Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Day Only 1st August Significant Discount of Upcoming Lee Lambert Event

This event is being offered at a significant discount FOR ONE DAY ONLY, on August 1st, in honor of Lee Lambert's 65th birthday. See below for details.


Registration is handled directly with Lee Lambert's organization here i.e. not on the PMI Tucson website.


Skyline Country Club
5200 East St. Andrews Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718


Regular: $399
Chapter Member: $349 (Codeword: PMI)
Aug 1st ONE DAY ONLY Special: $165 (Codeword: Birthday)


8:00am Continental Breakfast / Registration
8:30pm Starts
4:30pm Ends

Lunch and materials included.

PDU Value: 8

Topic: Value Add Project Management Techniques - Tools YOU can USE

This program is for the person who wants to make a difference. This material will empower the attendee to take control of the process and to demonstrate extreme value add contributions to the decision making cycle. When understood and applied in a consistent manner, the concepts/tools/techniques covered in this session will allow the user to separate from the project management professional pack, by providing timely significant value add information that will enable the decision maker to be aware of and consider all possible alternatives before making important decisions.


  1. Introduction 
  2. Eliminating Scope Definition Challenges 
  3. Creating an Integrated Triple Constraint 
  4. Developing a Realistic Schedule 
  5. Probability as a Reality 
  6. Considering Path Convergence 
  7. Determining What Just Happened 
  8. Capturing the Future Based on the Past 
  9. Change Thinking Positively 
  10. The Law is On Your Side 
  11. Summary and Conclusion

Event listing on the PMI Tucson website.

    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    PMI's New Mentoring Program

    Did you know that you have a fantastic opportunity at your fingertips? Last week, the PMI National's Consulting Community of Practice's Mentor Program became available to you! Although this great program is being publicly marketed, participation is restricted to PMI members who subscribe to the New Practitioner Community of Practice and/or the Consulting Community of Practice.

    Even if you have your PMP, MBA, or other project management credential, it is helpful to have guidance from a seasoned professional who can help you develop solutions to the challenges you may be facing.

    Don't miss this opportunity to take your career to the next level! Fill out your New Practitioner Mentee Application TODAY. Please be sure to include a valid phone number and email address! 

    P.S. If you know people who are studying project management, working on their PMP certification, in the beginning stages of their project management careers, or just thinking about becoming a PM-encourage them to join PMI and subscribe to the New Practitioner Community of Practice. There are many wonderful benefits of being a member, including awesome opportunities to be part of a variety of global networks like the New Practitioner Community of Practice.

    And the winner of the free CSM training is.....

    Laura Fry, PMP!

    Laura specializes in process improvement and has a Black Belt designation in Lean Six Sigma. Currently, she is a consultant working in online and open-space environments, targeting information distribution methods and education.

    Thanks to everyone who participated.  Stay tuned for more chapter information, and similar giveaways in the months to come.

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Enter today to win a free seat at the upcoming Certified Scrum Master training!

    As readers of this blog with know, the chapter has partnered with Platinum Edge to provide a 2-day course (7/27 and 7/28) for individuals seeking knowledge and understanding of Scrum. It will include Certified Scrum Master (CSM) training where individuals will gain knowledge of the Agile tools, techniques and skills.
    • Participants will receive 16 PDU's for 16 contact hours in the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) training.
    • Participants who complete the training course and take the CSM online assessment will receive Certified Scrum Master (CSM) status from the international Scrum Alliance governing body.
    • Participants who complete the training course will receive one (1) year’s membership to the Scrum Alliance.
    • More details and registration available on the chapter website here.
    The chapter is paying for one chapter member to attend this training for free. To be eligible to win the free training (or to have your money refunded, if you've already registered) you need to:
    • Be a current PMI Tucson chapter member.
    • Send an email to with the words "CSM: Blog Competition" in the subject.  Please include a phone number in the body of the email.  The email must be received before 11:59pm Wednesday July 20th.
    Good luck!

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Recent Negotiations Workshop with NCMA

    If you were at the recent negotiations workshop, and you're a PMP, don't forget to claim your PDUs. These days you can search the CCRS (P
    DU claim) system for events, and you don't really need any special codes etc. but using the event code 06-23-11-01 might save you some time. The chapter code is C111, but again, you don't really need that either. Let me know if you have any problems.