GTIS Branch Event Thursday January 17, 2019

PMI Toronto GTIS Branch Event
Thursday, January 17th, 2018 (05:30 PM – 8:15 PM 1.5 PDUs)
Title: Challenges faced by a PM for “cutting-edge” IT projects
Presenters: Paolo Treves

For more details about the event and to register, please click  PMI Toronto Calendar of Events

Synopsis:

In today’s fast paced work environment, Project managers face a number of familiar challenges: meeting project milestones and deadlines, managing changes, staying on budget, ethics, managing different project stakeholder expectations among many others.

In addition, technology is having an increasing impact on the way projects are managed. Consider for example the impact of smartphones, tablets and text messaging (SMS), making it easier to keep track of project metrics at any point of a project and product lifecycle. The technology makes it even easier and seamless for different project stakeholders to communicate and share information in new and creative ways that were simply not possible before.

Sharing key metrics on demand, such as is the project schedule variance (SV) and/or cost variance (CV), are critical to making different stakeholders intimately aware of the progress of the project, whether their expectations are being met, and enabling decisions on which project should get the go ahead.

Mobile technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and now Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making it easier than ever to share information, expectations, assist the project manager in making key decisions and track project metrics such as quality standards.

Project Managers have to keep up with trends and adapt their management styles to incorporate new trends and new ways of doing their work in the most effective way possible.

Learning Objectives:

Project Management strategies will be discussed that allow for:

  • more effective communication
  • taking the pulse of the project at any given time
  • managing different stakeholder and client expectations
  • keeping up to date on the latest project management trends and how they can be incorporated in their practice.

For more details about this event, our speaker’s bio, and to register, please click here.

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GTIS Quarterly Branch Event– Saturday, November 24, 2018

PMI TORONTO GTIS Branch Quarterly Event Saturday, 24th Nov, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

(4 PDUs: Leadership 2.0, Business Management 2.0)

GTIS Branch Presents: “Leadership in the 21st century – Pizza Leadership”

Location: Room #5170 – University of Toronto – OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, M5S 1V6

Presenter: Gale Blank

Strategic Business Management Skills:

We all lead, regardless of our titles. So what will it look and feel like in the next decade.  As our world changes and our ability to create value is less and less, simple leadership becomes even more critical. Join us to discuss what key forces that are driving this change, and explore the impacts and opportunities. Learn what 65,000 people around the world expect from our future leaders and what 1600 CEOs feel are critical for todays and tomorrows leaders. Dig into how organizations might be designed and what new fun this will serve up. This will all be discussed in the context of change management leadership.

Our workshop will focus on table discussions of real life challenges and how one might approach it. We might even have folks from the table present their approach. Looking forward to grow with you.

Learning Objectives:

– Learn a fool proof change management model

– Understand different models of leadership

– Understand what leadership looks like for program/project managers

Register at: https://www.pmitoronto.ca/calendar?eventId=371

GTIS Branch Event Sat. November 24, 2018

PMI Toronto GTIS Branch Event
Sat. November 24, 2018 (08:30 AM – 12:30 PM 4 PDUs)
Title: Leadership in the 21st century – Pizza Leadership
Presenters: Gale Blank

For more details about the event and to register, please click  PMI Toronto Calendar of Events

Synopsis:

We all lead, regardless of our titles. So, what will it look and feel like in the next decade. As our world changes and our ability to create value is less and less, simple leadership becomes even more critical. Join us to discuss what key forces that are driving this change, and explore the impacts and opportunities. Learn what 65,000 people around the world expect from our future leaders and what 1600 CEOs feel are critical for todays and tomorrows leaders. Dig into how organizations might be designed and what new fun this will serve up. This will all be discussed in the context of change management leadership.

Our workshop will focus on table discussions of real-life challenges and how one might approach it. We might even have folks from the table present their approach. Looking forward to grow with you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn a fool proof change management model
  • Understand different models of leadership
  • Understand what leadership looks like for program/project managers

For more details, please click here.

GTIS Branch Event Thu. November 15, 2018

PMI Toronto GTIS Branch Event
Thu. November 15, 2018 (17:30 PM – 20:15 PM 1.5 PDUs)
Title: The Science and Art of Negotiation
Presenters: Roderick Chambers

For more details about the event and to register, please click  PMI Toronto Calendar of Events

Synopsis:

One’s voice is the most powerful tool a leader possesses. Think of the great leaders in history: Lincoln, Winston Churchill, FDR, JFK. The power in their voice moved entire nations. The power in a Project Manager’s voice leads to successful negotiations with team members, stakeholders, and executive sponsors.

Learning Objectives:

If you think you are a project manager and leader who could succeed more frequently in your interactions and negotiations with your stakeholders, then you must attend this event. After 40+ years dealing with stakeholders from US Presidential appointees, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and operations people, Rod will take you on a journey with his stories of working with people. For that is what we all are: just people.

For more details, please click here.

GTIS Monthly Branch Event– Thursday, October 18, 2018

PMI TORONTO GTIS Monthly Upcoming Branch Event– Thursday, 18thOct, 2018 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

(1.5 PDUs: Leadership 1.0, Strategic 0.5)

 

GTIS Branch Presents: “Making A Difference: 3 Steps PMs Can Take to Solve Problems Using Creative-Thinking”

Location: Northeastern University – Toronto First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 4620 Toronto, ON M5X 1E2

Presenter: Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming, CEO and Co-Founder Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming

 

Synopsis:

Can creativity be taught? Yes, research shows us that it can. Learn the Systematic Inventive Thinking approach that is helping leading organizations around the world to break fixed-thinking and unleash creativity. You will learn strategies that you can use to lead your Project and Agile teams to solicit innovative solutions, solve difficult problems and create breakthrough ideas using Systematic Inventive Thinking models.

This session will be an interactive workshop where you will also practice the Systematic Inventive Thinking technique.

Learning Objectives:

Learn 3 practical strategies to get more creative thinking on your teams that you can implement right away.

Registration details of the event will be updated on PMI Toronto website shortly. To check for details click PMI Toronto Calendar of Events.

Joint Event – “We don’t need all that project management stuff.” Tales from Healthcare IT trenches Wed. 26 September 2018

PMI Toronto GTIS Branch Joint Event
Wednesday. September 26, 2018 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM), RL Solutions – Suite 2300, 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1E5, Canada
Title: “We don’t need all that project management stuff.” Tales from (global, national & local) Healthcare IT trenches
Presenters: Sunita Ferrao, Karen Bruer, Anne Tran Fazzalari

For more details about the event and to register, please click  PMI Toronto Calendar of Events

Synopsis:

PMI Toronto Healthcare Branch and GTIS Branch are excited to bring you presentations and a panel discussion where you will take away lessons learned from global, national & local Healthcare IT initiatives from RL Solutions and Infoway. Come to learn how the growing healthcare industry is leveraging IT to improve patient care and to elevate the healthcare experience!

 

GTIS Branch Quarterly Branch Event Sat. Sep. 29, 2018

PMI Toronto GTIS Quarterly Upcoming Branch Event
Sat. Sep. 29, 2018 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Title: PM Toolbox 2.0: Managing Information Risk for Agile & DevOps – (aka: Information Risk Management & Cybersecurity)
Presenters: Amalia Barthel, Raluca Blidaru, and Carlos Chalico

Registration details of the event will be updated on PMI Toronto website shortly. To check for details click PMI Toronto Calendar of Events.

Synopsis:

A call to Project Managers and Business Analysts to explore requirements to secure and protect information while challenged to manage Agile projects in DevOps environments.

In this interactive workshop, the in-class and online audience will be asked to participate in a discussion about the real state of information risk management in the rapid deployment approach using agile frameworks taken by many organizations. The learner will be introduced briefly to how Dev Ops works, followed by concepts of information risk and cybersecurity and ultimately, they will have the opportunity to link the concepts together through a few practical use cases. Our very experienced instructors, who also work in the industry, will make sure that Project Managers in the audience understand how the role of a project manager is changing, and the need to expand it into the world of cybersecurity and information protection requirements.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand (or recap) of what Agile and DevOps is
  • Learn Information Risk Management concepts
  • Become aware of changes in the PM role and new demands & skills for the PM in Agile and DevOps context
  • Learn to manage information security and protection requirements for Agile projects in DevOps environments

Registration details of the event will be updated on PMI Toronto website shortly. To check for details click PMI Toronto Calendar of Events.