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The Habits of Highly Effective Scheduling
AACE International
North Florida Section
ThursdayJanuary 23rd2020
Section Meeting and Webinar Notice

Meeting Summary
ThursdayJanuary 23rd, 2020
6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Business Mtg/Announcements
7:00 p.m. Technical Presentation
Please Note: Live Webinar of Technical Presentation will be available.

PMA Consultants
4901 Vineland Road, Suite 330
ORLANDO,  FL  32811
The Habits of Highly Effective Scheduling 
Sylvia M. Donado, PMP - Project Controls Specialist 
Optional meals available for $15.00 per attendee.
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Technical ProgramThe Habits of Highly Effective Scheduling
Projects are becoming more complex and costly, requiring greater attention to the management of both time and resources.  Critical Path Method (CPM) and other scheduling concepts, tools, and techniques are applicable to the majority of industries that rely on planning and scheduling professionals to effectively manage work.  CPM and PERT methodologies were originally developed in the 1950's, but it was in the 1970's that CPM gained momentum and significance as a method used by both plaintiffs and defendants to prove cases in construction delay claims.
Various skill sets have become divided in today's complex times.  There was a time when the artist was also the engineer and the mathematician. There are principles used in scheduling that bring multiple project management skills and needs together. These principles can be used to effectively communicate the plan, establish production goals, monitor and manage progress and manage change in projects and programs.

SpeakerSylvia M. Donado, PMP - Project Controls Specialist
Sylvia Donado is a project controls specialist with EDG Consulting Engineers.  Her most recent experience is with the transmission project group at Entergy.  She has over 15 years of experience in construction and engineering, including projects for the US Dept of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve, US Dept of Veteran Affairs, USACE, Valero Refinery, The School Board of Broward County, The City of Baton Rouge, and The University of Miami. She received her BA in 2003 from Columbia College Chicago with an Interior Architecture concentration and started her career in hospitality design. She became involved with PMI in 2009 after moving to New Orleans and received her PMP certification in 2018. Sylvia currently serves as President Elect of the PMI GNO chapter; she has served as VP of Membership from 2014 - 2016. She has also volunteered for PMI Leadership Meetings and Global Congresses since 2012. She was also previously the secretary/treasurer for the Construction Management Association, South Florida Chapter.  A native of Chicago, she is fluent in Spanish and in her spare time likes dancing, drawing/painting, writing poetry, smoking a good cigar and reading scheduling/ project management resource books.

RSVPs must be received on or before 5pm on Wednesday, 22-January 2020.  Your friends and colleagues are always welcome, but be sure to pre-register them along with your own RSVP.

  • Tomato Bisque Soup (vegetarian option), OR:
    • Chicken Noodle w/Vegetable Soup 
  • Selection of Quiche:
    • Ham / Onion
    • Mushroom / Garlic (vegetarian option)
  • Spinach Salad w/citrus
Dessert:  Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberries
(Chocolate Pudding w/Raspberries - gluten-free option)

Dinners are offered with advance reservations at $15.00 per person. In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please inform us at least 24 hours before the meeting.

 [Click here ] to RSVP before end of business day Wednesday22-JAN 2020.

Please specify if registering for:

1) In-person meeting only
2) In-person meeting with dinner
3) Webinar attendance only

►Live Webinar Attendance Now Available on Request!
For those who cannot attend in person, we are offering live Webinar attendance via Cisco Web Connect.  Please register by Wednesday 22-JAN 2020, and an invitation including the Webinar link will be e-mailed to you.  For those AACE members who hold professional certifications, Webinar attendance counts toward renewal points as long as online attendance for the entire presentation is verified.

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