August 28 Book Club Event

08-28-2019 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: Wednesday, August 28, 7 pm - 8 pm


Book of the Month for August 2019

Contract Management for Non-Specialists: A Bite-Sized Business Book

by Paul Davies


The success of contract management is measured not by how well the contract was understood but by how successfully the goods and services were delivered. This book is dedicated to helping contract managers achieve that success. Contract Management for Non-Specialists, a Bite-Sized Business Book, is aimed at business managers, project managers and sales people who are engaged with clients delivering services and products within a contractual framework. In around forty pages it distills twenty years of experience of developing, negotiating and managing contracts, and it provides an introduction to contracts and managing them for non-lawyers.

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

Buy the book here:

Cost: $3.99 on Kindle, $6.99 for paperback from Amazon.


Professional Development Day (PDD) Prince George's County - 4 PDU Event

09-13-2019 10:00 am -2:30 pm
$65 Members; $75 Non-Members

2019 Professional Development Day

“PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Growing with our Membership”


Featuring Dr. Bill Brantley

Friday, September 13, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, Atrium Conference Room



Lunchtime Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bill Brantley - Survival Skills for Project Managers

Other Topics: Servant Leadership; Connecting the Dots: Requirements Management for Project Success; Best Practices in Times of Change.

Price: PMI SOMD Members: $65. Non-Members: $75.

Professional Development Units (PDUs): 4 (PLUS additional opportunities for pre- and post-PDD PDUs!)

Event Registration Includes: workshop hand-outs, networking breaks, lunch and beverages! (Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options provided)


Register for the September 13 PDD AND the November 1 PDD and receive a discount of $15!

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September 2019 St Mary's County Evening Event

09-24-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15 PMI SoMD members; $18 non-members

Topic: Additive Manufacturing Market Overview and Demonstration

Speaker: David Edelen

Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3-D printing) is a widely diverse and quickly growing market. According to Persistence Market Research, the market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15-22% each year between 2015 and 2025. Additive manufacturing is used in many different market segments including Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare, Housing/Construction, Medical, and Manufacturing. Project managers may increasingly see projects where additive manufacturing is used so an increased knowledge of the additive manufacturing market is necessary.

David Edelen from KAIROS, Inc. will present an overall market overview and then discuss what KAIROS, Inc. is doing with additive manufacturing in Defense/Aerospace and other industries. Following his talk, David will show some parts made using additive manufacturing and give a tour of the facilities that KAIROS, Inc. uses to speed up prototyping and design new components for their customers

Pizza and drinks will be served.

Limited to the first 20 registrants.

PDUs: 1

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September 2019 PG County Evening Event

09-25-2019 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
$15 PMI SoMD members; $18 non-members

Topic: Managing Through the Perfect Storm

Speaker: David Schwantes

Have you ever had one of those projects where the odds seemed stacked against you, and managing to a successful outcome seemed out of reach? Sure, you say, just about every project has these challenges, right? After digging into some hard facts reported in PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2018, David will provide a refresher of the main components that make up a project, and a review of the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas, as outlined in the PMBOK sixth edition. He will also share a tried and true model for Group Development that will be familiar to many and is essential to understand in forming new teams.

In an effort to make it all make sense, David will then overlay this framework on two very different actual projects, a short 30-day strategy engagement extreme example, and a 6-month Software Delivery project for a US Federal Agency more traditional. He’ll compare and contrast how the approach was tailored for each project, by utilizing different combinations of the Knowledge Areas and applying Principles of Project Management to achieve successful outcomes.


PDUs: 1

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