July IIBA Birmingham Chapter Meeting
Fall 2013 UAB IS PMI-Birmingham Project Management Certificate course
Next offering: The course will again start Saturday, September 7th, 2013. If you are interested in taking the course please see the attached file which contains a brief description, the schedule, and the registration form. If you have taken the course thank you for your support and please pass this information to others who may be interested.
Evaluations: The program continues to receive very high evaluations of 4.5 points out of 5 points with participants giving an overwhelming “yes” when asked if they would recommend the course.
As of this April one hundred and thirty-three have completed the course.
Endorsements from participants:
Mike Harfield, Process Engineer: “I was asked to put together a simple model for BPI (business process improvements) and used the information you gave us … . We have a large customer in Europe that wants our help in looking at their “As Is” process for testing concrete quality and … help them … develop a “To Be” environment that is more efficient.”
Delilah Webb, President, Southern Automated Systems, Inc.: “Thanks so much to UAB for the Project Management Certification Course! Having been actively involved in project management for almost 30 years, I thought I was proficient in this part of my profession; but I was proven wrong almost immediately. While studying chapter 2 (yes - the SECOND chapter), I realized that I had overlooked 3 important issues in a proposal that was ready to be sent to a client the next morning. I immediately revised the proposal to include those three issues (involving a stakeholder, need for communications, and documentation development), and discovered a difference of over $7,000.00 in the proposal (about 5% of the total investment). That is money that would have been spent – and lost – by my company because of my lack of knowledge and training in project management. It is appalling to think of all those previous projects that were not managed properly. It is exciting to think that the knowledge I am gaining will enable me to better manage projects in the future. Knowledge gained in this course will result in lower project costs, more accurate sales figures for clients, better client satisfaction, less time to complete projects, and the increased probability of having a successful project.
After just 3 weeks (6 classes) I am infinitely more knowledgeable and effective in my job – and have saved $7,000 to prove it! I can’t wait to learn more! Thanks, again!”
PM salary survey: Data from Certification Magazine’s annual salary survey –
- Project managers earn an average salary of $85,850
- Professionals with PMP® certification earn an average of $95,820
- Certified individuals averaged a 16% pay increase from 2004 to 2005
For additional details please contact Paul Crigler at
Thank you for supporting scholarships for our students and our program.
The students in the UAB Management, Information Systems, and MBA programs benefit greatly by having experienced and knowledgeable professionals such as you serve them as mentors. Please consider serving as a mentor for students studying project management, database management, and systems analysis. The amount of time you spend with students will be determined by your availability. The amount of time a student team will need your assistance will depend on the students experience and comprehension of their project work. Your expertise will help them determine how much time they need for you to assist. Mentors have no deliverables! Students are instructed that mentors’ availability is limited by the mentors’ work schedules, availability, and other commitments.
In addition to providing project and technical advice the career planning and career management direction you provide will be very much appreciated. Commitment to be a mentor will be for one or two semesters at a time. Generally, we seek mentors for fall, spring, and summer classes. In some cases a mentor for a team will serve two consecutive semesters to accommodate multi-semester projects. We hope to have two mentors for a team in a tag-team approach to better accommodate mentors’ schedules. We are fortunate to have great sources of mentors in the Birmingham area. Our students need your assistance. Please help them by serving. If you are able to serve please complete this profile document and send to Paul Crigler at
. If you would like more information please contact Paul. Thank you for your support.
We are currently working to redesign our Chapter website. Please be patient with us as we may have intermittent website availability while we transition to the updated site.