June 2018 Monthly Meeting

June 21, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Country Club of Lansing
2200 Moores River Drive
Lansing, MI 48911

Thank you to this month's meeting sponsor, RMC.

2 for 1 Monthly Program!
Catch 2 Speakers in 1 Evening!

THEProject 2018: From Scenario to Winning Team


Speaker: Joseph Vig, MBA, Sr. Project Manager, Initech Global, LLC assigned to Amway

2 PDUs:  0.5 Technical, 0.75 Leadership, 0.75 Strategic and Business Management; Vinod Surapaneni’s portion will be .5 Strategic and Business Management

Come take a look inside the project management plan for Western Michigan Project Management Institute’s (WMPMI) annual collegiate project management competition. It includes integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, procurement management, and stakeholder management.

THEProject 2018 is the 7th annual collegiate project management competition offered by the WMPMI. Student teams from colleges and universities throughout the WMPMI service area help create solutions for a real-life scenario in the form of a project plan. Although project management tends to favor business, computer science, and engineering curriculums, students of all academic disciplines are highly encouraged to participate. THEProject engages college students in the practice of project management, develops their leadership skills, and provides them with a showcase to demonstrate their leadership abilities on stage and in person with business and community leaders from West Michigan.

About the Speaker
Joe is an experienced IT Professional with a demonstrated history of working in many roles in IT, most recently as a Project Manager at Meijer and Program Manager & Scrum Master at Amway. He has expertise in customer relations, problem solving, and customer training. His education background includes degrees from Ferris State University (undergraduate) and Western Michigan University (MBA). When not managing projects, Joe is an avid gardener and chef.



PgMP® Certification Process DeMystified!

Speaker: Vinod Surapaneni, PMP, PgMP

Have you been thinking about moving up the ladder in Project Management?

Join us to learn everything about PMI's prestigious Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification. There are around 2500 PgMPs worldwide and around 1000 in the United States. Learn how you can be one!

PMI MCAC's board member Vinod Surapaneni is the 2500th PgMP and the first within our chapter to obtain the PgMP credential. Vinod will share his journey and is ready to answer any of your questions related to obtaining the PgMP credential.

About the Speaker
Vinod has 17+ years of IT experience with an extensive consulting background in IT Business Analysis, Project Management and Program Management for large scale enterprise wide IT/ERP initiatives at public sector and private organizations throughout his career. He is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP). Vinod has an MBA from Oakland University (Michigan) and Engineering degree in Computer Science from India.






5:30 Networking / Networking
6:00 Dinner Served
6:30 Chapter Updates
7:00 Speaker Presentation
8:30 End

REGISTRATION NOTE: Online registration will close at noon on the day prior to the meeting. Please register in advance to secure your seat.

There is a "speaker only" option for those interested in the speaker presentation (dinner not included). Please arrive by 6:30 pm for announcements. 

Dinner Options will be available at the venue. All dinner entrees include a house salad, rolls, and a non-alcoholic beverage (coffee, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade or soft drinks).

New this year! Complimentary social media photographs for members. New member recognition.

Parking is free in club lot near main entrance. 

Complimentary beverage and dessert for members who register for "speaker only."

PMI-MCAC Cancellation Policy
ALL CANCELLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 10% ADMINISTRATIVE FEE WITH A $5 MINIMUM FEE. Cancellations for the Monthly Meeting MUST be received no later than one week prior to the meeting. 
** Refunds are not available after this cancellation date and time. Attendee substitutions will be gladly accepted. Please contact admin@pmi-mcac.org for additional information or to submit a cancellation/substitution. 
**Event-specific cancellation policies for events such as Lunch and Learn, workshops and PDD supersede these general cancellation policy terms. Please refer to the event page for cancellation terms and conditions.
PMI-MCAC Cancellation Policy © 2018 


When you join PMI and add the Michigan Capital Area Chapter to your membership, you are eligible to receive a significant discount (usually 15%) off chapter events and activities.    





$40.00 Member Ticket - Dinner and Speaker Presentation

$45.00 Non Member Ticket - Dinner and Speaker Presentation

$20.00 Member Ticket - Speaker Presentation Only (No Dinner)

$25.00 Non Member Ticket - Speaker Presentation Only (No Dinner)