In the first months of 2020 our typical meeting structure and format has almost completely moved to a virtual environment. Many of us had prior experience with virtual meetings, but perhaps not to the extent we have today. We may be realizing that leading and participating in virtual meetings is more of a challenge than we would have expected. So let’s spend this morning considering 4 components of virtual meetings that we can improve on with a little awareness and some practice.
Please let us know you’re planning to join in by registering for the virtual meeting on our website at https://pmimidmo.org.
Please note – this is a virtual meeting. Meeting connection information will be sent to participants prior to the meeting.
The Mid-Missouri Chapter is excited to hold this first meeting to introduce ourselves to the Rolla area project managers! After several months of planning and evaluating feedback provided by area project managers, we’re ready to meet up (virtually) and discuss what we can do together to strengthen project management knowledge and skills. We hope to get to know our Rolla Project Managers better through this event, and we anticipate this will be the first of many lively discussions to follow. Don’t miss out on this introduction meeting if you’re in the Rolla area!
Please let us know that you’re planning to join in by registering for the virtual meeting on our website at https://pmimidmo.org. The meeting ID and password will be emailed to registrants prior to the meeting.
Even the most entry-level project managers can usually recite the five phases of a project. Unfortunately, we often receive projects that have skipped a phase (or two) or at least did not take advantage of the key benefits of each phase.
This is our 2nd of five lunch meetings where we focus on individual phases. We will recap the “what should happen,” lament the “what gets missed,” and share best practices and course-correction tips. We hope you can join us for each month – but if not, we hope you will pop in for the phases where you or your teams need the most support!
On July 23rd we continue with the 2nd of our five-part series – “Project Progress by Phase: Pointers in Planning”
You will receive a link to Zoom 24 hours and 1 hour before the meeting.
Now Offering Business Analysis Learning!! BA Academy On Demand
PMI Mid-Missouri Chapter is happy to make available to our members a set of business analysis courses offered through BA Academy. The classes are on-demand, which means you can take the courses anytime and anywhere that is most convenient for you! The courses are developed and instructed by Laura Paton, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBA, CSM, IIBA-AAC, Chair and Core Team Author for PMI standards in business analysis, including:
- PMI Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (2015)
- The PMI Guide to Business Analysis (2018)
PMI-PBA Prep (35 hours)
** Use this code MID-MO-20 to receive 20% off now through July 18, 2020 for chapter members enrolling in the PMI-PBA Prep course! **
This PMI-PBA® prep course is intended to prepare students who are interested in sitting for the PMI-PBA® exam as well as anyone who is interested in completing an in-depth exploration of the business analysis profession. Business analysis managers, PMI directors, and heads of business analysis consultancy practices have gleaned great benefit from the information contained in this course.
- Identify the 6 business analysis knowledge areas and what each covers as presented in The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
- Recognize how to apply the various processes, tools, techniques, knowledge and skills that comprise the business analysis profession
- Develop a comprehensive viewpoint into how business analysis is utilized to support successful projects, programs, and portfolio management
- More effectively plan your certification studies including clearly locating the available sources available for reference and use
- Assess your personal readiness for taking the PMI-PBA® exam
BA Fundamentals (8 hours)
This course provides the basics of business analysis, beginning with an overview of what business analysis entails. Students are led through a thorough description of the areas of knowledge, commonly performed processes, basic terminology, and a comparison between project management and business analysis. If you are not confident in your understanding of business analysis or are looking for a course to refresh your skills, this course provides that solid introduction and baseline of knowledge that no team member should be without.
- Recognize the major activities that comprise business analysis
- Compare/contrast project management to business analysis
- Define core business analysis terminology
- Identify the 14 characteristics of well-written requirements
- Differentiate between business analysis for waterfall and agile
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15 Years of Membership Anniversary
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Professional Development Conference
Due to Covid-19, Professional Development Conference will not be held in 2020.
Looking forward to seeing you at next year’s conference which is scheduled for October 7-8, 2021.
Speakers for our Chapter's Events
Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.