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April 17, 2014 Dinner Meeting

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"Is Agile the Prescription for California’s IT Woes?"

Information Technology projects have a troubling history; they are notorious for exceeding budget and schedule estimates and high visibility failures are common. Projects in the public sector can be particularly challenging, complicating an already serious situation. California’s State government has sponsored some particularly noteworthy and painful disasters during the past 25 years, and is always seeking ways to reduce risk and deliver IT solutions better and faster. Agile methods have evolved and become more mainstream over the past decade and are often cited by pundits and vendors as a remedy for California’s IT misery.

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May 2, 2014 First Annual Valley Project Management Symposium

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PMI California Central Valley Chapter and PMI Academic Forum presents
"First Annual Valley Project Management Symposium"

The symposium will feature presentations by project management executives and experts, such as:

Mrs. Greta Blash – PMI Region 7 (Western USA and Hawaii) mentor
Mr. Jamie Franklin – Chief Project Mgt Officer, Community Medical Centers
Mr. Martin Querin, PE – Assistant Director, City of Fresno Water Division
Dr. Tom Wielicki – Professor of Business, CSUF, and his project management students from Craig School of Business, CSUF

Friday, May 2, 2014 from 8:30 – 11:30 am at the Alice Peters Auditorium, Peters Business Building on campus of California State University, Fresno (5245 N. Backer, Fresno, CA 93740-8001)

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2014 Board Nominations

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The California Central Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute holds elections annually to elect officers who will serve as Chapter Board members term.

Why should I consider a Board position?

Volunteers Volunteers are the foundation of any PMI Chapter. Volunteering can be a key ingredient in career and personal growth. It provides an opportunity to develop leadership skills and provides personal satisfaction from contributing to the success of our local chapter and being part of an international organization.

And finally, it allows you to earn professional development units (PDUs) towards your PMP certification renewal.

What positions are available?

  • President Elect
  • VP Member Services
  • VP Marketing
  • Secretary

For more detailed information about each of the above positions, click here.

Nominations will be open from 4/15/14 thru 5/30/14, elections will be held from 6/5/14 thru 6/19/14.

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CAPM Prep Course - Summer 2014

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PMI-CCVC conducts one CAPM® (Certified Associate Project Management) Exam Preparation Course in the summer. PMI-CCVC is proud to be working in collaboration with the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. These courses are held at the University Business Center on the Fresno State campus. The Craig School of Business has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI® ). 
 

All exam prep courses are delivered in 12 sessions over 6 weeks, and are designed to help you get ready to take and PASS the CAPM® exam. Each session is taught by a Certified PMP® with real-world experience, who can help you to understand the application of the concepts, and provide valuable tips and tricks for studying for the exam. In addition to helping you prepare to take the exam, these courses also meet the PMI requirements for obtaining the necessary project management education. 

We are proud to announce our partnership with Fresno State. Undertaken as a joint effort, Fresno State is a Registered Education Provider (REP) for PMI® .

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Introduction to Data Analytics Spring 2014

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Two-Day Workshop 

Presented by Dr. Don Stengel 

Brought to you by the Craig School of Business 

 

What is Data Analytics? 

Information technologies - powerful and affordable - provide organizations with the capability to collect and process large and growing volumes of data related to their operations and environments. However, merely amassing, storing, and retrieving more data at a faster rate does not extract the full value of these data. Organizations can - and should - also exploit these rapidly growing data resources to improve understanding and make better decisions.

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Online Courses Offered by MindEdge, Inc.

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ONLINE PM TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE!  We have partnered with MindEdge to offer you an alternative method for Project Management Training.  Now earn your PDUs from the comfort of your own home and on your schedule.  Members will receive a 10% discount on all courses and Simulations by entering Discount Code CCVC10 in the Discount Code field when registering. 

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A Call for Volunteers!

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Get involved.  Make a difference.  Be a CCVC volunteer.

Make your mark on PMI and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and lead activities that advance the PMP profession and your knowledge as a project manager.  Volunteering is an excellent way to expand your contact network and increase your skills and qualifications as a leader.  

Meet your peers, share ideas and solutions, enjoy activities and events.  Become part of the action! 

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Students Attend for Free!!

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Major Announcement from PMI-CCVC

That's right students!

Register online for our Chapter dinner meeting, in advance, and the meeting is FREE!  


PMI-CCVC is happy to announce that all students who register online (at least 48 hrs in advance) for the monthly dinner meetings will pay exactly zip...zilch...nada...nothing!

New reduced price of only $5 for walk-ins or late registrants.

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Become a PMI Member

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To join our chapter, you must first join the Project Management Institute.  You may join the California Central Valley Chapter when you join PMI or you may add the Chapter to your membership at any time.

There are many benefits of membership including the option to join our chapter or one of the many other chapters around the world.

Here are step by step instructions on joining PMI and/or adding our chapter to your membership:

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About Us

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Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in 185 countries. PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by their globally-recognized standards and credentials, their extensive research program, and their professional

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Career Corner Job Bank

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Welcome to our Job Bank.  As a service to our Chapter members, we are providing this forum to post employment opportunities for professionals in the project management field.  Click here to see the current job openings.  Note: In order to access this list of employment opportunities you must first log into our website.

 

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