Upcoming Events

27
Apr
2021

PMs are from Mars, BAs are from Venus

04-27-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
$10 || Free for Members

PMs are from Mars, BAs are from Venus

Cheryl Lee, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP

Learning Objective of Presentation:
To be able to define business analysis, identify the relationship between project management and business analysis, and understand the importance of this relationship for agile teams.

Description of Presentation:
Have you ever been on a project where it felt like your cohort was from a completely different planet? Although the perspectives and focus of BAs and PMs may be different, we need each other to deliver successful projects. According to PMI research, “successful projects require a high level of collaboration between both the project, program, or portfolio manager and business analyst. Risks are minimized, and project and product success rates improve when these critical roles are aligned and operate in partnership. When this alignment is missing, project performance, customer satisfaction, team morale, and the end product will be adversely impacted.”

Join us as we discuss the following:

  • What is business analysis?
  • What is the relationship between project management and business analysis?
  • Why is this relationship arguably more important for agile teams?

Venue: Virtual Event
Log in information (Zoom Link) would be provided to all registered participants before event starts

Door Prize:
Free 7.5 hour Introduction to BA course from Knowledge Adapters (valued at $199)

 

28
Apr
2021

Virtual Meet & Greet Social Event

04-28-2021 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
$10 || Free for Members

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to interact with chapter members and discover ways to earn PDU’s?

Then Join PMI South Carolina Midlands

 For a Virtual Meet & Greet Membership Social Event

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

6:00PM- 7:00PM

The membership social event is an opportunity for new and existing members to get to know each other and have fun. It is also an opportunity to get feedback on the types of events members are interested in, to hear what events are available to members and to get connected as a chapter. 

06
May
2021

Using Microsoft Planner/Trello to Organize Yourself

05-06-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
$10 || Free for Members

Using Microsoft Planner/Trello to Organize Yourself

Learning Objective of Presentation: Understand how to use tools like Microsoft Planner and Trello to organize your activities and to keep yourself organized.

Summary Description of Presentation:
We are confronted daily with myriads of activities and tasks, both routine and special. Our work, family, friends, and other parts of our lives bombard us with requests for our time, attention, and energy. Life pulls us in many different directions. As we have no doubt experienced, there are scads of gadgets, software, and apps that compete to manage our scheduling, activities, and pursuits. In this session, we will explore how to use Microsoft Planner and a similar tool from Trello.com to help us accomplish three goals:


1. To become more methodical in our organization.
2. To be more connected with the devices and tools that we may use.
3. To be more consistent in using these tools.


This session will be practical, with plenty of examples using these apps. You will also receive a valuable workbook and a handy cheat sheet to help you apply your new skills.

Venue: Virtual Event
Log in information (Zoom Link) would be provided to all registered participants before event starts

Door Prize: Yes-a workbook (in PDF format) with the major points and a “cheat-sheet” to help in implementation.

Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 489
New Members This Year 27
PMP® Members 314
CAPM® Members 14
PgMP® Members 0
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 2
PMI-ACP® Members 18
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 158
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 475
Student Members 8
Other Members 6
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Members in Spotlight

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  • Debra Huggins, PMP
  • Doug Mader, PMP,PMI_RMP,PMI-ACP
  • Gary Worrell, PMP
  • Gary Dowers
  • Jennifer Catalanotto, PMP
  • Jennifer Hansen, PMP
  • Jill Sinegar, PMP
  • Jim Yates, PMP
  • Kelli Miller
  • Kenneth Mulchahey, PMP
  • Lauren Thomas, PMP
  • MARCY HAYDEN
  • Marian Webb, PMP
  • Mary Molusky
  • Nivedhitha Raman, PMP
  • PADMANABHA BYRAPPA
  • Patricia LeBecq, PMP
  • Rachel Austin, PMP
  • Roxanne Price
  • Sandra English, PMP
  • Steven Layne
  • Teresa Shuler
  • Tony Laaper, PMP
  • William Herrington, PMP

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The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

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Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Speakers for our Chapter's Events

Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.