Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Request for guest speaker from Stevens Institute of Technology

"Looking for a guest speaker who can address one or more of the following quality related topics from a project management perspective for my graduate level Project Quality Management Class at Stevens Institute of Technology:
  • Process management
  • Project quality planning
  • Project quality assurance and control
  • Six sigma methodology
  • Quality metrics
  • Quality function deployment (QFD)
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
The speaker should have relevant industry experience (e.g. aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, transportation, communications, financial, government, consulting, etc.).

The presentation should be approximately 1 hour in length with an additional 30 minutes of discussion/questions (90 minutes total).  The presentation will be a live online lecture using the Wimba web conferencing application (the presentation will be recorded for playback by students who were not able to attend and for use in subsequent classes).  The presenter can be located anywhere with high speed internet connectivity (e.g. home or office) and can use his or her computer.

The time window for the presentation is 10/15 to 11/15 with the date at the convenience of the presenter.  No compensation is available, but an official “thank you” letter from Stevens Institute of Technology will be prepared.

This is an excellent opportunity to share your experience virtually with graduate students at a top notch engineering school.  If interested, please contact Professor Don Rheinstein (520-609-0309). Thank you."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Winner of the second $50 Amazon.com certificate

The winner of the second round prize is chapter member Steve Harlow. Steve is the Director of Information Technology at Universal Avionics here in Tucson, and he has been a PMI national and Tucson chapter member since 2004. 

He’s hasn’t been able to attend any recent chapter meetings, but he was able to attend the recent full-day Lee Lambert workshop we conducted locally in cooperation with PMI Phoenix. He found that event to be very informative and a good refresher for project managers on working successfully with stakeholders. Congratulations on your win Steve!

The Jerry King Memorial Scholarship for Project Management Excellence

The friends of Jerry King are sponsoring the Jerry King Memorial Scholarship for Project Management Excellence in the amount of US$1,000.

The criteria is as follows:
  • Preference is given to PMI Chapter members, active volunteers, or family members of a member or volunteer within the PMI Region 7 geography (California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona). 
  • Others who may apply include certificated teachers, school administrators, non-profit staff, or project managers who are unemployed or employed less than 40 hours per week within the PMI Region 7 geography (California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona).
  • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a PMI REP offered certificate or Project Management training program such as a CAPM®, PMP®, PgMP®, or other PMI-certification or re-certification training program.
Apply for Scholarship

Donate to this Scholarship

Click here to make a secure online donation to the Jerry King Memorial Scholarship for Project Management Excellence Fund or here for a downloadable donation form in PDF format.

Under Jerry King's presidency, PMI San Diego Chapter achieved status worthy of a world-renowned organization. Jerry’s leadership and vision were monumental in changing the public’s perception of the Chapter as a rag tag volunteer group to a professional association.