The PMI Phoenix Chapter is looking for presenters and instructors for its monthly Professional Development Meetings (PDMs) and its Professional Development Unit (PDU) workshops. The intent is to provide the chapter members with opportunities to sharpen their project management skills, learn new concepts and ideas, interact with peers from various industries, and also earn PDU credits at an economical cost.
What’s in it for you:
- PDU Credits, to PMI members, for preparing and presenting
- Opportunity to meet and work with like-minded professionals
- Compensation may be available for some workshops.
Instructor Requirements and Suggestions:
- Instructors must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the materials they plan to present
- Instructors do not have to be a member of PMI or the Phoenix Chapter to present a class
- To teach a class, you need not be a professional instructor, but you must be proficient in teaching an adult education course and leading discussions and workshop exercises. Some of our most successful instructors have been first-time presenters.
- Project Management products may not be advertised or promoted; however, products may be used to demonstrate principles, illustrate points, or show processes.
- “Products” are defined as tools, software, books, and services. Example: Microsoft Project may be used to teach Earned Value, but a sales pitch for Microsoft Project is not allowed.
- Backup instructors are welcome and greatly appreciated. Occasionally, instructors withdraw from an engagement so if you can present your material on short notice, please sign up as a backup instructor.
Course Requirements and Suggestions:
- Classes are held on Saturdays; typically the third Saturday of each month.
- Classes are typically four hours in length. They may be longer, or more than one topic may be presented during the 4-hour class/workshop period.
- Topics must relate to the theory and practice of Project Management and be targeted at working project managers.
- Preferably, topics can be directly related to the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).
- For ideas on topics or subject areas see the list of classes below.
- Handouts and take-always are recommended
- Interactive discussion between attendees is encouraged
- Hands-on exercises, working sessions, and/or role-playing are encouraged
The following classes have been presented in past years and can be presented again:
- A Project Managers Guide To Metrics
- Any knowledge areas of PMP – Initiation, Planning, Controlling, Execution, Close-out
- Best practices and networking lessons learned
- Building a PMO
- Contracts Management
- Customer Relationship Management
- Developing Project Baseline Definitions & Controls
- Execution of project plan (as a sub-topic of integration management)
- Facilitation workshop including best
- Agenda Practices
- Handling Scope Change
- How to cost risks
- How to manage change
- How to manage virtual teams
- Integration management - execution and control
- Integration management - project plan execution and integration change control
- Integration Management: Putting It All Together
- Interview techniques/role-play - for those interviewing PMs and being interviewed
- Managing Executive Stakeholders
- MS Project tips and tricks - example managing master project and sub projects
- Paradigm shift video and discussion
- Personal Interactions To Insure Project Success
- PMO implantation
- Portfolio Management
- Procurement workshop - high level overview with role-play as each role (ex procurement, vendor, etc)
- Procurement/ Handling Questions From Sales Professionals
- Program level Risk/contingency
- Project plan execution
- Project Scheduling Planning Tools & Techniques
- Projects related to Utility business
- Requirements planning, gathering, definition, negotiating
- Risk planning and management
- Six-sigma vs. Project Management. Where are they related, where are they different
- Stakeholder communication and commitment and involvement
- Templates and tools
- Using Microsoft and Project Management software
- WBS – Work Breakdown Structure
Interested in becoming a speaker? Submit Speaker Selection Form