Due To COVID-19
                           The July Meeting Will Be Virtual
                           Zoom Details To Follow
                           Members Are Free to Attend
                           Guests Tickets are $5.00
     

    PROJECT MANAGER CONFIDENCE & RISK AWARENESS - A DOCTORAL STUDY

    August 12

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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    Today’s business environments require companies to introduce new and innovative products, and companies are increasingly turning to the project management discipline for successful product launches. Yet, according to PMI, only 60% of projects succeed in reaching stated project goals. The project manager has the vital role of identifying and managing project risk in order to improve the likelihood of project success. Building on a 2015 study that found project manager overconfidence affects expectations of project success and the ability to accurately assess project risk, this doctoral study contributes to the professional discussion by examining the relationship between levels of confidence and levels of risk assessment during project planning. The population of study was experienced project managers in the US, of which 64% held PMP certifications. The presenter also will share her lessons learned in conducting a doctoral study, writing a dissertation and overcoming challenges encountered while working fulltime.

    About the Speaker:

    Carol S. Davis has been a strong customer advocate and project management proponent during her 30-year career spanning marketing research, product marketing, project management and leadership positions. Most recently, she has worked in a co-located cross-functional agile development team to bring new sensor-based technology to the transportation market. Carol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing, a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, an MBA, and most recently a DBA with Project Management concentration.

     

     

    2020 PMI Mid-South Regional Professional Development Day Call for Speakers Now Open!

    The 2020 Mid-South Professional Development Day is a virtual event to be held September 15-17, 2020. The theme for the event is "Business Agility, Resiliency, and Bouncing Back." We expect to provide a total of 15 PDU/CCR hours for attendees across the 3 days. Recordings of the sessions will be available to all registered attendees for viewing on demand after the live event. More details will be announced as they are finalized in the coming weeks. 

    The call for speakers closes at midnight on Friday July 24, 2020 (Central Time). We expect to notify speakers in early/mid August via email about which presentations are accepted. If a speaker is accepted, the speaker will receive one (1) free registration to the full event (all 3 days), and the speaker can claim PDUs/CCRs for both the presentation duration itself (1 hour) and the time to create the content. PDU/CCR category limits may apply, so please refer to the PMI CCR Handbook at https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/ccr-certification-requirements-handbook.pdf. 

    Each session for unpaid speakers will be 1 hour/60 minutes in duration. Please allow for 10 minutes of questions, introduction/bio, and general getting started time when building your presentation (so plan on 50 minutes of actual presentation). The selection of presentations will be balanced across the Talent Triangle Categories (Leadership, Technical Project Management, and Strategic & Business Management). Speakers may submit up to 2 separate topics for consideration per event, but please fill the form out completely for EACH topic submission. 

    If you have any questions about the 2020 Mid-South Regional PDD event, please send an email to [email protected] or [email protected] 

    Link to the submission form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUPbt40aKO0vt2pweHt2Rtf5-44_zrgKXALlG4wqfUdrE6pg/viewform

    Participating PMI Chapters: Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Central Mississippi, Northern Alabama, South Alabama

     

     

    CERTIFICATION PREP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

    If you are trying to complete your goal of earning a PMI certification before year end, take advantage of these discounts offered by our Vendor/Partner, Velociteach. Our own PMP Prep students can renew their license keys or take advantage of other educational discounts. Discounts are available now through end of year since PMI will be changing some of its Books of Knowledge in the new year. Therefore, educational materials for related certification prep materials will be outdated in the new year.

     Read more HERE...

     

    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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