PMI Northern Alberta Chapter

Events Archive

Events Archive

Topic: Broaden Your Career Horizon

Synopsis: Have you ever wondered why some professionals can jump from one domain to another easily? Some can even get promoted to a very different function? In this speech, Eunice Yin will discuss with you who can broaden your career; and how to broaden your career horizons. Eunice will use her own work experience and personal stories to exchange her thoughts with you

Event Date 01-16-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 01-16-2020 1:30 pm
Individual Price Free

Topic: Disciplined Agile (DA) Explained

In August 2019, PMI acquired Disciplined Agile, the most comprehensive and well organized agile body of knowledge in existence. Join us to learn what DA is, why PMI made this acquisition, and what it means for the PMI community and its members.  Find out how DA can help any project team become more effective by applying techniques from this toolkit regardless of what methodology or framework you currently use. Learn about exciting offerings from the PMINAC Chapter for DA training!

Event Date 01-15-2020 7:10 pm
Event End Date 01-15-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 01-15-2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free for Members
Location: Webinar

Topic: Disciplined Agile (DA) Explained

Speaker:  Mahfuzur Rahman, PMINAC Disciplined Agile Champion


Event Date 01-15-2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 01-15-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 01-13-2020 8:00 pm
Individual Price Member: $30 + GST
Location: NAIT: Fresh Express
Topic: How to Calculate Estimate at Completion at project level
Synopsis: This topic discusses two different methods of calculating Estimate at completion adopted by two different software; seamless reporting of EAC is essential. Differences between software on how Estimate at Completion (EAC) is calculated at a project level can confuse and mislead project management professionals, especially if these differences result in extreme project performance indicator variances from one software to another. 
This presentation compares between two methods of two scheduling software packages (MS Project and Primavera P6) used to calculate EAC at a project level:
  1. Adding up EAC for all control accounts on a project, at their appropriate levels to generate the EAC of the project.
  2. Adding up Actual costs and Earned Value for all control accounts on a project at their appropriate levels, calculating the project’s Cost Performance Index (CPI), and using this CPI to calculate EAC.
The presentation also discusses different examples that will magnify the issue discussed. This presentation also outlines the accuracy of method 1 above, compared to method 2. The goal of this presentation is to create a first step of gaining consensus on how EAC is calculated at a project level.
Event Date 11-22-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 11-22-2019 1:30 pm
Cut off date 11-22-2019 12:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location: Western Room - Concourse Level



The Annual volunteer’s recognition is at November 2019  Dinner Meeting

PMI Northern Alberta chapter is recognizing and appreciating many dedicated volunteers at our upcoming dinner meeting in November 13th, 2019 at Fresh Express at NAIT, Edmonton

PMINAC could not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. It is only through volunteers that our Chapter achieves its goal of being a valuable resource to its members and the field of Project Management.

So please join us in recognizing our volunteers during the November dinner meeting!



The State of Hiring -- Project Management Opportunities in Edmonton

So you applied to a job and heard nothing in return… you interviewed and received generic feedback on why you didn’t get the job…  you aren’t sure which direction you should take your career in order to set you up for future success.  It’s a familiar story!  As IT recruiters, we have unique insight into the hiring process from beginning to end.  From the initial application, to the interviews and offer stage, we have guided countless individuals through their careers towards their desired goals.  In this session we will address current trends in the Edmonton IT market, explore the difference between contract and permanent Project Management roles, how to apply and interview effectively, and the role that recruiters play in aiding your job search.


Hannah Kuspira a Senior Recruiter with Robert Half Technology in Edmonton and has a background in Psychology and Organizational Wellness.  She works Hannahdiligently to place highly qualified candidates with exciting technology clients in the city and surrounding area.  Hannah has successfully placed 35 IT candidates within the last 7 months including 3 Project Managers on long term and large scale projects.  She has proven experience providing high quality customer service and values the opportunity to help guide people's careers in their desired directions.  With an astute focus on truly knowing the background and interests of IT professionals throughout the city, she has excellent insight into the industry.


Chantel Lillycrop is the Division Director of Permanent Placement Services at Robert Half Technology in Edmonton.  Her educational background was focused Chantelon Psychology and Political Science, and Professional experience has been focused on Business Development and Strategic Account Management, which has provided her with an excellent insight into various industries and companies within Edmonton.   At Robert Half Technology, Chantel provides market expertise to both candidates and clients in the technology space.  By working diligently with her clients she is able to provide her candidates with information on upcoming hiring trends and desired skillsets, and by building long-lasting relationships with her candidates she is able to provide companies with information on skilled talent availability.  With having staffed over 40 permanent positions in the past two years, Chantel has proven to be successful in helping her clients attract top IT talent, and helping her candidates find the next step in their career.

5:00 PM  - 5:30 PM Table Topics and Networking
5:30 PM  - 6:15 PM Chapter Business Portion - volunteers' recognition
6:15 PM  - 7:15 PM Dinner
7:15 PM  - 8:15 PM Presentation
8:15 PM  - 8:30 PM Questions and Closing

Members:         $30
Non-Members: $50
Walk-ins:          $55

Note:  You must log in to get the member discount.
If you are not a Chapter member yet, check out our Guest Pass Program! You may be eligible for free membership!

 Walk-In spots are limited and can serve without any dietary restrictions only.


The event is eligible for 2 PDUs.











Event Date 11-13-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 11-13-2019 8:30 pm
Cut off date 11-13-2019 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free for Members
Location: Webinar