PMI Thumb Chapter Nov 2020 Dinnertime Meeting

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 18:30 PM

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PMI Thumb Chapter Nov 2020 Dinnertime Meeting

11-11-2020 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$10 ($5 for Members)

VIRTUAL MEETING!! Nov 11th, 2020

TOPIC: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

    BONUS: Effective Communication in the Virtual Workspace

PDU: 1 - Technical - .5 Technical

SPEAKER: Kelly Talsma, PMP

     BONUS: Sheila Johnroe, PMP - PMI-MTC Director, Newsletter


Making decision involves defining, sequencing, and executing tasks (usually in meetings) That ultimately leads to decisions. Decision tasks usually involve activities such as defining objectives, prioritizing objectives, defining alternatives and comparing/ranking the alternatives to the objectives.

     BONUS: Do you ever feel what your trying to communicate to a remote co-worker or client just isn't understood? In this 30-minute segment, attendees will learn to communicate more effectively in a remote environment and more effectively handle instant messaging and conference calls.


2021 MTC Professional Development Day (09-20-2021)

09-20-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm

RESCHEDULED!!  September 20th, 2021

TOPIC: Tools and Tactics to Recover Troubled Projects

PDU: 7.5 - Technical

SPEAKER: Shawn Belling M.S., PMI-ACP, PMP, CSP, & Vice-President, Professional Services for CloudCraze


We will be spending the day learning practical applications to asses a project and develop a recovery plan in 'real life' scenarios. For instance, how to get projects, months behind, back on track, to release it and immediately convert it to work with a brand new ERP system that goes live within 8-weeks, MUST work and is plagued by technical, sponsorship, governance issues. Just to name a few.

Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

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CAPM® Members 2
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PMI-ACP® Members 2
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 52

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