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Upcoming events

    • 09 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Agero, 1401 S Pantano Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710
    • 8


    PMP/CAPM Certification Prep Course

    The workshop is a 35-hour class designed to prepare candidates to sit for and pass the PMP or CAPM certification exams. Experienced instructors holding the PMP certification guide participants through the material from the PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th Edition. The workshop is intended to familiarize participants with the PMBOK model; it is not intended to be an introduction to project management. The workshop is a service provided by the PMI Tucson chapter to benefit prospective PMP or CAPM certification holders.

    NOTE: This is a 10-session event (see schedule below).

    Schedule
    10/9 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    10/11 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    10/16 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    10/18 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    10/23 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    10/25 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    10/30 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    11/1 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    11/6 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    11/8 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm


    Click here for more information.

    Please direct all inquiries for this workshop to the Director of Professional Development at pmi.profdev@gmail.com.

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    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Brother John's, 1801 N Stone Ave, Tucson


    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open and Registration
    6:00am - Dinner/Networking
    6:30am - Presentation Starts
    7:30am - Presentation Ends


    PDU Value: 1 (Strategic)


    PMI Tucson 20th Anniversary Event

    Please come join us to celebrate the Chapter's 20th anniversary! We'll celebrate this significant milestone in our Chapter's history and have a presentation on:

    PMI's Latest Project Management Research


    For the first time in five years, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent and being completed within budget. While this progress is likely due to many factors, this presentation, based on PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession® research, identifies the investments that help organizations achieve their strategic initiatives and realize their business goals. You will learn what PMI “Champion” organizations do, that differentiates them from underperformers.

    Speaker Bio

    Jennifer Tharp has been a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder and PMI volunteer since 2001, and is a PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class graduate. In her work as regional strategic advisor, she helped PMI chapters achieve their goals and serve their members better through strategic planning and execution. She also served as president and advisory board member for the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Since joining the PMI Board of Directors, she has served on the Audit and Performance Oversight Committee (APOC), where she leverages her governance expertise to help PMI prepare for the future.

    In her professional career, Jennifer Tharp advises startups and multinationals including eBay, Genentech, Cisco and Nikon on difficult governance problems. She works closely with boards and executive teams to increase oversight, transparency and accountability. Jennifer specializes in large-scale strategic change to prepare for major lifecycle events, such as mergers and acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings. She is a recognized expert in project and program management, data privacy, agile development, strategic planning, cyber-security and compliance risk.

    Ms. Tharp co-authored the groundbreaking book, Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management, with project managers and researchers around the world, the first to offer direct guidance to project managers on the long-term social, financial and environmental impacts of work.

    She teaches project management, risk, leadership and sustainability at University of California, Berkeley, USA. She also is a regular keynote speaker at international events, where she focuses on the value of project management to achieving business priorities.

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    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hana Tokyo, 1633 AZ-92, Sierra Vista


    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open and Registration
    6:00pm - Dinner/Networking
    6:30pm - Presentation Starts
    7:30pm - Presentation Ends

    PDU Value: 1 (Technical)


    STRENGTHEN Your Written Communication

    Project managers spend much of their time communicating, often in written form. Poorly written communications are distracting, and ultimately less effective. This hands-on session serves as an insightful refresher for using fundamental writing skills well. Fun and highly interactive, participants focus on six specific techniques to improve everything they write.

    Learning outcomes:
    • Avoid email mistakes that cost you and your project valuable time.
    • Learn nuances in word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation.
    • Apply ways to kick-start your writing and add interest to your message.
    You’ll come away with easy-to-use techniques that will maximize your time, prevent embarrassing mistakes, and make your project communications more effective.

    You’ll reap the benefits every day (not everyday)!

    Speaker Bio

    Your presenter is Barbara McNichol, an expert editor of nonfiction books and author of Word Trippers: Your Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Matters Most. She provides a Word Trippers Tips program that will improve your written communication through weekly reminders. Visit her website at WordTrippers.com to learn more.

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    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Mimi's Café, 4420 Oracle Rd, Tucson


    Agenda
    7:30am - Doors Open and Registration
    7:45am - Breakfast/Networking
    8:00am - Presentation Starts
    9:00am - Presentation Ends

    PDU Value: 1 (Technical)


    Protests or Progress

    This session is a crash course in stakeholder management. We will discuss how to identify stakeholders, understand their relationships to your project, and how to effectively manage your external relations resources in a manner that produces results. During this session, Adam will cover:
    • Understanding the importance of social license and the role it plays in project management
    • Gaining a clear picture of real versus perceived risk and appropriately move public perception in the right direction
    • Properly messaging your project in a way that your stakeholders understand
    • What qualifies as a stakeholder
    • Who are your stakeholders
    • Are you talking to the right people
    • Prioritizing outreach and messaging to meet objectives
    • Understanding the importance of stakeholder inventory and outreach planning

    Speaker Bio

    Adam Hawkins, President, Global External Relations, Phoenix, AZ Adam Hawkins is a leading authority when it comes to government relations and public affairs. Adam’s expertise is trusted and sought by global firms seeking effective guidance navigating complex regulatory, legislative, and public policy. Adam’s knowledge is instrumental for clients seeking to more effectively position their projects with the public. In addition to public policy work, Adam works with clients on how to effectively position their projects in the public arena, including how to identify key stakeholders, activate the community through conventional contact and social media, develop effective talking points that support communications efforts, as well as forge partnerships with key nongovernmental organizations. This includes conducting analyses of critical milestones and conforming outreach activities to the client's needs through a process known as stakeholder identification, mapping and prioritization.

    Adam is a graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management and a 5th generation native of Arizona. A fixture in the western states public affairs and lobbying community, Adam’s work has helped solve complicated issues for over a decade.

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    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Mimi's Café, 120 S Wilmot Rd


    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open and Registration
    6:00pm - Dinner/Networking
    6:30pm - Presentation Starts
    7:30pm - Presentation Ends

    PDU Value: 1 (Leadership)


    Learn How to Mix, Mingle, and Dine with Class and Finesse

    Whether you are attending a holiday reception or business banquet, your ability to handle yourself with confidence is noticed! Can you manage a beverage glass, cocktail plate, and handshake in one smooth move when making your introduction? Can you decipher what you should and should not order from the menu or which utensils to use with each course at a formal business meal? Do you know when to bring up business? It’s important that your personal presentation and dining manners are beyond reproach, always! In this presentation, you will experience techniques that will put you at ease.

    Speaker Bio

    Gloria Petersen, CPP (Certified Protocol Professional), founder and president of Global Protocol, Inc., has over 30 years’ experience as a professional presence, business etiquette and protocol expert. She is the author of The Art of Professional Connections, a four-part book series with SME training module companions. Her down-to-earth style energizes her audiences, inspires them to take control of their careers, and encourages them to serve as role models for others. Credentialed as a Certified Protocol Professional, she is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington®. Gloria’s topics range from upgrading your image and interaction with others to how to make challenges work for you not against you. She keeps her knowledge current by conducting surveys, attending symposiums, and creating guidelines for emerging issues. Gloria hosted the FOX television series, “Image of Success.” Network news television appearances include CNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC. She has also served as an etiquette judge on The Learning Channel. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to emerging entrepreneurs.

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    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Mimi's Café, 4420 Oracle Rd


    Agenda
    7:30am - Doors Open and Registration
    7:45am - Breakfast/Networking
    8:00am - Presentation Starts
    9:00am - Presentation Ends

    PDU Value: 1 (Technical)


    STRENGTHEN Your Written Communication

    Project managers spend much of their time communicating, often in written form. Poorly written communications are distracting, and ultimately less effective. This hands-on session serves as an insightful refresher for using fundamental writing skills well. Fun and highly interactive, participants focus on six specific techniques to improve everything they write.

    Learning outcomes:
    • Avoid email mistakes that cost you and your project valuable time.
    • Learn nuances in word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation.
    • Apply ways to kick-start your writing and add interest to your message.
    You’ll come away with easy-to-use techniques that will maximize your time, prevent embarrassing mistakes, and make your project communications more effective.

    You’ll reap the benefits every day (not everyday)!

    Speaker Bio

    Your presenter is Barbara McNichol, an expert editor of nonfiction books and author of Word Trippers: Your Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Matters Most. She provides a Word Trippers Tips program that will improve your written communication through weekly reminders. Visit her website at WordTrippers.com to learn more.

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Past events

22 Sep 2017 What Might a Career in IT Project Management Look Like 5-10 Years from Now?
21 Sep 2017 SV: Tucson Airport Authority - What the Authority Means to Us
12 Sep 2017 Project Managers as Coaches
25 Aug 2017 Effective Leadership
17 Aug 2017 SV: Is Elk Hunting a Project?
08 Aug 2017 STRENGTHEN Your Written Communications
20 Jul 2017 SV: Project Managers as Coaches
11 Jul 2017 What Might a Career in IT Project Management Look Like 5-10 Years from Now?
23 Jun 2017 Tucson Airport Authority: What the Authority Means to Us
16 May 2017 PMI Tucson/GeekMeet Combined Happy Hour
22 Apr 2017 PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Workshop
11 Apr 2017 "We Are the Newharts" - or - "A Year at the School of Hard Knocks"
24 Mar 2017 Business Rules Management – What It Is and How to Do It
16 Mar 2017 SV: Project Management Menagerie
14 Mar 2017 Playing Well with Others, When Others Don’t Know How to Play
24 Feb 2017 Talent Acquisition in the College Market….Workforce Gen Z
16 Feb 2017 Program Management Improvement Accountability Act
14 Feb 2017 FLSA and Compensation
01 Feb 2017 PMI-Tucson/ASEM Mixer
27 Jan 2017 Earned Value Management Formulas..... Illustrated!
10 Jan 2017 Organizational Performance Management
15 Dec 2016 SV: 2016 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
13 Dec 2016 2016 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
09 Nov 2016 Success Factors of Change Management in Projects
28 Oct 2016 Gaining Traction in the Fight Against an Intractable Global Problem: Human Trafficking
20 Oct 2016 SV: Top Ten Tools of Transformation: Enhancing Any Project’s Success
04 Oct 2016 High Cost of Low Performance
23 Sep 2016 Success Factors of Change Management in Projects
17 Sep 2016 Book Buzz - Mission Critical Meetings
15 Sep 2016 SV: Project Online Case Study
26 Aug 2016 Applying MS Excel Power User Techniques to Project Mgmt
09 Aug 2016 Applying MS Excel Power User Techniques to Project Mgmt
23 Jul 2016 Book Buzz - Balanced Scorecard Evolution
22 Jul 2016 Learn about Microsoft Project Server
21 Jul 2016 SV: High Cost of Low Performance
20 Jul 2016 PMI-Tucson/GeekMeet Combined Happy Hour
12 Jul 2016 Computer Simulation-based Planning and Management of Social Systems
24 Jun 2016 Buying or Selling a Business
16 Jun 2016 SV: Earned Value Management….. in the Government?!?
14 Jun 2016 Fire Foundation – Casino Night
04 Jun 2016 Book Buzz - Balanced Scorecard Evolution
27 May 2016 Conceptualizing Leadership
10 May 2016 Conceptualizing Leadership
28 Apr 2016 PMI-Tucson/GeekMeet Combined Happy Hour
22 Apr 2016 Using a Project Charter & Milestone Gate process for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Management
21 Apr 2016 SV: Communication and Conflict
12 Apr 2016 Using a Project Charter & Milestone Gate process for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Management
25 Mar 2016 Onsite Tour: Real World vs. Theory
17 Mar 2016 SV: Roundtable Discussion
08 Mar 2016 Leading the Way up Mount Olympus
05 Mar 2016 Book Buzz - All Hands on Deck
26 Feb 2016 Top Ten Tools of Transformation: Enhancing Any Project’s Success
18 Feb 2016 SV: Organizational Culture: Helping or Hindering Projects?
09 Feb 2016 Top Ten Tools of Transformation: Enhancing Any Project’s Success
22 Jan 2016 Role of the 12-Point Maturity-Value-Success Metric in Achieving Corporate Success
20 Jan 2016 SV: PMI Tucson Chapter Vision for 2016
12 Jan 2016 PMI Tucson Chapter Vision for 2016 -VENUE CHANGE
17 Dec 2015 Sierra Vista: 2015 Annual Chapter Meeting and Holiday Social
08 Dec 2015 2015 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
20 Nov 2015 [Breakfast] Organizational Culture
19 Nov 2015 SV: Scrum Workshop
10 Nov 2015 Incivility
23 Oct 2015 Portfolio Management
20 Oct 2015 Agile/Scrum 101
15 Oct 2015 SV: Agile/Scrum Overview
25 Sep 2015 What’s Up With Your Metrics
17 Sep 2015 SV: The Joke in Being a PM: Appropriate Use of Humor At Work
08 Sep 2015 The Joke in Being a PM: Appropriate Use of Humor At Work
28 Aug 2015 Courageous Leadership
20 Aug 2015 SV: Project Management Hacks
11 Aug 2015 Agile: A Panel Discussion
24 Jul 2015 Effective Project Portfolio Management
16 Jul 2015 SV: How to Successfully Use Social Media on Your Projects
14 Jul 2015 How to Successfully Use Social Media on Your Projects
26 Jun 2015 Southern AZ Technology Incubators and Commercialization
18 Jun 2015 SV: Courageous Leadership
09 Jun 2015 Effective Project Portfolio Management
22 May 2015 Using the Right Project Tools
21 May 2015 SV: What’s Up With Your Metrics
12 May 2015 Keeping it Real: Holding on to an organization’s fundamental values amidst rapid growth.
24 Apr 2015 Top Down – Bottom Up Project Management
16 Apr 2015 SV: Managing Complex Task Dependencies
14 Apr 2015 Managing Complex Task Dependencies
27 Mar 2015 Keeping it Real: Holding on to an organization’s fundamental values amidst rapid growth.
19 Mar 2015 SV: Southern AZ Technology Incubators and Commercialization
10 Mar 2015 Lessons Learned - Mine and Yours To Share
27 Feb 2015 Leveraging Creative Right-Brained Thinking in Very Left-Brained Tasks
19 Feb 2015 SV: Keeping it Real: Holding on to an organization’s fundamental values amidst rapid growth.
10 Feb 2015 Southern AZ Technology Incubators and Commercialization
23 Jan 2015 Preparing for the Future: Near-Term Shortage and Long-Term Challenges
15 Jan 2015 SV: Are you ready for success in 2015?
13 Jan 2015 Are you ready for success in 2015?
18 Dec 2014 Sierra Vista: 2014 Annual Chapter Meeting and Holiday Social
09 Dec 2014 2014 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
21 Nov 2014 Management of the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission
11 Nov 2014 Say It in Fewer Words: How to Tighten EVERYTHING You Write
06 Nov 2014 SV: Legendary Lessons Learned
24 Oct 2014 Say It in Fewer Words: How to Tighten EVERYTHING You Write
16 Oct 2014 SV: ON Semiconductor NPD (New Product Development) Project Management Overview
14 Oct 2014 Agile ERP? You've got to be kidding!
26 Sep 2014 Mimi's Cafe: "Would Your Boss Hire You?"
18 Sep 2014 Sierra Vista: Would Your Boss Hire You?
16 Sep 2014 Old Pueblo Grill: "Would Your Boss Hire You?"
22 Aug 2014 Managing the Houghton Corridor Roadway Project
21 Aug 2014 SV: Agile ERP? You've got to be kidding!
12 Aug 2014 Make Your Meetings More Effective With Visual Communication
17 Jul 2014 SV: Say It in Fewer Words: How to Tighten Everything You Write
08 Jul 2014 Networking at the Next Level
27 Jun 2014 Networking Like a Natural
19 Jun 2014 Sierra Vista: Group Discussion - The Unidentified Project Risk
10 Jun 2014 The Use of Project Management Tools in ADOT (Arizona Dept. of Transportation) Projects
23 May 2014 Group Discussion: The Unidentified Project Risk
13 May 2014 What Do You Want From Me? What Do I Need From You?
25 Apr 2014 The Use of Project Management Tools in ADOT (Arizona Dept. of Transportation) Projects
24 Apr 2014 Sierra Vista: No More ReDo’s: How to Convey What You Really Want to Say in EVERYTHING You Write
08 Apr 2014 Navigating PMO Improvement with OPM3®
28 Mar 2014 No More ReDo’s: How to Convey What You Really Want to Say in EVERYTHING You Write
20 Mar 2014 Sierra Vista: Navigating PMO Improvement with OPM3®
11 Mar 2014 Project Management Myths: The fallacies that cause delays, undermine quality and raise costs
28 Feb 2014 The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) project: managing a multi-decade long, highly-distributed construction project.
20 Feb 2014 SV: Risk IT and Managing Projects
11 Feb 2014 Risk IT and Managing Projects
24 Jan 2014 Demystifying the PMBOK – Project Planning Made Simple
23 Jan 2014 SV: Demystifying the PMBOK – Project Planning Made Simple
15 Jan 2014 No More ReDo’s: How to Convey What You Really Want to Say in EVERYTHING You Write
12 Dec 2013 Sierra Vista 2013 Annual Chapter Meeting and Holiday Social
10 Dec 2013 2013 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
20 Nov 2013 SV: How to Use the Components and Design of Microsoft Project for Success
12 Nov 2013 How to Use the Components and Design of Microsoft Project for Success
02 Nov 2013 Arizona Project Management Week
25 Oct 2013 How to Use the Components and Design of Microsoft Project for Success
10 Oct 2013 ASQ 2013 Audit/Quality Management Division Conference
08 Oct 2013 Earned Value Basics and Exercises
27 Sep 2013 MBTI® and Project Management: Leveraging Both Frameworks for Project Success
18 Sep 2013 SV: MBTI® and Project Management: Leveraging Both Frameworks for Project Success
10 Sep 2013 MBTI® and Project Management: Leveraging Both Frameworks for Project Success
10 Sep 2013 Lee Lambert Scottsdale: Creating AND Capitalizing on the Integrated Project Schedule: As Easy As "ABC"
21 Aug 2013 SV: Tell Me to My Face
13 Aug 2013 Adding Value to the PMI Tucson Chapter: PMI Region 7 Leadership Conference Recap
26 Jul 2013 Project Management Hacks
17 Jul 2013 SV: Adding Value to the PMI Tucson Chapter: PMI Region 7 Leadership Conference Recap
09 Jul 2013 Communicating for Project Success
28 Jun 2013 Microsoft Operations Framework v4.0
19 Jun 2013 SV: Is Elk Hunting a Project?
11 Jun 2013 Using Critical Chain Techniques to Accelerate Project Schedules
24 May 2013 Adding Value to the PMI Tucson Chapter: PMI Region 7 Leadership Conference Recap
15 May 2013 SV: Planning Matters - The Importance of Good Schedule Mechanics
14 May 2013 The Farmer’s Exercise: The Right Communication is the Key to Success
26 Apr 2013 Bust Through the Overwhelm
17 Apr 2013 SV: Bust Through the Overwhelm
09 Apr 2013 The Tucson Modern Streetcar Project
26 Mar 2013 Lee Lambert: Scottsdale: Stakeholder Management All-day Workshop
22 Mar 2013 The Farmer’s Exercise: The Right Communication is the Key to Success
21 Mar 2013 SV: The Farmer’s Exercise: The Right Communication is the Key to Success
12 Mar 2013 Bust Through the Overwhelm
22 Feb 2013 Perks of LinkedIn
20 Feb 2013 SV: Bust Through the Overwhelm -- Cancelled
12 Feb 2013 Characteristics of Effective Projects and Project Managers
25 Jan 2013 Google Drive: Using the Power of the Cloud
16 Jan 2013 SV: Rosemont Copper Mine Project
14 Jan 2013 Rosemont Copper Mine Project
12 Dec 2012 [SV] 2012 Annual Chapter Meeting and Holiday Social
11 Dec 2012 2012 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
30 Nov 2012 Idea Generation: The Play that Pays
27 Nov 2012 Planning Matters: The Importance of Good Schedule Mechanics
14 Nov 2012 SV: Project Lessons Learned: Automation of Morale Telephone Calls for Deployed Soldiers
26 Oct 2012 Planning the ultimate community celebration: Tucson Meet Yourself
09 Oct 2012 [SV] Special Event: The Value of Project Management
09 Oct 2012 Special Event: The Value of Project Management
26 Sep 2012 SV: Powerful and Poised Presentations: A How-To Session
21 Sep 2012 A) Construction Manager Certification B) Applied Earned Value
11 Sep 2012 El Tour de Tucson: Event Production
24 Aug 2012 Top 10 Hints and Tips for Microsoft Project
21 Aug 2012 Resistance to Change: Keys to Helping People Let Go of the “Old” and Accept the “New”
27 Jul 2012 Speak to Their Listening: How to Communicate to Others So They Hear You
18 Jul 2012 SV: Speak to Their Listening: How to Communicate to Others So They Hear You
17 Jul 2012 The Imagine Greater Tucson Process: Moving our Region Forward
27 Jun 2012 SV- How to Improve Thinking Using Critical Thinking
22 Jun 2012 Good Writing, Good Business!
12 Jun 2012 Powerful and Poised Presentations: A How-To Session
25 May 2012 Work Breakdown Structure Tools Workshop
17 May 2012 [SV] Scrum 101
08 May 2012 Appreciative Inquiry: How can we get more of what is working here?
27 Apr 2012 Learning Styles in the Workplace
10 Apr 2012 [SV] Management and Leadership for a Technical World
10 Apr 2012 Recognizing and Avoiding Project Pitfalls
23 Mar 2012 Was The Project Really Late? An Introduction to Schedule Risk Analysis
15 Mar 2012 [SV] Effective Scope Management: Beginning with the End in Mind
13 Mar 2012 Assessing Changes in Perceptions of Leader Behaviors

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