January 2020 Print



    Dinner Meetings in 2020 for PMI Members & paid guests
    Crescent Club
    6075 Poplar #909
    6pm to 7:45pm

    January 14th 

    Speaker: Nicholas Oyler, Manager, City of Memphis
    Topic: Lessons Learned from Government Projects

    Professional Development Training Seminars:
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 3221 Players Club Parkway,
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    5:30 - 9:30pm

    February 11th - March 5th

    PMP/CAPM training

    April 7th - April 30th

    PMP/CAPM training

    Sept 25th - Oct 22nd

    PMP/CAPM training

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    Speaker Information

    Nickolas Oiler

    Tuesday, January 14th
    Dinner Meeting
    Crescent Club
    6pm - 7:45pm

    Speaker: Nicholas Oyler

    Topic: Lessons Learned from Government Projects, City of Memphis.


    Passionate about cities in general and his hometown of Memphis in particular, Nicholas left home for a number of years in search of lessons on the topic of great cities. This pursuit of knowledge and experience rewarded him with a Master of Urban Planning degree from Texas A&M University, four years of life and employment in Germany at the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Rhine-Ruhr Transit Association, and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, and one year as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow engaged in advancing sustainable transportation. Having returned home, he assumed the role of Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager with the City of Memphis in 2016, and with it the responsibility to improve the local conditions for walking and bicycling.



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    Professional Development

    What You NEED TO KNOW NOW about PMI Memphis COURSES

    PMI Memphis has been providing high-quality, cost-effective PMP/CAPM certification training to local project managers and project leaders for years. For 2020, the PMP exam is changing significantly. People studying under the current format should plan to take and pass the exam before June 30, 2020.

    PMP Exam Changes July 1, 2020

    Plan to study traditional project management principles as well as Agile principles. The exam will be about 50/50 between traditional and agile framework. Follow this link to see what PMI says about the exam change.

    PMP framework through June 30, 2020

    PMP exam framework from July 1, 2020

    Sample domain detail for exam change

    Also, note that our PMP/CAPM prep classes are as much as $1200 cheaper than other providers who bring class offerings to town.

    CAPM candidates can take our PMP classes. The key difference is that CAPM is useful for people who haven’t yet accrued the requisite work experience to sit for the PMP exam. This is perfect for ambitious people just finishing their 4-year degree.

    Did you know that if your company needs to book multiple students for a class, they can reach out to [email protected] or call Cath Knabb, VP of Professional Development, to work out a group discount arrangement?

    PMI Memphis will soon be collaborating with a training group to offer discounts to their Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) training. Keep an eye on the website for more information about that.

    Planned Certification Prep Dates for 2020

    • Feb 11 – Mar 5, Tue/Thur nights from 5:30 to 9:30
    • Apr 7 – Apr 30, Tue/Thur nights from 5:30 to 9:30
    • Sep 25 – Oct 22, Tue/Thur nights from 5:30 to 9:30
    • Got Questions? Contact [email protected]


    Keep an eye on our Education page. We sometimes partner with other organizations to bring other training opportunities to the Memphis area.

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    Volunteer Postings


    Living Grace, Inc. is a non-profit organization that advocates and serves youth identified as homeless in the Greater Memphis area. We have adopted 11 schools this year and need volunteers to deliver Grace Bags each month.

    Please use the link below to sign-up for volunteer opportunities: 

    • Deliveries Volunteer Sign-Up: Click here.  
    • Please use the link here for monetary donations 
    • OR visit our website and click "donate".

    Be sure to include your email address to receive tax-exempt receipt.


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    Membership Corner

    Active Members: 617

    Welcome New Members!

    Elaine Allen Internal Revenue Service
    Christopher Avis ALSAC
    Ajitkumar Baridun Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc.
    Mandy Carter Thyssenkrupp Elevator
    Jiljuana Coleman Jamerson Strategic Consulting, LLC
    Gerard Cummings Sr. Jabil
    Gwen Dudley Gwen Dudley
    Richard Hancock, P.E. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Richard Hurt Syntron Material Handling
    Kimberly Lam FedEx Corporation
    Morgan Mansfield International Paper
    Colleen Mignogna Medtronic
    James Petrie ADC, Inc
    Robert Rice Silver Creek Solutions, LLC
    Sarah Schmidt Monogram Foods
    Christy Shelton SAIC
    Christine Walters St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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    Job Postings

    Announcement of Job Opening at ALSAC/St Jude
    Senior Advisor – Risk.  

    Interested parties should apply online at or the direct link to Sr Advisor – Risk. 

    Contact for questions regarding this position should be addresssed to: [email protected]  Include Sr Risk Advisor in subject line when responding.

    Job Description

    Under the direction of the Sr Director – Corporate Compliance, the Risk Advisor provides leadership, consulting and strategic services for ALSAC’s Risk Management Program. Responsible for understanding and documenting critical business functions and identifying areas of risk. Strong risk management, project management and governance frameworks experience.


    • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as tactical execution to meet strict deadlines in compressed time periods;
    • Requires in-depth knowledge of risk management, best practices as evidenced by mid-level professional certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization;
    • 5 years’ + experience managing operational risk, and assessing, implementing and improving organizational processes;
    • 2-3 years’ experience with project or program management; understanding of operations or various lines of business and/or Risk Management;
    • Strong knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) the organization and the ability to develop a clear understanding of the key functional processes and resources;
    • Self-motivated and ability to be flexible and work independently; set priorities for self and others; effectively matrix manage risk teams; supervisory experience; strong decision making abilities; time management; analytical thinking;
    • Excellent communication skills to interact with all levels of the organization, especially related to facilitation, documentation and reporting.
    • Highly developed relationship management, influencing, and leadership skills.
    • Strong computer skills including database use and database management experience.
    • Knowledge ordinarily acquired through Bachelor’s Degree and 7 to 10 years related experience in business operations.
    • Desired: Industry certification or equivalent experience in one or more of the following areas and/or other related professional designation: PRM, CRISC, CRMP, PMP, PMI-RMP
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.



    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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