PMI North Meeting

    February 13, 2018
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Campioni Italian Restaurant
    13850 Cutten Road
    Houston, TX 77069
    http://www.campioni-restaurant.com/
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    PMI North Meeting

    Pre Meeting:
    Chris DelGardo 
    Knowledge Formation
    Chris DelGardo, PMP is the president of Knowledge Formation in Houston, TX. Chris has over 26 years in management, including 18 years in project management and business process development.

    Chris started in small projects – managing a few internal software projects within Dell Computer. Later, he moved on to Waste Management, as the Project Manager responsible for the execution stage of the WasteRoute project in the Midwest and Canada groups. His teams were responsible for the logistics optimization of the entire fleet of vehicles across a geographically dispersed region.

    For 12 years, Chris consulted for major capital projects in the energy sector ranging from $10 million to $40+ billion across six continents. Key areas of expertise include probabilistic cost and schedule risk analysis, project execution planning, project framing, corporate project management system training, value improving practices, etc.

    Chris has conducted project management training and PMI courses since 2007, he has spoken at several industry conferences, and volunteers his time at PMI Houston as a presenter & as the Director of Programs West.

    Topic Description:  A Quick Tour Through the PMBOK® 6  (and why should I care about it?)

     

    The field of project management is always evolving, so as a response, PMI releases a new version of the PMBOK Guide every 4-5 years or so. The newest version, PMBOK Guide Version 6 was released in early September of last year – and will become the basis of testing for PMP certification by the end of Q1 2018.

     

    As the name suggests, the PMBOK is the foundational document for the project management body of knowledge, so changes to it will cascade across PMI to some extent.

     

    Join us as Chris DelGardo discusses the latest version and how it will impact existing Project Managers as well as those seeking the prestigious PMP certification.

    This Session Qualifies for: 
    Technical    
         
    Dinner Meeting:  
    Keith Bower, PhD
    Energy Project Coach, LLC and Syndéo Consulting

    Keith Bower, PhD, serves as Vice President Professional Development for PMI Houston. Under Keith’s leadership, our PD Team is working to offer chapter members new training and certification opportunities that directly support our personal career needs and aspirations. Keith would love to hear how PMI can better support you. His contact information is included below.

    Keith has worked in project management on five continents, consulting on over 100 major oil and gas projects and teaching major capital project management. He also consults with leaders and organizations in all sectors helping them lead, manage and serve more effectively across complex cultural differences. Keith is President of Energy Project Coach, LLC (energy) and Syndéo Consulting (culture). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Philosophy of Mathematics. Keith and his wife live in Katy.

    Topic Description:  The TOP 10 Reasons We Stink at Delegating (and What We Can Do About It)

    Delegation is the heart of project management. Yet most of us would admit that we often don’t get the results we’re hoping for. In this session, Keith Bower, PhD, VP Professional Development for PMI Houston, will share his “Top 10” reasons we stink at delegating and what we can do differently to get better results.

    This Session Qualifies for:
    Leadership    

     

    Meeting Agenda:
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm     Pre-dinner Speaker Presentation

    6:30 pm to 7:00 pm     Networking, Dinner Opens, Chapter Announcements
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm     Dinner Speaker Presentation


    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 www.pmi.org and log in using your pmi.org 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

    Save a copy for your records

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