Speaking at the PMI-LA - Pasadena Morning Meeting January 17, 2013

Speaking at the PMI-LA – Pasadena Morning Meeting January 17, 2013

pmi-la-logoI will be speaking at the first meeting of PMI-LA’s Pasadena morning meeting for 2013.  It is a great honor and the topic will be a repeat of the talk I gave at the North LA meeting at the suggestion of the Associate VP of Programs, Chirag Warty.  If you are a member of PMI-LA and live around the Pasadena area I highly recommend you attend their meetings!

Here are the details:


Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 —  7:30AM – 8:50AM
Agenda: 7:30 – 7:45   Networking, and PMI Announcements
7:45 – 8:45 Presentation 



Now that I have my PMP, how do I make practical use of it?!
In the December 2012 issue of “PMI Today” there are 494,594 PMPs worldwide, according to the PMI Fact File (dated 10/31/2012).  This is a testament to PMI’s work in being the leader of the most popular and sought after project management certification worldwide.  The problem for many project managers newly certified as well as those who have had the designation for a while, is that many are at a loss of how to make practical use of their newly found knowledge.  Worse, many try to shoehorn it into their project work inappropriately.  Presenter Don Kim will make the bold claim that the PMBOK, which the majority of the PMP is based, is actually a highly logical and intuitive framework and body of knowledge that if understood from the perspective of an integrated whole, will allow one to use it in a very practical manner in one’s everyday work.  Don will explain this concept as well as show practical real world examples from diverse areas such as using Earned Value Management with Statistical Process Control to using a constraint based Critical Path Methodology with Agile to formulate a hybrid Agile/PMBOK based practice.  This will allow you to differentiate yourself from the ever growing pack of PMPs! 

DonKimDon Kim, Projectation.com

Don Kim is a results-driven business professional with over 15 years worth of successful accomplishments in diverse industries ranging from finance, retail, healthcare and IT, with a strong concentration for the past 10 years in program and project management, business analysis, software development and large scale infrastructure deployments in the IT industry.  He currently works for a major medical device manufacturer and is a certified PMP, ScrumMaster as well as trainer, writer and speaker for PM topics.  He also runs a highly visited and popular PM website at www.projectation.com.

Kaiser Permanente (Walnut Center)
393 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91188 (Between Euclid and Los Robles)

All attendees should enter and exit the garage from the visitor’s entrance located off of Los Robles (southernmost driveway, closer to Walnut). If no attendant, push the button and say you are going to the PMI meeting. Walk through the parking structure to the Courtyard and enter the facility through the front entrance. Visitors will be issued a parking ticket when entering the parking structure, and will need to bring their parking tickets to the Walnut Center Security Desk for validation.  This validated ticket can then be used to exit the visitor gate. Kaiser Permanente employees from other locations should use the KP shuttle. Breakfast can be purchased at the cafeteria on the first floor and brought to the meeting.

Reminder that for meetings with guest speakers, you can earn 1 PDU for attending.  After logging into the PMI website, please go to the report PDU section. For the LA Chapter Breakfast Meeting use Category A. Select “Find an Activity” and in the Provider Number box: use C040 and in the Activity Number box: use X101702.  Select the blue text hyperlink for event X101702 and complete the questionnaire. If you have difficulty logging your PDU on the PMI Web site, please contact PMI Customer Care. If they can not assist you, please contact Trish Davidson.

SAVE THE DATE:   2013 Meeting Schedule for Pasadena – Third Thursday of the month except when it conflicts with holidays.


James E. (Jeb) Bowdoin, MS, PMP 
PMI-LA Pasadena Morning Meeting Coordinator

Trish L. Davidson, MSPH, PMP 
Meeting Announcement e-mail Distribution List 
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