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08May/19

PMI La Crosse Event – Annual Business Meeting, Project Management and Business Analysis Panel

Introduction/Description:

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it.  Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective.  Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

To explore and develop real-life application of project management and business analysis, the PMI La Crosse Rochester Chapter will host a panel discussion for individuals to present their views on topics of common interest. These panelists represent different companies and levels Project Management and Business Analysis.

Various topics will be introduced by the panel moderator and presented to panelists for his or her views. Additional questions are welcome by the audience during the discussion.

Panel Speakers:

Mark Thole, Project Manager – Gensler

Brennan Murphy, Business Analyst Manager, Logistic Health

Shawn Budden, Continuous Improvement Specialist, Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations

Teddi-Ann Carini – Digital Product Manager Supervisor

Where:

Lunda Center – Western Technical College Campus

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 Registration Details:

11:15am – Sign in, Networking

11:30am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am – Speaker Introduction and Presentation

12:45pm – Questions

Menu List:

Create your own sandwich buffet

08May/19

PMI Rochester Event – Annual Business Meeting and Project Management and Business Analysis Panel

Introduction/Description:

To explore and develop real-life application of project management and business analysis, the PMI La Crosse Rochester Chapter will host a panel discussion for individuals to present their views on topics of common interest. These panelists represent different companies and levels of management.

Various topics will be introduced by the panel moderator and presented to panelists for his or her views. Additional questions are welcome by the audience during the discussion.

 

Where:

Charter House – Northview Room

211 2nd Street NW

Rochester MN 55901 United States

Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Networking

11:30am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45pm – Speaker Introduction and Presentation

12:45pm – Questions

Menu List:

TBD

03Apr/19

PMI La Crosse Event – Total Workday Control and OneNote

Introduction/Description:

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it.  Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective.  Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

Total Workday Control is a book written by Michael Linenberger that discusses how work can be accomplished much more effectively by reconfiguring Microsoft Outlook. It is not a book about tips and tricks but is instead a complete re-think of how Outlook can work for you. When combined with Microsoft OneNote, it revolutionizes how project meeting notes and to-dos can be managed. These same techniques can also be used for a wide range of situations such as with professional organizations, going on trips, or as simple as house maintenance activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Brainstorm the problem with using pen and paper to take meeting notes and to-dos.
  • Become familiar with how Total Workday Control changes the functionality of Outlook.
  • Learn about the chapter in Total Workday Control that reconfigures the To Do Bar into a powerhouse for managing to dos.
  • Explore using the To Do Bar in Outlook to manage to-dos stemming from project meetings or other repeating project related activities.
  • Be shown how to utilize Outlook and OneNote together to prep for meetings, take meeting notes and track to-dos that are synced together.
  • Become familiar with maximizing these tools across various computer platforms.

About the Speaker:

Todd Aldrich

Todd Aldrich has spent his 28-year career with two goals in mind: helping people and businesses solve problems, and utilizing technology to improve our lives. He started his career training adults in how to use applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Todd joined the IT department at Allina Health in 1997, writing training curriculum for a new product to merge the hospital and clinic patient registration processes. In 2002, Todd moved into the role of a Team Lead helping with the implementation of Epic at Allina. By the end of the project, Todd was the Director of Epic Support and Implementation.

In 2010, Todd left Allina to start a new career in healthcare consulting. Todd’s consulting projects have included leading the Epic implementation at Fairview, and implementing Epic optimization projects for many clients. He has also led IT restructuring efforts after a major hospital Epic go-live. Todd is currently consulting at Mayo Clinic’s Department of Radiology on the implementation of Epic Radiant.

Todd lives in Lakeville, Minnesota with his wife and four children. He is currently President-elect of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Minnesota Chapter which is dedicated to improving health care in quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access through the best use of information technology and management systems.

Where:

Lunda Center

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 Registration Details:

7:00am – Sign in, Networking

7:30am – Breakfast and President Announcements

7:45am – Speaker introduction and Presentation

8:45am – Questions

Menu List:

TBD

20Dec/18

2018 February Virtual PMI Event – A Hybrid Approach to Project Management

Introduction/Description:

A Hybrid Approach to Project Management

With the growing interest in Agile approaches, how can we take a measured approach? Organizations can’t just simply drop everything to become 100% Agile. Not only are hybrid approaches acceptable, they are common in transitioning organizations. We need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of both the traditional and Agile methods to find the best combination that gives us the best of both worlds. This presentation will cover how to combine both approaches into a hybrid model, and help you understand the general criteria of how one approach would be chosen over another.

About the Speaker:

Susan Parente

Susan is a Project Management Professional, engineer, and consultant with over 18 years of experience managing software and hardware development projects and systems implementations, specializing in Agile project management and project recovery/ risk management. She is experienced in inter-organizational communication and collaboration to meet performance objectives with a true passion for using here knowledge and experience as a conduit to improve project management performance.

Where:

Virtual Meeting

Registration Details:

  1. Sign up like normal.
  2. Once registered and paid, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions the morning of February 6th.
Event Timing

11:45pm – Sign in

12:00pm – President Announcements

12:10pm – Presentation

1:00pm – Questions

19Dec/18

2018 January Virtual PMI Event – Genghis Khan Never Used WebEx- 3 Eternal Secrets of Great Remote Project Teams

Introduction/Description:

Genghis Khan Never Used WebEx – 3 Eternal Secrets of Great Remote Project Teams

It seems like leading projects is harder than ever, especially when the team is scattered across the country or even the globe. But history is full of people who got the job done from far away. Genghis Khan ruled half the world and never held a WebEx meeting? How did he do it?

Join internationally recognized author and speaker Wayne Turmel for this engaging and interactive web presentation. In our time together, you’ll learn:

  1. How leading teams remotely is –and isn’t—different
  2. The 3 eternal truths of leading teams
    • They need a common purpose
    • They need accountability
    • They need to use the technology available to them
  3. Best practices and tips for using technology to build great team relationships.

About the Speaker:

Wayne Turmel

Wayne Turmel is the author of several books including “The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership” and “Meet Like You Mean It- a Leader’s Guide to Painless and Productive Virtual Meetings.” He’s also co-founder of The Remote Leadership Institute. He’s spoken around the world about his passion for helping leaders work with people, projects and teams. You can learn more at www.RemoteLeadershipInstitute.com

Where:

Virtual Meeting

Registration Details:

  1. Sign up like normal.
  2. Once registered and paid, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions.
Event Timing

12:00pm – 12:15pm – Welcome/President Announcements

12:15pm – 1:15pm – Presentation

1:15pm – 1:30pm – Q&A

 

26Oct/18

Save the Date: 2018 Rochester Mix, Mingle, and Network

Rochester Event – The Tap House (Mix, Mingle, and Network)

Assortment of appetizers will be provided throughout the networking happy hour. The attendees will be responsible for their beverages.  Join us for games and networking!

26Oct/18

Save the Date: 2018 La Crosse Mix, Mingle, and Network

La Crosse Event – Sloopy’s Alma Mater (Mix, Mingle, and Network)

Thank you for being a part of the La Crosse/Rochester PMI Chapter. As thanks to you, PMI La Crosse-Rochester Chapter will provide an assortment of appetizers and a FUN networking happy hour!

(Attendees are responsible for all beverages)

Look forward to you joining us!

04Oct/18

PMI La Crosse Event – I’m Not Sure that Word Means What You Think It Means: Talking to Business People About Agile

Introduction/Description:

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it.  Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective.  Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it. Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective. Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

About the Speaker:

Mike Stuedemann, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST

Mike is Co-Founder & Principal Consultant at agilityIRL. In this role, he is responsible for educating, coaching and consulting with his clients in Agile methods and working with all levels of an organization to help them produce products that people want to use.

He has presented on Agile at numerous industry events including PMI-Minnesota’s Professional Development Days, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of IIBA, and Agile Development West.

Prior to founding agilityIRL, Mike co-founded two other Agile consultancies. Mike has also worked for Savigent Software as an Engagement Manager, Medtronic in a number of IT Leadership roles, Data Recognition Corporation as a Business Analyst and for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Staff Consultant.

He has undergraduate degrees in International Management and Japanese from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Mike lives in Andover, MN with his wife, Erin, and his sons, Joe, Ray and Will. When not spending time with his family, Mike enjoys watching sports and reading.

Where:

Lunda Center

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Networking

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am – 1:00pm – Presentation

Menu List:

TBD

04Oct/18

PMI Rochester Event – I’m Not Sure that Word Means What You Think It Means: Talking to Business People About Agile

Introduction/Description:

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it.  Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective.  Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

About the Speaker:

Mike Stuedemann, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST

Mike is Co-Founder & Principal Consultant at agilityIRL.  In this role, he is responsible for educating, coaching and consulting with his clients in Agile methods and working with all levels of an organization to help them produce products that people want to use.

He has presented on Agile at numerous industry events including PMI-Minnesota’s Professional Development Days, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of IIBA, and Agile Development West.

Prior to founding agilityIRL, Mike co-founded two other Agile consultancies.  Mike has also worked for Savigent Software as an Engagement Manager, Medtronic in a number of IT Leadership roles, Data Recognition Corporation as a Business Analyst and for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Staff Consultant.

He has undergraduate degrees in International Management and Japanese from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Mike lives in Andover, MN with his wife, Erin, and his sons, Joe, Ray and Will.  When not spending time with his family, Mike enjoys watching sports and reading.

Where:

Charter House

Northview Room

211 2nd Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Registration Details:

7:00am – Sign in, Networking

7:15am – Breakfast and President Announcements

7:30am – Ice Breaker, Break, Speaker Introduction

7:45am – Presentation

8:45am – Questions

Menu List:

TBD

03Oct/18

PMI La Crosse Event – What’s Going On Up There? The Neuroscience of Conversation for Project Managers

Introduction/Description:

You know how sometimes you’re having a conversation with a stakeholder or team member, and all of a sudden you realize that they’re completely disconnected from you? Do you ever wonder why that happens and how to fix it? During a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing (and being influenced by) you and the person you are talking to. These influences are unconscious, however, we can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts and use that information to achieve wildly successful conversations.

This session introduces Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®), and other easy-to-use tools for engaging in effective, mindful conversation with clients, project teams, and stakeholders. Together we’ll explore different levels of conversation and their:

  • Intention and interaction dynamics
  • Strengths and pitfalls
  • Best situational use
  • Impacts on trust, influence, power, and success
  • Underlying neurochemistry affecting the brain
  • Skills needed to move to the next level up

About the Speaker:

Jacy Imilkowski

Jacy Imilkowski PMP, CPCC, ACC is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self-admitted communication nerd. She deftly weaves story, humor, and expertise to share tools and skills that engage participants’ hearts and minds. Her interactive presentations focus on real-world application, and participants leave every session with tools they can immediately apply in their everyday lives.

When not working Jacy is an avid speculative fiction and fantasy reader, food and flower gardener and enjoys spending time in nature with her partner and dogs.

Where:

Lunda Center

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Networking

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am – 1:00pm – Presentation

Menu List:

TBD