Meeting/Event Information

    PMI Woodlands: Design Thinking in Project Management

    September 19, 2017
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    The Sam Houston State University Woodlands Center
    3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor
    The Woodlands, TX 77384

    PMI Woodlands Meeting Venue:

    Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, PMP, NPDP
    Global NP Solutions

    Teresa is the president of Global NP Solutions – a boutique consulting firm focused on innovation best practices. is our sister website offering diverse on-line and face-to-face certification and PDH (professional development hour) training courses where it is simple to study, learn, and earn your professional credentials.  Teresa has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho, and an MBA from West Texas A&M University.  She has over 20 years of experience working in the petrochemical industry and teaching project and quality management at the college and graduate level.  Teresa is a member of PMI® and has been a PMP® since 2012.  She has a passion for lifelong learning and can be reached at or 281-280-8717.  In her free time, Teresa enjoys scrapbooking and bicycling.

    Topic Description:  Design Thinking in Project Management

    Without knowing the right problem to solve, a project might be completed within budget and on time, yet totally miss the mark in creating the desired outcome and quality of the product of the project.  Design thinking is a creative problem-solving methodology that involves first and foremost the customer’s perspective.  Project managers can use design thinking tools throughout the project life cycle to gather and assess stakeholder requirements, identify alternatives, and address technical issues.  Design thinking methodology also forces the project team to focus on the customer during evolution and development of the final result of the project.

    In this presentation, project managers will learn how to apply design thinking tools to improve the customer experience and more accurately meet the project objectives.  Beware – active participation is a requirement!

    This Session Qualifies for:

    You can reach the SHSU Woodlands Center at phone number: 936-202-5000.

    Directions to SHSU The Woodlands Center:
    3380 College Park Drive
    The Woodlands, TX 77384
    936-202-5000 (phone)
    936-202-5090 (fax)

    • I-45 to exit 79 (242) and head West.
    • Take a right on West Campus Dr. (4th traffic light)
    • Take a right at first entrance, there will be a sign that says Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center.
    • Please park in the parking garage.


    Professional Development Units (PDU) for PMI certified professionals:

    The introduction of the updated CCR system, has resulted in a much simpler procedure for claiming PDUs. As before, there are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. Each PMI Houston meeting with a 1-hour presentation, on a PM Talent Triangle topic, equals 1 PDU. (The category for each presentation will be indicated on the web-site)  This includes dinner meetings, pre-dinner meetings and meetings at any of PMI Houston's satellite venues.  If you attended both pre-dinner and dinner presentations, please submit 2 PDU claims following the process below for each presentation event.

    Procedure for getting PDU credit for PMI® Houston’s meetings towards the recertification of your PMI credential (PMP, PgMP, etc.):

    1. Go to and log in using your Username and Password.
    2. Select myPMI and click on “Report PDUs”
    3. Click on “Organization Meetings” and fill in the form.
    4. Organization Host " PMI Houston "
    5. Title  “Chapter Meeting”
    6. Meeting Number (Optional)  C012 (zero)
    7. Date Started Use Calendar to complete
    8. Date Completed Use Calendar to complete
    9. PDUs claimed - Enter 1, under the relevant category of the Talent Triangle. (Each 1 hr. presentation equals 1 PDU)
    10. Review the data entered, if correct click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
    11. Click Submit

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