Project Management Institute - Western Michigan Chapter!

The Western Michigan Project Management Institute (WMPMI) is pleased that you have found us and hopefully staying in touch with us.  We have lined up a very exciting season with the theme "The Future of Project Management".  This year our Collegiate Competition will be in it's 4th year and our Professional Development day is expected to have over 500 in attendance!

WMPMI is an organization of Professional Project Managers with the primary mission to promote the practice of project management, and leadership development throughout our community.  We serve the West Michigan area from the Michigan State board just south of Battle Creek to the coast of Lake Michigan and just west of Lansing, including the western part of the Upper Peninsula.

Enjoy exploring this web site and discover opportunities to volunteer, our upcoming events, educational opportunities, contact information, our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages, plus a special member area, all at your fingertips.

We invite you join us at one of our monthly dinner meetings and/or one of the many other events we offer throughout the year. If you are looking to further develop your career, we encourage you to consider volunteering for one of our many volunteer and leadership opportunities. Join in and help us explore, "The Future of Project Management"!    

Lori Bailey,                                                                                                        

President WMPMI

Lori Bailey, President WMPMI


Upcoming Events

April Dinner Meeting
THE Project 2015
Event Starts: April 13, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Main Session Presentation:

Brief Keynote Speech by Lt. Governor Brian Calley

THE Project 2015 Awards Presentation

Presenter: The Lt. Governor of Michigan, Brian Calley

Description: Michigan’s Lt. Governor, Brian Calley, will speak briefly to THE Project 2015 participants and WMPMI’s membership and answer questions.

Key Topics to be covered:

  • The importance of improving the affordability of higher education.
  • Recognizing the efforts of the student teams participating in THE Project 2015.


About the Speaker: 

As an Ionia County commissioner, Brian Calley advocated for transparency and accountability. Voters sent Brian to the Capitol in 2007 as their state representative where he quickly developed a reputation as a leader who is unafraid of reaching across the aisle. During his tenure, he became a resource for Republicans and Democrats alike on tax issues and served as the ranking Republican on the House Tax Policy Committee. On New Year's Day 2011, Brian Calley was sworn in as America's youngest lieutenant governor. In partnership with Governor Rick Snyder, he pledged to chart a new course to Michigan's future. He has been named one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by the United States Junior Chamber and one of Crain's Detroit Business's "40 under 40." Other honors include the Small Business Association of Michigan's "Legislator of the Year" and Portland's "Outstanding Citizen of the Year."





5:15 PM

5:30 PM


5:30 PM

6:15 PM


6:10 PM

6:15 PM

Opening Remarks - Speaker Introduction

6:15 PM

6:30 PM

Keynote Speaker

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

Announce Winners

7:00 PM

7:05 PM

Closing Remarks


 Bonus Session Presentation:

THE Project 2015 Final Four Presentations at 4 PM (Doors Close Promptly at 4 PM for the first presentation)

Presenter: The Final Four Teams from THE Project 2015 Competition

The final four teams selected from the preliminary rounds of THE Project 2015 will present their project plans to improve the affordability of higher education in Michigan to five executive judges: 

  1. Dr. Steven C. Ender, President of Grand Rapids Community College
  2. Jeanne Englelhart – Founder / Owner, ETC Consulting
  3. Gary Granger – President & CEO of Granger Group and Board Chair of Ferris State University
  4. Jim Manley – Managing Director of the Demmer Center for Business Transformation at Michigan State University
  5. Carole Valade - Editor, Associate Publisher at Gemini Publications



3:15 PM

3:30 PM

Announce Final Four Teams

4:00 PM

5:15 PM

Final Four Presentations


About the Speakers:

THE final four teams presenting their plans to the executive judges finished at the top of their respective divisions in THE Project 2015. They were among 15 teams from 11 colleges and universities who competed in this year’s competition.



      Attend Featured Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend Bonus Session = 1 PDU

      Attend both = 2 PDUs


 Registration Closes on Thursday Noon, of the week before our meeting

$25.00 Full-Time Student Guest curr. 12+ cr hrs
$30.00 after 05:00 pm April 9

$30.00 WMPMI Member
$35.00 after 05:00 pm April 9

$40.00 Non-Members
$45.00 after 05:00 pm April 9

The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426-1907
Spring 2015 PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Class - Online
Spring 2015 PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Class
Event Starts: April 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM

This class is prepare students to take the PMP/CAPM Certification Exam. It will be taught online with instructions to be sent to students prior to the first class.  Class fees include Crosswind Learning's PMP Exam Success Series:  Bootcamp Manual.  Sutdents must also have a copy of the PMBOK, which is available online to PMI members.

Day Date Time Description Chapters to read in advance
Tuesday 4/14/15 6-9pm Introduction, Integration Management 1-4
Thursday 4/16/15 6-9pm Scope Management 5
Tuesday 4/21/15 6-9pm Time Management, Part I 6
Thursday 4/23/15 6-9pm Time Mgmt Part II, Cost Mgmt Part I 6-7
Tuesday 4/28/15 6-9pm Cost Management, Part II 7
Thursday 4/30/15 6-9pm Quality Management 8
Tuesday 5/5/15 6-9pm Human Resource Management 9
Thursday 5/7/15 6-9pm Communications Management 10
Tuesday 5/12/15 6-9pm Risk Management 11
Thursday 5/14/15 6-9pm Procurement Management 12
Tuesday 5/19/15 6-9pm Stakeholder Mgmt, Prof. Responsibility 13-14
Thursday 5/21/15 6-9pm Review 15 (test)


Information regarding how to access the live online class and receive the course materials will be provided prior to the first class.  

$795.00 Member Price

Online using GoTo Meeting - Details to be provided


Future Program Ideas

If you have suggestions for program topics or speakers please send your suggesitons to: VP of Programs


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