February 2018 Print

President's Report

Don't see a video above? Please visit our website for the 2018 State of the Chapter from President John Rush


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Highlighting Chapter Activities

Members of PMI Metrolina gathered at the NASCAR Hall of Fame for some networking, chats with education partners, food, and Fun!


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Volunteer Opportunities

To apply for any of the open volunteer positions, please visit PMI VRMS


Finance:
Currently there are no available predetermined positions. If you are still interested in volunteering with the Finance Team, please contact vpfinance@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.


Marketing:
Currently there are no available predetermined positions. If you are still interested in volunteering with the Marketing Team, please contact vpmarketing@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.


Membership:
Currently there are no available predetermined positions. If you are still interested in volunteering with the Membership Team, please contact vpmembership@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.


Professional Development:
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact vpprofessionaldevelopment@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.

  • Director of Educational Services - The position will be responsible for developing relationships with academic partners and negotiating with academic partners to offer chapter certification programs.
  • Professional Development Chair - provides a vital support for the Professional Development Department for the purpose of planning and coordinating the Professional Development Day Event.

Programs:
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact vpprograms@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.

  • Programs Chairs for West Lake Norman Community - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned community.
  • Programs Chairs for Jacksonville Community - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned community.
  • Programs Chair for Fayetteville Community - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned community.
  • Programs Director (East) - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned communities.
  • Programs Director (West) - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned communities.

Administration:
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact vpadministration@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.

  • Army Liason Fayetteville Community -  responsible for promoting membership benefits of PMI and the chapter to the local members of the military installation or organization.
  • PMI Educational Foundation Liason - provides a vital communication and activities link between the PMIEF and PMI Metrolina Chapter members for the purpose of promoting awareness of PMIEF and providing increased value for Chapter Members.

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Announcements

Spring PgMP Review Session 2018
When: March 7, 8, 14,15
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Virtual Conference
Price: Chapter Member Price: $100; Non-Chapter Member Price: $200
Are you ready to take the next step in your career?  Join the final PgMP Review Session prior to the edition change in June 2018.


Research Participants Needed

Are you a Virtual Project Manager?  Have you led a successful virtual project? 

If you answered yes to both questions, please consider taking some time to participate in an interview about your virtual project leadership.  The information collected from this interview will be used in completion of a doctoral dissertation for a PhD in Project Management.  Sharing your experiences enhances the research and knowledge on how leadership impacts  virtual project success. Your contributions to this research is much appreciated.  Please help a fellow PMI Metrolina member by clicking on or copy/paste the URL below to complete a short 2 minute survey to provide your contact information:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NF8SMNF    --Thank you!


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Administration & Governance

Veteran Events

Veterans Skillfest and O2O Transition Event Coming SOON!
When: April 21, 2018
Location: Cape Fear Hospital - Auditorium

This first ever Military Liaison SkillFest event will feature a host of potential employers and recruiters along with guest speakers.  You’ll want to pencil this one in!

On-line registration will be available via the PMI Metrolina web site in the coming weeks.


Military Outreach 

If you are a veteran and have not self-identified in your PMI account, we encourage you to do so.  When you do, you’ll be part of veteran’s email communications that come out to help you know what is going on in the veteran’s community, special opportunities for veterans, and what our Metrolina PMI Chapter is doing to assist veterans in getting connected with and supporting the PM community!

If you are active duty or retired military and interested in supporting this program, reach out to the militaryliaisondirector@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.


 

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Calendar of Events

Asheville Community Meeting
February 19, 2018 (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
Risk Management
Location: Mission IT Service Tec Facility


Ballantyne Community Meeting
February 6, 2018 (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM) 
Marketing Yourself as a Project Manager and Helpful Area Resources
Location: Bank of America Sherrill Building


Cabarrus County Community Meeting
February 15, 2018 (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
Project Management & Hope
Location: Captain Steve's Family Seafood Restaurant


Fayetteville Community Meetings

The Value of Program Management
February 13, 2018 (5:30 PM to 7:00 PM)
Location: Memphis BBQ

MS Project
February 24, 2018 (8:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Location: Camellia Computer Lab


Hickory Community Meeting
No February Meeting Currently Scheduled


Huntersville Community Meeting
February 26, 2018 (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm) 
Surviving the Chaos of Change 
Location: D9 Brewing 


Jacksonville Community Meeting
No February Meeting Currently Scheduled


Mooresville Community Meeting
February 1, 2018 (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
Are you Safe? Project Management in an Age of Massive Transformation
Location: Brooklyn Boys Pizza Restaurant


University Community Meeting
No February Meeting Currently Scheduled


Uptown Charlotte Community Meeting
February 20, 2018 (5:00 PM to 7:30 PM) 
The Power of Storytelling to Manage Business Change
Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library


West Lake Norman Community Meeting
No February Meeting Currently Scheduled


Wilmington Community Meeting
February 24, 2018 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
Toastmasters
Location: New Hanover County Public Library


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PDU and Educational Opportunities from our Partners

Below you will find links to upcoming PDU and educational opportunities that are offered by our partners. Many of these partners offer discounts to PMI Metrolina Chapter members and participants. Please visit the Educational Opportunities page on the chapter website for discount codes and offers that might apply to the courses listed below.  

Catawba Valley Community College:
To register for any courses, visit www.cvcc.edu or call 828.327.7000 ext. 4294


Coastal Carolina Community College:
To register for any courses, visit www.coastalcarolina.edu or call 910.938.6294.


COMNet Group Inc.: 


Central Piedmont Community College:


Lean Agile Training:


Northeastern University Charlotte:


Project Management Training:


UNC Charlotte:


Wake Forest University:


Western Carolina University:


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Professional Development

Project Management Point-Of-View (PM-POV)

The PMI Washington DC chapter has started a podcast called Project Management Point-Of-View containing 12-13 minute interviews with various executives and thought leaders about their "point-of-view" on a wide range of project management topics.

Each podcast is worth .25 PDUs (Category A) and can be found in one of the following ways:


Want to be certified?

If you are interested in attending a prep course, please contact vpprofessionaldevelopment@pmi-metrolina.com or visit our Certification Training page.


Virtual PMP Offering

We are currently exploring offering our PMP class virtually to those located too far from Charlotte to participate locally. If you would be interested in taking the class using this option, please contact vpprofessionaldevelopment@pmi-metrolina.com.


Chapter Mentoring Program

The mentoring program for PMI-Metrolina will provide an expert opinion concerning projects for working professionals, provide guidance for getting involved with PMI or PMI-Metrolina, and offer advice concerning marketable skills for project management domains. The mentor/mentee relationship will be a three to six month engagement requiring between ten and twenty hours per month from both volunteers. The engagement will be a one-to-one match and will follow specific guidelines to completion to meet the needs of the mentee. 

One of the ways you can make a difference in the field of project management is through mentoring.  Studies have shown that mentoring others with less experience not only improves their academic/work performance but also contributes to their overall well-being, and the well-being of the community.  Members who receive mentoring are less likely to give up, quit their job, avoid pursuing a credential, and lose professional focus.   Please let us know if you would like to mentor someone and make a difference in your community today by contacting mentoring@pmi-metrolina.com!


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New Chapter Members

James Akins Tony Labarbera, PMP
Joshua Ayers, PMP Sherin Lal, PMP
John Bakita Michael Lee, PMP
Matthew Bernier, PMP Natalie Long
Rafik Betabdishoo, PMP Vanessa Lum, PMP
Joseph Bonansinga Deborah Mcdonald, PMP
Daniel Bonfili Brent Mcpherson
Katherine Bourdo Anthony Melendez
Shelia Bruce Gregg Miller, PMP
Claudia Cadavid, PMP Steven Milligan, PMP
Bruce Cardos, PMP Joshua Moore
Maurice Carter Dallas Morris
Robert Clarkson, PMP Krishna Muluguru
Thomas Corbett Matty Mungillo
Lyron Crumes Gary Newton
Dovona Cuthbertson James O'Connor
Helen Davis, CAPM Teressa Odham
Jori Davis Francisco J. Pacheco
Caroline Dellinger Stephanie Parrish-Chester, PMP
Phong Dinh, PMP  Dean Paul
Lowell Dye, PMP Kevin Peterson, PMP
April Eaton  L Phillips, PMP
Earl Eddy, PMP Joshua Raymond
John Eddy Chris Ricchiuto
Montana Fackler, PMP Freddy Rivera
Zach Fay Christopher Schirm, PMP
Craig Foglesong, PMP Sherry Shealy
Mark Fuqua, PMP Brian Shook, PMP
Daniel Gore Daniel Shumate
Stacie Green Lora Smith
Leroy Greene Angela Taylor
Brian Hanson Deven Thaker, PMP
Jonathan Hazeley Yung-An Tsao, PMP
David Henry Geoffrey Watson
Curtis Jackson Jennifer Willson, PMP
Beckton James Eric Wilson
Jocelyn Jones Peter Wittmann
Roxanne Kimberlin  

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New Certifications for Chapter Members

William Bailey, PMP Lukas Holub, CAPM
Felicia Bittle, PMI-ACP Karen Moseley, PMP
Kristal Burgess, PMP Stephanie Parrish-Chester, Cpa, PMP
Amanda Davis, CAPM Srividhya Ramalingam, PMP
Helen Davis, CAPM Frank Rubio, PMP
Carolyn Fagan, PMP Amber Rumple, PMP
Joseph Gerace, PMP Troy Smith, PMP
Cathleen Guidry, PMP Janel Stricklin, PMP
Jennie Hale, PMP Theresa Watley, PMP

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