IT Services hosts project management meetings, presentations

We would like to invite you to the next meeting of the Arkansas chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Check out upcoming meeting schedules or RSVP today!

These meetings are intended for all at UALR who may be interested in the practice of project management, the local PMI chapter, and the international Project Management Institute. Meet other folks that are interested in the many facets of project management and the role it fills in improving the management of information technology, Higher Ed, as well as other commercial, government and industrial sectors. Meetings are also attended by chapter members at remote sites around Little Rock and Arkansas, including:

  • Acxiom (Conway)
  • Euronet
  • Life & Specialty Ventures
  • Murphy Oil (El Dorado)
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Windstream/FIS

The meetings are provided at no cost and you don’t need to be a PMI member to attend. However, if you are PMP certified, attending a chapter meeting qualifies for 1 professional development unit (PDU) towards recertification.

Past meetings have included the following topics:

What does it take in project management to be the best-of-the-best?
— Michael O’Brochta (30-year veteran of CIA and Zozer Inc.)
Gain the willing cooperation of others!
— Scott Dutile (Performance Consultant, Dale Carnegie Training)
Project Management Essentials: What to do before a project starts and after it’s over
— Jason Jolley (Franklin Covey)
Applying project management to political campaigns
— Kerry Murphy (former student at UALR, USMC combat veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and 2014 Saline County Judge candidate)
Project management and Toad Suck 2013
— Mary Margaret Satterfield (Director of Events, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce)
Simulated Power Learning
— Kevin Gorman (27 years experience of project management at Northrop Grumman)
Responsibilities of the elected positions and volunteer opportunities available to chapter members
— Bea Nelson (President of Central Arkansas Chapter of the PMI)

Project managers are change agents

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals.

Project management brings a unique focus shaped by the goals, resources and schedule of each project, and project managers themselves make project goals their own and use their skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purposed within the project team. They enjoy the organized adrenaline of new challenges and the responsibility of driving business results.

Demand for project managers is increasing worldwide. Project managers are found in every kind of organization in every kind of industry.

Interested in attending a meeting? RSVP today!

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