14 May 2013
PiCubed and PMI South Africa Chapter Announcement
As a value add to all PMI South Africa Chapter members, PMI Gauteng Branch has
arranged with PiCubed,
a leading project management education and consulting firm, to offer members of
PMI South Africa Chapter the opportunity to attend PiCubed's specialised short courses at a 20%
PMI South Africa Chapter members earn PDU points, and are offered special terms following the workshop
to access PiCubed's tools and techniques repository. Workshops are held in both Johannesburg AND Cape Town thus our Cape Town members can be involved in this exciting development.
now to take advantage of their May workshop:
Structuring your PMO for Success
23 – 24
Wondering if this course is for you?
This course is for
you if you are running the PMO in your organisation, are a project and
programme manager who reports directly to senior management on projects, are a
portfolio manager who allocates resources to projects, or if you manage and
monitor project portfolios, and are responsible for making sure the investment
in projects is done effectively.
|Have any questions or want
Contact Sally Pike directly - and don't forget to mention you are a PMI South Africa Chapter member (your membership will be confirmed to be eligible for the discount)
Some of their exciting workshops coming up:
· 23-24 May, Structuring your PMO for Success
· 12-13 June, Running Business Projects
· 17-18 July, Governance and Project Assurance
· 20-22 August, Advanced Project Management
· 11-12 September, Portfolio and Programme Management
· 18 - 19 September, APM
· 20-21 November, Benefits and the Business Case
· 5-6 June, Portfolio and Programme Management
· 19, 26 June & 3 July, Stakeholder
· 24-25 July, Benefits and the Business Case
· 24-25 July, APM
· 4-5 September, Structuring your PMO for Success
· 15-17 October, Advanced Project Management
· 15, 22, 29 October, Stakeholder
30 April 2013
CAPM/PMP Workshop 25 & 26 May 2013
BOOKINGS ARE OPEN
PMI South Africa Chapter Gauteng Branch hosts an semiannual CAPM & PMP Certification Preparation workshop for those of you who are anticipating writing one of these certifications. The different knowledge areas are presented on by certified PMP's and a question and answer session follows each knowledge area. This workshop will be based on the PMBoK (R) 5th Edition however, those who intend to write soon on the 4th Edition will be catered for.
We have had excellent feedback on these workshops and do hope you will be able to attend.
Who should attend? Those who antcipate writing their certification soon, or who would like a crash course into what the certification is about and only anticipate writing later in the year.
When? Saturday 25 May 2013 and Sunday 26 May 2013
Venue: RMB, Sandton
Costs: R2000 for PMI South Africa Chapter member or R3000 for non-PMI South Africa Chapter members
Lunch and snacks & Drinks will be provided.
For a registration form and banking details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 April 2013
Port Elizabeth Satellite branch is launching - will you be there?
PMI South Africa Chapter is proud to support Justin Elliott and his team of volunteers who are taking the first step in broadening PMI South Africa Chapter's reach to Port Elizabeth and surrounds.
As they are starting up, they are committing to meeting every second month, regularly, with exciting and pertinent presenters and topics to enhance and grow project management. PMI members, or simply credential holders in this region, who felt they did not feel the support of Chapter and have thus not joined us as yet - please do attend and support the launch of this exciting endeavour. Attendance is free, and once you have attended we intend to get you so motivated about project management that joining us officially will seem a comfortable next step.
Spread the word and even if you are just curious about who PMI is and what we do - come and join in.
One Professional Development Unit (PDU) will be earned by credential holders for attending - do sign the register and ensure you fill in your PMI number, we will load the PDU for you.
Launch: 27 April 2013
Topic: Bridging the gap between the PMBoK (R) Fourth and Fifth Edition
Venue: EPVCC Clubhouse, Conyngham Street, Glendinningvale, 6001 Port Elizabeth
Presenter: Justin Elliott PMP (and current Port Elizabeth Satellite Branch Lead)
Matriculating from Grey in Port Elizabeth in 1996, he then went on to earn his BCom in Information Systems and Management. He lived for seven years in St Peteresburg, Florida and graced our shores again in 2009. During this time he worked for two corporates before starting his own company in 2005 in the Architectural Coatings/Decorative Concrete industry. By 2009 he had sold the assets of the company, retained the name and signed a distributor. He now works for ROV Durrant Engineering as a project manager. He is also currently enrolled at NMMU to earn his MBA focusing on Project Management, Entrepreneurship, and International Management. While accomplishing this he also has one daughter aged 2 years, a lovely wife named Judy and a four legged 'son' called Bullit who he brought back from the USA.
Expect him to be a little nervous (and excited) as his next bundle of joy will be arriving on the 7 May!!
RSVP email@example.com for catering purposes.
We look forward to seeing you there!
20 March 2013
Gauteng Branch Workshops abound!
It's April, the PMBoK 5th Edition is out and you still haven't had a chance to review the changes and brush up on your knowledge. Gauteng Branch (and soon KZN) has a Bridging Workshop to accommodate your needs and assist you to earn a PDU at the same time! FREE for PMI South Africa Chapter members and a nominal fee (R50) for non-Chapter members. Register NOW
Are you curious about PMI? What is the South Africa Chapter? Why you should you join PMI - and Chapter? What are PMI Certifications - and want to know the in's and out's of obtaining your own certification? Then register now for the PMI Awareness Day on 20 April 2013. Attendance is FREE and could be the start to your Project Management career. An Exhibit Room will have Registered Education Providers ready to help you find the perfect training solution, and a PMI South Africa Chapter stand with volunteers will be available to answer any PMI/Certification/PDU queries.
Situation: you've been studying for the PMP/CAPM exam or perhaps you've opened the PMBoK 5th Edition and didn't know where to start. We have the perfect opportunity for you, in our PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation Workshop in May 2013. We have Certified PMP's presenting on the different knowledge areas of the exams and will help guide and answer any questions you may have.
Costs: R2000 for PMI South Africa Chapter members and R3000 for non-members
Already a PMP? Earn PDU's!!! Present at the PMP Workshop and share your experience and knowledge - a fulfilling way to maintain your certification.
Require more information? Please see the Event Calendar Tab for details for each event, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You already know you want to attend? Fantastic! Register at email@example.com
5 March 2013
Calling all interested Port Elizabeth Residents (and surrounds):
We are looking at supporting a Satellite in Port Elizabeth. Meetings would be held every second month, and a core team of around five volunteers (we already have one!) would be required to arrange the meetings. We need to gauge if there is any interest - so whether you simply want to attend or assist in the organising, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible! Do spread the word to friends and colleagues.
18 December 2012
Note from the PMI SA Chapter President:
As we look back on 2012 as it draws to an end, it has been a really busy, challenging and largely a successful year for a lot of our members. I would like to reflect on some of our successes we as Chapter have achieved:
This year Chapter was able to launch the KZN branch which has run quite a few successful meetings and we look forward to what 2013 will bring. We are very grateful to the volunteers who have been part of this journey. Ben Govindsamy is still the branch lead for KZN and he can be reached via email@example.com.
PMI Certification Dinner
PMI SA Chapter hosted their second PMI Certification Dinner on 1 November 2012. Despite our key note speaker, Frank Saladis, being stranded in New York as a result of Superstorm Sandy, the team was still able to pull of a successful dinner. We look forward to our third dinner in 2013 which will be held 7 November 2013. International Project Management day is normally scheduled for the first Thursday of November.
The Chapter Executive recently formed the Gauteng branch officially. An official launch will take place on the 17 January 2013. In the past when there were no branches within Chapter, the Chapter Executive themselves, would arrange all the events especially the meetings in Johannesburg.
In the recent Executive meeting a decision was made by the Executive that a Gauteng branch needed to be formed, which would exclusively focus on the events for Gauteng and the Executive would focus on the Chapter's overall strategy.
We are very grateful and excited that Dominique Mulholland has agreed to assume the role as the Gauteng branch lead. Many of you may know Dominique in her previous role as VP Admin where she provided significant impact with responding and assisting with all queries. Dominique can be contacted at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our next projects for 2013 is the establishment of the Western Cape branch as well as some satellite branches based on demand. We will be advertising for positions on the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System in due course: Go to the Volunteer Relationship Management System
Chapter Member's meeting dates for both the KZN and Gauteng branch for 2013
Please could you pencil in the following dates, we will confirm topics and speakers in due course:
- 17 January 2013
- 21 February 2013
- 20 March 2013 (21st is a Public holiday)
- 18 April 2013
- 16 May 2013
- 20 June 2013
- 18 July 2013
- 15 August 2013 (PMI SA Chapter AGM)
- 19 September 2013
- 17 October 2013
- 21 November 2013
On behalf of our Executive, please receive our best wishes for the upcoming holiday season! We hope you will have a great time with family and loved-ones. For those of you taking your holidays this time of year please travel safely and rest well for 2013. For those of you who are working through the December period we hope that you are able to achieve all those projects or initiatives planned for this time.
We are very grateful for your commitment and partnership in 2012, and we look forward to working with you in the new year 2013! We would like to also thank our volunteers and sponsorship partners, we as the Executive are in debited to you for commitment.
May the year 2013 bring you personal happiness and professional success, as well as be a fruitful year for enhancing our project management community!
Dr Kishoor Pitamber
Public Exposure Review of the New Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide and OPM3® Third Edition
The public exposure review of two standards, the new Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide, and OPM3® Third Edition is now open.
The Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide provides guidance to software developers and managers on the application of project management approaches to their development projects. The extension, which has been developed as a joint project between IEEE Computer Society and PMI Standards, describes both the predictive approaches found in the PMBOK® Guide as well as iterative, incremental approaches such as Agile.
Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) Third Edition is a revision of the previous Second Edition, and provides a model for organizations to use to measure and enhance their maturity with respect to the use of project management within the organization.
Anyone interested in reviewing and commenting on these two draft standards is welcome to participate in the review. Review and comment on these draft standards between 10 December 2012 and 10 January 2013.
New Member Benefit: Tools and Templates
We are excited to announce that our members now have unlimited access to PMI’s tools and templates based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide)—Fourth Edition. The forms are derived from the popular book, A Project Manager’s Book of Forms, by Cynthia Stackpole Snyder, PMP, EVP, MBA, a best seller on PMI’s Marketplace and Amazon—an $80.00 value!
Members can access the forms at any time and customize them to meet the particular needs of their projects or their organizations.
Visit the Tools and Templates webpage and encourage members to check out this exciting new member benefit.
We welcome your feedback at Member Services.
New Standards to be made available in January 2013
The following PMI Standards can be pre-ordered from the PMI Marketplace:
- A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK® Guide )—Fifth Edition
- Standard for Program Management - 3rd Edition
- Standard for Portfolio Management - 3rd Edition
PMI Certifications updates
All PMI Certifications relating to the above standards will be updated from the 1st July 2013. We will keep you updated. Please access the list of Registered Education Providers to book for the following PMI Certifications (http://www.pmi.org.za/Pages/REPs.aspx):
CAPM®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP®, PgMP®
OPM3 Professional Certification Training
For the first time ever an OPM3® Professional Certification Course will be taking place from 4 February to 9 February 2013. The certification does require an Entrance Exam to be completed and so if you are interested to attend, please complete your application as soon as possible in order to attend the course and complete the final exam.
For eligibility requirements:
For more information about the training course:
Please either contact PMI South Africa Chapter's Past President (email@example.com) and/or Claudia Baca (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
PMI's thanks to you - $15.00 “PMI Cash”
During December, use promocode 15Free at checkout to receive $15 off your purchase of any books published by PMI. Visit the PMI Marketplace for details.
PMI Book Service Center Special Notice
Please note: The PMI Book Service Center will cease shipping operations as of 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Friday, 21 December. While customers can continue to place orders via the PMI website, no orders will be shipped on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (24-26 December) due to the Christmas holidays and PMI’s annual inventory. Shipping operations are scheduled to resume on Thursday, 27 December. UPS Next-Day, Second-Day, and International services will all be delayed due to the holidays and inventory. We regret any inconvenience to our customers.