Program

Project Management. Have you considered coming over to the 'dark side'...?

October 29, 2009

Joyce Zerkich, CPHIMS, MBA, PMP, MSBIT, Project Manager/Scrum Master, RelWare

The Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC/SM) will offer a program entitled, "Project Management. Have you considered coming over to the 'dark side'...?" on Thursday, October 29, 2009, hosted at the company RelWare, in Farmington Hills, MI.

Ms. Joyce Zerkich, Scrum Master and Project Manager at RelWare, a software company specialized in developing Web applications for healthcare, will cover what the PMP exam requires should you consider becoming one, what project managers might expect of technical communicators in the workplace, should you be on a project with one, and what project management skills technical communicators might learn to improve the project management of their own projects, including developing tools, writing documentation, and scheduling work.

In addition, as this is the first program to kick-off the 2009-2010 STC/SM Chapter Program Season, our chapter president will begin the evening by welcoming STC/SM Members back to the 2009-2010 Chapter Term. (Notice: Also, as an extra incentive to attend, we will hold a raffle for attendees to receive a surprise giveaway!)

Please consider attending this excellent opportunity for learning and networking, meeting in a relaxed, professional environment. For more information or if you have any other questions, send an e-mail to the Programs Manager.

Program Overview

The program "Project Management. Have you considered coming over to the 'dark side'...?" will cover what the PMP exam requires and teaches technical professionals, what project managers might expect of technical communicators in the workplace, as technical communicators frequently interact with project management on collaborative projects, and what project management skills technical communicators might learn to improve the project management of their own projects, including developing tools, writing multiple forms of documentation, and scheduling work.

Join us to learn:

  • What does a project manager REALLY do all day long?
  • What does the PMP exam cover?
  • Why would someone choose to become a project manager?
  • What does the project manager expect the tech writer to do?

Particulars

  • Date: Thursday, October 29
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Registration, networking, and light refreshments
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Welcome/introduction, and Chapter program presentation
  • Place: RelWare
    32255 Northwestern Highway, Suite 150
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • Price: Please bring a check payable to STC/SM or cash at the door.
  • $5 STC/SM student members and all college students
  • $10 STC/SM Chapter and STC members
    $15 Non-members of STC

Registration

If possible, please register prior to the program by sending an e-mail. Guests of members and students, as well as the general public, are also welcome to attend this excellent educational and networking opportunity, so please let us know that you are coming and if you are bringing guests. If you are unable to register in advance, please feel free to come anyway; although we need to plan some items in advance, we would also welcome your onsite registration.

Directions

RelWare is located in Farmington Hills, MI, Northeast of the I-96 / I-696 / I-275 interchange, within about a half hour from Metro-Detroit, 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Flint, and a 90-minute range of the Jackson, Lansing, Toledo, and Saginaw areas.

The entrance to the office is located on the first floor of the Tri-Atria office building, off the Southbound side of Northwestern Highway, South of 14 Mile Road before Middlebelt Road. Look for the main entrance to the Tri-Atria building on the right, after passing a Home Depot (North of the location along Northwestern Highway). Park in the free parking lot in front of the main entrance facing Northwestern Highway—look for a large glass overhang covering the main entrance—and then enter through that entrance. An STC/SM greeter will be at the door to let you in.

Once inside, go to the opposite corner of the atrium: walk straight ahead, to the right of a fountain in the atrium area, turn left at the end of the fountain, and then walk straight through a small hallway. You will see the entrance to RelWare straight ahead from the small hallway—look for the sign on the wall. Come in and register with the STC/SM Program Greeter.

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