Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Agile Community of Practice Volunteer

PMI national has recently launched a new Agile Community of Practice (CoP).  I recently received a request for a Chapter Engagement Representative (CER) to act as a liason between the CoP and the Tucson chapter.

While this is an informal and volunteer role, the CER will become the person who will be the liaison between the Tucson chapter and the Agile Community of Practice (ACoP).  In brief they will:
  • Answer questions and communicate with Chapter members about the ACoP
  • Facilitate Chapter member interaction with the ACoP and ACoP services
  • Explain how to become a CoP member Explain access to and use of the CoP Wiki
  • Help establish collaborative events with a local Agile group or engage Agile speakers
For additional information on PMI and Agile, please see www.pmi.org/agile

Please let me know if you'd like to volunteer for this role.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Student Industry, Technology and Career Workshop/Expo

The Tucson Metropolitan Education Commission, & Pima and Santa Cruz Tech Prep Consortium present Key To Employment For the 21st Century Student Industry, Technology and Career Workshop and Expo, January 27, 2011, Tucson International Airport (www.metedu.org/key2e)

GET INVOLVED >>> Sign-on as a Sponsor ... Showcase your company, industry, or youth program in the Expo ... Step-up to present in an Industry/Career Exploratorium ... Donate raffle prizes (computers, iPods, cell phones, software, food coupons, etc.)

The Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC) and the Pima and Santa Cruz Tech Prep Consortium are looking for presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, and raffle prizes for the 13th Annual Key To Employment for the 21st Century (Key2e) Industry, Technology and Career Workshop and Expo. This premier event will connect 1000 Southern Arizona high school students, and 100 teachers, to technology and 21st Century industries in Arizona. You can "Get Involved" in motivating students to pursue a course of study that will prepare them for college and rewarding science, technology, engineering and other 21st Century Careers. Here is what the students will experience ...

"Designing The Future ...You Can Make a Difference" is the theme of this "Career Exploration Journey". Students will discover some of the hottest and high-paying technology and 21st Century careers that will enable them to MAKE A DIFFERENCE creating the social and technological advancements that will define the future of our world. They will be captivated by dynamic industry based Exploratoriums (Workshops) and immersed in the action taking place in the Industry, Technology and Career Expo. They will see fascinating
demonstrations and incredible technologies, discover great careers, gather lots of valuable resource materials, and explore options to continue their education. Along the way they will meet some of Arizona's amazing industry professionals, engineers, educators, researchers, and even college students working at the cutting edge of science, technology and industry who will introduce them to careers in  Aerospace, Information Technology and eLearning, Media Arts, Environmental Technology, Optics, Bio Sciences, Nanotechnology, Engineering, Hospitality Management, Healthcare and Architecture/Construction, Law/Fire Science and Public Safety, and Logistics. Lets not forget that there will be a multi-media presentation, lunch and Raffle prizes.

DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION >>> See our "Get Involved" page and download the"Get Involved" package from our Web Site www.metedu.org/key2e

Steve Peters, Project Coordinator, 520-321-1309 or stevepeters@tucsonlink.org

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

PgMP Study Group Opportunity

Jeff Hodgkinson is the Associate VP of Credentials and Certifications  for the Phoenix PMI Chapter, and the manager of the PgMP Credentialed Networking Group.   The group has nearly 1600 members and ten (10) subgroups, with the ‘PgMP Credentialed Only’ subgroup having 340 of the current 500 PgMP’s as members.

He is starting a study group for PgMP applicants - probably an audio bridge for 2 hours every week to answer specific questions on anything that PgMP applicants might ask.  (He did this a year ago for a few people per request of the LinkedIn group and it was very successful.)

The plan is to begin in mid-January.  The study group isn't intended to be a sole solution, but a supplement to existing studies, and a vehicle to discuss books and study materials. (A lot of question simply come up on successfully completing the application and follow-up processes.)  Contact Jeff directly if you are interested.