2017 December Dinner Announcement

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Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Time:5:30 to 7:30pm.(1 PDU -Technical)

One Thing is Certain - Change is Constant

Join fellow PMs to discuss the changes in PMBOK6.  Predictive Life Cycles and the impact of Incremental, Iterative, and Agile methodologies.  Discuss what makes traditional projects successful and what makes Agile projects successful.  Join in the discussion as the chapter leaders present the process changes from the 5th E.Ds. of PMBOK to the 6th E.Ds.  Understand how these changes are tied to PMI's new strategic vision for supporting PMs and the PM community.

Members can download a digital copy from PMI standards.  Read Appendix X1 pages 639 - 650 for a summary of the changes.

The chapter has copies of the PMBOK Guide and the Agile Guide for sale at dinner meetings for 65 dollars.

Shannon ReynoldsI am Shannon Reynolds. My family and I moved to Lacey to serve at Fort Lewis in 2001, I worked with G3 Operations Battle Staff, 1-25 Infantry Brigade and 3-2 Striker Brigade. I served one tour in Northern Iraq before leaving the military. The military provided me with my foundation in planning and project management. I registered with PMI in 2003 and purchased PMBOK 3rd edition. I left the Army after planning a rail movement to join BNSF Railway working as a transportation planner and operations manager for the Seattle Tacoma area. Crushed by the recession I took my first contract project management role with Boeing Learning Training and Development. The hiring manager wanted “someone who could do more than one thing at a time and not cry”. I learned a great deal more about project management completing 70 small projects in two years and then a second contract to work on the Boeing IT reorganization. In 2013, I tested for and passed my PMP under PMBOK 4th ed. I have continued to work on contract projects and I have since started my own business. Spartan Project Management. The name fits my personality of getting to the point and getting it done. I now serve as an IT project manager for Department of Licensing. In 2015, I joined the chapter looking business opportunities and to make friends in my field. Tracy Sanford found work for me to do to support the chapter. This is a great opportunity working on the professional development team creating value for our community while making friends. I enjoy training, learning, and helping others find solutions. I believe I have found my calling as a project manager. The field is so large I would be amazed if I ever mastered my craft. I will try. I am looking forward to serving our chapter and working with you to create opportunities for ourselves.

We’ll also be collecting non perishable foods for the Thurston County Food Bank that evening. A ticket for the door prizes will be given to those who make a donation (food or money).

LOCATION: Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University

Project Management Institute®Building Professionalism in Project ManagementOlympia, Washington Chapter

Click here to Register! Online Registration and Payment Due by Date December 12, 2017 Noon(to allow us to order the correct number of meals.)

Speaker only online registration (without dinner) is available after December 12th noon. Walk-in registration (without dinner) is available at the door, however we recommend that you pre-register online before the day of the dinner meeting, for logistics and Auto-PDU purposes.

Cost: PMI Olympia Members $25, Non-members $30. Students use Discount Code STD to get a $10 reduction. If you wish to register for the speaker only use Discount Code SPKR to get a $15 reduction.  

Time: Networking: 5:30 to 6:00pm  Dinner/Announcements: 6:00 to 6:30pm  Speaker: 6:30 to 7:30pm

Place: Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98503, USA (click here for directions)

Dinner Menu: 
Taco Feast
Create your own taco with your choice of shredded chicken or ground beef. Includes black or pinto beans, cilantro rice, choice of crunchy corn or soft flour tortilla, and cookie. Assorted toppings include: sour cream, house made pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, black olives and jalapeños.

Cancellation Policy: The Chapter incurs the cost of the facility and food whether or not you attend. If you register for dinner and don’t come or cancel after the registration deadline, you will be charged $25 (member) or $30 (non-member).

Online Dinner Meeting Presentation Webinar LOCATION: Anywhere!
Dinner meetings are now streamed and provided as a webinar. You can attend the presentation portion of the meeting from the comfort of wherever you have an Internet connection. Wow!

Cost: PMI Olympia Members $5, Non-members $10. Students use Discount Code STDWB to get a $5 reduction.

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