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PMI - LA Pasadena Toastmasters

California Institute of Technology: Information Management Systems & Services

Improve your communication and public speaking skills, and learn how to become a confident leader Are you a working professional in the Pasadena area? Do you want to improve your communication and public speaking skills? Do you want to become a confident leader? If your answers to the above questions are “YES”, you are invited to the new Pasadena Toastmasters Club Launch Meeting. THE BENEFITS OF TOASTMASTERS MEMBERSHIP Participation in a unique and proven program for developing your communication and leadership skills. A positive and supportive atmosphere in a community of learners. The opportunity to find your voice while learning to tell your story with confidence. Regular and constructive feedback from other learners as you practice organizing your thoughts and presenting them clearly. Experience in leadership development through training and club involvement. Unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth. Access to a wealth of educational materials and resources on public speaking, listening skills, meeting protocol, the use of technology in presentations, and effective communication in conferences and meetings. A free subscription to the Toastmaster, a monthly magazine that provides insights on communication, leadership, club activities and other relevant topics. For more information please contact us: [masked]

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® | 3-Days Online Intensive Exam Prep

Please register at our website: https://pmi-la.org/15-professional-development/990-april-26-28-pmi-acp-online-bootcamp This boot camp is intended for anyone who wishes to achieve their PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification after meeting the requirements as identified by PMI. The PMI-ACP® is PMI’s fastest growing certification. If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand. The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you. This boot camp will help you prepare for exam success and will provide you with the eligibility requirement of 21 contact hours in training in agile practices required for the PMI-ACP®. *For Eligibility Requirements, please review the PMI-ACP® Handbook. Course Materials: Participants will be provided with study materials from RMC Learning Solutions, PMI-ACP® Exam Prep, Updated Second Edition by Mike Griffiths. Recommendations before class begins: Download a copy of the following PDFs from PMI’s website: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Handbook https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/agile-certified-practitioner-handbook.pdf PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Examination Content Outline https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/agile-certified-exam-outline.pdf PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/ethics/pmi-code-of-ethics.pdf More information about the certification at PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp About The Instructor Jay Pankhania is a seasoned, senior program and project manager who has led a wide array of projects in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and banking industries. Jay's fascination with project management goes beyond the office. He recently founded Agile 1 on 1, a company that helps project managers earn their required professional development units to become Agile certified practitioners (PMI-ACP). Price $1,000 for Members (Must be logged in to get this discounted price) $1,150 for Non-Members $100 Early Bird Discount if registered by March 20, 2019, 11:59 PM Registration ends on April 26, 2019, 11:59 PM Location ONLINE - Participation Information to be announced soon Cancelation This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so. If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email. Questions / Comments / Feedback Contact: [masked]

Mega-Project Cost Estimations and Performance

USC Rossier School of Education

Please register at the link provided, you need to register at the website to attend this event. Please also let our group know that you are attending on Meetup as well. https://pmi-la.org/18-programs/1004-may-02-downtown-la-meetingMega- Projects are complex, transformational and at times incur costs that exceed some countries’ GDP. In this forum, you will understand Mega-Project characteristics, review cases, discuss estimation methods and evaluate determinants of cost performance. Understand Mega-Project characteristics Review Mega-Project cases and applications Discuss cost estimating methods Basis of Estimate Expert Judgement Analogous estimating Parametric estimating Bottom-up estimating Three point estimating Reference estimating Cognitive Bias Evaluate determinants of Mega-Project cost performance About the Speaker Ralph Garcia has over 20 years of experience in project management successfully leading large-scale, complex programs worldwide from concept to deployment in industries such as aerospace and defense, medical technology, communications, and transit. He served as Vice President of Program Management at both L-3 Communications and Benchmark Electronics. He also held executive-level roles at Becton Dickinson and Raytheon. Ralph holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne, an MSc in Major Programme Management from the University of Oxford, an MS in Systems Architecture and Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MS in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University. He also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an MS in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research interests include adaptive systems for complex program environments. Event Sponsorship Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Please contact [masked] Event Cost (PMI-LA members must log into the PMI-LA website prior to registration to receive the member discounts) $10 for PMI-LA Members $15 for Non Members NON-MEMBERS - DON'T MISS OUT ON VALUABLE DISCOUNTS Join PMI and add Los Angeles Chapter to your membership to start benefiting from Exclusive Member Discounts! PDUs 0.5 PDU Strategic and Business Management 0.5 PDU Technical Meeting Agenda 07:45 am to 08:00 am – Registration 08:00 am to 08:10 am – Introduction 08:10 am to 08:35 am – Presentation 08:35 am to 08:45 am – Break 08:45 am to 09:15 am – Presentation 09:15 am to 09:30 am – Q&A, presentation closing Menu Coffee and Bakes Treats Location Information USC, Waite Phillips Hall 3470 Trousdale Parkway, Room #403 Los Angeles, CA 90089 Parking Off Campus Four- and two-hour metered parking is available on Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard. On Campus Parking on campus is currently $12. Due to construction, only a limited amount of metered parking is available, in the Vermont and Jefferson Parking Lot and on Downey Way. On campus parking rates and availability may vary for special events. For the most up-to-date information about gate access and hours, visit USC Transportation. The parking structures closest to Waite Phillips Hall are Royal Street Parking and McCarthy Way Parking Structures. Cancellations Registration can be canceled up until the Tuesday before the event with a $1 cancellation fee. You may also allow a friend or colleague to attend the meeting in your place. Because we owe the venue a guaranteed number by that Tuesday, any last minute cancellations are non-refundable. Should there be extenuating circumstances, please contact the board at [masked] with the request and reason for cancellation. This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so. If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email. Questions/Suggestions/Volunteer Inquiries Contact [masked]

7-Saturdays PMP®/CAPM® Exam Prep Workshop (Hybrid : Online & Onsite)

Please register at our website: https://pmi-la.org/15-professional-development/1000-may-june-pmp-capm-exam-prep-workshop This is a pilot program carried out by the PMI-LA professional development team - a program designed to cater to the different needs of students that require both online and onsite (Hybrid) learning experience. Join us to experience the weekend format over 7 Saturdays of Project Management training, with expert instructors who have vast experiences across industries as well as currently teaching project management classes in universities, using both onsite and online delivery mode. Course Description pmp 150x151This PMP®/CAPM® Exam Prep Workshop is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. The PMP® designation offers individuals worldwide recognition as project management professional, supported by core knowledge and understanding of critical Project Management concepts, principles and techniques. This workshop is developed for individuals seeking to pass the Project Management Institute’s PMP®/CAPM® certification exam, as well as any individual who has attended any Project Management capm 150xprogram in the past and needs to brush up on the material needed to pass the PMP® exam. This workshop will help you prepare for exam success and will provide you with the eligibility requirement of 35 contact hours in project management education for PMP® or 23 contact hours in project management for CAPM®. The workshop can also be utilized to earn 35 PDUs towards continued education. Class Schedule: Date 4-May, 18-May, 1-Jun, 8-Jun, 15-Jun, 22-Jun, 29-Jun The class starts from 8am-4pm with breaks in between, schedule is as follows (weekly content and/or chapters are subject to change): Course Materials: Students are encouraged to either purchase a hardcopy of PMBOK or use the free electronic copy that is accessible after signing up to become a PMI member. Although not required for this workshop, it is highly encouraged for the students to download or obtain the printed manuscript before class begins, as some sessions will refer directly to pages in the PMBOK. Participants will be provided with study material, the Rita Mulcay's PMP® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition. However, the PMBOK will not be provided. Course materials will be distributed on the first day of face-to-face (F2F) class. Upon completion, student will be provided the Certificate of Completion, as the proof of obtaining 35 Accredited Contact Hours/PDUs Note: This course is NOT intended to teach the participant project management nor is it intended to impart project management industry experience. Its primary purpose is to prepare the participant for the PMP® exam based on the PMI® identified domains and PMI® recommended preparation material. PDU: 23 PDUs - Technical Project Management 9 PDUs - Leadership 3 PDUs - Strategic & Business Management Location Online: via web conference Onsite: Hyatt Place, LAX 750 North Nash Street El Segundo, CA. 90245 Postponement / Cancellation: This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so. If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email. Become an Instructor: Interested in becoming a volunteer instructor? Please contact Ferlicius Martinez, the VP of Professional Development at [masked]

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