Greetings NCPMI Members
It’s a great time to be a Project Manager. Life has provided us one of the broadest and deepest waves of change in history. When have we seen our professional, personal and global communities under a more demanding change wave? I would say not in any of our lifetimes have we experience such a sudden demand for change. As stewards of change how are we adjusting? How are we leveraging our collective skills, abilities and influence to help move our society forward as citizens and members of the Project Management Profession?
We have all been led through the shock, denial, acceptance and advocacy curve associated with COVID-19. We will all grow in ways that will improve our lives. The NCPMI Board of Officers has not experienced a single discussion without thinking of the needs of our membership, partners and friends in the PM Community. I am proud to say that NCPMI has been leading changes to support of our membership and the project management profession.
- Virtual Chapter Services – Since March 2020, we have been delivering all Chapter Services in Virtual formats, including Chapter Meetings, Membership Initiatives, Professional Development, Outreach, Certifications and Communities of Practice. We look forward to strengthening our service delivery capabilities to make our virtual experiences as impactful and enjoyable as in-person events. We will provide this to our members for the foreseeable future no matter where the COVID-19 change takes us.
- Partnerships – NCPMI has not only worked across various internal service groups to support your needs but also extended this sense of community to other PMI Chapters as well. Since the month of March, we have delivered a joint Chapter Meeting with our neighboring NC Chapters (Metrolina and Piedmont) and continue to explore other ways to serve our members. We are also partnering with others to deliver a PDD event later this year.
- Outreach –We have provided outreach opportunities for our members, whether it’s Social Good, PMIEF, Charitable or Academic outreach. The global pandemic has impacted many of us financially through our employers that have limited discretionary spending for training, workforce reductions and travel restrictions. Our Certifications team has launched a virtual PMP Exam Prep course that will be offered free of charge starting in the month of June.
- Volunteers – Our outstanding group of volunteers can continue to learn new ways of promoting the Project Management Profession and developing their own skills and contribute to their local communities.
It is my pleasure to be part of this organization. Thank you for remaining engaged and for all you have done thus far in 2020. I look forward to working with the NCPMI membership, business partners and volunteers to power us through 2020 and ensure our collective impact across our global, local and personal landscapes. Let’s adjust our expectations and goals for the benefit of those in our lives that depend on our sense of organization, change, persistence and grit. We will all grow together over the coming months. See you on the other side.
Robert (Bobby) Robinson PMP, PfMP, ITIL
NCPMI VP, Programs (2019-2020)
I am reminded of this quote that appears in the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities, which opens with:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair …, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way …”
The story tells about a time of chaos, conflicts, and despair, as well as happiness and transformation. Welcome to our “new normal”.
We are living in a world where Covid-19 and social distancing requires us to pivot as an organization and transform how we support our membership. Due to the current state of the economy and concerns for protecting the well-being of our members, the NCPMI board will focus on providing services that can be delivered virtually. Collaboration with other chapters and business partners to create professional development offerings will be at the forefront, along with posting consistent updates to the web pages and calendar of events that will help you earn PDUs, and/or develop new skills.
Some hard decisions needed to be made on this journey to transformation. Our premier Annual Conference at the RCC will be postponed to August 23rd, 2021.
I am excited to announce that in collaboration with the North Carolina Triad and Metrolina Chapters we will be hosting a virtual event with up to 10 speakers. Planned for Fall 2020, this event will be recorded for future viewing. This is not a replacement for our Annual Conference.
2020 planned workshops will now be delivered in series of lunch and learns or evening and weekend sessions. We have started with the March/April Stress Management Coaching Series and will continue in May/June with a series for the Agile Practitioner. Tag the chapter website to your favorites because we will be adding new events on a weekly basis as we engage with our partners to share with you learning and networking opportunities.
Stay Safe! Stay tuned, there’s more to come! Reach out to your Professional Development Team with ideas and thoughts on how we can add value to your membership experience.
Carolyn Evans, PMP, CSM
NCPMI VP of Professional Development, email@example.com
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Please join me in recognizing Charles Good as April’s volunteer spotlight winner.
Bobby Robinson has nominated Charles Good for his work at NCPMI as the Team Lead for the Surveys team.
The Survey Team is lead by Charles, who provides exceptional leadership for a team of NCPMI volunteers. The team meets together faithfully at chapter meetings and has established roles and responsibilities. The result is consistently delivered Chapter Meeting surveys, professional reporting and effective communications via table drops and business application usage (Survey Monkey). The team does what it takes to ensure that the Chapter Members’ voice is heard and the NCPMI board has valuable feedback to help deliver outstanding service to the chapter.
Charles is currently a Project/Task Supervisor at General Dynamics. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, he has specialities in team building, analysis, problem solving, planning, decision making, documentation and communications. With a multi-disciplinary background, he is proficient at working at all company levels.
Thanks Charles, we appreciate all you do for your team and all members of NCPMI!
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Web Seminar Series for Agile Practitioners presented by SoftEd, David Mantica – Session 4 Hiring and Management for the Agile Company
NCPMI in partnership with SoftEd (Software Education USA LLC), David Mantica, is offering something new with an incentive to get you to register and get a second registration for free. These sessions will be hosted online via ZOOM by David Mantica and his associates.
- Working within an Agile Culture
- Feedback, Inspiration and Positive Reinforcement
- Building Trust and Creating Psychological Safety and more!
This is a NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting.
The Meeting includes prepared speeches, table topics, networking, evaluations, jokes and multiple meeting operations roles.
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm (5.30 - 6.00 Registration, Snack & Pre-meeting Networking)
Meeting will be convened by Virtual Conference Call
Most organizations and committees are confronted with the challenge of holding effective meetings. At the same time, most people feel insecure with parliamentary procedure most often codified in Robert’s Rules of Order Revised. In this discussion, David Lindquist will show how to think about parliamentary procedure and explain the most-often used elements of Robert’s Rules.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will get a better understanding of the following:
- Why we use Robert’s Rules of Order
- Prerequisites for effective parliamentary procedure
- Basic mechanics of motions and amendments
- Selected subsidiary, privileged and incidental motions.
About the Speaker:
David R. Lindquist, DTM, is a veteran specialist in market research and audience targeting with a B.A. from University of Connecticut and service at the Gallup Organization, Durham Herald Sun, and AICPA among others. He started his own consulting practice in 2014. David joined Toastmasters in 2012, earned two DTMs in 2016 and 2017, and is the 2014 District 37 International Speech champion representing North Carolina in the International semifinals held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is currently a member of Cary Toastmasters, Top Triangle Toastmasters and Bull City Toastmasters. David is also a passionate wildflower gardener, birder, and member of North Carolina Master Chorale.
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It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
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Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.