WMPMI - VIRTUAL DINNERTIME MEETING - October 5, 2020
WMPMI's monthly chapter meeting is a two-PDU event featuring two presentation sessions.
Refurbish Your Project Manager Toolbox
A good carpenter or mechanic is always learning new ways of working their craft. New materials and concepts become available and different projects come along that may require new tools and new ways of looking at a project. Sometimes, it may also require them to learn how to use the tools they already have in new ways. This, of course, is no different for a project manager.
Sign up for this dinnertime meeting - open to all, FREE for members this month - learn some new tricks or refresh on some less frequently used or forgotten methods.
- The program begins at 5:00 PM ET and ends promptly at 7:00 PM.
- 5:00-6:00 PM - Session 1 Presentation
- 6:00-7:00 PM - Session 2 Presentation
- The Webex link will be provided prior to the event via email.
PDU: 2.0 (1.0 Technical / 0.5 Strategic Business Management / 0.5 Leadership)
Advanced Excel Skills for the Project/Program Manager
Have you ever felt like “I’m fairly good at Excel,” but are there better ways of doing what I’m doing? In this advanced course geared for project/program managers, you’ll learn useful techniques in 1) data filtering, 2) conditional formatting, 3) using Sumif 4) removing duplicates, and 5) using match, vlookup, hlookup functions. You could try to follow along with this instructor if you’d like and he will be available after the meeting for as many questions as people have.
About the Speaker: Sudip Suvedi, PMP
Sudip is a graduate of Michigan State University as well as the University of Michigan with a BSEE, MSEE, and MBA. He has been a PMP for over 5 years. Sudip has worked for MSU, General Dynamics, Whirlpool, BISSELL, a startup, and Gentex in various roles in design engineering, finance, strategy, project management and program management. He is currently a Senior Product Engineer at Gentex Corporation.
Sudip first learned Excel as an engineer and then later learned many advanced techniques of using Excel from an Operations standpoint during his MBA. He further sharpened his Excel skillset working in finance and strategy groups at Whirlpool. He has taught numerous entry level and advanced classes in Excel. He loves learning about what people want to do with data, verifying that Excel is the best tool for their application, and developing the best ways of processing, digesting and making decisions with the data.
Program Management and Links in the Error Chain
Rarely is there a single “smoking gun” that leads to an aviation or spaceflight disaster. Spaceflight Resource Management (SFRM) concept was developed to identify and mitigate events leading up to an incident. During this talk, Links in the Error Chain are explained and application in the project management environment is presented. The discussion will conclude with theoretical program management problems where the audience is encouraged to identify the links in the error chain.
About the Speaker: Steven Johnson, PMP
Steven graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 and was hired by United Space Alliance as a spacecraft operations engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. For 15 years, Steven worked in Mission Control supporting the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle missions. In 2011, Steven then moved to project management at GE Aviation in Grand Rapids, MI where he acquired his PMP in 2017. In 2019, he was hired by Gentex Corporation in Zeeland, MI, where he continued project management of automotive electro-dimmable window technology adapted to aircraft applications. He is currently an Aerospace Program Manager at Gentex Corporation.