2018 Board Election of New Members

Heartiest Congratulations to Christy Laird and Prasanna Adavi on their recent election to the PMINEO Governance Board.  Broadly speaking, the Governance Board plays several roles in the management of our Chapter.   

  • Oversee the maintenance and implementation the chapter’s strategic plan, known as BluePrint 2020.   
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to chapter officers. 
  • Establish policies and objectives for governing the chapter to ensure compliance with PMI headquarters. 
  • Provide chapter financials oversight. 
  • Manage specific projects initiatives assign by Board.

Meet your new Governance Board members:

Prasanna-Adavi-PhotoPrasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS, MCITP is a currently the Senior Manager, Project Portfolio Systems, at MOEN.

With more than 14 years’ experience, during which he worked with several in helping organizations 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 worked with several Fortune 500 organizations helping them realize the value through their project management practices.

In addition, Prasanna Adavi is a well-known speaker, author, and community expert in the areas of Project and Portfolio Management.

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 and runs a podcast dedicated to MS Project, Project Server at http://www.msprojectpodcast.com

Why I would be a good fit for this opportunity:

A 14+ year career, which spans from hands-on project management to helping several Fortune 500 organizations to realize the value of their PMO investments, through a combination of systems, processes and tools.

  • A wide variety of project management experience in several domains like Software Application development, software testing, Creative services, Automotive in addition to several other areas.
  • A strong desire to help the project management community through the use of my skill set. This desire has led me to volunteer, speak at various events across the country, publish several articles on a regular basis, help the community in various technical forums and so on.
  • I have been recognized as a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), for my contributions to the community over the last several years.

I am looking for ways to help the project management community at a strategic level, and this opportunity allows to do so via an esteemed organization like PMI.

Details:
Speaking Engagements: http://prasannaadavi.com/speaking#.W1I2d0xFx_s
Publications: http://prasannaadavi.com/publications#.W1I2l0xFx_s
Blog URL: http://www.prasannaadavi.com
Twitter: @prasannaadavi
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/prasanna-adavi-pmp-mct-mcts-mcitp/8/634/919

 


PMINEO-Elections---Christy-Laird-PhotoI am Christy Laird, PMP and have been a PMINEO member and volunteer for 8 years. I don’t recall a time during my tenure that I wasn’t in some type of volunteer capacity. I started my first PMINEO assignment on the programs committee as the Director of Events. In March 2017 I moved into the VP of Membership position. I additionally volunteered to rollout a few of the marketing projects that we started last year by filling an interim VP of Marketing role for 6 months in 2017. In that short tenure, I worked with our webmaster and the Board to rollout the new email system, Zoho, elevate a new and improved homepage, and setup up our Document storage system.

During my tenure as VP of Membership, I have worked with a data analyst to create a full membership and events access database to bring together data that is not normally easily searchable. Querying the data from PMI and Proteon systems is a very manual process (member and event data not aligned). With the creation of this new database and a volunteer analyst to support it, we can finally start doing analysis we haven’t been able to do before on our membership and understanding their interests (through event registration and attendance) with PMINEO.

I graduated from Youngstown State University with a Math major/ CS minor. I celebrated my 20-year anniversary this June at Progressive Insurance. I was a programmer for 7 years and an IT Manager/Project Manager for 13 years. I received my PMP in 2010. In January 2015, I won the 2014 Kerzner Project Management Excellence award. A very humbling experience being recognized not only for my Progressive projects, but for all the hard work and time I have invested in PMINEO. It’s easy to volunteer and do my job, it’s another to be recognized for it all by your friends, peers and coworkers that think you do it well. My other additional volunteer extracurriculars: Secretary on FELC (Friends Early Learning Center) Board, Supervisor for Kids Kingdom child check-in team at Willoughby Hills Friends Church, and the web administrator and event planner for the NEW ERG (Network of Empowered Women Employee Resource Group) at Progressive. I’m a change agent and love any variety of work that will challenge me and give me new perspectives.

Attending LIM in 2017 for the first time inspired me to do more as a chapter leader. I’d like to make a broader impact across PMINEO. I am a versatile volunteer and I will pitch in wherever I’m needed without being asked, I offer to help whenever I can. Our membership base is at an all-time high, our retention is increasing, I would like to see our volunteer base grow. The more engaged the members are as volunteers, the more they will get out of the chapter. I aspire to be an engaged Board member and active participant in the chapter activities. Seeing our chapter recognized globally by PMI for being an active and engaged chapter above and beyond the norm should be a challenging, but not unrealistic, goal over the next 5 years.

We-Need-You-AdobeStock94617738PMINEO is kicking off its 2019 chapter elections by seeking nominations for open PMINEO leadership positions. We encourage you to consider running for the board! Similarly, we encourage you to nominate PMINEO members who you feel would be strong contributors in these roles. These are rewarding opportunities where you can impact our strategic priorities and improve upon our 2018 accomplishments as a volunteer chapter leader. The persons elected will join the five member Governance Board that is augmented by an appointed three person Operations Board to help run the chapter.

There are two positions up for election on the Governance Board for 2019. The committee’s plan is to have several candidates from whom to choose. The Governance Board will then decide which elected candidates will fill what roles on the Board.

Full details on the positions follow:

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. candidate nominations, along with some details of the person’s background and experience including what motivates you to nominate the individual. If you would like to “throw your own hat into the ring”, and we encourage you to do so, include a professional bio, photo, and statement of why you would be a good candidate for a Board position. Nominations are due by Midnight Friday August 10, 2018.

Voting will be held from Monday September 3, 2018 thru Midnight Friday September 21, 2018. Thank you for your interest! If you have questions as you go through the nomination process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI is looking for talented volunteers for the following positions:

We-Need-You-AdobeStock94617738Director of Programs

  • Reports to the VP of Programs. Escalate issues to the VP of Programs.
  • Leads the Programs Committee in the preparation and hosting of chapter meetings. Empowers committee members to take ownership of their assigned meeting. Assists team members past meeting obstacles.
  • Leads bi-weekly Program Committee meeting. Prepares meeting materials including the agenda and yearly meeting plan. Take meeting notes and provide them to Program Committee members. Meetings continue during months when there are not chapter meetings.
  • Coordinates meeting planning efforts with the Director of Greeters and the Director of Events. Include these directors in yearly planning efforts.
  • Partners with chapter stakeholders to address the needs of the chapter and the members we all serve.
  • Recognize the Program Committee members yearly.

Apply for Director of Programs here.

 

Executive Forum Project Manager

The chapter will host four (4) Executive Forum Events focusing on the Healthcare and Manufacturing industry. Executives from those industries will be invited to exchange ideas on how program management, portfolio management and project management can enable their companies to deliver more value.

The Executive Forum Project Manager is responsible for planning and managing the quarterly Executive Forum events within the scope set forth by the Governance Board and Operations Board

Apply for Executive Forum Project Manager here.

Join your colleagues for a full day of learning on Thursday, May 3rd at our annual Professional Development Day. The day will include a keynote from a presenter at the 2017 PMI Global Congress, as well as additional sessions with local experts. You’ll come away with 7 PDUs in total. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. After all of the learning is done, join us for a networking happy hour with a cash bar and snacks.

billionphotos-1623813Speakers:

Keynote: "Bouncing Back Fast – Changing your Life at the Speed of Thought" presented by Dennis Cummins, bestselling author
1st afternoon: NEO Executive Panel PMO discussion
2nd afternoon: "How to Win Friends & Influence People in the Digital Age" presented by Kathleen Himler, Dale Carnegie Institute

Included in your registration is a networking session from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from your peers and socialize your new knowledge gained from our amazing speakers.

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Each year the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Project Management Institute awards one person with a Project of the Year (POY) award who has shown exemplary achievements to the practice of project management. Criteria for the POY award includes:

  • the project must be completed in Northeast Ohio in the previous calendar year (2017)
  • the award can be given to an individual or a group
  • the project can be any type, across any industry, public or private sector
  • the nominee does not need to be affiliated with a PMI member
  • the nominee does not need to be PMP certified
    (We additionally recognize one Project Manager with the Project Management Excellence award each year, however, in 2017 we did not receive enough eligible nominations.)

There were some great Project of the Year nominations this year. In addition to our winner, we would like to acknowledge a runner up. The project was called "GE Lighting SAP to the Cloud", managed by Bill Cook. This project was 13 months in duration, where the focus was to move the GE Lighting business unit to a new, cloud based data center. The project was completed 6 months ahead of time and 20% under budget, and integrated a new operating model (people, process and technology) with minimal impact to customers. GE Lighting is the only business unit to run a mission critical cloud production system, setting the stage for other GE business units. Congratulations Bill Cook!

POY-2017-team-picture-with-KerznerThe program that is the 2017 winner of the Project of the Year award is called the "Cleveland Metropolitan School District Workday Implementation Program". Workday is a cloud based financial management and human capital management software application. The goal of the program was to move to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for all schools and administrative offices. This involved management of change associated with the solution (the people side of change) and leveraged best practices and business processes to enhance the experience. Business benefits realized as a result of the program include increasing operational effectiveness and efficiency through business processes which leveraged an intuitive user experience and a robust, self-service platform. Congratulations to Tim Oberschlake for being the 2017 recipient of the Kerzner Project of the Year award for a job well done on the CMSD Workday Implementation Program.

This years featured presentation by Dr. Harold Kerzner was titled "Risk Management in New Aircraft Development: A Project Management perspective using the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380". After a brief history on aging aircrafts, Dr. Kerzner compared and contrasted the design of new Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 airplanes. Strategies for each design, along with available amenities, were presented and the costs and corresponding risks/risk mitigation strategies were discussed. The presentation provided keen insight into the design decisions and their corresponding impact to the end goal.

Kerzner-HowardJoin us Tuesday, January 23, 2018 starting at 1:30pm for our afternoon seminar with Dr. Harold Kerzner "PM 2.0 and PM 3.0: The Future of Project Management" followed by a happy hour networking session. The 2017 Project of the Year (POY) and 2017 Project Management Excellence (PME) Awards Dinner begins at 6:00pm with Dr. Kerzner presenting "Risk Management in New Aircraft Develop: A Project Management Perspective Using the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380"Register by January 18th!

In our project-driven world, more organizations are recognizing the value of having a skilled workforce to deliver successful projects and business outcomes. Some of these same organizations also acknowledge hiring military veterans with project management expertise as an essential strategy for maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Military-RetirementThe project management profession is an ideal career for military veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. Your skills are directly transferable to the project management profession.

Now is the right time to explore project management as your next career.

Click this link to learn more about PMI’s Program for preparing the US Military for Project Managers.

PMI Northeast Ohio chapter can help you transition your military experience into career in project management with affordable certification training and network of professionals ready to mentor and guide you through the process.

If you want to learn more about our program, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PMINEO is now accepting nominations for the two 2017 Kerzner Awards; the prestigious Award for Project Management Excellence and the Project of the Year

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According to Todd R. Jones, PMP, PMI-ACP, Operations Board member in charge of PMINEO Member Services: “These are the highest awards our chapter can bestow on any organization.  The Awards recognize the fantastic work that is being done by Project Management practitioners in our region.  The Awards recognize the highest levels of professional achievement in project management within our Northeast Ohio region.”   

In order to be nominated, the project can be of any type and from any industry.   All nominated projects all must be expertly managed to deliver the on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that organizations need.

Both public and private sector projects are welcome.   Nominees do not need to be a member of PMI or PMINEO.

Nomination Forms

The forms for nominations can be downloaded here.

The Awards

An overview of the two Kerzner awards is provided

I.            Award for Project Management Excellence

The Kerzner Project Management Excellence (PME) Award recognizes and honours one individual demonstrating significant contributions and continual commitment to the project management profession; enhancing project management concepts, practices and techniques. The PME is awarded to an individual for continuously exemplifying the characteristics of a strong, effective project manager throughout their career. This person demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the standards, goals and practices of project management.

Eligibility

·         Any individual who has significant project/program/portfolio management responsibility within their company. 

·         Any individual who has shown leadership in advancing the project management profession.

·         Any individual who has shown an ongoing commitment to the standards, goals and practices of project management.

·         The project management work completed by the nominee, must be done by or for, a Northeast Ohio division or company organization. This may be a for-profit or non-profit organization.

·         Nominees do not need to be a member of PMI or PMINEO. 

·         Nominees do not need to be PMP nor CaPM certified.

Award for PME Nomination Procedures

·         Self-nomination is not permitted.

·         Nominators must complete the Project Management Excellence online submission form. 

·         Nominations must be received by the application deadline. See the General Nomination Guidelines, below, for more information.  

II.           PMINEO Project of the Year

The Kerzner Project of the Year (POY) Award recognizes the large and complex project that best delivers:

·         Superior performance of project management practices

·         Superior organizational results

Eligibility

·         Any project completed in Northeast Ohio.

·         Any project completed during the 2017 calendar year.

·         May be awarded to an individual or group. 

·         Project of any type, from any industry, in public or private sectors.

·         The project does not need to be affiliated with anyone who is a PMI member.

·         A PMP certified Project Manager is not required for eligibility.  

Award for POY Nomination Procedures

·         Team/Self-nominations are permitted.

·         Nominators must complete the 2017 Project of the Year nomination form. Directions for submission are included in the form. 

·         A letter from the project sponsor must be provided with the nomination form or emailed directly from the sponsor to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Nominations must be received by the application deadline. See the General Submission Guidelines for more information. 

Note: The individual(s) receiving the Project of the Year award will have the opportunity to showcase their project at a subsequent chapter meeting.  

      III. General Nominating Guidelines

All nominations must be submitted no later than 8th of December 2017.

The nomination committee will review all submissions and the PMINEO Membership committee will notify nominees of their decision by December 18, 2017. 

All nominators must:

·         Have personal knowledge of why the individual or project is being nominated.

·         Submit the appropriate online forms for each reward.

Nominators are not required to have PMI affiliation.

The PMINEO 2017 Kerzner Awards nomination committee will review all submissions and the PMINEO Membership committee will notify nominees of their decision by December 18, 2017

89c31d4a49001a41491615d305718f04Announcement of Award Winners at Jan 23, 2017 Dinner

The awards will be publicly announced  at our annual Kerzner Awards Dinner to be held on January 23, 2017REGISTER HERE

Future Chapter Meeting Kerzner Awards Presentation

Presentation of the 2017 Kerzner Award winning presentation will most likely be scheduled for some time in the Fall of 2018.  This meeting will be your chance to find out more about what is behind the success of the 2017 award winner. Representatives of the project will talk about the project, the value of the project to their company and what they did as Project Managers that made a difference. It will be a great opportunity to listen for the new ideas you’ve been looking for to push your own project over the top and ask questions of the people who made it a success. 

The purpose of this section of the PMINEO website is summarized as follows:

Focus: Chapter NEWS is on expanding recognition of value of membership in PMI and PMINEO - - Small steps leading to big results;

AdobeStock91898540Chapter NEWS Posts might include:

  • Announcements of new programming / events – tied to Events section on website
  • Announcements of interesting developments affecting PMI and PMINEO Members
  • Links and other information of import to PMINEO Members (e.g. update MyPMI, Renew your Membership, etc.)
  • Regular sections on volunteers - - Announced changes in Leadership Team
  • Listing of members earning new PMI certifications, new members, etc.
  • Any item related to developments within the Chapter

Send your suggestions along with your contact information, suggestions for new content including links and attachments (as appropriate) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Want-YouPMINEO is kicking off its 2018 chapter elections by seeking nominations for open PMINEO leadership positions. We encourage you to consider running for the board! Similarly, we encourage you to nominate PMINEO members who you feel would be strong contributors in these roles. These are rewarding opportunities where you can impact our strategic priorities and improve upon our 2017 accomplishments as a volunteer chapter leader. The persons elected will join the five member Governance Board that is augmented by an appointed three person Operations Board to help run the chapter.

There are three positions up for election on the Governance Board for 2018. The committee’s plan is to have several candidates from whom to choose. The Governance Board will then decide which elected candidates will fill what roles on the Board.

Full details on the positions follow:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. candidate nominations along with some details of the person’s background and experience including what motivates you to nominate the individual. If you would like to “throw your own hat into the ring”, and we encourage you to do so, include a professional bio, photo, and statement of why you would be a good candidate for a Board position. Nominations are due by Midnight Friday August 11, 2017. Voting will be held from Friday September 1, 2017 thru Midnight Friday September 22, 2017.

Thank you for your interest! If you have questions as you go through the nomination process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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