The Lakeshore Chapter (C193) of the Project Management Institute is a non-profit body of volunteers established in 1999 to promote the effective use of proven methodologies for structured project management in organizations in the Regions of Peel, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth and Niagara.

The Chapter has over 2,200+ members and over 68% of these members have achieved their Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.

The Chapter provides its members with a number of networking and professional development opportunities each year, including dinner meetings, Saturday workshops and courses.

Professional Development Events

Monday Dinner Event: 12 September 2016

Charanjit Singh (CJ) Bawa - "Creating problem solvers through A3 thinking - Real Case studies!"

EARN 2 PDUs (Talent Triangle Category - "Leadership") by joining this Dinner Meeting.

Presenter: Charanjit Singh (CJ) Bawa

 

Registration is Open.

Register before September 05, 2016 11:59 PM to be entered to win a prize".

 

A3 problem solving is about a logical and critical thinking process that can be applied in any business sector and for any problem. The name A3 comes from ISO-A3 (11 inches x 17 inches size) single sheet paper. Individuals should be able to summarize complete problem solving method, from start to finish into one single sheet. A3 was first employed at Toyota and typically used by lean manufacturing practitioners. Toyota believes that all levels of organization must have a common understanding and be able to speak the same language around problem solving. Training is provided to all the employees and are expected to complete A3 sheet once problem is encountered, analyzed, resolved and sustained.

A3 process is based on the principles of Deming's PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act). A3 has its roots in team based Quality Circles and share similarities with Six Sigma DMAIC principle. All the other Lean tools used for process mapping, root cause analysis, process standardization & data collection are embedded in the A3 problem solving sheet.

CJ, a passionate and results-driven professional who brings his twenty three years of experience in transforming individuals, teams & organizations, both private and public. He learnt Lean Six Sigma principles from Honda and successfully transitioned those skills into other private and public service sectors. Most of his experiences have been gathered by "doing things, experimenting, failing and learning".

He has trained over 2000 trainees at different Lean and leadership levels. CJ is a public speaker at PMI & ASQ, a motivator and a facilitator who believes that people are limitless and can do wonders, if their hearts and minds are engaged in a positive manner. His mantra is to make organizations self-reliant in a short period of time and transition them from good to great.

He is a certified ADKAR Change management agent from Prosci, Lean six sigma black belt from ASQ and a Project management professional from PMI. By profession he is a Mechanical Engineer, specializing in Automotive. Today’s topic is "Creating problems solvers through A3 thinking"- Two case studies.

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Saturday Professional Development: September 24, 2016

Charanjit Singh (CJ) Bawa - "Hoshin Kanri - Strategy Deployment - A Case Study - BREAKFAST EVENT"

EARN 4 PDUs (Talent Triangle Category - "Leadership") by joining this Saturday Professional Development Event.

Presenter: Charanjit Singh (CJ) Bawa

 

Registration is Open.

 

Please answer these questions before going further:

Are today’s organizations setting the right mission, vision, and goals? Is the staff engaged in developing these items and do they understand all of their key products and services that an organization provides? Do we understand customer expectations and have key performance indicators that are connected to our Customer and Company’s vision? Is the staff aligned to the mission and vision at all levels, and are goals and objectives cascaded down from top to bottom? Is the daily work achieving the set key performance indicators? Does the staff and leadership team regularly meet, communicate, checking and correcting the path? Are they working on the right strategic projects or improvements that is leading the organization to profitability, enhanced customer satisfaction and achieve set goals?

If you answered no to any or all of the above questions, you must attend this session. Hoshin Kanri (also called Strategy Deployment) is a method for ensuring that the strategic goals of a company drives progress and action at every level within that company. In this process, the organization develops mission and vision statement to encourage breakthrough thinking about its future direction. Then goals and work plans are developed, based on the collectively chosen vision statement; and progress towards them; and periodically monitored through performance audits.

Follow through and take part in the Hoshin exercise during the session and be able to apply into their own scenarios, Take away empty template and guideline, both soft and hard copies and create Hoshin with their teams in their daily jobs.

Special features of presentation are: Presentation will include very little written material, lots of pictures, sketches, facts and videos Lots of storytelling to engage the viewers Utilize focused conversation at various stages to keep the audience engaged Hoshin exercise to transfer speaker’s knowledge to the audience.

CJ, a passionate and results-driven professional who brings his twenty three years of experience in transforming individuals, teams & organizations, both private and public. He learnt Lean Six Sigma principles from Honda and successfully transitioned those skills into other private and public service sectors. Most of his experiences have been gathered by "doing things, experimenting, failing and learning".

He has trained over 2000 trainees at different Lean and leadership levels. CJ is a public speaker at PMI & ASQ, a motivator and a facilitator who believes that people are limitless and can do wonders, if their hearts and minds are engaged in a positive manner. His mantra is to make organizations self-reliant in a short period of time and transition them from good to great.

He is a certified ADKAR Change management agent from Prosci, Lean six sigma black belt from ASQ and a Project management professional from PMI. By profession he is a Mechanical Engineer, specializing in Automotive. Today’s topic is "Creating problems solvers through A3 thinking"- Two case studies.

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Professional Courses

 

PMP Preparation Course, Fall 2016

 

Registration is open.

 

PMP Preparation Course is based on the 2012 [5th edition] of the PMBOK guide and is presented in a seminar and workshop form including exercises and sample questions. This course is very similar to that offered by most PMI Registered Education Providers in that it will provide an in-depth review of all the PMBOK knowledge areas.

This course is being offered to PMI members only by Procept Associates Ltd. which is a premier provider of professional training programs. It is ESSENTIAL that you read the PMBOK guide in advance of attending the course. The Winter PMP Prep Course sponsored by PMI Lakeshore will be held on all 5 Saturdays: October 29, November 05, November 12, November 19 & November 26, 2016.

35 PDUs - PMP - Technical - 34, Strategic & Business Management - 1

Instructors - Hamid Faridani, PhD, PMP, ITIL Foundation and you can view his bio at Hamid Faridani Bio & Darya Duma, P.Eng, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, PSP, MCP and you can view his bio at Darya Duma Bio.

 

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PMI Agile Certification Practitioner (ACP) Training

 

Registration is open.

 

The PMI Lakeshore Chapter will be holding an PMI Agile Certification Practitioner (ACP) Training over three days starting November 07, 2016 and concluding on November 09, 2016. This course is being offered to our members by Ori Schibi, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, Agile Consultant with GenXus, a sister corporation of Procept Associates Ltd. which is a premier provider of professional agile training programs.

Ori Schibi, has 23 years’ experience providing practical new ways of managing and dealing with projects, programs, business analysis and PMOs. His experience includes driving process efficiencies, software implementations, project recoveries, PMO’s, project management skills assessments and complex programs that stabilize business, create growth and value and lead sustainable change.

Ori has extensive experience working with large to mid-sized organizations in diverse industries. These industries include Telecoms, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and government agencies (Canada, US, the United Nations). Ori is also the author of the book Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success. Through his book, Ori focuses on understanding stakeholders’ needs and managing their expectations, defining success criteria tied to project constraints, and performing activities that add value to the creation of the desired result and ultimately, lead to customer satisfaction. Ori is well-versed in several agile methods and teaches agile courses at the University of Toronto and in house for the City of Toronto.

 

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Call for Presentations - 2016-17 Professional Development Series

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016

We welcome your proposal to present at a PMI Lakeshore Event for the following formats:

1-Hour Presentation as part of our Networking/Professional development evening events. These attract between 50 to 100 professionals from information technology, finance, engineering, construction, government, telecommunications, and other industries.

4-Hour Seminar for our Saturday morning half-day workshops. These seminars draw between 75 to 150 individuals from a similar range of businesses.

Attendees are primarily from our membership of over 2200, approximately 70% of whom are PMI certified Project Management Professionals (PMP).

We are one of the fastest growing PMI chapters in Ontario and have representation from many of the largest companies in Southern Ontario. The speakers and their presentation topics are advertised on our website and in the notification e-mails that are regularly sent out to the membership.

This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with project, program and portfolio management professionals.

Topics must fall under the PMI Knowledge Triangle.

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