Upcoming PDU Opportunities

TITLE # of PDUs DATE Registration Link
Breakfast Tuesday Meeting 1 PDU 1/9/2018 Register Now!
Chapter Dinner Thursday Meeting 1.5 PDUs 1/18/2018 Register Now!
Breakfast Tuesday Meeting 1 PDU 2/13/2018 Register Now!
Chapter Dinner Thursday Meeting 1.5 PDUs 2/15/2018 Register Now!
Breakfast Tuesday Meeting 1 PDU 3/13/2018 Register Now!
Chapter Dinner Thursday Meeting 1.5 PDUs 3/15/2018 Register Now!
Breakfast Tuesday Meeting 1 PDU 4/10/2018 Register Now!
Chapter Dinner Thursday Meeting 1.5 PDUs 4/19/2018 Register Now!
Breakfast Tuesday Meeting 1 PDU 5/8/2018 Register Now!
Chapter Dinner Thursday Meeting 1.5 PDUs 5/17/2018 Register Now!

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10th Anniversary Special Extended!

About Our New PDU Liasion

Purpose: PMIRGC recognized the need for a director-level position (PDU Liaison) that rendered assistance in getting members certified through PMI as well as maintaining those credentials. The latest change to the PDU structure provided an opportunity to bring in an expert on the PDU structure to take the mystery out of getting PDUs and maintaining credentials. The PDU Liaison is also responsible for assisting the Board in getting PMIRGC-specific PDUs registered at PMI so that all attendees can easily and readily apply them towards their credential maintenance.

About the PDU Liaison: Randi Krueger has been a member of PMIRGC since 2014 and has served in a volunteer capacity since 2015. Randi has 3 different PMI certifications, gained expertise in writing applications, and applying PDUs across several different credentials. She looks forward to assisting PMIRGC members in getting and maintaining their credentials, which will set them up for success as they progress in their career and personal development.

This program is intended as a resource for all our members. Feel free to reach out to Randi with any questions on PDUs specific to your situation. She can be reached at pdu@pmirgc.org.

How to Claim PDUs

  • Log onto https://ccrs.pmi.org/ using your PMI-registered user name and password.
  • Click on “Report PDUs” from the left menu.
  • Click "Course or Training" under the Education heading.
  • Type in the Provider ID for Rio Grande Chapter, which is C033.
  • Type in the Activity ID that is provided to you after completion of the event.
  • Type in the Date Started and Date Completed values that are provided to you after the event.
  • Click the up arrow under the talent triangle that is provided to you after completion of the event. The PDU amount will also be provided to you after completion of the event.
  • Click the checkbox "I agree this claim is accurate" and submit.

Detailed PDU Information

The PDU requirements align with the new Talent Triangle. Detailed information about CCR requirements can be found HERE.

How to Prevent Issues with Reporting Your PDUs

PDU reporting errors usually result from two specific discrepancies in data.

  • Member Name Reported. There is a difference between the name used to register for an event and the member’s “official” name on file at PMI Global. During registration you will be asked to confirm that your registration name is the same as your official member name on the PMI Global site. (Using your official name helps prevent reporting errors). If you prefer not to use your official member name when registering for an event, there is a place in the process for members to indicate an alternate name for their name badge.
  • Membership vs. Credential Number. Use your membership number. There is a difference between your membership number and your credential (certification) number. These are not the same -- and your credential number may be the same as someone else’s member number! You can find both your PMI ID and your Credential number on the dashboard page when you log in at https://ccrs.pmi.org. During registration, enter your member number. If there is a “number” mismatch when we report the PDUs, it will err out and we will be unable to complete the process for you. If this happens, you should receive an email with information to self-report the event’s PDU(s).

Webinars from ProjectManagement.com

  • How To Manage a General Data Protection Regulation Project
    On the 25th of May, the European Union will start enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).This webinar will provide you with a high-level description of GDPR and will continue to describe what effect this has for projects, programs and portfolios that deal with the processing of personal data of anyone who is residing in the EU.
  • How an Award Winning Project Stopped Nuclear Waste from Threatening the Environment
    In 2012, tank AY-102 was found to be leaking nuclear waste. In order to remediate the threat of potential hazardous materials leaking into the environment, the tank needed to be replaced quickly! The Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project successfully transferred nuclear waste into a double shell tank for safe storage with no safety issues, ahead of schedule, and US$8.7 million under budget. This project was the winner of the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this award winning project's challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
  • Why Do We Get Stuck on the Path to Change? The Human Constraint
    Projects, by definition, bring change. Why is it so difficult to change, even when we know how to make it happen? Why is it so difficult to embrace newly learned and valid concepts and apply them? The Theory of Constraints provides unique insight into the ever-present problem of dealing with change. In this webinar, we will look at why people resist change and practical ways to work towards achieving an agreed upon goal.
  • Identifying and Developing Future Leaders
    This webinar highlights the need for developing an integrated framework for leadership identification & development. It outlines the key steps which are recommended to be taken by companies looking to implement a successful Leadership Identification and Development program.
  • April 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology
    Closing Q&A webinar for April 2018 Book Club on Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology by Elizabeth Harrin.
  • Managing Uncertainty in Megaprojects
    Underperformance is a common threat to megaproject managers and the track record of cost and time overruns in these projects is well documented. While front end planning is important, not all events and scenarios can be foreseen when the project can take several years to complete and may involve many companies and stakeholders. In our research we find that the capacity to adapt to this uncertainty during the life of the project is crucial for megaproject performance but it is often overlooked as a capability. Using a case study of the construction of a US$20 billion dollar project we show that project leaders play an important role in recognizing when a plan needs to change and then navigating the path onto a new project plan without disrupting the delivery of the project.
  • Project HEADWAY: Why Does Technology Get In The Way?
    Technology has huge promises, particularly in terms of project management. And yet many technology implementations-particularly in the project management world-fail outright. May others at least fail to realize the results that were promised. Part of this is how we think about technology. Part of this is a result of technology shaping how we are forced to think about our projects. Explore a different way of approaching and adopting technology.
  • First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment
    This webinar reveals practical concrete steps you can take to begin incorporating time-tested Agile practices that will help your team move the needle. Waterfall teams can adapt key Agile practices to improve agility without undergoing a full Agile transformation, enabling them to stay Waterfall or even adopt a hybrid Agile/Waterfall approach. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to begin adapting key Agile practices and taking your first steps toward Agile transformation.
  • Project HEADWAY: Culture Shapes Everything
    To hear project management described, it is a universal practice that can be universally adopted. The reality is very different. Organizations that parachute practices from other organizations-no matter how similar on paper-most typically fail. And the biggest reason that they fail is a failure to appreciate and take into consideration organizational culture. This presentation explores the questions to be asked and the approaches to be taken in appropriately keeping culture front and centre in your project management implementation.