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Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch and Learn

  • Feb 12, 2013 · 11:45 AM
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The PMI Capital Area Chapter will hold project management tools demonstrations monthly at the Lansing Dewpoint office.

The meetings will occur on the second Tuesday of the month and will begin at 11:45. Product demonstration beginning @ 12:00.


Mr. Bridges is a recognized leader in the PMO domain with over three decades of experience in business and project management. He is the PMO Setup Practice Lead at BOT International. Mr. Bridges has over a decade of PMO setup and PMO process implementation experience and has worked with corporations, government agencies and non-profits to implement PMOs. These efforts have included process development, implementation of portfolio management capabilities, and PMO implementation. Mr. Bridges is a contributing author to Project Pain Reliever (Garrett, 2011) and Business Driven PMO Success Stories – Around the World in 80 PMOs (Perry 2012) and has conducted presentations and workshops at a number of PMO symposiums, workshops, and events. He is the author of the All Things PMO blog on (formerly -

Presentation Abstract: The long term failure rate of the traditional, theory driven PMO is unacceptably high and their demise as a functioning department has been widely predicted. However, PMOs that possess strong business acumen and that are tightly aligned with the business not only have a high rate of success, but they are highly valued by the business. This presentation reveals the need for PMOs to develop business acumen and offers techniques to improve a PMO’s business acumen.


This session is free to Capital Area PMI Members and reservations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. A link to the Meetup site will be distributed via a Capital Area Chapter e-mail message.

- From Detroit/East: I-96 West to exit 104, turn Right onto Pennsylvania Ave., then Right at first light onto Miller Rd.

- From Grand Rapids/West: I-96 E to I-69 S to I-96 E, Exit 104, Right at Pennsylvania Ave, then right onto Miller Rd.

Reporting Professional Development Units:

Log on the website, select the "Certification" pull down menu, click on "Maintain Your Credentials" and select the "Report PDUs" button

Step 1:

* Click on “Cat A” and select “Registered Education Provider/PMI Component”

* Click on “Report a Component” and select “1-2 PDU Event”

* Click on the “Next” button

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* Enter “C208” in the Component ID box and click on the “Search” button

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* Click on “C208” under the Component ID

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* Enter the: “Activity Date Completed” Example: March 8, 2011

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* Enter 1 in the “PDUs claimed” box

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  • Chris C.

    At a customer site in Detroit, sorry can't make it this month.

    February 7, 2013

  • Allan D.

    PMO Director at the State of Michigan

    January 11, 2013

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