June 2016 Print

Professional Development

Handling Difficult Project Situations

All projects run into difficulties and some troubling situations can be very challenging for the project team to address. Issues with sponsors, clients, subcontractors, management and other stakeholders related to requirements, funding, resources, scope changes and other factors can arise, adding stress and turmoil to any effort. Learn what the common project challenges are and what the PM and team can do to handle these situations effectively. Also learn how to lessen the probability that these troubling situations will surface on your projects. The content of this seminar is the experiences of the speaker in over 40 years of experience in working with 100s of projects that have faced difficult situations.

The attendee will learn:

• What are Common Difficult Situations Projects Face

• What to Do If These Challenges Arise

• How To Avoid These Difficulties Before They Surface


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Volunteer Opportunities


Role of a Volunteer:

There is an opportunity for those who wish to excel in Project Management to join as Volunteer for the PMI San Diego Chapter. We are constantly looking for people to assist with a diverse range of activies, including:

  • Events (organizing, planning and on-site support for our breakfasts and evening meetings)

  • Building Better Futures (Community and education programs)

  • Communications (managing the website, producing our newsletters and engaging in social media)

  • Marketing (spreading the word of what PMI is about, obtaining sponsorships)

  • Membership (dealing with queries, benefits)

  • Mentor program (assisting as mentors)

  • Professional development (planning and managing our Chapter classes)

  • and much more...

Benefits of being a Volunteer at PMI:

  • Ability to gain experience on leadership and management skills

  • Ability to gain Project Management Skills and to earn Professional Development Units (PDU's)

  • Access a network of Project Management professionals

Access the PMI.ORG Volunteer Site

Contact our Volunteer Management Director for current openings
Contact the VP of Membership for other Membership related questions

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Featured Article of the Month

Podcast: Team Leadership for Virtual Teams in a Global Delivery Model

This interview with Shyamsundar Ramanathan, PMP, discusses how global delivery models have changed the way IT services are delivered and why many organizations use them. We define what the global delivery model is, briefly discuss DevOps and then get going with his recommendations and how they will help improve your effectiveness as a project leader of such a global team.

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Meet Our Sponsors

Project Management Certificate

Essential project management skills are in high demand at most organizations. According to Careerbuilder.com, 44% of U.S employers listed project management as a skill they looked for in new college graduates, behind only communications and technical skills.

Learn More About Our Project Management Certificate.

“The program development team at USD has clearly done their homework building the Project Management Certificate closely aligning it to industry trends. The material presented maintains a line of sight to the PMBOK, version 5 framework and provides hands-on experiences reflective of project management in the workplace. The classes are monitored closely to ensure a high quality and relevant program."
— Andrea Haas

Customized Project Management Courses and Certificate

The Project Management courses are available as private schedules, customized for your organization's needs.

Contact Us About Our Customized Project Management Program for a Free Proposal 
Jodi Waterhouse
Program Director, Business Programs
Professional and Continuing Education
[email protected] |(619) 260-4231

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