Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
This Month’s Topic will be:Organzational Project Maturity & Improvement
Synopsis: Jim will discuss tools and techniques for improving and maturing Project Management in your organizations. The topic will include how to assess the culture and environment, the people involved, the processes used, the tools and/or technology, and the partners. The assessment is used to determine current maturity levels and set a baseline for the areas of improvement.
Next steps are to identify areas for improvement and strategize a future state and level of maturity. We then analyze the gaps and recommend remediation that will help us achieve our goals while sustaining the improvement.
About the Speaker: Jim currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Alaska directly responsible for a $50M annual budget and a staff of 125 FTEs while indirectly influencing cumulative budgets of $350M and staff of 780 FTEs. He is also the founder and president of Business Improvement Group, Inc. – a local consulting firm providing business consulting services – including Project Management.
Mr. Bates is a strong proponent of Project Management ‘best practices’ and has been actively involved with spreading the profession in Alaska. Jim has developed and teaches an advanced elective for the MSPM program at UAA. The course objectives for PM694V, Organizational Project Maturity and Improvement are for the student to fundamentally understand and apply the following concepts:
- Organizational PM Assessment Methodology and Maturity Models
- Gap Analysis
- Remediation Planning
- Documentation and Reporting
- Introduction to Assessment tools, their utilization and benefit
- Effective Change Leadership
Jim also served as the VP of Education for our local PMI Chapter from 10/2012 – 12/2013
Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
People, Projects and Change - A Methodical Approach for Managing Stakeholders and Organizational Change
Professional Development: EARN 7 PDUs
In this content-rich workshop, Thomas Jarocki, a popular presenter with PMI audiences worldwide, will share a proven approach to utilizing stakeholder and change management techniques to facilitate project success.
DATE: Friday, September 12, 2014
TIME: from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Center Point West 3700 Centerpoint Drive; Room #1206 Anchorage, AK 99503
MATERIAL: Workbook with workshop key points and an assortment of tools and templates
Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks will be provided
Early Bird: Chapter member $290
UP TO AUGUST 22, 2014
Reg. Price: Chapter Member $340
SEATS ARE LIMITED!
PMI Alaska Chapter
Fall 2014 PMP/CAPM Prep Course
DATES: September 27, October 4th, 11th, 18th, 2014
TIMES: 8:00AM – 5:00PM (1 hour lunch)
LOCATION: 3700 Centerpoint
CONTACT HOURS: 35 hours
Prior to Sept 2nd PRICING:
- Member $995.00
- Non Member $1,195.00
After Sept 2nd PRICING:
- Member $1,195.00
- Non Member $1,395.00
PAYMENT PLAN: Start now! $200.00 minimum
(Must be paid off prior to September 15th)
- Facilitated sessions by PMI Alaska Chapter PMPs
- A copy of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® 5th Edition)
- Crosswinds Exam Prep KitPlus, alight breakfast and lunch will be provided
- Boot Camp Manual (80 pages of new content)
- Web-based exam simulation (26 test: 3000 questions
- PMBOK Guide Audio Recording
- Terminology Audio Download - Available on MP3
- Mindmaps, Process, Swinlanes (11x17 double sided/laminated)
- PMP Flip-notes, Reference Guide; 5th Ed PMBOK®
- One Acronym Quick Reference Guide; 5th Ed PMBOK®
- PMP Web-Based Flashcard Application
PMIAK is launching VRMS (Volunteer Relationship Management System), the tool we selected to post volunteer opportunities. We want to improve communications with our volunteers and plan chapter activities with more accuracy. Most importantly, we want to extend opportunities for participation in PMIAK activities to all community members that want to contribute to our chapter. Our first opportunities posted include application to create a flyer to market our fall 2014 Workshop presented by Thomas Jarocki, on September 12th, and application to support Board Members during monthly meetings.
It is not necessary to be a chapter member to access the volunteer opportunity and register for it. However, one needs to have a PMI Global account (username and password) to log in and access VRMS.
Here are the steps to access opportunities and register:
Go to www.pmi.org > login as an existing user or create an account (new user)
- Click on Get Involved
- Click on Go to VRMS (It is recommended to create a profile here)
- After creating your profile go back to the Home tab
- Click on Find Opportunity
- Select United States
- Select Alaska
- Select Alaska Chapter
- Maintain All Opportunities and click on Search. Opportunities are listed at the bottom of the page
- Select opportunity by double-clicking on opportunity name to view, read opportunity details
- Click on Apply Now
Now that PMIAK launched VRMS, our VP of Volunteers Maggie McKay and the VP of Education Josiane Ballin, tool administrators and coordinators, will identify other opportunities to be posted.
Users will always follow the path described above to reach all of the PMIAK opportunities posted via VRMS.
Now more than ever project management professionals need to keep their PM skills sharp. PMIAK provides members with the resources to stay informed of project management methodologies to navigate through an increasingly challenging job market. In addition to providing programs on the process of implementing and practicing the discipline of project management, PMIAK provides opportunities to network with other project management professionals from a variety of industries.
PMIAK Member Benefits at a Glance