PMI MassBay Events tagged as 'Roundtable'
Roundtable: CertCom RT: Discussion on the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification
on Nov 20, 2019
This month we will concentrate on PMI’s agile certification. Most commonly referred to as PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). We will exam the educational and work requirements to qualify to sit for the exam and answer any questions you may have regarding available educational resources and study groups...
Location: Aqueduct Techologies
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Data Governance
on Nov 19, 2019
Note location is in SFC 35 (and not the normal 7th floor location)
Bio: Michelle Keenan, MS, PMP, is a highly experienced data and project management professional with expertise in data governance, data quality/data profiling, data integration, business analytics and data risk management. She is an expert in major programming and business intelligence platforms across different infrastructures and has deep domain knowledge in the Financial Industry particularly in risk, banking, fund administration, accounting, CRM, marketing and asset recordkeeping...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: Improvisational Activity within the Project Domain
on Nov 13, 2019
The session offers an overview of improvised work in the project domain, with some emphasis on the resilience offered by ‘adapting’ formerly utilized and proven actions. This style of working is increasingly necessary to cope with changing and emerging requirements to respond to increasingly turbulent organizational environments...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
PMO Roundtable: Developing a PMO
on Nov 12, 2019
Join our November PMO Roundtable facilitated by Patricia Buickerood.Patricia (PMP since 2008) has developed PMO organizations from the ground up for two Fortune 100 enterprises and Harvard University IT. She is currently director of PMO for Gemline and has started the process to build a PMO and a Project Management Center of Excellence...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable MetroWest(7.30AM) : Silverscreen Leadership - Role of Movies in Project Management By Dr. Rajagopalan
on Oct 24, 2019
Topic: Silverscreen Leadership - Role of Movies in Project Management

Description: Frequently in corporate settings, when emphasizing the role of leadership to every team member so that there is an alignment to benefits delivery & sustainment, project goals and outcomes, and individual team member's capabilities and expectations, many people resort to long discussions...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
CertCom Roundtable - All the Latest News and All Your Questions Answered Regarding PMI Certification Program
on Oct 23, 2019
The Certification Committee (CertCom) Roundtable is dedicated to answering your questions about PMI's eight certifications. We can also offer advice and guidance to educational resources to help you meet the educational contact hours that are required to qualify to take an exam. And if you are interested in attending an informal study group, we have suggestions in that area as well...
Location: Aqueduct Technologies
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Change Management and Agile
on Oct 15, 2019
Bio: Andrew Allen, PMP, FLMI, MBA has over 20 years in the financial services industry, as a Project Manager, Business Analyst, Architect, and user of hundreds of internally developed systems. He is a member of the Boston area Atlassian User Group, Wellington’s Jira Working Group, former chair of the Rally Working Group, chair of the mini Change Advisory Board at Wellington Management, Getting Greener, Cub scout Treasurer, Den Leader, and the PMI Boston Noontime Roundtable chair...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: Introduction to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
on Oct 9, 2019
Note for anyone attending the PMI MassBay chapter meeting on October,17: this roundtable topic is great background to the featured presentation. The world of project management is progressively embracing Agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban. Most Agile frameworks are limited to a single team and intrinsically do not scale up to a larger organization such as a business unit or an enterprise...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable - Conflict Management on Projects
on Oct 8, 2019
Join our October PMO Roundtable facilitated by Deb Cote, Senior Director at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Conflict Management on Projects

Conflict surrounds us everywhere - at home, at work, in school... and on projects! It's normal, but how do we manage it? As PMO leaders, what can we do to help project managers prevent it from happening in the first place? What advice and support can we give when a project experiences a small but real conflict? Or a large, success-jeopardizing conflict? 
Bring your conflict stories! Whether you were involved directly or indirectly, what happened, or is currently happening? How did the difference(s) get resolved? Get peer input on ideas for how to handle project conflicts...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - BYOT- Bring Your Own Topic
on Oct 2, 2019
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston HealthcareWednesday October 2  - 7:30-8:30 AMBring Your Own Topic!Have a current challenge or recent success with your projects?  Join us for a true roundtable discussion to kick off the fall season.  Bring challenges, successes, questions, and tips to share and learn from and with your peers...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable MetroWest(Noon time) : Getting and Staying Organized By Melissa Kearns
on Sep 26, 2019
Title:  Getting and Staying Organized

Description: As Project Managers, we handle complex projects with many people and components. The PMBOK and Agile methodology focus on the project and team. But what about ourselves? How do we ensure we are spending our time day-to-day on the right tasks both at work and home so we have enough energy to do our best and still have time for fun? This is where comprehensive personal productivity comes in...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: The Role of Leadership in Project Management
on Sep 17, 2019
Bio: Bob LoutonRobert Louton, PMP, CSM, MBA has over 30 years of project management experience in health care, insurance, defence, network & computer security, retail products, and securities. His first-hand knowledge includes Agile delivery and managing projects cradle-to-grave, rescuing troubled projects, troubleshooting organizations, and process improvement...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: Change Management in an Agile World
on Sep 11, 2019
Bio:Andrew Allen, PMP, FLMI, MBA has over 20 years in the financial services industry, as a Project Manager, Business Analyst, Architect, and user of hundreds of internally developed systems. He is a member of the Boston area Atlassian User Group, Wellington’s Jira Working Group, former chair of the Rally Working Group, chair of the mini Change Advisory Board at Wellington Management, Getting Greener, Cub scout Treasurer, Den Leader, and the PMI Boston Noontime Roundtable chair...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable MetroWest : Project Governance: How an Innovative Approach Towards an IT Project Initiative Can Develop Buy-in Through a Shared Ownership Model
on Aug 22, 2019
Topic : Project Governance: How an Innovative Approach Towards an IT Project Initiative Can Develop Buy-in Through a Shared Ownership Model By Roxanne Worob, PMP 

METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 8/22/2019 at 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 02451 Synopsis:
Gaining staff and leadership buy-in and engagement for a large scale system implementation is critical to the success of the project...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable - Benefits Realization
on Aug 13, 2019
Join our August PMO Roundtable facilitated by Deb Cote, Senior Director at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Benefits Realization

It's summer, so let's do a casual roundtable this month. I was behind in reporting PDUs. Finally caught up. Through the reporting process, I calculated we've had less Strategic & Business categorized meetings than any other type...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Jira first principals and pointers
on Aug 13, 2019
Bio: James (Jim) Hannon Has over fifteen years of diversified experience in the Information Technology and Financial Services Industries He is certified through PMI with a PMP and PMdesignation and certificate in Prince2 fundamentals. He is also a member of the Microsoft Project Users Group and The International Association of Project Management...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable - Benefits Realization
on Aug 12, 2019
Join our August PMO Roundtable facilitated by Deb Cote, Senior Director at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Benefits Realization

It's summer, so let's do a casual roundtable this month. I was behind in reporting PDUs. Finally caught up. Through the reporting process, I calculated we've had less Strategic & Business categorized meetings than any other type...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Clinical Data Migrations - Tips for Staying on Track
on Aug 7, 2019
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston HealthcareWednesday August 7 - 7:30-8:30 AMCinical Data Migrations - Tips for Staying on TrackSynopsis
Clinical Data Migration: Move data from system A to system B, how hard can this be, right? Anyone who has had migration experience knows that these initiatives can be very complicated, especially when involving multiple source systems, multi-specialty practices and years-worth of data...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
MetroWest RT: Leading Multicultural Teams for Project Managers: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
on Jul 25, 2019
METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 7/25/2019 at 7.30 am
Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 01720

Synopsis

Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on teams is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member… if you aren’t comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you’re working in a foreign land yourself...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning (and other) Meetings
on Jul 10, 2019
Bio:Since 2003, as a principal of JP Stewart Associates, Jim has been engaged in multiple endeavors including consulting, training and mentoring. A PMP since 2001 and Certified Scrum Master since 2013, he provides PMP Prep training both in public and private in-house sessions. In consulting, he frequently contributes by helping organizations increase their project maturity...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable - Capacity and Budget Planning: How might we do this?
on Jul 9, 2019
Join our July PMO Roundtable presented by Brian Miller, Managing Consultant for Process Improvement at TeamDynamix.Capacity and Budget Planning: How might we do this?When PMO and other company leaders take on the task of fiscal planning or managing their current portfolios, budget and resources are at the heart of every decision...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Multitasking and Productivity
on Jul 9, 2019
Bio: John Morrison, PMP Director of Certifications – PMI Mass Bay Chapter John is a Project Manager who specializes in affiliate marketing - helping software sponsors address the productivity needs of project managers. John has held multiple leadership roles in the chapter, from Director of Event Sponsorship for Professional Development Day to Manager of the chapter’s Roundtable Program...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Project and Portfolio Management using Jira
on Jun 27, 2019
Bio: Larry Cummings
an Atlassian Consultant and an Atlassian Certified Trainer at Isos because I love how Atlassian powers collaboration. I help organizations share, cooperate and collaborate in alignment with the organization's mission. That's a fancy way of saying I make this real by concentrating on the community dynamic required to make that mission happen...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable MetroWest : The Certification Spectrum - Getting From Where You Are, to Where You Want to Be
on Jun 27, 2019
Topic : The Certification Spectrum - Getting From Where You Are, to Where You Want to Be By John Morrison, PMP

METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 6/27/2019 at 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 02451 Synopsis:
In this presentation, we are going to touch upon four specific areas of certification that should be of interest to a wide range of attendees...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Project and Portfolio Management using Jira
on Jun 18, 2019
Bio: Larry Cummings
an Atlassian Consultant and an Atlassian Certified Trainer at Isos because I love how Atlassian powers collaboration. I help organizations share, cooperate and collaborate in alignment with the organization's mission. That's a fancy way of saying I make this real by concentrating on the community dynamic required to make that mission happen...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: The Certification Spectrum - Getting From Where You Are, to Where You Want to Be
on Jun 12, 2019
Bio:John Morrison, PMP is a Project Manager that specializes in affiliate marketing – helping software sponsors address the productivity needs of project managers. John has held multiple leadership roles in the chapter, from Director of Event Sponsorship for Professional Development Day to AVP of the chapter’s Roundtable Program...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Learn Your Lesson and Have Fun Doing It
on Jun 5, 2019
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston HealthcareWednesday June 5 - 7:30-8:30 AM Learning A Lesson is Hard, Does It Have To Be? In all projects, individual contributors, teams, and organizations have enormous opportunity to learn and improve from the experience. Too often, those opportunities are never taken, or 'lessons learned' become tedious or go nowhere...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable MetroWest : An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
on May 23, 2019
Topic : An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers by Gina Abudi, MBA

METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 5/23/2019 at 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM
Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 02451
Synopsis:
Emotional intelligence = people skills. It is the ability to understand and control one's own emotions as well as understand other people's emotions...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Project and Portfolio Management using Jira
on May 21, 2019
Bio: Larry Cummings
an Atlassian Consultant and an Atlassian Certified Trainer at Isos because I love how Atlassian powers collaboration. I help organizations share, cooperate and collaborate in alignment with the organization's mission. That's a fancy way of saying I make this real by concentrating on the community dynamic required to make that mission happen...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Effective Meetings
on May 21, 2019
Synopsis:  Do you ever feel like your meetings ran out of time and you didn't accomplish all you wanted to?  Was it unclear who was supposed to do what?  This presentation will walk you through some of the best practices on effective meeting management.  Attend this presentation to learn how to lead your meetings better, and become a more effective communicator...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable: The Agile PMO
on May 14, 2019
Join the PMO roundtable with Lalig Musserian for our May session on The Agile PMO.The Agile PMO: Analytics and Insights through continuous planning and traceability from strategy through execution.  This presentation will focus on the role of the PMO in an Agile organization, how to create alignment of projects with business objectives, and the PMO’s role in business value creation, while remaining true to the adaptive nature of Agile...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Effective Meetings
on May 14, 2019
Synopsis:  Do you ever feel like your meetings ran out of time and you didn't accomplish all you wanted to?  Was it unclear who was supposed to do what?  This presentation will walk you through some of the best practices on effective meeting management.  Attend this presentation to learn how to lead your meetings better, and become a more effective communicator...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: Key Elements of Emotional Intelligence for Project Management
on May 8, 2019
Bio:
Al Ingram has thirty-five years’ experience in the software industry. A critical thinker experienced in solving diverse business problems with people, process, and technology, his experience includes IT and operations management, change management, program and project management, governance, process management, business analysis, consulting, and coaching...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - The Certification Spectrum Getting From Where You Are, to Where You Want to Be
on May 1, 2019
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston HealthcareWednesday May 1 - 7:30 AMThe Certification Spectrum: Getting From Where You Are, to Where You Want to Be In this presentation, we are going to touch upon four specific areas of certification that should be of interest to a wide range of attendees...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable MetroWest : Starting with the problem half solved
on Apr 25, 2019
Topic : Starting with the problem half solved by Sriram Rajagopalan, PgMP, PMP, ACP, RMP

METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 4/25/2019 at 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM
Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 02451
Synopsis:
In light of the developments in agile approaches to project management where change is welcome even at later stages in the development, the gathering of up-front requirements is often frowned upon...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Lean Agile in a PMO
on Apr 16, 2019
Presentation Title: “Building a Culture-Focused PMO in a Lean-Thinking Organization”  1. Background and Overview of the Direct Federal Credit Union (DFCU) PMO and Culture  2. Project Management as an Organizational Cultural Shift  3. The Basics of Building a Small PMO 4. Defining PMO Culture and Values  a...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: Quantitative Decision Making with Decision Matrices
on Apr 10, 2019
Bio:Scott Mabel learned the fine art of Decision Matrices in Leavenworth (really), and has since used them as a project manager for the US Army as well as both Fortune 500 and small businesses. 
In this session:We all want to make project related decisions based on quantitative criteria, and be able to persuade management and colleagues that our decision is the right decision...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable: Power and Politics in Project Management
on Apr 9, 2019
Join the PMO roundtable with Aleksandr Sorokin for our April session on Power and Politics in Project Management.  

“Without power, project managers can accomplish very little. As organizations and projects have become more complex and as project managers become more dependent on more and more persons over whom they no have formal authority, they increasingly need power to influence the behavior of others...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - The Art of Power and the Career of a Project Manager
on Apr 3, 2019
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston HealthcareWednesday April 3 - 7:30 AM The Art of Power and the Career of a Project Manager “Without power, project managers can accomplish very little. As organizations and projects have become more complex and as project managers become more dependent on more and more persons over whom they do have formal authority, they increasingly need power to influence the behavior of others...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - The Art of Power and the Career of a Project Manager
on Apr 2, 2019
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston HealthcareWednesday April 3 - 7:30 AM The Art of Power and the Career of a Project Manager “Without power, project managers can accomplish very little. As organizations and projects have become more complex and as project managers become more dependent on more and more persons over whom they do have formal authority, they increasingly need power to influence the behavior of others...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable MetroWest :A Day in the Life of a Project Manager Transitioning to Agile Scrum Master By Bonnie Cooper
on Mar 28, 2019
Topic : A Day in the Life of a Project Manager Transitioning to Agile Scrum Master By Bonnie Cooper

METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 3/28/2019 at 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM
Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 01720
Synopsis:
Project managers whose organizations are adopting agile practices are often serving in the capacity of Scrum Master, and this can be a very jarring transition!  For instance, the Project Management Institute’s Agile Practice Guide highlights the fact that when working on an agile project, the project manager shifts from being at the center of the team, to serving the team, with an emphasis on coaching, collaboration and distribution of responsibility...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Walpole Roundtable: The Art of Power and the Career of a Project Manager by Aleksandr Sorokin
on Mar 27, 2019
The Art of Power and the Career of a Project Manager by  Aleksandr Sorokin“Without power, project managers can accomplish very little. As organizations and projects have become more complex and as project managers become more dependent on more and more persons over whom they do have formal authority, they increasingly need power to influence the behavior of others...
Location: Siemens Healthineers
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Experiential Learning and Project Management
on Mar 19, 2019
Title:  Looking back to move forward – How experiential learning impacts projects.Syllabus: Defining experiential learning Examples of experiential learning Experiential learning example (A student will be speaking for a few minutes regarding his experiences as a co-op student and how it helped him in project management) Using experiential learning to projects – It’s all about lessons learned! Short activity Bringing it all together - Experiential learning, lessons learned =>> growth mindset
Bio: John Bleakney received his PMP 2 years ago and has approximately 10 years’ experience working in project management mostly in the financial services industry where he has approximately 20 years’ experience...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: Choosing the Proper Communication Medium
on Mar 13, 2019
Bio:
Wes Adams spent the last fifteen of his thirty-three year career in project management, both as a project contributor and more often as a Project Manager. Recently he completed his Masters of Science in Management with the Thesis: How to Choose the Appropriate Virtual Communications Medium for Your Project Team...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable: How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings
on Mar 12, 2019
Join the PMO roundtable and Jim Stewart for our March session (rescheduled from Feb due to snow) on facilitating productive project meetings!

Rigorous planning is vital to your PMO’s ability to oversee project execution and success. The projects your PMO supports are often multifunctional, requiring input from various stakeholders...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - March 6th Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:30am
on Mar 6, 2019
Topic: Review of the New Hampshire Medicaid 1115 Waiver program and using Information Systems to Support Care Integration.Summary: The team from the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) has been engaged by seven (7) Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) regions across the State of New Hampshire to help aggregate data for clinical quality measurements (CQM) and support the implementation of a variety of health information technology (HIT) platforms to support care integration...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
MetroWest RT: Leading Multicultural Teams for Project Managers: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
on Feb 28, 2019
METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 2/28/2019 at 7.30 am
Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 01720

Synopsis

Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on teams is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member… if you aren’t comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you’re working in a foreign land yourself...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
MetroWest RT: Leading Multicultural Teams for Project Managers: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
on Feb 26, 2019
METROWEST ROUNDTABLE MEETING on 2/28/2019 at 7.30 am
Location: Dassault Systemes, 175 Waltham MA 01720

Synopsis

Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on teams is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member… if you aren’t comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you’re working in a foreign land yourself...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: PMI’s Certification Program
on Feb 19, 2019
Bio:
John Morrison. John Morrison, PMP - is a project manager that uses Alliance Marketing to enhance client success management and strengthen sponsor and vendor relationships. He identifies and creates strategic partnerships between technology providers and industry specialists who seek innovative products and leading edge services for greater operational efficiency and productivity...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro: Tips for Managing Your Project Management Career
on Feb 13, 2019
Bio:
Al Ingram has thirty-five years’ experience in the software industry. A critical thinker experienced in solving diverse business problems with people, process, and technology, his experience includes IT and operations management, change management, program and project management, governance, process management, business analysis, consulting, and coaching...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare- Recent and Upcoming Trends in Healthcare
on Feb 6, 2019
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare Wednesday February 6,  7:30-8:30 AMJoin us for a roundtable discussion about events and issues that helped to define healthcare in 2018, what's in store for 2019, and how these trends may impact the projects we lead.This will be a true roundtable discussion, facilitated by your co-hosts...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Tips for managing your Project Management Career
on Jan 22, 2019
Title: “Tips for Managing Your Project Management Career”.Bio: Al Ingram has thirty-five years’ experience in the software industry.  A critical thinker experienced in solving diverse business problems with people, process, and technology, his experience includes IT and operations management, change management, program and project management, governance, process management, business analysis, consulting, and coaching...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
PMI PMO Roundtable: Turning the Battleship
on Jan 8, 2019
Apologies for the last-minute invitation, but we have a good reason. We were waiting for our presenter to become a first-time grandfather! Now that he's reached that status, please join us at our January 2019 PMI PMO Roundtable facilitated by Evans Travis.Evans will share how they built a globally-focused PMO at very large, privately-owned software company and sustained it for 10 years while the company changed around them...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Critical Success Factors: Leveraging your Stakeholder Analysis
on Dec 12, 2018
We have limited seating for our meeting and therefore limited registration. Some individuals have been routinely registering for our roundtable but never attend. If you do this, you occupy a spot and thereby deny registration for those who really want to participate.

Unless you plan to attend, please do no register out of courtesy for those who do...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare
on Dec 5, 2018
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare Wednesday December 5 - 7:30 AM A Post-ACA Enterprise Dental Migration
The Affordable Care Act was a wake-up call to BCBSMA’s dental business, requiring significant changes and multiple projects over several years. Having already migrated medical claims processing to the NASCO processing system, senior leadership recognized the value proposition of consolidating ancillary products, primarily dental, on the same platform...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth – Improve your Project Planning Meetings
on Nov 28, 2018
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 7:45am-8:45am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Rd., Burlington.

Improve your Project Planning Meetings

Projects are about planning.  And planning is about good, no – scratch that – great meetings...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: “The art of power and a career of project manager”
on Nov 26, 2018
PLEASE NOTE MONDAY week later due to Thanksgiving Synopsis: Project managers may experience stagnation in their careers. Or it may be that a successful career might suddenly be interrupted. One of the reasons for this may be the project manager’s lack of skills for obtaining and using power...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
on Nov 14, 2018
Event Details   We have limited seating for our meeting and therefore limited registration. Some individuals have been routinely registering for our roundtable but never attend. If you do this, you occupy a spot and thereby deny registration for those who really want to participate.

Unless you plan to attend, please do no register out of courtesy for those who do...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Different Project Types
on Nov 13, 2018
Event Details   Please join our November roundtable discussion led by Deb Cote.

Different Project Types

While organizations (generally!) agree on the definition of a project, different project types (e.g., information technology, process improvement, construction) have similarities and differences that lend themselves to be managed uniquely...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Disruptions in Healthcare and the Implications for Project Managers
on Nov 7, 2018
Event Details   PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Wednesday November 7, 7:30 AM

Disruptions in Healthcare and the Implications for Project Managers

As we all know there are big disruptive changes in the healthcare space and those are changing the ways healthcare organizations need to work...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth – Release Planning with Story Mapping: A Technique To Bring Waterfall and Ag
on Oct 24, 2018
Event Details   The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 7:45am-8:45am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Rd., Burlington.
  Release Planning with Story Mapping:
A technique to bring Waterfall and Agile teams together

User Story Mapping, originally described by Jeff Patton in 2005, has been adopted by the Agile community as the preferred approach to bringing product stakeholders and delivery teams together for release planning...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Communications and Soft Skills
on Oct 15, 2018
Event Details   PLEASE NOTE MONDAY instead of TUESDAY session.

Bio: Steve Slavsky

Communication is the basis of relationships, community, and civilization. Effective communication creates clearer understanding, and leads to improved ideas, decisions, and outcomes, which can have a positive impact on the issues facing the world today...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - How to Motivate Your PMO & Project Teams
on Oct 10, 2018
Event Details   Synopsis
To motivate PMO Teams to truly exceptional performance levels, Program and Project Managers must build a Culture of Motivation.  It is a fact that people will do boring or stressful jobs in a fun rewarding environment far longer and better than they will do fun rewarding jobs in a boring or stressful environment...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Motivating Your PMO and Project Teams
on Oct 9, 2018
Event Details   Please join our October roundtable discussion led by Wes Adams.

Motivating Your PMO and Project Teams

To motivate PMO teams to truly exceptional performance levels, program and project managers must build a culture of motivation. It is a fact that people will do boring or stressful jobs in a fun rewarding environment far longer and better than they will do fun rewarding jobs in a boring or stressful environment...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Applying Effective Communication Skills and Project Governance to He
on Oct 3, 2018
Event Details   PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Applying Effective Communication Skills and Project Governance to Healthcare Projects

Wednesday October 3 - 7:30 AM

In theory, almost everyone knows that effective communications is an essential ingredient to project success...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - The Professional Certification Spectrum
on Sep 26, 2018
Event Details   The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 7:45am-8:45am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Rd., Burlington.
  The Professional Certification Spectrum:
Examining where you are versus where you want to be

In this presentation, we will touch upon four specific areas of certification that should be of interest to a wide range of attendees: from those who just want to know what certification is all about, to those who want to know more about the value that certification brings to the market place, to those who might be ready to pull the trigger but just need a plan of action, to those who are already certified and wish to leverage their accomplishment...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Walpole Roundtable - Stakeholder Influence: Managing Project Distractors while Leveraging Project En
on Sep 19, 2018
Event Details   Speaker: John Morrison

Topic: Stakeholder Influence: Managing Project Distractors while Leveraging Project Enhancers
CCR Skill: Strategic

SYNOPSIS
Besides managing time, cost and resources, one of the essentials in any project is the successful management of your project stakeholders...
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Difficult Conversations
on Sep 18, 2018
Event Details   Bio:
Andy Allen, PMP, MBA, FLMI
Andy is the co-chair of the Boston Noontime Roundtable, and sits on Wellington Managements Jira Working Group.  As someone who is always struggling to keep on top of people and status, he's always looking to see how he can improve the soft skills required to be successful...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Self-Motivation: Having the Energy to Get It Done
on Sep 12, 2018
Event Details   We have limited seating for our meeting and therefore limited registration. Some individuals have been routinely registering for our roundtable but never attend. If you do this, you occupy a spot and thereby deny registration for those who really want to participate.

Unless you plan to attend, please do no register out of courtesy for those who do...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - The Professional Certification Spectrum
on Sep 11, 2018
Event Details   Please join our September roundtable discussion led by John Morrison and Anthony Hines.

The Professional Certification Spectrum:
Examining where you are versus where you want to be

In this presentation, we will touch upon four specific areas of certification that should be of interest to a wide range of attendees: from those who just want to know what certification is all about, to those who want to know more about the value that certification brings to the market place, to those who might be ready to pull the trigger but just need a plan of action, to those who are already certified and wish to leverage their accomplishment...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Planning
on Sep 5, 2018
Event Details   PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Putting our Planning Skills to Work
As we discussed at last month's Healthcare Roundtable, the September meeting will be a Planning session in which the members will have a voice in filling out the calendar for the remainder of the year...
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Ensuring Each Change-Focused Project is a Success
on Aug 22, 2018
Event Details   The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 7:45am-8:45am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Rd., Burlington.

Speaker: Gina Abudi
Topic: Ensuring Each Change-Focused Project is a Success:
How Project Managers can Manage Stakeholder Perceptions of Change

SYNOPSIS
Every project launched in the organization is a change project in some way...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Monotony vs. Burnout: Managing the dip in Velocity
on Aug 21, 2018
Event Details   Bio:
Megan Schatzman is an agile project manager specializing in transformational change, business process reengineering, and IT initiatives with enterprise-wide reach.  Megan has a bachelors in Information Systems Operations Management, and is currently completing a Masters in Cyber Security at Brown University...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Neuroscience and the PM – Part 1
on Aug 8, 2018
Event Details   ...or ...  How Human Evolution Works Against the Project Manager and What To Do About It

Synopsis
Recent findings in neuroscience strongly suggest that Project Managers are simultaneously helped and disadvantaged by human evolution. This presentation gives the PM an understanding of the underlying biological challenges in performing their day-to-day activities along with steps to amplify the advantages while mitigating the inherent risks, leading to better project outcomes and a less stressful work-life...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Striking a Balance
on Aug 1, 2018
Event Details   PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Striking a Balance

As projects become more frequent and integrated into a variety of healthcare roles, how do we strike a balance between formal and informal tools and processes?  Today’s projects are managed and completed by a wide variety of staff, at every level of training and experience...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Agile Retrospectives
on Jul 25, 2018
Event Details   The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 7:45am-8:45am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Rd., Burlington.

Speaker: Noah Morrison
Topic: Agile Retrospectives

SYNOPSIS
In this session, we will discuss ways retrospectives are facilitated and improved...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Walpole July Roundtable - Project Managers and other Professionals - The Impostor Syndrome
on Jul 18, 2018
Event Details   Speaker: Deb Cote
Topic: Project Managers and other Professionals - The Impostor Syndrome
CCR Skill: Leadership

SYNOPSIS
Have you ever felt like you were a fraud and just got lucky to be in your current position? Project managers manage complex projects with large budgets...
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
on Jul 17, 2018
Event Details   Topic: Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence

Synopsis: Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on teams is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member… if you aren’t comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you’re working in a foreign land yourself...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - A Better Way to Present
on Jul 11, 2018
Event Details   Synopsis
As presenters, we are both anxious and challenged on a number of fronts – whether it is relaying the benefits of our products or services to prospective clients; relaying important project information to a skeptical group of senior managers; or sharing new industry knowledge to our fellow colleagues...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Ensuring Each Change-Focused Project is a Success
on Jul 10, 2018
Event Details   Please join our July roundtable discussion led by Gina Abudi.

Ensuring Each Change-Focused Project is a Success:
How the PMO can Help Project Managers Manage Stakeholder Perceptions of Change

Every project launched in the organization is a change project in some way...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
on Jun 27, 2018
Event Details   The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 7:45am-8:45am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Rd., Burlington.

Speaker: Marie Bankuti
Topic: Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence

SYNOPSIS
Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on teams is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member… if you aren’t comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you’re working in a foreign land yourself...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Walpole Roundtable, - "Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence"
on Jun 20, 2018
Event Details 
Speaker: Marie Bankuti
Topic: Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
CCR Skill: Leadership

SYNOPSIS
Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on teams is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member… if you aren’t comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you’re working in a foreign land yourself...
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: “Managing Stakeholder Communications"
on Jun 19, 2018
Event Details   Topic: “Managing Stakeholder Communications within a Geographically Distributed Project Team”

Synopsis: In an increasingly geographically dispersed business world, leading and managing project teams presents a unique set of challenges, many of which hinge on effective communication across multiple time zones, countries, and cultures...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Understanding the Benefits of Using Earned Value Management
on Jun 13, 2018
Event Details   Synopsis
Earned Value Management (or EVM as it is commonly referred to) is a very useful project management tool used to measure and monitor a project’s progress and overall performance. Its’ use starts with having a detailed and comprehensive project management plan which includes the project schedule with estimated completion date(s), and budgeted cost...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - The Impostor Syndrome
on Jun 12, 2018
Event Details   Please join our June roundtable discussion led by Deb Cote.
(This topic is rescheduled from the March 2018 session canceled due to the snowstorm,)

PMOs and Project Managers - The Impostor Syndrome
  Have you ever felt like you were a fraud and just got lucky to be in your current position? PMOs are teams of project managers who manage complex projects with large budgets...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Building Trust and Credibility as a Project Manager
on Jun 6, 2018
Event Details   PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Wednesday June 6 - 7:30 AM

Building Trust and Credibility as a Project Manager
Building trust and credibility as a PM with colleagues, management and clients takes time, commitment and consistency. It means connecting and building meaningful relationships that, over time, reveal character, values and trustworthiness...
Location: MGH - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Bridging the PM Competency Gap
on May 23, 2018
Event Details   The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 7:45am-8:45am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Rd., Burlington.

Speaker: Rich Maltzman
Topic: Bridging the PM Competency Gap
  SYNOPSIS
Project managers must deliver business objectives – that’s their job...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Walpole - My Issue with Multitasking
on May 16, 2018
Event Details   Synopsis - My Issue with Multitasking: It is touted as the panacea for increasing productivity – maybe, but at what cost?
The ability to multitask is ubiquitous among the many skill sets that we often see in help-wanted ads. Employers love it. Ah…the ability to do more than one thing at the same time...
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Boston Metro Roundtable - March 2018
on Mar 31, 2018
Join us for a discussion of Organizational Development   Not sure how to add speaker details?  Headshot and Logo?   LOGO
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Digital transformation un-mystified
on Feb 14, 2018
Synopsis
A seasoned executive shares stories of successes and failures during a decade long quest of business transformation in the digital age. Learn ten universal takeaways that apply in wide spectrum of business challenges, including mergers and acquisitions, enhancing operational maturity in the aggressive growth environment, reinventing industries and creating new organizations...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
PMO - Neuroscience and the PM
on Feb 13, 2018
Please join our February roundtable discussion led by Cris Casey.

PMO - Neuroscience and the PM: How Human Evolution Works Against the Project Manager and What To Do About It
  Recent findings in neuroscience strongly suggest that project managers are simultaneously helped and disadvantaged by human evolution...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
How do you make Disaster Recovery and Risk Management Engaging
on Feb 13, 2018
Please note that we are meeting a week early (Feb 13th), as next week is a school vacation week!

Synopsis:  The City of Boston is a highly vulnerable city to Climate Change.  Using the City's Planning tools, I will demonstrate the power of a good Identification, Disaster Recovery, and Risk Management Planning to address vulnerabilities...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - The Project Manager Toolbox Discussion
on Feb 7, 2018
The Project Manager Toolbox Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday February 7, 7:30 AM

Healthcare project managers face many challenges in project tracking, stakeholder management, documentation, and engagement.  Have you found a great tool or technique to deal with any of your project challenges?  Come bring your favorite project management tool or technique to share with the group...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Cloud Projects - How to Negotiate
on Jan 24, 2018
The Metro North Roundtable meets on 3rd Wednesday Nov, Dec, from 7:30am-8:30am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Drive, Burlington.

Speaker: Evans Travis
Topic: How to Negotiate

SYNOPSIS
In the business world it has been true for a very long time; "You only get what you negotiate!"...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Self Motivation-Finding Energy to get the Job Done
on Jan 16, 2018
itle: Self-Motivation: Having the Energy to Get It Done, or “Remind me why I’m doing this?”
 
Synopsis: Let’s explore some of the ways project managers and change leaders use their personal energy to deal with the challenges that come up every day. What increases their motivation? Drains it? How does their energy impact their ability to lead themselves and the other people connected with their project or change effort?
 
Bio: Al Ingram has thirty-five years’ experience in the software industry...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Negotiation Skills for Project Managers
on Jan 10, 2018
Synopsis

We negotiate all the time. From simple interactions like arranging meeting times to complex endeavors like allocating resources for an expensive, high-stakes mission critical project. Project Managers must navigate through processes that often feel out of control and result in ambiguous outcomes...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Bridging the PM Competency Gap
on Jan 9, 2018
Please join our January roundtable discussion led by Rich Maltzman.
  Project managers must deliver business objectives – that’s their job. However, they must do this in the context of rapidly evolving technologies, global business interdependencies, and changes to project management processes and tools...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Cloud Projects - Are they different?
on Dec 20, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on 3rd Wednesday Nov, Dec, from 7:30am-8:30am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Drive, Burlington.

Speaker: Chuck Tewksbury
Topic: Cloud Projects - Are they different?

SYNOPSIS
Over the past 10+ years, cloud technologies have emerged and made an impact in how information technology is delivered for businesses and industries at all levels...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Strategic Scheduling: Pushing Back Chaos
on Dec 13, 2017
Synopsis
Sometimes success in one area of business can cause stress in another. This is a storied presentation of how a successful marketing campaign resulted in projects not being completed on time and as promised.  When the situation became chaotic, project management best practices was finally taken seriously and allowed to resolve the problems that arose...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Topic TBD
on Dec 6, 2017
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Topic - TBD

Wednesday December 6, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Speaker
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Bio

Synopsis

Recommended PMI Talent Triangle Alignment: 
Description for PDU: 
This is a FREE 1 PDU event...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Negotiation Skills for Project Managers
on Nov 21, 2017
Topic: Negotiation Skills for Project Managers 
Biography: Bill Singer is an Executive Coach and Management Consultant who specializes in helping individuals and organizations meet the demands of today’s attention economy. Bill has coached thousands of professionals in the art and science of successful negotiating...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Walpole - Project Management Through the Eyes of a Soccer Mom
on Nov 15, 2017
SYNOPSIS: 
Project teams and soccer teams are very similar, and a lot can be learned by watching and observing the kids, youth and professional soccer games.  We will discuss some of the soccer strategies which can be very well apply to project management.
  


PRESENTER: 
Beena Bhatia has about 10 years of healthcare and Pharmaceutical project management experience in an R&D and manufacturing setting...
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - PPM Deep Drive w/Jeff Pikulik
on Nov 15, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on 3rd Wednesday Nov, Dec, from 7:30am-8:30am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Drive, Burlington.

Speaker: Jeff Pikulik
Topic: PPM Deep Dive: Building a Comprehensive Portfolio Management Process for Organizational Success

SYNOPSIS
Speaker will share overview of portfolio management...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - PMO Roles, Responsibilities, Characteristics
on Nov 14, 2017
Please join our November roundtable discussion led by Deb Cote.
  Project Management Office organization structures run the gamut from one-man-bands to large departments resourced by project managers and project support staff, led by a PMO leader. We will discuss what all these possible roles are, what the responsibilities of those holding these roles could/should be, and what characteristics and skills they should possess...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Negotiation Skills for Project Managers
on Nov 1, 2017
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Topic: Negotiation Skills for Project Managers (PMI) - Healthcare
 
We negotiate all the time. From simple interactions like arranging meeting times to complex endeavors like allocating resources for an expensive, high-stakes mission critical project...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - How to have a seat at the table: Influence strategies for project managers
on Oct 27, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday most months, from 7:30am-8:30am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Drive, Burlington.

Speaker: Cheryl Lower
Topic: How to have a seat at the table:
Influence strategies for project managers

SYNOPSIS
This will be an interactive session that explores the question, “How can I influence business and IT leaders more?” 
 
Project managers need to be able to lead their project teams with skill, but being able to work well up and around one’s organization is key...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
New Member Welcome
on Oct 22, 2017
Informal online roundtable open to all to meet and chat with other chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - BYOT - Bring Your Own Topic
on Oct 17, 2017
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

BYOT - Bring Your Own Topic - Healthcare Project Management

Wednesday October 4 2017, 7:30 AM

Facilitators
Pam Breach
Caroline Donohue-Ouellette 

Synopsis
Back by popular demand...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Applying J.P. Kotter’s framework to successfully lead change.
on Oct 17, 2017
Topic: Applying J.P. Kotter’s framework to successfully lead change.
Change is the only constant.– Heraclitus, Greek philosopher.
The ability to manage and adapt to change is an essential ability required in the workplace today. Using the best practices of change management help company to run the project successfully and avoid lots of mistakes...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: South Shore Braintree - Understanding How Our Emotions Affect our Communications
on Oct 12, 2017
Topic
Understanding How Our Emotions Affect our Communications with Others and Influence Team Morale and Effectiveness

Synopsis
Pause – Think – Consider – Repeat.  This pretty much sums up the tenet and practice of Emotional intelligence (EI). Sounds simple enough...
Location: Starwood Hotel and Resorts Technology Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - How to Build Trust as a Project Manager
on Oct 11, 2017
Synopsis

How to build up trust is a significant topic in workplaces and personal lives, because trust is the invisible hand that really makes a difference between success or failure for businesses and relationships. Trust is particularly important for project management, since, trust makes cross-functional people work together for a common purpose...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
New Member Welcome
on Oct 10, 2017
Informal online roundtable open to all to meet and chat with other chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Negotiation Skills for Project Managers
on Oct 10, 2017
Please join our October roundtable discussion led by Bill Singer.
  We negotiate all the time. From simple interactions like arranging meeting times to complex endeavors like allocating resources for an expensive, high-stakes mission critical project. Project managers must navigate through processes that often feel out of control and result in ambiguous outcomes...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - BYOT - Bring Your Own Topic
on Oct 4, 2017
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

BYOT - Bring Your Own Topic - Healthcare Project Management

Wednesday October 4 2017, 7:30 AM

Facilitators
Pam Breach
Caroline Donohue-Ouellette 

Synopsis
Back by popular demand...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
New Member Welcome
on Sep 29, 2017
Informal online roundtable open to all to meet and chat with other chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
New Member Welcome
on Sep 29, 2017
Informal online roundtable intended for new members, and open to everyone interested in meeting and chatting with other chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Gratitude for leaders in business
on Sep 27, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday most months, from 7:30am-8:30am.
Note new location at Microsoft, 5 Wayside Drive, Burlington.

Speaker: Star Dargin
Topic: Gratitude for leaders in business

SYNOPSIS
Gratitude is hard science, not fluff.  Gratitude is an indispensable underlying emotion beneath an effective and skillful approach that directly supports sound business practices...
Location: Microsoft Boston MTC
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Lessons Learned?
on Sep 19, 2017
The phrase, “lessons learned,” seems to imply that someone paid serious attention to some undesirable outcome and made lasting changes to prevent a recurrence. Yet we commonly hear that same phrase used in organizations that take no disciplined approach to improving from its mistakes. It seems that this phenomenon, itself, should become a lesson learned...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
New Member Welcome
on Sep 14, 2017
Informal online roundtable open to all to meet and chat with other chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Develop Your Change Intelligence (CQ): An Interactive Exercise
on Sep 13, 2017
Synopsis
Jillian Dudek, PMP will lead an informal exercise to help you learn about Change Intelligence (CQ), understand and develop your own Change Leader Style, and discuss how to leverage Change Leader Styles on your projects. During the session, we will utilize the CQ ADAPT tool available free on Change Catalysts' web site...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Thinking of Establishing a PMO? Tips to Increase your Success
on Sep 12, 2017
Please join our September roundtable discussion led by Jim Stewart.

Does every company need a PMO? What options do you have for a PMO framework? What responsibilites fall within the PMO? How do you get started? How do you set yourself up for the best chance of success? Join us at our September roundtable, where Jim Stewart will draw on his years of experience to share structure ideas, who PMO stakeholders are and what they need, how to measure progress, and more...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
New Member Welcome
on Aug 28, 2017
Informal online roundtable open to all to meet and chat with other chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - 100 Million Healthier Lives - Midwives for an online community?
on Aug 23, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday most months, from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Mike Balin
Topic: 100 Million Healthier Lives—Midwives for an online community?

SYNOPSIS
100 Million Healthier Lives is a dedicated collaboration of change agents fundamentally transforming the way we think and act to improve health, wellbeing and equity...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
New Member Welcome
on Aug 18, 2017
Informal online roundtable open to all to meet and chat with other chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Walpole - Lesson Learned
on Aug 16, 2017
Lesson Learned - Project Management Institute (PMI) defines lessons learned as the learning gained from the process of performing the project. Formally conducted lessons learned sessions are traditionally held during project close-out, near the completion of the project.  In this group discussion, we will share the best practices, and create a path to document lesson learned.
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Defining and Measuring Project Success
on Aug 15, 2017
Synopsis This will be a participant-driven roundtable discussion that will focus on the ways in which you define and measure project success.  Please come to the session prepared with questions to pose to your peers as well as to share your own experiences and best practices.   Moderator Andrea Polino is a Project Manager at State Street Corporation where she has managed strategic, regulatory and resource planning projects over the course of her career...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Extreme Decision Making
on Aug 9, 2017
Synopsis
This presentation is an examination of what can be learned from decisions made under extreme time pressure with potential catastrophic consequences. Several vignettes will be given. As PMs and BAs, making decisions and solving problems are an integral part of analyzing and managing projects...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Developing an Oncology Trigger Tool for Identifying Adverse Events
on Aug 2, 2017
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Developing an Oncology Trigger Tool for Identifying Adverse Events

Wednesday August 2 2017, 7:30 AM

Speaker

Jocelyn Siegel is a Senior Project Manager at Dana-Farber, working under two half-time grants; one in Quality and Patient Safety and the other in Palliative Care...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: New Member Introductions
on Jul 31, 2017
Informal online roundtable to meet and chat with other new chapter members. Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event. ​

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Is it possible for Agile and Project Management co-exist?
on Jul 26, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday most months, from 7:30am-8:30am. 
Speaker: Jim Hannon
Topic: Is it possible for Agile and Project Management co-exist?

SYNOPSIS
In todays Agile world, the synergies between project managers and Agile models needs to be fully understood in the organization...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Walpole - Extreme Decision Making
on Jul 19, 2017

This presentation is an examination of what can be learned from decisions made under extreme time pressure with potential catastrophic consequences. Several vignettes will be given. As PMs and BAs, making decisions and solving problems are an integral part of managing projects and analyzing business opportunities...
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime: Communication and stakeholders’ engagement in global projects
on Jul 18, 2017
Alexander Sorokin will give a case study of Communication and stakeholders’ engagement in global projects
Synopsis:
  Every project will have stakeholders who are impacted by or can impact the project in a positive or negative way. While stakeholders may have limited ability to influence the project, others may have significant influence on the project and its expected outcomes...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Office Hours
on Jul 13, 2017
Remember that professors used to have regular scheduled time hanging out in their subterranean basement office in order to field student questions?
This is not exactly quite like that.
It's different in that is an informal online video meeting. You don't need an appointment or to pre-register, altho you can sign up to let me to expect you...
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: New Member Introductions
on Jul 13, 2017
Informal online roundtable to meet and chat with other new chapter members.  
Connection and contact details are included in the ticket attached to the confirmation email you receive after you register for the event.

Directly followed by Office Hours.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: South Shore Braintree - What the CIO wants from YOU, the Project Manager
on Jul 13, 2017
Synopsis
Please join us as our speaker, Andrew Amrhein helps us parce out stakeholder involvement and stakeholder maps as well as help guide us to determine our personal value-add for our companies. 

Andrew will delve into what it takes for a Project Manager to be valuable and successful in any organization...
Location: Starwood Hotel and Resorts Technology Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - What a PM Needs to Know about Requirements
on Jul 12, 2017
Synopsis

This Roundtable is a discussion on: What the PM should know about requirements for software development; covering why we need requirements, types of requirements, communication, document building, review process. Problems you have experienced with requirements and how the problem or issue can be resolved; such as how to visualize the solution, risks, communication...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - The Agile PMO: How the Traditional PMO Fits into the Agile Landscape
on Jul 11, 2017
Please join our July roundtable discussion led by Dave Todaro.

Since 1939, when the term “project management office” was coined, PMOs have led the project management effort at companies large and small, driving the process and standards used to deliver business results. With the drive toward the use of Agile in recent years, many PMO executives wonder, “How do we fit in?” Some may even wonder, “Will we be viewed as less important to the organization?” or “Will we somehow be marginalized?”
The answer is, “Absolutely not!” Given the high reliance on a lightweight but disciplined project management framework such as Scrum, it’s critically important that there is a group of individuals in the organization who support not only the initial adoption of Scrum, but the continued adherence to its guideposts...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: New Member Introductions
on Jun 30, 2017
Informal online roundtable to meet and chat with other new chapter members.  
Conection and contact details will be sent to you in an email after you register for the event.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Integrating six sigma and project management
on Jun 28, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday most months, from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Arun Raj
Topic: Integrating six sigma and project management

SYNOPSIS
Join us for a MetroWest Roundtable discussion on basic six sigma concepts, and on methods to integrate six sigma DMAIC process with project management process for better results...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime - Software Applications & Your Project Lifecycle
on Jun 20, 2017
John Morrison will give a encore presentation of:  
Software Applications & Your Project Lifecycle
Examining the various software applications used throughout the course of the project

Synopsis: 
From project initiation to sign-off, what software applications do you use? When we think of productivity software, our first thought revolves around the scheduling of activities and tasks...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Office Hours
on Jun 15, 2017
Remember that professors used to have regular scheduled time hanging out in their subterranean basement office in order to field student questions?
This is not exactly quite like that.
It's different in that is an informal online video meeting. You don't need an appointment or to pre-register, altho you can sign up to let me to expect you...
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Forrester's Agile Transformation: Turning Teams into Yodas
on Jun 14, 2017
Synopsis
In 2012, Forrester Research (a market research and advisory firm) began an Agile transformation. The transformation has allowed the teams to more than double their story point velocities, reduce the number of unplanned requests, and meet and show deadline objectives to outside stakeholders...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
on Jun 13, 2017
Please join our June roundtable discussion led by Kathie Larsen

This session will focus on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with a discussion about how this framework impacts PMOs. SAFe is a knowledge base of practices for enterprise level lean-agile software projects.

Recommended PMI Talent Triangle Alignment: Technical 
Description for PDU: Scaled Agile Framework
This is a FREE 1 PDU event.
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: New Member Introductions
on Jun 12, 2017
Informal online roundtable to meet and chat with other new chapter members.  
Conection and contact details will be sent to you in an email after you register for the event.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Location: Join.me Online Meeting
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: South Shore Braintree-Project Management with a Volunteer Workforce
on Jun 8, 2017
Synopsis
Projects are not just confined to our professional business environments. They occur everywhere, in business, at home, and in our volunteer venues. Have you ever been asked to help a town playground build, a friend’s run for local office or coordinate a non-profit’s fund raiser? What is different about those projects? Primarily it is that you and the people working on the effort are volunteers...
Location: Starwood Hotel and Resorts Technology Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Estimating with Planning Poker
on Jun 7, 2017
Event Details   PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Topic - Estimating with Planning Poker

In March, 2017, Kate introduced us to Planning Poker as part of the Agile Online Training Development session.  We welcome Kate back for an interactive session on using this estimating approach...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - PMO Startup: Lessons Learned
on Mar 14, 2017
Please join our December meeting, led by Jim Stewart.

The Project Management Office may be the single most important component of ensuring consistent project methodologies and results across an organization. However, it is fraught with pitfalls if it is not set up and promoted correctly, and can often fail and be discredited...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable Agile: Agile Project Manager Roundtable
on Feb 14, 2017
NEW AGILE ROUNDTABLE ADDED TO OUR PROGRAMING!!!!

This rountable will bring together PM's that are involved with agile and ones that want to learn more about the agile movement. The rountable will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Northeastern University.

Each monthly meeting will be held from 6-7:30 ...
Location: Northeastern University
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Feel the Love: Program Management Improvement & Accountability Act
on Feb 14, 2017
Looking for a date on Valentine's Day? Join us for our February discussion on the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA).

What does PMIAA mean for the project, program, and portfolio management profession? It clearly impacts certain government offices and helps improve the visibility of PMI...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: South Shore Braintree-Information Security and Privacy; Key points for Project Managers
on Feb 9, 2017
Synopsis
Security and privacy are important in many industries, particularly in the healthcare sector; recent incidents have emphasized the importance of the discipline. It has become increasingly necessary for Project Managers to appreciate the scope of and proactively plan for security and privacy in their initiatives...
Location: Starwood Hotel and Resorts Technology Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Forrester's Agile Transformation: Turning Teams into Yodas
on Jan 25, 2017
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday most months, from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Amy Pritchard
Topic: Forrester's Agile Transformation: Turning Teams into Yodas

SYNOPSIS
In 2012, Forrester Research (a market research and advisory firm) began an Agile transformation...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: South Shore Braintree - Conquering Threats, the Path to Success
on Oct 13, 2016
Conquering Threats, the Path to Success:  All Companies are in the Risk Management Business

Synopsis

Not managing risk is the riskiest thing you can do.  Risk management is not being risk averse, it is being risk aware.  Luciano Mascari's presentation provides insight into fundamental risk management through the risk management processes...
Location: Starwood Hotel and Resorts Technology Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - How to thrive in the face of adversity
on Oct 12, 2016
Synopsis
Adversity is a normal part of any project or workplace. Successful project management often hinges on the way we perceive and respond to challenges posed by common setbacks such as poor communication, resource deprivation, undefined goals, and constant time pressures. In addition to project-related challenges, we live in a VUCA world (volatile, unpredictable, chaotic, and ambiguous) so enhancing resilience can be a key skill to employ when inevitable obstacles appear...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - Project Management Contracting
on Oct 11, 2016
For our October meeting, we'll be discussing project management contracting.

Have you ever been a contractor? Was it by choice or did you find yourself in between permanent positions and filled the void with a contract? What were the pros and cons? Did you find contractors were treated the same or differently than FTEs?

When managing a project for an organization that had a PMO, did you follow their established methodology or did you bring your own? Do you think PMOs are set up to accommodate PM contractors?

Everyone is welcome to join us...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Information Security and Privacy; Key points for Project Managers
on Oct 5, 2016
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Topic : Information Security and Privacy; Key points for Project Managers

Wednesday October 5 2016, 7:30 AM

Synopsis
Security and privacy are important in many industries, particularly in the healthcare sector; recent incidents have emphasized the importance of the discipline...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Lessons Learned in Establishing a PMO
on Sep 28, 2016
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Jim Stewart
Topic: Lessons Learned in Establishing a PMO

SYNOPSIS
The Project Management Office may be the single most important component of ensuring consistent project methodologies and results across an organization...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Cambridge - The Steve Jobs Way: Innovation and Leadership Ideas You Can Use
on Sep 27, 2016
Love him or hate him, you must admit that Steve Jobs was a challenging and brilliant leader and an innovative genius. So what can you learn from the strengths and weaknesses of a computer industry trailblazer? The answer is an enormous amount!

This talk, developed hand-in-hand with former Apple SVP and Jobs' advisor Jay Elliot, highlights and describes Steve Jobs' business principles, philosophies, and techniques in ways that you can adapt and apply them to your workplace in order to grow professionally and, in the words of Steve Jobs, 'put a ding in the universe', your ding in the universe!

Presenter Bio:

Eric Bloom , A former CIO, today Eric P...
Location: The Volpe Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Metrowest - 100 Million Healthier Lives - Midwives for an Online Community
on Sep 22, 2016
Synopsis:

100 Million Healthier Lives is a dedicated collaboration of change agents fundamentally transforming the way we think and act to improve health, well being and equity. Convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, its scope includes developing platforms to set baseline measures of health and wellbeing, facilitate connection across member communities, and showcase evidence-based bright spots for change...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Walpole Roundtable, September 21 - Knowing Your Audience: How to Give an Effective Presentation
on Sep 21, 2016

Speaker - Ryan Schell

Communication with stakeholders is essential. Knowing the target audience that you intend to communicate with is just as important. Have you considered a presentation strategy, topic specificity or stakeholder need? Business professionals who know their target audience can be more effective in getting their message across.
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime - Business Transformation Projects
on Sep 20, 2016
Business Transformation Projects
Come and join us for an interactive discussion on Transformation Projects:
An easy walk in the park…or not…
We will discuss : •The common themes of transformation projects •How to increase chances of success


Presenter:  Deniz Johnson Vice President at State Street Corporation
Deniz Johnson is Vice President, business strategy consultant for State Street Corporation’s Alternative Investment Solutions group...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Project Success/Failure Case Study: The Diesel Multiple Unit Train Set
on Sep 14, 2016
Synopsis
In the commuter-rail world, some trains are powered by an engine attached at one end and other trains are comprised of cars, each of which is self-powered by its own engine. Trains with distributed power plants are known as Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs). A great benefit to a commuter rail system such as the MBTA is that cars can be added and removed and trains can be coupled together quickly to match demand and circumstances without having to match engine capacity to overall weight...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - 100 Million Healthier Lives - Midwives for an Online Community
on Sep 14, 2016
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Topic : 100 Million Healthier Lives - Midwives for an Online Community

Wednesday September 14 2016, 7:30 AM (NOTE DATE CHANGE TO SECOND WEDNESDAY IN SEPTEMBER)

Synopsis 100 Million Healthier Lives is a dedicated collaboration of change agents fundamentally transforming the way we think and act to improve health, wellbeing and equity...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity
on Sep 13, 2016
Adversity is a normal part of any project or workplace. Successful project management often hinges on the way we perceive and respond to challenges posed by common setbacks such as poor communication, resource deprivation, undefined goals, and constant time pressures. In addition to project-related challenges, we live in a VUCA world (volatile, unpredictable, chaotic, and ambiguous) so enhancing resilience can be a key skill to employ when inevitable obstacles appear...
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: North Shore - How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity
on Sep 6, 2016
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: North Shore

How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity
by Bill Singer,  Coach, Sales Trainer and Entrepreneur

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 6 2016, 7:30 AM

Synopsis

Adversity is a normal part of any project or workplace. Successful project management often hinges on the way we perceive and respond to challenges posed by common setbacks such as poor communication, resource deprivation, undefined goals, and constant time pressures...
Location: North Shore Medical Center Information Systems
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Metrowest - Getting Organized to Study for the PMI-RMP Exam
on Aug 25, 2016
The MetroWest Roundtable in Waltham meets on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7:30am-8:30am.
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Getting Organized to Study for the PMI-RMP Exam by John Morrison

Synopsis:

Join us for a MetroWest Roundtable discussion on what it takes to qualify and prepare for one of PMI's professional certifications...
Location: Dassault Systemes
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: MetroNorth - Strategic Planning for Project Managers
on Aug 24, 2016
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Joseph Raynus
Topic: Strategic Planning for Project Managers

SYNOPSIS
This presentation introduces a practical framework for developing
implementation strategies and planning programs as a two-way process that
ensures alignment with business strategy and goals as guiding objectives for
solution/program planning and execution to achieve expected outcomes...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Cambridge - How Can You Know What You Dont Know? Become a Problem Finder
on Aug 23, 2016
Title: How Can You Know What You Dont Know?  Become a Problem Finder Instead of a Problem Solver

SYNOPSIS
The goal of the session is to improve a participants ability to prevent project problems before they happen.  Participants will learn:   The 5 reasons problems hide in organizations and projects   Why "connecting the dots" is hard and how project managers can improve information sharing Why too much formal analysis can hide problems 4 things project managers can do to improve their "problem-finder" ability The news is filled with examples of different people having different pieces of information but no one put it all together – no one saw the whole picture and prevented a problem...
Location: The Volpe Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime - Lean Agile
on Aug 16, 2016
Lean Agile
High level description: 
Project management tasks and processes are well-defined and follow a logical progressive order that takes projects from ideas to completion.  This process, though very methodical, can be improved through the use of Lean tools to deliver the value that the stakeholders require while reducing your workload to complete...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Business Processes that Can Affect Project Success
on Aug 10, 2016
Synopsis
As project managers, project management is our focus, our craft, and our eponymous endeavour. We routinely think about project management as viewed from within. If we shift our perspective to the outside looking in, an organization’s undertaking of projects is actually a business process...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Topic: "Seamless" Integration Projects
on Aug 10, 2016
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Topic : "Seamless" Integration Projects

NEW DATE: Wednesday August 10 2016, 7:30 AM

Synopsis
This month's meeting will feature a discussion based on integrating departmental systems with EHRs.  The introduction will be based on experience with both upgrading and integrating a Blood Bank system within the timeline and resource constraints of a fast-paced EHR rollout...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: PMO - How Much Project Management Methodology is Enough?
on Aug 9, 2016
For our August session, we will hold a roundtable discussion on project management methodology. How much is too much? How much is not enough? In your current or previous position(s), does your PMO: Identify projects as light vs heavy;or small, medium, and large? What tools, templates, and processes do PMs use to manage projects? What is required vs optional?
Facilitator:  Deb Cote, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Partners Healthcare
Location: Polcari's Woburn
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: North Shore - Studying for Success
on Aug 2, 2016
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: North Shore

STUDYING FOR SUCCESS: The Tools, the Time, and the Process Necessary to Study for one of PMI’s Professional Certifications

by John Morrison, PMP

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 7:30 AM

Synopsis

Are you organized for your next PMI Certification test?
I’m not…but I’m working on it...
Location: North Shore Medical Center Information Systems
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Metro North - An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
on Jul 27, 2016
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Gina Aboudi
Topic: An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

SYNOPSIS
Emotional intelligence = people skills. It is the ability to understand and control one's own emotions as well as understand other people's emotions...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Cambridge - "Complex Projects"
on Jul 26, 2016
Synopsis:
In the complex environment today there is no such thing as a plain vanilla project anymore. In this presentation the whole paradigm on how we look at, plan and manage complex projects needs to be re-thought. The presenter will provide real life examples how things such as agile can be used to deal with these vexing projects...
Location: The Volpe Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime - Updating your LinkedIn profile to show Project Management experience
on Jul 19, 2016
Change of topic due to some scheduling conflicts...

Anthony Hines will present his LinkedIn tips to show Technical Project Management, Business Management, and Leadership skills.  These are important to show what experience you can bring, as well as when you are hiring, what you should look for...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: South Shore Braintree - The 5 Fears of Adopting Agile: Debunked
on Jul 14, 2016
The 5 Fears of Adopting Agile: Debunked
Understanding the 5 fears heard most often when making a transition to Agile and how you can mitigate them all.  
By Todd Kamens, PMP, CSM, CSP

Synopsis

Managing projects using the traditional “waterfall” technique, you have become comfortable with using a Project Plan to communicate deliverables and milestones, even if that plan was created at the beginning of the project with very little detailed information...
Location: Starwood Hotel and Resorts Technology Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Project Monitoring at the Street Level
on Jul 13, 2016
Synopsis
Projects can go off the rails at any point. As project managers, there are a lot of details to watch over for the first sign of trouble. We, as project managers, are accountable for staying on top of everything. Even when we are fortunate to have seasoned, responsible project team members who can provide good oversight and leadership, we still need to be the team’s safety net...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Metro North - Project Monitoring at the street level
on Jun 22, 2016
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Bob Louton
Topic: Project Monitoring at the street level

SYNOPSIS
Projects can go off the rails at any point. As project managers, there are a lot of details to watch over for the first sign of trouble...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime - Transitioning to Agile
on Jun 21, 2016
Transitioning to Agile:  A management perspective on the decision, process and implementation on the move to Agile and an overall perspective on successes and challenges.

Presenter:  Steven Zieselman

Bio:  Steven Zieselman is a managing director in State Street's FX Sales and Trading division and is the Chief Product Owner/ Designer in the FX Accelerated Growth Program...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: South Shore Braintree - PMPing Your Event
on Jun 9, 2016
PMPing Your Event - Creating a Successful Event by Utilizing Project Management

Synopsis

Managing an event is intrinsically similar to managing a project. Employing project management methodologies can lead to a greater level of success and stakeholder approval with much greater ease...
Location: Starwood Hotel and Resorts Technology Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Software Applications & Your Project Lifecycle
on Jun 8, 2016
Synopsis
From project initiation to sign-off, what software applications do you use?  When we think of productivity software, our first thought revolves around the scheduling of activities and tasks.  But that is just one small part of the project lifecycle. What about the brainstorming aspect of determining what project should be started next?  How is project progress best communicated among the team and the client...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: North Shore - 2016 June 7 - Discussion: Skills Development for Project Managers
on Jun 7, 2016
The North Shore Roundtable meets tomorrow,Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:30 AM.  

Fellow North Shore Roundtable member Maureen White will lead a discussion regarding PROFESSIONAL SKILLS. Come with your questions, and your answers for others regarding:

1) Where, when and how do you develop your professional skills?
2) Which certifications from PMI, and other professional organizations, are in demand?
3) Where can one learn more about Agile?
4) What is the Hybrid PMO all about?
5) How does one get started after the education but before the experience?
6) What's on your mind?

Please come and join a lively discussion...
Location: North Shore Medical Center Information Systems
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Healthcare - Project Management in Healthcare: View from a PMO
on Jun 1, 2016
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: Boston Healthcare

Project Management in Healthcare: View from a PMO
by Deb Cote, PMP

Wednesday June 1 2016, 7:30 AM

Synopsis
Is project management different in healthcare than other industries? Do project managers need different skills – hard or soft – to manage a Chemotherapy Order Entry system upgrade or a Patient Registration implementation than project managers leading initiatives in the financial industry or in a retail corporation?

Join the PMI Mass Bay Boston Healthcare Roundtable on Wednesday, June 1 to examine project management from a healthcare industry perspective...
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Metro North - Beyond NPV and IRR: Financial Criteria for Project Selection
on May 26, 2016
The Metro North Roundtable meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30am-8:30am.

Speaker: Guy Paquette
Topic: Beyond NPV and IRR: Financial Criteria for Project Selection

SYNOPSIS
Discounted cash flow techniques are the single best method for financial characterization of project proposals...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Cambridge - "Agile Project Management"
on May 24, 2016
Synopsis:
Join Jim Hannon, Director of a segment level PMO at FIS, for a workshop/presentation on Agile implementation in a corporate setting.
The company has over 12,000 employees and roughly 4,000 people in a development role. The resources are spread over the globe. The presenters are one of three leads for this effort...
Location: The Volpe Center
Category: Roundtable
May 2016 SouthshoreWalpole RoundTable - Building Stronger Relationships for Project Success
on May 18, 2016


PRESENTER:  Ed Anderson, PMP
Ed Anderson is the Founder and Blogger of The Personal Project Manager (thepersonalpm.com), a web site focusing on the people side of project management. Ed has over 20 years of experience managing large-scale IT projects for several companies working primarily in the financial services industry and has managed project teams which have been cross-organizational, cross-functional, and global...
Location: Siemens Healthcare
Category: Roundtable
Life Sciences Professional Outreach Group - Agile in Life Sciences - final installment
on May 17, 2016
Jim Hannon has supported the introduction of Agile methodology to the LSPOG. Join us this month as we wrap up the discussion with a broader view of strategies in a facilitated discussion of the new approaches we can adopt and old methodologies we can adapt to planning and execution dependent upon the level of determinism in our projects...
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime - Risk and the Probability of Success
on May 17, 2016
Event Details   John Morrison will lead an interactive session on   Risk and the Probability of Success (PMBOK, section 11.5.2.2)
 When we think of project risk, our natural inclination is to think of what could possibly go wrong with our projects.  Fair enough...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: BostonMetro - Help Me Help You! -- Proactively Educate Your Business Stakeholders
on May 11, 2016
Synopsis
Are your projects plagued by problems such as unresponsive business stakeholders, unclear expectations, pointing fingers, missed deadlines?  Do project critical business decisions seem to take forever?  These common issues can cause high stress and frustration, repeated mistakes, wasted time and rework...
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: North Shore - Project Risk and the use of Appreciative Inquiry
on May 3, 2016
PMI Mass Bay Chapter - Roundtable: North Shore

Project Risk and the use of Appreciative Inquiry
Managing risk to raise the probability of what you want to happen on your project.
by John Morrison, PMP

Tuesday MAY 3 2016, 7:30 AM

Synopsis

As defined by PMI's PMBOK, the objectives of project risk management are to increase the likelihood and impact of positive events, and decrease the likelihood and impact of negative events...
Location: North Shore Medical Center Information Systems
Category: Roundtable
Northeastern University Project Management Conference April 2016
on Apr 29, 2016


What

Our conference will feature presentations which explore project success beyond the traditional triple constraint management; that is, scope performance or quality, budget, and schedule.

Will your project deliverables have the capabilities to face the challenges of the future? How do project managers align project objectives with organization's strategic objectives in the corporate citizen organization? Do project managers consider the long-term effects of their projects; deliverables on society as a whole? Do project managers assess environmental impact when making trade-off among project constraints?

Who

The aim of the conference is to bring together project management students, alumni of the project management program, faculty, researchers, and leading industry experts...
Location: Hilton Hotel Downtown/Faneuil Hall
Category: Roundtable
RTMN - 2016 Apr - Accountability in Project Management
on Apr 27, 2016
Presenter:

Patrick Sullivan is a career management and training professional with experience in the US, Latin America and Asia. He has held leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Coopers & Lybrand and as Vice President of Business Realization at Fidelity Investments...
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Cambridge - "Managing the Headaches of Technological Risk"
on Apr 26, 2016
Synopsis:
We are heading into an era ripe for disruptive technological change. How can technological risks be managed in such an environment?  Why should technological risk be managed?  Come explore the various facets of technological risk and strategies for managing such risks.
Meeting Format:
A combination of presentation and group discussion.
Location: The Volpe Center
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences
on Apr 19, 2016
The Life Sciences Professional Outreach Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 600pm-700pm. This group is open to members and non-members.

Speaker: Jim Hannon
Topic: Agile Project Management

NOTE LOCATION: Back in our ol'; stomping grounds , the Havana conference room in the Cambridge Innovation Center located at One Broadway...
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences
on Mar 15, 2016
The Life Sciences Professional Outreach Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 600pm-700pm. This group is open to members and non-members.

Speaker: Jim Hannon
Topic: Agile Project Management

Join us as Baxalta US (650 East Kendall Street Cambridge, MA 02142) hosts the next PMI LSPOG...
Location: Baxalta US
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Boston Noontime
on Feb 23, 2016
Human Factors in Project Management: Motivation Techniques
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12 Noon
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE TO 2/23/16

Synopsis
Motivating a team is the primary job of a project manager to successfully manage a project. As most managers who’ve been at it a while know, in management you have to deal with all kinds of people...
Location: State Street
Category: Roundtable
PMI Mass Bay Financial Services Professional Outreach Group Meeting
on Feb 11, 2016
Group objectives include:
  Align and focus on the financial services industry and the unique challenges and requirements project leaders face delivering quality results on time. Identify, curate, and share information, insights, and resources of value to the project management community...
Location: Two International Place
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: Healthcare - no meeting in February 2016
on Feb 3, 2016
Mark the morning of the 1st Wednesday (7:30 am - 8:30 am) of each month on your calendars. 
Join us for news, networking and new thinking on how to make projects work.

We are taking the month of February off. Please stay tuned for announcements related to our March meeting which will feature Kate Schell on HIX.
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital
Category: Roundtable
Advanced Communications Skills Workshop: SOLD OUT
on Jan 29, 2016
Advanced Communications Skills Workshop
Developing Clarity through a Story
Mark Vickers
1 day seminar with optional VIP coaching additional day - up to 11 pdu in the Leadership Category
SOLD OUT
Class size limited to 20 participants.

Click here for a special message from Mark Vickers


We are thrilled to host this seminar at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, MA...
Location: Babson Executive Conference Center
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: North Shore location - Teams: Models of Collaboration
on Dec 1, 2015
The North Shore Roundtable warmly welcomes Sriram Rajagopalan on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 7:30 am-8:30am.

Please come and learn more about:

Teams: Models of Collaboration
SYNOPSIS
Teams require collaboration. Conflicts must be resolved as win-wins, and this may demand some innovative thinking...
Location: North Shore Medical Center Information Systems
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences
on Nov 17, 2015
Topic: Takeda Risk Management Initiative.
Speakers: Brian Carroll and Steve Eckman.
Location: Olympus room (main lobby), The Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Cambridge.
Registration: Free of Charge, please register here.

Agenda: 6pm -730pm

Come meet with fellow PMs from Life Sciences to discuss your day to day PM challenges...
Location: Broad Institute
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: North Shore location - Daily Time Stretchers Discussion ID: 19771 Category: Project Management
on Nov 3, 2015
Daily Time Stretchers
 
Do you recall that your PMI.org membership also gives you membership at projectmanagement.com?
 
If you have not yet had time to peruse the offerings, come to the North Shore Roundtable on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30 AM and we'll take a look together...
Location: North Shore Medical Center Information Systems
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences
on Oct 20, 2015
Topic: PMO
Location: The Broad Institute, Cambridge MA
Registration: Free of Charge, please register here

The Life Sciences Professional Outreach Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 600pm-730pm. This group is open to members and non-members.

Thank you to the Broad Institute for hosting our meeting...
Location: Broad Institute
Category: Roundtable
Building and Understanding the Better Business Case
on Oct 1, 2015
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the experts!
Enhance your resume' with in-demand skills and expertise!
Receive Business Case building templates and workbooks while building your case.

Perfect for the Project Managers, Business Managers and Business Analysts alike. Earn 14 PDUs...
Location: Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences
on Sep 22, 2015
Topic: Fall Kick off: Social and Networking Event
Location: Broad Institute, 
Registration: Free of Charge, please register here

The PMI LSPOG is pleased to announce that the meeting on September 22 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. will be held at the Broad Institute, 415 Main Street in Cambridge, MA...
Location: Broad Institute
Category: Roundtable
Roundtable: North Shore Location - Taking the Lead: Influence without Authority
on Sep 1, 2015
Marie Bankuti, PCC, CPCC, PMP, will lead us in discussing:
Taking the Lead: Influence without Authority

Synopsis:
Are you in a position where you need to lead a team or manage a project without having any real authority over the team members? Do you have some great ideas you'd love to persuade your business stakeholders or management to buy into, but you aren't sure how to position yourself for a successful outcome?

Project teams are becoming more fluid in nature and matrixed over multiple functional areas...
Location: North Shore Medical Center Information Systems
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences
on Jun 16, 2015
Topic:  Project Life Cycle Discussion: Defining and Sequencing Work
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center at 1 Broadway, Cambridge MA
Registration: Free of Charge, please register here

The Life Sciences Professional Outreach Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 600pm-700pm...
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center
Category: Roundtable
Mentorship Program 2015
on May 9, 2015
2015 Mentoring Program 

The Mentoring Program is a structured, 7-month program bringing together Chapter members in mentoring partnerships to meet the professional development goals of the mentee.

Participants interested in the program are required to: Fill out an Application Form by May 2, 2015; Commit to a seven-month program; Attend three mandatory team meetings (one three-hour kickoff training session, one mid-program checkpoint, and a wrap-up session – see below for meeting dates); Attend 12 face-to-face mentoring sessions with their mentoring partner; and  Maintain and submit a monthly activity log...
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences - Career Round Table
on Mar 17, 2015
We are holding a PM career round table on March 17 from 6:00-7:30.

Location: Cambridge Innovation Center at One Broadway.  Please obtain at badge at the security desk and proceed to the 5th floor Havana conference room

Whether you’re considering a career move, or you've recently changed fields, or are a career Project/Program Manager, consider participating in the Career Round Table discussion this March...
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center
Category: Roundtable
PMP/CAPM Prep Course - BOOT CAMP
on Mar 9, 2015
Event Details
Looking to be certified or to have new opportunities available to you in 2015?   Then, please join our PMP/CAPM Prep Course - Boot Camp in March 2015.
This popular course will be taught by John Riopel from PM Providers in a 5 consecutive day format.
This course is a "must have" for anyone who is preparing to take the CAPM/PMP exams...
Location: Suffolk University
Category: Roundtable
Professional Outreach Group: Life Sciences
on Feb 17, 2015
Join us at the first meeting of 2015 for a Case Study presentation by:
Michael Nagle (Principal Consultant of MNCG) and Laureen Pfizenmaier PMP (Covidien) titled:  "Covidien Global HR Transformation of Processes, Systems & Culture."

The location this month is SHIRE PHARMACEUTICALS in Lexington, MA...
Location: Shire Pharmaceuticals
Category: Roundtable