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Chapter Meeting – January 2022:

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Date: 01-20-2022 5:30 to 8:00 PM

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President's Message - November 2021

What an amazing year we’ve had even though our chapter meetings, outreach and career events have been virtual. We’ve had topics around leadership, communication, mind mapping and Disciplined Agile to name a few. A partnership with the International Institute of Learning (IIL) has allowed us to bring you world class speakers on a variety of project management topics. Through this partnership you can access free webinars and obtain training at discounted prices. Please take advantage of these opportunities. I am hopeful that our chapter meeting topics have allowed you to enlarge your project management toolbox as well as keep you excited about our ever growing and relevant profession.  

Please continue to submit your feedback via our monthly chapter meeting surveys. This helps us to improve the programming and offerings that we provide to you. You can also send me an email with your feedback and ideas. Our leadership team is looking forward to our annual meeting this month as we report to you what we have accomplished together. 

Academic, community and corporate outreach has been a bit of a challenge for us in this virtual world. We have the following goals for next year: 

  1. Fund three college students to take the CAPM course and exam 
  2. Participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 
  3. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity 
  4. Volunteer at local food banks 
  5. Partner with Kramden Institute Inc. to refurbish computers for underserved communities 

There is an opportunity to volunteer at the Foodbank of Central and Eastern NC Raleigh on November 20, 2021. Please note that we also welcome any ideas that you have for outreach. 

We have had an outstanding year with our career connections efforts. Our sponsor, RefineM, held career coaching sessions in which five of our members were able to secure project management positions from the first session. In October, we held our first virtual career fair. Recruiters from Apex Systems, Vaco, Greene Resources and System Soft Technologies interviewed thirteen jobseekers. Additionally, there were a number of career workshops offered this year. Wow, that is awesome right! 

I would like to thank our chapter meeting sponsors for 2021. It has been outstanding to partner with Project Motivators and RefineM. 

Our awesome and hardworking VP of Programs team looks forward to planning more engaging chapter meetings for you next year as we gradually move into hybrid and in person meetings. Are you ready? 

Michelle Rouse 

VP, Programs, NCPMI Chapter 

NCPMI COVID Update

Greetings,

As was true in the early pandemic, it seems that where we are with COVID cases, responses, and protocols, is rapidly changing. I wanted to reach out and give you an update on where NCPMI is with going back to meeting in person.

Board meetings:

The board has met three times in person for June and July board meetings, plus June strategy planning meeting. At this time, we have decided to postpone meeting in person for August, given the rise in cases and the emergence of the delta variant.

Chapter meetings:

Our intention was to test a hybrid model for our chapter meetings in October, and have a fully in person meeting in November, with a hybrid option for those that are geographically disperse. We know that we gained engagement from a lot of members during the pandemic that could now join us virtually, where coming to RTP was prohibitive in the past. We don't want to lose those members, so are investigating the hybrid model.

We will be monitoring progress of cases before making decisoins to come back in person in October.

General guidance:

One of our board members, Damien Perez, VP of Certifications is a school adminstrator for his day job. We are so lucky to have his guidance for our COVID protocols. At this time, he is leading our COVID response by helping us to adhere to local mandates, as well as NCDHHS guidelines for safety. Before any in person meetings are held, we will ensure we are following all guidance and mandates appropriately.

I for one, really miss the fellowship of our in-person meetings. We will continue to watch and make the best decisions, but please know, we want to be back in person.


Thank You
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Jessica Johnson, PMP
President, NCPMI
803-807-1908
president@ncpmi.org

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Innovation CoP - The Language of Stakeholders

12-07-2021 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting – Conferencing details will be distributed prior to the meeting
Free
Innovation CoP - The Language of Stakeholders

Project success or failure rests largely on the ability to communicate effectively using the language of the stakeholder.  This presentation illustrates how to recognize each stakeholder's plan and direct communication for the best results.

We will explore :

  • Steve Job's calculator
  • Whiteboarding to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Quantifiable Models as a Communication Medium
  • Interactive Sessions to Define Expectations
  • Creating Documentation that Everyone reads

Known as the Uncertainty Architect, Todd Moses leads teams in developing Aircraft Navigation Systems, Machine Learning Software, and Automated Trading Systems.  With over 20 years of experience, Todd has delivered more than 100 successful projects and seven that were total failures.

 

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Career Workshop – Candidate Interview Preparation

12-14-2021 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
Free

Abstract:

Interviewing can be difficult for people and having a strong preparation can certainly make a difference.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Updated resume
  • Accurate job description
  • Interviewer(s) background and information
  • Questions to ask interviewer(s)
  • How to answer interview questions
  • Mock Interview
  • Follow up email
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PMO CoP: Hybrid PMO

12-15-2021 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
Free
PMO CoP:  Hybrid PMO

Abstract:

Managing a combination of traditional and agile projects is generally a requirement for the modern PMO. In this hybrid model, the organization faces many challenges to ensure that the appropriate level of visibility, control, and accountability are maintained consistently across the portfolio.  

Traditional projects generally have well defined processes for managing scope, budget and schedule, including metrics to track progress and identify risks throughout the project life cycle. Introducing Agile projects disrupts the core ecosystem of the traditional project portfolio because many times these projects do not have a fixed scope or a well-defined baseline in terms of budget and schedule.

Despite the very different project delivery approaches, the successful hybrid PMO will implement processes and practices that provide consistent planning, reporting, and accountability across the project portfolio

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