November 2019 Print



    Dinner Meetings in 2019 for PMI Members & paid guests
    Crescent Club
    6075 Poplar #909
    6pm to 7:45pm

    November 13th

    Speaker: Josh Flowers, President of AIA & General Counsel at HBG Design
    Topic: TBA

    December 10th

    Speaker: Discussion Panel
    Topic: Taking charge of your career: Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship
    Location: University of Memphis

    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

    Josh Flowers

    Wednesday, November 13th
    Dinner Meeting
    Crescent Club
    6pm - 7:45pm

    Speaker: Josh Flowers, PMP
    General Counsel, HBG Design
    Topic:  Future Workplace Culture: Lessons from the Practice Innovation Lab


    How will you be working differently in the future? This session will explore factors influencing the changing landscape of work and the workplace. The Practice Innovation Lab is a program of the American Institute of Architects that encourages generations of professionals to envision future business models and the resources, skills, and ideas that will be critical to navigating a shifting business environment. Participants will discuss the increasing importance of workplace culture in nurturing the success of professionals and organizations.


    Josh is General Counsel of HBG Design, a national top 5 hospitality design firm headquartered in Memphis. HBG Design is the largest design firm in Memphis and is a Commercial Appeal Top Workplace for 2015-2018. A registered architect and licensed attorney, Josh oversees legal, insurance and compliance matters for HBG and is a member of the firm’s Management Team.

    A leader in the architecture profession at the local, state and national levels, Josh is the 2019 President of the Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He serves on the AIA National Documents Committee, the group responsible for drafting and revising over 200 forms and contracts that define the relationships and terms involved in design and construction projects. Josh served as the Chair of the AIA National Young Architects Forum, a program organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects, and he is a past President of AIA Memphis. Josh served on the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards Architect Registration Exam (ARE) 5.0 Item Development Subcommittee as a Subject Matter Expert for the Construction Evaluation Exam. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the AIA National Young Architects Award and 40 under 40 awards from Building Design+Construction Magazine and the Memphis Business Journal, In 2019, Josh became the youngest recipient of the Francis Gassner Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis.

    Josh received Bachelor of Architecture and Juris Doctor Degrees from the University of Tennessee where he served as editor of the Tennessee Law Review. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry as well as the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations and the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is listed as a Rule 31 mediator in the State of Tennessee and is a national speaker and writer on legal issues related to design and construction projects and career development for professionals.


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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

    Join us for Holiday fun at the FedExFamilyHouse


    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. Please join us on Saturday, December 14th to prepare and provide breakfast for the families. Please email Stefanie Schwegman at [email protected] if you are interested in joining us.

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

    Date/Time:  Saturday, December 14th from 7:30 – 10:30 am. (Volunteers can arrive between 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)
    Theme:   Holiday fun with singing carols and Santa will visit! 
    What we will be doing:
      cooking breakfast and serving to families (breakfast serving begins at 8:30 a.m.)

    Volunteer jobs available:  
    cooking, singing, serving and clean up

      Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage Links, Eggs, Milk, Fruit, Juice

    Where: FedEx FamilyHouse, 918 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
    Parking is available.  You can pull around to the parking lot in the back of the  house and push the buzzer at the gate.  The front desk will let you in.


    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: 612

    Welcome New Members!


    Kristy Allen SFI of TN
    Muhammad Arshed Baig Spacco
    Shay Berthelson Automotive Distribution Network
    Izamae Carter Medtronics
    Brian Catt Automotive Distribution Network
    Charles Clements Nuance Communications
    Jeff Clifton MAA
    Steve Green Bryce Company
    Tracy Hines Buckman
    Mary Hutto The Doe Run Company
    Srividya Kalidindi Shelby County Government
    Stacey Lowrance  
    Kiva Mitchell City of Memphis
    Carolyn Lindsey FedEx
    Rishiraj Manerikar Gerdau
    David Nelms Medtronics
    Andrea Overhoff Krone NA, Inc.
    Laura Pate Alzheimer's Association
    Katherine Page Bank of America
    Madonna Paul Medtronics
    Christi Price Thyssenkrupp Elevator
    Lance Powell Automotive Distribution Network
    Balakrishnan Ramachandran Mphasis
    Junius Rowland II AutoZone
    Jeffrey Schaffer Medtronics
    Noell Snider St. Jude Children's Research hospital
    Virginia Walgren Subcontractor to USPS
    Ragan Watson Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co.
    Patricia Wessels Booz Allen Hamilton
    Genarda Wright ALSAC

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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.



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