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21
Mar
2024

Chapter Meeting – March 2024: Monte Carlo Simulation Demystified

03-21-2024 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
Free
Chapter Meeting – March 2024: Monte Carlo Simulation Demystified

(VIRTUAL MEETING) Monte Carlo Simulation Demystified 

Agenda

5:30 - 6:00 PM  Chapter Rolling Slides / Join the meeting

6:00 – 6:15 PM  Chapter Announcements

6:15 - 7:00 PM Monte Carlo Simulation Demystified

7:00 – 7:15 PM  Questions

Abstract:

Join us for this presentation by Bill Flanagan, MBA, PE, PMI-RMP, PMP in which he will explain the  huge benefits you will achieve in using a Monte Carlo Simulation to analyze your project risk.  We’ll cover the following:

  • Basics of what a Monte Carlo Simulation is and how it is setup on a project.
  • Demonstration of how the integrated schedule-cost risk of a project compares to the deterministic values of cost and schedule. Once seeing this you will probably never go back to developing a schedule and cost estimate with purely deterministic values again.
  • Demonstration of how the Sensitivity (Tornado) Analysis, calculated with a Monte Carlo, shows us which activities in the schedule have the largest potential impact on our schedule and cost. This allows us to focus on the biggest bang for the buck.
  • Demonstration of how a Monte Carlo shows us which non-critical activities are likely to become critical as we proceed through the schedule. This understanding is critical to staying on schedule.

Presentation Objectives

  • Demonstrate a Monte Carlo Analysis of a resource loaded Critical Path Method Schedule.
  • Demonstrate how a Tornado Analysis Identifies the schedule activities that impact total cost and schedule duration the most.
  • Demonstrate how the Monte Carlo can predict which non-critical path activities are likely to become critical.
25
Apr
2024

Chapter Meeting – April 2024: How Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat – Learning to be Curious Enough

04-25-2024 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
$25.00
Chapter Meeting – April 2024: How Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat – Learning to be Curious Enough

This is a hybrid meeting. If you will attend virtually, select "virtual" check box on the registration page.


Non-Members $25, Members $10, Volunteers $0.   No refunds for No Show / Cancellations.

Abstract:  We are all born curious and for some of us that curiosity never goes away. For others, curiosity is discouraged and over time wanes. Research shows that people who experience curiosity are happier and enjoy higher levels of wellbeing than those whose curiosity is less. Curiosity helps us to look past the obvious, see possibilities and embrace an experimental mindset. We ask, “what happens when?” and “what can I learn” instead of being afraid of the unknown. Join this session to learn how curiosity makes us happier and how to cultivate a healthy level of curiosity that is aligned with your current context.

Participants will have access to a curiosity self-assessment as part of the preparation for the session. Individual results will not be shared. The results are for personal use only.

Case studies, small and large group work and learning by doing are core components of our sessions. The psychological safety of all participants is very important to us, and we endeavor to ensure that everyone can take part in the way they feel most comfortable. We do our best to account for different personality and learning styles. Please let us know if there is anything you want us to account for.

Listening objectives: Novelty; Resonance; Community; Provocation

  • Hear something new – novelty.
  • Link something you hear to who you already are – resonance.
  • Learn from the stories of others – community.
  • Listen to question – provocation.

Learning objectives: Define, Identify, Plan, Implement

  • Define curiosity.
  • Identify YOUR sources of curiosity.
  • Plan to be optimally curious..
  • Put it into action.

To get the most out of the session, take your FREE curiosity assessment before the event! Used with permission from Dr Todd Kashdan.

https://projectmotivator.com/five-dimensions-of-curiosity/

18
Jul
2024

Chapter Meeting – July 2024 Power Skills Bootcamp: Communication for Project Managers

07-18-2024 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
Free
Chapter Meeting – July 2024 Power Skills Bootcamp: Communication for Project Managers

(VIRTUAL MEETING) Power Skills Bootcamp: Communication for Project Managers

Agenda

5:30 - 6:00 PM  Chapter Rolling Slides / Join the meeting

6:00 – 6:15 PM  Chapter Announcements

6:15 - 7:00 PM Power Skills Bootcamp: Communication for Project Managers

7:00 – 7:15 PM  Questions

Abstract:

Project managers focus on plans. We will step back and learn to collaborate. Then shine the spotlight on communication. These are the true lingua Franca, Power(soft) skills. This interactive workshop is going to focus on Communication skills for project managers to effectively communicate with developers and business analysts. This will be an interactive session. We use role play and exercises to learn and enhance your soft skills. Learning objectives: 1. Questions to identify basic personality profiles 2. Techniques to listen for alignment at work and home 3. Develop a personal connection with someone in 5 minutes or less