Charlottesville Community Events

The PMI Charlottesville Community is a part of the PMI DC Chapter. We have free dinner presentations six times per year. Admission is free and attendance qualifies a PMP attendess to 1 free PDU. The goal of the community is to foster community, networking and education in the context of the Project Management profession under the guidelines of the PMI.

  • Lean/Agile/Kanban – Back to the Basics

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    Program Description

    Lean/Agile/Kanban – Back to the Basics

    Many organizations are employing the power of Agile Methodologies to be successful in today’s rapidly changing business world. Agile is well suited to deliver value quickly, minimize project risk and build strong, focused teams.

    Lean/Agile/Kanban – Back to the Basics

  • Thoughts on Three Topics from an HR Veteran

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    Thoughts on Three Topics from an HR Veteran

    An effective project manager must be skilled in human interaction across all levels of an organization. The following 3 topics will be covered in order of use, that are critical for that skill;

    • Selecting a good employer
    • Picking the right project team
    • Effective Feedback and Coaching

    Thoughts on Three Topics from an HR Veteran

  • Servant as Leader: Collaboration via Project Management at UVA

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    Servant as Leader: Collaboration via Project Management at UVA

    Servant as Leader: Collaboration via Project Management at UVA

  • Human Resource Management in the Academic Test Lab Environment

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    Human Resource Management in the Academic Test Lab Environment

    Human Resource Management in the Academic Test Lab Environment

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    Project Management: The commissioning of the aircraft carrier, USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75)

    Jeffrey Holloway led a 2 year effort for the planning and execution of the commissioning ceremony for a $4.5 billion aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75). The ceremony included attendance and participation by the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, National Security Advisor, numerous other senior government and military leaders, as well as over 25,000 attendees. He was responsible for organizing and managing all facets leading up to the ship’s commissioning, the ceremony, and onboard reception

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    Project Management: Building a new Data Center on the fast track.

    Rarely do PM's get a project that is both and their sweet spot, is one of the largest projects in the portfolio, and is absolutely critical for the company's growth. And you joined the team 30 days ago! Join us as the challenges of making it happen are detailed- sometimes humorous, sometimes on the edge, but ultimately a great success. Also, how groundbreaking technology was employed to fit a powerful data center into a very compact space, and complete the project in less than 90 days.

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    Project Management: Determining readiness.

    Success in determining if and when a work product meets requirements is a key element in project management effectiveness. The slides from a go / no go decision meeting for a high risk migration project will be presented. The details of the testing process and the eventual outcome of the migration will also be reviewed. Please come to the dinner ready to discuss as well as share your own experiences with project readiness.

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    Project Management: PM Tools; selection, use, and communication.

    All project managers use tools to be effective. How does good project management process drive tool selection? How and when is your environment ready for standardizing on an enterprise vs. stand alone tool? How does a PM tool enable status communication to the right audience? These concepts as well as real world use cases will be discussed. Please come ready to discuss your own experiences.

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    EVMS

    One of the more popular terms used in project management is EVMS, but how many people actually use Earned Value in their project management practices? There are standardized courses and tutorials for Earned Value Management Systems, but there is no single way to implement EVMS as a useful project management tool. There are variations in the technologies people use, in the types of contracts and funding rules applied to projects, and there are huge differences in the types of projects that need to be managed. And the way that progress is measured is often as much of an art as it is a science.

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    Planning & Scheduling Your Next Project

    Most, if not all of us have created and used a project schedule. Some of us may have experienced the pleasure of having a solid schedule, while others toiled with a poorly prepared schedule where rebaselining became the norm. Those of us that have fallen into schedule churn may have asked what went wrong. Those who experienced having a solid schedule may have asked yourself was it luck?

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    Innovation: A Driver for Value Creation

    Innovation is a hot topic these days, but not every organization is good at it. “Innovation: A Driver for Value Creation” explores the processes used by organizations that successfully innovate, and aligns the knowledge and skillsets needed with the various stages of the process. The importance of project management for innovation will be discussed, and you will learn how you personally can contribute to the innovation management process.

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

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    University of Virginia Wrestling Coach Steve Garland will be our featured speaker. A 2000 UVa graduate, Steve was an All-American wrestler in his senior year. After six years as an assistant at Cornell, he returned to take the helm of the team that was in his heart. His leadership enabled Virginia to have its first ACC wrestling championship since 1977. In 2010, Steve was named ACC Coach of the Year.

    Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

  • One-Year Anniversary Celebration of the Charlottesville Community Programs

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    One-Year Anniversary Celebration of the Charlottesville Community Programs

    featuring a presentation by

    Ted Miller, Business Services Manager, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

    Date and Time

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 5:30pm-8pm

    Location and Cost

    Cost: $10; Dinner available for purchase from the menu listed below

    Timberwood Grill
    3311 Worth Crossing
    Charlottesville, VA 22911
    434-975-3311

    One-Year Anniversary Celebration of the Charlottesville Community Programs

  • Leveraging DISC (Human Behavior Tool) To Create Personal And Team Success

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    Leveraging DISC (Human Behavior Tool) To Create Personal And Team Success

    featuring

    Michelle Braden, CEo
    MSBCoach, LLC

    Date and Time

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 6:00-8:30 pm

    Leveraging DISC (Human Behavior Tool) To Create Personal And Team Success

  • When Chaos is the Rule: Project Management in Times of Crisis

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    Note: The Charlottesville event, originally scheduled for January 18, 2011, has been rescheduled to February 15, 2011.

    When Chaos is the Rule: Project Management in Times of Crisis

    featuring

    Gordon Meriwether, PMP
    The Uriah Group

    Date and Time

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 6:00-8:30 pm

    When Chaos is the Rule: Project Management in Times of Crisis

  • Risk Management

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    Risk Management

    featuring

    Steve Forehand, RMP
    Northop Grumman Sperry Marine

    Date and Time

    Wednesday,October 13, 2010, 6:00-8:30 pm

    About the Program

    There are Risks and Opportunities in every project. Projects Managers who implement a Risk & Opportunity Management process maximize their potential to succeed. This presentation is a discussion of how to manage the Risks and Opportunities in your project.  The impact of the dreaded “OH S#@%!” in your project can be minimize or eliminated.  This presentation explains how.  

    Discussion points include:

    Risk Management

  • The Stage Gate Method of Product Innovation

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    The Stage Gate Method of Product Innovation

    featuring

    Joe Snyder, PMP
    Video Gaming Technologies, INC

    Date and Time

    Tuesday August 17, 2010, 6:00-8:30 pm

    About the Program

    The work flow designed around the stage gate method of product innovation created for product development from inception to deployment.

    The Stage Gate Method of Product Innovation

  • Charlottesville Networking Event - Inaugural Program

    PMIWDC is pleased to announce a new Charlottesville Community Networking Event, scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  

    The event will be held at the Charlottesville City Space, located on the Downtown Mall.  Light refreshments will be provided.

    This is a free event, open to anyone interested in having PMI meetings and events in the Charlottesville Area. Stop by, meet us, and tell us what you think.  Bring a friend!  Bring your boss!  Bring anyone who is interested in Project Management. 2010 is going to be an exciting year for PMIWDC and we’re looking forward to expanding PMI services to the Charlottesville Area!

    Charlottesville Networking Event - Inaugural Program

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