PMI Central Alabama Chapter

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After careful consideration and guidance from PMI Global, the PMI Central Alabama Chapter (PMICAC) has decided to postpone our annual Professional Development Day (PDD) until the fall of 2020. This decision was made based on discussions with the venue, speakers, vendors and potential cancellations.

The PMICAC Board plans to offer the PDD in the fall timeframe combined with a 25th Anniversary Chapter Celebration. More communication about the event will be passed along as things become clearer over the summer.

Additionally, PMICAC understands the impact that the PDD has for members’ PDU planning. If members need information about other PDU resources available, please visit the PMI COVID-19 Resource Hub for free online courses or contact the PMICAC Board. Members can also stay connected to the global community at www.projectmanagement.com

All upcoming events and chapter meetings will be individually assessed and will be communicated as needed. Thank you for your understanding in this unique time that impacts all of us!

Register Now for PMXPO 2020!

We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management.

This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube. The subject of an upcoming movie, Cara shares her inspiring story filled with determination, passion and grit. Cara shares tactics to blend an imperfect mix of personalities, talents and temperaments into cohesive, unstoppable teams. These strategies apply to every level of your organization and will change the way you live and work.

PMXPO 2020 will also bring you five more sessions packed with informative project management viewpoints from leading industry experts, covering topics like digital transformation, The Project Economy, building a change-ready culture and more!

Attend this virtual event from the comfort of your own home or office—and the best part is that everyone can attend for free, with absolutely no cost to you or your peers! Register now, save the date, and tell your friends and colleagues you will see them at PMXPO 2020!

This event will be open for on-demand viewing for 90 days after the live event (until June 26, 2020).

Download the PMXPO 2020 Agenda here!

Download PDU information here!

Learn about PMXPO 2020's Sponsors and Exhibitors here!

ALFISIG Membership,

Due to the current pandemic, many of us are trying to find a new temporary norm. With this in mind, it has been decided to Cancel plans for the upcoming March ALFISIG meeting.

Our plans are to continue meetings in April.

Thanks and be safe!

Director of Administration – Diane Chu Weldon Diane.Weldon@regions.com

Director of Communication and Membership – Deb Owen Deborah.Owen@regions.com

Director of Best Practices – Shelley Vasko Shelley.Vasko@gmail.com

PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community, which is why we have a designated Crisis Task Force that is continuously monitoring the situation arising from coronavirus (COVID-19) daily.

We are taking additional steps to make this time easier for our community.  As a result, we have decided to extend access to the current PMP exam until December 31, 2020, and postpone the launch of the new exam until January 2, 2021.This postponement will provide candidates with additional time and access to training resources to help them prepare and sit for the exam confidently.

Please bookmark this page, and check back for any updates regarding the exam change.

If you have already scheduled your exam, or plan to do so in the near future, please consult our COVID-19 page for the latest updates and guidance. If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact Customer Care

The March 17 Chapter Meeting is Cancelled. Due to the effects of COVID-19, the PMI Central Alabama Chapter has made a decision to CANCEL THE MARCH 2020 CHAPTER MEETING. Because of CDC recommendations related to public gatherings due to the spread of COVID-19 PMICAC feels it is in the best interest of our members to cancel the chapter meeting.

As things progress through March, we will reassess next month for the April 2020 chapter meeting. Thank you for your understanding!

If you have any questions, please contact Randy Johns, MBA, PMP.

pmi chapter central alabama iconOn October 5, PMI Global rolled out a new branding initiative designed to capture the new work environment as it enters celebrates its 50th birthday and prepares to tackle the next 50 years. PMI has worked with our chapter to come up with new branding including a new logo. Implementing the changes to chapter artifacts begins Monday, 3/2/2020 with the website. The goal is to finish the transition by 3/31/2020. Some of the brand refresh FAQs can be found below.

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New courses have been added to the UAB Professional Studies program to help business professionals further succeed.

PMP Prep Class- Do you know someone that would like to take the PMP course and exam before the MAJOR changes coming in July? Well now is the time to take a class covering the current exam content! This course offered through our partner organization has been proven very effective in preparing project managers for advancing knowledge and skills in project management.

PMP Test Prep- Already have the project management education hours needed to sit for the PMP? If you are ready to take the exam but need a refresher on what to expect, attend the 1 day Test Prep class and prepare mentally for the exam experience and style of questioning.

Agile Prep Class--- Interested in a better understanding of Agile? Join us on two Saturdays in February for a crash course on all things agile and to prepare for the PMI-ACP exam.

Do you know someone that would like to take the PMP course and exam before the MAJOR changes coming in July? Well now is the time to take a class covering the current exam content! This course offered through our partner organization has been proven very effective in preparing project managers for advancing knowledge and skills in project management.

Project Management Foundational Course– REGISTER SOON!
Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14
9:00am – 4:00pm
UAB Collat School of Business

Already have the project management education hours needed to sit for the PMP? If you are ready to take the exam but need a refresher on what to expect, attend the 1 day Test Prep class and prepare mentally for the exam experience and style of questioning.

Course Outline:

  • Comprehensive Test Prep Practice
  • Understand Logic behind Answers
  • Utilize a Test Bank of over 800 6th edition practice questions
  • Interactive Discussions with PMI Certified PMPs
  • 90 day access to online test bank of hundreds of questions

PMP Test Prep
Feb. 28, 2020
9:00am – 3:30pm
UAB Collat School of Business

Interested in a better understanding of Agile? Join us on two Saturdays in February for a crash course on all things agile and to prepare for the PMI-ACP exam.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who works on an Agile team or is a part of an organization adopting Agile practices. Anyone experienced using Agile approaches, has good collaboration skills, eagerly embraces complexity, and thrives on rapid response times is invited to come learn about real-world Agile Project Management and earn the education hours required to sit for the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) exam.

Agile Project Management
February 22, 29
8:30am – 4:00pm
UAB Collat School of Business