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The PMI Central Alabama Chapter is looking to improve member participation, education, and chapter experience by evolving and refining member opportunities. Please take a moment and complete the survey to tell us about your interests, education, and volunteer activities so we can target the upcoming events and opportunities that are important to PMI Central Alabama Chapter members.

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Kelly O’Neil, VP of Marketing

PMI Central Alabama Chapter

UAB’s Collat School of Business is piloting a new “PMP Certification Test Prep Course”. If you have not taken the PMP test yet, but you have at least 35 hours of Project Management Education, this would be a great opportunity for you.

The PMP Certification Test Prep Course will include:

  • 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 over 200 questions

The pilot course will be on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 8:00am-12noon in the new Collat School of Business, 710 13th Street South, Birmingham, 35233.

We will be purchasing an individual test bank of 6th Edition test questions for each of you which is included in the pilot price of $350. We will offer the class again in the spring on March 2, 2019, at a higher rate. To be in the Nov 17th class you need to register by Tuesday, November 13.

Check out more details and Register for the PMP Test Prep Course here.

Or copy and paste the link below into browser:
https://prostudies.uab.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=17109350&selectedProgramAreaId=19004&selectedProgramStreamId=

NOTE: If you do not have 35 hours of Project Management Education that is required to sit for the PMP exam, please consider taking the Jan/Feb Project Management Foundation Course at the Collat School of Business Professional Education Center prior to taking the Test Prep Course. If you are interested in the Project Management Jan/Feb Foundational Course click here for more details.

You are assigned to manage a project to build five bridges in a metropolitan city. The project is divided into five sequential phases, with each phase representing the construction of one bridge. You have just finished the first phase of your project, and you are about to start your second phase. Which project management process should begin the second phase of the project?

A. Develop Project Charter
B. Develop Project Management Plan
C. Direct and Manage Project Work
D. Monitor and Control Project Work

HINT: Which process group is performed at the beginning of a new project or a new phase of an existing project?

Question provided by The PM Exam Simulator: www.pm-exam-simulator.com.

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By Cornelius Fichtner, PMP - Making the PMBOK® Guide fun.

Planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified by those who did not pass the PMP® the first time, but ultimately learned from that and made adjustments to pass on their second try. If you would also like to learn from their mistakes, keep reading.

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Come visit the PMI Central Alabama Chapter at INTERFACE-Alabama, this Oct 4th at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. INTERFACE is a free, 1-day, CPE accredited conference exclusively for IT professionals. Topics covered include cyber security, infrastructure, business continuity and disaster recovery, enterprise communication and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn from industry leaders and network with peers. Lunch is included.

Oct 4th, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Free to attend

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
East Ballroom
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Please take this 5-minute Survey on Project Management and Servant Leadership! - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pmservantleadership

My name is Michael Dale and I am a PhD candidate at Piedmont International University studying Leadership. My dissertation study entails the evaluation of servant leadership and successful project outcomes. I am interested in collecting data that rejects or fails to reject the hypothesis that project managers with a servant style of leadership may correlate with successful technology project outcomes.

In the past decade there has been an abundance of research and study into the subject of leadership and project management. These modern researchers addressed components of leadership that have influenced project outcomes. The decade prior, researchers noted an exhaustive amount of investigation that only explored the general concept of leadership and its importance to project management.

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Check out the new PMICAC photo gallery on the PMICAC website! We currently have photos from this year's Symposium and will continue to add more from all of the PMICAC events.

 

The elections of the PMICAC Board are now open. Please check your email for the invitation to vote. If you do not have an email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk email boxes for the link to the ballot. Ballots open on 5/21/18 and close at midnight on 6/30/18. Thank you for your participation in the election this year.

We need you!

Are you interested in being on the cutting edge of something new? Are you passionate about a subject? Do you have a nugget of wisdom or a life lesson to share?

We are looking for people to present a short, “S-Talk” at the symposium on Monday, May 14th. S-Talks are short, engaging, to the point, discussions that can be about a story, a new idea, a life lesson, a deeper understanding about a subject, sharing a nugget of wisdom or making the most of each day. The talks could be about project management, leadership, life, work-life balance, or business oriented - get creative. A $250 gift card & other awesome prizes are up for grabs. Submit an idea today!

Guidelines:
- You will need to submit an idea to Theresa Cook by Wednesday, May 9th.
- All final presentations will need to be submitted by Friday, May 11th for final review.
- The presentation can not be longer than 15 minutes.
- There can be no longer than 6 slides for the presentation (but not required).
- No religion or political topics.

As a special incentive to encourage your colleagues to join the 2018 PMICAC Symposium, the chapter is offering a $50 rebate on individual registrations when 5 or more of your colleagues also register for the Symposium. That means for everyone at your place of work who is a PMICAC member and registers early, you will receive $50 back on your registration fee of $325 after the Symposium. Non PMICAC members would receive $50 back on the $400 registration fee. After April 30th and late registrants (day of) will receive $50 back on their registrations if 5 or more employees from the same company register as outlined in the fee schedule.

Keep in mind - joining the chapter is only $25 if you are a PMI global member and there are a myriad of benefits to joining PMI and PMICAC!!

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