Membership Renewal

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October 2017 Chapter Business Meeting

October 19, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sinclair Community College
301 West Fourth Street, Building 12, 1st Floor
Dayton, OH 45402-1460

The Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute 

is pleased to welcome

Paul Baumgartner


Going Beyond the Textbook: When Intuition Kicks In

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30p - 8:00p

Abstract:  Going Beyond the Textbook: When Intuition Kicks In

We project managers can all be thankful robots have not replaced us. Despite millions spent on project management education, PM college degrees popping up and a PMBOK quickly approaching 600 pages, today’s project manager needs to go beyond tutelage and standards to rely on a “sixth sense” for project management. Competitive pressures are pushing the project performance bar to unprecedented heights, causing stakeholders to see project managers as “trusted guides” through today’s projects and their perilous unknowns lurking below. The situations dealt with today are seldom explained in textbooks, and many organizations are not resourced to provide a support structure that institutionalizes project success. This talk will explore the role of intuition in the PM’s day-to-day execution of the nine bodies of knowledge, with abundant examples from the speaker’s 17-year career of navigating projects through treacherous waters. Attendees will relate points covered to their own experiences, no matter how numerous or scarce, with plenty of reflection and entertainment along the way. Attendees will learn when intuition kicks in (consciously or sub-consciously), to which scenarios intuition applies and what types of projects call for more intuition. Regardless of your skill level, you’ll see the value you bring that a robot can’t!

About the Speaker

Unlike a professional trainer or consultant, Paul Baumgartner speaks to the “day-to-day” of project management as a practitioner in the trenches, enabling him to touch the heart-and-soul of a PM in his talks. Paul currently performs a “trifecta” of project, program and portfolio management for The Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati. To achieve project success in the highly challenging health care industry of today, Paul finds himself coaching and advising 24x7 to a vast array of subjects across the organization. Paul brought his PM challenges to light through several thought-provoking and humorous talks to Midwest PMI chapters and through project management teaching engagements for Xavier University, Boston University, the University of Phoenix and the Southwest Ohio PMI chapter. Paul currently writes professionally for As tribute to his 17 years of managing IT projects, Paul received comSpark’s “Rising Stars” award recognizing Cincinnati’s future technology leaders. He has been involved with the Southwest Ohio PMI chapter since 1996, and he was one of the first 10,000 people in the world to earn the PMP.


Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Room 131 301

West Fourth Street Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460

Doors Open/Networking/Dinner:  5:30 PM - 6:30
Board Meeting: 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Professional Development Units:   All attendees will earn one Professional Development Unit (PDU) for use towards the Project Management Professional (PMP) recertification.

Dinner:   The menu is a Dinner Buffet featuring salad, two hot entrees, potatoes, fresh vegetables, bread and dessert. Beverage is your choice of iced tea or coffee.

Cost: Members: $25, Non-Members and Walk-ins: $30

Parking included. You will receive a parking pass at registration


$25.00 Member Ticket
$30.00 after 5:00 pm October 18

$30.00 Guest Ticket or Walk-In