October 15


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PDD Speakers - Claudia Baca & Greta Blash

Speaker Highlight Claudia has project management experience in IT, telecommunications, e-commerce, food, energy, government and consumer electronics. During her career, she has managed multiple mission critical projects, including a period as vice-president of Consulting Services for a nationally known consulting firm. Currently, Claudia is an independent consultant focusing on PMO consulting and training. Claudia regularly speaks at PMI chapter meetings and teaches at Colorado State University, Front Range Community College and PMI SeminarsWorld. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of how strategy is developed and then delivered through the Organizational Project Management value chain. We’ll explore the different types of PMOs as well as why the strategic PMO is essential to value delivery. Greta has extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include program management, project management, agile development, and business analysis, with emphasis in the areas of customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), continuous improvement, system implementations and conversions. She is a certified project manager (PgMP, PMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-PBA and CDAP) whose extensive experiences enable her to concurrently manage multiple high-risk, high-tech projects. She has the proven leadership capacity, superior communication skills and the ability to interact and build strong relationships with customers, staff, management and vendors. What a person or organization needs to know to move towards disciplined agile.         Sponsored in part by Silver Sponsor:    

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PDD Speakers - Zuly Perez & Marlon Argueta

Speaker Highlight Zuly is an enthusiastic Project Management consultant, Project Controls Manager and Corporate Trainer. While at Chevron, Nestle, and Baxter Int’l, she contributed directly to the delivery of enterprise major capital projects safely, on time and on budget. She developed and implemented policies and procedures to guide the improvement of profitability. As a consultant and trusted business advisor she influences leaders to make the best possible decision for their organizations. STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT ABCs: A Identify all stakeholders. Evaluate support: Advocate, Neutral, BlockerGet buy-in from each. Key to converting blockers into advocates B Write plan to manage eachFocus on High power, High influence C Anticipate decision points, engage with pre-reads plus formal/informal reports. Give Warm fuzzies Marlon Argueta is a success, management and leadership expert who has over 16 years of work and business experience in the areas of Management, Leadership and Personal Development.  Marlon also has “hands on experience” managing billion-dollar projects in Fortune 500 Companies.  He has been coached and trained by Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy.Marlon’s message helps connect engagement, passion, and purpose to help people take action and reach their true potential. Marlon has a degree in Electrical Engineering, a MBA in Finance and a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.  He is also a Brian Tracy Speaking Academy Certified Speaker. On this presentation, Marlon will share proven leadership and change management principles that will help us lead and bring people together in these socially distanced times.  We are going through some of the most challenging times in human history. And these times remind us to lead responsibly and with compassion. Now more than ever, people are looking for guidance and clarity to navigate this Covid-19 world.  These principles will help us bring people together and inspire us to take action and lead people in these uncertain times.         Sponsored in part by Gold Sponsor:    

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It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 237
New Members This Year 33
PMP® Members 110
CAPM® Members 14
PgMP® Members 0
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 1
PMI-ACP® Members 4
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 1
Members with no Certification 114
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 221
Student Members 16
Other Members 0
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Members in Spotlight

  • Michael Fink, PMP
  • Stuart Bispham
  • John Lyons
  • Noor Saba-Eagleson, CAPM
  • Saul Hernández

  • Carson Goldberg, PMP
  • Jessica Montano, PMP

  • Jarred Green, PMP
  • Darren C. Rose
  • Adolph Dominguez
  • Carson Goldberg, PMP
  • Alma Pimentel
  • Michael Easton, PMP
  • Denise Zeitler, PMP
  • Jenifer Fisher, PMP
  • Mohamad Annan, PMP

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The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

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Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Speakers for our Chapter's Events

Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

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