May 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

The Pros And Cons Of Working Outside Your Comfort Zone

We often find ourselves working on the familiar things, things we have had repeated success with and things where we are least likely to fail. 

We often like to stay in our comfort zone, going with what we know. That's the easy route.  The projects may not always end successfully, but we go into them knowing more and start with a greater chance of success. here

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