Join us for an EXCLUSIVE PMI-CIC Webinar in person or online!

Join us for an EXCLUSIVE PMI-CIC Webinar in person or online! PMI-CIC Book Club for PDUs is featuring… Terry Schmidt Author of Strategic Project Management Made Simple . (One of PMI-CIC Book Club's favorites this year!) Terry brings 35 years of global strategic experience, and is a recognized expert in strategic thinking, planning, project manageme...
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International Project Management Day

The International Project Management day (IPM day, 11/7/2019) is intended to encourage project-based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of ...
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PMI-CIC November Chapter Meeting - The Perfect Marriage, Project and Change Management

The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Lunch will take place on Thursday, November 21st at 11:30am. Please join us at John Deere Financial  , 6400 NW 86th, Johnston, IA. Register HERE . ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Terri Jensen Terri Jensen, President of Three Elements Consulting, is an experienced business and technology executive and leader who focuses...
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PMI-CIC Book Club - The Age of Agile at the Scenic Route Bakery

The Age of Agile by Stephen Denning "An unstoppable business revolution is under way--and it is Agile. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement has helped companies both large and small learn to connect everyone and everything…all the time. With rapidly evolving consumer needs and technology tha...
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Remember to Vote!

Our 2019 PMI Central Iowa Chapter board elections are underway!  All PMI Central Iowa Chapter Members were sent an electronic election ballot  from PMI Global, asking each of you to vote in our PMI Central Iowa Chapter's  2020 election.    Open offices include nominations for  President Elect,&...
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PMI-CIC October Chapter Meeting - The Agile Journey at Wells Fargo

 The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Dinner will take place on Thursday, October 17th at 11:30am. Please join us at the Iowa Machine Shed, 11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322. Register Here ! ​ABOUT THE SPEAKER: SHAWN WHITMORE Shawn is a Vice President within Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He provides oversight and management of initiatives pertaining t...
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A Big Thank You to all of our 2019 PDD Sponsors!

PMI of Central Iowa would like to thank the following business partners for continuing to be such a big support for our annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on September 27th 2019. We appreciate your support not only for the day, but for the continued support of the chapter and for our community of project managers. A big THANK YOU and round o...
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PMI-CIC Book Club - Thursday, September 26

Join us on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30! PMI-CIC Book Club for PDUs is reading The Age of Agile by Stephen Denning for our September and October book club meetings. Meetings will be held at the Scenic Route Bakery in East Village (Des Moines, IA). PDUs are obtainable through "reading" and "informal learning". Please register here. The Age of Ag...
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2019 PMI-CIC Senior Leadership Summit - Thursday, Sept. 26

From our PMI-CIC President: 2019 PMI CIC Senior Leadership Summit Thursday, September 26th (the day before PDD) Boosting Organizational Value through Portfolio Management if you are part of the senior project management leadership in your organization or are aspiring to be a senior project management leader in your organization, you will not want t...
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A video message from our PDD Speaker - Jacy Imilkowski

 Jacy Imilkowski (just think "I-milk-cows-on-skis"), PMP, CPCC, ACC, CLL is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self-admitted communication nerd. She is also an adjunct instructor on communication and leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Madison Area Technical College. A communication expert specialized in resilience ...
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PMI-CIC Board Nominations!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MEETING AND WORKING WITH YOUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT PEERS? Do you have a desire to be more involved with YOUR local PMI Chapter? Become a volunteer leader and serve on the PMI-CIC Board of Directors!! Nominate yourself or nominate another PMI CIC Member interested in serving in a PMI-CIC Board position. Please submit your nominat...
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Featured PDD Gold Sponsor - The Uncommon League

PMI Central Iowa would like to thank Bob and The Uncommon League for being our Gold sponsor for this year's Professional Development Day 2019 event. Bob will also be presenting two sessions on the day of the event; "The Most Important Moments in Your Career" and "Preventing the Rise of Super Hero Project Villains: PM and BA Role Overlap". Why We Sp...
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Featured PDD Gold Sponsor 2019 - Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

PMI Central Iowa would like to thank Wellmark for being our Gold sponsor for this year's Professional Development Day 2019 event. Why We Sponsor:  Wellmark Blue Cross  and Blue Shield believes in supporting local events like the Project Management Institute's Professional Development Day (PMI). PMI helps to grow the project management fun...
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PDD Gold Sponsors 2019 Highlight

We would like to thank our Gold level Sponsors for this year's PDD! We appreciate your partnership and support of our chapter. If you haven't registered for PDD, please click here and register for PDD 2019 today! 
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PDD Platinum Sponsor Highlight – Aureon Consulting

Sometimes one person is all it takes to make an impact on your company's future. And there's a good chance Aureon Consulting knows that person. Our reputation is based on providing clients with the right talent to guide them towards success. We're proud of our long-standing partnerships with businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. Our c...
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Extended Registration! Sign up by Monday, August 19 at noon! Join us to celebrate PMI’s 50th Anniversary/Birthday at the Blank Park Zoo!

Celebrate PMI's 50th Anniversary with your PMI Central Iowa Chapter on Wednesday, August 21 st from 5:30 to 9!!! For Members Only (plus one at a discounted cost) -- Join us to celebrate PMI's 50th Anniversary with a night of music and friends at the Zoo! We will be hosting a room at Zoo Brew "Wild for Wine". You can come into the Discovery Room in ...
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PMI-CIC Book Club at Smokey Row Coffee Company!

Join us for the next PMI-CIC Book Club on Monday, August 26th at 5:30pm at Smokey Row Coffee Company. Our next read is: Second half of "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity" by David Allen (Revised 2015 Version). "Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most ...
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Join us to celebrate PMI’s 50th Anniversary/Birthday at the Blank Park Zoo!

Celebrate PMI's 50th Anniversary with your PMI Central Iowa Chapter on Wednesday, August 21 st from 5:30 to 9!!! For Members Only (plus one at a discounted cost) -- Join us to celebrate PMI's 50th Anniversary with a night of music and friends at the Zoo! We will be hosting a room at Zoo Brew "Wild for Wine". You can come into the Discovery Room in ...
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Professional Development Day 2019: Find your Impact!

Earn up to 7.5 PDU's! Don't miss out! Join us for PDD 2019 as we engage with some dynamic keynote and session speakers.  Time: 8:00-4:30 Date: Friday, September 27 th , 2019 Location: Prairie Meadows, The Meadows Events & Conference Center, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA Click here to register. 
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Professional Development Day 2019: Find Your Impact!

Don't miss out! Join us for PDD 2019 as we engage with some dynamic keynote and session speakers. Earn up to 7.5 PDU's! Time: 8:00-4:30 Date: Friday, September 27 th , 2019 Location: Prairie Meadows, The Meadows Events & Conference Center, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA   Click here to register.
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Need more PDUs for your PMI certification renewal?

 PMI Central Iowa chapter is looking for volunteers to help with our annual  Professional Development Day (PDD) on September 27, 2019.   We are looking for volunteers to help us on the day of this event. Each volunteer can earn up to 7.5 PDUs for their time and will also be awarded a specially designed event shirt...
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PDD 2019 Early Bird Registration is Ending!

Professional Development Day 2019 Early Bird registration is ending! Register NOW for $285. July 21st registration cost moves to $325. Don't miss out on the Early Bird $40 Savings!!  Click here to register and Find Your Impact at PDD 2019!
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Earn FREE PDUs with PMI-CIC Book Club!

Earn FREE PDUs with PMI-Central Iowa Chapter's Book Club! Due to the summer schedule, PMI-Central Iowa does not have Chapter Meetings scheduled for July and August. There is also no Chapter Meeting in September to make way for PMI-Central Iowa's Professional Development Day. How about a Christmas in July special? In honor of PDD, one person who reg...
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PDD 2019 Early Bird Registration Reminder

Early Bird pricing is in effect! Register now to save $40 on your ticket to attend this year's Professional Development Day and Find Your Impact! Register to attend here .  
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PDD 2019: Non-PMI Members Register and Save!

NON-PMI Members - w e want you to save up to $70 on PDD 2019 registration! 1. Click on this link www.pmi.org and go to the membership tab on the PMI.org website. 2. During the membership process do not choose a local membership, simply by-pass it. 3. Upon completion of the purchase you will receive a confirmation email from PMI, of your purcha...
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PDD 2019 Afternoon Keynote - John Stenbeck's video message

​ John G. Stenbeck, PMP, CSM, CSP , PMI-ACP is our Professional Development Day 2019 afternoon keynote speaker. John G. Stenbeck is an Enterprise Agility Expert who works with organizational leaders to achieve meaningful, measurable progress towards market leadership with pragmatic thought-leadership and actionable insight.John is the Founder ...
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PDD 2019 Early Bird Registration Reminder

Early Bird pricing is in effect! Register now to save $40 on your ticket to attend this year's Professional Development Day and Find Your Impact! Register to attend here .
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PDD 2019 Find Your Impact: Speaker Series - Episode 6

Jacy Imilkowski (just think "I-milk-cows-on-skis"), PMP, CPCC, ACC, CLL is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self admitted communication nerd. She is also an adjunct instructor on communication and leadership for the University of Wisconsin Madison and Madison Area Technical College. A communication expert specialized in resilience and th...
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PDD 2019 Find Your Impact: Speaker Series - Episode 5

Sinikka Waugh, President and Founder of Your Clear Next Step, is a recognized leader in understanding people and in adapting tools, techniques, and processes to meet the demands of the situation at hand. As a popular presenter and trainer, her energetic and engaging style drives home the art and science of making business better for individuals, te...
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PDD 2019 Find Your Impact: Speaker Series - Episode 4

Iain Fraser is the former CEO and Group Managing Director of Project Plus Ltd. He is a PMI Fellow (and Fellow PMINZ) and has served on the PMI global board. Iain is an independent director of Software Education Holdings Ltd. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Engineering at Auckland University and was previously an Advisory...
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PDD 2019 Find Your Impact: Speaker Series - Episode 3

Bob Prentiss - Speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of The Uncommon League providing Agile, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Leadership training, consulting and ...
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PDD 2019 Keynote - Chip Eichelberger's video message

"Chip Eichelberger brings the perfect combination of experience, passion, and enthusiasm to any room he enters." said one of his raving fans - Dave Breslin. As a motivational speaker, Chip's programs surpass most keynotes with a highly engaging, interactive workshop approach that is truly transformative. Chip will be presenting a keynote speech at ...
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PDD 2019 Find Your Impact: Speaker Series - Episode 2

Neil Ihde (Ee-dee) is a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ where he motivates groups and individuals to work, play, relate and live intelligently. He has worked with numerous managers, directors, corporate leaders, and teams to improve their personal and professional effectiveness. Neil has worked with over 25 Fortune 500 companie...
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PMI-CIC's Book Club for PDUs!

On April 23, 2019, PMI-Central Iowa's Book Club for PDUs hosted a live video conference with author John Stenbeck at the West Des Moines Public Library. After book club members read and discussed The Project Managers Guide to Understanding Agile in the PMBOK 6 th Edition and the Agile Practice Guide , John spoke about intriguing topics including th...
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PMI-CIC June Chapter Meeting Dinner and Networking: Speaker Terry Rich, The $80 Billion Gamble

The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 20th at 5:30pm. Please come early for networking at 5!  Venue: Christopher's located at 2816 Beaver Ave. Des Moines, IA 50310. Register here ! ABOUT THE SPEAKER: TERRY RICH Terry Rich is the retired President and CEO of the Iowa Lottery. During his tenure, he increased sales ...
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PMI-CIC Sponsor, The Braintrust Consulting Group, is offering special pricing for members!

For the past ten years, The Braintrust Consulting Group has built and served the Agile community by expanding its reach throughout the United States and offering the latest in training, coaching, and certifications. Braintrust has aided in the Agile transformations of well over 10,000 professionals and their organizations. We have regularly schedul...
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PDD 2019 Find Your Impact: Speaker Series- Episode 1

  Daniel Custódio is one of the leading authorities on Lean with over 18 years of experience in continuous improvement in industry and as a consultant. He is the first and only Lean Gold Certified professional in services as recognized by the Shingo Institute and is the author of "Sacred Workday: How to Create an Awe-Inspiring Business." Danie...
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Announcing PDD Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration opens May 20 for the 2019 PMI CIC PDD Event! Join us as we engage with some dynamic keynote and session speakers. Time: 8:00-4:30  Date: Friday, September 27 th , 2019  Location: Prairie Meadows, The Meadows Events & Conference Center, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA  
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PMI-CIC May Chapter Meeting Luncheon - Bryan Gill, Panelist, Discusses Implementing the Agile Project Management Approach in Central Iowa

The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 11:30. Please join us at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center located at 909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA. Register here ! Project teams have been using agile techniques and approaches in various forms for several decades, yet there remains significant confusion a...
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Meet PDD 2019 Keynote Speaker Chip Eichelberger

Make sure to join us this year in our Professional Development Day event " Find Your Impact! " to get switched on and plugged back in with speaker Chip Eichelberger. Chip Eichelberger  has spent twenty-one years studying success and failure and how to equip people to get switched on and plugged back in . Getting switched on each...
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Meet PDD 2019 Keynote Speaker John G. Stenbeck

Make sure to join us this year in our Professional Development Day event " Find Your Impact! " to get inspired and learn from the Enterprise Agility Expert, speaker John G. Stenbeck. John G. Stenbeck is an Enterprise Agility Expert who works with organizational leaders to achieve meaningful, measurable progress towards market leadership w...
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Oh, We're Almost There At Last!

BAs QAs and PMs Oh My! Follow the yellow brick road to the annual Iowa Business Analyst Development Day! Dorothy: There's the Emerald City. Oh, we're almost there at last, at last! It's beautiful, isn't it? Just like I knew it would be. He really must be a wonderful Wizard to live in a City like that! Attention all PMs!   The PMI Central ...
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PMI-CIC May Chapter Meeting Luncheon - Mike Wemhoff, Panelist, Discusses Implementing the Agile Project Management Approach in Central Iowa

The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 11:30. Please join us at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center located at 909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA. Register here ! Project teams have been using agile techniques and approaches in various forms for several decades, yet there remains significant confusion a...
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Register for the May PMI-CIC Book Club Meeting!

When: May 29, 2019, 5:30pm-6:30pm Where: Valley Junction Big Acai Bowl 117 5 th Street West Des Moines, IA 50265 What: Strategic Project Management Made Simple by Terry Schmidt "Terry is founder of www.ManagementPro.com, and of StrategicPlanningAcademy.com. He is a certified PMP, and the fourth person in the world to receive the distinguished Strat...
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Early Bird Registration is Open

Early Bird Registration is open for the 2019 PMI CIC Professional Development Day Event! Find your impact as we engage with some dynamic keynotes and session speakers. Early bird registration runs May 20 - July 21, 2019. Time: 8:00-4:30  Date: Friday, September 27 th , 2019  Location: Prairie Meadows, The Meadows Events & Co...
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Announcing the PDD 2019 Theme and Logo

Announcing the theme for PMI Central Iowa Chapter's  Professional Development Day 2019 Find Your Impact! Save the date!  Time:       8:00-4:30  Date:       Friday, September 27th 2019 Location:  Prairie Meadows, The Meadows Events & Conference Center, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona...
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PMI-CIC May Chapter Meeting Luncheon - Don Kerr, Panelist, Discusses Implementing the Agile Project Management Approach in Central Iowa

The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 11:30. Please join us at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center located at 909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA. Register here ! Project teams have been using agile techniques and approaches in various forms for several decades, yet there remains significant confusion a...
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PMI-CIC May Chapter Meeting Luncheon - Implementing the Agile Project Management Approach in Central Iowa

The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 11:30. Please join us at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center located at 909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA. Register here ! Project teams have been using agile techniques and approaches in various forms for several decades, yet there remains significant confusion a...
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PMI-CIC May Chapter Meeting Luncheon - Andrea Brunk, Panelist, Discusses Implementing the Agile Project Management Approach in Central Iowa

 The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 11:30. Please join us at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center located at 909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA. Register here !   Project teams have been using agile techniques and approaches in various forms for several decades, yet there remains significan...
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Featured Member - Amber Cole

By Alex Marckmann and Craig Hinson Craig Hinson and I were able to catch up with a new member to Central Iowa PMI Chapter, Amber Cole. Amber is currently a Program Manager at WR Berkley in Urbandale Iowa. [Alex] Can you give us some background on how you came into your project/program management role at WR Berkley? [Amber] I've always been in insur...
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BAs QAs and PMs, Oh My!

Attention all PMs! We're happy to announce a fantastic additional training opportunity. The PMI Central Iowa Chapter is collaborating with the local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) to offer you their annual Iowa Business Analyst Development Day (IBADD) at membership rates.The IBADD offers a great opportunity to he...
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Featured Member: Diane Higgins

By: Lejla Vehabovic I had a chance to meet Diane over a cup of coffee and truly enjoyed our conversation. She currently  works as a Senior Project Manager for Federal Home Loan Bank. Diane frequently attends our chapter  meetings and volunteers for membership appreciation event. Take a few minutes out of your day and  get to kno...
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Thanks for all you do to support our chapter, Diane! Looking forward to checking out the podcast suggestion.
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Professional Development Day 2019

Mark your calendars! PMI Central Iowa Chapter's biggest event of the year, PDD 2019 is on September 27th 2019.   Planning has kicked off for this year's Professional Development Day.   Keynote and session speakers are in the works. Stay tuned for more details.   
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PMI-CIC April Chapter Meeting Luncheon: Speaker Chuck Long - A Trip Down The Long Road

The PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Luncheon will take place on Thursday, April 18th at 11:30. Please join us at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield located at 1331 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309. Register here ! ​ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Chuck Long Chuck Long's name has been synonymous with University of Iowa football for thirty years. As a former player and coach...
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Attention all PMs! Announcing a fantastic additional training opportunity!

The PMI Central Iowa Chapter is collaborating with the local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) to offer you their annual Iowa Business Analyst Development Day (IBADD) at membership rates. The IBADD offers a great opportunity to hear challenging speakers, earn PDU's and network with project team members with differin...
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Join Us for PMI-CIC Book Club for PDUs Kick-Off!

Join Us for PMI-CIC Book Club for PDUs Kick-Off! The first 5 Members to register will receive a FREE autographed copy of The Professional Project Manager's Guide to Understanding Agile by John Stenbeck. We are thrilled to announce that PMI Central Iowa will be hosting a monthly book club! With this, we are looking for smart readers who are willing ...
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PMI CIC Members achieving Milestones!

In the fall of 2018, the PMI Central Iowa Chapter recognized milestones of chapter members, with the plans to continue that recognition quarterly in 2019. I am pleased to report the following members achieved a milestone and will be recognized at our March 21, 2019 chapter meeting . Criteria for recognition at this quarterly meeting are: A current ...
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Welcome to all of you new members, and congratulations to members reaching new membership milestones!
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Local Opportunity for PDUs from PMI Registered Education Provider – Member discounts available!

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Announcing…2019 PMI-CIC’s Book Club for PDUs!

We are thrilled to announce that PMI Central Iowa will be hosting a monthly book club! With this, we are looking for smart readers who are willing to discuss enlightening, challenging, engaging and compelling topics relevant to Project Management. The first book we will be diving into is The Professional Project Manager's Guide to Understanding Agi...
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Follow PMI-CIC on Facebook and LinkedIn!

The PMI Central Iowa Chapter would like to keep our members, sponsors, and fans up to date with what we are up to! The easiest way to accomplish that is through social media! Please use the following links to find our pages and FOLLOW us! Thank you! FACEBOOK LINKEDIN
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PMI-CIC March Chapter Dinner Meeting: Speaker Kit Welchlin - Taking Your Talents and Your Team to the Top

The PMI-CIC Dinner Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 21st at 5:30. You are welcome to join us for Networking beginning at 5 at the   Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale , located at 8600 Northpark Dr, Johnston, IA 50131. Register here! About the Speaker: Kit Welchlin  One of the busiest keynote speakers in the U.S., Kit W...
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Featured Member - Sinikka Waugh

by Jeff Tuttle and Craig Hinson Sinikka Waugh, Jeff Tuttle, and Craig Hinson recently met over a cup of coffee, and not only was the conversation very enlightening, but there were a few surprises.  {Jeff & Craig} Tell us about your project management pilgrimage. {Sinikka}"Initially, I actually thought I was going to be a teacher and did no...
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What a GREAT February Chapter Meeting

 If you were not able to attend today's PMI CIC Chapter Meeting, you missed another GREAT one!!! Neil Ihde, founder of Life IQ, provided us with some very insightful tips on how to deal with difficult people and the motivation to begin using them right away.  So, be prepared difficult people... those that attended...
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Sounds like a great meeting! Wish I could have been there.
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Registration is full for February meeting

Unfortunately, we've hit the cap on attendees for the February 2019 Chapter meeting.  On the plus side, this now a networking opportunity: you can reach out to a fellow member who's attending and ask them for their notes!  ;) See you in March! 
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Membership Highlights 2019 - January

The month of January was freezing and blustery, but hopefully everyone survived the cold days just fine! New Members Our membership was certainly active. Please join me in welcoming these new members who joined our Chapter in the month of January 2019: Patricia Martin Tammy Roberts Erick Yego Kaleb Porter Kara Ellis Sherry Timmins Brittany Tibben G...
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Project Management Workshops available from Your Clear Next Step, LLC, a PMI-CIC Supporter

Your Clear Next Step has proudly been a long-time supporter of PMI, the Project Management profession, and a strong local supporter of the PMI-Central Iowa Chapter since 2008. As a public service announcement, we would like to let you know that Your Clear Next Step has two events coming up in the next couple of months to develop your project manage...
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February Chapter Meeting: How to Deal With Difficult People

The PMI-CIC Lunch Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 21st at 11:30 am at Aureon Corporate Office , located at 7760 Office Plaza Dr. S, West Des Moines, IA 50266. ​Register here ! About the Speaker: Neil Ihde Neil Ihde (Ee-dee) is a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ where he motivates groups and individuals to work, pla...
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PMI Central Iowa Chapter is hoping to match you up with one of our volunteer opportunities!

Keep reading to see how you can get more involved in our Chapter, give back, and advance the Project Management profession! Military to Project Management Program - The program focuses on refining the project talents of veterans and current military members, educating organizations on the value and relevance of military experience, and connecting t...
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January Chapter Meeting: Making the Most of Generational Differences on Your Project

I am really looking forward to tomorrow's (1/17) PMI CIC Chapter Meeting.  Sinikka has a wealth of knowledge and always provides tips that we can use right away. 
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PMI-CIC Volunteer Opportunites (PDD, Website, Coordinating, Marketing, Communications)

PMI-CIC Volunteers Needed! Happy New Year! We Want You! Calling All Volunteers for 2019! We have a variety of ways that you can get involved and give back to the development of the Project Management profession! Please read on to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how to connect with the organizers. We are getting ready to kick-off pl...
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PMI CIC Volunteers Needed

You may or may not have noticed that the PMI-CIC website ( https://pmi-centraliowa.org/ ) received a new look during the spring of this year. We are now looking to make sure that the content is up to date and that all the links are working properly. We also want to see what new content we can add that would be beneficial to our 800+ members. ​ We w...
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PMI-CIC Collaborate to Succeed Volunteer Opportunities!

Lori Chambers, PMI-CIC Director of Collaborate to Succeed, held an outreach session with United Way recently and walked away with many fantastic opportunities for Project Managers to give back! Please read on to discover how you can help! Technology Projects range from assisting ISU and Grand View classrooms to a variety of non-profits. The ISU and...
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January Chapter Meeting: Making the Most of Generational Differences on Your Project

The PMI-CIC Lunch Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 17th at 11:30 am at Curate, located at 322 E. Court Ave. Register Here ! About the Speaker: Sinikka Waugh of Your Clear Next Step Sinikka Waugh, President and Founder of Your Clear Next Step is a recognized leader in understanding people and in adapting tools, techniques, and processes ...
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PMI-CIC members to enjoy the same rate for the 2019 Iowa Business Analyst Development Day (IBADD) as IIBA members receive!

BA's, QA's, and PM's…Oh My! PMI-CIC is excited to announce a partnership with the Central Iowa Chapter of International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Our partnership will give PMI-CIC members the same rate to 2019 Iowa Business Analyst Development Day (IBADD) as IIBA members receive. They will have a specific track for project management a...
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Featured Member - Kyra Jacobson

​ By: Katie Dietz Kyra is a mover and shaker! I got the impression from my time with her that she doesn't stand idle and wait for good things to happen. She's much the opposite. She does her research and makes fact-based decisions which have lead her to success. And although she is just at the beginning of her project management career, I fully exp...
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PMI-CIC Members! Join us at no charge for the Annual Meeting and Trivia Night!

The Annual Meeting will encompass time for networking, heavy hors d'oeuvres, trivia fun, visiting with Board Members, a review of our Chapter's accomplishments and events from 2018, and plans for the upcoming year. *note that there will not be a speaker for the Annual Meeting; therefore, no PDUs will be awarded. Register today as the meeting is fas...
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Featured Member - Zach Laws

​ By: Katie Dietz {Katie} Please tell us your personal project management story. {Zach} "I had a unique start - my project management story began in Melbourne, Australia, where I worked as a Project Manager in Danfoss' Electronic and Controls Division managing a national network of sub-contractors. Our team focused on improving energy efficiency in...
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Featured Member - Allan Dahl

By: Katie Dietz Those of us serving on the board know Allen very well! He's a Command Sergeant Major (Retired), Iowa Army National Guard. He's our first success story with the Military to Project Management (Mil2PM) program that we kicked off last year with leadership support from Joel Wolcott and Robert Olinger. Ironically enough, I first met Alle...
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November Chapter Meeting Thursday, November 15th at 5:30 PM! Hear our Speaker, Gale Mote and see the recognition of our Chapter's 2018 volunteers!

The November Dinner Meeting will include the recognition of our Chapter's volunteers from this year! Register today as the meeting is fast approaching on Thursday, November 15th at 5:30 PM! Register Here to join us! About the speaker: Gale Mote of Gale Mote Associates How many times have you heard this, "Well, that works great in the classroom but ...
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Mentors Wanted: PMI-CIC Mentorship Program

PMI-CIC is looking for Mentors!!         ​Enrollment for Mentees has closed; however, we are seeking seven more Mentors to match our amazing response to this program! The Central Iowa Chapter Mentoring Program is an 8-month mentoring program that connects individual mentors and mentees beyond the working environment. T...
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A Big Thank You to Our PDD Sponsors!

Let's start off 2019 collaborating on how we can serve PMI-CIC Members! If your organization would like to be a sponsor in 2019, please contact Alex Marckmann, Director of Marketing, at dirmarketing@pmi-centraliowa.org . PMI of Central Iowa would like to thank the following business partners for continuing to be such a big support for our annual Pr...
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Featured Member: Aaron Matthews

By: Katie Dietz While I was interviewing Aaron, he reminded me of a very important lesson (and essentially the exact reason why I LOVE this spotlight article) that "you can't judge a book by its cover". He was detailing his technical experience in healthcare and it was very clear to me that his knowledge and expertise was far beyond that which my t...
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One more week left... PMI Central Iowa PDD 2018

Happy Friday!!!!  PMI Central Iowa Chapter's biggest event of the year is officially a week away.  Online registration is opened until October 9th, 2018.  You will  earn 7.5 PDUs from this attending event. The theme for this year event is "Exercise Your Mind". Our keynote speaker,  Alana M. Hill aka The Miss ...
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A Big THANK YOU to our PDD 2018 Sponsors

PMI of Central Iowa would like to thank the following business partners for continuing to be such a big support for our annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on October 12th 2018. We appreciate your support not only for the day, but for the continued support of the chapter and for our community of project managers. A big THANK YOU and round of ...
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PDD Silver Sponsor Highlight - Your Clear Next Step

Your Clear Next Step was founded in 2008 with a strong commitment to making work better for people in business. Our team includes trainers, coaches, and problem solvers who specialize across industries and disciplines, so we can support organizations, teams, and individuals from a variety of backgrounds—from finance and insurance to manufacturing a...
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PDD Silver Sponsor Highlight - Grinnell Mutual

Grinnell Mutual , headquartered in Grinnell, we've protected our customers for more than 100 years, offering auto, home, farm, and business insurance. We are the 111th-largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America. Our mission and our core values focus on...
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A Big THANK YOU to our PDD 2018 Sponsors

PMI of Central Iowa would like to thank the following business partners for continuing to be such a big support for our annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on October 12th 2018. We appreciate your support not only for the day, but for the continued support of the chapter and for our community of project managers. A big THANK YOU and round of ...
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PDD Gold Sponsor Highlight - The Braintrust Consulting Group

As a worldwide leader in Agile / Scrum training, The Braintrust Consulting Group offers energetic, highly interactive classes and coaching. Through practical, hands-on training and enterprise and team coaching, we help our clients learn, plan, and implement Agile processes. Our goal is to teach our clients how to increase predictability of delivery...
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PDD Platinum Sponsor Highlight – Aureon Consulting

The right consultants should offer brand new ideas, yet fit neatly into a company's culture as if they'd always been there. And that's exactly what you'll find at Aureon Consulting. We started nearly 20 years ago as Midwest Project Partners, and today we offer a full spectrum of project and business management solutions. We're proud of our long-sta...
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Featured Member - Mary Porter

By: Katie Dietz

I met up with Mary at Smokey Row to have a cup of coffee before heading into work. She and I were previously coworkers at Wellmark so we caught up like old friends before diving into the interview questions. I learned several knew tidbits about this lady that I didn't know before. Enjoy!

{Katie} Please share your personal project management story.

{Mary} "Started managing implementation projects back when I was an ERP Systems Manager. After that I studied at the University of Iowa as a full-time MBA student and received my degree in 2005. Then I moved back to Des Moines and got my first official PM role and have been a PM ever since. I received the PMP certification in 2014 and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) just this year."

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2019 PMI-CIC BOD Call for Officer Nominations!

PMI CENTRAL IOWA CHAPTER CALL FOR 2019 OFFICER NOMINATIONS   Overview The PMI Central Iowa Chapter (PMI-CIC) is Iowa's preeminent authority on Project Management and the only organization in Central Iowa dedicated solely to the advancement of the profession. We are over 830 members strong and highly visible to the local PM professional communi...
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Looking to Earn PDUs?

​ OrgCamp Iowa is the premier event for organization professionals. It's where leaders of organizations, teams, products, or projects can share ideas and learn together. Organizations rely on excellent leadership, communication, trust, and team building to be successful. Benefits Include: Leadership Skills Manage Organizational Change Servant Leade...
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Featuring PDD 2018 Keynote Speaker - Alan Mallory

Featuring Alan Mallory - our lunch keynote speaker will be presenting "Project Everest: Reaching New Heights in Project Management" and "Managing Risk in the Face of Uncertainty" Please watch a sneak peek from Alan by clicking on the video below..  
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Share, Tweet, and Post with PMI-CIC!

​ We have added the capability for you to Share, Tweet, and Post to all of our PMI-CIC communication channels! You will find social media icon links at the bottom of every e-mail newsletter, website article, and blog post. We encourage you to help us spread the word about our Chapter with your social media circles! Information a...
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Featured Member... Mahlon Barker

By Katie Dietz I got the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Mahlon Barker back in July. He picked Pancheros because of the proximity to his office and I'm also guessing it's a favorite lunch spot of his. I hope you all enjoy the chat because it certainly was a highlight to my day! {Katie} Tell us your personal project management story. {Mah...
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PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 8

Lenae Price excels at relationship and communications training, and story development. She specializes in employee professional development and stakeholder engagement.In her role leading Cork Cares, Lenae helps non-profit organizations develop their stories and their executive team's ability to deliver them with maximum impact. With a proven track ...
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Would You Be Interested In Being a PDD Sponsor?

Our Professional Development Day (PMI-PDD) event is rapidly approaching and we are asking for your support via a sponsorship. Would you be interested in being a sponsor for our event? The levels range from $1,000 to $4,000 with varying levels of benefits related to each. In order to put on a world class event...as we have consistently done eac...
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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

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 more of the 800 plus members of the PMI – Central Iowa Chapter will be able...
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Chapter Membership

Total Members 840
PMP® Members 519
CAPM® Members 17
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 2
PMI-ACP® Members 44
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 4
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 824
Student Members 14
Other Members 4
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