PMI Palmetto Chapter Meeting

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The LAST MEETING OF 2017 was on Thursday November 16, 2017, 6 PM 2017dinner1

NEXT REGULAR MEETING will be on January 18, 2018







Registration for next meeting will open in late December


November 16 TOPIC:               

You've Got Way TOO Many Issues

Project Managers realize that they must manage risks and issues in a timely and effective manner. However, many project teams do not practice effective and continuous risk management throughout the project life cycle, preferring to wait until the risk becomes realized, and becomes an issue, before taking any action.  This presentation will discuss the differences between Project Risk Management and Issues Management and review some tools and best practices that make both jobs more effective.  It will also cover some techniques and recommendations for applying these tools.

The objective of this presentation is show the difference between risks and issues, how to best develop the effective mindset and attitude to deal with them, learn risk management best practices, as well as risk management tools and techniques to apply consistent risk management throughout the project, and learn issue management best practices, and some effective tools for identifying, assessing and controlling issues on a project.


 Speaker: Ernie Baker


Ernie Baker, PMP, PRINCE2® Practitioner, is the president of Start to Finish PM, Inc. headquartered in Verona, NJ.  Ernie’s practice involves training and consulting in all types of organizations on their program and project management initiatives.  Over the past 30 years, he has worked with numerous organizations spanning such diverse industries and topics as Information Technology, Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Consulting, Sales and Marketing, and Project and Program Management.

Ernie is an active member of PMI®, and was a member of the PMBOK® Guide, 3rd Edition Update Project Team.  He is also listed as a Contributor to the PMBOK® Guide, 4th Edition, and has served as a SME Reviewer for the PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition.  He recently served as a member of the Sixth Edition Update team as a Content Contributor for the Project Stakeholder Management chapter.

Ernie was instrumental in the development, implementation, coordination and instruction of many multi-year training programs at a variety of Fortune 1000 companies.  His expertise lies in the areas of individual and group development, methodology consulting and development, leadership training, and consulting in all aspects of project and program management

Ernie was awarded certification by the Project Management Institute (2001) as a "Project Manager Professional".  He is also a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+ - 1998), a certified Information Technology Project Manager (Project +-2000) and a Microsoft Solutions Framework Practitioner (2002).  His latest credential is as a PRINCE2® Practitioner, which he earned in 2011.

Prior to entering the corporate world, Ernie served as an Engineer Officer in the US Army Reserves, serving as a Project Manager for various Military Civil and Combat Engineering projects.  His last assignment was as a Commanding Officer for a Combat Engineer Company and held the rank of Captain, USAR.

Ernie is a frequent and sought after presenter, offering presentations throughout the US and Canada.  Past attendees at PMI® events may remember that he presented to standing-room-only crowds at past Global Congresses.  Ernie is best known for his sense of humor, his analogies, stories and insights into the world of the project manager.

Professional Affiliations

Project Management Institute (PMI)

            NJ Chapter member – served on Board of Directors – 2010 - 2011

            NYC Chapter member

            ASAPM (IPMA) member

            Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM)



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