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    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.

    Fogelman College of Business (FCB), Room 118
    3675 Central Ave
    Memphis, TN 38152


    • Chapter business
    • Brief history of the PMI Memphis/UM partnership
    • Acknowledge the students, mentors, and judges
    • Celebrate the winning team
    • Panel Discussion: Panel Topic – Managing Career Changes as Project Management Changes
      • Angela Copeland - Angela is a career coach and founder of her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, columnist for Career Corner newspaper column, and author of the book Breaking the Rules & Getting the Job. Angela shared her own career journey in the TEDx Talk, "How I broke the rules & found my perfect job."
      • Matt Morris - Matt is a Strategic Account Manager for Randstad Technologies US. He and Randstad have partnered with PMI Memphis for several years to bring attention to match chapter members to local job opportunities.
      • Josh Burnwatt - Josh earned his BBA in Management Information Systems and his MBA from University of Memphis. As a student of the PMI/FCBE partnership courses, Josh used the skills and network of mentors provided to pursue a career in project management. In his role as Senior Applications Analyst, Josh is responsible for supporting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in design, development, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of its information systems.
      • Bobby Johnson - Bobby is owner of Bright Perspective Coaching. He is also an adjunct instructor at University of Memphis. Bobby has dedicated his career to directing individuals and groups toward purpose. He brings over 30 years of project management, teaching, and coaching experience, including leadership roles in the US Air Force and Fortune 500 companies.


     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.

    Note: Free parking is available in the Central Avenue parking lot.

    To register, click here

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    Professional Development


    January 15, 2019 to February 07, 2019 (4 weeks)
    Tuesday and Thursday nights
    5:30 to 9:30pm

    Embry-Riddle University

    3221 Players Club Pkwy
    Memphis, TN 38125

    Course Description

    PMI Memphis, TN Chapter’s PMP Exam Prep Course provides practicing project managers with focused, effective guidance for mastering the PMBOK6 curriculum and obtaining PMP or CAPM Certifications. Each instructor is a PMP-certified, practicing project manager with significant experience in applying core concepts to large scale and high risk projects.

    The Exam Prep Course should not be viewed as an introduction to project management. Its sole purpose is to familiarize practicing project managers with core PM concepts and processes, optimizing exam preparation by providing multi-format coverage of both PMBOK and non-PMBOK material. Students also have the opportunity to network and to create study/support groups. The 24 hour course runs from 5:30 to 9:30 pm for eight evenings and includes classes covering the PMBOK knowledge areas and the Professional Responsibility curriculum. Seating is limited to the first 20 applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. The course includes all course materials.

    Course Requirments

    There are no formal requirements for attendance, but it can be helpful for participants to read the PMBOK (version 6) before attending the course. It is also a good idea to verify eligibility to take the exam by reviewing the application process on At minimum, prospective students should review the application guidelines before making a significant investment in exam preparation. Please know that 3 years of project management experience is required to apply for the exam.

    Another eligibility requirement for the PMP Certification Exam is documented completion of 35 hours of project management course work. Students who complete our Exam Prep Course will receive documentation for 24 hours of course work. The student materials will give you online access and test banks to get the remaining 11 hours.

    Student Materials

    Each student receives a kit of amazing prep materials written by Andy Crowe and published through Velociteach. We believe these materials, when used for all they have to offer, will more than adequately prepare any project manager to pass the PMP or CAPM on the first attempt. Between the textbook and online materials, each student will enjoy well over 1000 unique practice questions. The materials include:

    • Textbook covering the most frequently tested content
    • Workbook of all the instructor slides
    • Access codes for a phone app for flash cards
    • Access codes for conversations between Andy Crowe and others (aids in understanding and retention of concepts)
    • License keys for 3 months access to video training content, study aids, a 500-question test bank, and three (3) 200-question test simulations


    Early Bird Discount

    Receive $50 off if you register on or before 11:45 pm for the given early bird date. Late fees apply for late registrants.

    Payment Terms

    Online registrations must be paid-in-full at the time of registration.  Absolutely no exceptions!  Our current registration system does allow you to bypass the online payment process.  However, we reserve the right to unregister you if you register and and bypass the payment process.

     VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express is accepted. 


    $795.00 Member Price
    $845.00 after 11:45 am January 3
    $745.00 Earlybird rate before December 14

    $845.00 Non-Member Price
    $895.00 after 11:45 am January 3
    $795.00 Earlybird rate before December 14

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    “Making project management indispensable for Memphis”

    Active Members: 633


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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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