2017 December Newsletter Print

Speaker Information

We will also be covering how to apply for your PMP Exam. 

Fogelman College’s MIS Group Collaborates with Project Management Institute (PMI) to Create Unique Learning Experience for Students

 Partnership for educational excellence

The College's Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) at University of Memphis and the Memphis TN Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) share a strong mutual commitment to promoting professionalism in Project Management by providing top-quality education to maximize professional effectiveness. Since 2006, the Department has partnered with PMI Memphis Chapter to create a unique learning experience for business students by bringing the excitement and challenge of real-life project management into the classroom. The purpose of the program is to provide authentic project experience to undergraduate majors enrolled in the Strategic Information Technology Project Management course (MIS3885), taught by Dr. Sandra Richardson.

The course is offered to all business majors but mandatory for MIS majors. The students’ learning experience is supported by the PMI Memphis Chapter members with Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, representing local business organizations such as FedEx, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Hilton. Many of these project managers and executives provide guest lectures on cutting-edge project management topics throughout the semester, while others serve as mentors providing targeted, hands-on instruction to support student development of a conceptual online business system. Additionally, the PMI Memphis Chapter sponsor a Project Management Contest to motivate and reward the student project team that achieved the best project performance and results.

The MIS3885 Support Program is an excellent fit for our Chapter Mission, which is to promote the goals and principles of PMI; support Project Management Professional (PMP) certification efforts of members; provide training in specific project management skills and knowledge areas; provide a networking opportunity for project managers and share project management experiences.

PMI Chapter Meeting to be held at UM's Fogelman College, Room 118 on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

On December 5, members of PMI Memphis will celebrate with the University of Memphis MIS3885 students who participate in the project management challenge event. Awards will be presented to the winning student project team, and all the students and volunteers will be recognized. A catered dinner will be provided. Please come support the chapter’s involvement in the program and celebrate with these students. Some of them might be your team members in the near future.

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Professional Development

Winners of the PMP Prep Classes


During the PMI Professional Day event held last month, Clayton Hinchman, one of the speakers, worked with PMI Memphis to arrange for 2 scholarships to PMP Prep courses for 2018. We are happy now to share the names of the winners:


Patricia Crutcher-Brown

Printice Kincade


These two people can elect to take one of any of the PMP prep classes we host in 2018. Congratulations to you both; and Thank You to Clayton Hinchman for working with PMI Memphis to make this possible.


PMBOK6 and Agile Practice Guide Bundle


The PMBOK has been updated, and a new version is now available along with a new Agile Guide. Paid members of get to download a free copy of the PMBOK as a PDF at any time as needed. This includes updated versions of the book. Some of us are a little old school and like to get a paper copy of the new PMBOK when it is released. If you like a paper copy of the book, you can order the PMBOK/Agile Guide bundle from the site or from Amazon. Remember that the exam changes to reflect PMBOK6 on 26-March.


PMP Prep Classes for 2018


Planning is still underway for PMI-ACP prep classes. However, we do have the draft schedule complete for PMP Prep training for 2018. The first class will be held in January, and registration is open for that class.


Jan 9 – Feb 1 (Tue & Thur nights from 5:30-9:30 pm)

Take advantage now for early bird pricing ($695 for PMI Memphis members and $745 for non-members). Prices do increase after December 8. We expect this class to fill up, so plan to register early to ensure you have a spot.


Materials and content provided include:

  •        Andy Crowe textbook based on PMBOK5
  •        Andy Crowe workbook of slides for note-taking
  •        500-Question online test bank
  •        200-Question online test simulation
  •        Online training videos
  •        Flash cards
  •        CD of conversations with Andy Crowe (to promote understanding)
  •        6-Page laminated study card
  •        24-hours certificate for contact hours for instructor-led, in-class training
  •        Printable certificate for contact hours spent in online materials


Other planned dates for PMP Prep training for 2018 include these planned PMBOK6 dates:


Jul 10 – Aug 2

Sep 11 – Oct 4


For any questions, contact Catherine at

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Community Corner

Stock the FedExFamilyHouse for the Holidays!

It is hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner!  We want to share holiday cheer with the families of Le Bonheur patient’s staying at the FedExFamilyHouse.  The house is very low on stuff animals and we are conducting a drive to stock the house in time for the holidays.  You can order from the link below and have them shipped directly to the house or If you wish to purchase and donate directly, contact Stefanie Schwegman at stefanie.schwegman@fedex.comfor drop off options. 

Stuffed Animals

Thank you for your continued participation to make PMI Memphis outstanding!

Project Mangement Survery

Hello fellow PMI Members!  You have the opportunity to help the project management discipline by participating in a short survey on the practice for educational purposes.  As a project management practitioner, your input is highly valued and appreciated.  Please take a few moments to provide your expertise by clicking on the survey link that will be emailed to you this month.  Thank you!

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Membership Corner

“Making project management indispensable for Memphis”

Active Members: 528

Welcome New Members!

Harvey Smith III

Taunee Ross

Mario Pipkin

Jimmy Reasons

Andrea Nemenoff

Tom O'Sillivan



Credential Count

















Newly Certified

Russell Ingram, PMP

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Calendar of Events

calendar of events 


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PM Funnies

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Job Postings

More avenues to look for jobs related to Project Management

1. Check out the latest Jobs in Memphis Area

2. PMI - Carreer HQ:  PMI Career Headquarters is the premier electronic recruitment resource for your industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool of Project Management Professionals to meet their staffing needs.

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