PMI Memphis

The Memphis, Tennessee Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) was chartered in March of 1999 as a part of Region 14. Region 14 consists of 19,852 members in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Jamaica, and Trinidad/Tobago.  There are 24 chapters, ranging in size from 120 (Savannah and Columbus, GA Chapters) to 4864 (Atlanta Chapter).  Since the original charter date, the chapter has rapidly grown to a membership of over 500. Remember, all chapters exist for only one reason, to serve YOU, our members. 

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PMI Memphis March 2021 Chapter Mtg - Deep Dive - Lean Six Sigma Tools

March 10, 2021 | 6:00 PM
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Deep Dive into Lean Sigma Tools to Improve Project Outcomes

02/21/2021

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Due to COVID, we expect to still be meeting Virtually for this meeting. ZOOM information will be sent to all registrants. Tickets are $0 for Members and $5.00 for Guests. Share the invitation to your colleagues. Watch for the meeting connection info on the Receipt you receive upon registering.

PART 2 - Using Lean Six Sigma Tools to Improve Project Outcomes (Deep Dive)

March 10, 2021 Chapter Meeting, 6-7:30 PM - Click here to Register

In the March 10, 2021, PMI Memphis Chapter Meeting, we are proud to bring Tawana Gardner back again to present a deep dive into "TIME TO STOP". This is a more focused discussion on Using Lean Six Sigma Tools to Improve Project Outcomes, considered Part 2 od the February 10 meeting. Tawana Gardner will take an in depth look at specific wastes, challenge viewpoints, and discuss remedies. Project managers are encouraged to bring their case examples of wastes on their projects that can be improved.

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About Tawana Gardner

Tawana Gardner is a Six Sigma Black Belt with a focus on improving processes, ensuring quality, and creating a productive team environment. She began her career as an Industrial Engineer at Aerospace Testing Alliance as a contractor with the Department of Defense in the Operations and Maintenance Department. Shortly after earning both a Lean certification and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification, she implemented many successful continuous improvement projects.

Ms. Gardner eventually accepted a new opportunity as a project manager implementing capital projects in the Space and Missiles department. There she spent four years before moving on to further her career in manufacturing ultimately landing an opportunity as a consultant. In this assignment she implemented a proven management operating system, many continuous improvement initiatives, and training in management and continuous improvement before moving on to Bic Graphic. Here she led, designed, and implemented many continuous improvement projects before moving on to accept a position as a Six Sigma Black Belt at ALSAC/St. Jude, which is a non-profit organization that raises money to help provide care for children with cancer.

Ms. Gardner has published articles and led numerous trainings in project management and continuous improvement. She is currently serving as principal consultant at AIM for Change, LLC. AIM mentors and develops continuous improvement practitioners in order to empower them to manage projects in their respective facilities by giving them the tools that they need in order to work projects confidently and independently using a systematic and repeatable approach. For more information, please visit https://www.changewithaim.com.

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Education and Certification Information

PMI Memphis - March-April 2021 PMP Certification Prep

March 16, 2021 to April 22, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Virtual, Instructor-Led, Provider - RefineM LLC, ATP
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In accordance with new guidelines set forth by PMI Global for chapters providing PMP certification prep, PMI Memphis is excited to partner with RefineM LLC to provide our first PMP Prep series for 2021:

Dates, Times, and Fees

  • Dates: Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6-9 pm, from March 16 to April 22
  • Price: $1000 for Members if registered/paid by February 23, $1250 if registered by March 9. (Non-members pay $100 more)
  • Instructor-led, interactive class held through virtual meeting technology (Testimonial from student about working with the instructor)
  • Course materials cover written and online materials, including test banks

 

Course Materials

RefineM provides all the material that is necessary to pass the test, neither too little nor too much.

  1. Pre- and post-training packages/assessments to help you get maximum ROI from the class.
  2. PMP Exam Prep material provided by PMI.
  3. Short Videos on targeted specific PMP Exam topics. 
  4. A case study that will be used throughout the course for better understanding the concepts.
  5. A full-length (200-question) practice test provided by PMI. 
  6. 90-day subscription to RefineM’s on-line PMP Exam Prep test simulator with a question
    bank of more than 1,000 high-quality questions developed by experienced PMP instructors.
  7. 90-day Subscription to RefineM's Agile Fundamentals Self-Paced Online Course to help you
    gain foundational Agile knowledge for the exam.
  8. A “brain dump” of critical exam topics to record on scrap paper.
  9. Unlimited Post-training support to help students prepare and pass the exam.
  10. Subscription to RefineM's PDU Bundle so students can earn Professional Development Units
    after attaining their certification.

Address questions to [email protected].



 

Continuous Learning Through Affiliate Partnership

PMI Memphis wants to make it easy and cost effective for members and guests to improve knowledge and skills as a way of life. That being the case, PMI Memphis is partnering with RefineM in 2021 to bring continuous education opportunities and discounts to our members.

Self-Paced Products and Online Training – Save 25% by using code PMIMEMPHIS

RefineM Products

Self-Paced Online Training

Essential Gear for Project Managers

Agile Fundamentals Self-Paced Course

Exam Prep (PMP) Test Simulator

PM Fundamentals Self-Paced Course

Agility Assessment

Agile BusReqs Self-Paced Course

PDU Bundle

Backlog Grooming Self-Paced Course

 

Instructor-Led Live Training – Save 15% by using code PMIMEMPHIS-LIVE

 If you already have a PMI certification, you can report your PDUs on www.ccrs.pmi.org using your PMI.org login and password.


 

Due to ongoing COVID concerns, PMI Memphis chapter meetings are Virtual. ZOOM info will be provided to registrants. Tickets to the February 10, 2021 meeting are Free for Members and Guests. Please invite your colleagues.

Using Lean Six Sigma Tools to Improve Project Outcomes

Register for the February 10, 2021, 6 PM meeting by clicking HERE.

In the February 10, 2021, PMI Memphis Chapter Meeting, Tawana Gardner presents Using Lean Six Sigma Tools to Improve Project Outcomes. In today’s rapidly changing world the need for project management skills is ever-increasing. Project management is known for being one of the more transferable skills. Project managers and project management play an indispensable role in the post-pandemic recovery. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools, when applied properly, can help project managers become more indispensable to their organizations looking to cut costs and increase customer satisfaction in these unprecedented times. Tawana Gardner will walk through case examples of how LSS can improve project outcomes.

About Tawana Gardner

Tawana Gardner is a Six Sigma Black Belt with a focus on improving processes, ensuring quality, and creating a productive team environment. She began her career as an Industrial Engineer at Aerospace Testing Alliance as a contractor with the Department of Defense in the Operations and Maintenance Department. Shortly after earning both a Lean certification and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification, she implemented many successful continuous improvement projects.

Ms. Gardner eventually accepted a new opportunity as a project manager implementing capital projects in the Space and Missiles department. There she spent four years before moving on to further her career in manufacturing ultimately landing an opportunity as a consultant. In this assignment she implemented a proven management operating system, many continuous improvement initiatives, and training in management and continuous improvement before moving on to Bic Graphic. Here she led, designed, and implemented many continuous improvement projects before moving on to accept a position as a Six Sigma Black Belt at ALSAC/St. Jude, which is a non-profit organization that raises money to help provide care for children with cancer.

Ms. Gardner has published articles and led numerous trainings in project management and continuous improvement. She is currently serving as principal consultant at AIM for Change, LLC. AIM mentors and develops continuous improvement practitioners in order to empower them to manage projects in their respective facilities by giving them the tools that they need in order to work projects confidently and independently using a systematic and repeatable approach. For more information, please visit https://www.changewithaim.com.

Register for the February 10, 2021, 6 PM meeting by clicking HERE.

See the bottom of your registration receipt for the meeting connection information.