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Next offering: The spring, 2017, UAB - PMI of Central Alabama Chapter Project Management Certificate Course is to start Saturday, January 21, 2016, and run for five consecutive Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and end on February 18th. 

Endorsements from participants:

"I just wanted you to know that I earned my PMP certification last Friday. You provided a great course which helped prepare me for the exam tremendously, so thank you!" - Stephanie Millard, spring 2014 participant.

PMI Salary Survey: The PMI 2013 salary survey lists the following yearly salaries for the United States: Project Manager I median salary: $86,000, Project Manager III median salary: $105,000, Program Manager median salary: $120,000, and Portfolio Manager median salary: $126,000.

Consider the following data from Certification Magazine's annual survey:

  • Project managers earn an average salary of $85,850
  • Professionals with PMP certification earn an average of $95,820
  • Certified individuals averaged a 16% pay increase from certification

For the course description, the schedule, and to register, please go to Spring 2017 UAB Project Management Certificate Course.

The PMI Central Alabama Chapter will hold an Exam Prep Class following the UAB Project Management Certificate course to be held at UAB, on Saturdays 2 sessions per day.

Thank you again for your support and your help. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Molly Wasko at mwasko@uab.edu.

Recognizing the need for those managing projects to be trained and certified in the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), the UAB Collat School of Business and the Project Management Institute (PMI), Central Alabama Chapter, have teamed together to offer the Project Management Certificate Course. This course meets the education requirements needed to sit for the CAPM and PMP exams.

In today’s competitive world the effective execution of value-adding business processes and related projects is imperative. The UAB Project Management Certificate Course’s approach provides the content and rigor of a graduate level academic course and practicality provided by practicing project managers.

This popular course has been a long standing offering by the UAB Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods and is now offered several times a year. The Project Management Certificate Course provides a total of 36 contact hours of combined face to face and online instruction.

2018 Offerings: May 4th - May 25th (four Fridays), 9 am - 3 pm & September 14th - October 5th (four Fridays), 9 am - 3 pm. 

 

The Certification Magazine's annual survey reports that project managers with a PMP certification earn an average base salary of $129,630.

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ARE YOU CALLED TO SERVE OR VOLUNTEER?

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ON A LEADERSHIP ROLE?

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO EITHER OF THE QUESTIONS ABOVE THEN IT IS TIME TO TAKE ACTION AND RUN FOR A BOARD MEMBER POSITION WITH THE PMI CENTRAL ALABAMA CHAPTER!


BOARD POSITIONS OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS:

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UAB MBA program to host open house Jan. 22 -- Looking to jump-start your career or take it in a new direction? Join us 4-6 p.m. Friday during the Collat School of Business Open House to learn more about UAB's MBA program, ranked one of the top part-time MBA programs in the country by "U.S. News & World Report."

Call Christy Manning at 205-934-8815 for details.

The December 2015 chapter meeting was used as a conduit for highlighting the plans for 2016. The board then opened the floor for input from the members in attendance in relation to:

  • How to add more value to PMICAC membership?
  • What should the chapter do in 2016?

What is in store for 2016...

  • Symposium – May 13, 2016 – Embassy Suites
  • More educational offerings
  • All chapter meetings to be held at Café Iz
    • January 19th
    • February 16th
    • March 15th
    • April 19th
    • June 21st
    • July 19th
    • August 16th
    • September 20th
    • October 18th
    • November 15th
    • December 13th
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The Project Management Institute Central Alabama Chapter (PMICAC) is seeking outstanding professionals to present at the PMICAC 2016 Symposium, “Avoiding Project Horror Stories” on May 13, 2016 at Embassy Suites Hoover, Alabama.

This is an annual symposium that attracts 150+ project management professionals from Alabama and surrounding states, attending a full day workshop. Many of the attendees hold influential Project and Program Management positions within Information Technology, Financial, Consulting, Educational, Engineering and other corporations.

The Symposium provides a platform for the best minds in academia and industry to share the latest developments and advancements made in the field of project, program and portfolio management. If you are interested in being a speaker, or have a recommendation for a great speaker we should consider, please email vpprojects@pmicac.org. We are now requesting proposals from distinguished academics and seasoned practitioners to present at the 2016 Symposium.

Sandra is the vice president for a large software development company. She has recently proposed a new game development project which has been strongly opposed by another vice president. Which of the following conflict resolution techniques that conforms to the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct should Sandra use to resolve the conflict?

A.) Forcing
B.) Collaborating
C.) Withdrawal
D.) Avoiding

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

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