President's Message - May 2019

Professional development is key to maintaining your relevance in today’s competitive employment market.  To be considered a “rock star” that is valued by an organization, project managers need to be skilled in multiple methods of managing the work effort, cost and time associated with the deliverables.  Project management skills are the foundation to becoming that rock star.  In order to take it to the next level one must have a working understanding of management methodologies including Waterfall, Scrum, Agile, SaFe, Risk, Quality, Change, Prince2, and Six Sigma/Lean and continuous delivery, as well as critical path management based on start and end date, critical chain based on workflow.  Today’s project manager will often be required to wear the hat of a business analyst to understand and articulate the requirements in a way that can be digested by the technical team as well as the business owners. Technical skills are not enough. Servant leadership, stakeholder management, the understanding and application of emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire and communicate with diverse project teams is an expectation.  To be a rock star, you must to be able to step into any project with the advanced knowledge and skills to succeed.

On May 24th, Professional Development will be offering a PMP Prep Refresher Workshop at Blue Cross of NC in Durham for those of you getting ready to sit for your PMP Exam.  Event is on the calendar for registration at price of $25.00 per person.

The NCPMI Annual Conference held on August 12th at the Raleigh Convention provides the perfect opportunity to sharpen your project management skills, network with fellow professionals within the community and become inspired to take your career to the next level in becoming a rock star.  Our theme is:  Level Up!  Taking your career to the next level.

Registration opens on May 6th. Look for the Professional Development email news blast from NCPMI, to be followed by emailed opportunities to receive Early Bird pricing, group discounts and pop up coupon codes to help cover the cost of the event.  This year we are pleased to announce that we will be including with each registration, a free one year, Premium Training Certificate worth $199 from our Diamond Sponsor,  Computer Aid, Inc (CAI). The annual conference could not happen without the support of our volunteers and sponsors. Expect to be informed, entertained and challenged. Our keynote speakers include: Dave Crenshaw, Judy Umlas and Joshua Lozoff

I look forward to seeing you at the 2019 NCPMI Annual Conference in August!

Kindest regards,

carolynCarolyn Evans

NCPMI VP Professional Development

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