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Upcoming events

    • 08 Sep 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Mimi's Café, 120 S Wilmot Rd

    Important

    The venue has changed to Mimi's Cafe on Wilmot, South of Broadway. 

    Agenda
    5:30pm Doors Open and Registration
    6:00pm Dinner/Networking
    6:30pm Presentation Starts
    7:30pm Presentation Ends

    Menu
    A choice of three alternative plated dinners will be available.
     
    PDU Value:
    1

    The Joke in Being a PM:  Appropriate Use of Humor At Work

    Is your job more than a handful?  Does your management team pester you hourly for reports and status of your programs and projects? Is Office Space just a little too close to your reality? If so, stop by and learn some real tips and tools for dealing with the insanity of project management. While you thought your ADD was a curse, it is now suddenly a strength in the dynamic environment that is your local PMO!   And at its core is people, and those relationships. How can you maintain those relationships? How do you stand out in a sea of noise to your bosses? How can you help maintain sanity among your team members in relative organizational chaos? 

    Patrick will give you some real-life, practical ways to use humor to help with your job…even if you don’t consider yourself funny! Throwing humor can bring some levity to a tense situation, and he’ll give you some pointers for how to do so effectively.

    And if you have real-life examples of how you (yes, YOU) have used or experienced humor being used at work, please send these examples, and Patrick will try to reference them during the meeting! Please send to patrickbranch@hotmail.com for review and (possible) inclusion, along with your reference information and permission for me to re-use, if necessary.  (Note:  the FDA advises you to consume more humor every day.  Please see your local comedian or PM for a prescription.)

    Speaker

    Patrick Branch is a professional program and project manager with 20 years of industry experience.  He has managed large and complex $100M programs in aerospace and transportation infrastructure, as well as small $25K projects.  While starting his career as an electro-mechanical design engineer, he has since worked with software and hardware development, consumer electronics, outdoor gear, telecommunications, transportation, and aerospace. He holds bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Cal Poly Pomona, and an MBA from the University of Utah, all while maintaining the capability to simultaneously chew gum and walk.  Yeah, for reals!  And while he lacks CEO hair, his wife dresses him impeccably well, thus making him prime senior management material!  Patrick Branch is currently a Sr. Program Manager for B/E Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of super first class seating environments for commercial aircraft. He lives in the cool part of Tucson, Arizona, with his fantastically adorable family, three dogs, and a white picket fence.  (Some attributes may have been modified for comic appeal.) And against the professional advice of all his peers, he has decided to speak in front of other random professional strangers about humor.
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    • 17 Sep 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • My Place: 1081 E Fry Blvd Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 (520) 458-1743
     
    Agenda

    5:30pm Doors Open and Registration
    6:00pm Dinner/Networking
    6:30pm Presentation Starts
    7:30pm Presentation Ends

    Dinner is off the menu and includes 18% gratuity in your separate check. Not included in presentation pricing.

    PDU Value:
    1

    The Joke in Being a PM:  Appropriate Use of Humor At Work

    Is your job more than a handful?  Does your management team pester you hourly for reports and status of your programs and projects? Is Office Space just a little too close to your reality? If so, stop by and learn some real tips and tools for dealing with the insanity of project management. While you thought your ADD was a curse, it is now suddenly a strength in the dynamic environment that is your local PMO!   And at its core is people, and those relationships. How can you maintain those relationships? How do you stand out in a sea of noise to your bosses? How can you help maintain sanity among your team members in relative organizational chaos? 

    Patrick will give you some real-life, practical ways to use humor to help with your job…even if you don’t consider yourself funny! Throwing humor can bring some levity to a tense situation, and he’ll give you some pointers for how to do so effectively.

    And if you have real-life examples of how you (yes, YOU) have used or experienced humor being used at work, please send these examples, and Patrick will try to reference them during the meeting! Please send to patrickbranch@hotmail.com for review and (possible) inclusion, along with your reference information and permission for me to re-use, if necessary.  (Note:  the FDA advises you to consume more humor every day.  Please see your local comedian or PM for a prescription.)

    Speaker

    Patrick Branch is a professional program and project manager with 20 years of industry experience.  He has managed large and complex $100M programs in aerospace and transportation infrastructure, as well as small $25K projects.  While starting his career as an electro-mechanical design engineer, he has since worked with software and hardware development, consumer electronics, outdoor gear, telecommunications, transportation, and aerospace. He holds bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Cal Poly Pomona, and an MBA from the University of Utah, all while maintaining the capability to simultaneously chew gum and walk.  Yeah, for reals!  And while he lacks CEO hair, his wife dresses him impeccably well, thus making him prime senior management material!  Patrick Branch is currently a Sr. Program Manager for B/E Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of super first class seating environments for commercial aircraft. He lives in the cool part of Tucson, Arizona, with his fantastically adorable family, three dogs, and a white picket fence.  (Some attributes may have been modified for comic appeal.) And against the professional advice of all his peers, he has decided to speak in front of other random professional strangers about humor.
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28 Aug 2015 Courageous Leadership
20 Aug 2015 SV: Project Management Hacks
11 Aug 2015 Agile: A Panel Discussion
24 Jul 2015 Effective Project Portfolio Management
16 Jul 2015 SV: How to Successfully Use Social Media on Your Projects
14 Jul 2015 How to Successfully Use Social Media on Your Projects
26 Jun 2015 Southern AZ Technology Incubators and Commercialization
18 Jun 2015 SV: Courageous Leadership
09 Jun 2015 Effective Project Portfolio Management
22 May 2015 Using the Right Project Tools
21 May 2015 SV: What’s Up With Your Metrics
12 May 2015 Keeping it Real: Holding on to an organization’s fundamental values amidst rapid growth.
24 Apr 2015 Top Down – Bottom Up Project Management
16 Apr 2015 SV: Managing Complex Task Dependencies
14 Apr 2015 Managing Complex Task Dependencies
27 Mar 2015 Keeping it Real: Holding on to an organization’s fundamental values amidst rapid growth.
19 Mar 2015 SV: Southern AZ Technology Incubators and Commercialization
10 Mar 2015 Lessons Learned - Mine and Yours To Share
27 Feb 2015 Leveraging Creative Right-Brained Thinking in Very Left-Brained Tasks
19 Feb 2015 SV: Keeping it Real: Holding on to an organization’s fundamental values amidst rapid growth.
10 Feb 2015 Southern AZ Technology Incubators and Commercialization
23 Jan 2015 Preparing for the Future: Near-Term Shortage and Long-Term Challenges
15 Jan 2015 SV: Are you ready for success in 2015?
13 Jan 2015 Are you ready for success in 2015?
18 Dec 2014 Sierra Vista: 2014 Annual Chapter Meeting and Holiday Social
09 Dec 2014 2014 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
21 Nov 2014 Management of the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission
11 Nov 2014 Say It in Fewer Words: How to Tighten EVERYTHING You Write
06 Nov 2014 SV: Legendary Lessons Learned
24 Oct 2014 Say It in Fewer Words: How to Tighten EVERYTHING You Write
16 Oct 2014 SV: ON Semiconductor NPD (New Product Development) Project Management Overview
14 Oct 2014 Agile ERP? You've got to be kidding!
26 Sep 2014 Mimi's Cafe: "Would Your Boss Hire You?"
18 Sep 2014 Sierra Vista: Would Your Boss Hire You?
16 Sep 2014 Old Pueblo Grill: "Would Your Boss Hire You?"
22 Aug 2014 Managing the Houghton Corridor Roadway Project
21 Aug 2014 SV: Agile ERP? You've got to be kidding!
12 Aug 2014 Make Your Meetings More Effective With Visual Communication
17 Jul 2014 SV: Say It in Fewer Words: How to Tighten Everything You Write
08 Jul 2014 Networking at the Next Level
27 Jun 2014 Networking Like a Natural
19 Jun 2014 Sierra Vista: Group Discussion - The Unidentified Project Risk
10 Jun 2014 The Use of Project Management Tools in ADOT (Arizona Dept. of Transportation) Projects
23 May 2014 Group Discussion: The Unidentified Project Risk
13 May 2014 What Do You Want From Me? What Do I Need From You?
25 Apr 2014 The Use of Project Management Tools in ADOT (Arizona Dept. of Transportation) Projects
24 Apr 2014 Sierra Vista: No More ReDo’s: How to Convey What You Really Want to Say in EVERYTHING You Write
08 Apr 2014 Navigating PMO Improvement with OPM3®
28 Mar 2014 No More ReDo’s: How to Convey What You Really Want to Say in EVERYTHING You Write
20 Mar 2014 Sierra Vista: Navigating PMO Improvement with OPM3®
11 Mar 2014 Project Management Myths: The fallacies that cause delays, undermine quality and raise costs
28 Feb 2014 The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) project: managing a multi-decade long, highly-distributed construction project.
20 Feb 2014 SV: Risk IT and Managing Projects
11 Feb 2014 Risk IT and Managing Projects
24 Jan 2014 Demystifying the PMBOK – Project Planning Made Simple
23 Jan 2014 SV: Demystifying the PMBOK – Project Planning Made Simple
15 Jan 2014 No More ReDo’s: How to Convey What You Really Want to Say in EVERYTHING You Write
12 Dec 2013 Sierra Vista 2013 Annual Chapter Meeting and Holiday Social
10 Dec 2013 2013 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
20 Nov 2013 SV: How to Use the Components and Design of Microsoft Project for Success
12 Nov 2013 How to Use the Components and Design of Microsoft Project for Success
02 Nov 2013 Arizona Project Management Week
25 Oct 2013 How to Use the Components and Design of Microsoft Project for Success
10 Oct 2013 ASQ 2013 Audit/Quality Management Division Conference
08 Oct 2013 Earned Value Basics and Exercises
27 Sep 2013 MBTI® and Project Management: Leveraging Both Frameworks for Project Success
18 Sep 2013 SV: MBTI® and Project Management: Leveraging Both Frameworks for Project Success
10 Sep 2013 MBTI® and Project Management: Leveraging Both Frameworks for Project Success
10 Sep 2013 Lee Lambert Scottsdale: Creating AND Capitalizing on the Integrated Project Schedule: As Easy As "ABC"
21 Aug 2013 SV: Tell Me to My Face
13 Aug 2013 Adding Value to the PMI Tucson Chapter: PMI Region 7 Leadership Conference Recap
26 Jul 2013 Project Management Hacks
17 Jul 2013 SV: Adding Value to the PMI Tucson Chapter: PMI Region 7 Leadership Conference Recap
09 Jul 2013 Communicating for Project Success
28 Jun 2013 Microsoft Operations Framework v4.0
19 Jun 2013 SV: Is Elk Hunting a Project?
11 Jun 2013 Using Critical Chain Techniques to Accelerate Project Schedules
24 May 2013 Adding Value to the PMI Tucson Chapter: PMI Region 7 Leadership Conference Recap
15 May 2013 SV: Planning Matters - The Importance of Good Schedule Mechanics
14 May 2013 The Farmer’s Exercise: The Right Communication is the Key to Success
26 Apr 2013 Bust Through the Overwhelm
17 Apr 2013 SV: Bust Through the Overwhelm
09 Apr 2013 The Tucson Modern Streetcar Project
26 Mar 2013 Lee Lambert: Scottsdale: Stakeholder Management All-day Workshop
22 Mar 2013 The Farmer’s Exercise: The Right Communication is the Key to Success
21 Mar 2013 SV: The Farmer’s Exercise: The Right Communication is the Key to Success
12 Mar 2013 Bust Through the Overwhelm
22 Feb 2013 Perks of LinkedIn
20 Feb 2013 SV: Bust Through the Overwhelm -- Cancelled
12 Feb 2013 Characteristics of Effective Projects and Project Managers
25 Jan 2013 Google Drive: Using the Power of the Cloud
16 Jan 2013 SV: Rosemont Copper Mine Project
14 Jan 2013 Rosemont Copper Mine Project
12 Dec 2012 [SV] 2012 Annual Chapter Meeting and Holiday Social
11 Dec 2012 2012 Annual Meeting and Holiday Social
30 Nov 2012 Idea Generation: The Play that Pays
27 Nov 2012 Planning Matters: The Importance of Good Schedule Mechanics
14 Nov 2012 SV: Project Lessons Learned: Automation of Morale Telephone Calls for Deployed Soldiers
26 Oct 2012 Planning the ultimate community celebration: Tucson Meet Yourself
09 Oct 2012 [SV] Special Event: The Value of Project Management
09 Oct 2012 Special Event: The Value of Project Management
26 Sep 2012 SV: Powerful and Poised Presentations: A How-To Session
21 Sep 2012 A) Construction Manager Certification B) Applied Earned Value
11 Sep 2012 El Tour de Tucson: Event Production
24 Aug 2012 Top 10 Hints and Tips for Microsoft Project
21 Aug 2012 Resistance to Change: Keys to Helping People Let Go of the “Old” and Accept the “New”
27 Jul 2012 Speak to Their Listening: How to Communicate to Others So They Hear You
18 Jul 2012 SV: Speak to Their Listening: How to Communicate to Others So They Hear You
17 Jul 2012 The Imagine Greater Tucson Process: Moving our Region Forward
27 Jun 2012 SV- How to Improve Thinking Using Critical Thinking
22 Jun 2012 Good Writing, Good Business!
12 Jun 2012 Powerful and Poised Presentations: A How-To Session
25 May 2012 Work Breakdown Structure Tools Workshop
17 May 2012 [SV] Scrum 101
08 May 2012 Appreciative Inquiry: How can we get more of what is working here?
27 Apr 2012 Learning Styles in the Workplace
10 Apr 2012 [SV] Management and Leadership for a Technical World
10 Apr 2012 Recognizing and Avoiding Project Pitfalls
23 Mar 2012 Was The Project Really Late? An Introduction to Schedule Risk Analysis
15 Mar 2012 [SV] Effective Scope Management: Beginning with the End in Mind
13 Mar 2012 Assessing Changes in Perceptions of Leader Behaviors
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