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January 2018 Print

PMI Space Coast FL Chapter Networking Social

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RESTON, Va., Dec. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Rick Scott accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network for the state's public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Florida's first responders save lives and protect communities.

"Florida has decided to participate in the deployment of the nationwide, interoperable broadband network as proposed in the FirstNet State Plan... I believe this is in the best interest for Florida taxpayers," said Gov. Scott.

AT&T, in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Florida's public safety community at no cost to the state. The FirstNet network will drive innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

FirstNet will transform the way Florida's fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel communicate and share information. Specifically, it will:

  •          Connect first responder subscribers to the critical information they need in a highly secure manner when handling day-to-day operations, responding to emergencies and supporting large events like college and professional football games or at any of the state's theme parks that attract millions of visitors each year.
  •          Create an efficient communications experience for public safety personnel in agencies and jurisdictions across the state during natural disasters like Hurricane Irma in September 2017 that caused damage and power outages across the state.  
  •          Enhance and expand network coverage in Florida to cover areas that are today underserved, benefitting first responders and residents throughout the state's rural areas. 
  •          Provide first responders with access to dedicated network assets that can be deployed for additional coverage and support when needed.
  •          Drive infrastructure investments and create jobs across the state.
  •          Usher in a new wave of dependable innovations for first responders. This will create an ever-evolving set of life-saving tools for public safety, including public safety apps, specialized devices and Internet of Things technologies. It also carries the potential for future integration with NextGen 911 networks and Smart Cities' infrastructure.

The First Responder Network Authority and AT&T designed Florida's network solution with direct input from the state's public safety community. The First Responder Network Authority has been meeting with Florida's officials and public safety personnel for several years to address their unique communication needs. These include:  

  •          Expanding coverage beyond what is currently available from commercial carriers, including coastlines and state-controlled waterways, with an emphasis on rural coverage.
  •          Offering feature-rich services at competitive prices.

"Governor Scott's decision to join FirstNet equips Florida's first responders with the ability to communicate with priority and preemption at all times to help keep the public safe and secure," said First Responder Network Authority CEO Mike Poth. "FirstNet gives law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel the technologies and tools they need to communicate with each other and across diverse terrains when responding to emergencies."

The decision enables the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T to begin offering an entirely new wireless ecosystem for public safety communications. Florida's first responder subscribers now have priority and preemption on the FirstNet network for voice and data communications, 24/7/365 – like their mission.

"We're honored to bring FirstNet to Florida," said Joe York, president, AT&T Florida. "We applaud Governor Scott for his commitment to public safety. By opting in to FirstNet, Governor Scott is taking public safety a major step forward, giving Florida's first responders access to the critical communications capabilities they need when seconds count and lives hang in the balance."

For more information on FirstNet, please go to FirstNet.gov/mediakit and att.com/FirstResponderNews. For more about the value FirstNet will bring to public safety, please go to FirstNet.com.

<https://www.firstnet.gov/news/florida-transform-communications-public-safety>>

 


 

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Chapter Board of Directors

2017 Chapter Board of Directors

The chapter has open or vacant positions that are vital to the chapters success.  If you are interested in any of the opportunities or need information on the position responsibilities, please reach out to one of the board members.

Below is a listing of current open positions that need to be filled.  If interested please reach out to one of the board members.

 

PR Director

Sponsorship Director

Certifications Director

Career Dev. Director

 

 

 


 

 

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Chapter Metrics

Chapter Metrics as of January 25, 2018

We have 530 members and 418 have earned certifications

Membership

 

 

Certification

The graph below depicts the certifications held by our chapter members.  Our chapter members have continued to obtain and utilize their skillset and experience within the Project/Program Management industry. 

 

The chapter would like to extend their congratulations to the following chapter members for obtaining their PMP Certification in the past month:

Dani Jones

 

 CONGRATULATIONS! 

 


 

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PMISCF Social Media

PMI Space Coast Florida

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pmispacecoastflchapter/

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Monthly Newsletter Contributions

Do you have information or an article you'd like to be considered for inclusion in the PMI® Space Coast Florida Chapter's monthly newsletter? If so, please send the information to newsletter@pmispacecoast.org.

Thank you!

Deadline for submission is the first day of the month. Submissions will be evaluated by the Board for inclusion on a space-available basis.

 


 

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To get started:

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Not sure how you can help? Learn about the types of volunteer opportunities we offer.

 


 

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Classified Ads

2018-03-09:

 

The PMO Project Manager as a member of the Launch Control Systems IPT Program Management Office (PMO), helps enable oversight of the full product (system) development life cycle and software development life cycle for the implementation of the primary Command and Control System capabilities for NASA’s Deep Space Exploration program.  Additional responsibilities include:

Implementing established policies, system monitors and controls to ensure the successful management and reporting of all corporate initiatives in the program

 Supervising and leading the program and project staff to oversee the impacts and interdependencies between programs and working to ensure initiatives meet the goals and objectives of the executive leadership team

Providing both verbal and written communications regarding project status, risks and issues.  Assist in the development and updating of key project management enablers (e.g., project portfolio, communication plan, issue, risk and decision logs, change request log)

· Identify, analyzes, and monitors project risks; determines prioritization of Program risks; assists Program Manager and works to maximize the probability and impact of positive events and minimizes the probability and impact of adverse events 

· Maintain a comprehensive Issue, Risk, and Decision documentation, as they relate to project timelines and co-dependencies. Maintain documentation of changes to scope, timelines, milestones, and deliverables, and identify non-technical dependency implications.

· Assist with reviewing all necessary work plans and related project management documentation are completed in sufficient detail to provide for adequate management and control, as well as consistent with overall master schedule and dependencies

Assist in the development and updating of key project management enablers (e.g., project portfolio, communication plan, issue, risk and decision logs, change request log)

· Develop communications documents detailing development / delivery progress for Senior Leadership, Boards, workforce and other stakeholders, including regular reporting

Qualifications

Requires a BS degree in computer or system engineering/science or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.

· PMP Certification Required

PgMP Certification a Plus

LEAN / Sig Sigma Certification a Plus

Demonstrated ability to lead in a highly-complex product environment with extensive matrix-managed resource component required

Demonstrate understanding of complex project management and leverage knowledge of company to identify risk and evaluate impacts on the business

· Experience in program management, or coordinating long-term, cross-functional projects.

· Demonstrated communication skills and reporting skills – experience across multiple tools and platforms with preference for experience in complex metrics data visualization

· Demonstrated thought leadership skills and creativity, as well as strong analytical skills.

· Strong work-ethic and interpersonal skills.

· Ability to communicate results and analytics to multiple audiences.

· Prior experience collaborating with Engineering, Quality Assurance, Business Office, and External Dependent Programs

 

2018-02-28:

Senior Schedule Analyst/Lead

Job Req: 2255

Professional Senior Schedule Analyst as Lead of our Program Scheduling Team for the Exploration Ground Systems Program at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

 Job Duties:

  • Lead Schedule Analyst reports schedule performance to Program Management and above.   Reviews, analyzes, identifies and clearly communicate issues with large Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) across Functional Teams and to Program Management.  
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the scheduling and technical teams, the integration and assessment of activities and helps defend the Program to outside auditors.
  • Requires a technical knowledge along with extensive experience in critical path scheduling using Primavera software as well as MS Project and MS Office suite.
  • Integrate project / program requirements into several tools to emphasize collaboration and communication of goals and milestones among several internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop program level schedule products, schedule metrics, provide data evaluation and verification, and perform schedule analysis and integration directly for Program Management.
  • Perform schedule risk assessments, performance based schedule analysis, evaluation of schedule progress against the plan, and critical path analysis and provide insight and recommendations to help improve the plan.
  • Perform “what if” schedule assessments as required by the Program and Functional Team leads in support of PCBs, ERBs, and Cross Program boards/forums and any other Program Level environment.
  • Implement best scheduling practices, evaluating impacts to performance status, risk, near critical, or critical path calculations.
  • Develop and maintain customized schedule tracking, trending and analysis metrics, reports, graphs and dashboards.
  • Identify and evaluate changes in logic, lag, slack (float), and constraints that may impact schedule status.
  • Assess cost impacts associated with any schedule changes.
  • Lead and work with a technically diverse team.
  • Offer innovative thinking and out-of-the-box solutions to concerns, issues, and problems at both the Program level and the project level for the customer.

 Requirements:

  • Must have scheduling experience (preferred Primavera).
  • 10+ yrs of direct schedule experience.
  • Integration of Large construction projects experience preferred.
  • Excellent organization skills, presentation skills, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products.

Desired Skills:

  •  Engineering background, preferably in the aerospace industry.
  •  Project management experience, PMP Certification preferred. PMI-SP Certification is a plus.
  •  Systems engineering experience.
  •  Detailed understanding of the Program Lifecycle/Systems Engineering Lifecycle.
  • Experience working in matrixed organizations.

Education:
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of 15 years of related experience. Advanced degrees preferred (Master of Science (MS) Degree and PhD). An additional two (2) years of related experience for the specific skill can be substituted for MS. An additional four (4) years experience can be substituted for a PhD.

Clearance: NACI

Millennium offers a comprehensive benefits package. Millennium is An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Millennium does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, or Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. It is also Millennium's policy to maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Millennium participates in the E-Verify program.

https://www.meicompany.com/careers/#jobopenings

 

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