Global Brotherhood through PMI Chapters - Lohore & Memphis Chapter collaboration Case Study


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Global Brotherhood through PMI Chapters - Lohore & Memphis Chapter collaboration Case Study

  1. 1. Collaboration Between Chapters Memphis – Lahore case Study <ul><li>January 28, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Flaherty </li></ul><ul><li>Khalid Ahmad </li></ul><ul><li>Saji Madapat </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Areas of Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Similar Initiatives in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leadership <ul><li>PMI Memphis TN USA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Debra Weaver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PMI Lahore Pakistan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Khalid Ahmad Khan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asian Region Mentor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saji Madapat </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Mission <ul><li>Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation - one individual, one component at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote PMI standards... </li></ul><ul><li>Promote PMI Ethics.... </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from Each other… </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Human Development </li></ul>
  5. 5. Definition <ul><li>PMI Memphis Tennessee USA and PMI Lahore Pakistan relationship creates and strengthens interaction between a Western and Asian country. We strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic and human development. </li></ul><ul><li>Our relationship is a leader for local community development and volunteer action. It’s ideals are to motivate and encourage PMI members, their communities, municipal officials and business leaders to conduct long-term sister component programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Our relationship involves two-way communication and will mutually benefit partnering components and their communities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Goals <ul><li>Develop relationships between U.S. cities, countries, and states and similar PMI components in other nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for PMI members, their communities, city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term component relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened. </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with organizations in the United States and other countries which share similar goals. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Initial Areas of Concentration <ul><li>Exchange between components of information considered of mutual interest </li></ul><ul><li>Initial information to be exchanged: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Component procedures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information about business opportunities, corporate and civic services… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advice on component recruitment, retention and structure </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Next Areas of Concentration <ul><li>Establish communication with Human Development Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Project Management Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Project Management Speaker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lahore to pick up the hotel stay, local travel and seminar costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joint seminars using the Internet – WebEx type, offline or online </li></ul><ul><li>PMP Training </li></ul><ul><li>Government Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Member Exchange. Member from each other’s component visits area to spend time with a host component member. The goal is to bring component members together who have strong common interest in a specific project management related topic; the potential benefit is to gain useful insight into perspective on topic from different culture. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Commitment <ul><li>Ownership from component leadership including on time and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial and budgetary commitment from both components. </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to open and share. </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural adaptness and understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance at component membership level </li></ul><ul><li>Seek Sponsorship commitment from local component business and civic leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment on Member to Member Exchange. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Accomplishments <ul><li>Established </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission, Goals, Areas of Concentration and Commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing of PMP Exam Prep Course </li></ul><ul><li>Developed SharePoint Site </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Invite to Collaborate - Human Development Organization Chicago, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong Face to Face </li></ul>
  11. 11. “ As it is for the butterfly emerging from the caterpillar, this is only the beginning”
  12. 12. MEM-LAH initiative is just the beginning… <ul><li>Similar Asian region’s Partners </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Washington DC Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>PMI New York City Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>PMI North Carolina Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Mile-Hi Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Region 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Latin American Region </li></ul><ul><li>Various PMI SIG’s </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, They will bloom like flowers” Thich Nhat Hanh Carrot and sticks to : Debbie Flaherty Khalid Ahmad Saji Madapat