PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 7

The Kihon of Diversity and Inclusion: "Difference Brings Power" ​Paula Bell  is the CEO of Paula A Bell Consulting, LLC. She is a Business Analyst, Leadership and Career Development coach, consultant, speaker and author with 20 years of experience in corporate America in project roles to include business analyst, requirements manager, business...
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Now Accepting Applications for PMI-CIC Mentors and Mentees!

​The Call for Applications for the PMI-CIC 2018-19 Mentoring Program starts today and closes on October 17th! The Central Iowa Chapter Mentoring Program is an 8-month mentoring program that connects individual mentors and mentees beyond the working environment. This program is designed to encourage and facilitate growth in project managem...
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2018 Member Appreciation Event Retrospective

Registration Table for the Membership Appreciation Event at Jasper Winery PMI-CIC members and their guests experienced an enjoyable evening of networking, music, wine, and tasty finger foods last Tuesday. The Board of Directors, along with their team of volunteers were pleased with the turnout. Hopefully, in years to come, more and m...
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PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 6

" Keeping Technology Leadership Agile in the Virtual and Physical Worlds" ​ Brandon McNulty   ​ is a senior executive with proven success leading high-performing teams in challenging environments. Over the past 25 years, Mr. McNulty has overseen military construction and operations projects, nuclear power plant projects, sports venue build and...
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Cutoffs and Deadlines

​ Do you sign up for events early or do you wait until the last minute? If you are one of those last minute people or maybe even an after the deadline person, you may ask, "Why is there a deadline?" Believe it or not, cutoff dates and deadlines are important form a logistical perspective. Typically the deadline to register for a PMI Central Iowa Ch...
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PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 5

Marketing as an Experiment  Joe Dager is a Lean practitioner (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) that specializes i Publish Post Once published, the post will appear on the blog listing n Service Design and Sales and Marketing. Most of his recent work has been in SaaS discipline working with organizations in the Business Development area and to onboar...
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Collaborate to Succeed - Spring 2018 Project Grandview University

Grandview University and PMI - CIC Collaborate to Succeed Spring 2018 -  Project Grandview University MIS class and PMI-CIC Collaborate to Succeed program have joined forces to develop a technology solution for a private non-profit agency. Grandview's MIS students use the management of the development of technology solution as their capstone p...
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Member of the month... Bridget Johnson

By: Katie Dietz Our chapter wouldn't survive without our members! Every single one of you bring something unique to our group. Today, you get the pleasure of getting to know a little about Bridget Johnson. She graciously agreed to meet me for coffee and donuts and we had the following conversation: {Katie} What is your personal project management s...
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PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 4

"The Psychology, Art, and Science of Gathering Business Requirements" ​ Anthony Reed , CPA, PMP has over 25 years in project management and IT executive positions. His area of expertise is implementing multi-million dollar, international business applications. The business, IT, travel, and sports publications which have featured him include the PMI...
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PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 3

7 Steps to Mastering Your Mind and Becoming a True Thought Leader Traci Duez is Founder and President of Break Free Consulting. As a recovering self-critic, she knows that self-doubt leads to procrastination, frustration, and discouragement. It kills productivity, profits, and achievement. When you allow self-doubt to control your habits, you not o...
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September Lunch Chapter Meeting: Accidental CIO - Lessons Learned on the Journey from PM to CIO

Don't miss the next PMI Chapter Meeting at 11:30 AM on September 20th at the  Holiday Inn - Downtown . Register Now! Dane Pelfrey will share tips, tricks, trials and tribulations of a twenty year journey from Business Analyst to Project Manager to CIO with all the stops in between. Participants will learn valuable skills in: Stakeholder c...
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PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 2

Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of mankind's greatest feats of human endurance. The two-month expedition to the top of the world's highest peak is a journey filled with unparalleled physical and mental challenges through some of the most extreme conditions  imaginable. ​ Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and professiona...
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PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 1

Make sure to join us this year in our Professional Development Day event to get inspired and learned from the International Change and Leadership Expert, Speaker and Author Alana M. Hill PMP.    Alana will be opening the event with " Survival of the Fittest " speech .   Her afternoon workshop " Catalyst of Change "   t each...
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August Membership Appreciation Event at Jasper Winery

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All PMI-CIC Members are welcome to this FREE event on Tuesday, August 14 th from 6 to 8:30 pm Click here to register   Gather with your fellow members and enjoy premium quality wines using grapes grown only in Iowa! Not to worry if you aren't a wine enthusiast! An array of brews from Madhouse Brewing Company, sodas, and water will also be avai...
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Communications & Marketing Team - June 2018 Meeting

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The PMI-CIC Communications & Marketing team had a fun and productive dinner meeting last night.  There was great conversation and exchange of ideas about how to effectively communicate to our Members.  Time well spent!  
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June 2018 Board Meeting Complete!

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We had great participation and strong attendance at this month's Board meeting!  Watch the blog for information about this summer's Member Appreciation Event and a slew of other exciting happenings!  
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IBADD - Guest Post by Kevin Rose, IIBA-CIC President

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In May, the annual Iowa Business Analysis Development Day, or IBADD, event was hosted by the Central Iowa Chapter of IIBA at Prairie Meadows Event Center. We were very excited because this year we expanded IBADD to be a 2 Day event. While we still held our traditional day of Keynotes and Speaker presentations, we added in a day dedicated to worksho...
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JUNE LUNCH CHAPTER MEETING - MAKING SUPERHEROES AND BUSINESSES S.M.A.R.T.E.R.: THE TALENT TRIANGLE EDITION

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Register Now!   Don't miss the next PMI Chapter Meeting on June 21 th , 2018 at 11:30 AM!   Dr. Will Pepper ("The Other Dr. Pepper") speaks and consults with businesses and organizations that want to improve their marketing efforts, get the most out of their technology, and improve their overall leadership through manageable steps, n...
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Accidental CIO – Lessons Learned on the Journey from Project Manager to CIO

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One of Central Iowa's own was selected as a speaker at the 2018 PMI World Conference in Los Angeles. Dane Pelfrey, PMP, will be presenting a session "Accidental CIO – Lessons Learned on the Journey from Project Manager to CIO." "Transformation is high risk/high reward work. During this lively, direct, behind-the-scenes session, you'll come away wit...
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Saying Thank You as a Project Manager -- Guest Post by Sinikka Waugh

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Editor's Note:  This is a guest post by Sinikka Waugh from Your Clear Next Step . Countless studies point to the value of gratitude – when we are grateful, we're less self-absorbed, more inspired, more able to focus on the positive, and more able to make sound decisions in the best interest of the greater good or the situation at hand. And man...
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5 Tips from One Accidental Project Manager to Another -- Guest Post by Kyra Jacobson

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You volunteered to help with a project that couldn't get fully implemented. Not only did you get the project completed, but you did it while projects were just a small fraction of your "Other Duties as Assigned." Before you knew it, you found yourself lost on the Island of Misfit Projects. Sound familiar? If so, you are not alone.   According ...
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Managing Organizational Change -- Guest Post by Jen Carolan, former Director of Newsletter

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The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein Al may have been on to something here, and change management has been thrust into the limelight for our community lately. We are expected to come into projects having magically gained the skillset change management takes overnight. While always an area of focus, budgets and resou...
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There are idioms in the American vocabulary that should be banned! They should be thrown out with the proverbial bathwater! They should be beaten with an ugly stick and given the cold shoulder! My friends, as Project Managers, I have no doubt that many of us could retire if we had a dollar for each time we heard the phrase, "We've Always Done It Th...
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Professional Development Day 2018

PMI Central Iowa Chapter Presents: Professional Development Day 2018   The Chapter is excited to announce the theme for our PDD this year, "Exercise Your Mind" ... As project managers, it is important to have a balance and healthy mental health; this includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our state of mind affects how we...
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Welcome to the PMI-CIC Blog!

Welcome to the PMI Central Iowa Chapter blog! This blog will be used to publish content to our members that would have previously been published in the monthly newsletter.  This way, our content will arrive hot and fresh instead of at the end of the month. As we roll out new features, we hope you'll reach out and give us feedback.  Watch ...
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