- Formal name change from PMI Coastal Empire Chapter to PMI Savannah, GA Chapter
- Two officer positions added: President Elect and Past President (one-year terms)
- VP Programs and VP Communications terms reduced to one year
Join PMI Savannah's Fall Network Event at Naan Appetite, Pooler's new India Restaurant (http://www.naanappetit.com)
Description: Don't miss PMI Savannah's Fall Network event in Pooler, GA. Relax, enjoy authentic Indian dishes (hors d'oeuvres provided by the Chapter), meet your PMI Savannah officers, network with fellow members and catch up on the latest PMI news and offerings. Feel free to bring a spouse or significant other and stay for dinner, if you like. Naan Appetite is the number one rated restaurant in Pooler on Yelp! Check it out for yourself (http://www.yelp.com/biz/naan-appetit-pooler).
Date: Thursday September 24, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: 1024 US 80 West Pooler, GA 31322; (912) 348-2446 with free parking
Cost: $10/per person (register online) includes authentic appetizers such as Kati Rolls (Sheek Kebab, Chicken Tikka), Tandoori Chicken, GarlicShrimp and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available.
We are delighted to announce that Michael Cuellar has been duly elected to serve as the new PMI Savannah Chapter VP of Education. Michael’s election was accepted and made effective on June 3 2015. His term will last through the duration of 2015. In his new role, Michael Cuellar will be responsible for developing Chapter educational programs, including PMP certification preparation and other project management training, developing relationships with local colleges and universities, serving as liaison to the PMI Educational Foundation, and identifying other educational opportunities in accordance with the purposes of the Chapter and its Constitution and Bylaws and subject to the approval of the majority of the Chapter Board of Directors.
Michael Cuellar is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University. Prior to academia, he spent over 25 years as an information systems practitioner as a programmer, project lead, project manager, program manager, account manager and pre-sales support person. He has published in a number of academic and practitioner journals and is a member of Project Management International and the Association for Information Systems.
Speaker Dr. Reinhold Gerbsch, PMP
Topic: Maintaining Your Gains: Transitioning from Project Management to Process Management.
Location: Pooler, GA
Maintaining Your Gains: Transitioning from Project Management to Process Management
Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “There is no success without a successor.” In a real sense transitioning a project from Project Management to Process Management is akin to creating a succession plan. In this talk, Dr. Gerbsch will explore the advantages of implementing visual process management and contrasting it with the role and approach for Project Management. A general approach for rolling out standardized processes will be presented. Several process management examples from South University will be discussed along with a software demonstration on how their chosen process management tool was implemented.
About our Speaker
Reinhold A. Gerbsch, DSc, PMP, is the director of South University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and serves as the Academic Project Manager. Dr. Gerbsch has wide-ranging experience as an engineer, research scientist, medical researcher, educator and a private consultant. His faculty background includes Washington University in St. Louis and Olivet Nazarene University. His technical background includes serving as a research scientist at the Boeing Company, a Project Manager with the Illinois Manufacturing
Extension Center, and running an organizational consulting firm. His technical expertise includes computational modeling, process optimization, quality, maintenance, and leadership development.
Dr. Gerbsch has served as a subject matter expert with for the Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Agriculture. Gerbsch holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and graduate degrees from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He currently serves as President of the Savannah PMI Chapter. He enjoys the outdoors via camping, hiking and competing in triathlon events of varying distances.
|Topic:||Process Control and Stakeholder Trust|
|When:||Friday April 17, 2015 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM|
Cris Curtis, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Manager, Materials & Process Engineering, Thirty-two (32) years of aerospace experience with Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Space Alliance and General Dynamics. Education; MBA, Florida Institute of Technology; BS Biology and Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University, also a member of the EKU Football Hall of Fame by 1979-81 Division I-AA NCAA Championship and Runner-up Football teams. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
Gulfstream Research and Development Campus (RDC) IV Auditorium, 3 Innovation Dr., Savannah, GA 31407
Mr. Curtis will highlight historical aerospace projects and show a NASA process control video to fine-tune the audience’s focus on process control and stakeholder trust and where these map into the project management process groups and knowledge areas.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to obtain a temporary badge for building access at security desk. You can order lunch at the full course cafeteria located adjacent to auditorium and hand carry your lunch into the auditorium where tables for seating/eating will be located.
The Bylaws for PMI Savannah have not been updated since 2002 (chapter inception). At the March 2015 PMI Savannah Annual Meeting, modifications to the Chapter Bylaws were announed. An electronic vote will be taken in May to ratify the bylaws change.
The change consists of:
The updated bylaws are available on the PMI Savannah website under Content from Past Meetings.
The result of the vote will be announced at the June PMI Savannah Chapter meeting. For more information please contact the Chapter President using the officer tab on the chapter website.
We welcome all Project Managers and those interested in project management to join with us. Please select Contact Us for further information and participate in our events under " Upcoming Events."
Who can participate? ANYONE who is interested in Project Management is invited. Our meetings are free of charge ( you pay for your meal ) and you do not have to be a PMP. Interested, looking for information, non-certified, certified or just plain curious. You are welcome to attend.