PMI Michigan Thumb Chapter Presents

ASQ Meeting - The Morals of Autonomous Driving
Wednesday, May 13 - 7:00 – 8:00pm EST

To view the presentation and use your computer for audio just join the online meeting:

Attendees DO NOT need to sign up for a account, but you will need to enter your name / email on the screen to join the video, so we know who each person is. 

For Audio on Telephone, Dial-in number (US): (701) 802-5366 Access code: 506123#

Online meeting ID: kelvinmichigan Join the online meeting:

The online meeting tool will open about 15 minutes prior to the start time, to ensure everyone can get in OK.

We will be doing a lot of "poll" or option questions during this so we can do a 'virtual' show of hands. The poll will will run side by side with the presentation. All you will need, to do the poll, is access a web browser (chrome works great).

You could also use your phone or computer as well. Phones might be easiest, so you can watch the presentation on your computer screen, and answer the poll questions from your phone.

Cancellation Policy
For all non-chapter meeting events, MTC will refund price paid less costs (Payment fee, Room fee, etc.) based on when the cancellation request is received:

14 + days   - 100% refund
07-13 days  -  50% refund
0-06 days  -  no refund

For chapter meetings, no refund will be made if cancellation request is less than 2 days before the meeting.

Exceptions will only be granted by Chapter President and Comptroller vote.  The exception is logged for record keeping and communication with the Board.  The refund will be issued for the proper amount to the address of record within 15 business days of the approval.

Coming Soon--A New Look

As part of the 50 th Anniversary celebration this past year, the Project Management Institute has initiated
an exciting brand “refresh” across the organization. You’ve probably noticed the changes already as you
visit the PMI website to log your PDUs. It’s quite an exciting program, designed to engage our members
in what’s being termed as The Project Economy TM . The PMI Board of Directors sought a brand refresh
that would position PMI for its next decades of leadership as we strengthen society, enable
organizations and empower individuals to turn ideas into reality. Using ten colorful and unique icons as
a design language, each of the 300+ chapters of PMI will have their own brand identity to link the
project management profession across the globe as well as locally and regionally. Our own Michigan
Thumb Chapter logo will be coming soon, and we’ll be incorporating it into our website, presentations,
communications, business cards, letterhead, and banners. We encourage all of our members to take a
look at the short videos and FAQs regarding this significant [and colorful!] transition as we start the
2020s. Watch for our new logo—our goal is to have most of the rebranding complete by the end of
March 2020!

Here's a link to PMI's CEO discussing the Brand refresh, you'll need to select Episode 4 to watch the video.

PMI MTC Newsletter Article for January 2020 – Submitted by David Ritter, VP Administration

Greetings from your President;

During this unprecedented time with the onslaught of COVID-19 virus having direct impacts to our families and work, we are all impacted by Change and Unknowns occurring in our daily lives.

For those of you working extreme hours during the COVID-19 virus, we salute you.

For many of us, if our companies are still open, we are working remotely and experiencing a different way to work to stay connected, presenting challenges with family, work, and children all at the same time.

Here with your chapter, please know that your board members are here for you.  We continue to come together as a board to make decisions and weigh various factors in these unsettled times.


Due to recent extension of social distancing now through April 30th, the State of Michigan has canceled the Spring Adopt-A-Highway cleanup we had scheduled on April 18th, our next scheduled date (currently) is July 18th.

The local board is reviewing options for the May meeting to be conducted virtually, more info to come.

Our newsletter will come out later in May/June timeframe.

The PDD is still scheduled for September 21st at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, with key note speaker, Shawn Belling.  We are monitoring this event based on what occurs with COVID-19 crisis.

We do welcome your ideas and comments on how to be connected.  Let us know of topics that you are interested in, so please, reach out to any of the local PMI Michigan Thumb chapter board members.  You can find our board officer addresses on the website.

I will leave with this quote on Gratitude by William Arthur Ward.

     Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings”.

Stay safe, & Keep Optimistic

Yours truly,

Anita Kenworthy, PMP

PMI Michigan Thumb Chapter - President

New PMI DA logo 

For those of you that may not have heard PMI recently acquired Disciplined Agile.  You can find their announcement at here

PMI’s recent acquisition of Disciplined Agile (DA) is creating quite a buzz in the project management community. There is an opportunity for chapters to take part in the excitement by sharing information and development opportunities to their members and local PM community. As such, our Chapter board was invited to designate a person from our chapter to be a DA Champion.  Kevin Steele, our current Director of Technology, volunteered to also take on the role of our DA Champion.

These are exciting times as PMI plans to roll out Disciplined Agile aggressively around the world in 2020. They are quickly assessing the community needs and requests to ensure that the Disciplined Agile assets and value may be leveraged by the chapters.

If you are not familiar with Disciplined Agile, DA is a process-decision toolkit that provides straightforward guidance to help people, teams, and organizations to streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner. 

DA provides a solid foundation for business agility by showing how the various activities such as Solution Delivery (software development), IT Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Security, Finance, Procurement and many others work together.  DA also describes what these activities should address, provides a range of options for doing so, and describes the trade-offs associated with each option.  To learn more go to the DA website at

As PMI continues to move forward with the roll-out of DA you will be hearing more from our Chapter DA Champion on any upcoming information and opportunities.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to Kevin or any of the other Board members.

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