What we're about

SUMMARY: For more information, as well as our event schedule, please check out our website at http://www.pmisfbac.org

Who Should Join: Any current or aspiring project manager should join this community to learn, share, and have fun. There are project managers from broad section of industries that meet to share best practices, horror stories, and all that comes with managing people, deadlines, and budgets. We meet monthly to meet new friends, connect with colleagues, and to share our experiences.

Why Members Should Join: You should join not only for fun and camaraderie but to learn.

Have you just been assigned to a new project or have you just started in managing projects in a new industry?

Want to get a jump on your project by networking with others to learn best practices?

Need a mentor to guide you through uncharted waters?

You'll find this and much more at the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of PMI.

What Members Can Expect: Evening events, breakfast roundtables, networking events galore, Mentorship program and PDUs! But SFBAC is more than just events, it's our members that make a difference. Join, share, learn, lead, and have fun.

Upcoming events (5+)

FREE: PMI Dublin Breakfast Roundtable

Black Bear Diner - Danville

Are you a you a project manager looking for networking opportunities while earning some PDUs? Are you interested in project management and want to learn more? Then come join us at the monthly PMI Dublin Roundtable! It's an opportunity for project managers to discuss topics that matter to them in an open forum: such as, profession trends, workplace challenges, etc. Meetings are free and open to anyone. Please register through the PMI SF chapter website (link here: https://pmisfbac.org/meetinginfo.php?id=361) so that we can make table arrangements at Black Bear Diner. There is no cost to attend (other than what you may decide to order from the menu). • NOTE:Your registration ensures that you can get your 1.5 PDUs credited if you are PMI certified. Please be advised that PMPs are required to provide evidence supporting their reported learning project. This may include a log of discussions with notes and dates.

Scrum Fundamentals Workshop (PAID)

Hult International Business School

EVENT DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide the knowledge and practice so that you can immediately start working on, in, or with a Scrum team. One will clearly understand the Scrum practices to help lead both your team and your project’s success. Objectives This 1-day workshop will provide you with hands-on experience with Scrum ceremonies, roles, and iterative development What you will learn Hands-on practice with Scrum including planning and executing iteratively What to cover Agile as compared to traditional project management, recommendations for when to use each, and how to best operate in blended environments Hands-on activities to learn how to deliver and plan work iteratively within fixed timeboxes, and to inspect & adapt the product and process after each iteration Agile principles and Scrum values Scrum roles (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Development Team) Scrum ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective, and the purpose of each Starting a project with Scrum: Preparing a Team Backlog and Backlog Refinement of small, vertical, consumable slices of work How to forecast scope within fixed time and cost using available data within a Scrum environment Stories from the trenches – success stories and advice on what not to try (and why) Building a healthy Scrum team

FREE: PMI Oakland Breakfast Roundtable

Kaiser Permenante

Are you a you a project manager looking for networking opportunities while earning some PDUs? Are you interested in project management and want to learn more? Then come join us at the monthly PMI Oakland Roundtable! It's an opportunity for project managers to discuss topics that matter to them in an open forum: such as, profession trends, workplace challenges, etc. Meetings are free and open to anyone. These meetings also provide members an additional way to participate and gain benefit from their membership. The Belmont Roundtable meeting qualifies for up to 1.5 PDUs under Category 3. Please register through the PMI SF chapter website (https://pmisfbac.org/meetinginfo.php?id=373) Please be advised that PMPs are required to provide evidence supporting their reported learning project. This may include a log of discussions with notes and dates.

Leading From Any Chair: Make the Impossible Happen (PAID Event)

Leadership is not a position in an organization chart or a title on a business card. Leadership is a way of thinking, behaving, and communicating. The fastest and easiest way to contribute as a leader from any chair is to prevent the most common causes of failure: unclear Goals, unclear Communication and unclear Priorities. Why would smart, experienced professionals allow themselves to fail for these totally predictable and avoidable causes of failure? Fear of Failure. Learned Helplessness. Thinking it’s impossible. Commit to ACTING like a leader regardless of position or title through your Actions, Communication, and Thinking. Come with curiosity and leave with: A conviction that “knowing how” is not enough, Commitment to a change in your mindset, communication, and behavior. Determination NOT to wait ‘til you’re the CEO, but to lead from any chair. Objectives You will leave this workshop able “lead from any chair” with practical approaches proven effective for individual contributors through senior executives. Learn the top causes of failure in teams globally and how to overcome them. Experience the difference between leadership and management. Practice leading through A.C.T. – Actions, Communication and Thinking, without regard to position or title. Apply your learnings and insights into your daily work. What you will learn Practical applications of people and team leadership that will enable you to avoid the most common causes of failure in teams and global teams, which are all directly attributable to ineffective leadership. What to cover Why Teams Fail - Primary Reasons The Difference Between Leadership & Management Experiencing the Causes of Failure via Exercises & Simulations Overcoming the Causes of Failures Thinking Partner Planning to Integrate Changes into Daily Practice Commitment to Action

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