Upcoming Event

WMPMI July 2016 Breakfast Meeting
This is a one PDU event.
Event Starts: July 15, 2016 at 6:45 AM

The July 15th WMPMI Breakfast meeting features Jeff Kissinger, Sr. Project Manager in the IT Department at Grand Rapids Community College. He will present  "Leading Without Authority - The Project Management Dilemma." This presentation shows how to identify and resolve authority issues that adversely affect projects and how to lead project teams successfully without direct authority.  Also included is an excellent breakfast buffet and the company of your project management peers.

Date: Friday, July 15th, 2016 (and every third Friday of the months that follow) from 6:45 AM to 8:30 AM.

Location: The Women's City Club - 254 East Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. This is located at the corner of Lafayette SE and East Fulton. Click HERE for a map.

AGENDA

  • Doors open at 6:45 AM.
  • The breakfast buffet begins promptly at 7 AM. 
  • After 45 minutes of networking, the program will begin at 7:30 AM and end promptly at 8:30 AM.

 

 
Location:
Women's City Club of Grand Rapids
254 East Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
http://wccgr.org/


 

SAVE THE DATE!

WMPMI's Professional Development Day is on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We made a BIG change in 2016. For the past decade, the WMPMI Professional Development Day (PDD) had always been held in March. With the growth and increasing popularity of THEProject Collegiate Project Management Competition, which is held in April, changing this event to October allows everyone to fully benefit from everything our chapter has to offer. More information about the PDD will follow.


Agile Web AdWMPMI has partnered with the International Institute for Learning to provide you with an Agile Virtual Conference, from which you can earn up to 20 PDUs for only $149. It goes live on June 2nd and is available on demand for the next 90 days for you to view at your convenience.

This virtual conference benefits all attendees, from experienced agile practitioners, scrum masters, developers, and coaches, to those just starting out, such as a BA new to a scrum team, or a project manager assuming the role of scrum master. CIOs and business unit heads responsible for transforming their organizations from traditional techniques to agile / scrum will be rewarded by listening to those that have already conquered that challenge.

Click HERE to learn more and register.


 

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Free Webinar -  Seven Reasons Why Agile Sucks And What to Do About It

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -- 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and earn ONE FREE PDU!
Live online Jun 14, 2016, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST (or after on demand)

We don’t talk enough about the limitations of Agile and how many organizations choose to not use Agile at all due to the limitations. In this interactive discussion, we will cover the seven most common reasons why organizations say they cannot use Agile, and what can be done to address the constraint and implement a value delivering Agile lifecycle. We will cover the following areas:

I cannot use Agile because...​

  • My team is not dedicated to the project or is distributed around the world
  • My team is implementing a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Package which is mostly configuration
  • I must deliver a 90% accurate estimate for the project before development begins
  • Agile is for small projects. My project is big and will have 50 or more people working on it


Presented by:

Greg Smith, Agile Trainer PMI‐Agile Certified Practitioner®, Certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) Consultant.

 

 

Important News Regarding Continuing Certification Requirements

On December 1, 2015, PMI updated the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program to ensure PMI certification holders are equipped to remain relevant in a continually changing business environment.

Click Here for more information: Continuing Certification Requirements - Update 2015