Upcoming Meetings

    August PMP Prep Class

    August 16, 2016
    5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Embry-Riddle University
    3221 Players Club Pkwy
    Memphis, TN 38125

    August 16th through Sep 8th (4 weeks) Tuesday and Thursday nights

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    Using Business Analysis to Create Business Value

    August 31, 2016
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Jason’s Deli Conference Room
    3473 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38111


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    2016 Professional Development Day

    October 07, 2016
    8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

    Hilton Memphis
    939 Ridge Lake Blvd
    Memphis, TN 38120

    To network with like minded professionals, make new friends, revisit old friends, learn more about PMI and PMI Memphis, earn PDUs, and have fun!

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    Fogelman College’s MIS Group Collaborates with Project Management Institute (PMI) to Create Unique Learning Experience for Students


    Partnership for educational excellence

    The College's Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) at University of Memphis and the Memphis TN Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) share a strong mutual commitment to promoting professionalism in Project Management by providing top-quality education to maximize professional effectiveness. With this in mind, beginning in 2006 the Department has partnered with PMI Memphis Chapter to create a unique learning experience for business students by bringing the excitement and challenge of real-life project management into the classroom. The program's purpose is to provide authentic project experience to undergraduate majors enrolled in the Strategic Information Technology Project Management course (MIS3885), taught by Dr. Sandra Richardson.


    The course, offered to all business majors but mandatory for MIS majors, had thirty-one students who participated in this collaborative educational initiative. Their learning was supported by the PMI Memphis Chapter members with Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, representing local business organizations such as AutoZone, FedEx, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, International Paper, and Baptist Memorial Health Care. Many of these project managers and executives provided guest lectures on cutting-edge project management topics throughout the semester, while others served as mentors providing targeted, hands-on instruction to support student development of a conceptual online business system.  Additionally, the PMI Memphis Chapter sponsored a Project Management Contest to motivate and reward the student project team that achieved the best project performance and results.


    The MIS3885 Support Program is an excellent fit for our Chapter Mission, which is to promote the goals and principles of PMI; support Project Management Professional (PMP) certification efforts of members; provide training in specific project management skills and knowledge areas; provide a networking opportunity for project managers and share project management experiences.


    PMI Chapter Meeting to be held at UM's Fogelman College, Room 118 on Tuesday, December 8, at 6 PM


    Each year, members of PMI Memphis celebrate with the University of Memphis MIS3885 students who participate in the project management challenge event.  PMI Memphis members should register for the meeting as usual, but there will be no fees and no PDUs associated to this chapter meeting.  Speakers will include Dr. Lloyd Brooks and Dr. Sandi Richardson from University of Memphis.  Awards will be presented to the winning student project team.  Chapter business will be addressed by Kenneth Watkins.  A catered dinner will be provided.  There will NOT be a chapter meeting at the Crescent Club in December.


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