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Upcoming Events

18
Aug
2020

August 18 2020 Online Event

08-18-2020 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
$10 PMI SoMD members; $13 non-members

Join Us for our August 18, 2020, Online Event

Registration Cut-off Date: August 17 10 am

Topic: Speaking Truth to Power

Speaker: Harry Zolkower

Overview: "Speaking Truth to Power” focuses on the origins and etymology of the term and practical steps Project Managers can take to tell the truth in the face of possible repercussions from executives.

Meeting Date and Time:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, from 7 - 8:30 pm

Cost: $10 PMI Southern Maryland Chapter Members; $13 Non-Members

PDUs: 1

Log-in information about this online meeting will be emailed to registrants in advance.

Cancellation Policy 

17
Sep
2020

September 17 Book Club Event

09-17-2020 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
$0 members; $5 Non-members

Receive PDUs for reading the book and an additional PDU for participating in the online discussion about the book!

Online Discussion: Thursday, September 17, 7 pm - 8 pm

Book of the Month for September 2020

Switch. How to change things when change is hard

By Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Overview:

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?

The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.

Online Discussion Meeting Cost: $0 Members; $5 Non-Members

Buy the book here:

Cost: $14.99 Kindle; $14.79 Hardcover.

29
Oct
2020

October 29 Book Club Event

10-29-2020 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
$0 members; $5 Non-members

Receive PDUs for reading the book and an additional PDU for participating in the online discussion about the book!

Online Discussion: Thursday, October 29, 7 pm - 8 pm

Book of the Month for October 2020

Critical Chain

By Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Overview:

Critical Chain is a gripping fast-paced business novel that does for Project Management what Eli Goldratt's other novels have done for Production and Marketing. Dr. Goldratt's books have transformed the thinking and actions of management throughout the world.

Online Discussion Meeting Cost: $0 Members; $5 Non-Members

Buy the book here:

Cost: $12.82 Kindle; $13.50 Paperback.

Agile Series Online Education

Last year, PMI Southern Maryland Chapter (PMISOMD) and the University of Maryland Project Management Center of Excellence (UMD PM COE) co-hosted the Agile Project Management Series with a series of five Agile Project Management meetings in Prince George's County, and five meetings in St. Mary's County. The 50 PDU program was widely successful. Now, the UMD PM COE has created an online Agile Project Management Series on EdX! They offer both a free version of the training and a paid version that provides unlimited access and an Agile Project Management Professional Certificate online. Over 500,000 people worldwide have registered!

Membership Statistics

Total Members 928
New Members This Year 106
PMP® Members 571
CAPM® Members 14
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 4
PMI-RMP® Members 11
PMI-ACP® Members 22
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 1
Members with no Certification 339
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 900
Student Members 22
Other Members 6
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Vision, Mission & Objectives

The PMI Southern Maryland Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic leading-edge organization comprised of dedicated project management professionals who are committed to serving the business and educational community of Southern Maryland through the advancement of Project Management knowledge.

Military Outreach

Our Military Outreach program is a targeted effort to create awareness of multiple programs that offer reduced costs or authorized use of benefits specifically for active, former, and retired members of the military to support Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, the credential widely recognized by both business and government for its credibility and value in contributing to an organization’s mission success. PMI SoMD’s interest in Military Outreach is simple - to help our fellow veterans. Our Military Outreach Committee consists of retired Navy and Marine Corps veterans, all PMPs, who have experienced the value of our PMP certifications and want to help others enjoy these benefits by sharing information on programs available to assist veterans in preparation for or during transition, or to enhance current skills sets and qualifications. We look forward to assisting you in pursuing your goals and objectives.

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Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Speakers for our Chapter's Events

PMI Southern Maryland Chapter welcomes proposals from speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our events provide Professional Development Units (PDUs) so attendees can maintain their certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

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