Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! PMLL Holiday Schedule

PMLL Members:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of us here in the USA to all!

We now have over 1200 members in our yahoo group!
Our members are from around the world!
(see our testimonials page at:

We are thankful for you all!

Thanksgiving was started many years ago in America by the early settlers. In 1863, then president Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation establishing a "day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." Let's not forget to be thankful to all and especially our creator God.

In the USA, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season which continues through Christmas and New Years day.

Our PMP Exam Study group plans a call next Thursday Dec. 4 and then we will be taking a much needed break until 2009.

Consult our schedule of future conference calls at:

So, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Free Conference Call 11/20/2008: Lee Lambert on Realistic Duration Estimating: Formulas and Factors

Topic: "Realistic Duration Estimating: Formulas and Factors"
Who: Presented by Author, Trainer, and PM Speaker, Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO of Lambert Consulting Group (
When: Thursday Nov. 20, 2008 at 9pm Eastern Daylight Savings time
Where: Conference Dial-in: (269) 320-8300 Access Code: 767 616#

Lee R. Lambert, PMP, founder and CEO of Lambert Consulting Group, Inc., is an honored and distinguished member of the project management community. Having started his career in project management in 1968 with General Electric, Lee spent 15 years in the trenches working hands-on with project management techniques and tools. During a distinguished corporate career, he held several senior project management positions with major U.S. corporations, including General Electric, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Battelle Memorial Institute. Among his extensive client list are IBM, Prudential Insurance, Monsanto, Sprint, Motorola, AT&T, CitiGroup, Nationwide Insurance, American Electric Power, Global Commerce Services, SAP Labs, Bechtel and National City Mortgage. To-date Mr. Lambert has trained over 25,000 students, in 21 countries, on the value-added use of the project management process and its associated tools and techniques. In 1981, he was a founding member of the five person team that formulated and implemented the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP ) Certification Program, now recognized as the world's standard in the profession of project management.

Mr. Lambert's consulting efforts have included four successful Enterprise-wide project management process development and implementation assignments. He has long been considered one of the world's leading project management educators. His humorous, creative, and effective common-sense-based learning facilitation style has been emphatically praised by thousands of students throughout the world.

In addition to serving as the lead trainer for Lambert Consulting Group, Inc., Mr. Lambert served on the American Management Association's (AMA) Project Management Curriculum Development Council and is one of the senior instructors for George Washington University's Masters Certificate in Project Management curriculum. As an author, Mr. Lambert's publications include 26 journal articles and two books, including the most widely distributed text on the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) in the project management field, The CommonSense Approach to Project Management: Using Earned Value to Balance the Triple Constraint. He serves on the Editorial Review Board for PMNetwork and the Project Management Journal, has contributed two chapters to the AMA's critically acclaimed Project Management Handbook and has recently been cited in the Josey-Bass publication, Creating the Project Office, for his pioneering efforts in successfully developing corporate project offices. Mr. Lambert was the Master of Ceremonies for the ProjectWorld 2000 Conference in Boston and currently instructs workshops and makes technical presentations regularly at the PMI Symposia, ProjectWorld Conference, and the American Association of Cost Engineers International Symposia.

In 1995, Mr. Lambert was given the coveted Distinguished Contribution Award by PMI for his sustained dedication and contribution to the growth of the project management profession.

About our Calls - All are invited:
Conference call participation is free and questions are encouraged. Long distance charges may apply depending on your carrier - some cell phone companies allow free long distance after certain times in evenings. is all about Project Managers helping Project Managers and open to all.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

PM JobShop: 11/13/2008 Guest Speaker: Laura Baldwin from Daversa Partners

PM JobShop: 11/13/2008 Guest Speaker: Laura Baldwin from Daversa Partners

Topic: "Project Management Opportunities & Career Strategies"

Who: Laura Baldwin, Director: Daversa Partners, Stanford, CT

When: Thursday November 13, 2008 at 9pm EST

Where: Conference Dial-in: (269) 320-8300 Access Code: 767 616#

Laura has emerged as a driving force behind a lot of Daversa
Partners' premier work in Information Technology. She possesses an
uncanny ability to identify and get the attention of some of the
world's most sought after technology executives. Her work and
commitment on behalf of her clients stands as a clear differentiator
for Daversa Partners

Laura has served as the go-to partner for global leaders (GE, NBC,
Toys R Us) as well as newly emerging companies alike (Yodle,
Webloyalty, Sterling Testing Systems). Her ability to deliver the
same high-bar results for Fortune 500 companies as well as early and
nascent startups, serves as a testament to her ability to deliver a
compelling value proposition at any level.

We're excited to have Laura on the call with us, and look forward to
your participation!

Conference call participation is free and questions are encouraged.
Long distance charges may apply depending on your carrier - some
cell phone companies allow free long distance after certain times in

PM JobShop and is all about Project Managers
helping Project Managers.

Mike Chrepta
Scott Percival

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Presentation material available for Nov 6 PMP Study call on Scope

PM Lessons Learned

Free PMP Study Group Conference Call

Scope Management

The goal of this call is to empower Project Managers, and people studying for the PMP test.

Thursday, Nov 6th 2008

9:00 P.M. – 10:15 P.M. (EST)

Conference Call Telephone Number: (269) 320-8300 Access Code: 767616#

Topic: Scope Management

Hosted by David Radkovich, PMP, EVP

Join us on this free interactive conference call hosted by David Radkovich, PMP, EVP. On this call we will discuss chapter 5 of the PMBOK. You can provide your experience, tips or ask questions. Our goal is to make this as interactive as possible so your participation is very important. Some of the topics to be discussed include:

¨ Scope Management Processes

¨ WBS creation

¨ Control Accounts

¨ Change Management and Configuration Management

Additional topics will be presented on the 1st Thursday of each month. The topic for our December 4th, 2008 call is Time Management. We would like your input for future topics. If you are interested in presenting please let us know.

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Note: Presentation material for this call and past topics are available in the files section of the PMLL yahoo group. Please download prior to the call.