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May 2017 Dinner meeting
CCR = session 1, S&BM, session 2, .5 S&BM, .5 leadership
Event Starts: May 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Session 1 Presentation: Annual Chapter Business Meeting

Session 1 Presenter: WMPMI Board

Session 2 Presentation: Creating Effective Project Environments

Session 2 Presenter: Kelly M. Talsma, PMP MSPM

Kelly brings 20 years of project management experience and education to her classes. PMP Certified and Masters in Program Management from George Washington University, she has managed projects in IT, product development, marketing, finance, innovation, process management and large scale special events.  Kelly has served as the Vice President of Education for the Western Michigan Chapter of PMI, where she co-led the development of a project management intercollegiate competition THE Project.  Her corporate training clients include: Amway, Johnson & Johnson, ArtPrize, and City of Grand Rapids IT Division 


A key factor of project success is the physical location and placement of people in relationship to one another to accomplish the mission and goals of the project. Sometime this involves virtual team work and in other cases physical co-location is required.  This presentation will discuss the importance of developing a project environment that enables teams to work together effectively to fulfill the mission and objectives of the project.   We will explore the case study of the Amway ATLAS project and the environment that contributed to project success.

The Environment Matters

  • Working styles vs organizational needs - (private spaces vs collaboration)

  • Personalities vs productivity (introverts, extraverts and multi-taskers)

  • Myths and Realities (it is louder)

Challenges and OPPORTUNITIES

  • Change and Loss (where do my trophies go)

  • Reduction in meetings, faster and better decisions

Amway ATLAS Project CASE Study

  • Objectives

  • The testing setup (by process, fully integrated business and technical)

  • The Pantry, Game Room and Mobile Monitors




      Attend Session 1 Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend Session 2 Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend both = 2 PDUs  


5:10pm - 6:00pm Session 1 Presentation Starts
6:00pm - 6:20pm Social Networking Time
6:20pm - 7:00pm Dinner and Announcements
7:00pm - 8:00pm Session 2 Presentation

Registration Closes on Thursday Noon, of the week before our meeting. A late fee will be added after this date.  ***WALK IN REGISTRATION is available the day of at 4:45pm.


$25.00 GR Full-Time Student Guest curr. 12+ cr hrs - Crossroads
$30.00 after 5:00 pm May 4

$30.00 WMPMI Member Meet @ Crossroads
$35.00 after 5:00 pm May 4

$40.00 Non-Members Meet @ Crossroads
$45.00 after 5:00 pm May 4

Holiday Inn / Crossroads
6569 Clay Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
PDD 2017 PM-IQ - Thought Leadership for the Project Manager-
WMPMI's Professional Development Day 2017 - Premier Member Pricing Only
Event Starts: September 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM

This year WMPMI is offering the premier member pricing rate of $249 to its members who wish to attend WMPMI's Professional Development Day 2017 -- PM-IQ - Thought Leadership for the Project Manager.  This offer provides WMPMI members with the best pricing for this event a month before early bird, group, and sponsored registration begins, but only from April 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017.

This $249 rate is $100 less than early bird pricing for members that begins on May 15, 2017 and $150 less than the regular cost of a member registration that begins on August 5, 2017.

We hope to see you at PDD 2017 -- PM-IQ - Thought Leadership for the Project Manager! Additional details for this event will follow in the coming weeks.


The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426-1907




Important News Regarding Continuing Certification Requirements

On December 1, 2015, PMI updated the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program to ensure PMI certification holders are equipped to remain relevant in a continually changing business environment.

Click Here for more information: Continuing Certification Requirements - Update 2015