PMI Phoenix Chapter Newsletter April 9, 2019

Take Two!

Stop the Scope Creep!

Using Change Management to keep the monsters at bay

Kim and Kate from PM Happy Hour are graciously back to present this topic again. Those that missed out due to our technical issues at the last chapter meeting will get another shot via Webex to hear these awesome PM presenters.

Wednesday April 24. 2018 @ 11 a.m.

This session will be recorded and available via the website to members.

Career Growth Workshop

APRIL 27TH - 9am to 1pm

ASU Chandler Innovation Center

249 E Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225

  • Network in a fun & friendly environment!
  • LinkedIn, Networking, Resumes, Key Words = Tips and Updates!
  • Project Management Supply Chain and Logistics breakthroughs, education and advances …. Stay on the cutting edge!! Earn PDUs!
  • How to get hired at ASU? Ideas from Arizona State University hiring staff!
  • Learn from PM professionals, researchers & educators - past and current Project Management professionals - past / current work for Fortune 500 companies like Honeywell, Intel, Wells Fargo, General Dynamics, and other public / private organizations!
  • Prepare for career changes, keep updated within your current job, plan for change, remain relevant in today's job market!
  • Enhance your soft skills and INTERVIEWING ACUMEN!
  • FREE resources through PMI, State of Arizona, and Maricopa County
  • Bagels and COFFEE will be provided!

Evening Networking Event

Tuesday, April 30th

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Canyon 49 Grill on the campus of Grand Canyon University Hotel

5115 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017

May Evening Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 @ 6 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel 320 N. 44th Street, Phoenix

Leveraging Kanban to create the Agile Organization

As Agile is more accepted as the way to develop software in organizations, some software teams and groups within IT are also becoming Agile, but with using Kanban as their chosen Agile methodology. By leveraging Kanban in addition to Scrum, other groups in the organization like marketing, legal, finance, sales, etc... are also embracing Agile by using Kanban boards to improve the way their business processes flow across the organization. Dimitri shares his vast experience to illustrate how organizations have introduced Kanban across levels and functions of their organizations. You will learn Kanban and walk away with real examples/techniques that you can implement immediately within your organization.

Sponsors Program

Is your boss looking for that next great hire? Is your company looking to connect with local Project Managers? Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge by improving your company's image, prestige and credibility. Support an organization with the professionals you want to reach, at events you want to be at. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become one of the fastest growing types of marketing in the United States. Why not support and sponsor your local PMI Chapter and the Phoenix project management community? Contact our VP of External Relations for more information and great partnership opportunities at sponsorship@phx-pmi.org

Letter from the President

Cory Smith, President PMI Phoenix Chapter

Dear Members,

Let me start by saying thank you for being members, volunteers, and partners in our Chapter, a volunteer organization. It is the volunteers working diligently to bring you, the membership, the Value you expect and have come to know from the chapter. As volunteers, sometimes mistakes are made but we strive to fail forward and acquire knowledge from the experience. I make every effort to openly share, be transparent and collaborate to acknowledge missteps.

2019 is a transformative year laying an improved foundation and culture. Our leadership goal is to provide personal growth to our volunteers and building our leaders for tomorrow. The board does this by empowering, developing skills and supporting others so everyone feels capable of doing greater things.

Thank you, members, for your understanding.

A reminder that the PMI Phoenix Chapter Academic Scholarship is accepting applicants to further academic and professional development education in project management. Don’t wait to apply, the application deadline is May 1st. This scholarship is administered through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Our academic scholarship program supports both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in project management or a related field. This scholarship and 40 other scholarships are available at https://pmief.org/scholarships Students to complete one application for a $2500 award and PMIEF will match and consider them for all academic scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

What’s Happening?

Looking for PDUs? Attend a breakfast meeting. Locations exist around the Phoenix metro valley. If a location is not convenient, let us know and we can investigate the feasibility of your requested area to see if one can be established.

Need to prepare for an exam or refresh your knowledge, the PMP/CAPM study groups are in progress at three Phoenix valley locations.

If you do not see the event you were looking for, let us know so we can explore options. Continue to submit surveys, they are actioned and appreciated. It is your voice and your chapter.

Cory Smith, MBA, PMP, CSM


PMI Phoenix Chapter

2019 PMI Phoenix Chapter Scholarship now accepting applicants

PMI Phoenix Chapter Academic Scholarship was created to promote and further academic and professional development education in project management. It provides the recipient a total of $2,500 for pursuing a for-credit education in project management at qualifying institutions.

This scholarship is administered through Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF). The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships and Awards Program supports the worldwide development of the best and brightest future project management professionals. Our academic scholarship program supports both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in project management or a related field.This scholarship and 40 other scholarships are available at https://pmief.org/scholarships.

Students complete one application and PMIEF will match and consider them for all academic scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

Get Involved. Make a difference. Be a volunteer.

Click Here for Opportunities with the Phoenix Chapter.

Make your mark on PMI and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on, and to lead activities that advance the profession and the Institute.

Benefits of Volunteering

Enhance the profession of project management, reap the benefits of expanding connections, and leverage career advancement opportunities all while volunteering with PMI.

Build a Professional Network

Develop and sharpen vital new skills, including leadership, collaboration and team-building techniques.

Develop as a Leader

Leverage opportunities to develop your personal leadership skills while making a difference in your profession, community, and life.

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