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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Featured Member... 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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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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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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