PMI Michigan Thumb Chapter

Upcoming events


July 18th Adopt a Highway

07-18-2020 8:30 am -12:00 pm

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 was May 9th so we don't expect a large build-up of things to pick up since then but we still need your help. We 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.


PMI Thumb Chapter SPECIAL Jul 2020 Dinnertime Meeting

07-21-2020 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
$10 ($5 for Members)


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.


PMI Thumb Chapter Aug 2020 Dinnertime Meeting

08-12-2020 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$10 ($5 for Members)

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.


2020 MTC Professional Development Day (09-21-2020)

09-21-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!  September 21st, 2020

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.

Chapter Membership

Total Members 181
New Members This Year 18
PMP® Members 121
CAPM® Members 2
PgMP® Members 0
PMI-SP® Members 2
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 2
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 58

Adopt A Highway

Adopt A Highway

2020 Cleanup Events

July 18th & Sept 26th

Thank you for helping to keep our community clean!

Stay tuned for future events

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Open Board Positions

PMI-MTC Open Board Positions

President Elect

Vice President of Finance

Vice President of Membership

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