Program Title: "PMI – The First 40 Years"
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
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.
Topic: Networking for Project Managers
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.
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.