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2014 Professional Development Day PDD late regis


PMIGNO 13th Annual Professional

Development Day


  Saturday, October 4, 2014

8am to 5pm

Northshore Convention Center,

Slidell, LA


PDUs Issued: 9



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PMI GNO Member Rate $229

PMI GNO non-member Rate $259


When:  Saturday, October 4, 2014

Where:  Northshore Harbor Convention Center

100 Harbor Center Blvd.

Slidell, LA 70461


Keynote speaker Anthony Reed, CPA, PC, plus twelve outstanding presenters                                                  


7:00 - 8:00 
Registraton / networking/ Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 Opening - PMIGNO Keynote Opening Address - Anthony Reed                                    
9:30 - 10:45 Sessions 01 - 03
10:45 - 11:00 Morning Break 
11:00 - 12:15 Sessions 04 -06
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch  
1:15 - 2:30 Sessions 07 - 09
2:30- 3:45 Sessions 10 - 12
3:45 - 5:00  Keynote Close - Anthony Reed
5:00 - 5:45 Close, Door Prizes and Vendor Showcase     



 Questions? - Contact Project Manager Jim Varnado at jvarnado@gblpm.com     



Professional Development Day


Sponsorship Opportunities for PDD

Sign your company up today and receive exposure and benefits to your company for sponsoring our Professional Development Day this year.  For more details please contact Jim Varnado at jvarnado@gblpm.com


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Meeting 2014 September


PMI GNO Chapter   


September Dinner Meeting 


Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014 


New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Restaurant

 4141 St. Charles Ave

 New Orleans, LA 70115



You will receive 1.5 PDUs for attending






By Eddie Stubbs, PMP







Gate Reviews have been used in Engineering and Construction projects for many years. Gate Reviews assist management in making tough decisions that determine go/kill and prioritization decisions for a project. 


This presentation will explain the concept of Gate Reviews, establish the Value Proposition, review Lessons Learned from previous projects and discuss the role of Gate Reviews in Agile projects.




About the speaker:





Edward F. Stubbs, PMP




  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Project Management Professional PMP, since 2006.
  • Certified Lead Auditor ISO 9001 RABQSA, since 2011.
  • LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt, since 2007.
  • Aerospace Experienced Auditor AEA, certification application pending.

Profile: Programs and organizational management leader with proven track record of successful turnaround operations.  Business Process Engineer with concentrations in Project Management, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Systems, and Process Improvement.  Strategic thinker who can source out-of-the-box solutions.  Experience with statistical analysis software and databases, including iGrafx training and experience.  Certified Project Management Professional, Earned Value and Risk Manager, and QMS Lead Auditor.  Aerospace and Naval Defense background with concentrations in naval and commercial shipbuilding, oil rig and drill ship maintenance and repair, electro-mechanical-software systems development, manufacturing and integration.  LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt.  Delivered improved customer satisfaction and operational performance using process resiliency and excellence approach to manage risks.


30+ years experience in shipbuilding, manned and unmanned subsea vehicles, submarine weapons and sensors, Intelligence sensor and communications programs on subsea, aircraft, and space platforms.  6+ years experience in underground structures and tunnel construction for DoD and agency programs.  14 years experience in manufacturing operations including: electronic assembly and test, CNC machining and inspection, aluminum and titanium forging and machining, resin infused fiberglass using Seeman's systems, corrosion analysis, molded rubber products, extrusion molded products, automatic control systems for autonomous vehicles, CAD/CAC system for image detection and classification, 6+ years experience in program management of software development and test for image and data collection, classification, and analysis. 










Registration - Location - Schedule - Cost

Schedule of Events:
 5:30 - 6:00 PM       Social & Registration
 6:00 - 7:00 PM       Chapter Business and Dinner
 7:00 - 8:00 PM       Chapter Program
 8:00 - 8:30 PM       Close

$30 - Pre-registered and Pre-paid PMI GNO members

$35 - Pre-registered and Pre-paid Non-Members

$35 - PMI GNO Members at the door *cash only

$40 - Non-members at the door *cash only



Date: September 17, 2014

  Venue: New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Restaurant 

4141 St. Charles Avenue 

New Orleans, La 70115


Networking Social: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Cash Bar)

Dinner Served Starting at 6:05 p.m.

Presentation Starts at 7:00 p.m.

  Click here for instructions on how to claim PDU's for this event and others like it.  


Beginning with the April 2014 PMI GNO Chapter Meeting, we will only accept cash or check at check in.  Credit cards will not be accepted at the door.

Cancellation Policy: Full credit can be applied to the next scheduled Chapter Meeting upon notification to
communications@pmigno.org within 24 hours of scheduled meeting.

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