October 2019 PG County Evening Event

10-23-2019 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
$15 PMI SoMD members; $18 non-members

Topic: Overview of Earned Value Management

Speaker: Joe Launi

Earned value is a tremendous method to track the value of a project’s product as it relates to planned and actual spending. This session will introduce the audience to basic earned value concepts and to recognize how to manage and report against the metrics that are produced. All of the material presented follows the foundation provided in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). We will follow a case study to demonstrated the concepts, challenge the audience and forecast estimate at completion.


PDUs: 1

Cancellation Policy



October 28 Book Club Event

10-28-2019 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: Monday, October 28, 7 pm - 8 pm

Book of the Month for October 2019

Primary Greatness

by Stephen R. Covey


Primary Greatness outlines the twelve levers of success—a set of principles for achieving a happy and fulfilling life.

Stephen R. Covey—the late, legendary author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—believed there were only two ways to experience life: primary greatness or secondary greatness. Through his books and speaking, he taught that the intrinsic rewards of primary greatness—integrity, responsibility, and contribution—far outweighed the extrinsic rewards of secondary greatness: money, popularity, and the self-absorbed, pleasure-ridden life that some people consider “success.”

In this posthumous work, Covey lays out clearly the 12 levers of success that will lead to a life of primary greatness: Integrity, Contribution, Priority, Sacrifice, Service, Responsibility, Loyalty, Reciprocity, Diversity, Learning, Teaching, and Renewal. Covey defines each of these 12 qualities and how they can be leveraged in your daily life to lead you to both professional success and personal happiness.


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

Buy the book here:

Cost: $10.99 on Kindle, $10.31 for paperback from Amazon.


Volunteer for PMI SoMD November 1 Professional Development Day!

10-31-2019 12:00 pm - 11-01-2019 6:00 pm

Dear PMI Southern Maryland Chapter Members:

Calling all volunteers!! The PMI Southern Maryland Chapter is hosting their 5th annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on Friday, November 1, 2019, and we need your help to make this event a success.

The PDD is being held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD 20619.

Volunteers are needed the day prior and day of the event to assist with the following tasks:

Day prior: Thursday, October 31, 2019

    • Furniture setup (Registration, Vendor and Gift tables)
    • Decorations (Sponsor and Vendor tables)
    • Food setup (Lunch, Snack and Beverage tables)
    • Assemble swag bags
    • Audio Visual (AV) testing (Speaker briefs, Microphone, and Music)
    • Signage (Placing event signage outside and inside venue)
    • Perform other tasks, as needed

Day of: Friday, November 1, 2019

    • Assist with check-in and onsite registration
    • Welcome attendees
    • Serve as personal assistant to guest speakers (throughout the day)
    • Perform audio visual (AV) tasks (Speaker briefs, Microphone, and Music)
    • Time speaker’s presentation
    • Assist with food setup and replenishment, as needed
    • Assist with breakdown/cleanup (pack/remove event supplies, decorations, and signage)
    • Perform other tasks, as needed

PDUs: Earn 1 PDU for every volunteer hour



Professional Development Day (PDD) St. Mary's County - 7 PDU Event

11-01-2019 7:30 am -5:00 pm
Members $130; Non-members $150

2019 Professional Development Day

“PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Growing with our Membership”

Friday, November 1, 2019
(7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

The Project Management Institute (PMI) Southern Maryland (SoMD) Chapter is hosting a full-day of dynamic national and local speakers presenting relevant and leading-edge topics related to Project Management.

Morning Keynote Speaker: Laura Butler, CEO Worklife Consulting. The Copernican Shift: Navigating the New Revolution in Business

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bill Brantley. How to Keep Your Teams Happy

Other Topics: Survivor: Navigating Social Politics in Your Organization; Impact! Lessons from History to Advance Humankind; and more!

Price: PMI SOMD Members: $130. Non-Members: $150.

Professional Development Units (PDUs): 7 (PLUS additional opportunities for PDUs!)

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