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Project Management INSIGHTS Madison/South Central Wisconsin Chapter - Project Management Institute – Spring 2006 IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming Events Event Registration March Chapter Meeting - Wednesday , March 15th at WEA Trust. President’s Message Election Committee Speaker: Michelle Burke, PMP on Team Building. A special thank Board of Directors you to WEA Trust for hosting our March meeting! New Members Professional Development April Chapter Meeting – Thursday, April 27th at the Fitchburg Training Opportunities Community Center. A new location suggested from survey results. Speaker: Byron Glick who was scheduled to speak in February will be Is Your Email up to date? speaking to us on ‘Brace for Impact, Getting your organization ready Please make sure your email is updated at www.pmi.org. for the next big thing’. Newsletter Suggestions Professional Development Day – Thursday, May 4th at American Please direct newsletter Family. See the article in this newsletter for details! suggestions to email@example.com. May Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, May 24th at American Family. Chapter Meeting Ideas This is the last meeting before our summer break. We’re working on If you have ideas for chapter bringing you a presentation on ‘Risk Severity Analysis’. meeting locations or speakers, please send them to Martha Graber, Director of Programs, February Chapter Meeting - Moved to April firstname.lastname@example.org. The monthly Chapter meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Alliant Energy was cancelled due to inclement weather. Many members who Attention PMI Members! planned to attend this meeting sent emails and made phone calls to the Chapter Please review and comment Board asking that the presenter/topic be rescheduled. Therefore, we have on the PMI Code of decided to schedule this topic for the Thursday, April 27 Chapter Meeting. Conduct Comments may be submitted Attendees wanting to receive a refund for the February meeting (in the form of until March 10, 2006. All the original payment) were required to request a refund via e-mail to Jane Gatlin comments will receive careful (email@example.com) or Lori Dalrymple (DalrympleLoriJ@hondeere.com) review and a response. Please by Friday, February 24. If you did not request the refund within the allotted follow the submission timeframe, your payment will be applied to the March meeting. procedures and use the forms available on the PMI Web site. The Chapter Meeting Cancellation Policy can be viewed in its entirety on the For details, go to: Upcoming Events Page on the Chapter Website: https://secure.pmi.org/expos http://www.pmi-madison.org/display.aspx?page=/Upcoming%20Events/ uredraft/coverletter8.asp?Doc In addition, if the Chapter cancels the meeting, a notice will be placed on the ID=8. Thank you very much Home Page of the Chapter website and an e-mail will be sent to the meeting for your participation. attendees. Board of Directors President President’s Message Mark Treiber, PMP Inacom Information Systems Each spring we begin the search for new board members. Our May meeting (608) 661-7840 is designated as our Election Meeting. I’ve found many rewards in serving on firstname.lastname@example.org the board and hope that others will show their interest in supporting our Past President - vacant chapter’s infrastructure. We are a fun group and are always looking for new ideas to try within our chapter. We will soon be forming an election Vice President committee and determining which board positions will be vacant. If you are Jane Gatlin, PMP Lands’ End Inc. curious about any of our roles visit our website for more information. (608) 935-4932 email@example.com http://www.pmi-madison.org/display.aspx?page=/chapter_info/ Director Of Membership We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Dave Webb, PE, PMP Alliant Energy (608) 458-3349 Mark J. Treiber, PMP firstname.lastname@example.org President email@example.com Director Of Programs Martha Graber Lands’ End Inc. (608) 935-4533 Welcome – New Congratulations New firstname.lastname@example.org Members! PMPs! Director Of Communications & Marketing The Chapter would like to The Chapter would like to Monica Martin Total Administrative Services welcome the following new congratulate the chapter Corporation members who joined recently! members who recently earned (608) 241-1900 x 4285 MonicaM@tasconline.com their PMP! Bradley T. Brozek Webmaster Peter J. Chenoweth Timothy W. Dement, PMP Jane Gatlin, PMP Patricia M. DeMuri Matthew J. Even, PMP Lands’ End Inc. Sue Denner Linda L. Hallquist, CPA, PMP (608) 935-4932 Jane.Gatlin@landsend.com Sally K. Fingar, PMP Joyce M. Heintz, PMP Bradley A. Guyer Denis T. Krull, PMP Newsletter Editor Stephen G. Havens, P.E. Linda Kay Lerch, PMP Geri Duffy, PMP Dana M. Henke Steven R. Lindsey, PMP UW Credit Union (608) 232-9000 Ext. 2213 Kristin C. Hockin Eric D. Quam, PMP email@example.com Mathew A. Larson Daniel K. Reilly, PMP Steven R. Lindsey, PMP Tania Rossouw, PMP Director of Professional Nancy A. Mathews Development Ellen Weaver, PMP Thanigaivelan Natarajan Timothy O’Neill Election Committee American Family Insurance (608) 608-242-4100 x31849 Aoite M. Raleigh We are currently looking for a firstname.lastname@example.org volunteer to help run our Board of Christopher C. Risley, PMP Directors election. The role will Director of Finance David J. Schonhoff review vacancies, solicit members Lori Dalrymple, PMP Christopher D. Shepard, PMP that are interested in serving on John Deere Credit Judy St. Vincent (608) 821-2746 the board, and run the election in DalrympleLoriJ@johndeere.com John K. Vanderhoef our May meeting. Please contact DuWayne A. Wenger Mark Treiber if you are interested Secretary Timothy J. York at email@example.com. Sheilah Holznagel Amy R. Zastrow WNA Project Management Office (608) 825-5638 Sheilah.Holznagel@win-na.com Professional Development Day 2006 Scheduled for May 4th! Get Certified on June 9th – Guaranteed! The Madison/South Central WI Chapter will hold its fifth annual Cheetah Learning is coming to the Professional Development Day on May 4th at American Family Insurance. Madison area to teach a 4-day Please help spread the word by contacting people you know who may also PMP prep class. They guarantee be interested in attending the event. Both PMI members and non-members you will pass the exam when you are welcome to attend. take it on the fifth day. All you need to do is apply and get The Professional Development Day (PDD) project team has been working accepted to sit for the PMP exam. very hard to bring you a full day of interesting learning opportunities. As a Then make an appointment to team, we used the input received from past PDD participants to enhance take the exam on Friday, June 9 this year’s event. I want to personally thank everyone who has filled out with Prometric. Cheetah will fill surveys after past meetings and PDDs and offered such wonderful you in with the rest of the suggestions. instructions when you register to take the class. Our keynote speaker this year will be Frank Saladis, PMP. Frank is President of Project Imaginers Inc. He is a consultant and trainer for International A ten percent discount is being Institute of Learning (IIL). He has been a featured presenter at PMI Annual offered to the Madison / South Symposiums, Project World, and PMI World Congress. You may recognize Central Wisconsin chapter if you Frank’s name… Why? Because Frank was featured in the January 2006 register using the link off of our edition of PMI Today for his work on creating the first annual Project chapter home page. Visit Management Day held this past November 3, 2005. You can see www.pmi-madison.com, click on information about him at the international project management day website “Cheetah Class”, and select at: http://www.internationalpmday.org. “Cheetah Exam Prep for the PMP”. The topics that will be offered the day of the event are: • Linking Projects to Corporate Strategy “0 to PMP® in 5 Days, • Managing an Organizational Change Project Guaranteed - Start on Monday and have your PMP by Friday.” • Project People Skills • Project Management Practice & Capability Did you know? • Your Future as a Project Manager If you are a PMP you get 1 • How People Really Work Professional Development Unit • Leveraging Opportunities through Innovative Leadership (PDU) for attending a PMI • Moving from Waterfall Project Management to Agile Project chapter meeting. Pick up a Management Part 1 and 2 receipt at the registration table for instructions on how to submit In addition to the above topics, during the event we will be holding several your PDU online. sessions that we are calling “Ask the Experts”. These sessions will provide an opportunity for attendees to bring questions about project management Fall PMP Prep Class to a panel of experts for discussion. This has been a popular opportunity in The Madison/South Central the past and we wanted to bring it back to the attendees of this year’s event. Wisconsin chapter will offer a Fall PMP Prep Class. The details are The event will open for registration in early March at www.pmi- still being finalized but the class madison.org. Again, please spread the word. The best form of advertising will start in September and run for is word of mouth and who better than the members of our great 8 weeks. We still need a few organization to help make it a success for all. instructors. Please contact Ellen Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org), Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you have about the Director of Professional event at SheilahMH@charter.net. Development, if you are a PMP and interested in teaching. You Sheilah Holznagel will earn PDU's for teaching this PDD Project Manager class. PMI Madison Chapter Board Member TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FSSIG Webinar Program Beta Testers Needed for Rita's New CAPM® The PMI Financial Services e-Learning Course Specific Interest Group (FSSIG) is making its outstanding series of Are you considering taking the CAPM® Exam within the next Webinars available to all PMI six months? If so, you have the opportunity to get your CAPM® Components! exam training for free, in exchange for your help in beta testing a What's a Webinar? new e-Learning course by PMI award-winning author Rita FSSIG Webinars are audio/slide Mulcahy - founder and CEO of RMC Project Management, and presentations that are easily author of PMP® Exam Prep, the best-selling PMP® launched from a web browser. exam preparation resource in the world. The presentations are project management related and delivered If you would be interested in helping RMC beta test this new by top industry professionals. online course, please contact Kara Johnson directly at When are the Webinars email@example.com or via phone at (952) 846-4484 x403. In offered? exchange for their help, each beta tester will be given six months New FSSIG Webinars are offered worth of free and unlimited access to the online course once it is every other month. Once available complete. The course will include 12 interactive lessons, they can be viewed 24 hours a day so members can watch at their instructional videos from Rita Mulcahy, games, exercises, lesson convenience. 14 archived quizzes, online study groups, a chat function, and access to a Webinars from the last two years CAPM® exam simulator that includes over 600 sample remain available for viewing. Each questions. Webinar lasts approximately one (1) hour and PMPs may claim one Note that the completed course will be offered to the public for (1) Professional Development Unit (PDU) for each Webinar $688, and will be worth 23 Contact Hours-which meets the full viewed. PMI® requirement for taking the CAPM® exam. RMC is looking for exactly fifteen (15) beta testers, and will take requests View the Proposed 2006 on a first-come, first-served basis. Please direct all questions or Schedule and Schedule of inquiries directly to RMC using the contact information given Archived Webinars. above. Douglas Arnstein, PMP FSSIG Director of Programs Cheetah Learning for enrollment and cost information. Did you know if you are a Madison PMI Chapter member you Tel: 415.291.9252 are eligible for a 10% discount on select Cheetah Learning courses? Go www.cheetahaffiliates.com/pmi/madison for Email: firstname.lastname@example.org details. Website: www.pmifssig.com The race has begun! When do you think PMI will reach 250,000 members? PMI is racing toward 250,000 members. To commemorate this milestone, PMI is proud to announce the 250,000 Member Race. Enter your guess for the date and time when the 250,000th member will join. Enter the race today! Guess correctly and you could win this prize package: • One (1) year of complimentary PMI membership, plus membership in a Chapter and a Specific Interest Group or College • Complimentary registration to attend a PMI Global Congress in 2006 in the region of your choice • A $100.00 (US) gift certificate to a PMI Chapter, SIG or College event, provided by PMI • A $200.00 (US) gift certificate to the PMI Bookstore • Five (5) complimentary papers from the PMI® James R. Snyder Knowledge & Wisdom Center • Complimentary eSeminarsWorld® course registration • Spotlight on PMI’s Web site The contest is limited to one entry per person. Complete contest rules and alternate entry options are available. Visit http://www.pmi.org/info/250KMemberRace.asp for details. Non-member entries will be accepted by sending a 3-inch x 5-inch index card with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and email address along with the date and time of the 250,000th member joining PMI (the date and time must include the year, month, day, hour and minute, U.S. Eastern Time, Standard or Daylight, as appropriate) to the following address: PMI 250,000 Member Race Project Management Institute, Inc. Member & Volunteer Relations Dept ATTN: Becky Anderson Four Campus Boulevard Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA The PMI 250,000th Member Contest winner will be the person who correctly guesses the month, day, hour and minute that the 250,000th member joins PMI. If no entrant correctly guesses the exact month, day, hour and minute, then the person who guesses closest to the actual time the 250,000th member joins, without going over, will be the contest winner. Maximizing Project Success The Project Leader and the Change Leader By Cathy Cassidy and Paula Martin Martin Training Associates – www.martintraining.com Every time a project is executed something changes. You, as the project leader manage both the project and team processes to create the deliverables. But who’s leading the change process? When the change is large enough, like a merger, there will most likely be a core project team leading the change. However, if your team is the core project team, it’s your job as Project Leader to be the Change Leader. Why? Because resistance to change is one of the top reasons projects fail - no matter how good your deliverables are. So if you role is to make sure the project is successful, you’ll need to reduce this risk for failure due to resistance. As a Change Leader it helps to have tools that will support you in driving change with your stakeholders. So, here are five tools to help you lead change successfully: 1. A list of roles and responsibilities for everyone impacted by the project. From one employee to the division head, everyone has a responsibility to deal with the change you are creating. Employees need to accept the change or move on. Division heads need to drive change within their units. Understanding each role and its responsibility will make it easier for you to anticipate and manage resistance so you reduce your risk of failure. 2. Assess your initiative leader’s readiness to lead the change. In most cases, you did not initiate the change you’re creating, so you need to assess this individual’s commitment to the project so that you can be a success. Just like the charter is created to understand the project scope and vision, so to should you assess their readiness. Ask yourself: are they willing to put themselves in the line of fire? do they have a vision of what the future will look like after the change is implemented? will/have they assigned energized people to support you? is your sponsor and project team ready? do you know who your change agents are? 3. Use five change coordinates for Project Leaders leading change. In Change Accountability, change leaders are given eight coordinates to follow to be successful. In your role, you need five. Here they are: 1) Collaborate with stakeholders on the anticipated and actual resistance and acceptance in their departments. You created the list of those impacted; use this as the guide for these discussions. 2) Create a sub-project team to lead the change process. If your project will have a large impact, you should create a separate sub-project team focused specifically on the change process. 3) Communicate, communicate, and communicate. The more people know, the easier it is for them to deal with change. Your initiative leader should be heading up a communication plan about what is happening and what is coming. If this becomes your team’s responsibility, have the change sub-project team develop a communication plan. 4) Notice the resistance and acceptance around you. Just because someone is on your project team, doesn’t mean they won’t resist change. Pay attention. If there is resistance among your team, it’s a given there’s resistance in the stakeholder groups. This resistance is telling you something’s wrong. Figure out what it is and fix it. 5) Guide your project team. As the project leader you already guide the team and PM process. But it’s important that you guide your teams on handling and leading change within their stakeholder groups as well. 4. Involve Your Human Resources Team. H.R. professionals are there to support the organization through times of change. When employees are impacted by change, negative behaviors surface. Instead of trying to deal with it yourself, have HR step in and help. Also, there are great change agents among HR as well, so try to have at least one HR representative on your project team. 5. Evaluate You. You’ll evaluate your success as it relates to the project. But, you should evaluate your success at encouraging change and reducing resistance. During closeout stop and assess yourself as a change leader. Did you collaborate with stakeholders to reduce resistance? Did you communicate enough? Did you guide your project team on handling and leading change? Did you fell respected as a Change Leader? Are you ready to be the Project Leader and Change Leader? If you remember that resistance to change is one of the greatest factors for project failure, then it’s your responsibility as project leader is to take on that role to ensure your project’s success.