PMI Inland Northwest Chapter

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April Tech Talk

04-13-2021 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
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April Tech Talk

Tech Talk Managing Risk

Our VP of Marketing and Technology, Shawna Ernst, will walk you through creating a risk register and mitigation planning tool using standard Microsoft products. Through her work for both Spokane County and the City of Spokane, Shawna has used this technique to manage large-scale public safety software upgrades. Managing risk is critical when it has the potential to impact our first responders. 

You'll leave the session with templates that you can use to manage risk in your own projects - large or small.


PMIINW Book Club!

04-15-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
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PMIINW Book Club 1

Join us for book club! We'll be reading Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose written by Tony Hsieh. Get a copy of the book (Available at our local Auntie's Bookstore or at Amazon) and read by April 15th, then meet with the group to discuss. You'll earn 1 PDU for each hour spent reading (which you'll self-report on the PMI website).

Here's a description of the book (from the publisher):

Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit

Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department

Focus on company culture as the #1 priority

Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business

Help employees grow-both personally and professionally

Seek to change the world

Oh, and make money too . . .

Sound crazy? It's all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that's doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

In Delivering Happiness, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, Delivering Happiness shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own. #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.


Disciplined Agile Forum

04-21-2021 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
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DA Forum

If your organization is implementing Disciplined Agile (DA), this forum is for you! Meet with other area professionals who are utilizing DA to improve organizational agility. Each month a different topic will be on the table for discussion. Let's learn how to choose our WoW together!

This event earns 1 Technical PDU.


April 2021 Chapter Meeting

04-21-2021 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
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Big Projects & Lessons Learned

April 2021 Chapter Meeting

Join Dusty Fredrickson from the City of Spokane Project Management Office for a discussion of lessons learned around implementing enterprise-level applications (buying vs building).

Using the City’s recent experience implementing a new Legal Case Management System for Spokane’s Municipal Criminal Justice agencies, we will discuss lessons that will help you avoid some of the same pitfalls and inform your own best practices.  Some of topics we will touch on are:

  • Defining the implementation approach.  Beware the ‘big bang.’
  • How not to set-up your Project Manager to fail.
  • “Beware of vendors bearing gifts”
  • Focusing on what’s important…  The tech or the people?
  • Team skill-sets needed for success.  If you don’t have enough on hand, buy it.
  • What does a Release Manager do?  Who should fill this role?
  • Extending your capacity planning beyond ‘go-live’

Dusty definitely doesn’t know it all, but his experience is fresh in his head.  So, please come ready to lend your own experience and lessons to the discussion.

Our Speaker: Dusty Fredrickson leads the PMO at the City of Spokane where he works to develop and expand the City’s skillsets and tools around Project Management, Continuous Improvement and Business Analysis while PMO team executes the larger, City-wide projects. 

Contact Us

Send questions or payments to:
PMI Inland Northwest Chapter
PO Box 694
Veradale, WA 99037-0694

To pay for events, make checks payable to PMIINW. Checks must be postmarked by posted deadlines for each event.