PMI Central Alabama Chapter


Secure your spot at this year's Symposium. Last day for regular registration is April 30, 2015. Space is limited and quickly filling-up. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in a great line-up of breakout sessions, stellar keynotes, and workshops that promise to give you valuable tools that will improve your stakeholder management and communication skills.

If you haven't signed up for this year's Symposium act now and reserve your spot! This year's Symposium is filling up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot. See below for additional details on the great speakers and breakout sessions for this year's PMI Central Alabama Chapter's 20th Anniversary Symposium:



PM Foundational Concepts

John Morgan

PM Agile Concepts

Nat Thompson

Improving Project Outcomes Through Project Manager and Business Analyst Collaboration

April Bridges, Suzanna Rawlins, Tracee McCorvey, Hope Cochran, Matt Gwin and Tammy Cook

“Agile Does Not Mean No Analysis”

Faye Horton

“How to Consistently Influence & Impact Your Most Important Stakeholder to Drive Greater Project Results!”

Skip Weisman

PMI Extended “How to Consistently Influence & Impact Your Most Important Stakeholder to Drive Greater Project Results!”

Skip Weisman

“Leadership From a Cubicle”-

Dr. Dale Callahan

“It’s Not Bad Luck: 13 Ways to Ruin Requirements”-

Matt Jones

“IIBA and PMI Certfications- What’s the Difference?”-

IIBA Chapter President Mickey Ferreiro & PMICAC President Pamela Smith


Thank you so much for your support!

We are very excited about this year's collaboration with IIBA for the 2015 PMICAC Symposium, and will be offering a breakout session, "Improving Project Outcomes Through Project Manager and Business Analyst Collaboration."

Help ensure we address your questions and promote a productive dialogue! We want to know what's on your mind; send us your panelist questions to

Deadline for questions is April 30, 2015.

The May, 2015, UAB PMI-Birmingham Project Management Certificate course is to start Friday, May 1, 2015, and run for four consecutive Fridays.

For the course description, the schedule, and to register please go to

The deadline for registering for the May course is April 29, 2015.

As in the past, the cost of the course includes PMI membership for one year.

For additional details please contact Paul Crigler at or 205-837-3030.

Thank you for supporting scholarships for our students and our programs.

When I was studying for my PMP Exam, I found that flashcards were a valuable component of my study plan. In the 10 Reasons Flashcards Can Help You in PMP Exam Preparation by Cornelius Fichtner, he briefly describes ten different ways to use flashcards to improve familiarity with the topics and become comfortable with the way exam questions are worded. If you are preparing for your PMP, I recommend reading this month's submission. In addition to his suggestions, consider the following variations:

  • Find a "Study Buddy" and take turns reading the questions and giving the answers. Start slow, but try to bump up the pace in subsequent study sessions. This accomplishes many objectives, including:
    • Accountability with your Study Buddy
    • Increased understanding on the part of the reader, as well as the person answering the question
  • Pretend like the deck of flashcards is an exam. Read the questions and write the answers on a piece of paper, but don't check your answers until you get to the end. Time yourself. This will help you learn how to pace yourself. Review the topics that need more attention and do it again.

Do you have a unique way to use flashcards? If so, send them to the VP of Communications and we'll get them out to the chapter membership.

With best regards,
Phillip Lichlyter