Cabarrus Community Meeting

February 15, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Captain Steve's Family Seafood Restaurant
5645 Highway 49 S
Harrisburg, NC 28075

TOPIC: Project Management and Hope 

Speaker: Jon M. Quigley


Jon M. Quigley PMP CTFL is a principal and founding member of Value Transformation, a product development training (from idea to product retirement) and cost improvement organization established in 2009. Jon has an Engineering Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and two Master Degrees from City University of Seattle. Jon has thirty years of product development and manufacturing experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification and project management.


Jon has won awards such as the Volvo-3P Technical Award in 2005 going on to win the 2006 Volvo Technology Award. Jon has secured seven US patents and a number of international patents. These patents range from human machine interfaces to telemetry systems and drivers aides. Jon is on the Western Carolina University Masters of Project Management Advisory Board as well as Forsyth Technical Community College Advisory Board. He has also been a guest lecturer on Project Management at Wake Forest University's Charlotte NC campus. Jon teaches Project Management classes at City University of Seattle via distance learning. Jon is an expert at ITMPI (IT Metrics and Productivity Institute) giving webinars on project management and product development topics. He is part of the Pm2Go experts (The Standish Group) and has given webinars at The Project Management Institute and spoken before PMI Chapters across North Carolina and parts of Virginia.


Presentation Description:

We all need a little hope now and then. However, does it seem like hoping is becoming more of an "influence" on project than the planning, controlling and adapting? This presentation will entertain and enlighten on how we may put too many of our eggs into the random chance or hope basket. In our optimism we simply expect things to go according to plan instead of constant vigilance and quickly adapting to the circumstances as they arise.


From the start of our project through to the end, there are times when, in our desire to quickly meet the expectations of the project, we decide to move forward without careful consideration of the consequences. We are armed entirely with our wait and see attitude. However and unfortunately, a wait and see attitude will not protect the project and usually leads to long painful hours in an attempt to reach the objective.



This is a working meeting designed for PMI Chapter members northeast of the city including Concord.

PDU Category: Technical 


Community Chapter Meeting 

As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting.

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam.

The sessions are open to all.


$12.00 Guest Registration

$10.00 Member Registration