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The Silicon Valley Chapter is a regional component of the Project Management Institute and a resource for all aspects of project management leadership and information in California's Silicon Valley (southern end of San Francisco Bay). The chapter’s 2,000 plus members enjoy over 180 yearly local activities supported by an all volunteer staff. In addition, the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has been achieved by over 50% of its members.

The Chapter’s mission is to support the interests and needs of its members by providing the leadership and forums for expanding and sharing the knowledge of Project Management.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

With more than 250,000 members in over 170 countries, PMI is the leading membership association for the project management profession. PMI is actively engaged in advocacy for the profession, setting professional standards, conducting research and providing access to a wealth of information and resources. PMI also promotes career and professional development and offers certification, networking and community involvement opportunities.

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PMI-ACP® Certification Prep 3-day Bootcamp-Workshop

Innoworld Coworking & Private Office Space

To register and reserve your spot https://pmisv.org/events/calendar/general-events/workshop/pmi-acp-certification-prep-3-day-bootcamp Last date for registration: 2/17/2019 PMI-ACP® Certification Prep 3-day Bootcamp-Workshop Are you looking for your next Agile Opportunity, a successful path to Agile transformation of your existing organization or need to climb up the corporate ladder with Agility? Then, here’s your chance to enroll for this course and take the next step. This course is full of group activities that provide hands on exercises on Agile concepts start to finish. By earning the PMI-ACP certification, practitioners can: · Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile principles, practices, tools and techniques. · Increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques. · Hold a certification that is more credible than existing offerings based only on exams or training When: February 23, 2019 Saturday 8:30AM - 5:00 PM February 24, 2019 Sunday 8:30AM - 5:00 PM March 02, 2019 Saturday 8:30AM - 5:00 PM Where: Innoworld, 940 Stewart Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Last date for On-line Registration: Early Bird - 2/10/2019 Regular - 2/17/2019 About the Instructor – Anup Deshpande Anup has been teaching the PMI-ACP® for last several years and all the students who appeared for the exam are certified. His classes at PMI San Francisco chapter as well as PMI Monterey Bay chapter have been greatly successful. He is also associated with UC Berkeley Extension for their Agile Management offerings. He is a Process Consultant for Scaled Agile Framework for the enterprise (SAFe SPC), an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a Project Management Professional (PMP®), an Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA), and holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a PG Diploma in Business Management. Anup currently manages a huge portfolio to the tune of $150 million at a Fortune 200 company in the Fintech domain. He has been instrumental on Agile Transformations at the enterprise level and has over 23 years of worldwide program and project management experience in the Software Development Industry. He has served as Chapter President for PMI® Silicon Valley Chapter in 2012 and currently serves at the Board as a Chief Governance Officer for the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

PM Insight-Fremont:Agile Contracts and Customer Collaboration

39355 California Street

For more information and to reserve your spot, click: https://pmisv.org/events/calendar/general-events/pm-in-sight-fremont/pm-in-sight-fremont-mar-6-2019 Description: Agile Manifesto's 3rd principle states "Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation". Agile project management delivery models require supporting financial models that fund MVP, learn from that and provide an ability to pivot if needed. Generally, 20 weeks funding is the recommended max funding. How do we ensure the right product is being built and at the same time maintain Agile values of Openness, Respect and Commitment? Traditional funding models have a staggering 70% failure rate. Agile Project Managers are finding shortcomings in existing financial models such as Fixed Bid, Time & Materials (T&M), and CostPlus Contracts. The existing models do not meet the needs of Agile Projects. In this talk we will look at newer improved financial frameworks such as Lean budgets, Program Increment (PI) based project funding and Lean Startup funding that reduce risk and that work in tandem with Agile Project Management. About the Instructor: Dr. Sam Swapn, CEO Strategism, Agile Coach, Mentor, Guide and Speaker on Agile. Dr. Sam has more than 25 years of experience in IT and the Software Industry. He has trained thousands of professionals in Project Management and in Agile. He has been actively involved in Agile Transformations with Fortune 500 companies from project start to finish. Dr. Sam has a Doctorate Degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has spoken in many conferences including Agile Alliance, PMI Symposium and his articles have been published in Forbes. To register and reserve your spot click on the link: https://pmisv.org/events/calendar/general-events/pm-in-sight-fremont/pm-in-sight-fremont-mar-6-2019

MS Project Foundations

Santa Clara

To register and reserve your spot https://pmisv.org/events/calendar/general-events/workshop/ms-project-foundations PMI-SV is offering the foundations class, that will not only give you a good understanding of the basics and gotchas of the tool in the context of your day-to-day work, but lead you to MCTS certification. Objectives of the Foundations Course The Foundations course is geared to give you a thorough understanding of the tool in the context of making/tracking a schedule for a single project (no resource pools or integrated schedules). At the end of the class you will have a solid grasp of Tasks, Resources, and Calendars. You will be able to quickly identify why dates are “misbehaving”. You will also learn how to track a schedule properly and run reports or garner the essential information for reporting back to Management. The Advanced class is designed to make you a power user – how to optimize schedules, and provide you with the knowledge for MCTS certification. When: March 16, 2019 Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00 PM Where: To be decided. Will be conducted in Sunnyvale/Santa Clara Last date for On-line Registration: Early Bird - 03/03/2019 Regular - 03/10/2019 About the Instructors: Sutanu Ghosh, PMP, PMI-ACP, MCTS has served as a PMO as well as a hands-on PM on both SW and HW projects at many distinguished institutions in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, including Bay Networks, Symbol, Lockheed Martin, NetApp and VMware. His passion in Project and Program Management is centered around scheduling, and has taught the subject at PMI-SV, PMI-SF Bay and SFSU for over a decade. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering, he worked for Tata Motors, which ignited his passion for “Lean.” He has an MS from Arizona State University, Tempe, in CAD/CAM, and has published on CAX tools. Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP, MCTS is a program scheduler for SAIC Corp, currently leading five schedulers on Dept. of Veterans Affairs software projects. Previously, he worked for EPM Solutions presenting Project Server for Project Managers at companies across the USA. Before, he was with a Johnson & Johnson's medical device company,Franklin Templeton mutual funds, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Philadelphia Electric Co. He has taught scheduling for PMI-Silicon Valley, PMI-SF Bay Area, and SFSU and UCSC extensions for over a decade. He provided two WebnLearns for the Microsoft Project Users Group. Oliver was a technical editor on the books, Forecast Scheduling and Forecasting Programs. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania

PM Insight-Fremont:Situation Decision Making-Leadership in a VUCA World

For more information and to reserve your spot, click: https://pmisv.org/events/calendar/general-events/pm-in-sight-fremont/pm-in-sight-fremont-apr-3-2019 Description: This session will be both fun and massively informing! How would you like a magic x-ray to shine on your work and tell you how to approach it? Have you ever taken brilliant, decisive action, and it was wholly, utterly wrong? Or been completely stumped about how to make progress in what you thought was a straightforward situation? Or worked on a project that took dramatically longer than planned? Used Six-Sigma, PRINCE2, Design Thinking, or Lean Startup when an Agile, Critical Chain, Waterfall, or RAD approach might have been better? The Cynefin Sense-making Framework (pronounced kuh-nev-in) is a decision-making framework currently used for situational assessment in technology, industry, government, healthcare, and the military. Use it to understand what kind of situation you are dealing with, the combination of factors comprising that situation, and so decide on an appropriate set of responses. Cynefin has its origins in Knowledge Management research in IBM in the 70s, and has been developed and refined using Complexity Science and other disciplines to be the most useful decision-making tool available to managers today, a driving force in the growing field of sense- making. Until I finish building the magic x-ray, Cynefin is the very best tool you can use for situational executive management decision support at any scale! About the Instructor: Andrew Webster coaches and trains workers, management, and executives, with the intention that their experience of work is fulfilling both to them and to those who benefit from the work. Primarily in software since the 1990s, an agilist since 2004, certified as CSM, CSPO, and CSP, certifications as an NLP Master Practitioner, Training From The Back Of The Room trainer’s trainer, (lousy) graphic facilitator, Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Indicator facilitator, Agile Fluency Practitioner, and accredited Cynefin Trainer and Practitioner. Andrew has worked in UK, Australia, and out of Silicon Valley, alone and through SolutionsIQ and Agile Learning Labs with recent major clients including Visa, PayPal, BBVA Compass, Nest, PayTrace, & NimbleRx. To register and reserve your spot click on the link: https://pmisv.org/events/calendar/general-events/pm-in-sight-fremont/pm-in-sight-fremont-apr-3-2019

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