Upcoming Chapter Events
Midwest Gateway Chapter Sponsored Certification Preparation Workshop 2021
The first session of Midwest Gateway Chapter (MGC) sponsored 2021 Certification Preparation Workshop starts Thursday, 19 Aug 2021, at 4:30PM Central Time. See details below. If planning to attend workshop, please send email to: email@example.com.
What: Certification Preparation Workshop is sixteen (16) one-hour virtual reviews of the SE Handbook Version 4 and tutorial material each week.
Why: INCOSE MGC is organizing a review workshop in preparation for a systems engineering knowledge exam. The knowledge exam is one of the requirements to become a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP): https://www.incose.org/systems-engineering-certification.
The written knowledge exam will be offered at a yet to be determined price (around $30 more or less). It is tentatively to be held on 17 December 2021 (stay tuned for more details on the written knowledge exam itself).
Who: The preparation workshop is open to anyone (INCOSE-MGC members and non-members). The low fee knowledge exam is available to anyone although priority given to members if space is limited. INCOSE Certification requires an active INCOSE membership and submission of application information and fee.
When: Certification Workshop planned every Thursday from 19 August to 9 December 2021 at 4:30pm Central Time. Sessions last 1 hour.
How: Some CSEPs/ASEPs are attending to provide discussion and advice on becoming certified.
Enchantment Meeting Speaker: Pat Foley - WBS Integration with an Effective Schedule
This presentation addresses the following questions:
- How a WBS fits into the big picture of planning and managing a project
- Why the WBS should form the foundation for project schedule development and elaboration
- The hierarchial structure of a WBS
- WBS nodes vs. project activities
- Managing and relating WBS data within a project schedule
Mr. Foley is a highly experienced project controls data specialist who has built and supervised the deployment of complex project data management platforms. His business and technical qualifications span more than 30 years. He is employed by PM Tec Inc. and currently on contract to Sandia Laboratories. As a scheduling expert he has functioned as a team lead, team member, and subject matter expert in schedule controls for projects requiring broad institutional implementation as well as projects requiring detailed unit operation process improvement. He is a scheduling expert in both Microsoft Project and Primavera P6. He is also an accomplished VBA code writer and database designer/engineer. As an active volunteer with the local PMI (Rio Grande) Chapter, he has delivered PMP prep course material for the chapter and conducted scheduler boot camp training at Sandia Labs.
Mr. Foley is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an M.A. in Information and Communication Studies from California State University and a B.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.