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Mike Wakshull - Implementation of QMS for a Forensics Laboratory: Loyalty to the Evidence

This presentation explores the application of ISO 9000:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 to implementation of a quality management system (QMS) to a small forensics laboratory. A QMS is focused on delivering the best product to the customer and focuses on continuous improvement of the process. From a PMBoK perspective, this falls within the Qaulity Management knowledge area.

The work of the forensic examiner requires development and execution of a risk-based process approach. The forensic examiner’s loyalty is to the evidence rather that to the person or entity that retains them. The quality principals defined in ISO 9000:2015 must be focused on both the retaining entity and the evidence. 

Mike Wakshull is a full-time forensic document examiner based in Temecula. He is a certified PMP and Quality Engineer (CQE). Past positions were senior project manager and principal quality engineer at Amgen where he managed corporate quality risk management. At Abbott Vascular he led development and implementation of quality risk management procedures. Mike applies his project management and quality management experience and skills to the practice of forensic document examination.

Mike was a contributing author to the risk management chapter of the PMBoK Guide.

Event Date 04-13-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 04-13-2021 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Technical PDUs 1.5
Location: Virtual Event/Web Conference

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings starting March 23, 2021 and finishing on April 22, 2021.
Classes start at 6:30pm and end at 9:30pm PST


About the Presentation:

LOCATION: Virtual via WebEx to align with Federal and State recommendations to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

PMICIE presents Project Management Knowledge Academy’s PMP® Boot Camp which is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the Project Management Professional exam. The PMP® designation offers individuals worldwide recognition as a Project Management Professional, supported by core knowledge and understanding of critical Project Management concepts, principles and techniques.

The PMP® boot camp is comprised of a unique blend of lecture and interactive team exercises. This PMP® Boot Camp program package has been developed for any individual seeking to pass the Project Management Institute's PMP® certification exam. If you are a project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earnings potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you.

Any individual who has attended any Project Management program in the past and needs to brush up on the material needed to pass the PMP® exam or needs PDUs for re-certification as a PMP would also benefit from this course.

Already certified? Certified PMP®'s get 36 PDUs for attending this course.

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday Evenings starting March 23, 2021 and finishing on April 22, 2021. Classes start at 6:30pm and end at 9:30pm PST.

Location: Virtual Web Conference with two ATP certified instructors

$1,197.00 Non-Members
$1,097.00 PMICIE Members -- Use Discount Code: PMI-IE2021

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You may also choose from our additional list of course dates and times to suit your schedule by visiting our website at PMICIE chapter members receive a $100 discount on any of our courses by using coupon code PMI-IE2021.

Event Date 03-23-2021 6:30 pm
Event End Date 03-23-2021 9:30 pm
Cut off date 03-23-2021 12:00 am
Individual Price $1,097 (Member Use Discount Code PMI-IE2021) $1,197 (Non-member)
Location: Virtual Event/Web Conference

  Joe Wood Mike Smith

Joe Wood and Michael Smith -  Implementing a PPM tool for the PMO

SUMMARY:  Providing leadership with visibility into the project landscape and driving consistency of project management execution are two key objectives for any PMO.  One tool designed to address these objectives is the IT PMO Accelerator from Smartsheet.  Prime Healthcare selected Smartsheet not only for its functionality and flexibility, but also its cost effective scalability.  Mike Smith and Joe Wood will share their experience implementing this PPM tool within Prime Healthcare's IT PMO with an emphasis on lessons learned and benefits realized for Prime's entrepreneurial IT department and their young PMO.

About the speakers: With over 23 years management experience in healthcare IT organizations, Joe has led successful teams through a range of endeavors spanning from operational improvement to integrated information system implementations. His leadership roles have ranged from positions in healthcare data technology firms to those in large multi-entity healthcare systems. His experience in hospital IT operations and management gives him insight into the challenges faced by healthcare IT leaders in today’s dynamic environment. Joe cultivates strong relationships and seeks to translate organizational goals, strategy, and needs into service solutions that align with the organization’s values and vision. 

Mike Smith is the Senior IT Project Manager for Prime Healthcare. In the five years of being at Prime he has been a part of 7 successful hospital acquisitions and contributed to the creation of the IT PMO, helping to change the narrative of projects at an organizational level. Previously, working in IT and Marketing for a large kitchen cabinet door manufacture and most recently a small non-profit, Mike believes project management knows no bounds and can bring value to any organization. 

Event Date 03-09-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-09-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 03-09-2021 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.5

Scott M Graffius  

Scott M. Graffius - 10 Ways to Score and Prioritize Project Proposals Based on Multiple Factors, Including Strategic Alignment

How does your organization assess proposals for new projects? Is there a well-defined scoring and prioritization process — based on alignment with the business’ strategic objectives and other factors — to quickly and easily identify the objective value of each proposal (including how important it is relative to other initiatives)? If the answer is “no,” keep reading. If the answer is “yes,” you are likely to find practical information and examples in this talk to adapt and adopt to improve the process at your organization.

Event Date 02-09-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-09-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 02-09-2021 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.5
Location: Virtual Event/Web Conference

Scott Ambler Scott Ambler - Applying Disciplined Agile in Practice

During this webinar Scott Ambler, one of the co-creators of PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit, will
answer some of the common questions people have about DA.

Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute and co-creator of Disciplined Agile. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and can be contacted via

Social Media:
Twitter: scottwambler


Event Date 01-12-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-12-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 01-12-2021 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.5
Location: Virtual Event/Web Conference