PMI Eastern Iowa
23 June 2021
PMI EIC Online Professional Development Day (PDD)
13th Annual PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter
Virtual Professional Development Day
Friday, October 30, 2020
7:45 am - 3:30 pm
Theme: Managing Changes to Deliver Solutions
Registration is open!
August 13th, 2020 Online meeting
Program: The Flavors of Agile: Who’s Who of Certifications
Talent Triangle: Technical
Presenter: Terrance Lynn Knecht, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP
Terrance Lynn Knecht, labelled “The Fixer” in Computerworld cover article, has continually been called to address challenging projects. While a hands-on participant of change and process, he held the positions of CIO or VP six times (including formally CIO & AVP of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement). Implemented environments in PMI, Rapid Application Development and Agile. Along with his MBA, holds a number of interlocking certifications: Scaled Agile Framework [SAFe Program Consultant] Scrum Alliance [Certified Scrum Professional – Product Owner; Certified Scrum Professional – Scrum Master]; Project Management Institute [Agile Certified Professional; Project Management Professional]; SCRUM.org [Professional Scrum Developer; Professional Scrum Product Owner; Professional Scum Master]; ISACA [CGEIT; ITIL]; COBIT; CISSP. Speaker, coach, instructor while being recognized in articles, awards and tributes. Currently Senior Principle with Star Systems (www.tknecht.com)
Description: In the old days with project management certification, it was PMI or nothing. Today the emphasis has shifted to AGILE and there is a plethora of solutions – but the question now is “where is the value”. This presentation will explore the specific differences between the knowledge, prestige, compensation, support and the cost to acquire and maintain the different AGILE certifications.
Location: Online link to the conference will be given to registrants after 8/10/2020
Chapter Members: Free!
August 25th, 2020 Online meeting
Program: Disciplined Agile (DA) Toolkit Overview
Talent Triangle: Technical
Presenter: Jonathan Lee, PMP, DALSM, CDAI, CSM
Jonathan Lee is a certified Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM), Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI), and Disciplined Agile (DA) Chapter Champion for the PMI Chicagoland Chapter. He participated in the first PMI’s Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI) Pilot program held back in November of 2019 delivered by DA thought leaders and instructors including Mark Lines, Scott Ambler, and Al Shalloway, and recently became CDAI trainer himself. Jonathan has been deeply involved in serving the Project Management community since 2007.
Description: Disciplined Agile (DA) is a process-decision toolkit that provides straightforward guidance to help people, teams, and organizations to streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner. DA is an agnostic hybrid that leverages strategies from a variety of sources and enables team members to be able to choose an appropriate project/product lifecycle based on their context. With PMIs’ acquisition of DA in August of 2019, DA has been getting lots of attention in the Project Management and Agile Community. Attend this session to get an overview on Disciplined Agile, why it is important for you and your organization, and ask questions as you consider adding this toolkit to your list of portfolios of learning.
Location: Online link to the conference will be given to registrants after 8/20/2020
Chapter Members: Free!
September 10th, 2020 Online meeting
Program: Collaboration Tools for Remote Project Management
Talent Triangle: Technical
Presenter: Karen Lewis, PMP, Behram Kasad, PMP and UFG Team
Location: Online link to the conference will be given to registrants after 9/8/2020
MEMBERSHIP NEWS - August 2020
PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter welcomes our new members!
PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter welcomes our new PMPs!
PMI and DA Merging
Article by Karen Lewis, PMP
PMBOK Guide Seventh Edition, Due Before 12/31/20
A First Look Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition
For all PMP candidates, we are extending access to the current PMP exam until31 December 2020and postponing the launch of the new PMP exam until2 January 2021.PMP candidates can now schedule and take their PMP exam online from the convenience of their home or office. Check out this link for more information.
PMI Virtual Resources Hub
PMI has compiled a variety of free online resources, virtual events and even a sneak peek of new digital offerings to help you connect with the global community, build skills, and prepare to advance in a post-COVID-19 world. Explore and share these resources, and check back often for updates. Check it out here.
PMI Eastern Iowa Job Board
Powered by a network of PMI chapters in North America, PMlocaljobs is a curated job board listing the top project manager positions out there. Explore the current vacancies and find the right fit to advance your career in project management.
This resource is not only for our members. Other organizations' HR departments can post on our job board to recruit more PM resources. Post your job offer in 2 minutes!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
PMI's New Virtual Experience Series
Gain insights from project pros around the world. Link here.
PMI and TED partner to unearth ideas from the world of project management. Get a sneak peek at your TED@PMI speakers!
IIL Free Webinars
Our in-kind sponsor IIL is graciously offering more free webinars worth $2,335.00 value for our PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter members! This includes change management, agile, scrum, leadership and more! For those PMI credential holders, you can also earn PDUs!
See more details and register at this link!
IIL (International Institute for Learning, Inc.) is offering a FREE self-paced, online course on Virtual Agile Teams for a limited time and FREE webinars that you might be interested in. There will never be a more relevant time than now.
PM Master Prep offers ongoing 12-week classes to help you prepare for the PMP exam from the comfort of your home, without rote memorization. Upcoming classes are:
Aug 18 - Sept 24 Tues/Thur 6 pm - 8 pm Eastern
Aug 22 - Sept 26 Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm Eastern
Oct 3 - Nov 7 Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm Eastern
Details are here.
Professional Development Opportunities in Business Analysis
PMI Eastern Iowa is happy to announce two courses to help you advance your understanding of business analysis. Both courses are on-demand, providing you an opportunity to learn any time, anywhere that is most convenient for you.
More details are available here. This is a great opportunity to learn essential skills that improve your ability to manage projects, at a reduced rate!
Introducing Basics of Disciplined AgileTM Online Course
This self-paced, online course shows you how to choose the right agile solution for your situation, and achieve a way of working that gets better results, faster. Because true business agility comes from freedom, not frameworks.
About PMI Eastern Iowa
The PMI EIC will provide a forum for professional project managers to promote the principles of the Project Management Institute through networking with other project managers, sharing project experiences, providing and receiving training, and supporting project managers in their certification efforts.
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