 and occupied in January 2001. He headed the PMI-DVC project to teach project management to selected Philadelphia and other area high school students. He has developed and is leading, programs to implement project management programs in K-12 using project learning techniques to teach 21st-century skills and project management. Mr. Snyder is now serving as advisor and administrator to the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter
PDU: 1 Technical
Presentation: There is no presentation to accompany this webinar.
The novel Coronavirus has thrown the world into a flurry. Some organizations are suddenly working remotely, a lucky few can take their whole business model online, while other businesses are stalling completely, or just holding on by tooth and nail. And then, suddenly, we are “reopening shop”, a “New Normal” is dawning, or is it..?
Initiatives to become “more agile” have been crammed into some of these changes and while everyone feels pressed to act more quickly and “more agile”, many still don’t know what that means – are we talking mindset in the broadest possible sense, are we referring to IT project methodology, and if so, how can it be transferred to org changes?
This talk explores:
- what constitutes a Culture Change
- how the mindset in Agile relates to the original Agile Manifesto
- how to move towards a culture that invites Agile, Innovation & Change
This interactive talk explores the strategic importance of corporate culture for organizational moves towards Innovation. It shows which factors contribute to the success of Organizational Change towards Adaptability and Readiness, in a way that is thought-provoking, entertaining, and inspiring.
Participants will learn
- to list the 4 basic types of organizational culture
- to explain why change management is a strategic asset in organizations and projects
- to describe how organizational culture (and project culture) can foster or hinder innovation
- to understand how to tackle organizational change and how to deal with resistance
- Discuss the leadership and facilitation tools introduced in the presentation
- Apply these tools in their own leadership and team facilitation roles
Dr. Katharina Kettner
Katharina is an expert in organizational culture & leadership development, well-versed in waterfall & agile, a strong facilitator, with over 25 years of experience in designing and implementing programs for corporate clients in Europe and North America. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication & Media, a Certificate in Economy & Business Studies (Strategic Management & Leadership), and PRINCE2, Scrum, PROSCI ADKAR, and Business Process Management certifications. Katharina is active in numerous networks, she is Director of Marketing & Communications at ACMP Manitoba Chapter, and an author and speaker in the fields of Innovation, Organizational Culture and Change.
Presentation Title/Topic: Best Known Methods for managing Scope, Schedule, Risk, and Budget.
Speaker: Sara Cowan, Program Manager
This is a recording of the presentation to the Chandler Breakfast Meeting on 4/24/2020.
You can download a copy of the presentation here.
Turnover, stress-related illness & disengagement are signs of a problematic workplace and often result from the mismanaged change. Gallup State of the American workplace reports nearly 70% of employees are unhappy or disengaged at work. This presentation provides humorous insights into the 7 Habits of Negativity with strategies and tactics to stop gossip, increase camaraderie, and develop positive workplace practices. Learn techniques for getting along with others and strategies to attain the many benefits of a positive and engaged workforce.
- Discover actionable strategies to help re-route negative behaviors.
- Learn how to eliminate negative contagion and improve culture.
- Use a seven-step approach to share and sustain a positive vision and increase job satisfaction.
This session is appropriate for anyone who would like to contribute to a more positive workplace.
April is a nationally known organizational change management expert and has implemented change for clients including the State of Michigan, Whirlpool, AAA, and the University of Michigan. She’s the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller “Ready, Set, Change”. April believes that no one should have to suffer through an unorganized, poorly managed change and the resulting negativity and she’s frequently quoted by the Associated Press, The New York Times and other international media outlets. April is the leader of Springboard Consulting and one of the "First 100" Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™) and a Change Ignitor for Association of Change Management Professionals. She’s also a Project Management Professional, winner of the Top Trainer Throwdown, and Past President of the Michigan National Speakers Association.
1 Leadership PDU
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- Cybersecurity: Military Program Law
- A quick view of the French and European cybersecurity policies
- Patrick Quintreau-Belleux
Patrick Quintreau-Belleux has been in the IT world for over 30 years. Since 1997, when he piloted his first project, he’s an IT / IS consultant. He works in the biggest French companies to support them to deal with the upcoming IT challenges.
- 1997, for Butagaz, he piloted the deployment of the SAP infrastructure in France.
- 2000, Nortel entrusted him with its biggest contract, the deployment of Completel carrier network (an alternative carrier operator). Recently, after been bought by Numericable, the French cable company, it has been bought by the 2nd biggest French carrier, SFR.
- 2001, Devoteam board count on him to fix one of the biggest problems of the company by this time, the Inter-Mission consultant subject.
- 2005, Devoteam trusted in him to merge 5 IT/IS in a new 1, to impulse a new dynamic in the Cie, so the Cie can win new market segments.
From 2006 to 2008, Patrick will be the new CTO of this new IT.
- 2013, Patrick Involved at Carte-Blanche, a subsidiary of Swiss Life, to detach the Information System from the mother company, and allow Carte-Blanche to be independent, so it could conquer new markets.
- Since 2013, Patrick works at Rte, and since February 2015 at the CNER department, the department which designs the electrical grid. He helps them to deal with IT subjects Metering, Quality of the electrical wave, Access Control, and since September 2018 on the application of the LPM (Lois de Programmation Militaire / Military Program Law).
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Author John C. Maxwell has a famous quote, “A leader is great not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.” During this session, we will explore the benefits of Empowering People and review successful examples of organizations that are empowering their people. We will also review small steps that you can take within your organization to begin the cultural transformation necessary to Empower People to Deliver Results!
Joe Pusz, PMO Joe is the Founder and President of THE PMO SQUAD, a Phoenix-based PMO and Project Management Consulting firm. For over 7 years THE PMO SQUAD has been assisting clients across the US to improve the delivery of key strategic initiatives and improving the capabilities of their PMO. A key ingredient to THE PMO SQUAD success is helping clients to Empower People to Deliver Results.
He is the host of the Project Management Office Hours Radio Show and Podcast providing Project Management Leaders a voice within our community. The show has had over 100 local and international guests sharing their Project Management story and is now in the 3rd season. The guest list includes notable PM leaders as Dr. Harold Kerzner, Lee Lambert, Andy Kauffman, Belinda Goodrich, Mark Price Perry, Ruth Pearce, Steven Fullmer, and many, many more.
Joe is also Co-Founder of VPMMA, the Veterans Project Manager Mentor Alliance which is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization assisting Veterans seeking to transition into civilian Project Management careers. VPMMA has greater than 300 participants across 35 states and 5 countries. VPMMA continues to grow and provides Veterans and Spouses mentoring and professional services from existing partnerships with the International Institute for Learning – IIL, ASU, Sensei Project Solutions, Vets2PM, PMI-PHX, and THE PMO SQUAD.
Joe is PMP certified and is a long time member of the Project Management Institute both in the Atlanta and Phoenix Chapters. He has been a PMI Volunteer and Mentor. Joe supports the global Project Management community as Judge for the 2020 and 2019 Global PMO Awards and blogger on ProjectManagement.com.
1 Leadership PDU
Topic: Getting Started with Kanban
This presentation is an introduction of Kanban key concepts and a look at how these concepts play out in real-world applications. Attendees should come away with an understanding of where it may fit in their organization and how to get started experimenting with implementing kanban.
Speaker: Mike Dewitt
Mike DeWitt is a seasoned IT professional skilled in synthesizing complex technologies into effective tools of business. He has performed project, program, and portfolio management in industries such as finance, higher education, and insurance. He is an expert in several SDLCs, including Scrum and Kanban. He has implemented project management methodologies in a number of organizations, all the while studiously avoiding the PMP exam himself.
Download a copy of the presentation here: https://pmiphx.org/presentation-links
In this pandemic, portfolio risk management is no longer an option. In order to protect portfolio value, companies need to manage portfolio level risks as well as manage the risk tolerance in the portfolio. This presentation will cover both of these foundational aspects of portfolio risk management and leverage the recent experience of a financial services organization.
Speaker: Tim Washington, PfMP and President of Acuity PPM
Tim Washington is the founder of Acuity PPM, which provides lightweight software and services to new PMO’s. He has over 13 years of project portfolio management experience in advising and supporting organizations to prioritize and optimize their portfolios, and has set up Project Management Offices (PMO’s), governance teams and governance frameworks at several Fortune 500 companies. He is one of the original Portfolio Management professionals (PfMP) certified by Project Management Institute.
The Agile mindset exists in all organizations and all aspects of work, making it relevant to college students. With Agile's penetration into all facets of a company, hiring managers now screen their new hires on the principles needed to be successful early in their careers. Following feedback from industry advisory boards at universities and partnership with hiring organizations, project management, and agile concepts now populate course competencies and specific benchmarks across all disciplines.
Through this presentation, you will understand how Grand Canyon University's College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) has embedded Agile tools and knowledge into deliverables, lessons, and projects. You will see examples of the Agile artifacts the students create and the lesson plans used within a full project management class. As part of GCU's marketing to high school students, there are even Agile lessons designed to initiate students before they begin college. The collaborative presentation will include an opportunity to share your ideas for what else is needed and ask questions about the information presented.
Robert Loy, Director Non-degree Technology Programs, Grand Canyon University
Since his first role in IT in 1999 and then as an IT manager and director, Robert understood the need to be agile in planning and implementation. While working full-time for companies including Pegasus Solution Henkel, Mobile Mini, and Avnet he polished his project management skills and passed his PMP for the first time in 2018. When asked to take over as an adjunct for a CIS class at Scottsdale Community College in 2003, he jumped at the chance to give back. Now at Grand Canyon University he is helping prepare the next generation of IT and project management team members.
Glenda Dilts, Full-time CSET Faculty member, Grand Canyon University
Glenda started in project management with the explosion of the cell phone industry, managing the construction of 40+ cell phone towers for a young cellular telephone company. She has managed projects including computerizing infraction processing for a small suburban police department and networking all public-facing AV equipment in a church. She has taught project management, both structured and agile, in multiple universities, and has taught at Grand Canyon University since 2016.
Learn how to create an online Portfolio Kanban system to manage multiple projects across your organization
- Visualize work using a Kanban board
- Improve quality with clear acceptance criteria
- Track dependencies with linked Kanban cards
- Measure your flow of work to set clear expectations
Dimitri Ponomareff is a passionate coach, facilitator, and public speaker. He has the ability to relate to people at every level within an organization. He can motivate and energize individuals, teams, or entire organizations. Dimitri is consistently recognized as an effective and successful change agent who is able to mobilize people on a path of continuous improvement. Dimitri is a certified coach and "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" facilitator and uses his vast experience to build highly-focused, productive, and happy teams. Dimitri has coached for such organizations as American Express, Charles Schwab, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Choice Hotels, Best Western, JDA Software, LifeLock, First Solar.
Review common issues with telecommuting and their resolutions. Keith will cover his personal and corporate experiences with taking his PMO at Plexus to a work at home solution.
Participants will learn how to work with issues that come from working from home and working on projects in a work from home environment.
Keith Harrington’s professional career spans 37 years with his first 20 years in high-tech manufacturing, Information Technology and Data Center Operations.
After attaining his EMBA, Keith moved from Rhode Island to Arizona and obtained his PMP credentials in 2004 and his PMI – ACP in 2014.
Over the last 16 years he has provided strategic direction as an Authentic Leader focused on developing and empowering team members, defining project management, program management and portfolio management processes while creating two highly effective PMOs.
Keith’s past major employers include Motorola, MetLife, American Power Conversion and DHL. Since 2016, Keith has been the Senior Director of the Portfolio Management Office at Plexus Worldwide, a Scottsdale-based company on the cutting edge of health science with a range of products focused on every aspect of health and happiness.
PDU: 1 Technical
The Presentation for the meeting is located here: https://pmiphx.org/presentation-links
Study Group Week 1
2020 Study Group Week 5
Recorded Live 04/18/2020
Panelists will review the following books:
Kevin Jacob - The Age of Agile
Tom Stokes - The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency
Lori Simonetta - Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALS Lead and Win
Presentation Title/Topic: Preparation for the ACP Exam
Speaker: Paul Gladden
Recorded on April 24, 2020 at the Northwest Valley Breakfast Meeting
Power Point Presentation is located HERE
The world has changed. What we knew as “normal” is gone. But you still need to deliver your projects and satisfy your clients. If you don’t you will not be ready when Covid-19 requirements lift. When your clients and the economy recovers, you will be outbid and overrun by your competition.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a GPS to navigate the most direct route to your ultimate destination, to successful project delivery? The good news is that do.
In this talk, you will discover how to keep your teams productive through the crisis and beyond by leveraging the science of Human Dynamics.
- This talk will show you how your thinking patterns, self-talk, and feelings set the stage for your success or failure.
- You will learn how the old brain responds to threat and how to instantly recover from the Amygdala Hijack.
- You will also discover how to be more socially aware by identifying the communication patterns of others.
Self-awareness and social awareness are the critical ingredients for managing teams, managing project sponsors, and keeping your critical stakeholders engaged. With tools to shift your mindset and recognize communication patterns, you will relate better to all your stakeholders.
These methods of interrelating are not usually discussed in business but are critical to keeping your project teams motivated and engaged so you can successfully deliver your projects on time and on budget.
Speaker: Bernadette Donnelly
Bernadette is an executive coach working exclusively with project professionals, including PMO directors, managers, and project managers. She uses proven methodologies to keep projects on track by leveraging, the PMI Process, NLP, and the science of Human Dynamics to promote communication, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. She works with organizations, teams, and individuals who want to achieve greater success.
Bernadette has over 25 years in Project and Program Management and over 30 years in change management. She is a PMP and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology. She is certified in Organizational Change Management and executive coaching. She also holds the title of Master Programmer of Neurolinguistic Programming.
Bernadette’s Contact Information:
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://fearlessprojectmanagement.com/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdonnelly99/
- Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/216036892790388/
PDU: .5 Strategic and .5 Leadership
Project managers are busier than ever. We need smart tactics for workload management and different ways to think about the work we do to prevent overwhelm and boost productivity.
In this webinar, Elizabeth Harrin will discuss practical strategies to help you manage all the things on your To-Do list.
You’ll learn how to reframe your work as your personal portfolio, tactics for using your time efficiently, and how to use the 80/20 Pareto Principle to focus on what’s really driving your personal and project successes.
She’ll also share some tried-and-tested techniques for engaging virtual teams and keeping the work going while based apart.
You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and share your experiences of best practice work management.
Please note this presentation is tool-agnostic, so we won’t be looking at the efficient use of virtual meeting tools or task management software.
Elizabeth Harrin, FAPM, is an author and mentor who helps project managers and their teams get more done with less stress. She does that through straight-talking, real-world advice, based on her 20 years in project management roles.
Elizabeth has written 5 books about project management: Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World (which was a finalist in the Management Book of the Year Awards 2014 and now in its second edition), Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Communicating Change, Project Manager, and Customer-Centric Project Management. She is currently working on a new book on stakeholder engagement which will be out in 2020.
She also writes the award-winning blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. You can find Elizabeth online at GirlsGuideToPM.com or on Twitter @girlsguidetopm.
Elizabeth holds degrees from the University of York and Roehampton University. She supports project managers through her mentoring program, Project Management Rebels, and also contributes to a variety of other initiatives including sitting on the advisory board for the RISE Being Lean and Seen program at Liverpool John Moores University.
Elizabeth has led a variety of IT, process improvement and business change projects including an ERP deployment and compliance initiatives. She spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France) and 12 years in healthcare.
Elizabeth lives with her family in the UK.
Strategic Success. What the hell does project management have to do with it? Just EVERYTHING!. Let Lee tell you why project management professionals are on the Critical Path of corporate profitability.
- This webinar will examine the critical relationship between organizational strategy and the execution of projects. The potential value of maintaining a strategy/project connection will be illustrated and a way to achieve and maintain that vital connection.
- The supporting slides for this program will help make the relevance of PMI’s emphasis on the strategic element of the Talent Triangle. It will explain why “simply” being a good project manager will not be enough to survive in today’s world of the careful selection of value add projects. The sooner it can be determined that a project is not making a strategic contribution to organizational business objects, the sooner alternates can be considered.
- Participants will be able to identify how their project fits in the organization’s strategic initiatives. Using a sophisticated and integrated project management information system to support identify and clarify the strategic relevance of decisions being made at the project level.
Lee R. Lambert has logged 50+ years of project management experience and is considered one of the world’s thought leaders on project management methods and how they can be utilized to create and sustain value-added Leadership and Collaboration capabilities. He is one of only 70 in the world to receive the honor of PMI Fellow. Lee is a Past President of the Central Ohio PMI and was one of the founders of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. His book, Project Management-The CommonSense Approach, is a best seller in the field.
At 37 years old Lee was named VP of Staff and Organizational Development for one of the world’s largest contract research organizations where he was responsible for creating and implementing a Leadership Development program focused on improved performance for project managers and supporting functional/line managers.
During his decades of platform training, Mr. Lambert has provided learning opportunities to more than 50,000 professionals in 23 countries. He is regularly called upon to provide Keynote presentations on Leadership, Communications, and other Project Management topics. Before his years as VP, Mr. Lambert was a project management evangelist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and General Electric.
1 Strategic PDU
Presenter: Kevin Bradbury
- 30+ year practitioner of Continuous Improvement, Program and Project Management
- PMP since 2009, Blackbelt, Six Sigma Trainer
- Past major employers include Ping, Allied Signal and Honeywell
- Currently engaged in transforming and integrating a large US-based Wealth Management company acquisition
- 3rd Generation Arizona Native
- Small Business Owner…..”Intelligent Business Transformation Services, LLC”, firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Technical PDU
Topic: There’s got to be a better way – Leveraging innovation in project management
Speaker: Kevin Jacobs
Kevin Jacobs has 20+ years of experience leveraging IT project management to implement innovative solutions in a wide variety of industries. He completed a doctoral degree in information systems focused on reducing project failure in 2006. He just finished six years of working as the PMO manager for Freeport McMoRan where he developed and taught an internal PMP course, improved the visibility between strategic roadmaps and ongoing projects, and rolled out agile and design thinking principles to both IT and business operations. He is currently coaching Agile, blogging, and enjoying time with family while looking for his next adventure.
Kevin's blog https://simplifiedagile.com/blog/
This webinar will offer a high-level tour of Disciplined agile. You will discover how it provides straightforward guidance to help teams make better choices for their “Ways of Working” in a context-sensitive manner, providing a solid foundation for business agility.
Greta Blash is a certified PMI Program (PgMP®) and Project Manager Professional (PMP®) with extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include Program Management, Project Management, Agile/Scrum, CRM, Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence and Application System Development.
Greta is certified as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) and most recently has become a Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP). She is also a PMI Professional Business Analyst (PMI-PBA®) and has taught certification courses worldwide for the last 12 years. She has also served as V.P. of Education and Programs for at the PMI Southern Nevada Chapter (PMI-SNC), and Director of Military Outreach for PMI-SD, PMI-OC, PMI-LA and PMI-CIE. She has held various SME roles supporting PMI Region 7 since 2012 as well as a frequent reviewer of PMI Publications.
1 Technical PDU