It is a new service year for our chapter and I am honored to have been re-elected to serve as your Chapter President for another term. Thank you all for your support!
With the holidays upon us, it is becoming increasingly challenging to cope with COVID-19. I hope you continue to be well and safe as we endure the remainder of our Holiday Season. As a reminder, PMI continues to support its practitioners and members in this time of disruption. As part of this commitment, I want to remind you that PMI has instituted a Membership Hardship Policy - Unemployed Members with 3 years of good standing membership are qualified for membership hardship grant by calling PMI Customer Care. PMI also offers many additional resources that can be found later in this newsletter.
Last month we held another Virtual Happy Hour with trivia game Kahoot. We think these are fun, however they are not always well attended. If you have ideas for activities we can offer, please send your recommendations in to our Vice President of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open to both Virtual Activity ideas as well as things that we can safely do in the fresh air and support social distancing.
We are incredibly excited about our Virtual Quarterly Dinner Event this Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM. Our very own Director of Military Liason, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, PMP, USAF is presenting "Project Risk Management and the Return of Human Space Flight Support". Please see this link to register, and feel free to encourage your colleagues who are interested in Human Space Flight Support to also attend this free event. You do not need to be a chapter member to attend.
Please note that we always welcome the opportunity to support our members who are willing deliver presentations and webinars so please let us know if you would like to do a webinar or presentation.
Earning PDUs is a necessary aspect of maintaining your PMI certification. In addition to the opportunity to attend our live, interactive Virtual Quarterly Dinner Event this month, please see this PMI-sponsored on-demand webinar that we think is specifically relevant to the Space Coast and that you can access free of charge.
Digital transformation is a phenomenon occurring across sectors and nations, affecting not only technical processes, but also organizational forms and managerial practices. Among them are: (1) project-based organizations (PBOs), common in traditional sectors like the construction industry, and (2) project networks (PNWs), the most favorable form of project organizing in modern service and creative industries. Project management, which is often used as an agent for change, plays a significant role in initiating and implementing digital transformation. To analyze the digital transformation of traditional PBOs and modern PNWs, comparative case studies in the context of commercial construction have been conducted in Sweden and in Germany. Special attention has been paid to the role of digital solutions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for organizing projects. While there seems to be a shared understanding in both case studies of the potential of the technology to disrupt and innovate the industry, the actual usage leads to progress but also faces barriers. In one of our cases the process of digitalization even rolls back to analog planning. Lessons for project management are discussed.
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Please note that PMI will be extending eligibility for all exams for up to 6 months, until 18 January 2021 - If this applies, your exam eligibility will automatically be extended via PMI systems, so you are not required to contact us for this request. Please note that new eligibility dates may take a few days to become updated in our system.
PMI is extending access to the current PMP® exam until 31 December 2020 and postponing the launch of the new PMP exam until 2 January 2021