Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

Event List

18
Mar
2020

3/18/20 Chapter Meeting: PMP and CAPM exam changes and 6th edition PMBOK

03-18-2020 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
$5.00
3/18/20 Chapter Meeting: PMP and CAPM exam changes and 6th edition PMBOK

Overview:
There is much more focus on tailoring your project methodology and consideration for agile approaches in addition to the traditional project approach. We have broken down the changes into 13 major areas. Along with the changes to the PMBOK®, there are associated changes to the CAPM® and PMP® exams to align to the new PMBOK®. There is a companion standard called the PMI Agile Practice Guide which provides an excellent overview of the agile practices.
We will also share some of the intended changes to the CAPM® and PMP® exam effective on July 1st.

Objectives:
The speaker will offer some tips and tricks on how to study for the exam(s). He will share some of the intended direction and changes to the exams coming in July 2020.

Location: Progressive Insurance, 300 North Commons Blvd., Mayfield Village, OH 44143.

Meeting will be held in Fairways Clubhouse. From Som Center, turn onto Parkview Drive, then turn right at first light onto North Commons Blvd, then turn left into the first parking lot. Driving directions can be found here.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cost: Free for members and $5 for non-members

PDUs: 1.5 Technical category

Speaker:
Joe Anastasi has been an instructor for Corporate College and Tri-C since 2001, and an adjunct instructor at Cleveland State University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1998, a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) since 2014, a PMI Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP) since 2016, and a Professional ScrumMaster (PSM 1) since 2018. In 2013, he received the Kerzner Project Manager of the Year Award.


He has been an application developer, project manager, and resource manager since 1989. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from John Carroll University, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is currently a resource manager in the Enterprise Project Management Office at Progressive Insurance and works with his team of project managers leading projects in the CRM portfolio.


He serves as the Member Services Program Manager for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI. He has served in many volunteer roles over the past 20 years, including Chapter President, VP Programs, VP Communications, VP Student Leadership Development and his current role, Operations Board Outreach.

 

 

19
Mar
2020

3/19/2020 - Thursday Tech Webinar - 'New' Microsoft Project: Bridging Project Management and Work Management

03-19-2020 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Free
3/19/2020 - Thursday Tech Webinar - 'New' Microsoft Project: Bridging Project Management and Work Management

Date: 3/19/2020 12 PM EST

Title:  The 'New' Microsoft Project: Bridging Project Management and Work Management

Cost: Free 

PDU: 1 Technical 

Overview: Did you know that Microsoft launched a new evolution of Microsoft Project? The new tool is modern, simple and collaborative more than ever.

Traditionally, project management tools are pretty good at helping organizations manage projects. At an organizational level or a departmental level this works, because the management of 'work' is done at a macro level. However, the question of how the work is managed at a micro level i.e. at an individual/team level has not quite been solved through these tools.

This resulted in the up rise of several "work" management tools, which focus on how work is managed at an individual/team level, which is great, but they left a gap in the big picture of managing at a project level, and strategic priorities.

Now, the question is, does the "New Project", solve both of these conundrums.

This session will delve deeper into some real life scenarios, which different roles like a Project manager, Resource manager, Team member will come across, and provide perspective on how the "New Project" will help solve them.

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZKPC3pCTRaSMG9wb276bKQ

Speaker Bio:

Prasanna Adavi (PMP, MCTS, MCITP) a well-known speaker, author, and community expert in the areas of Project and Portfolio Management.

Over the last 15 years, he worked with several Fortune 500 organizations in helping them meet their business needs in the areas of Project Management and Portfolio Management; he specializes in bringing a balanced blend of process and tools for his customers.

He has presented at several Project Management events across the country, including PMI Global Conference 2017. He has been awarded the Most Valuable Professional award every year since 2014 by Microsoft for his contributions to the community. He  blogs regularly at http://www.prasannaadavi.com.

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15
Apr
2020

4/15/20 PMINEO Women in Project Management Book Club (all are welcome!)

04-15-2020 6:30 pm -7:45 pm
Free

PMINEO is has a Women in Project Management Book Club and all are welcome! The next book we will be reading is The Southwest Airlines Way by Jody Hoffer Gittell on April 15th at the Panera in Brooklyn.

About The Book: The Southwest Airlines Way by Jody Hoffer Gittell

In an industry with losses in the billions, Southwest Airlines has an unbroken string of 31 consecutive years of profitability. The Southwest Airlines Way examines how the company uses high-performance relationships to create enormous competitive advantage in motivation, teamwork, and coordination among employees. It then goes further to show how any company can foster these powerful cooperative relationships and explains how to:

  • Lead with credibility and caring
  • Invest in frontline leaders
  • Hire and train for relational competence
  • Use conflicts to build relationships
  • Make unions its partners, not its adversaries
  • Build relationships with its suppliers

About the Book Club:

The PMINEO WIPM Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of women in project and program management. There is no Book Club membership or fees. Anyone can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and coming to the Book Club with an open mind and being prepared to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.

Agenda:

  • 6:30 PM – Welcome, introductions, discuss book
  • 7:30 PM – Discuss Next Book/Timing
  • 7:45 PM – End

PDUs Available: Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of leadership – we estimate up to six hours of reading, which converts to up to 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook .

23
Apr
2020

4/23/20 Chapter Meeting: Project Management in Healthcare

04-23-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$5.00
4/23/20 Chapter Meeting:  Project Management in Healthcare

Join us 4/23/2020 at University Hospitals Shaker Heights Campus to learn about Project Management in Healthcare.

Speaker(s): Lora Niazon, Tim Cochran, & Gubran Ahmed

Speaker(s) Bio:

  • Lora Niazov
    • Senior Project Manager
    • Lora is an experienced program and project management professional with extensive background in manufacturing, health care IT implementations and operational management as well as new software development.  She is able to plan and provide execution and orchestration of numerous large efforts within the UH Ventures organization.  Using her Lean Six Sigma background, Lora provides quick process analysis and helps to guide the team to achieve greater improvements.  Lora has a B.S. in Economics from John Carroll University and a Master of Business Administration from John Carroll University.  Lora also has a Project Management Professional certification from the PMI Institute.
  • Tim Cochran
    • Tim has 20 years of experience in Project Management and IT Manager roles and has PMP, ITIL, and Lean Health Care certifications.  Tim has lead projects on a global scale impacting 30,000 users and systems in Europe, Asia, North and South America. He has managed IT infrastructure and IT applications projects including implementation of an IT Service Management system, sales order software development, database and email migration projects, hospital system network refresh projects, and implementation of Microsoft Office 365 implementations.  He has worked at NASA, Philips Medical Systems, Avery Dennison, Explorus/IBM, and is currently a Senior Project Manager at University Hospitals, Cleveland.  Tim holds a B.S. and Master’s degree in Music; was principal baritone soloist at Trinity Cathedral Cleveland for 20 years, and is currently the Chancel Choir Director at St. Martin’s Episcopal in Chagrin Falls, OH.  He is also the Drumline director at Trinity High School, Garfield Heights, OH.
  • Gubran Ahmed
    • Gubran is an experienced Sr. Project/Program Manager in IT Software Implementation, Healthcare System, Biomedical Application Development, Point of Sale and Banking Industry ATM Software Implementations. Gubran’s leadership and the ability to motivate others allowed him to successfully implement various complex projects across different industries. He has his PMP certification along with his Lean Health Care Certification. He is also a University of Akron alum with a Bachelor’s of Science in Corporate Finance.

PDUs: 1.5

PDU Category: Technical

Cost:  Free to chapter members, and $5 for non-members

Cost: Free to members and $5 for non-members.

Location: 3605 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, OH 

Special Instructions: No walk-ins.  Registration information must be provided to UH in advance for security purposes.

 

28
Apr
2020

PMINEO PMP/CAPM Study Group - Spring/Summer 2020

04-28-2020 5:30 pm - 08-04-2020 8:30 pm
$75.00

Course Details

  • AdobeStock72379266Instructor: Bob Gombeda
  • Registration opens: March 1, 2020
  • Classes begin: April 28, 2020
  • Educational Pre-requisite: Course meets PMI educational course requirements
  • Meeting Time: Every Tuesday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for 12 weeks.
  • Certification Details: Please read the handbooks for the CAPM and PMP to learn more about these certifications.
  • Registration and Cost:  $55 for PMINEO Members and Progressive employees; $75 for all others
  • Co-Sponsor: Progressive Insurance - Bob Gombeda - is the primary contact.
  • Where: Progressive Insurance - Fairways Building, 300 North Commons Blvd. Mayfield Village, OH 44143.
  • Agenda: Each week will focus on a knowledge area. Students are expected to have reviewed related sections of the text and will generate discussions.
30
Apr
2020

4/30/2020 PMI Breakfast Talks: Using Appreciative Inquiry for Effective Project Outcomes

04-30-2020 7:30 am -9:30 am
$10.00
4/30/2020 PMI Breakfast Talks: Using Appreciative Inquiry for Effective Project Outcomes

Topic: Using Appreciative Inquiry for Effective Project Outcomes

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Location: Independence, OH - specific address to be determined

PDUs: 1.5 Leadership

Cost: $5 for chapter members, $10 for non-members

Basic continental breakfast with coffee and water included

Abstract:

Based on six-year research from PMI analyzing the factors that have the most impact on project success, three things rose to the top when it comes to helping organizations save millions of dollars.
1. Investing in actively engaged executive sponsors
2. Avoiding scope creep or uncontrolled changes to a project’s scope
3. Maturing value delivery capabilities

Your projects can achieve success by managing the above three success factors through actively engaged executive sponsors and stakeholders. By integrating Appreciative Inquiry in the stakeholder engagement process, the Project Managers can gain buy into the vision of the project, build authentic relationships with sponsors, project teams, and other impacted stakeholders, and create the desired future state with the business outcome. This presentation will provide you with an overview of the Appreciative Inquiry construct and how we can apply the techniques to create high stakeholder engagement and project delivery effectiveness.  

Author Bio:

Ganesh Kumar is a senior IT Program Manager with over 20 years of technical and management experience leading multi-million-dollar change initiatives. He is one of very few in Ohio to be certified in Program Management and has published three articles on Stakeholder Engagement and Change in International Journals. Ganesh volunteers at PMI NEO Chapter as VP of Marketing. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Positive Organization Development & Change at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. You can connect with him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via https://www.linkedin.com/in/ganeshpgmp/

 

 

20
May
2020

5/20/2020 Professional Development Day

05-20-2020
Free

SAVE THE DATE

PMINEO Professional Development Day

Date: May 20, 2020
Time: TBD 
Cost: TBD 
Location: Holiday Inn Independence, 6001 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

Save the date. More information about topics and speakers are forthcoming. 

16
Jun
2020

6/16/20 Topic TBD

06-16-2020 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
$5.00

Save the date:  Join us for our June Chapter Meeting.  

1.5 PDUs in Strategic & Business Management

Location 

Acumen
Seven Hills, Oh 

25
Aug
2020

PMINEO PMP/CAPM Study Group - Fall/Winter 2020

08-25-2020 5:30 pm - 12-10-2020 8:30 pm
$75.00

Course Details

  • AdobeStock72379266Instructor: Bob Gombeda
  • Registration opens: July 1, 2020
  • Classes begin: August 25, 2020
  • Educational Pre-requisite: Course meets PMI educational course requirements
  • Meeting Time: Every Tuesday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for 12 weeks.
  • Certification Details: Please read the handbooks for the CAPM and PMP to learn more about these certifications.
  • Registration and Cost:  $55 for PMINEO Members and Progressive employees; $75 for all others
  • Co-Sponsor: Progressive Insurance - Bob Gombeda - is the primary contact.
  • Where: Progressive Insurance - Fairways Building, 300 North Commons Blvd. Mayfield Village, OH 44143.
  • Agenda: Each week will focus on a knowledge area. Students are expected to have reviewed related sections of the text and will generate discussions.

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