July 18th Adopt a Highway
Saturday, July 18, 2020 08:30 AM
Michigan Adopt a Highway
PMI-MTC was approved by the State of Michigan to participate in the Adopt a Highway program. We are now responsible for 1.74 miles of the I-475 highway from I-75 to Hill Rd.
Cleanup Date: July 18th, 2020
Our last cleanup date should have been in April however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State temporarily suspended the Adopt A Highway program. Our previous cleanup before then was in October of 2019 so we are expecting a large build-up of things to pick up since then and we will need your help. We will meet at 8:30 am for a brief safety meeting then head out. We meet at the Wingate Hotel at I-475 and Hill road. Volunteers can email Ed Turley to let him know you are attending or Register for the event at the link below. Depending on how many volunteers we have plan on staying 3 to 4 hours. Nobody under 12 years old allowed.
SPECIAL!! VIRTUAL MEETING!! July 21, 2020
TOPIC: COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Adaptation and Planning via Neuroscience for Project Managers
PDU: 1 - Strategic
SPEAKER: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, LLC & Best-selling author
In this engaging, interactive, and entertaining presentation, you as a project manager will dramatically improve your adaptation and planning for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic using cutting-edge neuroscience-based strategies. Unfortunately, too many are operating in emergency mode in reacting to the short-term disruptions caused by the pandemic. Yet assessments by the best epidemiology experts suggest the pandemic will be around for the next 3 to 5 years, until an effective vaccine is created and mass produced. It might even become a permanent fixture of our reality if the event vaccine is only as effective as the flu vaccine, which reduces the likelihood of illness by 50%. Neuroscience research shows that our gut reaction is to adapt to and plan for best-case scenarios and to focus on short-term threats, instead of taking a realistic and long-term perspective on slow-moving disasters such as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Rather than hoping and planning for an optimistic scenario, you’re going to be much better off if you adapt to and plan for a realistic scenario. That means treating the current situation as the new normal, not a short-term emergency. Doing so involves evaluating and shifting your work to adapt to and plan strategically for the major disruption of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This presentation will offer you neuroscience-based strategies to evaluate the situation realistically and to develop a long-term strategic plan to navigate successfully the disruptions caused by the pandemic.
VIRTUAL MEETING!! Aug 12, 2020
TOPIC: SasS-Y Project Management Tools: Online Services for Managing your Projects
BONUS: Disciplined Agile Delivery, an Introduction
PDU: 1 - Technical - .5 Technical
SPEAKER: Paul Nowak, PMP
BONUS: Kevin Steele, PMP, SMC and PMI-MTC Director of Technology & Disciplined Agile Champion
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products can provide easily accessible tools for managing your smaller projects. This presentation will give an overview of a selection of popular products, including Trello, Basecamp, and Asana. Paul will highlight similarities and differences between the various products.
BONUS: Kevin will provide us with a brief overview Disciplined Agile.
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