PMI-CIC March 2021 Newsletter
Last call for Registration on our first ever CxO Summit! Covid-19 has truly been transformational, personally, team wise and organization wise. Join us as we offer a first ever early morning CxO Summit, covering both Public and Private Sector use cases on how organizations have pivoted to this pandemic as a Risk Response or spawned varied Risk Mitigation Strategies. We will look at Tools, Process, Oversight and People side of responses and outcomes of the pandemic. Project Management undergirds all four pillars of Strategies and Responses.
This is free to all Government employees, small fee to Members and Non Members. There will be a supplemental 20 – minute session of additional discussions around all four presentations.
Register today for this summit, happening on March 19th 6:50 AM to 8:40 AM! Also make sure to register for the FREE Breaking It Down Session which will run from 8:40 AM to 9 AM.
March 19th 6:50-8:40AM
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March 19th 8:40-9:00AM
Directly following the CxO Public Event
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Let us hear from you directly:
- What resonated with you from the four presentations?
- What was your A-ha! moment, or moments?
- What was unclear to you, and what would you like to dig deeper among the four presentations?
- What will you take back to your organization next week, this month, or in the next 2 months?
According to a 2018 global survey, miscommunication costs companies more than $37 billion a year. We've all experienced it - errors, missed deadlines, confusion, frustration, rework, and the list goes on.
In this session, you'll learn the principles NASA used to launch their shuttle program and PIXAR uses to create remarkable stories and characters. These insights applied will help you increase your ability to communicate with the many styles you find on any work team. In addition, we'll explore the four channels you need to master as well as the four myths that contribute to team drama and how you can avoid them.
March 24th 12:00-1:00PM
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Bagged Lunch Conversation with Anthony Costello, PMP
FREE Facebook Live Event
April 6th 12:00-12:45PM
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This is an informal conversation with Anthony Costello, PMP, streamed live on our Facebook Page. We'll be discussing:
- Veterans' advocacy, his work with Black Diamond Charities and PMI Chicagoland
- Leadership in the US Army and Corps of Engineers
- Transition to Civilian life and work, especially project management
- What key learnings did he take from the service, to management and leadership, eg, Culture, Trusting Teams, Leadership, Vision, Mission, Goals setting, and others?
- What are the mindsets, philosophies, personal mission that he has taken to civilian work? What worked well in the Service? What did not?
- Counsel to anyone thinking of transitioning to project management, civilian work, for someone just out of the Service?
- Other tips and counsel to anyone thinking of transitioning to project management?
For questions regarding the event contact [email protected].
April 2021 Lunch and Learn: Lead and Succeed with Agile virtual teams with Marie Spark & Lorena DeBenedittis
April 21st 12:00-1:00PM
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We all know that adopting Agile is critical in today’s ever-changing project landscape. But given Agile’s emphasis on in-person team collaboration, what happens when we are no longer in the same room? Not to fear – the speakers will share with you how to successfully keep up the collaborative “magic” in the virtual environment.
View Past Chapter Meeting Presentations
Immediate Past Chapter Meeting presentations are available for review, FREE to paid attendees. There is a small fee to view the recording for non-paid attendees.
Email both [email protected] for payment, [email protected] for YouTube link and access; this is if viewing the video in less than 30 days from date of paid event. After 30 days of for-pay-event, all videos are viewable for free on our chapter YouTube channel and or Facebook Page.
Future Virtual Cooking Class Survey
Due to the success of the first Virtual Cooking Class, we would like to do another one. To better know what you would like to cook and when to hold the class, please answer the survey here.
News and Happenings
Purchase Leading Virtual Project Team 2nd Edition - 20% Discount Available
The second decade of the 21st century brought unprecedented challenges to traditional work places forcing the advance of working from home (telework). Individuals with little or no background in leadership, project management or virtual team management were suddenly placed into the environment of virtual work due to the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Leading Virtual Project Teams provides project management checklists and templates, and includes business cases, best practices, tools and techniques for virtual project management communications. The second edition features the latest meeting technology, using inclusive language, managing virtual relationships, and the work-at-home environment.
Available in paperback, hardback and eBook here. Make sure to enter the code FLY21 at checkout to receive a 20% discount.
See attached flyer for more details.
Please complete the Personal & Organizational Agile Maturity surveys
Your chapter is working towards tailoring and delivering valuable content to you, our customers. To this end, we would love if you could please participate and fill out both surveys to help us determine your personal, your team and/or organization's experience/maturity level in the adoption and practice of Agile project management framework.
Social Media Team Updates
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Watch out for a future Live Streamed conversation around "Wicked Problem Solving," a new toolkit offered by Project Management Institute. We will be looking to interview a subject matter expert and someone who has implemented this toolkit in their team and or organization. For more information on Wicked Problem Solving, see here.
Check out our interview with Scott Ambler, VP and Chief Scientist at PMI on "Citizen Development" on our Chapter Facebook Page.
Guest Blogger: Sam M. Al Maleh - Six Sigma in Project Management
VP of Professional Development & Project Manager of Professional Development Day (PDD)
The PMI-CIC Board is currently looking for a VP of Professional Development and a Project Manager for the PDD normally held in the Fall. Both roles should be able to exhibit skills in managing programs, event schedules, content and curriculum development.
We are only as good as our members and our leadership. To keep the chapter moving forward, we need you to consider a position on the board. Volunteering requires a commitment of time and effort, but in addition to great personal satisfaction and providing a way to exercise your leadership skills, volunteering also provides a great way for PMPs to maintain their certification.
New Designation Recipients
Congratulations to Tim McIlvain for receiving your PMP!
Welcome New Members
- Basil Bates
- Kate Imobekhai
Members Who Have Renewed
Thank you for renewing your membership!
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