March 20, 2012 Pines Manor Edison

PMI – The First 40 Years

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-20032012
Program Title: "PMI – The First 40 Years
PDUs: 1.5
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)

The meeting slides can be downloaded.

Jim Snyder, PMP 
Jim Snyder is one of the Founders of the PMI.  Jim is one of a few people who can provide the perspective of more than 40 years of PMI activity and experience.  Jim, a PMI Fellow, will discuss the history of PMI - where it came from, where it is today, and where it is going.  Not to be confused with a nostalgic look back, this is an incisive analysis of the factors that motivated a small group of project managers that took their work seriously to start the association we now recognize as PMI.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the original PMI Founders.

Jim is retired from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now GlaxoSmithKline, where his last assignment was Associate Director of Planning and Business Management, Strategic Product Development.  Jim has 37 years experience in the pharmaceutical Industry in computer sciences, operations research, international marketing, marketing administration and finance.  He has been involved in developing and implementing business systems as well as using project management skill in a wide variety of international projects since 1964. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management form Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University.  He served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1961-1963 in the US and Germany.

He is a Founder of PMI, Fellow of the Institute, past Volunteer Executive Director for 13 years, President, Chairman of the Board, and continues to be an active participant in the activities of the Institute.  He has been awarded the PMI Man of the Year Award and is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute.  He received the 2010 James J O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award from the PMI College of Scheduling.  Jim is a founding member of the Delaware Valley Chapter (DVC), the Pharmaceuticals Special Interest Group, and the College of Scheduling. As a member of the PMI Global Project Action Team (1999 - 2000) he worked to help structure the Institute to meet the challenges of 2000 and beyond.  He is also a member of the Publications Board of the Institute. The James R. Snyder Knowledge and Wisdom Center at PMI Headquarters is named in his honor.  He has served as a member of the PMI Education Foundation (PMIEF) Board of Directors and in January 2006 he was recognized as Chairman Emeritus of PMIEF.  The PMIEF Student Paper Award is namen in his honor.  He is now serving as advisor and administrator to DVC.

Jim served as PMI’s Project Manager for the construction of the PMI World Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA.  The project was completed and occupied on schedule and on budget.  He also served as the Project Manager for the second office building constructed in mid 2000 and occupied in January 2001.  He headed the DVC education project to teach project management to selected Philadelphia and other area high school students.  He has developed, and is leading, programs to implement project management programs in K-12 using project learning techniques to teash 21st  century skills and projrct management.
In addition to his PMI work, Jim is an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Springfield, PA.  He served as manager of the Capital Campaign for Church renovation and expansion and is Chairman of the Endowment Committee.  He also serves as Treasurer of the church Nursery School.  He has traveled extensively since the early 1970's expanding his interest in new places, fine restaurants, and great wine.

Networking Program:

Topic: Networking for Project Managers

Personal branding is the message you send and the message that others receive about you.  How do you want to stand out from the crowd and have people remember you? As a Project Manager, do you want to be known as a problem-solver, an outstanding team member, a diplomatic change agent?  Do you want to be perceived as polished, professional, and friendly?  For others to receive your intended message, it must be genuine and authentic.  Join us to hear from Radia J. Carr of Dale Carnegie Training about how to develop a flexible and authentic Personal Branding Statement, make the most of your professional connections, and use relationship linking to increase your network.

Topic: Meet and Greet

The NJ PMO LCI Core Team will have a "Meet & Greet" Networking Event prior to the monthly meeting.  The meeting will be held outside the main meeting room.  This will be a great opportunity to meet other PMO Professionals in the area, who share similar interests in Project, Program and Portfolio Management.