Mission (Elevator speech):
The goal of the Education Committee is to serve the educational needs of the members of the Inland NW Chapter as well as other practitioners of the Inland Empire. We do so by providing seminars; training classes; and other professional development venues.
We are happy to announce that PDD 2013 Registration is now open!
The Race to the South Pole:
Ten Lessons for Project Managers
By Rick Brenner of Chaco Canyon Consulting
The new VP of Education has had a slow start but is starting to get some momentum! Our main focus so far has been to get a PMP Virtual Exam Prep Course and PDD (Professional Development Day) scheduled for 2013.
PMP Virtual Exam Prep Course
If you are interested in again facilitating a class along the way, thanks in advance and please contact Scott Rabe.
Sponsored by PMI Inland Northwest Chapter
Spokane Professional Development Day 2013
Northern Quest Resort and Casino
Tuesday, June 11th 2013
By Rick Brenner of Chaco Canyon Consulting
$175 - PMIINW Member * $225 - Non-Member * $175 - Per Person (groups of 5 or more)
On 14 December 1911, four men led by Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. Thirty-five days later, Robert F. Scott and four others followed. Amundsen had won the race to the pole. Amundsen’s party returned to base on 26 January 1912. Scott’s party perished. As historical drama, why this happened is interesting enough. But to project managers, the story is fascinating.
We’ll use the history of this event to explore ten important lessons about managing complex projects. From this story we can learn ten lessons in project management, including lessons about leadership, planning, scope creep, risk management, improvisation, discipline, organizational politics, team dynamics, technology management, and simplicity.
Who Should Attend:
This program is especially valuable for people involved in projects that are operating with thin safety margins — perhaps the project is late already, or unusually complex, or budgets have been reduced, a strategic partner has become difficult, or any number of complications are anticipated, but possibly unknown.
Leaders, executives, managers, project managers, program managers, and project team members can all benefit.
This program conveys lessons about project management that are especially valuable for projects that have thin margins. Some examples:
Past Attendees Say:
“Awesome workshop. Rick kept everyone engaged and interested while bringing out valuable lessons for our day-to-day projects.” - Giagneesh Rawat
“I will be able to start using what I learned in this seminar on my project teams immediately.” - Keith Smith, Internal Consultant (Project Team Coach)
“A wonderfully different way to look at communication problems!” - Stephen Nosal
District 81 PM Friday workshops have successfully wrapped up. The video submitted by - Jonathan Plank, Roger HS student - says it all!!!
A special thanks to the sponsor -- Yvonne Luman -- for inviting us to teach project management fundamentals to the students; to the students for your active participation and interest; and to the education committee members who graciously donated their time and efforts to make the workshops a success.
More work is necessary to build a formal training session for next year. But until then, enjoy Jonathan's video!
(Press Play at the lower left)
There are many projects in progress... and there is still plenty to do so if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Vicki Behar.
Do you need an easy way to maintain your certification without traveling or incurring additional expense?
For the next three months, Gantthead has opened up a series of webinars normally reserved for their premium membership holders to anyone who is willing to register on their site. Registration is free.
Their hope is that they by offering this service to you that you will catch up on PDU requirements, and later decide to join as a premium member to earn new PDUs on a regular basis. HOWEVER, you do not have to do so and the local Chapter is not endorsing Gantthead but merely letting you know the opportunity is out there.
So please pass this along to everyone who may be interested. It is a way to boost your career knowledge. Also, it’s a great opportunity and it costs nothing!
PS "Thank you" shout out to Richard Kearnes, PMP - Chapter member for sharing this information with us!
Current projects in progress for 2011-2012:
Project: District 81 Project – PM for Kids
PMI is Supporting Important Developments in Project Management by Launching the Agile Certification
Who Should Pursue the PMI Agile Certification?
PMI serves the project management profession by providing practitioners with a toolbox of select tools and techniques—and Agile is one of those tools. For example, those who have the PMP® and are working in an organization that is using Agile techniques, the Agile Certification provides an applicable knowledge base of Agile principles and concepts.
Key Dates for the Agile Certification Launch
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